More rain than anywhere else

So, today is Friday. Overall a day to be happy about, because the weekend just started. And still it’s something that keeps bothering me. Oh, I know, it’s the RAIN!!

I don’t think I will ever get used to the amounts of rain here. But well, gonna have to live with it. We’re still not doing much, besides the usual unlocking of accounts or setting up a PC.

But there was one thing that made this day stand out in comparison to the others. On last Saturdays hill-climb I got to know a blacksmith who works in the museum. I had a little talk with him back then and told him that I also wanted to try out forging. So he told me to drop by on his forge the other day. And that was what we did in the later afternoon.

We only had a map of our area and our instincts to guide us. What else do I need to say… we went straight across the areas not knowing where we were.

But after about 15 minutes we found our destination, just about to see that it was closed just recently … sigh

Well, nothing to do about that, but at least I now know where it is, maybe I will give it another try next week.

Time to move on (2)

There is something I forgot to mention in the prior articles. It somehow never made the cut. Never fit in. It’s been haunting me for the last few weeks and it’s still hard to ignore. It’s this noise. It’s located in the „server room“ of the new office. I obviously spent a lot of time inside this room. I was told that it appeared because of a malfunction of the alarm system. It has not stopped since. It’s been 3 weeks.

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Video calling someone else’s cat

I am serious. It happened again. Am I becoming a cat whisperer? Hardly. This cat wasn’t willing to interact with me either. The feeling was mutual. This cat chat was forced on me. The whole point of the video call was to live stream Pro7. That might damage my image significantly, but… I really wanted to watch Germanys Next Topmodel (it was the semi-final!). I wasn’t able to do it in Belfast, thus my sister spontaneously suggested to let me watch it with the help of a video call. I – in the shape of the mobile phone – was comfortably positioned on the table and could follow up the show surprisingly well on her TV. During one of the commercial breaks it was decided that I should talk to the cat. I guess that’s what happens when you tell your family members about your blog and they want to hoax you with it.

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Expectations were met

…the weather is finally behaving like it should be. The faint memory of the pleasant sunshine last week is slowly fading. It’s raining right now. It was raining 2 hours ago too. And it will rain in the evening. Maybe you can guess which one of my possessions back from Germany was the first to give up on working? It was my umbrella. Lucky me. It broke down in the middle of a shower. That’s when the hunt for an umbrella started. And let me just say, it’s ridiculous how hard it was to find a new umbrella. Many small boutiques didn’t offer any. I was desperate. I even tried to find one in some of the kiosks nearby. Here is another guess for you, where to you think I finally found an umbrella? You are wrong. It was in a cancer research shop. „Expectations were met“ weiterlesen