So long, Silje Norendal - A love story
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom.
Norwegian women are some of the most stunning in the world. With a population of around 5 million people living in Norway, only a bit over 0.50 million reside in the capital city of Oslo. This is Scandinavia - its blistering cold during the winter months. Even during April, the weather is still covering the city in snow and rain. The safest bet for warm weather would be the end of May in to September. Bring proper clothing and dress warm for all other months. Boots, gloves and hats are suggested.
Whatever you do, do not visit Oslo on Easter weekend. The city is completely empty for the most during the day, as many locals empty out of the city and flood in to their cabins in the mountains to partake in drinking and skiing while the city remains mostly shutdown from Thursday until Monday morning. If you have to visit during this period, it is highly suggested to hook up with a local in order to get the invite to join the party up in to the mountains, to partake in the drinking and fun - you won't be missing out on much in Oslo itself.
Born in Kongsberg, Norway, there is a good chance you would have heard of 40-year-old Norwegian beauty queen, Silje Norendal. She is a kickass snowboarder, attached to the club Kongsberg IF, known for competing in not just slope style and boarder cross, but also in the halfpipe. She has also bagged herself a few gold medals too, winning gold each at the Winter X Games Europe.
Kristoffer Lars with whom our company has a long standing business relationship, introduced her to me sometime in early 2018. Since then, we have kept in touch.
Dreams are mysterious. They open a realm of extreme curiosity and oddities that we, as humans, are always trying to decode. And when you throw certain people and events into the mix, dreams become all that more astonishing and questionable. What are these messages hidden in our dreams trying to tell us, anyways? If you are wondering what it might mean when you dream about someone. She is extraordinarily beguiling lady. I think as if I fell in love with her at first sight
There are many, many reasons why you might be dreaming about someone in particular. What is your subconscious mind trying to tell you? The simplest reason could be that you simply fell asleep while thinking about this certain person. It is only natural that you thought about them while you fell asleep, and they found their way inside of your sleep pattern. Another simple reason is that you have been thinking about this person a lot- maybe even more than you should be. They have been on your mind for quite some time throughout the day, so of course they would be in your thoughts in your subconscious dreams as well.
On the other hand, your dream might not even be about this person. It may be something much deeper. For instance, you might be dreaming about certain qualities this person's personality: you are going through a stressful period in your life, and this person was a stressful impact in your life. Therefore, you are dreaming about this stressful individual as a result of what is going in your life at this moment. Your dream could also represent the relationship you had with someone. For example: maybe you had a very pleasant relationship with this individual, which may occur if you have entered into another great relationship with another person or you are simply at a peaceful time in your life.
When you dream about someone you are in love with, it is important to pay close attention to what happens in your dream. Dreaming about someone you love, more often than not, will show you how deep your love and passion is with this individual. For instance: if your dream is nothing but happiness and joy, the two of you hand in hand on a romantic date, then it is fair to say you have a deep connection with your partner. On the other hand, if there is lots of fighting and instability, it could be a sign that you are losing the connection with this certain someone. If you are dreaming about your partner being with someone else, it could mean that you do not feel as passionate as you once did with this person.
Sometimes when you dream about someone- no matter who it is- it has absolutely no correlation to the actually individual. Sometimes these people are there to symbolise things you are feeling or things that are going on in your life. Sometimes these dreams are meant to help you see through problems, get over a bad experience, or bring you hope and joy. Never read too deep into the actual person- pay more attention to what is going on in the dream and how the dream made you felt. As we all know, dreams can be incredibly real sometimes- and sometimes that is exactly what we need to see through situations or feeling in our current lives.
Norway is one of the most liberal and progressive countries in the world and their women are well educated, successful and independent. Most men will misinterpret this as intimidating, but you should see it as an opportunity. However, do not try any direct openers, indirect game is best. You want to ask for the time, directions, where a good coffee shop is, but do not go up to a girl and tell her she is beautiful, she won't know how to respond!
Visiting Norway is an amazing experience; it is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with down to earth and liberal minded women.
When the 2017 World Happiness Report proclaimed that Norway had inched out Denmark as leader of the global happiness rankings, I had to investigate. The country where I visited several times is stunningly beautiful, but it never struck me as a glowingly joyous place, with its dark winters and reserved citizens.
As a kind of "happiness" insurance, I was in Norway during the national festival known as Syttende Mai, literally, the 17th of May, the anniversary of the signing of Norway's constitution. The holiday brings out locals in handmade traditional clothing, marching bands, children's parades and lots of pølser (hot dogs) and ice cream.
"What does 'happiness' even mean?" Ewa Victoria Westman, a Stockholm our business guide, asked with perhaps a bit of envy. "I don't see the Norwegians as much happier than us Swedes."In Norway, IngerBrøgger Bull, a librarian in Oslo, didn't understand this new rating: "Happiness? We have bad weather; the highest prices of beer, things are so expensive!"
But the blue-eyed beauty queen- Silje Norendal, wherever your border is, my spring will be present there.
The writer is a regular contributor for The Daily Observer