Rømmegrøt and other Norwegian Specialties – Try It You’ll Like It

On the third day, we ate…and ate (actually, to be honest, eating is a big part of every trip but more on that in a future post).  Oslo may not be as well known for cuisine as her sister cities, but be assured, there is plenty of great food.  Mathallen, the wonderful food hall located along the eastern bank of the Akerselva river in the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood … Continue reading Rømmegrøt and other Norwegian Specialties – Try It You’ll Like It

Awesome Oslo – part 2

Exploring Oslo by bike is a great way to see the city.  From the Akershus Fortress, stopping at Snøhetta Architects’ fabulous Opera House (and be sure to take a walk on the roof),  then through the heart of the city to Vigeland Park and the beautiful residential neighborhoods that adjoin it, there are well marked bike paths and friendly locals to help out if necessary.  I can … Continue reading Awesome Oslo – part 2

Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia

Awesome Oslo – part 1

Oslo exudes a modern esthetic all its own.  While it may not have the charm of its Scandinavian counterparts Stockholm and Copenhagen, the Norwegian capital is firmly committed to the 21st century with stunning architecture and a vast underground highway network that makes it a pedestrian friendly city. Aker Brygge is a relatively new neighborhood that is home to numerous restaurants, art galleries and trendy shops. … Continue reading Awesome Oslo – part 1

A Tuneful of Music

Music enhances life. Whether packing (fun) or unpacking (less so), exercising or paying bills, music enhances the experience.  When I am singing along at the top of my voice, I can enjoy even the most mundane tasks. If I am having trouble getting inspired, there’s nothing like music to rev the creative spirit. To paraphrase Mary Poppins: just a tuneful of music … My husband loves … Continue reading A Tuneful of Music