Thursday, March 12, 2009


A lot of children in Stavanger can be seen walking to school in the morning with fluorescent waterproof covers on their book satchels. This keeps their books dry and helps to stop the children getting run over in the dark.

My daughter is seen here striding purposefully towards the school door, trying to keep out of the rain. The cars have their lights on, not because it isn't fully daylight, but because in Norway everyone drives with their headlights on all the time. Even in the middle of a summer's day, oncoming drivers will flash you as a warning if you aren't using them.

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