I had a fantastic stay at CAS as a Post-Doc in 2006/2007 ("Changing Family Patterns in Norway and other Industrialized Countries: Determinants, Consequences and Projected Trends"). I improved my skills as a demographer, increased my national and international network, and I had a socially enriching stay as well. It was also great to meet and talk with the researchers in the other groups. The lunches were amazing, and the building, the garden, the localtion on Frogner, with a sea view, the staff and facilities were all extrordinary.