There Were 31 Days In May

Today is Ascension Day, a Public Holiday in Norway, so I am still in bed at 8.49am with a coffee, writing my blog instead of being at work, huzzah! I am also not required to work...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...