So, it’s been a little while since the previous three installments about moving abroad (you can read those here, here and here if you like). This post was originally started while I was sitting in a conference hotel lobby in Kongsberg, Norway, and thawing my half-frozen behind by the fireplace. Then life and moving happened, and I was so sure I had actually posted it. … Continue reading Moving Abroad – 4. What’s Next?
…And then it occurred to us that no matter how we wiggle our stuff around, the apartment is a bit too small to fit all our things (though I do not put it down – it would have been awesome 20 years ago when we were students and had less books/cookware/large wool winter coats), and maybe we should buy a house. And since it was the house-buying season (summer! pretty and warm! come see houses and gardens!), and we had a car so we could easily drive around, we went looking. And found one we really liked. So we did. Say hello to the Little House in Telemark. Continue reading Little House in Telemark
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)
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