Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Overdose: Chapter 4

Monday 24 December Christmas Eve in Norway is called julaften and is the main day of the year in which Norwegians celebrate Christmas. However, because it isn’t a public holiday in Norway, employees will often work for half the day … Continue reading

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Christmas Overdose: Chapter 3

Sunday 23 December As each day passes in Oslo, I start to feel more and more at home, both with the family and with myself. Christmas in Norway is truly a special time which I’ll attempt to describe in due … Continue reading

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Christmas Overdose: Chapter 2

Saturday 22 December Yesterday I was fortunate enough to experience yet another day’s worth of Christmas in Oslo. In the first part of the evening we visited my friend’s grandfather’s tombstone at the cemetery again. There, his sister lit a … Continue reading

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Christmas Overdose: Chapter 1

Friday 21 December For the next few days, I’ll be spending Christmas in Oslo. One of my friends, whom I met at university, was kind enough to invite me back to his home for Christmas to spend time with both … Continue reading

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Norwegian exams: an impression

Unfortunately, this isn’t a post about taking exams for Norwegian. Rather, I just sat my first examination in Norway. One day, perhaps. The process of sitting down in a quiet room and answering a set number of questions within a … Continue reading

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My First White Christmas

Apologies for not updating this blog as much as I would have liked. There’s been a lot I’ve been meaning to share on here, but it looks like that hasn’t been happening. I’ve been a little busier with classes than … Continue reading

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