Entries from October 2006

A Brief History of BBC Parliament on Freeview

Posted on 28 October 2006 in BBC red button, Interactive TV, Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

Well the news is out - BBC Parliament on DTT/Freeview will be going full screen in November, rather than the horrible quarter screen format that it goes out in now.

Norway 2006: An appendix on Norwegian road signs

Posted on 24 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Norway is an interesting country in more than one way. And I have to say, it’s road signs seem to say a lot about it.

Norway 2006: Day Eleven (Bergen, then home)

Posted on 21 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

If you’re ever in Bergen, let me suggest the Hotel Augustin. It’s a nice place - friendly staff, fair trade coffee, organic tea and at breakfast they have what they call “eco-museli”. There’s lots of “eco” stuff in Bergen. It seems to mean organic. I think. Anyway, the “eco-museli”, perhaps with a spoonfull of rasins, is really nice.

Have I Lost Lost?

Posted on 19 October 2006 in Television (No comments yet - be the first!)

As a Lost adict, the news that Sky have poached the programme from Channel 4 so that they can put it on Sky One, is not one I especially wish to hear. Especially as I don’t have pay-TV.

Norway 2006: Day Ten (Waiting for the bus…)

Posted on 18 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Shaving woes, hanging around Ulvik for ages, and getting back to Bergen. The penultimate day in the holiday.

Norway 2006: Day Nine (The Old Post Road)

Posted on 17 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

By now we were becoming regulars on the 08:55 bus out of Ulvik. Today our destination was not far - the nearby town of Granvin. The intention was to walk the old post road back to Ulvik - the road that locals used to take to meet up with the postman before a main road was built to connect Ulvik with Voss.

One Day In History

Posted on 17 October 2006 in Life (No comments yet - be the first!)

Regular readers might notice a difference in style for this entry. This is because this entry was originally written for One Day In History - an attempt to capture one days life of many, many people, and store that data in the British Library for future generations. That One Day is today, 17 October 2006. If you’re interested in contributing to the archive about your 17 October, don’t worry - it’s not too late! You can do so until the end of October, via their website.

Norway 2006: Day Eight (Norway in a Nutshell)

Posted on 16 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

Our intrepid duo does the famous tour of Norwegian sights.

Norway 2006: Day Seven (Around Eidfjord)

Posted on 11 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (4 comments)

Hardangervidda Nature Centre, a waterfall, a troll house, LOTS of walking and Norwegian bus driver honour…

Water Bills

Posted on 11 October 2006 in House (No comments yet - be the first!)

Got through a water bill the other day. This is not a particularly earth shattering event given people get bills all the time, but I was interested to see what difference our water saving measures had made to our bill. As we have a water meter, it was easy to find out.

Norway 2006: Day Six (To Ulvik)

Posted on 5 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

An hour in Vik, and arriving in Ulvik.

Norway 2006: Day Five (A Folk Museum and the oddness of Norwegian buses)

Posted on 2 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

In which our intrepid blogger tries to get to writing about a visit to a folk museum, but actually spends most of his time confused about buses.

Norway 2006: Day Four (The English people who thought they were going up a hill, but actually came down a mountain)

Posted on 1 October 2006 in Travel and Holidays (No comments yet - be the first!)

“Visit the other side of the fjord!” proclaimed the sign outside Balestrand Tourist Information Office, before proceeding to inform those excited enough to be reading, a list of bus times to Dragsvik - cunningly the small town on the other side of the fjord.

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