Welcome to Renny B. Amundsen and 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Urban nature at Ekeberg Sculpture Park in Oslo

Ekebergparken can offer installations by international artists, as well as museums, restaurants and a panoramic view of the city. Scattered across 65 acres on a small mountain across the Oslo Fjord from the city, the Sculpture Park includes works by artists that range from Renoir, Botero and Salvador Dalí to Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer and Dan Graham. There are a handful of site-specific works already installed, including a Sky Space by James Turrell, his northernmost to date, which the American artist built into a hillside […]

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