Entries Tagged ‘holiday’

På Ferie

“På ferie” (on holiday) is one of the first phrases you learn at Norwegian language school here in Norway and there is a very good reason!  Norwegians love going on holiday – it is Norway’s biggest past time.  Come Summer and practically the whole country shuts down to cater for all the Norwegians taking their […]

Easter BBQ

The days have been beautiful over Easter and so we couldn’t let all the sunshine go to waste.  A family BBQ on the sledding hill was the perfect way to make the most of our holiday. At 1 o’clock the hill was packed with sun-bathers and families.  The hill is in a great position facing […]

Norwegian Easter Traditions

Easter in Norway is a time of renewing.  Spring is in the air and the sun has returned.  New life creeps into the landscape, homes are redecorated with Summer colours and Norwegians enjoy the outdoors with snow activities.  This time of year marks the end of the long Winter. Symbols of Easter Chickens and eggs […]

I’ll Be Away

‘I’ll be away’ is starting to be a pain.  I’m organising a festival at the moment and to make a festival happen you need people, lots of people.  However, this time of year is the ‘I’ll be away’ season.  Spain, Brazil, Thailand, Africa, Sweden and France are just some of the places my friends, family […]

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