På norsk jord

Jeg er nå på norsk jord! Føles meget rart og uvirkelig. Ser fram til noen dager med familie i Oslo, og så bærer det videre til Trondheim på onsdag. Var veldig trist å si hade til vertsfamilien og Lea- jeg kan ikke se for meg en hverdag uten dem lenger. Jeg kommer til å savne dem og vennene mine såå så mye. Er veldig rart å høre norsk overalt igjen, og også spesielt å snakke norsk!! Har vondt i munnen allerede. Og jeg er også sjokkert over hvor lite takk, unnskyld, unnskyld meg etc nordmenn sier- sniking i køa og alt. Haha. Omvendt kultursjokk much? Reisen gikk helt fint, var ganske trist men men… Tenk, jeg er norsk igjen.


You know you’ve lived in England for a while when…

… the water actually tastes like water.

… it feels perfectly normal to pay with pound coins, 2 pound coins, and p’s.

… it is normal to have a ’roast dinner’ every Sunday. – With gravy! … and you eat pudding after (dessert).

… taking a double-decker bus doesn’t seem that special anymore.

… people don’t look at you like you’re a crazy person for eating crisps for lunch, because everybody else does.

… you wait for a person to get off the bus before you go in.

… holding up the door for the person coming after you feels like the most natural thing to do.

… words like ‘bugger,’ ‘lush,’ ‘bloody,’ ‘brilliant,’ ‘lovely’ etc are a part of your vocabulary).

… you say ‘Aaw, bless’ / ‘bless you’ not only when somebody sneezes but also if you think something is ‘cute.’

… American annoys you. It’s not movie and color, it’s film and colour!

… you’ve started writing Mandag instead of mandag (norwegian)

… a jumper is expensive if it costs 20 pounds

… you love watching talent shows such as The Voice, Britan’s Got Talent, X-factor, Dancing on Ice…

… brick houses are the norm.

… you’ve actually realised that it doesn’t rain in the UK all the time, as we are actually having a drought at the moment and have to conserve water.

… it seems like a miracle when you get snow, and you turn into a small child again. You get only 5 cm of snow that lasts for some days, and everybody are so excited, and you go sledging when there is barely any snow left.

… you are worried/hoping that there will be a Snow Day the next day because it’s a bit of snow on the road, and the school will close down for ‘safety reasons.’

… the words ‘thank you,’ ‘sorry’ and ‘please’ are the words most frequently used in your vocabulary

… you say ‘sorry’ even though it wasn’t actually your fault- but you were in the way of someone bumping into you.

… saying “You alright” seems like a perfectly ordinary way of saying hello, and you know how to respond to it (Yea, you? (you might pop in a thank you in there too))

… you know the difference between ‘you alright,’ ‘you ok?,’ and ‘how are you?’

… you’ve started not liking French people… (Or Americans)

… you know what a sausage roll and pasties are

… eating plain bread with cheese without another slice of bread on top seems weird and abnormal- it’s supposed to be a sandwich- cause how in the world would you be able to hold the sandwich without another slice of bread on top?

… it seems weird if the years below you (uniform-kids!) don’t wear a uniform- it unsettles the whole system…

… calling the teachers by their first names seems out of order, you should only call them ‘Mr…’/Sir or ‘Ms…’/Miss.

… doing homework over the weekend is what is expected of you.

… a text message seems incomplete and naked without at least on x on the end of it- the number of x-es increasing with how well you know a person, but not normally exceeding two or three.

… drinking tea without milk is something you’d never do.

… using an ‘x’ as the times sign and ‘.’ as the comma ‘,’ in maths feels like something you have done your whole life.

… a box of chocolate feels like a most adequate present you could give someone for their birthday.

… you constantly have to look up words in the dictionary to find what a word is in Norwegian.