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Du vet at du er dansk når …

tirsdag 30. mars 2010 av Monique

… du automatisk tolker overskriften “DSB MED KRASS KRITIKK AV JERNBANEVERKET” hos Aftenposten slik at de Danske Statsbaner kanskje blander seg litt vel mye opp i norske forhold.

DSB kritiserer Jernbaneverket

Direktoratet for samfunnssikkerhet og beredskap, hvem har vel hørt om det? *host*

Om det i det hele tatt heter en overskrift når det er litt overskriftspreget, men mer er en innledning til den egentlige overskriften, er en helt annen sak. Men hva er det ellers? En pre-overskrift? Jeg visste det sikkert en gang …
—-> Lagt i den voksende bunken med ting å sjekke når jeg er ferdig med de 4935 ordene jeg fortsatt mangler å oversette innen i morgen engang (med mindre en vennlig sjel avslører svaret innen).

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Summer time is here

søndag 28. mars 2010 av Monique

I know we switched to summer time during the night, because it is almost 10 am, and our ten-year-old is still fast asleep. If we had switched to summertime next weekend instead, this never would have happened.

By the way, I think we will call him Chaplin; the eight-week-old who will be joining us next Friday, that is.

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A new family member

fredag 26. mars 2010 av Monique

I grew up with three dogs – Bliff, an English Springer Spaniel, Bjørn, an Old English Sheepdog and a small mix called Gauga. Gauga was named after the battle at Gauga Mela, because she looked just like it, as her first owner told me when I received her as a gift. I was 7 years old at the time, Gauga was 3 years old and she became the center of my world for the rest of her life.

Later, after I had left home, I wanted to get a dog myself, and my then boyfriend and I found a lovely mix in a rescue center for dogs. She was 9 months old and black with white breast, but apart from the colouring and perhaps the shape of her tail, she had the looks and size of a Jack Russell Terrier – and I loved her to bits. I only had Gina for a year or two – she became a “child of divorce” when my boyfriend and I split up, and he insisted that he should keep her because I worked and was attending evening classes several nights a week at the time. Of course, he had a strong point, because dogs need attention and time, but I was heartbroken, because I did not even get visiting rights although she had been “my” dog. Need I say I missed her like crazy?

Hugo BossThat was all many years ago though. I have often thought of getting another dog since then, and now, almost 20 years later, a new dog will be entering my life – and indeed the life of the entire family. Next Friday I (and probably one or two of the kids) will be driving to Kennel Fridsborgs in Sweden to pick up a Jack Russell puppy. He is simply adorable, as you can see from the picture, and I am sure he will keep us all busy.

He will be 8 weeks old then, and for now goes under his “official” name, which is Hugo Boss. We still need to find out what we will call him, but although a few ideas have been tabled, I think we will need to see him before we make our final decision. We certainly look very much forward to having him as part of our family.

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