Archive | December, 2011

Is Norway for you?

Most people think twice before moving to Norway, because of different reasons: the weather, its culture, the cost of living… But this nordic country is also very attractive in many ways (safety, standard of living, its welfare system otherwise called “welfare-porn” by an englishman whose name I can’t trace). This article on “The World’s Happiest (And Sadest Countries)” [...]

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At last: butter-case closed!

“We have butter!” at the entrance of a supermarket. 17/12/2011. In this post you will find the translation I promised of an article in Norwegian about the “Butter crisis”. Although a bit late, it does bring light into the subject of expensive foods in Norway. I must say translating this article (to the best of my ability, which -just [...]

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I Can’t Believe There’s No Butter!!

Baking is one of my favorite hobbies, so when my husband made his request for Cinnabons, I ran to the store without hesitation. What was my surprise, when I saw the shelves of the dairy alley empty for butter. There was nothing but disappointing margarine. I’d heard something about the rise in popularity of low-carb diets, [...]

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