Day 323:Stormed through the final translation project.Took the Nissan Leaf back to the workshop and ordered one for the end of January.Completed my work and went to the gym to swim.Caught up on some correspondence and plodded on with photo editing.Worked on African safari itineraries for next year – looking good!The Beer Bohemian Rhapsody from CAP Brewery of Bro, Sweden.This is wonderful – I’m not sure it really is a Czech Pilsener in style but who cares when it tastes this good?
Day 120: Diary entry: First day back in Norway and really glad to be back home after an amazing journey. Started the morning by unpacking – I’m terrible at this and usually barely finish before the next trip… Then it began – the transferring of photos and video from the MacBook and two portable hard drives onto the office Mac. Turns out there are over 2000 files so it took several hours to complete – seriously. The upside is that the footage is good – can’t wait to start editing :-) The…
Day 337:It was a translation day today.Well, translation and cleaning – finally did my bit around the house.That felt good as it has been too long and gave Mari Anne a nice surprise after work.After dinner she made gingerbread which we paired with wine…It was also great with a Christmas beer, naturally.The Beer:Juleøl from Austmann of Trondheim, Norway.The bar is raised again – another superb Christmas beer from a regular store!
Day 174:Diary entry-Spent the day editing video for Botswana and preparing for Okinawa.Broke for a couple of hours to swim a kilometre and shop for clothes.After a late night walk, caught up with the rest of the world by watching True Detective.The Beer:Pårter from Nua Brygghus of Mandal, Norway, 4.7%.Yet another new Norwegian brewery for me, and an excellent porter from Mandal. Seriously, Norway is winning this whole craft beer game…
Day 156:Diary entry: A long day of translation work while the rain thundered down. Made good progress and skipped over to some picture editing after lunch. Back on translation until I couldn’t take any more… Made a beer run down to Gulating where I picked up a bunch of great brews. Enjoyed this one while watching ‘Nebraska’ again – this time without the Thai Airways’ censorship of the colourful language; superb movie. The Beer: Name: India Saison Producer: Haandbryggeriet of Drammen, Norway
Day 48:So…I worked hard at first.Completed another translation job way before deadline.Plans to complete a video project fell by the wayside, however, as I decided to take my daughter skiing instead.Very lucky to live so close to the lifts – good conditions out there too.In the evening I managed to change my flights so in April I will be on Lufthansa’s A380 to Africa! The beer: Slogen Brown Ale by Troll Bryggeriet, Norway
Day 331:Thankfully Friday was a better day.Completed another article from my South African road tripNegotiated some new business.Sold an article to a publishing house to end the working day too.Made a killer chili con carne and watched ‘The Americans’.The Beer:Dampen from Kinn Bryggeri of Florø, Norway.Liked this a lot – apparently this is a Californian Common – very tasty.
Day 43:Still feeling a little grotty so not overly productive today.The translation work started piling up though so I had to make my way through that first.Sadly I missed the grand opening of our new beer store in town but will try to make it tomorrow.They are aiming for 400 different types so a mere year of beer is not going to be a problem…The beer: The dependable Leffe Blond, Belgium
Day 168:Diary entry: My roller-coaster of a working week took a little downturn today.Managed to get stuff done, but not as much as I should have.On the other hand, I finally got my first mountain bike ride of the year.The Beer: Desperados Tequila Flavoured Beer from Heineken of Seville, Spain, 5.9%. No Tequila fan, but this was an interesting beer. Worth a try