This week the skies above Trondheim exploded with colour as the northern lights season kicked off in spectacular fashion. Catching the northern lights in Trondheim isn't something that happens every day. It's a rare event even this far north and I normally manage to catch the lights just once or
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In an attempt to encourage employment, growth and a structural adjustment in the economy, Norway's centre-right coalition government has announced big tax cuts in the 2016 budget proposal. “The 2016 fiscal budget will help dampen the macroeconomic effects of the decrease in activity in the
After more than four years living in Norway the time has finally come. We are buying a house! Well, starting the process at least. Last week we took a trip to the bank to enquire about a mortgage. Given that we are two foreign citizens, Gerry is here on a work permit and not yet with permanent
I'm not one for anniversaries. Not because I don't think they are special (any excuse for a celebration is a good one), but because I am just too lazy to try and remember them all, too many dates. I just about remember people´s birthdays and these days I have Facebook to thank for that. This
Earlier this year, British long-distance cyclist and writer Andrew P. Sykes attempted to cycle from the south of Europe all the way to Nordkapp at the very northern tip of the Norwegian mainland. Rather him than me! Having said that I am rather envious, as such a trip must take you through
This week, Bob Geldof described the Norwegian Government’s response to the Syrian refuge crisis as “nonsense”. Mr Geldof, who has spent the summer this year in Norway, told the Norwegian state broadcaster, NRK: “you have an area larger than the UK, and you take 8,000 refugees. It is 0.0016 per
In the near future Trondheim's central area will be home to a super campus of an expanded Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) The announcement wasn't exactly a surprise. Currently, thousands of students and staff work at the Dragvoll campus on the edge of the city, with many
I'll be honest: I wouldn't ordinarily look twice at a book of poetry. In fact, I don't think I've intentionally read a poem since secondary school English lessons! But when this charming book arrived in the mail from British author Katie Metcalfe, two things peaked my interest. Firstly, it's one