Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Handle With Care (Hjertestart)

 
It’s easy to be blasé about child adoption from developing countries – especially since celebrities make it so easy and effortless. In this Norwegian movie by Arild Andresen, Handle With Care …


Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Kompani Orheim (The Orheim Company)

 
I received Kompani Orheim (The Orheim Company) DVD as part of my Christmas present all the way from Norway. The opening title mentions that it is based on a best-seller …


Monday, June 20th, 2011

Norway makes me smile

 
My friend Hugo shared a link on NRK’s website which shows the Hurtigruten‘s journey along the coast of Norway – live! Hurtigruten is a well-known cruise ship in Norway and …


Thursday, November 19th, 2009

“Declarations of Independence” – Kings of Convenience

It’s a balmy evening in Adelaide – it’s a hot day here with the temperature reaching 43C at 4.31pm – at the moment it’s still around 39C and it’s nearly …


Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Music – sweet wonderful Bella Musica

 
I’m convinced that my love of music is inherited from my mother. Had she been given a chance to learn a musical instrument when she was young, she would’ve been …


Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

This time last year …

This time last year, I was in the Lofoten, Norway soaking in the rugged and beautiful view around me. I love the place a lot and can’t say it often …


Saturday, July 4th, 2009

I don’t let my heart be troubled

This song is sung by Espen Lind, a Norwegian singer. His songs remind me of my trip to the Lofoten last year. This one also contributed to calm me down …


Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Congratulations, Norway!

The annual Eurovision Song Contest has just passed us again – the annual festival of silliness and banality. The festival is full of shallow love songs, singers in tights or …


Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The ants are biting again

Sometimes I wonder about myself – why I get so antsy and so eager to explore new territories. Just when I am settled in my new job, enjoying the workload …


Thursday, January 8th, 2009

One full week already

 
It’s the eighth of January already – the memories of Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations are fading; the moments are stored into little dark compartments in our brain’s grey …