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Spring equinox in Trondheim, Norway

Spring has brought mixed climatic conditions to Trondheim, from -9C and icy but sunny to abundant snow to rain and 8C. Light has returned and with it shorter trousers, thin … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Colonoscopy in Norway 

In my family there is a history of bowel cancer and pre-cancerous polyps. So, I was told that I needed to start having colonoscopies regularly from the age of 40. … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wintertime Reflections from Trondheim 

This is a mild winter and we all in Trondheim wish for something colder and more snow! Mild winter at this latitude means temperatures hover around zero which leads to … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Snow the day before Christmas Eve in Trondheim

December 23rd is little Christmas Eve to Norwegians (lille julaften) and today we had beautiful snow so I’m going to consider this to be a white Christmas even if the … Continue reading

December 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The lead-up to Christmas in Trondheim, Norway

We have lived in Trondheim, Norway for 16 months and already the steady shortening of the days leading up to Christmas seems normal. Growing up in Australia, where Christmas is … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Business travel in the Middle East 

I’m on the road again and for the first time ever on all of my business trips, and there have been over 6 per year, I’m taking a weekend somewhere … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

Ode to autumn in Trondheim 

We are an Australian family living in Trondheim, Norway for my work. We’ve been here for 15 months and we love it. October this year was spectacular in Trondheim with … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Singing in Norway 

Norwegians love to sing. On the historical music tour of Trondheim at the end of summer we visited Vår Frue Kirke and a friendly Norwegian woman told me about the 24 hour … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beautiful Trondheim in Autumn 

I’ve lived in Trondheim for over 12 months now so you can excuse me for posting some photos that share the beautyof this northern town. Sometimes on our Friday hike … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Trondheim culture night (kulturnatt)

Last Friday, 16th September, was culture night (kulturnatt) in Trondheim, Norway. My husband and I hiked during the day, hurried home to shower and have lunch, picked up our kids … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment