Freedom at five

Not so long after his 5th birthday, we got notification from the barnehage (kindergarten) that all of the 5 year olds were invited to stay overnight one Thursday in springtime. Outdoors of course, remember the gapahuken with the low roof and 3 walls?  He would be sleeping in there in his woollens …

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The Sheep is king

I have a whole new level of appreciation for all things woolly.  There is a science to clothing for cold climates that the Norwegians observe and possibly even invented that I was blissfully ignorant of until I moved here.  And it goes like this. If you wear wool with the …

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Microcosmic Painting

Hats off to my husband, he found our home in Oslo in a very high demand rental market. His family was arriving in 2 weeks and his wife was allegedly screaming down the phone at him from London that we were homeless with 2 kids in 2 weeks. It was one of …

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