Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Let me just lay it on the table and say that it's been 18 years since I've been to Europe.  By strange co-incidence it has also been 18 years since Jon has been to Europe  - at that time we weren't together and we were there for completely different reasons; I was there to play the World Ultimate Champs in Linkoping Sweden, and Jon was orienteering all around Scandinavia.

So. A lot has changed. Granted, since that time we've both been ski-ing together in Canada, and that was certainly a long  long-haul flight, (as opposed to our last O/S trip  to NZ, which is definitely not that much of a haul at all). For NZ we were pretty excited about having screens on every seat -  this time the technology has gone up another notch or 50. For example, in 1996 I recon I travelled with a book or two, and I definitely remember having a sony walkman and a few mix tapes.

This time my carry-on is full to bulging with:


  • phone,
  • macbook
  • ereader 
  • flashy headphones
  • actual book (cos i didn't realise you were allowed to have your ereader on during takeoff/landing)
  • all manner of chargers

The kids have an iPad mini and a DS and 2 e-readers between them.
And jon has his flashy tablet, headphones & phone.


Consequently the kids are happily engaged here:

While Jon is plugged into the wall over here:


Yep that's my headphones you see plugged in.  I've used them for the first time on this flight and they were amazing, so worth having to charge!  Anyway - better rush off and plug in my mac so it lasts for the next 20 hours! 

Oh and one other thing, it was pretty exciting checking in our bags at Hobart Airport and not planning on seeing them again until Oslo (or, if things don't go well for them.... never).  

Of course if our bags don't turn up in Oslo, the kids will be standing around in crocs in negative degrees with snow forecast. hmm.. possibly should have considered that earlier..

Random Photos Friday, 13 February 2015
Goodbye Drammen & Norway Friday, 13 February 2015
Putin the Norwegian Forest Cat Thursday, 12 February 2015
Goodbye Geilo Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ice Fishing - what's not to love.. Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Remains of the day Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Mountain Views Monday, 9 February 2015
uvær Monday, 9 February 2015
Melting.. Monday, 9 February 2015
Lessons Saturday, 7 February 2015
Ice Music Festival Day 2 Saturday, 7 February 2015
Wait for Meeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Saturday, 7 February 2015
Drammen to Geilo Friday, 6 February 2015
I can't believe it's come to this.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
We've come a long way.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
Mesnaelva Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Postcard Perfect Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Free days Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Point to Point Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - Update 2 Monday, 2 February 2015
Ski-Every-Day team Monday, 2 February 2015
Kjelke Kjøring and Butt Racers Monday, 2 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - update Sunday, 1 February 2015
Getting through the list.. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Forest Cats and Snow Dogs Sunday, 1 February 2015
Yes. We should all move to Lillehammer. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Lillehammer Day 2 Saturday, 31 January 2015
Hmmph Friday, 30 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 7 & goodbye Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hearts and minds Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Shiplife Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 6 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 5 Monday, 26 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 2 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 1 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 3 Friday, 23 January 2015
in our hearts and minds Friday, 23 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 1 & 2 Friday, 23 January 2015
Goodbye Bergen, hello Hurtigruten Thursday, 22 January 2015
Going Undercover.. Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Beautiful Bergen Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Norwegian Breakfasts Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Over the hills and far away Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Quick Update Monday, 19 January 2015
Ice Hockey! Monday, 19 January 2015
Ski trip #2 Monday, 19 January 2015
Handsome Norwegian Boys Monday, 19 January 2015
This is why.. Sunday, 18 January 2015
Ski Audit Saturday, 17 January 2015
Tourist Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Snow Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Thank you Oslo. Saturday, 17 January 2015
Plugged Wednesday, 14 January 2015