June 29, 2011

My Norwegian Shopping Challenge

Norway is an expensive country. We pay a lot of tax and fees to be able to maintain our quite high standard of living. My husband who is British is constantly shocked whenever he finds out about the price of something. A new charger for his electric toothbrush cost NOK149 ($27), and he started questioning the guy in the shop as to why it was so expensive. I was so embarrassed! Continue reading

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May 25, 2011

Talking about the weather

I am not really going to write a whole article just about the weather (all though if you are interested it is currently partly cloudy and quite windy).  Talking about the weather though, all though quite a cliche, can often be a good way to start a conversation when you don´t really know what to say as everybody has an opinion about it! Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Sending cards

We came back from our Easter Holiday this week, and the first thing we found in our postbox was an Easter Card – and my husband immediately said a word that should not be repeated in writing. Not because he was upset about receiving the card, but because we had forgotten to send a card to his parents wishing them a Happy Easter!

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April 11, 2011

Salt and Pepper Shakers

In Norway it is common that salt goes in the shaker with most holes,and pepper goes in the shaker with one hole. In England it tends to be the other way around! It took me years to get used to it, and now I always check twice before using any of them! Continue reading

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April 7, 2011

Brown Cheese Please

This book is an excellent guide on how to understand Norwegians! But it is also a book I believe all Norwegians should read to understand how we are percieved, as the book is spot on! Continue reading