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 83: Diary entry: Finally the big push was over – I finished the translation projects. It took me most of the day but now I get to breathe a little before the next one (hopefully) Barely made it out of the house but after dinner I realise I had to make a beer run. I had nothing in stock that I hadn’t already sampled for the diary, so off to town I drove. Thanks to the wonderful Gulating beer store here in Trondheim I secured a week’s work of quality brews. The Beer: Name: Halsøen…
Day 3: Snow returned with a vengeance today so the first thing after breakfast was to clear the drive. We had a good 10cm to shift; and I do love using the snow blower…Spent the rest of the afternoon sorting photos from Berlin and began editing a hotel walkthrough clip. And then–believe it or not–I went to the gym again.Kind of spoiled it by all the cake we had after dinner at my mother-in-law’s... The beer: Hitachino Real Ginger Ale, Kiuchi Brewery, Ibaraki, Japan #grownupbeerdiary
Day 348:Another week starts with a bit of a low-energy Monday.Got some stuff done though, just at a slower pace.This being December, it’s probably the calm before the storm…Did make it to the gym for a swim.Grabbed a few extra beers on the way home, including this one.The Beer:Julemanden’s Trøst from Brouwerij Sterkens of Meer, Belgium.There’s a lot going on in this one, a real taste explosion. An excellent way to keep warm this winter.
Day 269:The weekend again – at last.After a lazy start we headed into town.Got an extremely overdue haircut.Back to chill at home for the afternoon/evening.We binge-watched “The Fall” – another great series.The Beer:Høstløv Amber from Aja Bryggeri of Drammen, Norway.Another great amber ale, this time from Aja of Drammen. Like this a lot although it was more carbonated than expected.
Day 50:Drum roll…the fiftieth day of the beer diary is here!Wow, time flies when you drink good beer.‘Twas a working day today for sure – flat out on translation projects.But miracle of miracles I broke for a 1km swim and am now hopefully back in the exercise groove.Settled down for a beer and ‘Hotel Impossible’ – a great combination :-) The beer: Juleøl Christmas beer from Austmann, Trondheim, Norway.
Day 88: Diary entry: Given the already rather late time we finally called it a night in the small hours, I woke up too early. The fact that we had to put the clocks forward an hour just exacerbated the issue. But never mind – a lazy breakfast and a little work later and we were already half way through this particular Sunday. Enjoyed my daily beer while introducing my daughter to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Now that’s a great way to wind up the weekend. The Beer: Name: Hoppy Easter…
Day 257:Back to the working week at home.Monday morning wasn’t too bad, actually.Worked hard until lunchtime then went swimming.Yes, last week added a little weight but I still managed 50 lengths.Back for a little more work and a beer:Humlehaud from Kinn Bryggeri of Florø, Norway.This is an excellent IPA – although a weaker version than usual, it doesn’t affect the taste and it’s very well-balanced.
Day 67:Up early and more or less straight to work.Having covered the dinner table with paperwork from ITB it was time to do some sorting.Cracked on with the translation job too.Made it to the gym once again – twice in the two days since returning.Yes, I am self-satisfied…The beer: Great White Hype IPA from CAP Brewery, Sweden
Day 79:So the week drew to a close with a day spent out of office. Well, mostly – started with a couple of hours of translation then into town. Had to pick up my malaria medicine for next month’s Africa adventure and run some errands. Continued working from a cafe but didn’t last long. Always wonder how people can do that – way too many distractions for me…The beer: Ugly Christmas from Ugly Duck Brewing Co - better late than never!