Arrivederci Vinstra, see you again!

So, this is it: my EVS ends here. Seems like yesterday since I came in Norway, and now it`s almost time to leave. First of all I have to say a big «thank you!» to everyone from Ung I Midtdalen who did the best to make me feel like home here, as honestly I would […]

The last blog from Blandine : Au revoir !

It’s time for me to tell you goodbye. This EVS project comes to an end and I would like to thank all the people who have made me feel at home here. I have travel a lot, and I have never been so well received before. If I had to choose, I would do it […]

Towards summer, towards the end

Entering the last month of this adventure, I can`t believe how time went so fast from last October, how many steps further I made, and how much I got more aware of myself.   It`s been sometime since my last blog entry in April, as May was another very busy and memorable month. I have […]

Funny facts about Norway by a French girl

After living 8 months in Vinstra, here are some funny facts about Norway according to me:   Norwegian can have really strange habits for a French person. To start: the fact of consuming snuss (tobacco in small bags). As it is unknown and illegal in France, it is really surprising at first when you meet people with it. […]

Thoughts after almost seven months in Norway

With only little more than two months left to live in this Country, and with long days and warmer temperatures, I can start to make a sum of this wonderful opportunity I had. Last weekend I was reading again a book I`ve finished before leaving for Norway back in last summer. It’s about the impressions […]

The learning process of being a «role model»

I have three months left to live in Norway and I can already feel the end of this adventure approaching. I came here 6 months ago to work as a “role model” in youth houses which technically means to be an example for the youths and have a positive influence. To be honest, the first […]

Goodbye winter! Or maybe not yet?

Another month has passed, and now Påskeferie are close.   Here I am again… another month has passed, and so many things continue to happen every day, like the recent Bursdagfest of my Norwegian class teacher. Can I say something? Many people often say that nordmenn are cold: well, they`ve never been so wrong, as I`m still amazed, to this […]

Spring is coming

It is now already the middle of my experience as a volunteer in Norway. After a small Christmas holiday break in France, I am back in Vinstra. The amount of snow really surprised me as well as the low temperature (we reached -26 degrees lately!). Contrary of what I thought, the lack of sun is […]

Time goes on…

…really fast here in Vinstra, and days are getting longer and longer. And here I am again talking about my EVS experience… a thing I was always wondering when I`ve been chosen as a volunteer here in Norway was the winter: will I be able to “survive” the really long dark days? And the cold? […]

Juleferie i Norge

Time goes fast from the day I arrived here, almost 3 months ago. Every day I wake up looking at the window, wondering “ok, so what’s going to happen today?” and watching the white of the snow, the cold birds trying to stay warm under the roof, and the trees.   As time passes it’s […]