"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

"Don't think, feel....it is like a finger pointing towards the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!" -Bruce Lee

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Shaping up for a nice bank holiday weekend!

Have a good weekend all! The cloud is finally lifting, so with a bit of luck, we're in for some nice weather for the bank holiday weekend! For more skies from around the globe, take a look at http://skyley.blogspot.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

German McDonald's: Nürnberger

I was just going through the photos I took on my phone while we were on holiday, and I came across this! When we went to McDonald's in Bremen, there was a different menu to normal - as an alternative to the Hamburger, they had a Nürnburger, full of sausages! Hehe.. it looked really funny so James bought one. I can't say it looked exactly like the picture on display!

Check out this too - some weird and wonderful McDonald's menus from around the world..

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Grab & Go

Grab & Go
Originally uploaded by kipperfrog
OK, you may need to zoom in to see the full glory of this sign spotted in the shop at work..

Grab & Go SWEETS
Grab & Go READ

so, they're obviously talking about the kind of thing you can get in there.. and then..


?! Well, at least they're honest about the quality of their food I guess!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vader Project

Check out what happens when you give 100 random artists each Lord Vader's helmet to re-vamp. I'm still trying to decide which one I like the best!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Eurotrip 2010: Hardangerjøkulen glacier, Norway

On our drive down from Flåm to Kristiansand in Norway, we took a slight detour to avoid the tonnes of ferries our SatNav was telling us to take, and also to see a glacier! That's the thing about Norway, zoom in on a map, and you will soon see why the Vikings ended up so good at rowing! There are so many lakes and fjords, it totally makes more sense by boat.

We actually struck really lucky with the Hardangerjøkulen glacier we chose to look at, it turns out to be the very glacier where Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was filmed (the ice planet Hoth)! How exciting! (thanks for the tip off Øyvind).

I love this picture we managed to get of it. We set off really early in the morning, around 5am, so we arrived on the top of this mountain in the early morning light.

Here's a close-up:

And here's Leia sleeping on it! (from starwars.com)

Eurotrip 2010: Scandinavia by car - Route

This is the route we took or our road trip to Norway, click to see it a bit bigger.

Here's how it panned out:

Day 1: Home -> Dover -> Ferry to Dunkirk, France -> Amsterdam, The Netherlands -> Hengelo, The Netherlands (slept in the car)

Day 2: Hengelo, The Netherlands -> Hamburg, Germany -> Odense, Denmark (slept in the car)

Day 3: Odense, Denmark -> Copenhagen, Denmark -> Jönköping, Sweden -> Norrköping, Sweden (slept in the car)

Day 4: Norrköping, Sweden -> Stockholm, Sweden -> Karlstad, Sweden -> Ramstad, Norway (slept in the car)

Day 5: Ramstad, Norway -> Oslo, Norway -> Flåm, Norway (camping)

Day 6: Flåm, Norway -> Bergen, Norway -> Flåm, Norway (camping)

Day 7: Flåm, Norway -> Eidfjord, Norway -> Bø, Norway (Telemark region) -> Kristiansand, Norway (slept in the car)

Day 8: Kristiansand, Norway -> Ferry to Hirtshals, Denmark -> Bremen, Germany -> Amsterdam, The Netherlands -> Bruges, Belgium (slept in the car)

Day 9: Bruges, Belgium -> Dunkirk, France -> Ferry to Dover -> Home

We originally planned for it to take 14 days, but we managed to get around much quicker than we thought!

Eurotrip 2010: Scandinavia by car

So, I have finally finished uploading all of our holiday photos to flickr, all 3,000 odd of them! Just as well I killed my camera in Stockholm, otherwise there would have been even more!

We did visit a lot of places though, so that's our excuse. Driving holidays are definitely a cool way to see the world! I just love seeing the transition between the landscapes as you pass through the different countries, and all the random things you find along the way.

I just spotted this picture when I was looking through the photos - it was taken in Eidfjord, Norway. As the name suggests, it's a little town (or probably hamlet by English standards), right in a fjord, as just a few miles away from the enormous Hardangerjøkulen glacier. Look at the clouds resting at the bottom of the wooded mountain! There were waterfalls pouring down from the glacier all over the place, spectacular. It really reminded us of Jurassic Park!

This is the view to the right:

Monday, August 16, 2010

Japanese Glass Ball Performer

Check this guy out, it's totally mesmerising!