I am shedding my autumnal coat

I am shedding my autumnal coat

Fall is here, and I find myself behaving very autumnal in more ways than one. Like a tall, graceful tree shedding it’s beautifully crafted red-golden leaves, I too am letting go of some things. I…

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How to spend a weekend in Brussels

How to spend a weekend in Brussels

Brussels is the ultimate city break, and in spite of all the buzz and activity that comes with the city hustle and bustle, it was a great, relaxing experience. Usually, when I go some place…

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The winter survival toolkit

The winter survival toolkit

I am entirely convinced that winter is a season better suited to polar bears than to human beings. Granted, before I moved to Norway I never gave much thought to what it takes to get through minus degree weather but let’s just say that I have given a lot of mental and pocket real estate to this subject over the past couple of years. So here is my winter survival guide, a toolkit to help you survive those long harsh winters, with some of my specific recommendations.

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Travel Essentials – Things I am not going anywhere without

Travel Essentials – Things I am not going …

It is not vain to want to look your best. I actually think it is important for my overall health to look good. I’m half joking when I say this but it is also true.…

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Lillehammer

Lillehammer

Lillehammer hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics and the town is never going to let anybody forget that. On this trip, I got to try out my ski legs yet again.

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Behind every successful man is a woman

Behind every successful man is a woman

  So they like to say … What is she doing there? How did she get there? Why is she behind? Did she choose to be there, Or is he stealing her light? Is he…

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A brief trip to Oslo

A brief trip to Oslo

I’m always happy to see snow! 🌨🌺 As long as I’m warm, that is. I was about to say this was the first time I went to Oslo by myself, then I remembered I did take…

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A safari in Murchison Falls National Park

A safari in Murchison Falls National Park

There’s nothing like being out there in the wild with these incredibly graceful creatures!   We went for a morning safari drive at dawn and another drive in the late afternoon when we got a…

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Birgu Fest – A Candlelight Festival in Vittoriosa

Birgu Fest – A Candlelight Festival in Vittoriosa

    The highlight of Birgu Fest is that the whole city is lit up with candles. The city dwellers turn out the lights in their homes, and light hundreds of candles both inside and…

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Life in a new language – learning Norwegian 

Life in a new language – learning Norwegian 

Today I’m exactly midway through my Norwegian language classes. It has felt like home in Norway since March, but learning Norwegian makes it feel more like home even more each week. The language class teacher…

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