Picking the antique lock with a paper clip

October 9th, 2017

Son #1 managed to break the key in the lock of the antique cabinet which created a small crisis since we do not have a spare one, and all locks where .... locked. In came Kjell Einar, who found the challenge a bit to tempting. First he gave it a try with a hairclip, but it was not strong enough. So I found a solid paper clip which, and with the proper bend and a couple of minutes without any results...voila, first door open. And then much faster the seoncd one and finally the top one. So now we are at least able to get hold of what was inside, but question still remains: Try to find a new identical key, have one made or simply find another cabinet.

Nice weather when in Sweden

October 9th, 2017

We all went to Skillingsfors on Saturday and made a fire down by the lake Björkelången. The kids had a good time and so did we

At the theater: Snøkvit

October 9th, 2017

Last Friday we went with the kids to see Snøkvit at Det Norske Teateret.

Ny vri på kjent eventyr

Maria Tryti Vennerød og Julian Skars spegelvende Snøkvit-musikal er basert på det kjente eventyret til brørne Grimm. Samtidig er denne historia heilt ny; Snøkvit tar eit oppgjer med si eiga mor og med seg sjølv. Ho vil finne ut kven ho er og kva som er hennar sanning.

My latest book "Blodige strender" by Jon Michelet

October 9th, 2017

Finally got to finish "Blodige strender", book #4 about the war sailor Halvor Skramstad. Started reading it last year, but lost track of where I was, so therefore decided to read it all once more. No problem, a good one this book as well. Now ready for book #5

Weather picture - first frost

October 6th, 2017

Yesterday morning, the wipers wiped away ice from the windshield.

Close one...

October 6th, 2017

Did notice this nail in the tractor tyre here the other day, it was stuck, but luckily it had not pierced the tyre all the way.

Frontloading the frontloader

October 3rd, 2017

Finally taking my time to mount the frontloader for the old Ford 4000 that has been off for about a year.

First time downhill at Hafjell

September 25th, 2017

This weekend Espen and I finally got to spend some quality time together using the xmas-gift from our wifes (https://youwish.no/). Intention was to drive a race car, but we ended up renting downhill bikes at Hafjell. Had a lot of fun, got some air, but not big air. Espen sprained his thumb, other than that no major accidents either. Tired legs, arms hurting, knee also, apart from that, just fun. Some pictures and video as well, filmed by Espen using his GoPro.

"Desserten"

Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City

September 20th, 2017

Finally understood what the sound I did hear on my way to work was: "Rats – Secret Soundscapes of the City"

A stone’s throw from the white-marbled Opera house, and based on the hypothesis that rats serenade one another with love songs, Jana Winderen will record the ultrasonic landscape of Bjørvika and slow the sound down to human hearing levels.

http://nymusikk.no/en/hva-skjer/jana-winderen-rats

Me, a tennis player!

September 18th, 2017

Yesterday I participated in my first tennis tournament ever. Did spend Saturday evening watching videos on Youtube (for about 10 minutes) on how to play tennis, and just minutes before my first match I had to read the rules, learing that the first serve goes to the left side, then the second to the right. Another good thing I got to know just minutes before the match was which lines was important during a single match. Must admit that I was afraid that I would not even get to serve or get the ball over the net, but I did and I only lost one of three matches without points. The two other ones was 10-3 and 10-5, pretty happy with that. And finally I got to learn that my raquet from 1990 was outdated. Conversation went like this:

Person who knew a lot more about tennis than me: "Rune, are you sure that you do not want to borrow a raquet?"
Me "Do I need to?"
Person who knew a lot more about tennis than me: "Yes!!!"
Me "....mkay..." (I was until yesterday pretty proud of just owning a raquet, but now I know what I want for xmas)

Read all about it here https://www.hiul.no/en-flott-dag-med-mye-bra-tennis/