Norwegian National Day

Tomorrow, Wednesday 17th May, is Norwegian National Day.

It is more than just a token event in the calendar or an excuse to have a day off work.

17th May gives us all the opportunity to reflect and be grateful to Norway.

Norway will mean different things to each citizen. A few of the common answers, which are listed in no particular order, include: safety, nature,beauty, balance, integration, oil, wood, fish, fjords, home.

Whatever it means to you I will let you decide. But I hope that we are all in agreement that we live in a fantastic country which deserves to be celebrated.

Personally as an immigrant who has lived here for over 10 years, Norway represents the perfect place for myself and my family to be based. And the easy access to nature and adventure.

No Society will ever be perfect and it’s citizens will always have their small grumblings such as the state of the roads, the rich Norwegians who now base themselves in foreign countries to avoid paying higher taxes, the import duties on foreign foods and goods.

But overall “vi har det veldig bra”.

So whether heading into Oslo city centre to watch the procession of school children in front of the Royal Castle…. Or maybe just taking your dog and disappearing into the vast abundance of gorgeous Norwegian nature… Or meeting with friends and family to share a good meal and a few glasses of bubbles… Enjoy your day celebrating Norway.

This year Thursday is also a day off, so feel free to over indulge if you don’t have small kids who will wake you up at 6:00 a.m.

Heia Norge! Gratulerer med dagen til alle.

Doggies: Milli, Fridtjof, Lucy, Eddie and Twist

Doggies: Arya, Ville, Gulla, Gabby and Memphis

Doggies: Wilma and Fant

Doggies: Wilma, Isak, Ilex and Samus

Mobile phone died shortly after start of walk, therefore limited photos today

Doggies: Mari, Nola, Kira, Pippi, Mira and Saga (2 walkers)

Doggies: Jello, Lexi, Ibsen, Oscar and Haraka

Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again Friday morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.


Christina, Karianne, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt

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