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Weekend in Molde

A Weekend in Molde

Amongst all the Norwegian towns and cities on my “to-do” list, Molde is nowhere to be found. So just how did I end up spending a weekend there? Some unexpected income led to an invite from...
Vålerenga home match

100 Years of Vålerenga IF

It's a momentous day for sports in Oslo as Vålerenga IF turns 100 years old. Vålerenga is not just Oslo's biggest football club, it's a multi-sports club also featuring a significant youth football system, ice hockey,...
Vålerenga Ullevaal Stadion

Valle Hovin – A Modern Day Norwegian Saga

In the Norwegian cities of Kristiansand and Stavanger, the time it took from initial plans being submitted to local government for the building of a new soccer stadium until the final planning approvals had been granted...
Labour Day parade 2012 in Oslo

Norwegian Labour Day

The run of public holidays at this time of year continued today with the traditional 1st May celebration – Labour Day. It also coincided with the first anniversary of my move to Oslo. My, how time...
Vålerenga fans at Lillestrøm

The Norwegian El Clásico – LSK vs VIF

This weekend saw the biggest local rivalry in Norwegian football, the Oslo-Akershus derby between Lillestrøm (LSK) and Vålerenga (VIF). Lillestrøm are known by many outside Norway due to their regular appearances in Europe during the 80s...

My First Ice Hockey Experience

Like in much of Europe, most Norwegian football teams are part of a wider sports club. The Vålerenga IF sports club consists primarily of football, handball and ice hockey, alongside other sports such as basketball and...

“My First Trip to Norway” – My Mum’s First Ever Blog Post!

This is the first ever guest post on Diary of David, written by my dear mother! If you enjoy reading, please leave a comment 🙂 – David How excited was I to be boarding the Norwegian...

Heia Enga – Vålerenga 3 Viking 0

This weekend I hosted my parents for the first time since I moved to Oslo. On the Friday night I took them to the Ullevaal for their (and my) first Vålerenga match, versus Viking. I’d been...