May 4, 2008

How Norsemen Conquered England



It takes more...


than a bit...


of rain...


to stop true Vikings...



from flexing their muscles...


Sadly, the same cannot be said for Englishmen...

42 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I guess I must not have any Nordic blood!

jenontheedge said...

Ah, but one of those Englishmen is injured, is he not?

Beck said...

ACK! In that bottom picture, I would SWEAR they were sitting in my grandma's living room!

Mary Beth said...

Someone has to keep the invalid company, no? I too have got not one drop of Nordic blood in my veins. It's all that hot Italian stuff - that comes awake when the sun starts warming the windows.

Mrs. Annie said...

ha ha ha! Hysterical!

ewe are here said...

heh heh

I suspect I'd like to be one with the couch, too . . . yet my boys would want to be outside on the court.

Karen MEG said...

Vikings rock, I tell ya!!!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a dig! lol

Mrs. G. said...

I want the Vikings on my life boat!

Kellan said...

Really cute post, Heidi!! I went back through your posts to see what you have been up too - knew you were moving and all - you have been busy and I so enjoyed your wondeful posts and pictures!! I hope you are having a good time. I'm sorry you all have had sadness in leaving Norway, but so look forward to hearing about all of your adventures upon moving back and arriving in Canada - and any/all adventures along the way. I have missed you - see you soon - Kellan

Dawn said...

He He ;) I'm proud to say I've got some Viking blood, and I've played tennis in the rain to.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

How fun! I've never played tennis on a grass court before, you guys are doing the coolest things!
But sitting on the couch on a rainy day sounds good too!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

How perfect! Looks like a fun tennis game.
Take care Heidi,
K

Cathy said...

omg, am cackling!

hilarious!

painted maypole said...

ha ha!

Stomper Girl said...

Ha! You Vikings are tough.

Robyn said...

I suppose that it is now confirmed that I have no Viking blood. It's the Irish blood that would have turned playing tennis in the rain into a drinking game. :)

LaskiGal said...

Ooohhh . . . nice juxtaposition. Man, I miss using that word.

Awesome pics!!!

Barrie said...

Perfect example of how a picture is worth a thousand words! Fun post!

Melanie said...

Those English boys. Can't live with them, can't play tennis in a drizzle with them.

Alpha DogMa said...

That's too funny.

Laura said...

Hee hee...

Love all the photos - thanks for sharing!

Aliki2006 said...

Loved these!

MamaGeek said...

BWAHAAHHAA! This WAS brilliant Heidi! Thanks for the permasmirk.

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Ha, ha , ha, I love it! You never cease to amaze me with that adventurous Viking blood!

kim-d said...

BWAHAHAHA...very, very clever, Heidi. Not to mention funny! However, I must point out that at least the relaxing Englishmen are extremely handsome. And I mean, really, ya just GOTTA love anyone named Alistair :). And now I'm totally convinced that my little teeny tiny tinch of English blood found a way to override the much-higher-percentage of Norwegian blood, cause I'd be there on the couch, too! In fact, rain or shine, tennis went by the wayside about 20 years ago. So I'm thinking it's my highest-of-all concentration of stubborn-German blood that overrode both of the others. Hehehe...

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Hey, kim-d stole my laugh.

I love this. You guys (the vikings) totally rock. I'm afraid I'm more English at the moment, but when I'm not preggo I'm more viking like and I would totally be out there in the rain with you.

Julie Pippert said...

LOL Love it. I'd play with you.

I always tell my kids, "Little rain won't hurt; we're not made of sugar so we don't melt!"

E said...

Put the Vikings on my island....

kimmy said...

What's little rain anyway? I stood outside in the rain for 5 hours on Saturday for my son's baseball game!

Kimmy

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

LOL - bravo for you! :)

Jennifer said...

Ha! That's hilarious.

I'm an Englishwoman, myself. That couch looks good to me. ;)

Becky said...

Ewww! I hate rain - but I am impressed that you were out playing despite it. Looks like you are having a pleasant journey.

Kathryn said...

HAHAHA! That is too funny!

Amber said...

Rain, snow...those Vikings conquer it all!

Kyla said...

LOL!! How clever!

Amy Y said...

well I'm glad you had fun, but I think I'd be joining the Englishmen. :)

the dragonfly said...

Fabulous!

I think I would have been inside, though. Unless it was warm and rainy. That I can handle. :)

BeachMama said...

Now that is a cute post.

We all tackle rain differently at different times of the year here. Spring we get out, summer, we get out, Fall we hibernate inside.

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