Posted: 2013-12-13
Bathroom end of day 19

More tiling. Floor tiles started. The tile layer will be coming tomorrow (Sat) to finish the laying so that everything can be ready in time for the plumber on Tuesday and the electrician on Wednesday…

Posted: 2013-12-12
Bathroom end of day 18

Tiling has been happening the last two days. A lot of the wall tiles are done - including the gap where a mirror will be placed. The small mosaic tiles hanging in the edges of that gap will also be…

Posted: 2013-12-12
Juleverksted/Christmas Decoration Workshop

The kids had Juleverksted at school today (christmas decoration workshop). E made the tall red "nisse" and P made the small round "nisse".

Posted: 2013-12-09
Bathroom end of day 15

Second layer of the liquid membrane. If I understand them right that means that tile laying can start tomorrow.

Posted: 2013-12-08
Xmas garden

It snowed last night and this morning - so now the tree in the garden we put lights on has a nice festive snowfall too.

Posted: 2013-12-07
Bathroom end of day 13

Yesterday (Friday) and today they sealed the litex panels with a layer of a liquid membrane. On Monday they'll give it a second layer - and then on Tuesday they'll start laying the tiles.

Posted: 2013-12-05
Bathroom end of day 11

Litex panels now mounted (but not yet sealed).

Posted: 2013-12-04
Bathroom end of day 10

Plasterboard ceiling mounted. More wall board put up (no longer a hole thru to the bedroom). This chipboard will get a layer of special panels (Litex) and then on the outside of that the tiles will be…

Posted: 2013-12-03
Bathroom end of day 9

The floor had obviously dried enough for them to work. Progress today: Old ceiling removed - prepared for the downlights Cable pull tubes installed Door between the bathroom and bedroom removed (this…

Posted: 2013-12-02
Bathroom end of day 8

Weekend over (no work) and today the floor heating cables have been put down and the cement (or whatever the mix is - special bathroom cement stuff to go above the heating cables and on which the…

Posted: 2013-11-29
Bathroom end of day 5

Floor membrane in place - some protective panels down on that and a metal grid starting to go down. More of the drain in place too with pipes for sink and bath.

Posted: 2013-11-28
Phantom case layout

This is based on the Clas Ohlson case - the largest - code 40-8470 The wavy foam you have to cut. In the lower part the layers are pre-scored and can just be pushed out in blocks. I found I had to…

Posted: 2013-11-28
Bathroom end of day 4

More stuff removed, new shower drain in place - and the lowest level of the floor mounted. Tomorrow they're starting with the membrane and the plumber will start putting down some of the pipes. State…

Posted: 2013-11-27
Bathroom end of day 3

The wrecker's been :) Quite a difference now - and we now know what we suspected before - that the wall behind the bath itself wasn't dry. Seems to be only wet - not rotten though. More removal…

Posted: 2013-11-26
Bathroom end of day 2

Most of the washbasin got unmounted on monday. Not a lot happened on tuesday. State of play - end of day 2:

Posted: 2013-11-24
Bathroom ready for replacement

Builders, plumbers, electricians and decorators expected tomorrow - bathroom ready to receive them. (24-Bathroom-01.jpg 'Bathroom' (24-Bathroom-02.jpg 'Bathroom'

Posted: 2013-11-24
Winter Frost

Hoarfrost on the bushes near to Kalbakken T-bane station - taken on Sunday when heading to Nordtvet Gård for a ride on their horse-drawn cart. This is the same place that provides horse riding…

Posted: 2013-11-24
Quad Meetup - Gaustadjordet

A group of us got together for a flying session on Gaustadjordet near Blindern. If I remember correctly - two DJI phantoms, four KK2.0 custom quad builds (three on the same frame, one different) and a…

Posted: 2013-11-10
Quad Test - Gaustadjordet

Test flights of the DJI Phantom on Gaustadjordet near Blindern.

Posted: 2011-09-16
It's friday afternoon and you have a guillemot on your lawn

Not an expected occasion. But that's what happened today. I've seen guillemots often on the Isles of Scilly - but I've never seen them sitting in my garden in Oslo before. Nor have I seen them in…

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A first test of the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer tracker head. This shot is made up of 10 shots - each 2 mins at f/2,8 ISO 100 14mm. Merged using Starry Landscape Tracker then adjusted in PS (merged in one shorter exposure at the bottom to get a a sharper land silhouette. You can see that even out of town - still struggling with light pollution - far too much light in the sky. But - still fun to play with.
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