English version further down Nytt år, nye muligheter sier de. Muligheter vi har tenkt å skape oss selv, ut fra totalt blanke ark og en nyervervet åpenhet om hvordan en hverdag og en jobb behøver se ut. Vi går inn i 2019 med alle dører åpne, ingen alternativer avskrevet og fulle av nysgjerrighet. Er det… Read More Velkommen 2019!
English text further further down Det nærmer seg halvveis og det føles naturlig med en slags fot i bakken. Ta tempen på det hele. Det har seg nemlig sånn at et liv på Bali tar noen vendinger man ikke helt ser komme før man plutselig står midt oppi det. Joda, vi visste jo at Bali… Read More Finne-seg-selv-Bali
We have grappled around our carbon footprint quite a lot recently, and again we feel like we have been very naïve. As you probably know, we planned our trip to Bali and Green School in order to become more green ourselves and make sure our girls get their eyes opened to the actual status of… Read More The carbon footprint of a Bali expat
We`ve asked ourselves several times lateley; are we living the dream? The answer is a long one. I went to pick up Dina at a friend`s house this evening. I had never been there before and for some stupid reason I managed to reset the Google map pin as I was roaming around trying to… Read More Living the dream?
I sat down and wrote my regular column for a Norwegian newspaper the other day. I wrote about how we are in a post honeymoon-phase at the moment. That is a phase where you see all the things that are not like at home. You kind of find arguments for why things should change here… Read More The Norwegian dilemma
Lately we`ve been working to make a settlement with Instagram. We have spent so much time studying stunning pictures from Bali and the rest of the world whilst we were looking forward to move to Bali. We considered it inspiration. Lately we have realized most of what we`ve looked at is Instagram spam. Not Instagram… Read More Instagram spam hassels
I sat down yesterday and wrote a blog post about expats in Bali in general, and Green School in particular. I will probably never post it. It was my frustration regarding certain expats` ignorance released. I guess it makes you curious about what I wrote, and I can admit that it wasn`t very nice. It… Read More Expats in a microcosmos
Looking back at our previous blog posts, it is strange to see that those that we have though would be perceived as nagging or too negative, somehow seem to be those who create the most positive feedback. It has been so rewarding to experience feedbacks both verbally from parents at school and written to us,… Read More Feedback, feedback, feedback
We have survived our first visa run. We had been checking thoroughly to find things to do in Singapore that suit kids, and left for the airport Saturday morning ready for ready for a long weekend in the modern world. There is an endless choice of things to do in Singapore, but our focus was… Read More Things to do in Singapore
Finally, we`ve moved in to the main building of the property we have rented for a year. –And finally our Bali life has begun for real. The little things in life It is funny how little things can make such a huge difference. I had never ever thought that six weeks without cooking could take… Read More Bali life is a schizophrenic life