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Seb: OK, so it’s not a stereotypical view of what’s often considered the most beautiful natural wonder this world boasts BUT… I’m fast coming to terms with Norway not being as blue or sunny or calm as the travel sites and brochures suggest. This is my attempt to show you what Norway is really like in spring. Not that it really changes things, anyway. I don’t care if it isn’t blue! I’ve seen blue fjords and bays in the Faroe…

I’ve been in Trondheim for three or four days now (it’s hard to tell, for reasons that will soon become apparent!) It’s very easy-going here — as much as it’s possible to be in Norway. I get the feeling that there’s some underlying tension. Perhaps it comes from having such a barren country, where only a tiny portion of the land is cultivatable. Maybe it’s true that money can’t buy you happiness. Or maybe it’s just the ever-fuggy weather —…

Don’t Walk & Timberland Abi: I have been listening to PJ Harveys album Stories from the City, Stories from the sea a lot lately. She is one of my favourite artists of all time and the reason I mention her here is because this image puts me in mind of the cover image of this album. I have been thinking for a while that I would like to try to recreate this photo and part of the reason I was…

For the first time in recorded history everyone has an equal chance of success. Or that’s what we like to tell ourselves. We gape at the powerful, unwaxed women that are directors and CEOs. We smile fondly at the emasculated house-husband that stays home to tend to the children. Sure, Spics and Polacks still man the mops and paint our walls, but everyone knows of at least one rich and successful Mexican or American Indian! They might not all be…

I’m going to attempt to tackle the tricky and turbulent subject of racism. I’m not going to cover its entire history. I’m not going to pretend that I’m entirely objective — no one is — though I will try my best to be as neutral as possible. If I say something upsetting, apologies; this a sensitive topic, one that most people tend to stay well away from. As always, we’ll start at the beginning. Not many people know where racism…