Entries for the ‘Quirks & Tickles’ Category

A Time to Sleep

When the sun returns and daylight savings kicks in it is hard for our kids to believe us that it is bedtime.  Their usual defense is ‘But it’s still light outside’.  Yes, that is the problem with living in the Arctic.  During summer the sun goes down later and later every night until it doesn’t […]

The Trick to Walking on Ice is…

Dott, Kom!

Språkrådet, the Norwegian Language Council, tries very hard to come up with Norwegian words to replace English words. Languages progress and in the world new words are being made up all the time such as…

Who Will Go On Strike?

Norwegians love a good strike. Everyone is in a union and unions make everyone go on strike at the most inconvenient times. Pilots go on strike when it’s Christmas…

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