We’ve been away!

We’ve been away!

 

If you have not moved home in the Brighton area over the last few years, then you probably won’t have noticed that we’ve been away. The combination of the panic that comes from turning 40, along with an opportunity presenting itself to explore a different way of life, meant bye bye England and hello Norway.  

Several years of living in a different culture and certainly a different climate has been a fantastic life experience. Is the grass greener on the other side? No, in fact there is a distinct shortage of grass. Trees, rock and fjords are in abundance, snow can be plentiful, but beautiful green rolling countryside is in short supply. Dealing with a proper winter was easier than expected. The properties have decent insulation and underfloor heating. The car had an engine pre-heater, which was handy when the temperatures were down to –20c. The air was dry and the snow was fluffy. Weather is no surprise; therefore, the nation is geared up to cope. Winter tyres are law and snow ploughs are everywhere, there is no excuse for not getting to work. On a bad day, public transport can be up to a couple of minutes late! Norwegians are well paid, enjoy a solid welfare system, and overall, have a relatively high material standard of life. However, the quality and choice of food in the supermarket is dreadful, and the cost of alcohol is criminal.  

After several years of adventure, making new friends and even quitting smoking, the great food and stunning countryside of Sussex has beckoned. Feeling refreshed and energised,  www.man-with-a-van.com is now open again for business and getting down to some decent hard work with Removals in Brighton, after all, we have been established since 1999.  

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