Posts tagged ‘Norway’

October 13, 2011

The “Wine Monopoly”

There are many things that is different in Norway and that an Englishman (my husband) has to get used to living here. And after living in the UK myself for a number of years, I am also trying to understand and remember how it works… The Wine Monopoly

To give you some background: In the UK you can easily buy a bottle of wine (or any other type of bottles) at any supermarket, cornerstore or bottleshop – and believe it or not – but you can do this at almost any time of day – any day of the year! (To a Norwegian this sounds too good to be true!)

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July 1, 2011

Paternity Leave

Disclaimer: I have not done any research or anything – my comments and opinions are only based on my personal experience and views…

We are very fortunate in Norway as we get quite a lot of maternity and paternity leave. You can choose to have a total of 46 weeks (with 100% pay) or 56 weeks (with 80% pay) – all though I believe they have just upped this to be 47 and 57 weeks. We choose the option of 56 weeks.

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March 30, 2011

A few do’s and dont’s in England vs Norway

In England it is common to offer the plumber/electrician etc a cup of tea, in Norway it isn’t…

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March 24, 2011

(Some of) My Social Mistakes

Having a dual nationality family can sometimes lead to confusion, especially in social settings (and any other setting I guess!) Some things that I take for granted are just not done in England, and the other way around. Here are some examples of “wrong” things that I have done…

(I am sure there are other as well and probably lots that I don’t know about!)

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February 20, 2011

Buying a round


The concept of “buying a round” doesn’t really exist in Norway, however it is expected when you go to the pub in the UK!

This is a concept so common in the UK that anybody living there, and reading this, will probably wonder why I even bother writing about it.

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