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Look back on our first year in Oslo Our family arrived in Oslo in Summer 2015. Here is why we moved to Norway, after 11 years spent in Sydney Australia and 11 months in Zurich, Switzerland. We just got over our second winter in the Nordic capital and here are some…

First time we discovered Sognsvann lake was last year in August. We could swim, pick up berries, have a picnic. This winter we came back and it looks completely different. The lake is totally frozen, children and adults ice skate or play ice hockey on the lake. Many parents also…

Visiting Oslo over a week-end A month after my high school friends came to visit me in Oslo, I had the pleasure of hosting Karine. Karine is a friend from Zürich. We used to be part of the same dance class and even performed Cancan together! She arrived on a…

Three high school friends came to visit me in Oslo from France over one week-end mid June. Here is a short video of what we did in just 12 hours. Vigelands Park lunch at Lorry’s Litteraturhuset King Palace Dessert at Pascal Souvenir shops near Rådhuset Boat trip to Lindøya Dip…

A couple of days before Brexit happened and England got out of Euro 2016 Soccer comp, I went on a short trip to London. I arrived on the Sunday night and flew back to Oslo on the Wednesday morning. Took some nice pictures and wanted to share them with you. Where…

My youngest son was 4 years old when arrived at the French school in Oslo last August. In his class most children have a Norwegian parents. Most children have been to the Norwegian barnehage (daycare) between 1 and 3 years old and speak Norwegian all day when playing together. That’s how…

I’ve been wearing contact lenses for 22 years. I’m shortsighted as you would expect from 80% of Asian people and I also have astigmatism. As my yearly supply of contact lenses was down to one pair, I had to quickly understand where is the best place to buy contact lenses in Oslo….

We are kind of a serial expat family and arrived last July in Oslo, Norway. This is our first spring here and our first Syttende Mai: 17th May, Norway’s Constitution Day, the country’s national day. WOW we loved it! Bunads: Norwegian traditional costumes Unlike July 4th, 14 Juillet (Bastille Day) or Australia Day, you don’t…

Tomorrow is 17th May, Norwegian National Celebration day. It’s also the end of a whole month of crazy partying and several years of preparation for the Russ. If you’ve seen those teenagers in mostly red overall or if your children have come back with red or blue business cards, here…

A friend of mine just asked what are the Zürich must do or what she should absolutely experience over a short 12 hour stay. I now realise that only one of the 6 thing I recommend has been written about on my blog. So I’m going to fix that and…