View from the top at Frognerseteren. Within a few hours of landing in Norway, I was having one of the best Saturday afternoons of my life. Mind you, that was kind of predictable the moment toboggans were mentioned! Frognerseteren is definitely my favourite thing about Oslo. Where else in the world can you catch an […]Read more "A Weekend in Oslo"
I hear Zoe shriek with excitement. Rushing into the living room, I realise she’s peering out the open window at a thick haze of spiralling snowflakes. Horizontal snow fogging the lens on Westminster Bridge. Like a true antipodean, I put on my warm clothes immediately. Before I’ve finished, I’ve had an excited txt from Kat […]Read more "Waitangi Snow"
After missing the ice sculptures twice in Russia, Paul couldn’t resist surprising me when he found out there was a day long competition and exhibition right here in London! It was a great surprise, and I was amazed at the detail in the frozen water! My favourite was this downhill skier.Read more "Ice Sculptures in London!"
Our second day in Russia was all about serendipity. After dismally failing to see ice sculptures the night before, I had googled my little heart out and learned about the annual Vyugovey Ice Sculpture Festival, which had apparently opened only two days earlier.Again, we didn’t get ice sculptures. It turns out that not only is […]Read more "Day Two in Moscow: Serendipity"
Ice sculptures. That’s how I ended up in this park in the middle of nowhere in Moscow. Ice sculptures. My best friend came here ten years ago and raved. There were photos. Good photos. I was jealous. Now I’m here to see them for myself, and there’s nothing. Or at least, it doesn’t look like […]Read more "Life Lesson #38 – Ice, Ice Baby"