We’ve been living in Oslo for a bit over a year now. My husband and I are keen foodies. We love going out to restaurants. We enjoy cheap and cheerful joints as well as fancy 3 Michelin starred restaurants. This time, my husband was tasked to book a place for our…

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…

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…

After our massive fail at Trancher we were still on a mission to find the best steak in Oslo. Grilled, chargrilled that is. As my mother in law in in town, we organised a date night with hubby and he made a booking at St Lars. And so far I can confidently…

What I missed the most when I was not working for a big corporation was Christmas parties! The venue, gossips, food, offensive presents from Kris Kringle, dressing up, dancing, drinking, singing karaoke… and working from home the day after. Ah good times in Australia. Rumours about office Christmas parties in…

We bought an apartment in Oslo without me having visited it in real life. My husband saw it twice before deciding to make an offer, I only saw it online. Then he quickly moved in and for a whole month I had to wait before seeing it for myself. As…

Last week was heaven. The kids were in France with my parents and there were just the two of us, hubby and I in Oslo. We ate out a lot. Here’s our highlight so far: Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin (note I can use special letters now teehee) First I’d like to mention how Facebook…

How much can you celebrate your husband’s birthday? Never enough! After an indulgent lunch at the Grand Dolder Hotel Restaurant in Zurich, we decided to take advantage from our trip to my mother in law in Nancy, east of France, so we could leave the children with her overnight and…

Second recipe in the “What’s for dinner series”, with the same theme using the oven to make crispy, tender and juicy chicken legs. How to grill chicken legs in the oven? Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes Oven temperature: 200C degrees (390F) What are the few easy steps?…

Last month, we stacked up a total of 5 Michelin stars in 2 days! To warm up for the 3 star La Lameloise the next day, we started our week-end with the 2 Michelin Star Chapeau Rouge on the Friday night. We left Zurich a bit before 4pm when the…