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Elvelangs i fakkellys

A riverwalk by torchlight in Oslo. Today was the Autumn Equinox and in Oslo that means only one thing, Elvelangs i fakkellys, or “River walk by torchlight”. It's basically a free arts festival along the Aker...

A Weekend In Trondheim

The more eagle-eyed of my readers will have noticed I spent last weekend in Trondheim. The many colours of Trondheim post was a bit of a giveaway 😉 Despite Trondheim being Norway's former capital and third-largest...

The Many Colours of Trondheim

Considering its football team play in black and white, Trondheim is a remarkably colourful city.  

Rain Rain Go Away

Yes I know, it rains a lot in Norway. Up until now I've been blessed with fairly dry weather. But for the last seven days, there's been a lot of the wet stuff. One of my...

Valg 2011 – Norway Goes To The Polls

Today and tomorrow Norway votes in local and regional elections. With my political background it's been an interesting experience to be in another country during an election campaign. It is of course the first election here...

God Jul / Feliz Navidad / Merry Christmas

Tonight I was honoured to be invited to an annual friends & family Christmas dinner hosted by Anne, the mother of my friends Kathrine and Andreas. I'm told this is traditionally held in December (funny that!)...
Norge v Island

Norge 1 Island 0 – My First Trip to Ullevaal Stadion

Last night me and Matt went to watch Norway v Iceland in a Euro 2012 qualifier. It was my first trip to Oslo's Ullevål Stadion. We started off at the Billabong Café in Majorstuen then took...

Discovering Norwegian Music – Erlend Øye

Erlend Øye may not be an instantly recognisable name, but he's a Norwegian musical legend. In my eyes, the Norwegian Jarvis Cocker! An integral part of the Bergen Wave, his career has ranged from folk to...

Preparing For My First Scandinavian Winter

Since arriving in Norway in May I've been stunned at how nice the weather has been. Yes there's been some rainy days, but overall it's been an impressive summer, with many days touching 30C and the...

Street Posters I

Some cool street posters seen on the walls and lampposts around Oslo, Norway.