Wednesday, May 31, 2006
After a relaxing few days in England with the folks it was something of a reality check to get out of bed this morning. Thankfully nothing much has happened at work in my absense so i have time to do this :-)
It is amazing how much money we manage to save by buying things in England, especially baby clothes which are VAT free rather than expensive +25% in Denmark.
Adrian gave me some pitcure from our "family" trip to Nrofolk at Easter so I will post some here.
The only other news is that i have gotten really fat in the last 2-3 weeks so i am now on a diet. There you are it's official!
Friday, May 26, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Last night we had a farewell dinner for a colleague in Tivoli. Dinner was on a funny old ship thing in the lake and then we went on this swing thing that whirls you around 80m above the ground. It was actually good fun and not really that scary, the view was great.
We're off to England this afternoon for a well earned "rest" for a few days...
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
I was in Warsaw yesterday for a meeting, i have a few initial observations regarding the place: Poland seems like less of a dveloping country on first glance than either Italy or Spain (certainly in the south)
The Pole as really friendly and helpful, they also seems to do a pretty good job of arranging meetings - good lunch and a beer garden at the back of the office, constructed just for us. (I guess Carlsberg should be able to do these things!)
The weather was lovely compared with Copenhagen.
It's not too bad traveling for a day, i don't miss regular business travel at all.
Friday, May 19, 2006
As I see it there are a few options
- Continue the random rambling about my life in general
- Focus on family and domestic things going on in my life (being a dad, husband etc)
- Concentrate on my budding career as a cyclist (I am convinced that I will win a race at some point and will not be happy until I prove myself right), commenting on racing and training or whatever
- Focus on my career plans, especially my current quest to get a fully funded management research PhD off the ground
- Focus on how weird it is being an English guy living and working in Denmark (certainly the least interesting now I have written it down)
I clearly have very few (actually probably no) readers, so it probably is not of any interest to anyone, but I enjoy writing this thing and can see that it needs some direction...
Perhaps I'll come to some conclusion over the weekend.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
As i have just put the URL for this place on ST it only seemed polite to say hello to any intrepid visitors.
I am not tri-ing at the moment as a result of the little one pictures below so i am getting my fat ass kicked on a regular basis by trying a little road racing. For the record, it's a blast, but you'd better get used to getting dropped, we're used to steady efforts at our own pace, this on the other hand goes from slow to frantic to slow repeatedly and once you're dropped it's over - no hiding.
Feel free to come back and look how life is developing...
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The other exciting (ot not) news is that I passed the written portion of my Danish exam so i am just left with the oral part on wednesday, I don't really expect to pass, but you never know. I think it would be nice to complete this course and then at least i don't have to do more classes, even if i can't speak Danish very well!
Monday, May 15, 2006
This is my last week of Danish courses for now, i hope that i passed the written exam last week, then i have an oral exam this wednesday. Afterward i am skipping a session and will start again in the autumn. There is simply not enough time at the moment.
Spring has sprung, it looks like the Colorado trip is on for August and hopefully things are crystalising for me at CBS...
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I therefore need to prioritise:
1 Family things
2 Phd proposal
3 Trying to be good enough to keep up with the bike races
4 Work (but don't tell them!)
5 Danish course (taking a break until September unless I fail in which case I may stop)
I don't normally have so many things to ballance so it is interesting to have to think about it!
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
As you can see, I'm enjoying work at the moment!
Apparently the pollen levels are higher than aver recorded in Denmark at the moment, everything around the house is covered in a layer of green birch pollen from the trees in the garden. Thankfully we seem to all be surviving as there is not much grass pollen yet.
I have also decided it is time to try and sell some stuff on ebay now that i have become such an expert at buying. There are too many expensive bike bits in the basement that will never get used to i plan to send them off to ebay land.
Monday, May 08, 2006
The weather was fantastic and it was really nice to be out there especially as MK and J came to support. I am looking forward to getting some training in and eventually being able to complete a race with the pack (winning may take a little loonger!!)
Friday, May 05, 2006
The sun is shining and i am looking forward to getting home and trying to take advantage of it.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I don't want to get too excited, but I hope I can get this off the ground.
Next stop CBS next week...
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
I got home at about 10 ast night after Danish, i have no spare time and MK is getting a bit sheesed off with me never being home i think....
Finally and most interestingly i have just spent 15 minutes playing with the Nikeid website designing my own free running shoes, that was fun, i think i might even buy some.....
Here is my favourite picture of Jeremy for the time being
Monday, May 01, 2006
Anyway, i'll be back, maybe even next weekend... for a shorter race.
I fell pretty bad about going home actually, but by then it was all over.