Welcome to RennyBA & my blog

As a lecturer at the Norwegian School of Management, I started to post on my blog in November 2007. To reach a wider audience, I publish in English. This is the part of my net presentation that really fits the expression in “All you need to know about Norway” as it is about my daily life – our habits, tradition, and culture. Feel free to scroll down & read all chronologically – or maybe more convenient: go to my new search page: and find “All you need to know” – about Norway! My best Achievement as a Social Media Enthusiast and from blogging took place in Oslo, Norway in August 2010 at OsloBG when almost 50 participants met up in Oslo and had a great time enjoying the tops sights explored together with local hosts. It was my wife and me together with some ex-pats and local enthusiasts who each day went through different routes – followed by participant´s individual ideas of what to explore. If you look down in this note, you´ll have an idea of all the options there are. Some have been here before – e.g. at the OsloBG 2010 – others will be visiting for the […]

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May is almost Summer and full of Festivals in Norway

May is a lovely month – most Norwegians believe it’s the most beautiful: Never is the grass greener, the tulips bloom and beautiful lilacs spread their intoxicating scent. May is the month of plenty of holidays and nearly summer. It is the month to buy new shoes, summer dresses and ironing the flag. May is the month for confirmations, ice cream, summer parties and garden parties on the green lawns surrounded by flowers. It is the month to find the grill and take the year’s first swim in the ocean – the craziest of us have a tradition of swimming before May 1st, but most expect the first swim to be well into May. Anyway, while waiting for the water to get warm enough you can live it up with a blanket and basket in the park or at the beach. Writing a blog about Norway; our history, traditions and habits, I have made plenty of posts to illustrate and explain all about this. So in this post, I have decided to sum it all up and give you it all – chronologically in a nutshell – about May traditions in Norway: May is Norway’s own month May means exams […]

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Happy New Year with Fireworks and Seafood

Celebrating the New Year’s Eve in Scandinavia is traditionally a blast of a feast. No wonder as it is the darkest and often the coldest time of the year and since ten thousand years back there was a good reason to celebrate the return of the sun – Winter Solstice festivals is a part of it of course. All this sets the scene for enthusiasm and cheer and welcoming a new year. Preparing the evening’s celebration starts days before and the most exciting part is buying the fireworks. Shooting up your own is much more fun and you’re welcome to read the story in my last post: Buy and shoot up your own New Years Fireworks. Then of course shopping what’s needed for our traditional seafood dinner; Shrimp, lobster (and sometimes crawfish) served with champagne. You’re all welcome to join us shopping and then sit in and enjoy the firework show this year – all included in this video: Actually, this is one of the habits and seasonal traditions I’ve posted the most about on this blog, so let me share some of the others by reposting some of the pics in the video with link to these posts: From […]

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Dona Nobis Pacem – Make Blogs not Wars

Dona Nobis Pacem, a Latin phrase, means “Give Us Peace” or “offering us peace”. Again this year, I take the opportunity to join Blog Blast for Peace with my saying: ‘Make Blogs not Wars’. As I strongly believe that Social Media empowers people, I want to give my share: So what has Peace to do with Blogging? To me it’s simple: Blogging….: to quote myself again: ‘….. Connecting people’, as we in Blogsphere share our daily life, our thoughts, ideas and experiences – from our own perspective – from our part of the world. We share knowledge and by that we are breaking down cultural, religious and other barriers. The Peace Globe Project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere – The flame became a passion – The passion became a movement – and I want to be a Passionate Participant! Today of course, you’ll find it at Facebook Too! I have never experienced anything as effective in connecting people across the world as blogging. I have been writing RennyBA’s Terella for almost 8 years now and have met many amazing people and I myself am more aware of […]

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