Monthly Archives: August 2011

Woollen, it be loverly

We awoke to a rainy Saturday morning.  With the mountains barely visible, this could mean only one thing. A trip to the Norsk Knitting Museum (Norsk Trikotasjemuseum). Situated in Salhus at an abaondeoned textile factory, the museum is 20km from … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

Baking seems to be a popular past-time here.  So, with the country closed on Sunday, I set about making my first batch of cupcakes. The texture and flavour is good, but I need to ensure they keep their shape and don’t … Continue reading

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Saturday

  Yesterday was payday. It was Friday. Today is Saturday. Saturday comes after Friday.  We were so excited.  Which Storsenter should we choose? Saturday!  Saturday! Shopping day! Riding the bus! Heading down to the Storsenter! Gotta love Saturday! Ok, I … Continue reading

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Auckland, famous in Norway

New Zealand’s snow fall was the topic of today’s lunchroom discussion. It made newspaper headlines – Auckland, covered in snow!  http://www.vg.no/nyheter/vaer/artikkel.php?artid=10081448. I excitedly told my colleagues that Auckland hit a record daytime low of 8 degrees.  They proceeded to inform me that … Continue reading

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Piskebalkong

Brian discovered this mysterious door, during an urban exploration of our apartment building (it’s an old-style building with a maze of unused passages, cellars, lofts, and other miscellaneous rooms and spaces). I am now somewhat concerned.

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Home 2.0

Yesterday we moved into our new apartment.  For the past six weeks home has been a tiny student studio in the centre of Bergen.  The apartment was lovely, the location awesome, and it served as a great base in between … Continue reading

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Recycling

Despite being one of the world’s major exporters of oil, Norway itself is a very environmentally friendly nation, leading the way into alternative energy and climate change research.  Power is hydro, electric cars are popular, and recycling forms a big … Continue reading

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