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…

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…

How’s the weather in May and June in Oslo? This is our first spring in Oslo. We didn’t quite know what to expect. In fact you see in the streets people wearing winter jackets next to people with singlets and shorts. The month of May is known for being very…

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…

Hi everyone I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I last posted on the blog. So much happened in the meantime: I got pneumonia, again, I went to Las Vegas and WordPress release its 4.5 version with major editing and publishing tools improvement! My trip to Las Vegas…

Healthcare is free but the wait is long, healthcare in not free, there’s no insurance covering private healthcare etc… I heard lots of confusing things about the medical system in Norway. So here is my own experience going to the doctor in Oslo. Please note, all three appointments I took were…

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…

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a wonderful 2016 with excellent health for you and your whole extended family, lots of joy and laughter as well as personal and professional success. How did I start the year? EATING LOTS and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather of Sydney Australia, way…

I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Back in Sydney I had 10 to 45 minutes commuting either on the train or on the bus, so that was how I cleared my morning emails and caught up with friends in the evening. In Zürich I drove everywhere, the only stroll I was…