Christiania Torv – Modern Oslo’s Birthplace

Christiania torv is one of the most beautiful public squares in Oslo. It's centrepiece is one of the best known statues in the city, the hand of King Christian IV, marking the spot where modern Oslo...

Oslo Gay Pride – Skeive Dager

Sognsvann lake in Oslo

A Walk Around Sognsvann

It's been a pretty dismal week weather-wise, with only a couple of evenings worthy of the tag “summer”. But I awoke this morning to shards of glorious sunshine filling my apartment with light. Since moving to...
Midsummer's Night in St. Hanshaugen Park

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Oslo

A world festival which has always interested me is Midsummer. The actual date varies as some cultures celebrate Summer Solstice (the astronomical longest day of the year, this year 21st June) and others celebrating St. John's...
View from Gressholmen

Island Hopping Around Oslofjord – Gressholmen and Lindøya

Ticking off two more of the Oslofjord islands. This weekend I hosted more visitors, Craig and Lewis. On Sunday we decided to take the public ferries out into the Oslofjord and go island hopping. We started...
Viking reenactment in Trondheim, Norway

How the Vikings Lived

On Sunday Charlotte and I visited the Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum) on Oslo’s Bygdøy peninsular. I’d been told by some it wasn’t worth the 60kr entry fee so I was a little wary, but Charlotte was...

Getting To Know You, Fredensborg

It’s been a hectic, hot few days. The weekend was a scorcher with the mercury busting 30 degrees C. In between grabbing some rays, I took some time out to get familiar with my new neighbourhood...

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...