Moving Abroad – 1. Into The Not-So-Unknown

Many times in my life, upon hearing that I am moving to a different country yet again (I do it a lot – I’ve lived in six countries so far (one of those twice, and we are about to move to a seventh), I’ve had people say things like “You move to other countries so much, that’s so brave/difficult/etc., how do you/do you think I … Continue reading Moving Abroad – 1. Into The Not-So-Unknown

Norway: I have never been there before. It is a new place.

You know, I have never actually been to Norway. I mean, I’ve heard about the place, I’ve seen pictures and videos, because it’s famously beautiful, and I’d actually wanted to go visit at some point, because it’s not a distant land, and I can read Norwegian (it’s very close to Swedish), if not speak it, but the fact is that I hadn’t gotten around to visiting it, and now we are moving there.

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Stockholm, Sweden. Snow

I have arrived in Stockholm two days ago to be greeted by metres-high snow piles on street corners, a blanket of sparkling white everywhere, and twinkling snowflakes falling slowly onto my hat (and nose) through the dark air. Somehow, while in England the snow felt like a disaster and bad weather, here it feels different – appropriate and right: this is what winter looks like.  … Continue reading Stockholm, Sweden. Snow