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A Day In St. Hanshaugen

It seems weather forecasts in Norway are no better than in England. This weekend was supposed to be dismal, but most of the time it was nice and bright, albeit windy. That meant I could go...

Who needs Man Utd v Barcelona?

…when you've got Sarpsborg v Lillestrøm? With tonight's Champions League Final receiving blanket coverage across Europe, including here in Norway, today's blog post is almost inevitably about the beautiful game. There's a big Manchester United connection...

My Norwegian Travel Bug Starts Here

So, three weeks into my Norsk adventure and I'm starting to get to know my way around Oslo. I find my eyes looking further afield at what delights may be in store for me in the...

On Top Of The World Looking Down On Creation

On Saturday I was up at the crack of dawn to explore yet more of Oslo's hidden treasures. I decided to take the T-Bane into the hills and forests surrounding the city, with nothing but my...

Life Thru A Lens

A few more video clips to share, featuring 17.mai celebrations, a couple of concerts and Frogner Park / Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Crashing a Party – Norway’s Constitution Day

Tuesday was Norway's Constitution Day. Dave, Wendy and I started with a champagne breakfast at the flat while I watched some of the big parade on the TV, plus scenes from around Norway and around the...

Then Raise The Scarlet Standard High

Everyone here is gearing up for tomorrow's 17.mai celebrations, Norway's Constitution Day. In the morning I shall join Wendy and Dave for a traditional champagne breakfast then make my way into the city to join in...

Oslo by Day, Oslo by Night, No Eurovision in Sight

Saturday was a cultural explosion! The sun was out again so I decided to head on down into the city and see what more delights I could find. I started off looking for a cheap barbers...

Of Montreal – Oslo in the Summertime

Oslo in the summertime, nobody can fall asleep I'm staring out the window from my bed At 4 AM the sun is up Look, the sky is peppered with sea birds And with crows all cackling...

Questions and Answers – Part One

So it's been a few days since my last blog post and I thought I'd answer some of the questions people have been asking me on the blog and on Facebook. Why are you in Norway?...