Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Walk to Stavanger Port

Last Tuesday, I braved the icy streets and walked into central Stavanger. Monday, our first day here, I thought it enough to find two grocery stores close to home.  Now, I was setting out to explore my new home town.  … Continue reading

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Walk Along the Fjord.

This afternoon we went to one of the fjords that Stavanger winds itself around, and took Snoopy and ourselves for a walk.  It was pretty crisp out – only 2C+ at the best, but there was very little wind.  We … Continue reading

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Red Tape, Norwegian Style

Today was a long, frustrating day. In the first week you are in Norway, there are several things you need to do.  I needed to send in my application to become a resident under the Family Immigration section.  Fine – … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Stavanger

Did I mention that it was snowing when I took the dog for a walk early Monday morning?  This is the first snow I’ve seen since December 2009 – and for David – December 31, 2006.  I thought it would … Continue reading

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Muscat to Stavanger – Three Flights

The one thing I have not liked about living in Oman is that it is a 9 1/2 hour flight to any of the major airport hubs in Europe.  This, on top of another long flight to Calgary, made the … Continue reading

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From Muscat to Stavanger…… The Longest Day

Noon, and the packers STILL hadn’t shown up!  They  promised they are on the way…. but we were booked to fly out that night.  Packing boxes everywhere, piles of things that need to be in the air shipment or in … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Well, the big day is finally here, insha’allah. This is Arabic for God willing, and one hears it all the time. There have been times in the past months when I have wondered if He really is.  There have been … Continue reading

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