Conference #1

Hard to wake up this morning. Had a quick breakfast before heading to the conference hotel, down the river. Hmm, there was no water in the river...

View from hotel room

View from hotel room

Conference all day, with a few news.  Met some old and new acquaintances. At the end of the conference we walked over to El Pimpi.  We dropped the sightseeing tour and decided to walk straight over to the dinner at 8pm.  Sat at a table with the french guys.  Dessert was a bit strange.  Mousse with lemon and basil.

Had to have an ice cream later to compensate.  Long day, so time to retire.

Going home

Hard morning. I only had a quick breakfast.

Took a taxi from the hotel to the airport, a bit late..., but the locals said it would be enough with an hour. Check-in was quick, probably because everybody else arrived early. Decided to take the luggage as  carry on.

Security lines were quite substantial, but efficient so we did not spend too much time there. Arrived at the gate when boarding was supposed to start. Turned out the plane was half an hour delayed. Interesting, since we only have an hour layover in Oslo, and there is a grand opening there today.

Had no more delays so we got out of the plane 20 minutes before the domestic plane was taking us home.  Somewhat longer to walk, but both of us made it just in time.

Conference #2

Another day of the conference.  Not so many interesting topics today. Starting out with the traditional hotel breakfasts. Egg, bacon, ....

Attended a few of the talks, but spent some more time talking to other partners. Also discussed ways forward.

Had an afternoon meeting to discuss support issues, before heading over to a dinner. Nice to sit outside and not freezing... Great dinner, with good company.

Did not get back to the hotel till 2:30am.  Tomorrow we are heading home already.

Outside conference hotel.

Outside conference hotel.

Leaving for conference

Tomorrow afternoon I will be leaving for a conference. Will be a long day. Hope to hit the sack before 1am.  Weather in costa Del sol seems favorable. Hope we get some time off.  

Snowing and chaos at Oslo airport? 3 hour delay?  Is it possible to avoid Oslo alltogether? Luckily we had the tickets booked via a travel agency. They were able to route us through London instead. The catch is that we have to leave now, and will have 4 hours in  London and have to move between Heathrow and Gatwick.

Flight to London was great. Found out from a friend that there is a bus connection between the airport. That worked out very fine. 

Waiting at London Heathrow

Waiting at London Heathrow

Had time for some food at Gatwick before boarding the plane. Arrived in Malaga without any hitches. Got a Taxi to the hotel. Arrived around 1am.

Passover 2017

Some memories from passover 2017. Have been visiting family and friends, celebrating a birthday, walked around in Kristiansand Zoo.

Cathedral in Kristiansand where they are making a new parking garage.

Cathedral in Kristiansand where they are making a new parking garage.

Bishop Bernt Støylen. 

Bishop Bernt Støylen. 

Street art in Kristiansand

Street art in Kristiansand

Old pine at home

Old pine at home

Did not expect snow for Passover...

Unexpected snow

Unexpected snow

Visit to the Zoo

Time for a burger, before returning home.

Time for a burger, before returning home.