Wednesday, 5 December 2012

U is for...

part of my stuff prior to leaving

Well, since I couldn't think of anything else for the letter U, I thought Upheaval was a pretty good one. Especially since I went through quite a bit of upheaval during the last few weeks. Not only did I pack up a lot of stuff, I also gave a lot away and all that was left was thrown away. 

I had colleagues, friends and family come over and help, I did a lot myself and in the end a lorry came to pick everything up that I wanted to take. And if you don't know what I am talking about: I was taking it all to Norway. Yes, you read it right: I moved from the Netherlands to Norway. Actually by the time you're reading this, I have moved into a new (smaller) home and have been at work for 2 days!

I have been through a small bureaucratic mill, I have had to speak Norwegian all the time (I made it a point to start out in Norwegian, it's the best way for me to get to grips with the language, even if they all do speak fantastic English here) and I am still figuring out what to do about the furniture that couldn't come with me to my new place. 

There is still a lot of upheaval in my head as well. It still hasn't quietened down, even though I am now sleeping better than I did the first few days. What with the language, all the new people, the new surroundings and everything else, I guess that will probably linger a bit longer. But I have some great help in the area and people so far have been very nice and kind to me! 

This is the letter U for ABC Wednesday. Why not join?


  1. It certainly has been an upheaval -- a very good 'u' word by the way. I think I recognize the waterfront of Bergen in your photo. We stayed in a hotel not far away, visited the fish market and had a cup of tea -- a cup of hot water and a tea bag -- for about $4, along there. We loved Bergen, but being spoiled by California sunshine couldn't be prevailed upon to live there. Keep on blogging!

  2. Moving is very hard on the nerves, especially when you cross international boundaries, even if it's your choice.

  3. Moving does create an upheaval. I hope it's a good move for you. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  4. I feel your pain, though I never moved where the language wasn't English. moving's a bear.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Ordinary! That you have maintained your sanity is Uber impressive♫♪

  6. In French we would say that now you experience the "contre coup" ! That takes some time to digest !


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