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…

It’s now affordable to fly Oslo to Los Angeles Early in 2016, Norwegian Airlines launched very affordable direct flights between Oslo and Los Angeles, so as soon as we know the school holidays dates for their October break, we made our booking. Oslo to LA return flight €400 cost us per person….

I haven’t posted for a while, sorry about that! Looks like it’s because I’ve been blogging quite a fair bit for work so I don’t have the drive to blog for my own blog anymore. It has to change though. So let’s start with amazing pictures of Oslo in Autumn…

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…

As mentioned in a previous post, it’s not that easy to find places to eat at lunch as most restaurants only open for dinner, from 3pm. For us, lunch is much more convenient as we can bring the kids along on week-ends and it allows me catch up with friends and…

Last year we came back to Europe and found a bowling place near our home in Zurich with a great birthday package including 2 hours on a lane with “pillows” in the gutters, a cake and cordial drink. Our son loved it so much we did it again this year….

My mother-in-law is arriving soon and, although the sun now sets at a reasonable 8.30pm time, it still rises quite early so we had to get block out curtains for the guest room. What’s a better family adventure than a trip to Ikea? Slependen is the first Ikea they opened in…

Last week was heaven, this week, the kids have arrived so we need to find activities everyday to keep them busy. It’s quite a challenge since they love our new home and, like their Dad, you need to push really hard to get them to go out. Luckily, Google weather…

My friends Bev is still in town with her hubby and two boys. With my husband coming back for the week-end, we organised a get away to beautiful Luzern, one hour drive from Zürich. This is the very place to visit in Switzerland. It’s where I saw the most people…