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Elvelangs i fakkellys

A riverwalk by torchlight in Oslo. Today was the Autumn Equinox and in Oslo that means only one thing, Elvelangs i fakkellys, or “River walk by torchlight”. It's basically a free arts festival along the Aker...

A Weekend In Trondheim

The more eagle-eyed of my readers will have noticed I spent last weekend in Trondheim. The many colours of Trondheim post was a bit of a giveaway 😉 Despite Trondheim being Norway's former capital and third-largest...

The Many Colours of Trondheim

Considering its football team play in black and white, Trondheim is a remarkably colourful city.  

Oslo Fashion Week – August 2011

Last week was Oslo Fashion Week, the bi-annual event which aims to promote Norwegian design and designers to a global audience. The event is most famous for being the first to ban fur from its runways,...
The coastline of Hovedøya, an island of Oslo, Norway

Island Hopping Around Oslofjord: Hovedøya

The closest island to Oslo, Hovedøya has a ton of interest in such a small space. Phew, what a scorcher! Oslo's in the middle of a heatwave with temperatures in the high 20s if not touching...

Moving On

One week ago, Norwegian life was turned upside down by the actions of one man. It's not an exaggeration to say the last seven days have been some of the most traumatic and emotional of my...

A Nation Mourns, Words Not Required

Oslo Bomb & Shooting – The Day After

This morning, Oslo awoke to a new reality. I can't be the only one who was awoken at 4am by a massive thunderstorm, thinking another bomb had gone off. When I eventually gave up getting back...
My small tribute to the victims of the Oslo bombing

Oslo Bomb & Shooting – The Day That Will Change Norway Forever

It's taken me hours to gather my thoughts enough to be able to put them into words and I'm still shaken now, so forgive me if this is all a little “raw”. I can't get my...

Oslo Bomb – Stunned and Shaken

I can't put into words how I feel right now – I live just a few minutes walk from where the blast was. I'll write more when I feel more up to it – but for...