Archive for June, 2010

LilleHolmestrand Coffeehouse

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I’ve been working from our Holmestrand office today and used the opportunity to visit the new Coffeehouse there; LilleHolmestrand (apparently also the only true Coffeehouse in Holmestrand).

Well, the positive things that I heard about it are all true (shameless plug alert!); TERRIFIC coffee, great interior design, good atmosphere, chess, backgammon, and of course Siri and Siri, making the experience complete! 😉

Make sure to visit them when you’re around, even if it is only for a coffee-to-go!

QOTD June 9 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Bette Davis: “This became a credo of mine…attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”

New header graphic

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Hmm, it was about time to change the header graphic for my blog, the previous one with Norwegian flags lasted for more than one year (!)…hehe, I guess y’all know by know that I love Norway, eh? 😉

This one was taken during last weekends sailing trip on the Oslo fjord and perfect for this time of year; an amazing sunset, one can never have enough of those!

iPhone 4 and iOS 4

Monday, June 7th, 2010

When Apple has news, the whole world seems interested and up-to-date in the blink of an eye! 😉

Today was no different; it’s only hours since Steve Jobs held his keynote speech at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2010 (WWDC) in which he presented the new iPhone 4, and already Google shows over 1.5 million hits on the search term ‘iPhone 4’ (and that is with a time=today customized search filter!).

So, no need to repeat all the details, as said there’re a zillion websites describing all ins-and-outs of: …iPhone 4 and iOS 4 (the new name for the iPhone OS)!! Click on any of the links in this blogpost and read for yourself, or watch Apple’s iPhone 4 video / entire Keynote presentation by Steve Jobs! 😉

Ha, that leaves me with two things;

1. a picture (below) and 2. a big: iWanna HAVE!! 😉 😉

QOTD June 6 2010

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Sara June Parker: “May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.”

Sailing is fun!

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Well, uhh, sailing…we’ve been sunbathing most of day! 🙂
We still made some nautical miles down the Oslo fjord and anchored the 46ft Bavaria and 36.7ft First in the shallow waters of Hallangspollen. Time smoothly progressed to BBQ time now; good fun in the evening sun and wine helps too! 🙂

Sailing the Oslo fjord

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I’m getting ready for a sailing weekend in the Oslo fjord, leaving tonight and won’t be back before Sunday!

Weather is supposed to be great for sailing; sunny and still enough wind! It’s gonna be heaps of fun; two boats, 11 friends, food, drinks…good times!

QOTD June 3 2010

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

H. G. Wells: “We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”

Meeting the Queen

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Well, well, meeting the dutch Queen Beatrix today was quite special! We didn’t really get a chance to talk 😉 , most of that was pre-arranged actually, yet it was nice to shake her hand, say Majesty and some more small words, see the arrangements around a State visit, listen to her speech, be actually amazed about her appearance (still young at 72) and obviously, checking out her outfit; dress and hat! Hehe 😉

Purple was her color today, see below:

Rabbit, rabbit, white rabbit

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It’s the first day of a new month and when starting it by saying ‘rabbit, rabbit‘ I’ll receive good luck for the rest of the month! Ha, that’s just what I need! 😉