I now live in Norway which means that I can no longer use the excellent BBC iPlayer service, this is especially annoying as the Olympics has just started.

The quickest solution for this is to use a VPN service but they all take such a large amount of configuring. I found this excellent tool called Expat Shield which provides a very simple one button VPN solution masking your IP to appear as though it is coming from England.

The terms and conditions do say that this should only be used by expats of UK so for once I’m not doing anything wrong!

The service is very easy to use, quick to set up and has very little slow down on the bandwidth; I’m sat here watching the rowing on the iPlayer right now.