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…

Hi everyone Got so busy I missed the western New Year. So I’m taking today’s opportunity to also wish all of you, dear readers, a wonderful lunar year of the Rooster, filled with joy, laughter, happiness, success, prosperity, luck and above all: excellent health. What are my excuses for not…

No need to wait for 21st December for winter to come. This year snow, cold and darkness came early. Temperature dropped early November. It started snowing whilst the leaves had still not all fallen off their trees yet. Last year, snow only started falling in December. Winter started early in November with subzero (Celsius) temperatures…

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’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…

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…

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…

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…