I come from a very small city in England, never even owned a passport until I was 30 years old and believed the best place I would see in my life is a very popular seaside location called Skegness (Which we little Englanders often refer to as Skegvegas). It has casinos...I mean the 2p slot machines where you can win little plastic toys and whack'a'mole for tokens. It has restaurants....I prefer the Chippy with salt an vinegar though, and those dinky doughnuts...warm...dinky...doughnuts. It has the nightlife!...maybe a few places with some good music, cheap alcohol and a 'dodge the creepy perv in the corner' vibe. But I love the place....
Until I made the huge decision to move to Norway, to do something I would never have done before. I thought I was destined to stay in England forever. I hated the thought of flying, admittedly I have now cried twice on the plane (There was a fuel leak! that was legitimate fear!), I also had the hard task of being the one who didn't know too much of the language and the culture. I didn't want those things to stop me. Separating from my partner after spending only a week or 2 together, every few months was becoming painful.
And so I did it! I moved! and the experiences have been crazy and I want to share a few of my favourites. Many of the things I have seen here will be going in to my new writing project Jade Sorrows. I'm surrounded by amazing scenery and inspiration.
These are some of the first things I saw once I was settled in my new home.
Check back for more Norwegian inspirations and snippets of my writing. I can't wait to share my new projects with you.