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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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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The Great Arrival

We flew out from Heathrow one cold April day or at least it was our version of cold at the time. Despite having already shipped a truckload of stuff, we seemed to still have an enormous number of cases and bags and more bags with us. And let’s not forget the …

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And then we were off to Norway

So there we were in early Spring 2013 in West London in the throes of departing a country after 12 great years.  A bewildered one and a half year old, an even more bewildered but excited four year old, and 2 forty-something year old knackered parents  all revved up for this …

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