Culture

  • Norway is a pain in the neck – literally!

    Alas, fashion is pain. Women apparently report more neck pain, and have to take more sick days off from work because of it – no wonder, with all the scarf material hanging around their necks for six months of the year.

  • Snøfnugg

    We are performing to Frost for our juleforestilling and the kids are snøfnugg.

  • Rock Carvings and Alta Museum

    Seeing the rock carvings was great for our family as we got to talk about how precious they are with the kids, we learnt about the people who made them, about the stories they made, and we made up a few of our own. However, the icing on the cake for me was the wonderful nature that surrounded the open air museum.

  • Berry Pick’n Nature

    The beauty of Norway astounds me. It can be grand and overwhelming or delicate and intimate. The forest stops you from looking at the bigger picture. Blocking the view of yonder, it commands you to take in the little things…

  • Winter is Here

    When I see these bells of nature I’m reminded of how beautiful a Norwegian Christmas is and get all giddy inside.

  • Berry Season in Norway

    Bilberries are found in wet forests usually on hillsides and in gullies.  On the bush they are blue but when picked they turn black.

  • Blåtur

    Who ever said Norwegians were quiet, controlled and boring certainly don’t know Norwegians!

  • How to Make Friends in Norway

    Since moving to Norway I have really missed my girlfriends back home. Giving up your friends and your support base is one of the things that makes Norway hard to live in. Sure we stay connected via social media but because my friends are there and I am here, the problems and challenges I face every day is a little alien to them.

  • Norwegian Cakes for National Day

    At every Norwegian celebration there must be cake, and on the 17 of May, Norway’s National Day, Norwegians go the extra mile.

  • Hanna Winsnes – The First Norwegian Cook Book

    This season we will be bringing you selections of her recipes and cooking tips.  Some are bizarre, others are hilarious, some are considered forgotten works of genius, and others have become standard festival meals in Norway.

  • Terrorist Attack in Norway: Oslo Bombing and Utøya Shootings

    This was a live post on Utøya – the terrorist attack in Oslo 2011. At the time it was one of the only sources of English information that was coming out of Norway – minute-by-minute.

    I feel that it is important to keep this posted as a remembrance.

  • Shooter on Rampage

    About 2 hours after the Oslo bombing, a man posing as a police officer fired several shots at a Labour Party youth convention…

    This was a live post on Utøya – the terrorist attack in Oslo 2011. At the time it was one of the only sources of English information that was coming out of Norway – minute-by-minute.

    I feel that it is important to keep this posted as a remembrance.

  • Bomb Exploded in Oslo

    Oslo Bomber and Utøya island shooter revealed. At least 90 dead including youth from a Labour Party youth convention.

    This was a live post on Utøya – the terrorist attack in Oslo 2011. At the time it was one of the only sources of English information that was coming out of Norway – minute-by-minute.

    I feel that it is important to keep this posted as a remembrance.