Yesterday was my first day in Oslo and it was a successful one. By the way, I’ve set up a new countdown, this time to my first day at work. I’m very much looking forward to that! Appointment at the Service Center for Foreign Workers Anyway, back to yesterday: I had an appointment at the…

Only if you have been living in Norway you will understand this! Ever thought of that feeling… – When you realize winter, cold, snow and darkness are all gone. – When May is half way and the 17th of May (the national day of Norway) also belongs to the past. – When the russ (high…

Our apartment in Oslo “Is it what you expected?” asks Robin, our polite young Norwegian host. I look around the Oslo apartment we have rented from him via the private holiday lettings website Airbnb.com for our stay. In truth, it’s exactly as it appeared online: the modern kitchen, almost as new; the clean, functional bathroom;…