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Norwegians’ relations to skis and snow is at its most peculiar when Easter comes. Other Europeans celebrate spring on sidewalk cafés enjoying the sun while most Norwegians take to the mountains in search of the last vestige of snow so they can go skiing.

In this context I’m very un-Norwegian, I hate snow and I hate skiing. The only person who could have made me go skiing is the woman on the picture to the left here and she is alas no longer with us. Besides she would have been 86 by now and might not have been all that interested in skiing anymore.

So during Easter You’ll find me on a sidewalk café with a double latte or a decent Assam enjoying the fact that the city is finally free of snow – Ted

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