Gro's Blog

Gro means grow in english and here I am


Lillehammer, Norway
December 22
Lillehammer University College
Adviser - main work area: Communications for the Department of TV-studies at Lillehammer University College - Also a mother of 2 - 14 year old Magnus and 24 year old Maria. Also elected leader for Norsk Tjenestemannslag - the trade union for workers employed by the Norwegian state and state-related organizations and businesses at Lillehammer University College. Our mebers are both scientific and administrative employees.

JANUARY 30, 2012 6:07PM

A Hollywood moment in Lillehammer

 Still for Tuba Atlantic

Some days ago the Oscar nominees were announced - that gave a small town i inland Norway a taste of Tinseltown.

Tuba Atlantic  - a 30 min student film has hit Hollywood - it has already won the Oscar for best student production - and, it was named again last/

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 6:32PM

Utoya 2207 colours election campaigning

 The Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at a folk meeting i Lillehammer 03.09.11

How do you face the fact that the youngster standing next to you has heavier life experiences that I hope I shall never face? 

The local election campaign in Norway post 22.07 has been an experience of broad varieties. It has been about  laughter and smiles, but first and fore… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 8, 2011 6:54PM

Standing the test? The aftermath of Oslo and Utøya


People are killed in massacres all around the world every day. The 22nd of July in Oslo and Utøya is still something out of this world.

Not because Norway is a small country and not because we are a special peaceful country. But in difference to school massacres, shootings… Read full post »

 I would sell my heart and soul to say that it isn't true, but it is - 86 young, politically active people are dead, another 500 is traumatised.

It doesn't matter so much which political party it would happen to, the tragedy extend political parties. But still, those who are dead… Read full post »

 My grandfather and grandmother left Norway for a possible better life i USA in 1921 and 1923. They got married in Newport, Rhode Island and had - as they later told us - some good year in Brooklyn. My grandmother even added: "Maybe the best years of my life. The lack… Read full post »

This is the happy day for people I care for. 
My good colleague Janneke married her best friend and lover - Gøril - on friday 25th of June 2010.    
There is a political statment to this story:  The picture below shows the judge of t… Read full post »

 I am blessed with 2 nice children. Maria is now 23 and living in Holland with her mate. Magnus is 12 and is still in-the-house. Our economy is not much to talk about, but still, we have been able to travel.

With Maria I have been to Washington DC and New… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2010 10:03AM

The daily news from Iceland

"The last wish of the Icelandic economy was to have its ashes spread over Europe... "


View for the Round Island, Sunnfjord, Norway

This is mine. It's the view from our summer house located on an tiny island. The island is the size of a football field and my family has had it since 1946. It is located on the western coast of Norway.

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Iceland has the worst period in history - and in Norway we are somewhat happy to help out.   So in the shadow of the ashes the airports shut down faster than the speed of sound.

Norway is off the main roads of the world - and now we are really cutRead full post »

It sounds like Beatles tune, but it was not.

To watch Mr Mandela walk out of the gate of Robben Island was an extreme trill when you have worked against apartheid for many years.

It was an unbelievable day - and the mere fact that a person imprisoned for almost 30 years… Read full post »

A nobel Obama day? Or a Nobamael day? 

In October we watched Obama gettting the news of him named Nobel Peace Prize reciever in 2009 with some sort of  - " is this for real" face. Today he received it in Oslo. And in many ways it has been a stunning day.… Read full post »

November is the month of the year when it suddenly is dark - or at least it is not really daylight - when you leave your house in the morning - and when you leave work and heading home in the afternoon it is dark. The snow hasn't fallen yet. Christmas is still… Read full post »

Would it be McCain or would it be Obama. Even here in Norway that was the talk-of-the-town. We would never know whether McCain would be a good POTUS, what we know - at least in my opinion - is that Mr Obama brought dignity and humbleness back to the White House.

He will… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2009 1:27PM

There was a time

Christmas Eve 1965, Florø, Norway 

This picture was taken 24th of December 1965 - Christmas Eve. It tells at least two stories. It tells the story of our day back then i 1965 - the picture shows my sister and me,  and our cousins.

When I put this out on Facebook together with some… Read full post »

... at least if what you write shall bring som meaning. Thanks for your advise Dorinda and Robert.  I will lengthen my goal limitations and to use the blog (we agree upon the awfullness of the word) to lit my taughts.

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OCTOBER 9, 2009 2:35PM

Why should I blog?

I found Open Salon on the day that Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize. I have tried to blog before, but don't find my own blogs interesting enough for my own interests.

 So why should you continue reading.

You don't have to, but for me there are two main… Read full post »