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The art of moderation

If its one thing I am bad at its to do things halfway and settle for moderation. The plan for my house this summer was to do a tiny bit on the fence by the entrance and right now the excavator rolled in to dig up the whole garden… haha I have this thing for perfection and even if the garden I had was nice it was not perfectly straight and modern looking, so I decided if there was ever a time to fix this it was now when we had all the machines up here. So maybe in a few weeks I will be able to look at the garden and feel good about it! Janni thinks I am crazy and asks me why I can't just enjoy this beautiful house and chill. Thats just not me… ;-)

As for blogging I have had a hard time lately as I feel like I am doing the same things every day and its hard to know what to write about. So if you have any suggestions on what I should post on here while in Marbella feel free to give me some suggestions(or questions)! Its much easier to blog when I run around the world so in 10 days it should be much easier as I am on the move soon again, but for now a little help would be killer!

/JON

Gumball- The road movie!

Well, I think its better to let this movie talk for itself rather than me trying to explain what Gumball is all about! ;-)  So enjoy the 2014 Gumball Road movie by Betsafe! I am off to light up the barabaque and enjoy a dinner in the sunset with a few friends! 

/JON

OC

I think the lack of parties that we attended during Gumball was made up for in one day at Ocean Club! Had a group of 20 at a pre party up here in the house that all went down together to Ocean club and what a party it was! Have been super chill on the party front all summer but it was nice to blow it out properly yesterday! 

Did however manage to go to bed at 11pm so we are feeling pretty good today now that we have had a full cleaning of the house!
 
Today is a golf free day so I think we are just going to chill all day in the sun and relax before I crush a nice rehab session in the afternoon. Knee is starting to feel really good so its nice to be able to do some more challenging stuff again! Not to many weeks until I am OK to ski again so its time to start getting excited! ;-)
 
 
/JON

Water, Golf and Fernet

Another day in Paradise has passed! Started out with a trip to the creek up in Benavis for some cliff jumping. Beautiful place that luckily did not have the size cliffs I usually like to hit as I dont think my knee would have liked that, but it was great to get out and see some more of the surroundings of Marbella and just play around in the water. We then traded the shorts for golf clubs (and some new white pants in one last desperate attempt to at least look like a pro on the course) and as usual we had a little fernet Branca on the first tee, only this time we ended up having a few more so by the end of the day I was not killing it at all! haha Crill and Gjermund did however get 3rd so they did great. Me and Rickard (Jannis dad) played together in the scramble format and finished 1 over par, I thought it was good but I guess the other teams killed it a lot harder! 

Great day but I will admit the the Fernet left me VERY tired today! ;-) Isabelles birthday today so we are off to Finca Besaya for dinner but as we have a pool party here tomorrow before Ocean club I think we are going to work on going to bed early today so we are rested as something tells me that tomorrow might be a fun one… ;-)

/JON

Yesterday

Yesterday was a great day as we got to see some different things! After the golf round we drove over to Benalmadena with Jannis family for lunch. Was great to get out a bit and see something different as I have been in Marbella a lot now but never really seen anything else than Los Naranjos and Ocean club. Benalmadena was as you can see cool as all the buildings had a very VERY different look to them. Felt a bit like Dubai and The palm with all the buildings next to the boats!  For sure worth a visit if you are down here!
 
After that we got back home and as you can see my little tiny rebuild of ONE fence at a cost of 800€s has turned into a pretty major rebuild. I am desperately trying to take it slow and go step by step on the renovation, but my self control totally goes out the window when I think about how nice things will be once its done! haha 
 
My builders think I am a bit of a lunatic as I spent about 4 hours laying on the ground making sure that the curve of the corner stones was 100% correct and moving them around mm by mm until 10pm last night. But now its perfect so I am happy! If you have a place down here and need some help with remodeling just shoot me an e mail. Have got to know my builders for a year now and they are truly amazing! I was warned by so many people that its hard to find good help down here but these guys are incredible. Everything is on time, on budget and super structured! I know its hard to find people like this so just let me know if you need the contact info! 
 
Waterfall jumping and the "Friday golf tournament" at LN on the schedule today! ;-)
 

/JON

Team snow on the golf course!

It seems that golf has become a very popular sport in the world of action sports, in the past a few guys played golf in NZ when we were there for the pre season training but now I feel like everyone is picking up this little sport!

Right now I have Gjermund Braaten and Crill staying with me down in Marbella and their golf stoke is impressive! Teed off at 8.15 this morning and had an amazing morning round at Los Naranjos! Its kind of crazy that we play the same course every day down here and not get sick of it, but the laid back attitude and great staff just makes it feel like a golf course should do. I like to play and have fun with friends, not get told off by a marshal that my shirt is hanging out to much… So if you like to have fun and play a relaxed round of golf, LN is the place to play down here!

Played off white tee today and had a few good holes which was nice as last time I played I wanted to kill myself as I sucked super bad! Its kind of insane how up and down golf can be, one stroke you kill it and the next you can't hit the ball. Imagine if it was the same in skiing, one day you do a nice double 10 and the next day you fall off the lift 3 times in a row… haha ;-)

/JON

RS6 delivery truck!

I am the kind of guy that if I want something I want it right away! So when the furniture store told me they did not have any delivery times yesterday I put the good old RS6 to use! Turns out its not only the loudest car in Marbella, it can also trasport 2 tables, a golf bag and a bed without a problem! haha

The store owners thought we were some of the strangest customers that had come through the store, but they did have a big smile on their face when we drove off! As you can see on the pics mr Crill and his GF Isabelle is down here visiting so we are having a great time in the sun! As rent for their stay Crill has promised to give us a little video blog on the golf course so stay tuned for that!  Time for me to get back to my driveway construction, it seems like its getting bigger every day! haha Cant wait for it to be finished! 

/JON

Productive in the summer?

The best part about my job is that I can be anywhere in the world and get the job done as I am not tied up to an office in one place. I love it and its fantastic to have this kind of freedom. The only downside to this is that I am never ever 100% off work. Sure I might take a few days away from the computer but as soon as I do that I feel like I am sucking. So finding a balance between work and summer is something I struggle with every single day.

Now that we have internet I know that I feel so much better when I start the day with a few hours on the computer and then chill on the afternoon. I think the key is to get up early every single day, work out, work and then play around in the afternoon! That way I think I can enjoy my free time a lot more even if it means that my alarm will be set for 7am all summer long!

Started the morning with a hike around the hills, found a new trail that took me and the girls (Janni, Hannah and Isabelle) 75 minutes to walk. Super epic views and with the small trails it kind of felt like we were hiking in the hills around LA! Later on it also took us on a few desserted roads that seems to have been build for a huge new establishment that has been put on hold a bunch of years ago, but whenever they start it up again I think its going to be a killer area as its super close to Puerto Banos but with an insane view!

/JON

Surf and Turf

I will admit that its a bit easier to blog when you spend the day at a beautiful place like Nikki beach then when you work on your driveway and take pictures of broken concrete! ;-) Spent yesterday at Nikki with a bunch of friends and had an amazing lunch! If you ever go, make sure to take the surf and turf, its the best lunch I have had down here(and not as expensive as I would have thought)! Think we left at 8 and went back to my place and had a few drinks until 1am. So I am a little tired today but thanks to a great indian meal at midnight and a lot of water I feel pretty good!

So I think I am going to head down to Los Naranjos for a golf round, have been playing with Alex Noren for the past few days and learnt a ton so I think I have my golf stoked back again! Its just incredible what small little tips from world class players can do! I just have to make sure to get Alex down here again soon so I can get some more tips! haha

/JON

Online finally!

Well thats sure took us a while! Its funny once you get used to Internet at modern places you are so used to good connections that you take it for granted. Here in Marbella they have just discovered fiber but its only in the very center of Marbella. Where I live the normal lines are full (net enough lins for all the houses) so I can't get a normal ADSL line. So first we went for satellite internet but that was crazy expensive and seemed to not be worth it. We then looked at a similar solution but cheaper but they never called me back. So the only option we were left with was a 4G connection.

So we are back online but I am guessing that the Apple TV we bought will not be used much as I doubt the speed will be good enough! But who cares, at least now I can read the news, answer to e mails and get this old blog up to speed!

The good thing about our internet dip is that I had plenty of time to work on house plans. Ended up tearing the whole drive way down to make it wider, move the gate and put a new concrete surface on the whole thing. Building cars is fun, but I think rebuilding houses is my new favorite hobby as you are not throwing your money away with all the updates that you do! Cant wait for the driveway to be finished, I have a really hard time to enjoy this house once I have my eyes set on a new update! 

Think we might head over to Nikki for lunch today, but first some rehab and upper body! ;-)

/JON