Oslo & Utøya Terrorist Attacks 2011

On 22nd July 2011 Norway was hit by a major anti-Islamic terrorist attack, by one of its own people. Firstly a car bomb targeting the government quarter of Oslo city centre was set off, killing 8 people. In the aftermath, 69 people were shot dead on the island of Utøya, the majority of whom were teenagers attending a youth camp of the Norwegian Labour Party.

The horrific events united the Norwegian nation against racism and many memorial events were held all over the country. We will always remember.


Festivals Not Fear

What a few days it's been here in Norway. First of all, the three-year anniversary of the terror attacks of Oslo and Utøya, which I'm ashamed to say I forgot all about until I saw a tweet at around Read More

Aftenposten newspaper cover

One Year On – Oslo Remembers

This morning, I travelled down the hill into Oslo to watch events at the Cathedral. A memorial service was held for the 77 victims of last year's attacks on Oslo and Utøya. When I arrived there was a Read More

Roses in Oslo on Youngstorget

Moving On

One week ago, Norwegian life was turned upside down by the actions of one man. It's not an exaggeration to say the last seven days have been some of the most traumatic and emotional of my life, and Read More

Oslo Bomb – Stunned and Shaken

I can't put into words how I feel right now - I live just a few minutes walk from where the blast was. I'll write more when I feel more up to it - but for now I wanted to let people know I am okay. Read More