Back in July, watching the television coverage from the Oslo bombings and the Utøya shootings. I was sitting in front of the television set the entire Saturday… and in the evening, I felt like I had to do something else. Being on the other side of the country, unable to help anyone on the Eastern… Continue reading Cinnamon and raisin bagels
21. August will be a National memorial in Norway. There will be an arrangement later today. The song below is another of those songs that have really been the “soundtrack” so to speak, for getting through this tragedy. It was written as an ironic approach to the European Union referendum in Norway in the 90s,… Continue reading National Day of Mourning
Albeit slowly. It was a shock the first time I turned on the television after the attacks at Utøya and in Oslo 22. July – and noticed that the programme did not cover those attacks. I think it was the Wednesday after. Life goes on, even for the television channels, who emptied all their programming… Continue reading Life has begun to return to normal
This is probably the song that has been used the most in memorials across the country. It is written by Nordahl Grieg in 1936.
My grandmother has dementia. It runs in the family. Her mother had it. Her mother’s father, allegedly, had it. (I’m choosing to take the positive here that my grandmother didn’t start getting bad at remembering things until she was 86.)
Cripes. A press conference states that 7 are dead in Oslo – but that the buildings haven’t been searched extensively, so those numbers may rise. Currently 84 are dead at the Youth Camp at Utøya, but they’re searching the lake around the island with divers, etc. so those numbers may rise. In a country with… Continue reading Update from Oslo
Just to let everyone know, I am fine – and am not in the Oslo area at all. No one in my circle of friends/family appear to be in the area and be injured. (The brother of someone I know, who is rather high up in the Labour Youth Party and who would normally be… Continue reading Oslo today