Perler og andet gejl til selv at lave smykker

June 19th, 2009

Jeg har for nyligt fået øjnene op for det at lave sine egne smykker. De materialer som jeg bl.a. benytter meget er perler da de passer så godt til både armbånd, øreringe og halskæder. Det er en helt genial måde at spare en masse penge på, hvis man som jeg har et stort forbrug til smykker. Desuden får man også mulighed for selv at sætte sit eget præ på smykkerne, og udfolde sin kreative side :)

Hvis du selv skulle have fået lyst til at lave dine egne smykker vil jeg da klart anbefale at søge lidt omkring på nettet. Der er massere af sider med guides og anden information omkring hvordan du kommer igang. Der findes også flere debat forums hvor du kan mødes og udveksle erfaring med andre ligesindede.

Jeg håber vi mødes derude! :)

Pift gang i sexlivet

September 11th, 2008

Hvis det kniber lidt med fantasien hjemme på sengekanten findes der gode råd. En af mulighederne er sexlegetøj som nemt kan tvinge fantasien igang hos ethvert par. Når man udforsker udvalget, hvad enten det er i en fysisk butik, på nettet eller til et dildoparty, så sætter det hurtigt fantasien igang.

Det kræver selvfølgelig at man er til den slags, så en anden mulighed igen kan være at finde inspiration i de mange klummer der efterhånden skrives om emnet i forskellige dameblade. Bl.a. har den kendte sexolog Joan Ørting en klumme på EkstraBladets hjemmesid. Her skriver læserne selv ind til Joan med spørgsmål, og hun svarer så hver dag på et nyt brev.

Flere af disse er yderst underholdende, men det bedste findes i de kommentarer som andre læsere kommer med på Joans råd. Det er simpelthen guld værd og en glimrende måde at starte arbejdsdagen hvis man lige trænger til et billigt grin fra morgenstunden.

God fornøjelse.

Guide til Micro-SD Kort

February 15th, 2008

Hvad gør man hvis man gerne vil have mere hukommelses- og lagreplads på mobiltelefoner?

Hvad enten man bruger Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung eller andre, er der stort set altid mulighed for yde telefonens kapacitet med et såkaldt memory kort. Det betyder f.eks. mere plads til billeder, video, musik, spil, ringetoner osv.

Memory kort findes i flere varianter men de mest almindelige er:

Micro sd som bl.a. passer til Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, m.m.
Dette kort er det mest almindelige og kommer en række forskellige størrelser hvor et 2gb hukommelseskort nok er det mest almindelige pt. Men kort med kapacitet på helt op til 8gb kan købes til de fleste telefoner. De mest populære producenter er sandisk og kingston.

Memory sticks som er til Sony Ericsson mobiltelefoner og PSP, er det andet almindelige hukommelseskort.
Disse kort kommer i to forskllige type, nemlig memory stick m2 og memory stick pro duo som også kaldes PSP memory stick.

Det er i øvrigt værd at bemærke, at en del digitalkameraer også bruger nogle af de ovennævnte kort typer, men der findes flere typer kort som er mere almindelige til disse kameraer. Disse bliver kommenteret i andet indlæg.

13/01 : Preparing for a new season

January 13th, 2008

After having spent Christmas and New Year in Denmark Brian Vandborg is now back in Italy preparing for the new season and the first race.

“I think that my season will start February, 23 with Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche in France,” he says.

Winter has passed without illness or any other problems. “I haven’t done the usual amount of training during December, but it is coming little by little now. My form is quite okay,” he says. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his season getting started.

At this moment he is training about 20 hours a week. The weather in Italy is slightly better than it is up north in Denmark, even though the sun is not always shining. “During the last 8 – 9 days the sun has shined one time, but at least we have two figured temperatures.”

“Until now I have primarily been doing basic training, but occasionally I tested the legs a little. Now, the structured training really begins including interval training,” the Danish rider explains.

In a month he is heading for Nice and a team training camp for the riders of Team GLS who are going to ride the early races. Until then he keeps preparing for the season back home in Italy. At the moment his Team mate, Glenn Bak, is visiting. He will stay until February, 9 and on their daily rides they are accompanied by Martin Pedersen and Thomas Oredsson as well as a couple of other riders.

24/12 : Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 24th, 2007

Brian Vandborg can celebrate Christmas with an easy mind. He has a contract for the coming season with the Danish Team GLS, and his motivation and spirit is high. He has received a number of mails from fans and friends supporting him, and he likes to show his appreciation.

“I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year. I hope that 2008 will bring a lot of joy on the road for all fans of cycling. I thank all who has sent me mails and in other ways showed their interest, and I hope that I will manage to honour the confidence that has been granted,” the Danish rider says in his Christmas greetings.

15/12 : New Team!

December 15th, 2007

Brian Vandborg has signed a contract with the Danish Team GLS, and even though he is not going to ride for a Pro Tour team, it doesn’t mean that he is less motivated, on the contrary.

“Last season with Discovery Channel was difficult with illness and so on. So I am definitely looking forward to to coming season with Tea, GLS, and I am hungry for results,” he says, adding: “Pro Tour or not, it doesn’t mean that much to me. As soon as you get a number on your back, it is all about winning, no matter what kind of race you ride.”

The contact with GLS started as soon as Discovery Channel made it clear that they were not going to continue, and Brian Vandborg has had an intensive dialogue with the manager of Team GLS.

Even though last year was partly ruined by illness the Danish rider managed to win a stage in the French race Tour de l’Ain, and he showed his abilities as a genuine rider when he acted as a good team player for his team mates. But, for the next season his personal ambitions are clear, especially for the Nationals.

”Now I am going to meet with the team and discuss the coming season, but it is obvious that the Danish Championship is a big goal for me. If I can win that, I have good chances of a spot on the team for the Olympics. And I have previously made it ok at Post Danmark Rundt. They have not yet published the route, but there are usually a TT that tends to be among the things that decide who is going to win the race. So, it will definitely also be a goal to make it to the podium in that race too. However, I think that Team CSC is also aware of that fact, so much will depend on who they are going to have at the start. If they bring a Cancellara, if might be difficult to claim the victory, but otherwise we will have to challenge them man by man,” an optimistic Vandborg declares.

Above all he is looking forward to the season getting started.

28/08 : Aiming for top-10!

August 28th, 2007

The end of this year’s Eneco Tour is getting closer. Today’s parcours was a 177 km long mini edition of Amstel Gold Race including Cauberg and Eyserbosweg, but unfortunately the stage was scarred by a bunch crash causing the leading rider to abandon the race prematurely. Luckily, Brian Vandborg avoided getting involved. He crossed the finishing line with the remaining part of the peloton that had been reduced due to the crash and the demanding parcours, and the Danish rider can now look forward to the final time trial tomorrow.

”Luckily I could steer clear of the crash, into the grass,” he tells. ”I didn’t feel super today, kind of medium, but I guess I was not the only one feeling that way,” he adds explaining that it has been six days of high speed action. He didn’t see himself what happened when Nick Nuyens crashed. ”I heard that Nuyens took a ride on the back wheel of one of his team mates.”

Tomorrow, a 29,6 km TT on a technically difficult route lies ahead. ”It is very technical. There are 32 curves, and half of them lies within five km, so that must be a curve each 300 meters,” the Danish rider comments, hoping for a rank among the best. ”I hope to be able to make it in the top-10, both on the TT and in the overall … The last part, however, can be difficult to obtain.” His fellow Dane and former team mate, Allan Johansen is not as modest when it comes to the chances of Brian Vandborgs. ”I believe that he can make it in the top-10 in the overall, if he rides up to his best during the TT,” he told www.feltet.dk yesterday.

And Brian Vandborg is definitely going to try his best. All in all he is in good spirits, and the words from the national coach, Lars Bonde Nielsen, about his chances to become one of the three riders to represent Denmark at the World Championships in Stuttgart at the end of the month, provides motivation. “I am still lacking a bit, but that will come before the World’s. You shouldn’t forget that I started not that long ago,” he says.

Generally, he has been satisfied with his performance in the Eneco Tour, and the atmosphere on the team is also fine despite the fact, that they are all heading in different directions. “The spirit is still fine. I think that everybody simply enjoys racing together these last races, and besides, we are seeing each other next year too.”

When Eneco Tour ends tomorrow, he is heading back to Italy for at couple of days, before he returns to Denmark in order to race in Aarhus on September 6th. And from September 9th it is Tour de Pologne and hopefully adding a trip to Stuttgart at the end of the month.

25/08 : Stress on Belgian roads

August 25th, 2007

The speed was high on the 170,8 km long 3rd stage of Eneco Tour from Knokke-Heist to Putte i ENECO Tour, and to Brian Vandborg it meant another stressful day at the ’office’. ”I felt better today. My stomach is still giving me a hard time, but I think that I am going to get it under control,” he says.

”It was fast like Hell all day with lots of punctures due to shitty belgian roads, a few crashes at the end, but not as bad as yesterday. Also, the wind was not as bad,” he adds.

Even though the Discovery Channel team had their share of flat tyres, they were spared of major accidents, and except for Gianni Meersman and Volodymir Bileka, who crossed the finishing line 1:25 and 2:38 minutes after, all Vandborg’s team mates came in with the peloton. Gianni Meersman had been part of the break and Volodymir Bileka had worked all day for Gusev.

“As said previously, the speed was high again, but finally there was a break with my fellow Dane, Klostergaard, but Lotto knew that they would end up working all day, since there were nobody in the break who posed a threat in the overall, and therefore Cofidis didn’t care. So, just as we sat in the peloton talking a bit after the speedy start, it was stretched out again and a group got away in which there was a guy who was a little over a minute after in the overall, and then the sprinter teams knew that the classification rider’s teams would help.”

While Vandborg didn’t feel especially fine yesterday, things went much better today. ”It was stressful, but I am on top again,” he says.

Tomorrow, a 182 km long stage from Maldegem to Terneuzen waits for the riders, in which the riders come into the Netherlands, and even though it looks like a relatively easy stage on the paper, the flat profile could deceive the unprepared. The wind could be a decisive factor. At the coast there is always wind, and if you are not constantly aware, you could wind up being sat if an attack is launched.

24/08 : Wind and high speed!

August 24th, 2007

Actually, things are going pretty good for Brian Vandborg at the moment, and his spirit is high, even though the Discovery Channel team had quit a bit of accidents during yesterday’s stage from Waremme to Eupen.

“We really had bad luck yesterday. Gusev had a flat tyre three times and crashed. So, we had to use quite a bit of effort to get him back with 20 km to go,” Brian Vandborg tells from Belgium where he is riding the ENECO Tour. ”And I almost goes down too as he crashes. If we hadn’t had to spent so much energy on the mishabs we would probably have gotten a better result. Gusev and I could have been among the seven first riders yesterday. But, if and if … After all, my time was corrected today, so I got a time 17 seconds better,” he adds.

Today’s stage was a 199,2 km long and rather flat stage from Antwerpen to Knokke-Heist. And the weather was nice. 24 degrees and sunny, and the Danish rider feels that he is getting better and better. ”My form is good, even if I didn’t feel remarkable today. I think that I have been eaten too little the last couple of days,” he explains.

Food deficit is bad when the racing is as hard as it is, and for Brian Vandborg it is a matter of re-energizing for the upcoming days. ”Tomorrows stage will be just as today. The next three stages will be that way. But, today the speed was high. We rode with an average speed of 47.5 km/h the first two hours.”

”There are always windy here, and besides it is always stressful to ride in Belgium. There are still 50 riders who have a chance in the overall, and who have to stay up front, and then there are 10 sprinters and 50 wannabe sprinters, so it is definitely a dog fight,” he laughs.

At the moment the Danish rider is 21st in the overall with 1:02 minutes to the leading rider, and he hasn’t given up the hope of a good result. “It could have been better, but it is still possible to aim for a top 10.”

The Discovery Channel team is primarily riding for Vladimir Gusev, but there are definately also room for Brian Vandborg to ride his own chance, if the opportunity should arise.

Tomorrows stage presents 170 km from Knokke-Heist to Putte, and for Vandborg the main objective is to stay in front with the peloton. The riders that are not within the best in the overall are going to join if a larger group gets away, but otherwise it is primarily a matter of taking it easy looking ahead to the TT on Wednesday.

20/08 : ENECO Tour and Tour de Pologne:

August 20th, 2007

Brian Vandborg is part of the peloton when the start of ENECO Tour goes on Wednesday. The Belgian/Dutch Pro Tour stage race is taking place from august 22nd to august 29th.

22-08: Prologue: Hasselt (B) (5,1 km)
23-08: Stage 1: Waremme (B) – Eupen (B) (189,5 km)
24-08: Stage 2: Antwerpen (B) – Knokke-Heist (B) (199,1 km)
25-08: Stage 3: Knokke-Heist (B) – Putte (B) (170,8 km)
26-08: Stage 4: Maldegem (B) – Terneuzen (NL) (182,7 km)
27-08: Stage 5: Terneuzen (NL) – Nieuwegein (NL) (179,9 km)
28-08: Stage 6: Beek (NL) – Landgraaf (NL) (177,4 km)
29-08: Stage 7: Sittard (NL) -Geleen (NL) (TT 29,6 km)

The Danish rider is also among the riders of the Discovery Channel team who are going to ride Tour de Pologne, which is taking place from September 10th to September 16th.

Check back to se how it goes.