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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