Archive for June, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-30

Monday, June 30th, 2008
  • Found a hytte after a long day; it started with a hike in Geiranger this morning and a visit to a colleague in beautiful Valldal afterwards! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-29

Sunday, June 29th, 2008
  • Good Sunday y’all! We left Oppstryn and are on the Hellesylt-Geiranger ferry now. It’s supposed to be the most spectacular ferry trip ever!! #
  • Let me tell you; the Geiranger fjord is spectacular indeed!! The snowy road from Geiranger to Dalsnibba too btw. with an amazing viewpoint!! #
  • Oh, and in the category of useless information; I forgot my beard trimmer and start to look a bit like Santa Claus…;) #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-28

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
  • Today is bicycling day, exploring the nature around Stryn. Guess what…it’s gonna be beautiful again!! 😉 #
  • The bicycle trip turned out to be a ‘conquer the norwegian mountains’ experience, heavy, but heaps of fun! #
  • In front of tonight’s place (a ‘gård’), looking at the small village Flo on the other side of the Strynevatnet lake. Another WOW-moment!! 😉 #
  • It’s midnight and I ‘think’ the sun just set?!?(mountains are in the way ;)) It’s still so light outside, it feels as if it’s only 8pm!! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-27

Friday, June 27th, 2008
  • On the road again, from Laerdal to Stryn, after another great day and night in a hytte overviewing the fjord. Great views along the way now! #
  • This trip is, as hoped/expected, continuously filled with ‘WOW’-moments; today we hiked to the Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalsbreen)…WOW!! 😉 #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-26

Thursday, June 26th, 2008
  • We went for our first bike trip today; 30km mainly uphill from Lærdal to Borgund…pretty heavy for a first trip on our new Fuji-bikes! #
  • It has been an intensive day, tomorrow we drive go Stryn, time to zzzzzz! (ps. another great hytte with amazing fjord view tonight ;)) #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-25

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
  • We’re on tour today…the ‘Norway in a nutshell’ tour to be precise. Started with a ride in a traditional train, from Flåm to Myrdal, great! #
  • Waiting for the last part of the tour; the boat from Gudvangen back to Flåm. We’re having one fantastic day!! #
  • Wow, what an end of a great day; sitting on the veranda of todays hytte with a cold beer, looking at a the sunset in the Aurlandsfjord!! #

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-24

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
  • First stop; Nesbyen. We found a nice camping, but rented a small ‘hytte’ (cabin) because of the unstable weather…sun is expected tomorrow! #
  • On our way to Flåm, the views are truly spectacular! Just saw the first ‘big’ waterfall; hivjufossen. Many more to come… #
  • Wow!! Just outside Flåm,one of the best places to stay for tonight…a traditional ‘hytte’ facing a mountain with 3 waterfalls! What a view! #

Exploring Norway

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

We’re about to leave for a two weeks roadtrip through Norway…hey, hey, it’s about time we discover the beauty of this country that everyone talks about, eh? 😉

We’ll spend most of our time on the West/Northwest coast, between Bergen, Ålesund and Kristiansund…expect no daily blogposts, but you can follow us via my Twitter page!

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-22

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
  • The game last night was a disaster, luckily I had a party anyway ;)…that was yesterday…I’m in the plane now, on the way back to Norway!! #

Mario Kart

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

We bought Mario Kart today, a really fun game for the Wii…racing with the remote Wii Wheel is HEAPS of fun!

A wedding and a soccer match

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

We’ve had a nice and relaxing day in NL and are now getting ready for a wedding party tonight, and are ofcourse mentally preparing for THE match, the Euro2008 quarter-finals against Russia!

I don’t expect to see the match, we’ll be partying instead ;), but I’ll make sure to stay up to date with the match via SMS orso.

Vacation starts!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

It’s the end of June, a great time to have vacation!

We’ll start by flying to NL tonight so we can be at a friends wedding party tomorrow, then back on Sunday in order to pack for two weeks of driving/bicycling/hiking in the (North) West of Norway! Heaps of fun, really looking forward to it and jeez, do I need some time off!! 😉

QOTD June 19 2008

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Nelson Mandela: “VISION without ACTION is a nightmare; ACTION without VISION is just passing time; but VISION with ACTION will change the world”

One year at work and a båttur

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Last year June 18, so today, I started my job in Norway…something to celebrate. The company thought so as well and decided to have a boattrip (båttur in norwegian)/summer event…I love these kind of initiatives!! 😉

I just sold the Honda

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Wow, things can move fast!

I was contacted this morning by someone interested in buying our good’old Honda…it was around the 20th guy calling me since I put it on the internet so I wasn’t too sure, but, as everyone knows; it just takes one buyer to make a sale happen and…this was THE one!!He just stopped by to have a look, apparently liked what he saw and we directly closed the deal…this car is gone for good!

Heyhey, perfect timing with our vacation coming up the next two weeks. 😉

GFAD?!?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

A colleague recently told me to ‘G-F-A-D’…huh?!? I know I heard this one before, but managed to forget it. Luckily there is Urban Dictionary.com…indeed, GFAD means Go Fuck A Duck!

Hehe, I normally use FADATTF…Fuck A Duck And Try To Fly! 😉 (unknown in the Urban Dictionary btw.)

Oh, my colleague was just joking, so he survived…;)

The day after…

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Jeez people, that was one great party last night!! Plenty of excellent food and drinks, sunny weather (!), a house and veranda full of great people. Thanks everyone for making our first party in Norway really special!

PS. the famous ‘day after the night before’ has been nice and quiet. 😉

It’s Party time!

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

We’ve got a lot to celebrate; both my Birthday in April and Kristels Birthday in October, we’re (almost) one year in Norway and haven’t had a proper housewarming…nuff said, this means Party time!!

Around 30-40 people will come for our norwegian ‘grillfest’ (aka bbq), with a slight dutch touch to it though; drinks and food are included!

Party starts at 17:00, I just created a cool iTunes playlist for the night, so, we’re ready…let’s ROCK!

1000 blogposts!

Friday, June 13th, 2008

My WordPress Dashboard shows me that THIS entry is my 1000th post on the weblog!! Wow, that’s worth mentioning, eh? 😉

My first post was published on February 10 2005; it was a standard test-post coming from my blogging tool at the time, Pivot. I only started to blog more frequently from June 2005, not coincidentally the period when my baby went to Canada for three months (I guess that I got some time to spare).

By publishing on a daily basis in the last 366 days the counter went up quite rapidly…I enjoy doing it, so expect another 1000!

366 days, 355 posts

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

June 12th last year I decided to create a blogpost on each day of the week, *including* the weekend days. For some odd reason I skipped the weekend before?!? One year later it’s time to see if I lived up to my promise; well, I can conclude that I do…I wrote 355 posts in the past 366 days! The missing 11 days were due to lack of internet while I was on vacation. Or, uhhmm, did I mean lack of an iPhone in 2007 😉 and lack of a native WordPress application for the iPhone in 2008? I *did* Twitter on the missing days though…it seems I’m always connected, eh?