Author Archives: michelle

Tramping with a toddler

With our second summer as a family well under way, it was time to get back into more serious tramping. There was just a one problem, a small, rather mobile, but otherwise not very coordinated 12kg lump, to package away … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tilbake i Norge

Well, we are back in Norway. It’s hard to believe we spent nearly two months in NZ. It all seems just like a distant dream now. In fact, come to think of it, my entire year off seemed to have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Flying long haul with an infant, part 2 – Premium economy

We upgraded our two long haul flights from economy to premium economy paying about 30% – 40% extra.  Because we were travelling with an infant, this meant we were also assigned the bulk head seats. We flew British Airways on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Flying with an infant from Norway to New Zealand, part 1

I both sought and received much advice on flying long haul with a baby, or in our case double back-to-back long haul. A repeating theme seemed to be that you can never have enough toys. Load up your iPad with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Collapse

You’d think with all our renovation experience, we’d be able to build a structurally sound gingerbread house…  

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Å koser seg

The days are short now, and mostly dark. When talking to people in the southern hemisphere a repeating theme seems to be ‘oh it must be so depressing now in Norway’. But, it’s not really. There is something very special … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Driving on the right, driving on the right

In New Zealand the process of obtaining a drivers license is a long and drawn out one. First you sit a theory test, which gives you a learner’s license.  This means you are allowed to drive, but a driver with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments