Entries Tagged ‘Norway’

Norwegian Whispers

Everyone understands the ‘lost in translation’ concept when people of two different languages communicate. However, another dimension of this concept is Chinese-whispers. For convenience, a translator appears in the middle (usually your other half) who relays shorter, faster information for everyone’s convenience. This is the literal side of lost in translation. In Norway, the ‘provider’ […]

Wood and Water in Trondheim

Changing Gears – Literally

The way I was taught to know when to change gears when driving a car is to feel the car.  I guess it’s about feeling the vibrations from the revs.  Aussies tend to have beastie cars so it is pretty easy to feel the engine.  If you can’t feel then you hear the change via […]


Marengs are just meringues.  When they are toasted in Norway they are called ‘pikekyss’ (girl kisses).  These little cuties are not actually part of the Norwegian ‘Seven Sorts’ Christmas cookies.  But that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have them at Christmas!

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  • Parenting in Norway
  • Having a Baby in Norway
  • The Cost of Living
  • Norwegian Name Days
  • How Vikings Changed the English Language
  • Norwegian Flower Show
  • Fårikål

Norwegian Lessons

  • Learn Norwegian - Introduction Series
  • Norwegian Lessons Series
  • Learn Norwegian Podcast Series

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