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Happy Norway Day!

23/05/2016
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Norway signed its constitution into law which made it an independent kingdom from Sweden on May 17 1814…17Mai (May 17)  is known as Norwegian National Day and celebrated annually as a public holiday by Norwegians both home and abroad. We got to celebrate together at Southwark Park and not Oslo…special shout out to the UDI for making this day possible… haha…Anyways Hipp! Hipp! Hurra! Had my first Syttende Mai (May 17) experience!!! The day is marked with a lot of partying, champagne breakfasts, parades, cakes, ice…

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Norwegian B1…Woop!

19/05/2016
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Hallo, Hei, now when I listen to someone speaking Norwegian my brain does not convert from English to Norsk (Norwegian) as much as it used too…I am getting good at this and it feels so good! About two weeks ago my tutor Inger Marie gave me some tests to check if  I was good to move from beginners to intermediate Norwegian and I passed them all…So exciting. So now I am on Intermediate Norwegian. New level, new challenges. As always the…

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How to cope with waiting on UDI….

21/01/2016
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So we have been waiting for 9 months now for our Fiance Permit to be processed by the UDI(Norwegian Immigration)… Over the  months I noticed a lot of people are on the same boat with us and are really frustrated with the long long waiting time. The most annoying thing is you never get any real update from UDI, just same old ‘Your application is on the queue to be processed’ story for 9-18months! Incredible! We actually kept faith that it…

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Exploring Stavanger’s Port

14/11/2015
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Sharing some pictures from my brief trip to Stavanger and it’s port! Getting ready to board from Oslo Lufthavn….Norwegian is the only airline I have flown that has wi-fi on board by the way.Our landing was a bit bumpy thanks to the wind but the coastal view was priceless and has stayed with me since.. What I loved the most about Stavanger were its small cobbled stoned streets and houses…it reminded me a lot of Edinburgh…another one of my favourite…

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Do you speak Norwegian?

17/10/2015
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Well I do! at least some :p Learning Norwegian. Why you may ask? well because my Fiance is Norwegian and we intend to settle there for the first few years of our lives together and Norsk/Norwegian is the official language. Any Norwegians apart from him reading my blog???…Hei! *waves*. Did a crash course last summer on  Nivå A1 and A2 in London and except from some ‘Eiendomsord’ which i still struggle with I think I have not found it terribly…

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Coping with the wait…

03/08/2015
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It’s been almost four months that we submitted our application to the UDI – [Norwegian Immigration] and my emotions now go from being happy because we might not have to wait 6, 8 or 10 months for the applications to be processed to sad cause we might be waiting for 18 months. We got engaged on Valentines day this year. It was weird and lovely all at the same time. We had known we wanted to partner in life for a while…

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