Thank you, Italian good looks for making me stick out like a sore thumb no matter how I might dress.
Something I will need to get used to is the lack of daylight hours in Norway during winter. I think I may not mind it. I always thought snow looked better in the dark. It glows and twinkles under the moon. The quiet and the gentle hum of the winter wind is enough to lull … Continue reading Learning Norwegian Hygge
Oh myy. These are words I need to practice! Here are some winter wonderland words!
Winter is well and truly on the way in Bergen. The temperature is dropping and on Friday, we had our very first sprinkle of snow! However, I was informed that this slushy mixture of rain and snow is not actually called snow in Norwegian but instead, ‘sludd.’
That got me thinking, in a country which gets its fair share of winter snowfall, there must be a few different ways to describe it. During my snøord search, I soon discovered that there are in fact A LOT of different words used to describe snow and snow-related activities. I’ve shared a few of the basics and some of my favourites, but if you’re snow inclined, this blog post is incredibly comprehensive!
- Plain old snow: snø, snjo, snjø, snog, snjor, sjog, sjo, sny and snjy
- Snowflake: snøflak
- Light, small snow-flakes: fjukr
- Very large snowflake: snøfloke, snøflinte, snøflukse
- Grain of snow: snøkorn
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It just seemed like normal to me and seemed like regular arguments until I took a step back. I examined what was said and realized it was verbal abuse later. It made me feel so small and helpless- like I could not escape the situation. Everything he said was right and I was always wrong. … Continue reading #Metoo
I think making spaghetti sauce for my in-laws when they come to visit us this holiday season is special. Why not make special meatballs too!? This recipe from cookingadventures looks awesome! Check out the recipe and this food blog.
These were probably the best meatballs I have ever tried. Even with having a finicky daughter who started complaining about having to eat them, couldn’t stop at one and her quote was “These are better than cheese curds”.
They are very easy to make and go well alone or over any kind of noodles.
Oven 400 degrees
Time: 15 minutes
1lb Ground Beef/ Chicken (works well too)
1c Bread crumbs
1/2tsp Ground Garlic
1tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4tsp Black Pepper
1pkg Mozzarella pearls
– Heat oven…
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I'm using language apps on my phone called Duolingo and Tinycards for Norwegian. It was easy at first and then. . . . I was like "Wait, what? What's going on right meow?" It got much harder. I am greatly confused by "you" "they" and "it." Word placement is different than in English. Where do … Continue reading What’s going on right meow?
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