It was Yule before Christmas!

I’ve learned something interesting today. In Northern Europe we call this holliday season ‘Jul’ and now I know the reason why. It might fill out some missing links in you’re childhood memories as well, so I decided to share it with you all.Let’s start with a description of Christmas in Norway I found on the net: Christmas in Norway by Bill Egan, Christmas HistorianNorway is in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden.Norway is the birthplace of the […]

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Golden dawn in Oslo

If you divide people into category A and B, where A are the ones who are early up in the morning, I am a C person :-). But as a public transportation fan, I can manage as I use the time on the bus waking up. Living in a suburb, we have a fantastic service in express busses bringing me to town in 20 minutes, while the cars are bumping away using twice the time. We still have great weather for the time being, so […]

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Fortress on Fire – Oslo, Norway at dawn.

I attended an early morning business network meeting today. On my way to the office afterwards I met this wonderful view in the horizon behind Akershus Fortress in Oslo. Another wonderful picture of blended sky on fire and of course I had to use my mobile phone to capture the phenomena. The town was quietly waking up to the 13th day of Advent and not only the anticipation for Christmas, but also the atmosphere was smoothly electrifying. The fortress is built on a hill in […]

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Hole in One

Golf is out of season in Scandinavia at Advent due to the deep frozen ground and normally a couple of feet of snow on top. But my wife and I were at our vacation house in Sweden this weekend and it brought up some memories. At the doorstep we found the local golf club magazine for Christmas and guess what was one of the headlines: I was one of only two club members who have had a Hole in One this year. Even if it […]

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Office Christmas Party Season

An important ingredient for Christmas anticipation is all the parties going on with co-workers, friends and other acquaintances. Tonight I was out with members of the IT strategic work group in the Norwegian Computer Society. After a whole year of intense work to provide our member a variety of rocket science or cutting edge subjects, we thought we deserved a memorable end to the year. We are all looking forward to this annual tradition where the social network and enjoying each others company is topped […]

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