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?...

Oslo, The City of Light and Music

A trip to Oslo’s “Ghetto”

Following Saturday's wander around Grünerløkka, I decided to venture out on Sunday to the area of Oslo with a questionable reputation – Grønland. It's the area to the immediate north and east of Oslo Sentralstasjon. A...

Found! Oslo’s Hipster Hangout, Grünerløkka

It's been a beautiful weekend so far, I really have been blessed with stunning weather since my arrival. I'm trying not to get too used to it though, as when September/October arrives it's going to be...

Shopping And Sunshine

I finished up early at work today and took the t-bane into central Oslo, so I could spend a couple of hours walking around. Yes, my foot is feeling better! I'm still hobbling a little, but...

My First Steps In Oslo

So here I am in Oslo. Until I find an apartment, I am staying with some friends Wendy and Dave who moved to Oslo over 10 years ago and have never looked back. Who better to...

Next Stop Oslo

I'm sat in the departure lounge at Heathrow reflecting on what an emotional rollercoaster the last few weeks have been, but especially the last few days. This weekend: – Kate and Will got married – I...

Learning Norwegian Starts Here

English is the official language of both the company I'm going to work for and the project I'll be working on. But I want to make a real effort to learn Norwegian (strictly speaking Bokmål, the...

Hello and Goodbye

My name is David and I’m about to embark on the biggest adventure of my life. I’m bidding farewell to Birmingham in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and saying “Hei Norge” to...