January will be remembered for my Grandmother’s 90 year old birthday party, cheesecake, a tasteful pheasant meal @ Ruffino Ristorante in Oslo, but really what January is about is the SALE. The best sale in Oslo was @ Steen & Strøm Magasin in Oslo. Waited in queue & returned home with lots of bargains!
My friend Christina left Oslo for the remainder of year so we spent as much time together as possible in March, trying out a new restaurant and recording songs at the Pop Center in Oslo. I also made time for sightseeing in Oslo.
June had a terrible beginning as there was a huge fire in our building, almost burning down our apartment. Luckily it was saved, and we only had to live without our clothes for a few months. I came over it by eating delicious Chicken Club’s and going to a crazy energetic Nicki Minaj concert in Oslo. B-Bitches ain’t got punchlines or flow / I have both and an empire also / Sell out shows out in Norway, Oslo. My boyfriend surprised me with a weekend getaway to Gothenburg at the end of the month!
Christina was in Oslo for a short day trip in July, my parents visited, I turned 27(!) and ate out at Vann & Brød, Meline and Richard visited and we tried out the amazing Yaya’s, beer and pizza’s were consumed at one of my favorite Oslo restaurants AliBaba. All in all a very eventful month, the highlight being my cousin’s wedding where Sami traditions were apparent.
August was filled with sadness more than anything else. Since summer in Oslo sucked I went to Kristiansand where the weather was sunny and warm, and where the grass is definitely greener.
I had the lunch of my life at Mucho Mas in September, not so much at Alfred, and also tried out a Moroccan restaurant I’ve been curious about for a long time. The Norwegian Air Force celebrated 100 years, and I was there! The real treat was staying at the AMAZING White Bungalow in Ovacik in Turkey. OMG, I would love to go back and swim in that huge pool.
All relaxed and ready for October and colder months ahead! I visited the newly opened Food Court (Mathallen) in Oslo, and it was an appreciated addition to Oslo. I had a great Mediterranean Salad @ Emil & Samuel, finally learnt what Pancetta means, re-visited the market in Bogstadveien, found a favorite store in Kristiansand, and celebrated 5 years together with my boyfriend @ Xich Lo.
In November I finally visited my parents in Tromsø, and was treated like a proper hotel guest. The view from my cousin’s apartment is amazing and tempting. In Oslo me and Thomas tried out traditional food, and we took a flight to Munich to do some Christmas shopping! One of the year’s most eventful and stressful months.
December was a crazy month and it became clear that 2013 is all about new beginnings. For the first time I spent Christmas in Kristiansand (after an 8 hour long journey). It’s very clear (2 me) that I’m an only child and that I’m used to getting just what I want. I received a lot of great gifts, delicious food (my boyfriend is the cook in our relationship), stressed down (somewhat), and felt very content with saying goodbye t0 2012.