We Have Arrived (and our neighbors have an awesome gate)

The last two weeks have been filled with unpacking what I have termed the Box Fortress, cussing (because the company that once moved us from Sweden to Finland and did a great job, did more of a really so-so job this time), and hiking down the hill to the village for errands.  Spring is just getting started here (we moved from Finnish winter to Norwegian … Continue reading We Have Arrived (and our neighbors have an awesome gate)

Please Stand By. Regular Programming Will Resume After Relocating to Norway

We are now officially in the ‘final countdown’ to relocation – the flights and trains are booked for March 1, and I have been running around like mad ticking off items off my to-do-before-move list, which, as mentioned in my moving-abroad series of posts, is inevitably pretty massive. Continue reading Please Stand By. Regular Programming Will Resume After Relocating to Norway

Running Errands

The view of the sun setting over the snow-dusted mountains in the photo above is a picture taken by a colleague of T, who has kindly gone to personally view the apartment which we have now agreed to rent.  In a few days we will be traveling to Telemark to run pre-moving-in errands.  T will give his first lecture in the course he’s teaching, we will sign papers, … Continue reading Running Errands

Moving Abroad – 3. Keeping Your Cat and Your Sanity

In this third post in the series about moving internationally (here are the first and second posts in the series), I will endeavor to give Useful and Practical Advice™ for not losing your sanity, your cat (dog, hamster*, tank of pet jellyfish**), your offspring, or your luggage while moving to another country. A little background for those just tuning in – I am currently in … Continue reading Moving Abroad – 3. Keeping Your Cat and Your Sanity