Category Archives: Planes

Airforce Museum

Since the weather these days is not suitable for having a nice walk outside, we took the walking indoors at the airforce museum (Forsvarets Flysamling at Gardermoen Airport Complex). My husband, John, who has served in the military (helicopter squad) and is also an aircraft engineer was my guide. His explanations were really detailed but I had a hard time remembering half of them (blaming it on the age). This is the second time I was at the museum and for some of my friends it would probably be a great wonder why a non-technical person like me enjoy being in this kind of museum. I love history and this museum is very informative on the second world war.

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The entrance fee is 40 kroner (approx. 5.4o Euro)

Samu’t Sari & Sundry

I have been totally busy these days doing the books (accounting—YUK). I am not good at it and I do not think I will ever be. I just have no choice! I am so problematic these days because I need to find a new accountant. It is unfortunate that Owen, who is based in Singapore, cannot help me with my accounting problems as he is half way around the world.

Samu’t Sari and Sundry – Owen FV

One of my first blogger friends is Owen. I found his blog while surfing for other blogs to visit on blogger.com. Read about his globetrotting, experiences and opinions.

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One of the things I notice here in Norway is that they have all sorts of clubs or organization and one of them is Flight Simulator Club. We were in their annual weekend get together because my husband was helping out at the cockpit (so nothing would go bananas!).

One of the organizers is an SAS Employee and was able to borrow an MD90 aircraft. The attendees slept on the plane (if they ever slept at all the whole weekend!)

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Participants flying — you won’t believe how organized it is.


The Slave Ship

We left Zambales on December 28 and stayed one night in Manila. We took the boat from Batangas to Romblon the following day. What a ride! Our guests decided to take the non-aircon area and so we all decided to stick together. Bad idea with 3 kids!





The boat does not have security on the sides. A child could easily fall off aboard or an adult for that matter. It was really warm and very uncomfortable.And yes, I saw some baby cockroaches. I hardly had any rest the whole trip.

Boats from Batangas to Romblon – Daily /Manila to Romblon – Once a week (Mondays, I think)

ANYWAY, I FORGOT ALL THE DISCOMFORT I HAD IN THIS 12 HOUR TRIP WHEN WE GOT THERE. ROMBLON, THE MARBLE ISLAND OF THE PHILIPPINES, IS BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN AND FRIENDLY.