Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A quick jog

Went for a bit of a jog around the park to try and get back into it after a while off, plus to test out the logging of the 205.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Navigation Test

Siv is Getting me a Garmin Forerunner 205 for my birthday (a little early I know, as I want to use it on PJ's 40th bithday walk in Mid-June).
Due to attrocious weekend weather, the first test I was able to perform was IN A CAR driving to Ikea Lakeside.
I uploaded the data from the device to the Motion based website and got the above map (it overlays your route onto Google maps)...So it seems pretty accurate, tracking me down the A12, A127 and M25, and the statistics on the website are extremely detailed.

I've now added a google map view embedded from

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Bank Holiday Weekend

Its a holiday weekend here in the UK, and as you might expect, the weather is pretty bad! Fortunately Saturday was OK giving Siv and I a chance to get out and do some gardening, as well as seeing how some of the plants are coming on.

Here's a little garden guest walking across Siv's gloved thumb.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Luke's EXTREME sandwich

Yikes, this isn't a sandwich for the faint hearted....Its a Basils' Sausage Crunch Melt: Cumberland Sausage, Cheddar, Onion, Crisps, Mustard and Mayo - Phew!

Bye Bye Kev!!

A group of us met at The Guinea Grill in Mayfair last night to see off Kev (and Carole and George of course), before they leave for Australia on 7th July. Having known Kev since I was 9, its going to be strange with him not around! Other topics discussed included PJ's upcoming 40th birthday and what food we were going to order....No Dave, we're not ordering chilli peppers!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mum and Russell's Birthday

To celebrate Mum and Russell's birthdays earlier this week, we all went out for lunch..

Not sure if Mum's starter was what she was expecting...

Grace and Dad seemed to be in a different world....

Millie was pleased to see us when we got back.

Some bits from our lunch...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Siv's Girlie Day Out

Siv went out with the girlies today, as it was 17th May, she wore the traditional Norwegian '17 Mai sløyfe'.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hytte trip part 2 - Rami's hytte on Aldra

On Saturday, we took a trip out to Aldra to see Siw and Olav's friend Rami and his family. The weather going out was OK, but coming back was a bit extreme! Below are a few photos of the trip to Aldra. All of our photos from our, all the photos from our trip to Mo can be found here:

Here's some video highlights of our time in Aldra:

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hytte trip part 1 - Selnes

We set off to Selnes on Thursday night, and had a few relaxing days there. Even though the weather wasn't too kind, we managed to fit quite a few things in, visiting Konsvikosen ("Kosikosen"), as well as fitting in a fishing trip. Below are a few photo highlights, all the photos from our trip to Mo can be found here:

Here's some video highlights of the time in Selnes...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Concert at Mo Church

Tonight, it was back to Mo Church, for a concert by PK's music group.

When we all got back, Snuski was waiting to greet us!

Liten hytte tur

We took a small trip to Dalselv to pick up a few bits for the hytte trip tomorrow.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

PK's confirmation

After an early breakfast, we checked out of our hotel, the Meyergården hotel, and went to PK's confirmation. After the confirmation, we headed off for a dinner with lots of friends and family, where cousin Siw gave a good speech introducing all of the guests to each other.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Arrived in Mo i Rana

We arrived in Mo on Friday night, and had quite a late finish with all of the family at Siw and Olav's house...though the long drive from Oslo had obviously taken its toll on Leif!