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Sad news to anyone with a Geography 'O' level

Rather than a GCSE or whatever they are called this week.

Anyway, one of the mainstays of Geography O level, or at least the Cambridge Board's version seemed to be Norway - there was all the glaciation and so on, and hill side farming.

And this is the sad bit: Aftenposten notes that "that nearly 100 setre (the plural form for "seter") were shut down in just one year, from 2005 to 2006. More and more of the historic little mountain farms, which generally have been tied to larger farms at lower elevations, are no longer being used".

Doubtless the Norwegians concerned have found better ways to make money, so good for them, but a little part of my adolescence has just died.

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Blogger Dr. James P. Holdren said... 2:28 pm

Yes, whether hillside farms or diners in America, it's sad when they close down.  



Anonymous Son of Ib said... 8:20 am

I blame the Viking death metal bands meself.

Lundi 17.  



Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 10:30 pm

You and me the same. I loved Geography "O" level. We did Norway for 3 months of the curriculum  



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