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Trevor Morley on Norwegian TV

Trevor Morley: Ex-Footballer Working with Recovering Drug Addicts

As a six year-old, I sat on the barrier at the front of the Hotel End, watching a 23-year-old Trevor Morley captain Northampton Town FC to the 4th division title with a stonking 99 points. It's one...
Norwegian flag over the water

Have the Norwegians got it right?

As a prominent blogger in Norway I receive a lot of questions by email. Generally these are from people keen to move to Norway, many from countries with severe economic problems such as Greece and Spain....
Casinos in Norway

Gambling in Norway

Betting and lotteries are heavily regulated in Norway, but change could be on the way. Like many British males, I like a flutter on the football from time to time. More often than not, it's to...
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The Norwegian Winter Holiday

For regular readers discovering I'm about to write about another Norwegian holiday season, you could be forgiven for thinking Norwegians never work. I can hear you now: “Come on David, they already have Easter, the public...
People enjoying the surroundings of Oslo Opera House

What’s contributed to Norway’s growing expat community?

While it might not be an immediately obvious choice for expats, Norway is becoming an increasingly popular destination for people looking to start a new life in another country. Figures from Statistics Norway show around 13...
Oslo Ess band shot

Discovering Norwegian Music – Oslo Ess

The first thing I noticed about the live music scene in Oslo was the dominance of the English language. I'm not talking about cover versions either. Virtually every one of the small local bands sang their...
Entrance to Oslo Food Hall

Food Glorious Food – Eating My Way Around Oslo’s Mathallen

Norway is not a nation known for its cuisine, but could that be set to change? Fish, dried fish, rotting fish, pickled fish… throw in some bread and potatoes and there you have it – not...
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Living Abroad in 2012 – What I Miss About The UK

In 2011 I started a new chapter in my life story, one that's turning out to be a fantastic experience. I'm living in a new city, exploring one of the most fascinating regions in the world,...
Lego man at the entrance

Outland – Where Norway’s Nerds Gather

I have a confession to make. I'm a total nerd. For those who know me personally, this will come as no surprise. For those who know me only through Life in Norway, here are some eye-opening facts:...
Norwegian bakery

The Norwegian Bread Belly

Today I want to talk to you about a problem I have in Norway. It's not only personal to me, for it seems most newcomers to Norway suffer from this condition within the first year or...