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My New Norwegian Home

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added on 19/02/2012 by: EPerrin
Observations and experiences from an American in Norway. From the way I met my husband to learning the language and cultural differences - all things Norway are discussed! :-)
 tags: Culture, Love , Travel

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Labor In Norway Part 2  Posted on 06/23/2014
I was exhausted and only wanted sleep which made me feel so terrible. I didn't want to want sleep. I wanted to want to hold my baby. Shortly after entering the room, I was sick. I craved water, but was only allowed tiny amounts. I...
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Labor in Norway  Posted on 04/04/2014
Like my pregnancy in Norway post, I'll blab on about my labor experience.Of course this is solely my experience and I can't speak on behalf of anyone else's as I'm certain everyone's perception and experience is...
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Would you give your coat to this boy?  Posted on 02/24/2014
Recently, hidden cameramen captured an actor child shivering at a bus stop just to see if strangers would give him their coats. Of course they did! That's what any decent human would do. The point of this being, don't let...
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Norwegians: Cold People, Warm Hearts  Posted on 01/30/2014
Arild and I rarely encounter cultural differences within our home. Outside the home, interacting with other people, oh yeah, sure. Tons. But within our marriage, rarely. We expect this is because he isn't a complete full-on...
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Being pregnant in Norway  Posted on 12/29/2013
I am here! Just a little busy these days with the adorable, chubby person I fell in love with from the time she was the size of a rice grain. Some days can be overwhelming and frustrating. The vast majority of days are exciting and I...
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The New Arrival  Posted on 10/12/2013
She's here!!! She's healthy and cute! Weighing in at 3.2 kg or 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 49 cm or 19 inches, Miss Pia Sand came into the world on September 18, 2013 at 02:49 after about 15 hours of labor followed by a...
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Finding a Happy Place  Posted on 09/12/2013
Despite it being a winter wonderland *I'm joking!*, the 5 Nordic countries generally lead the world as the happiest countries. Last week, CNN posted a report on the World's Happiest Nations. Denmark leads the world with 1st...
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The Fox  Posted on 09/06/2013
The latest craze here in Norway, which is making itself international is this video and song. This is from Norwegian comedians Bård and Vegard Ylvisåker, who have a TV show which premiers in the fall here called I Kveld med...
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Feeling 16 Again  Posted on 09/01/2013
Friday last week I took my driver's test. It really wasn't as bad as I thought and I have had an American driver's license for 8 years, so I felt quite prepared. I felt extra prepared since in the previous months my husband...
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  • EPerrin
    EPerrin 20 March 2012 13:29:41

    Hello! I will be arriving in May! I will be living in Skien which is in Telemark. Is that close to you? I'd love to meet other expats when I get there! I'm certainly not opposed to that! :-) I'll start Norwegian classes on August.

  • superanjanet
    superanjanet 19 March 2012 21:46:30

    Where part will you be in Norway?
    I arrived last feb. 24... I will study norwegian language soon.. Hope we can be friends?..

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