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History & Traditions, Travel

Mirror Mirror on the Mountain

Norwegians are obsessed with sunlight. They talk about it endlessly and watch and wait in the New Year, for the light to come a little earlier each day heralding the onset of an early spring. Obsessed? Quite possibly. Most of us are familiar with the winter blues, associated lack of sunlight and how it can… Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the Mountain

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Skiing in New Zealand

Several years ago, we endured a heart-stopping trip to The Remarkables Ski Fields in the South Island of New Zealand. Australians flock to the NZ ski fields, every year, as it is more cost effective for them, than skiing in the limited fields in Australia. Finally, we arrived! After the 8 Kilometre, nail-biting transfer to… Continue reading Skiing in New Zealand

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Morning Walk

I often complain about the weather here, particularly in summer, however, this morning was so delightful I would like to share a photo or two of my morning walk. The mist was rising off the football field, not a cloud in the sky, a gently zephyr and a very pleasant 13 degrees - ( NOTE:… Continue reading Morning Walk

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Norway

Can you guess the location of the photo I feature each week? Test your trivia knowledge and join in the fun. Pingbacks for correct guesses. Submissions welcome.

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Walking with Edmund at 760 metres

Once a humble beekeeper, Sir Edmund Hillary came to know this mountain very well. For it was here that he would hone his mountaineering skills to become the first man, along with Tensing Norgay Sherpa, ever to reach the summit of the tallest peak in the world - Mt Everest. Hillary was certainly an imposing… Continue reading Walking with Edmund at 760 metres

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Travel theme: Snowy

A few days ago, I saw this meme referring to those who love snow. Yeh, that's me, for sure! My hand's up, waving frantically in enthusiasm for snow and the colder elements. People in the northern hemisphere must think I am stark raving mad, and I can see where they are coming from, when cold… Continue reading Travel theme: Snowy

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Travel Theme – Winter

When the mercury screams it's between 5 below and 10 degrees above celsius, I am a happy person, fully of energy, enthusiasm and vitality. When the temperature passes 26 degrees, the sun is shining, and humidity is high, I can be known to morph into a cranky sloth who lacks motivation to do anything remotely… Continue reading Travel Theme – Winter