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  • Can you remember a time when you last got SUPER excited?

    Can you remember a time when you last got SUPER excited?

    Alright, I’m ridiculously late to the party, but I’ve been bingewatching literally EVERYTHING the VlogBrothers (Hank and John Green) make on YouTube, because I need the good feels these days and I’m also running out of steam with regard to, you know…hopes, dreams, ambition! And four minutes of one of these nutjobs ranting about something […]

  • A Toy Store Tantrum. Thrown By me. The Mother.

    A Toy Store Tantrum. Thrown By me. The Mother.

    I was being a particularly petulant parent on this October morning when I threw a tantrum outside the toy store, refusing to go in when all my kid wanted to do was do a little window shopping for his birthday. In my defense I was very hangry. Also in my defense, he was lying. Window […]

  • Men who spit

    Men who spit

    FUCKING WHY?! Holy fucking mother of every deity that this planet can conjure up, WHY DO MEN SPIT? Trying to navigate the 5km route between my place and my ex’s, avoiding public transport because it’s all coated with Covid-19 and panic, I realised that, even if I avoid crowded places and keep my child from […]

  • Touched By a Racist (or: Norway, come ON!)

    Touched By a Racist (or: Norway, come ON!)

    My friend was eyeballs-deep in his phone when his surgeon arrived to check on his progress after his tonsil-removal surgery. The location was a small, private facility in West Oslo, surrounded upmarket department stores and chain coffee shops, while the office itself seemed a little worse-for-wear inside. Oslo seems reluctant to give up its rain […]

  • Humans of Hessdalen: searching for UFOs in Trøndelag

    Humans of Hessdalen: searching for UFOs in Trøndelag

    My friend Martin is responsible for this one. En route to the wedding in Lidkoping in September, bragging about how I’m finding a more outgoing, adventurous side of myself these past months, he chuckled: “You should definitely come to our UFO safari next week then”. At first I pretended I didn’t hear anything, because what I […]

  • 15 Things about Norway that will take a South African some getting used to.

    15 Things about Norway that will take a South African some getting used to.

    During a long night of trying to cajole/threaten the child to sleep, I fell into the black hole that is the frenemy of all people with a few minutes to spare (minutes that quickly become hours I will never get back): humorous listicles. After a few months back in Oslo, I have some things that […]