A poor writer’s report of Oslo at Easter time told through the visit of his mum meeting his girlfriend for the first time

It’s a quiet and wet Thursday evening in Grünerløkka, and I’m relaxing in the living room with my girlfriend having spent the last few hours attending to various cleaning chores around our apartment. My mum is arriving soon.

She has visited from England, along with her husband, on a couple of other occasions during the time I’ve lived in Norway. But this time is a bit different because it will be the first time she and my girlfriend have met: probably the part of the visit that I’m looking forward to the most. Except I know that my girlfriend, while excited, is feeling a slight case of the in-law nerves.


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Photo: Tom Lenartowicz/Hja!