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Book Reflections – Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami 

A new Haruki Murakami novel is difficult for me to resist. My first introduction to this master story teller was Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. I … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a great writer! I loved her previous novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus. Half of a Yellow Sun in particular felt like it … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Hiking around Solbakken

On Friday my husband and I walked from our children’s school, past Tyholt tower, through Charlottenlund and around the small mountain to Solbakken. The wild flowers were beautiful, including wild … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Walking to Geitfjellet

Since moving to Trondheim on an expat assignment, I have retained my 4-day working week. Granted I sometimes work more than 44 hours on my 4 days but I do … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · 3 Comments

Travels with children in Europe – Part 3

Bonjour! This follows on from Travels with children in Europe – Part 2 and relates to our trip to Europe for 2 months in 2012 when our children were 2 and 4. After … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment