Monday, April 14, 2014

Cold water paddling

J actually had to be restrained from taking all if his clothes off and heading for a swim!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I suppose that only an idiot comes to Norway without a coat in April and that makes me an idiot.

I was up at 04:20 having slept badly knowing that I had to be up so early.

Now I can look forward to meetings until 21:00 tonight before finally getting some sleep. Hopefully I'll find something worth eating in the vicinity of the office and hotel which is in the Nydalen area of Oslo.  I appear to be the only person left in the office now that everyone has gone home.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Maybe just a few more posts here...

I'm off to Oslo tomorrow morning on a 6:15 flight so I'll be leaving the house at 4:30.

That's too bloomin' early and I know it's going to be another very long day. I am doing about 2 jobs at the moment and it's going to get worse for at least the coming month as I am covering for someone's vacation for 3 weeks starting on Monday as well as kicking off a new project the last two days and another the next two days.

Friday, April 04, 2014

I'm moving

I'm starting a new blog over here at Primarily Primal Family which is something of an experiment for now, but for the time being, that will be my main blogging site...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014


I have spent the last couple of days kicking off a project in Bristol with 2 Norwegians and a lost more Brits. It has been quite funny working with Brits again after so many years of working with Scandinavians and other international folk. I enjoyed the work, but the trip through Heathrow was a pain and the Hilton was somewhat reminiscent of an old peoples home in layout and decor. Thankfully there was no smell of chlorine, just bleach from the swimming pool.
We did find a nice pub for dinner and we will be looking for a better hotel next time.

The UK head office is a nice old building with some eccentric details inside.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Glowing Report

We had a parents evening at J' school last night. As I have said before, it is a very different concept than an English parents evening where the teachers see the parents and tell them how their kids are getting on. This one is aimed at the kids and the parents are allowed to sit in on the event.

When the kids are in the first couple of years, this seems silly, but now that he is getting bigger, it seems to work quite well.

J is doing really well. There was really nothing to add other than that he should carry on doing what he is doing. The only comment that was not so positive is that he tends to be a bit silly when they are doing work that is not their usual timetabled classes, for example, their maths classes last week were pretending to run a shop so that they could learn about money. Apparently he didn't take that too seriously.

We all left smiling.