Monday, April 30, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - April

Småtrollene og den store oversvømmelsen
by Tove Jansson – AUDIO
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht – AUDIO
The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Valarna i Tanganyikasjön by Lennart Hagerfors
Kongens elskerinne, volume two by Alexandre Dumas
Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card – AUDIO
Den store Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald – AUDIO
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Edward Finnigans upprättelse by Roslund & Hellström – AUDIO
Kurt quo vadis? by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Kurt koker hodet by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
Bara sedan solen sjunkit by Johanna Sinisalo
Pages From A Scullion’s Diary by George Orwell
Sankta Psyko by Johan Theorin
Gulldronning, perledronning by Margaret Skjelbred – AUDIO
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman - AUDIO

8 printed books, 2,151 pages
9 audiobooks, 58h 19m

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It has begun ...

Obviously, on the trip to Peru, I took a million gadzillion pictures and videos. Did I mention that already? Well, I used my camera a lot. More than on any previous vacation ... which I might say about every trip I go on, actually. ;-) For this trip I actually even got a new camera. More about that later. Of course I'm planning to make lots of videos with all the material I have now, and in fact, I have already started. The first six videos are already up on my Youtube channel. I'll be the first to admit that the first ones aren't very interesting. I'm making and uploading them chronologically so to start with it's not all that. But I've got some good stuff coming up, I promise. Especially from Galápagos. Obviously. :-) Keep an eye on my channel if you're interested. I'll probably post my favorites here too. Lava lizards and giant turtles coming up, eventually ... ;-)

Widescreen here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Books I've read in 2012 - March

Absolutt venner by John le Carré – AUDIO
Tatt av kvinnen by Erlend Loe – AUDIO
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Hated Wife by Adam Nicolson
Kongens elskerinne, volume one by Alexandre Dumas
Saras nøkkel by Tatiana de Rosnay – AUDIO
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome
Samuel August fra Sevedstorp og Hanna i Hult by Astrid Lindgren
Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James – AUDIO
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The World’s Stupidest Deaths by Andrew John & Stephen Blake
Bølgerytteren og andre fortellinger by Johan Theorin – AUDIO
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – AUDIO
The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor
Carmine Street by Håkan Nesser – AUDIO
After Dark by Haruki Murakami – AUDIO
Friends from Philadelphia by John Updike

9 printed books, 1,472 pages
8 audiobooks, 73h 7m

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Home sweet home

Back home and all is well. :-) The trip was long and kind of stressful when we were delayed in Quito for what felt like halfway to forever but in fact was only about an hour and a half ... but we got hardly any information and of course we were worried about arriving late to Panama City, because we absolutely had to catch our flight to Amsterdam. We'd hoped to be able to look around the vaunted Hub of the Americas a little too, but ended up having zero time for that. Too bad, cause it actually looked like a place where I'd really have liked to wander around for a bit. Although my bank account is probably just as happy I didn't have time for that. ;-)

It was great and weird to be back home ... and wonderful to see that Raphael absolutely did remember me. He forgot all about me when I went to Egypt, and was very frightened of me when I came back and refused to eat if I was in the room for literally months. :-( But he's been socialized soo much since then that I was hopeful that wouldn't happen again this time. :-) He swam away under the roof when I went up to the pond, then came carefully and slowly out when I sat down and tapped on the front of it like I do to get him to come up to me ... I couldn't wait for him to climb out so I lifted him out; at first he was very determined to get back in the pond asap, but that only lasted for a few moments, and then he looked back at me and seemed to be thinking, Now wait just a minute, I remember this ... :-D Then when I let him go he climbed up onto my lap. Aw. :-)

Henrik acted like I'd just been downstairs to check the mail. :-D Herman's been staying with Anne Ida because of his medication, so I didn't see him till today. He was surprised at first when I picked him up, and wanted to go to her instead ... but again that was only for a few moments, and then it all came back to him. :-) He's still a little more wary of me than he was before I left, but that'll pass. I just hope Anton's nerves will calm down now that he has his territory to himself again. :-D He was not happy having this horrible intruder there. He tried to drive him off ... but at the same time was frightened too, it can't have been a good combination. Aw, poor little fellow. Anne Ida showed me a very entertaining video she'd shot of the two of them, which hopefully she will upload to her Youtube channel soon.

Anyway. Everything went better than expected. Mostly. :-)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Homeward bound

Yes, I'm still alive ... !! I haven't updated the blog for almost two weeks, even though I've had SO MUCH to share ... I'm sorry, but we've had an absolutely grueling schedule, and not the best internet access either. We've had wifi at almost every hotel, but not always equally reliable. We spent four days in Cusco, I figured I'd share some pictures then, but the wifi there was so unreliable and we had so relatively little time in the hotel that I couldn't be bothered. Especially since we were supposed to have wifi on the ship as well, and we thought we'd have a little more spare time once we got to the Galapagos. The latter sort of panned out, a little bit, although the schedule was very tight there too, but the former totally fell through. So, total disconnect for almost a week. Now we're in Quito, in a ridiculously fancy hotel.

Which has wonderful internet access and wonderful everything. Yesterday we had a chocolate massage therapy session. :-D Today we're going home - our flight to Panama City is at a bizarrely precise time, 2:49pm. o_O Then we'll have to hang around the so-called Hub of the Americas (we suspect it's somewhat less fantastic than it sounds) for three hours before our connecting flight to Amsterdam. I'm not much of a Schiphol fan, but I long to get on that flight. We'll be in Oslo at around 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.

I wonder if Raphael remembers me ... ?