Exploring Aursmoen - "Hike orienteering" and Stolpejakta

June 12th, 2017

Had some time alone yesterday evening and did spend a couple of hours at Aursmoen. First doing "hike orienteering" - turorientering and afterwards, while anyhow at Aursmoen - I did Stoplejakta as well. Not that much to report, but I did get to see Margaretakilden. Tried to read the information sign, but that was close to impossible, need some TLC for sure

And even if Margaretakilden is a water source, I did not dare drink from it...

Exploring Ørje - Fortrunden

June 10th, 2017

#1 was playing soccer today at Ørje "G-Sport Cup Ørje 2017", and I had to kill some time, so I went for a short run. I found "Fortrunden".

At Hestehaugen, a viewpoint over Ørje. A small tower has been built there as well, climb up and see....Marker municipality which has 84% forest, so you see a lot of forest.

Søndre Blokkhus, a fortified firing position south of the Nordre Fort (The North Fortress)

View north, E18 towards Mysen and Rødnessjøen.

Theater outdoors - Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen

June 4th, 2017

Yesterday we all went to Hemnes and watched the play "Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen" played outdoor. The kids really enjoyed it, despite the rain. Good thing we had plenty of clothes, whool on the inside and raincoat on the outside.

If you have paid access to Indre.no, you can find pictures here.

And there is still a chance to see the play next weekend.

My latest book: Microservices Best Practices for Java

May 22nd, 2017

Its a book, but work related, not leisure at all. Read it to get a grasp of IBM WebSphere Liberty.

6000'th celebration

May 16th, 2017

Just noticed my email recycle bin

Communal duty work (dugnad) at my parent-in-laws

May 14th, 2017

Preparing for making the concrete floor, having to dig out the gravel first. Everyone, including my sister-in-law did their share of work.

First bike ride last Tuesday - Elk(-s) at sunset

May 11th, 2017

Had my first bike ride this year three days ago, nothing really special about that, just me not wanting to go bike riding when its cold...which makes no sense since it was only 3-4 degrees above celcius that day, but enough about that. What made the ride a bit special was the amount of wild life I saw during that long hour I was outside. One dog, which was a bit to curious and almost seemed to want to block me. And then three rabbits running scared in front of me (why run in front of me on the road, why not just go left or right and hide in the bushes?). And then a flock of mooses, not really sure 5 to 8 I think, it was a bit dark so it was hard to tell. Then later I meet the one on the picture, standing in the field next to the road and just as I was next to it, he decided to start to run slowly (but in the same pace as me). And after 100-150 meters out on the road and stopped in front of me. What seemed to be several minutes, but most likely was just 30 seconds, we had a staring battle before it decided to continue to run and then leave the road. A couple of minutes later the same happened again, but this time I was able to get by it so it could not block me.

Weather pictures - Snow in May

May 11th, 2017

It has happened before, 7 years ago on the 4'th of May I was not able to drive due to snow, but this year on the 11'th of May, so 2017 beats 2010. #3 said to me "Dad, the trampoline is not broken, it just isn't working today!!".

And yes, it makes sense when the police warns you about driving with summer tyres, it might actually be slippery

The chldren's day at Eksismoa

May 7th, 2017

Yesterday it was children's day at Eksismoa http://www.nmkah.no/ Lovely day, really nice weather and a lot of children waiting in line wanting to try out motorcycles and ATV's.

First time mowing the lawn this year

May 7th, 2017

Weather forcast said rain today so yesterday I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Not so much for the grass being to long, but I did not mowe it last autumn so it was pretty much dead grass from last year I needed to get rid of. Easiest was then to mowe it. Then it was much easier to rake the lawn. Did also get some help when doing that.