Archive for June, 2015

QOTD June 30 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Charles F. Kettering: “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.”

 

QOTD June 29 2015

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Edith Wharton: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

 

QOTD June 28 2015

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

M. Barrie: “Always be a little kinder than necessary.”

QOTD June 27 2015

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Lyndon B. Johnson: “We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.”

 

Norway in a Nutshell

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Spontaneous ideas are the best, and this one will be no exception ūüôā and it is called Norway in a Nutshell! Booked only¬†yesterday afternoon, is a trip¬†through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery! Obviously the idea started off with the¬†Tesla¬†needing a¬†road trip¬†ūüôā and from one thing came another. Two days to experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Fl√•m Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow N√¶r√łyfjord and the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva, and…the weather is fantastic!!

Looking forward woohooooo!!

 

QOTD June 26 2015

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Peter McWilliams: “If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.”

 

QOTD June 25 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Edward Young: “Be wise with speed . A fool at forty is a fool indeed.”

Byebye LEAF, hellooo Model S! :)

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

After nearly 3,5 years of¬†‘electrifying your car‘, that game is changing, BIG time: byebye Nissan LEAF, hellooo Tesla Model S!! Woohoo! ūüôā

My LEAF experience has been amazing, it is a¬†fantastic drive with really only one downside; the range. The¬†advertised¬†175km seems reacheable only¬†on a warm summer day while driving a¬†whopping¬†20km/h ūüôā , the actual range is more like 125-140km in summertime and about 80-100km in wintertime (both heavily depending on the use of the climate control)…not enough for me.

The Tesla Model S is really a¬†BIG step up, a game changer in the car industry (car 2.0), a change of the concept of owning/driving a car! Besides the looks (great design), many¬†elements in the car are¬†software based which makes it possibly (&easy) to¬†upgrade the car with¬†a software¬†update;¬†a nice example is the recent update giving the owners¬†more horsepower to play with (!)…it is¬†like owning a whole new car overnight! ūüôā

The first kilometers¬†have¬†been truly amazing and something tells me that this car will¬†not stop to¬†amaze me…so, to be continued! ūüôā

 

 

 

 

QOTD June 24 2015

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Henry Moore: “One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.”

 

New header graphic

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Hmm,¬†winter¬†is long long gone, summer officially started two days ago,¬†today is¬†Sankthansaften¬†(Midsummer) and my blog still showed a beautiful¬†winter wonderland photo…huh?! About time to¬†replace it by something more appropriate for the season!

Seasons change the way nature presents itself¬†to¬†us, and so the Lysdammen lake turned from the¬†awesome winter wonderland landscape¬†to a lovely ‘green-trees-around-a-lake-on-a-warm-summer-day’ place I love to be. Both are beautiful in their own way, yet for now¬†I’d say;¬†sun, don’t hold back and take your reserved spot, you’re more than welcome and please stay for a few months! ūüôā

 

 

 

 

QOTD June 23 2015

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

 

QOTD June 22 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Charles Lindbergh: “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.”

 

QOTD June 21 2015

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Jean-Luc Picard: “Things are only impossible until they’re not.”

 

QOTD June 20 2015

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Thomas H. Huxley: “Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.”

 

QOTD June 19 2015

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: “One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.”

 

QOTD June 18 2015

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Publilius Syrus: “Never promise more than you can perform.”

 

QOTD June 17 2015

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran: “The point is that no matter what your feelings are, your children will be better off if you make them your central focus and work diligently at keeping the parenting relationship civil and cooperative.”

QOTD June 16 2015

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Roy M. Goodman: “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”

 

Happy Birthday Mom!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

My mom turns 66 today (you wouldn’t say! ūüôā ), which we (pre-)celebrated yesterday with the whole family. Living¬†abroad makes it even more valuable¬†to be there in person and¬†commemorate this special day (after all, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my mother (and father ūüôā ), especially when everyone is present!

It was great to see Bro and Sis again, and as always, heaps of fun seeing Misha and his nephews and niece challenging each other (in a nice way ūüôā ) and playing around the house (run until you drop, no one dropped! ūüôā )!

All in all a very nice prelude to a Happy Birthday Mom!

 

 

 

QOTD June 15 2015

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Dr. Joyce Brothers: “No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.”