Oslo in Black and White

I was never a big fan of Black and White photography. I think it was because when my father, mom or any other grown-up would give me a film for my cameras, they’d almost always give me back and white – in the 80’s, they were much cheaper, and, as most pictures taken by me at the time were just blurred ones, it wouldn’t make sense, in their view, to give me color films. Continue reading “Oslo in Black and White”

Oslo Marathon

I believe anyone could run a marathon. I never thought about it when I started running. It was when I found myself running longer than usual that the idea came to my mind. I had no one to help me with tips, so the whole thing was pretty empirical. The only big tip I had was to eat/drink some carbs after 1h running. That single step made me able to run a bit more. It’s common sense, but I had no idea… Continue reading “Oslo Marathon”

An empty versus a full flat…

So here we are happy in our new small and cute 43 m2 flat on two floors. Last night was like every first night should be when you move: no table, no chairs, just an invented table “à la Mc Giver” for those who still remembers this totally outdated serie.

Next Day: after an interesting night on our inflating mattresses arrive 29 boxes from Switzerland. Francis’ life holds in 4 suitcases and Gaelle’s in 29 boxes… “Chercher l’erreur” as we say in French (look for the error). Now the advantage of unpacking so many boxes is like playing hide and seek with our own stuff and also along the way find out some nice and unexpected surprises such as a vase to put the flower! And I’m still looking for the chairs… has anyone seen them? 🙂

Reality show made in Norway

Alt for Norge” is the Sunday evening reality show in Norway. It talks about 12 Americans who are looking for their Norwegian roots. They have to go through typical Norwegian experiences such as cross country skying and singing typical traditional Norwegian songs. I must say that as a fresh foreigner it’s fun to watch and find out more about Norway also through this way. 🙂

Alt for Norge


Ny i Norge*

My story with Norway is a long one.

When I was 13 years old, I’ve met a Norwegian singer on a church event. I was a volunteer interpreter for her and those with her. “Where are you from?”, I asked, and the answer was this country name far away that started to call my attention.

My curiosity only rised up 4 years later, where I had to share a room with a Norwegian volunteer back in São Paulo, where I worked for 2 months. It was a short period, but then I knew that one day, I’d have to visit that country. Continue reading “Ny i Norge*”