Monthly Archives: March 2013

Påske Være

You know you live in an area with rough weather, when the local newspaper headline proclaims:”No-one has as good weather as we do!” followed by screenshots of long term weather forecasts for cities across Europe, and then of Bergen. Yep, … Continue reading

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Barnapakke

Babies are big business. In Norway, you could be mistaken for thinking they are the country’s biggest money earner, second only to the oil. And, as a first time mum, it seems I’m in hot demand. Supermarkets, pharmacies, baby shops, … Continue reading

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Doorbells

Since moving into our new house, we have been surprised by the number of door knockers who have come by, both during the day and evening. This is a problem for a couple of reasons Usually they are wanting some … Continue reading

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How to: Buy a house in Norway

Generally anyone can buy property in Norway.  However to be applicable for Norwegian financing, you need to be legally allowed to live and work here either on a Visa or residence permit. Buying property in Norway is easy, and if … Continue reading

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First Renovation Project

One of my requirements for buying a house was no (outside) stairs.    Of course in Bergen, where every dwelling is on the face of a mountain this is a rather difficult requirement to meet indeed. Access to our new house … Continue reading

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Soon…

Nine months pregnant, and waiting…  

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Vegetarianism in Norway

Norway is not a country known for its vegetarian cuisine. It is very much a seafood nation. Fish and potatoes, with the occasional sheep’s head, whale steak, and seal. Because of the climate and latitude, there’s little in the way of fresh produce. … Continue reading

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