Author Archives: michelle

Først Snø

First snow is always an exciting time of year.  For us at least.  For the Weegies it seems to incite a nationwide mutterance of not having swapped from summer to winter tires, and inevitably followed by reports of traffic jams, … Continue reading

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Weegie Spotting

Down to extremely reduced daylight hours, and only a couple more weeks before snow, we had to make the most of a beautiful sunny Sunday. Our house lies on a mountain ridge (one of many here in Bergen (ridges, that … Continue reading

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The lap infant

We are planning our trip back to NZ.   Now normally, I would just filter through the reputable airlines and buy the cheapest tickets I can find. But now, we have an extra fractional person to consider. Typically, when traveling with … Continue reading

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Opting In

It’s Thursday night, and I am home alone. In the midst of making dinner, and consoling Mr I-don’t-need-to-sleep Grumpy Pants, the door bell rings.  Thinking it might be my state official NZ documentation, I abandon Grumpy Pants, and go to … Continue reading

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Ticket for three, please

We are planning a trip back to NZ in a few months. As the days are rapidly getting colder and darker here, I’m already pining for the NZ sun.  But, the thought of embarking on a 35 hour journey with … Continue reading

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Summer in Norway

How Norwegians spend the summer…  

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Please Sir, I want some more

Norwegians have a longstanding love affair with paying taxes. They even graffiti about it.

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