Tuesday, April 22, 2014


@Se_mot_nord on Twitter is a great source of images from Northern Norway:

"Silent Storms" by Ole Salomonsen

I found this link on Twitter:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Smile in Starbucks

I did say this was a random blog, didn't I?
My audiovisual translator's union gave me 
a travel grant that had to be spent abroad, 
so there will be some random posts from London. 

When I'm travelling, I keep noticing little things that brighten my day, and here is one such day-brightener, from the Starbucks across the street from the main entrance to the British Museum.

See the cups? They made me smile, and I asked if they were for sale, and discovered that they are not, they are decorated by a barista called Gabriel.

I'll write more about this later, just wanted to get this posted so that I can give Gabriel the link.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I have to set aside this blog for a while and concentrate on other things.

Meanwhile, I pass on a song by Tim Minchin that mirrors my views on Christmas and family:

"White Wine in the Sun"

Friday, November 29, 2013

The tour leader and stunt linguistics

I was so pleased that a passenger took the mike from tour leader Aud Ræstad during the farewell dinner, to thank her specifically for doing such an excellent job of organizing the excursions and informing us about highlights en route, and of managing to keep calm, no matter what happens.

I've already written about stunt filleting, and the tour leaders on board give us daily demonstrations of stunt linguistics. In addition to regular announcements in Norwegian, English and German, I've heard Aud Ræstad speak French with a passenger, and on earlier trips I've also overheard conversations in Spanish and Italian. I am impressed!