Part 3: Snakker du engelsk?

During my first few months in Norway, this was a question I found myself asking quite often, a question that was, and is, almost always greeted with a polite and obliging ‘Yes, of course’. Perhaps with the exception of older generations (though I am frequently surprised), most Norwegians can speak or at the very least […]

Part 2: The Importance of Woollen Underwear

On January 11th this year, I packed a small suitcase and a rucksack and got on a plane from Manchester airport to Oslo Torp in Sandefjord. I had made this journey several times before, but this time was different. This was to be a one-way trip. As I sat in the departure lounge sipping away […]

‘So, why did you come to Norway?’

The usual reasons. Okay, let me explain. For almost eleven years, I lived in what I consider to be England’s quirkiest and most beautiful city: York. Old York is famed for many things: its iconic city walls, York Minster, Guy Fawkes, and of course, its rich Viking history. How lucky was I, then, to have met a […]