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Soroptimist ‘Sisters’ in Sigdal, Norway

Six Crosby Soroptimists went on a Norwegian adventure.

This ‘friendship visit’ brought together Crosby, Kalundborg (Denmark) and Falkenberg (Sweden) club members in Sigdal, Norway.

Sandy Taylor talks about the trip. “We were greeted warmly on arrival by our hosts and introduced to ‘Lob Scouse’ – very familiar, of course, to those of us from Liverpool.

“President Jill and I were hosted by Turi, who lives in a typical country house, previously owned by her great-grandfather. Turi and her family are artists. Can you imagine our surprise when we entered the living room to be greeted by Mr Moose! Shades of Monty Python?

“We were asked ‘Who would like to go for a walk to see the Madonna & Baby?’ Three of us were ‘game’. This is a famous landmark in Sigdal, but it was quite a hike. What a view, though. A lovely place for lunch and a well-deserved rest. The only snag … what goes up must come down. It was a tricky descent.

“Day 2 was centred on local culture, including Sigdal’s famous church and its amazing altar. Then it was off to Henrietta’s home for a sumptuous dinner. (We realised ‘hjort’ in Norwegian is not heart, bur venison. Thank goodness for that!) We swapped details of our Programme projects, and found out quite a bit about the other clubs’ activities.

“The final day … more food! Breakfast was a feast, hosted in the Community Centre. Thoroughly fed and full of information we headed to the airport.

“We’d all had a great visit, packed with fun, friendship, food … and much laughter. Thank you to our Sigdal Soroptimist sisters for welcoming us.”