Wednesday, July 30

Crime Writers and Whiskey

In August 2008 I posted a blog about the Crime Wrighter Ian Rankin and his books about the Whisky drinking detective John Rebus. Since then I have discovered a Swedish Crime Writer that in some small passages in his book about the OPCOP (The Whisper Game) reminded me about that blogpost.
As long as the taste of the 21 year old Highland Park lasted ............
Not only has Arne Dahl ( or Jan Arnandwrote about the Whisky taste, but he also take my present TOP favourite single malt brand into his pages. Some years ago I liked the Tallisker  best between the single malts,
but now Highland Park is ranged at the top. The bearded viking must be tried.
This chart may help you in finding the right Whisky for your sophisticated palate. I have found mine.

Sunday, July 27

A year has gone - (Warning for strong photos)

12 months ago I was fatal sick and hospitalized with the diagnosis MRSA Necrotizing Fasciitis.

I was in coma when admitted to the hospital, and stayed in an Induced Coma  for 10 days while the doctors and nurses at UiO Rikshospitalet worked with my left leg and developed an antibiotic cocktail that could work in cooperation with the medicine for immuno-supression necessary for my replaced organs after heart and kidney transplantation 16 years ago.
A complicated medical case.
The leg did not look extremely nice when they woke me up after ten days.
but today, twelve month later the same leg has this shape
According to the doctors it is" an interesting leg".

After 9 weeks at Rikshospitalet, 10 weeks at Sunnaas Hospital followed up with 10 weeks good treatment at my Primary Care Doctor, a strong treatment regime at home in five months, has given me a stable and acceptable foot. The leg will never return to the old status prior to the infection, but I can walk, drive my car (automatic) and enjoy the life of traveling, touring and being a grandfather to five.

Somethimes it is vital to thank the health system we have in Norway. We had some problems and extreme challenges a year ago, but all the people being involved in the treatment during the last year deserve hugs and thousand thanks. They are doing their job with Quality, but in addition to their professional competence I have experienced Performance higher than Expected and that is what we call Customer Delight. 

Q = P/E > 1 

Wednesday, July 23

Warning for warming

No additional comments needed. +36 degr C in Oslo is HOT !!

Tuesday, July 22

The heat is on

The heat is on, on the street
Inside your head, on every beat
And the beat's so loud, deep inside
The pressure's high, just to stay alive

'Cause the heat is on

Monday, July 21

Summer in the City

Some warm days and weeks.
Children party. Mari 3 years birthday.
Relaxation at the terrasse in front og my last painting. WiFi makes the afternoon IT activity easy.

Sunday, July 13

Happy birthday Helene

Today I will congratulate my eldest grand child, Helene, with her eleventh birthday. The cake I made yesterday is gorgeous, phenomenal, delicious of what ever adjectives you an use to describe it.
Se my blogpost from yesterday to find the recipe.

Saturday, July 12

Grass Widower´s Cake

This Saturday I tried a new kitchen experience. Cake Baking.

In Mat på Bordet I found a recipe describing Grandma´s "Tropisk Aroma". A chocolate cake with lots of ingredients. Very high recommended in the description, and I still remember my own Mother-in-law baking one of these and bringing it with her to the Easter holiday up in the mountain in 1982.
One of the challenges are not to start tasting too early. I can therefore not document if I have made it as successful as expected. Time will show. Comments on Monday (?)