Oslo, Norway!

Jeg har vært på min første forretningsreise. Turen gikk til Oslo, Norge der vi besøkte den norske avdelingen av firmaet jeg jobber for.

Vi dro fra England på onsdag og bodde på hotell til fredag. Hotellet var Radisson Blu, et flott hotell som var stilig innredet med peis i bar-området og sengene var veldig behagelige.

Hotell-frokostene er også noe for seg, om man ikke finner noe som frister her så er man ikke sulten.

Fredag var forretningsreisen ferdig men jeg hadde fått innvilget å være igjen til søndag slik at jeg kunne besøke familie.

Søndagen kom og jeg ville absolutt ikke dra tilbake.

Norge, jeg savner deg!

I have been on my first business trip. The trip was to Oslo, Norway where we visited the Norwegian office of the company I work for.

We left England on Wednesday and stayed at Radisson Blu hotel until Friday. It was a wonderful hotel, nicely decorated with a fireplace in the bar area and the beds were really comfortable.

The hotel breakfast is also something special, if you don’t find anything you want you aren’t really hungry.

The business trip was over Friday but I was allowed staying until Sunday so that I could visit family.

The Sunday came and I really didn’t want to go back.

Norway, I miss you!

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Chess

Nå går det i sjakk her hjemme.
Tv’n står nemlig fast på sendingen av sjakk VM der de er igang med lyn-sjakk.Og her går det unna.

Mye av grunnen til denne sjakk-interessen skyldes vel Magnus Carlsen.
Det er jo alltid gøy når en nordmann er profilert i utlandet, om det er en sportsutøver, skuespiller eller forfatter.

Jeg forsøkte meg også på sjakk i min barndom, og kan jo derfor delvis grunnreglene,men god det ble jeg aldri,
men det er vel aldri for sent å begynne?

 

Its all about chess right now.

The TV is tuned in to the chess world championship constantly now, and currently they are playing rapid chess.

And it really is rapid!

I belive alot of the interest in chess is because of Magnus Carlsen.
It is always fun when a Norwegian is popular abroad, no matter if it is an athlete, actor or writer.

I made an attempt at chess when I was a child, and know of the basic rules.
But I cant claim I ever did any good,but is never to late to start?

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Sunday.

God søndag.

I dag har jeg vært en tur i kirken.
Jeg er ingen typisk kirkegjenger men går innimellom når jeg er hjemme i Hamar.
Sist gang jeg var i kirka var en periode i 2014 før jeg flyttet til London igjen.
Jeg føler det gir litt ro i en rotete hverdag.

Og når jeg er i kirka bringer det tilbake minner fra da jeg var liten og hadde julegudstjenester og sang i barnekoret der og det er alltid hyggelig å komme tilbake til den lokale kirken.

Have a good Sunday.

Today I went to the local church.
I dont usually attend church but goes once in a while if I am home in Hamar.
The last time I went was when I spent some time here in 2014 before I moved back to London.

I feel that it gives a little peace in chaotic times.
And when I go to the local church it brings back memories of when I was a child and attended Christmas service and was a part of the childrens choir, its always nice coming back to this church.

 

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A good cause.

Nå har også jeg brukt litt penger på Black Friday.

Jeg har nemlig støttet Kirkens Bymisjon med en liten sum som går til at de kan drifte kafeer/møtesteder hvor de som trenger det kan få seg en middag.

Jeg føler at dette er bedre enn å bruke pengene mine på nye klær eller ny mobil fordi “det er så billig”.

 

Now, also I have spent some money on Black Friday.

My money actually went to The Church City Mission, they got a small amount towards the running of their cafees/meeting places where those in need can get a proper warm meal.

I feel that this is a much better use of my money than buying new clothes or a new mobile just because “its on sale”.

Bymisjon

Recycle!

Jeg har begynt å spille på pantelotteriet istedet for å ta pengene for tomflasker.
Man kan vinne opptil en million kroner.

Jeg har dessverre ikke fått toppremien ennå, men jeg har vunnet småbeløp et par ganger, det er moro det og.
Og om man ikke skulle vinne går pengene til Røde Kors, og det er jo hvertfall en god sak.

Pant alt, alltid!

I have started playing the recycling lottery instead of taking the money for empty bottles.
You can win up to a million kroner.

I have not secured the top prize yet, but I have won small amounts a few times, winning is always fun.
And if you don’t win the money goes to Red Cross, a very good cause.

Recycle, always!

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Winter is here!

Nå er endelig vinteren kommet og vi snør nesten ned her.
Det blir så vakkert når alt blir dekket av hvitt.
Så kan man jo håpe det blir liggende eller ihvertfall blir seende sånn ut til Jul.

Finally winter has arrived! It justs dont stop snowing.
It is really beautiful when everything is covered in white.
Lets just hope it stays or at least that it looks like this during Christmas.

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Winter!

Jeg måtte opp på fjellet for å finne snø men nå endelig har jeg vært i ekte vinterland.
Turen gikk til Sjusjøen der min far har hytte.

Se så vakkert!

I had to go up to the mountain to find snow but finally I have been to winter wonderland.
The trip was to Sjusjøen where my father have a cabin.

Look how beautiful!

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A little piece of Norway.

Jeg har merket at når jeg er ute i den store verden blir norske ting mye viktigere.

At Kristoffer Hivju og Ingrid Bolsø Berdal spiller i henholdsvis Game of Thrones og Westworld blir påpekt hver gang jeg ser en ny episode.

Det er mye som har blitt vist i Norge som jeg ikke har hatt mulighet til å se i utlandet, det er derfor flott at fler og fler serier og filmer blir tilgjengelig på Netflix o.l.

 

When I am out in the world I feel that Norwegian things gets more important.

I get excited every time Kristoffer Hivju and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal gets screen time in Game of Thrones and Westworld, and have to inform others that they are in fact Norwegian.

The last couple of years there have been several tvseries and films made in Norway that I have not been able to watch, but I doscovered that many of them have now been introduced on Netflix and other streaming sites.

This is a few of my favourites that I have watched recently.

Vikingane/Norsemen:

Set in 790AD, Norsemen features the daily challenges of people living in a small Viking village, from power struggle, brother rivalry, gender equality, to betrayal and friendship.

Okkupert/Occupied:

In the near future, Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union, due to the fact that the newly elected environmental friendly Norwegian government has stopped the all important oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

Nobel :

Two stories carefully intertwine as a returning soldier and family man becomes a pawn in a political international game. As the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far one should go in the name of peace.

Skam/Shame:

The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person’s point of view.

Shame is sold to USA and it will premiere on Facebook Watch in 2018.

 

Hometown.

Etter et par dager hos mamma på Eidsvoll Verk har jeg nå tatt turen til Hamar.
Her skal jeg slappe av og muligens jobbe litt.
Ikke umulig at det blir en tur ned til Domkirkeruinene, som du kan se bilde av nedenfor.

After a few days staying with my mother in Eidsvoll Verk, I have now arrived in my hometown, Hamar.
I plan to relax and maybe work a little.
And its not impossible that I visit the ruins of the old cathedral, that you can see in the picture below.

Ruins by the lake Mjøsa

100 years.

Min mor har arvet noen gamle mynter, en blanding av norske, svenske og danske, en av de er faktisk norsk-svensk, altså fra unions-tiden.
Jeg synes det er utrolig morsomt og spennende med gamle mynter, det er jo en del av historien vår.

Planen er å legge ut myntene for salg, det er jo sikkert noen som mangler disse i samlingen sin, men kanskje får beholde en eller to.

My mother have inherited some old coins, a mix between Norwegian,Swedish and Danish, one of them is from Norway was in union with Sweden.
I think old coins is fun and exciting, they are part of our history.

The plan is to sell the coins, maybe it is someone out there who is missing these from their collection, but maybe I get to keep one or two.

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