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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Along the Nidelva, from Ila to Bakklandet

Nidaros Cathedral is the largest and northernmost medieval cathedral  in Scandinavia, built over the tomb of St Olav. http://www.nidarosdomen.no/en-GB/ Nidaros Cathedral, built over a thousand years ago, dominates the Trondheim skyline. … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reflections on Expat Life in Norway

Almost 2 months ago we arrived in Trondheim Norway, 2 PhD qualified scientists full of questions and expectations (38 years) and 2 inquisitive and fun-loving children (6 and 8 years) from … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

(Guest Post) Book Review – Donkin’s “The History of Work”

As the “Trailing Man” in this Trondheim sojourn – soon to be out of work and at-leisure – I’m pondering the significance of work more than usual. One source of … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hiking to Røtvoll

Our transition to living in Norway has been complicated by delays in getting residency sorted out but finally this was resolved this week and we are officially residents of Norway! … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Summer in Kuwait

Part of the reason for my expat assignment to Norway from Australia is to bring me closer to clients in the Middle East. This has a few significant and positive … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review – No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith – 4 Stars

A kind colleague here in Trondheim, Norway, took pity on me for not having any books with me until our belongings arrive from home (Canberra, Australia) and offered to lend me Alexander McCall … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 2 Comments