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Sun, Jul. 31st, 2005, 08:58 am
mai_li: Proud Moment

I went for a walk yesterday and met an elderly lady on my way. She was walking to her sister's at the end of the road, while I was walking towards my in-law's (beyond the end and then some) So, she stuck up a conversation. And I was able to keep up. I didn't revert to English. I only once needed her to clarify what she said. It was the first random conversation with a stranger that didn't end because of my limited vocabulary.

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Tue, Jul. 26th, 2005, 01:09 am
mai_li: Hi

I just found this LJ, looking for some place, so people who would understand a sudden craving for more than 1 variety of microwave popcorn, or possible understand WHAT rootbeer is.

I met my husband on the Internet, and oddly enough, fell deeply in love. We make our home in Karmøy with our 19 month old son, our dog and our kat. I have lived here almost 2 years now, and kan snakke litt, men ikke so bra. Du kan fortell at jeg har lært fra ei bok. (I don't know if that is right;))

I LOVE Norway. I love my husband. I just sometimes feel so out of place here. I am sure you know what I mean.

Wed, Mar. 16th, 2005, 12:45 pm
salisya: Surprise

I grew up in hot and sunny So. Cali. So when I fell in love and moved to Norway I thought my dreams of snow filled winters would come true.

NOT!

Of course I had move to the west coast of Norway where snow is rare. Seems that the Gulf Stream hits around this area and makes it slightly too warm for constant snow in the winter.

Then comes a blizzard on Sunday! We had at least 2 feet of snow! We played, took a long 2 hour walk with my sil and threw snow balls at signs. I had a blast!

So today I woke up and looked out the window. The snow is melting today. The rain is destroying it. It was great while it lasted.  :)

Sun, Sep. 26th, 2004, 01:15 am
zubrowka24: (no subject)

Hi! My name is Alexis. I'm currently living in Washington, DC where I work for a US Congressman from New Hampshire, where I am from. I just joined this community, which I was very excited to find. Recently, I lived in Krakow, Poland, where I also went to school for a Masters degree in European Studies. The topic of my thesis was Norway and Iceland and their relationship with the European Union, especially now, after Eastern enlargement. I am so intrigued by Scandinavia in general, in all aspects, but mainly politics and culture, as well as history. I'm mainly interested in Norway and Iceland, but I'm also quite interested in Greenland and the Faroe Islands and their relationship with Denmark!

I'm hoping to go to Norway next year to do a PhD. I'm looking to learn the language, but I am having difficulties doing so, in that I've only found one place in the area that offers classes, but they are extremely expensive. Sooooooo...I bought a book and I am trying to teach myself for the time being!

Really though, I'd love to hear of people's adventures travelling around Scandinavia, as well as their experiences studying there. Also, any advice you might have on how to get there sooner, the possibilty of working and anything else you might know that could help me!

Thanks :)

Fri, Jul. 2nd, 2004, 08:43 pm
salisya: Progress

Yep, I'm still around. I guess there aren't that many people around that have moved or plan to move to Norway due to love.

Well I thought I would post my progress to my Norwegian knitting project.

Not bad so far? It is taking a while since I have had other projects that I've needed to finish up.

Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004, 01:08 pm
salisya: Trying Norwegian Knitting

Check it out. I started this yesterday. (March 4th, 2004)

I'm making this sweater for a family friend. My first Norwegian sweater. In NORWEGIAN!!! I can barely speak the language and here I am trying to follow a knitting pattern in one. Wish me luck!

It is the sweater that the woman in the pic is wearing. It is very typical Norwegian called Setesdal. My fil has one just like it. Very old traditional pattern. My dh choose it just for that reason. :)

Cyn~

Wed, Feb. 4th, 2004, 08:45 pm
salisya: (no subject)

I'm Cyn, originally from So. Cali. I moved to Norway almost 2 years ago.
I meet my dh on the internet.

So far I'm liking Norway just fine. There are a few things that are difficult to deal with, but from where I'm from I feel much more comfortable here on a few levels.

Can't wait to meet more in my situation.

Cyn~

Wed, Feb. 4th, 2004, 08:44 pm
salisya: This group is for

Anyone who is a kjærlighetinvandrer, an immigrant of love.

Whether you are American, Canadian, British, Austrailian or from anyother country, and you are now living in or thinking of moving to Norway because of love.

Welcome :)
I know it is hard to go from what you grew up with to a new land with different rules. Please share your joys, anger, and frustrations. What you miss or don't miss. Vent away if you have to.