First – A mandatory link to the classic song 🙂
I spent the last blog post promoting summer and sun. However, all (most) Norwegians are very concerned with how everything has to be fair and just. In that spirit, I want to make it clear that I love every season equally! They all have their own charm and idiosyncrasies. Minus 20 Celsius plus wind in Moscow is not much fun, as several Spaniards discovered at the Aeroflot tournament, but I assure you: minus five in Oslo can be pleasantly refreshing! Winter at its best!
All Norwegians are said to be born with skis on their feet. I actually believe that to be exaggerated, but even so – it is the reason for why Oslo is going to be a completely different place the next two weeks: We’re hosting the Skiing World Championship! Personally, I believe this to be an excellent occasion for watching some good sports on TV, admiring the favorites succeeding, and thinking to myself: I should go skiing myself. People are well intentioned, but somehow there are “doers” and “talkers”. Hopefully I’ll have recovered enough from my cold to get a ski trip before Reykjavik!
Marit Bjørgen showing off her gold medal at the prize giving in Oslo tonight. She secured Norway a fantastic start to the championship. Subways in Oslo will continue to be very crowded the next two weeks! The thousands of spectators in Holmenkollen seem to enjoy both the Norwegian winter and the Norwegian medal winners!