Friday, 29 April 2011


I have never been into the Royal Family but something about living in another country has made me fiercely patriotic so today I stayed home and watched The Royal Wedding and enjoyed it so much! I thought London did an amazing job hosting this huge event and looked fantastic. William was handsome and Kate looked beautiful. I felt such pride in being British (I think the tea cosy on my head helped too!)

Rule Britannia

Waiting for The Royal wedding to begin wearing my union jack tea cosy!
I had planned to go to school today as usual but started watching TV(on the BBC, not NRK as I need to understand what is being said!) and now I have to see the whole thing. I'm feeling very patriotic!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Spring days

Spring arriving has totally changed my feelings for Norway. I'm loving it!
Hard to believe that just 1 month ago we had over 2 feet of snow in the garden as we now have daily temps of 20c+
We have been making the most of the weather and using our bikes a lot more, exploring our amazing neighbourhood. That sunset view is just 5 minutes ride on the bike from our house. Beautiiiiiiiiiful!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Mini road trip

Today we took a little coastal road trip, stopping off at lots of little places until we reached Larvik, turned around and visited other places on the way home. I'm now worn out from all the sea air and have curly hair (also from the sea air!)
I'm back to school tomorrow and looking forward to seeing my friends and learning more Norwegian (after a week of speaking very little of it!)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

We have been at my in-laws for the weekend, enjoying the 20+ temps, the view, speaking lots of norsk and unfortunately deviating from our health kick! Ooops
Our little yellow summer cabin is being renovated and I'm itching to get inside and start sorting it out as I'm sure this is where we will spend every weekend once summer arrives.
Happy Easter everyone! (yes, Im wishing you happy easter today because in my world today is Easter although they seem to have been celebrating here in Norway for an entire week...)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Good Friday

We had our first proper bike ride of the year today,ate a picnic and snoozed under a tree. It was lovely. I now have a really sore bum from the bike seat!
We are now both on a health kick as we (esp me) have gained soooo much weight over the long winter (mine also has to do with the homesickness and making myself a cake/cookies whenever I felt down!) So there will be no more baking around here for a while (unless I'm baking for someone else) until I have shrunk!

Thursday, 21 April 2011


We spent most of our time in England in the small seaside village of Porlock but on the way down there and on the way back we were in London and we managed a few (very short) jaunts
to some of my favourite shops. I shopped like a woman possessed! Nothing too fancy, a dress,shoes,beauty products,paperchase goodies and a quick whiz around Waitrose and M&S. I was in heaven. One of the great things about coming back to England is the price. So cheap (but great quality) I'm already saving for our next trip!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Oslo is still a bit brown and dry after the long winter but no doubt we will be green again soon. I've planted all my pots, old tin baths etc and done a big food shop as from Friday onwards Norway is totally closed for Easter. What is everyone doing for Easter? Many people here go to the mountains and ski for the last time of the season but we are heading off to Henrik's folks for some rest and relaxation.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Blooming England


South west England seems so far ahead of Norway in terms of Spring. Everything was blooming.
We stopped off at Dunster on the long drive back to London on Sunday. It was nice to drive on the proper (well, proper to me!) side of the road for a few days, eat good sausages and understand everything that was being said!
I surprised myself by actually missing Norway and looking forward to coming back "home" eeek!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Greetings from England

Greetings from my homeland where we have been enjoying the seaside, fish n chips, sleeping in a bed fit for a princess, enjoying beautiful spring weather, eating and drinking (way too much) and seeing my best friend walk down the aisle.. I love my country!