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Trondheim Easter

Easter Reflections from Trondheim

Last weekend's changing of the clocks marked the start of my favourite time of year in Norway: the transition from the long winter into spring. During this time the days become noticeably longer, leaves return to the...
Norwegian Air

My Review of 2013

It was quite the year. January The temperature in Oslo dipped to -23C, I visited the new food hall Mathallen for the first time, and I attended my first WordCamp, an event that inspired many of the...

My Norwegian Summer Vacation

Last year I described my surprise at Norway's Big July Shutdown, when pretty much the entire country takes their vacation. This year, I was a little more prepared for it. My family joined me for a...
Farts Dempere road sign in Norway

My New Strategy for Learning Norwegian – Year 2

When I began blogging about my move to Oslo, I had intended on giving regular progress updates on my quest to learn Norwegian, just like the lovely Will over at My Spanish Adventure. Over a year...

Run To The Hills

Yeah, I've moved to the hills! This is the view from the nearest T-Bane (metro) station, just a few minutes walk from my new abode. I've moved to the Holmenkollen area, famous for the ski jump...
Me on my balcony, enjoying the spring sunshine

A Personal Update

Other than celebrating my first year in Norway, I've been a little quiet on here of late. Reason being, I've been incredibly busy! A New Job When I moved here one year ago it was on...
Tromsø in winter

26 Things I Learned From a Year in Norway

Observations on life in Norway after 12 months living in Oslo. A whole year has passed since I packed my bags and headed north to Scandinavian lands. Some days I can't believe it's gone so quickly,...