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
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.
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
I can't quite believe a year has passed since the twin terror attacks on Oslo and Utøya. Oslo, Norway, and the world will come together on Sunday to remember the 77 lives taken on 22nd July
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik finally gets underway on Monday. It's hard to believe almost nine months have passed since the Oslo terrorist attacks. Life in the capital has long since returned
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
This morning, Oslo awoke to a new reality. I can't be the only one who was awoken at 4am by a massive thunderstorm, thinking another bomb had gone off. When I eventually gave up getting back to
It's taken me hours to gather my thoughts enough to be able to put them into words and I'm still shaken now, so forgive me if this is all a little "raw". I can't get my head around the events of
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.