For your education and amusement, I present the Norwegian contribution to the 1979 Rose d’Or in Montreux (staring John Cleese):
I’ve been keeping my blog on blogger since 2012, an amazing eight years and roughly 130K unique visitors.
Since blogger isn’t quite doing what I want it to do, and I wish for more control over both content and back end, I’m switching to WordPress hosted on my own domain. In a few day the move should be finished and redirects set up to take you seamlessly from the old address to the new.
Old URL: https://wetshavingweblog.blogspot.com/
New URL: https://wegianwetshaving.com/
It don’t feel like it’s a year since last New Years Eve, but I don’t think my calendar is lying to me…
Three hundred and sixty five days.
Two hundred and seventy one blog posts, including this one.
Spring has sprung, summer has come and gone, and winter is upon us again – at least for those of us on the northern hemisphere. For my friends and readers down below, reverse the order of seasons.
Shaving is still enjoyable, my favourite shaving forum still is full of good friends, and I’ve meet a lot of nice people on Twitter too.
This the season to give and receive gifts… and one gift that is certainly better to give than to receive is blood.
I’ve been giving blood for a while now, and passed a US gallon of blood today – 4 litres total so far.
If you are not donating – and you are capable of doing so – please consider doing so.
Wetshaving requires water, and water means pipes and valves. And all that means that somewhere there has to be a water shut off valve, so I can shut off the water whenever a packing or O-ring needs replacing in a tap. Thus the main water shut off valve can be considered an “attaching and connecting part” of my shave
In my case, the shut off valve have – as I discovered a little while ago – corroded to the point of not shutting the water off. And since a water shut of valve that isn’t shutting the water off kind of negates the whole point (not to mention means that I can’t change the O-ring in the tap that drips), it was time to call in the professionals; i.e.: the plumber.
So out with the old:
And in with the new:
Whole thing done in less than an hour, including small talk and paperwork. And yes, it does shut off completely, allowing me to replace O-rings in peace…
I’ve realised that my only injector probably feels lonely, and is in the market for a reasonable priced G-type injector. Preferable without cracks in the handle, case optional, must be in good working order although scratches and plating loss is okay. In other words; I’m looking for a user grade razor.
Contact me over at the Shave Nook, or email me directly.
I don’t care where you are; today is Norway’s Constitution Day – so happy 17th everyone! I hope you enjoy the day regardless of who and where you are!
From the Home Front LeadershipOur fight is crowned with victoryNorway is again freeOur minds are filled with joy, our hearts of gratitude toward those who fell in battle and towards all who were struggling to win the victory.The enemy has now surrendered, and soon we will again fully be in control of our country. But remember: Capitulation is not the same as peace. The enemy still has weapons.Let us in the midst of celebration preserve peace, dignity and discipline. Do not provoke the beaten enemy, and do not take the law into your own hands.The duties of war are completed, the duties of peace await. They demand that we put everything in place to restore our democracy and rule of law.The peace we have now won shall commit us as strongly as the war and the necessity tied our will to the fatherland’s cause. Together we will rebuild the country as a better, happier home for everyone.God bless our precious fatherland!
May 8th. Victory Europe Day, and the Norwegian Liberation day… when five years of occupation (more or less, depending on where in Norway you were) ended.
Some titbits from the liberation:
- On May 8th, Norwegian Resistance units quickly and peacefully took control of administrative centres, radio stations and transport hubs.
- The German forces were – with a few exception – were happy to give up, and were put in “house arrest” until POW-camps could be organised.
- On May 9th and 10th Norwegian “police troops”* trained in Sweden arrived in selected Norwegain cities to assist taking control over the large mass of German prisoners.
- The first allied forces started arriving by air on the 10th as well, including a fair number of intelligence specialists to take control of any advanced German military equipment.
- On May 14th enough of the government in exile had returned for the resistance to officially hand over the governing of the country back to the elected officials.
- On June 7th King Haakon VII returned to Norway, five years to the day after he went into exile rather than surrender.
*) To avoid breaking Swedish neutrality, the Swedes could not train Norwegian military personnel… however, they could train a “police reserve” to help preserve peace in Norway – and since there were “foreign elements” in Norway that might “resist the police”, such a police force must be trained and equipped with the necessary equipment; i.e.: infantry small arms, anti-tank artillery, anti-aircraft artillery, mines, radios, etc… Had the war continued, there would even have been a unit of “police paratroopers” fully trained.