Eliot and I met as teenagers 13 years ago when we taught Sea Cadets to sail in Northampton – we’ve been married for 5 and a half of those years. I’m originally from Leicester and Eliot from Lowestoft so meeting in Northampton was quite a coincidence. We actually got together as a couple when we both were living in Portsmouth – even more of a coincidence!
We saved our pennies, got married and went travelling around the world for a 6 month honeymoon. We always knew, after going back to the UK, that one day we would try living and working abroad. Our worldwide trip had inspired us to experience new things and learn about different cultures. However, jobs took over and 5 years on we took another look at our situation. Eliot got a promotion and a chance for us to try living abroad…in Norway!
It’s wasn’t quite the sunny climate we had imagined but after some thought we realised that Norway isn’t too far away from Blighty, for visiting friends and family, and it’s a great opportunity to learn how to ski! It became less the case of “Should we?” and more a case of “Why wouldn’t we?”
So here we are…living in a rented house 5 minutes west of Oslo. Pretty much everything came with us including our two cats (Merlin and Chloe) and furniture and we’re finally living the dream. We plan to give it a year and then we decide – should we stay or should we go?
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All the best
Eliot and Sarah