We Booked A Holiday In Norway

So I actually did it ........ I booked a flight for me and Tilly to go to Norway to see Zach! The flight leaves Stansted and arrives at Oslo Torp, which is a 20 minute train ride away from the nearest town to Zach's Golf club. So I keep telling myself that it's easy to do - but how do I really feel taking my 4 yr old to a country I have never been to and I can't speak the language? well, I am scared, excited, proud and happy.

We booked with Ryanair, but we haven't bothered with paying for suitcases as I am sure we can fit it all in the hand luggage, and why would I pay to take a suitcase when it costs more than the flight. Did I want to pre-book our seats so we are guaranteed to sit next to each other? ...... no thank you, I am pretty sure the Ryanair staff will have to place me in a seat next to my four-year-old child without having to pay the extra £10 each person for each way. If they decide we can't sit together then I will just sit back and enjoy the flight whilst some poor soul has to sit next to Tilda, who doesn't stop talking, is a wriggly bum and has never flown before. She will get up to the toilet every 10 minutes and have to climb over people to get out and then be asking them for sweets and drinks. I, however, will be chilling out further down the plane!

Did I want to take sports equipment with me? ...... What? £100 to take Zach's golf clubs out? I don't think so. Insurance? ... no thanks, we will shop around and get a good deal. Sometimes if you add all the other extras, a budget airline isn't so budget after all!

Once we get there we are booked into a youth hostel (yes I have seen Hostel, the killer movie too), but it looks lovely and its so expensive but it was still the cheapest place to stay. I have booked a single room to save money and the man on the end of the phone said they have more than one bed in them anyway.

My only problem when I get to Norway is somehow trying to convince Tilly that we won't see Princess Elsa from Frozen, even though the film is set in Norway, and she knows it.

Time for me to get and learn some Norwegian