I posted this late because I start early too. I'd like to see how my fellow member's day started, and how it ended up. I'm hoping it got better, care to share ? Mine seems to always crescendo, does yours?
Mine was awesome.Bought some new york city passes on sale, bought a total gym on sale, loving that one. I am pretty happy girl.
I had a nice day Davey. I went to church, did a little socializing, came home and watched golf. Then I went for a great walk around the neighborhood. Today is of course Canada Day, so saw lots of flags.
If we talk yesterday then it was a very long and very nice day. Started eating breakfast in a nice boutiqe hotel in Penang and then took the funicular to Penang hill with a good vt friend and we spend most of the day walking around on the hill and enjoying the views. The we went back to town and explored the hundreds of streetfood stands you have in this great little island and ate ourself silly before we went back to the hotel for a quiet beer. Decided to hit a little reggae bar where we talked for so long that the football final had started by the time we finshied talking and then i though why not stay up and watch it even if it does not finish until 5am in the morning, so it was a very long day. Because of that i am being rather lazy today and i am very comfortable with that.
Mine started being awoken by some very loud American youngster, obviously having his first experiment with facial hair and a hugely over-inflated sense of his own importance telling everyone in the communal dorm how "awesome" his night had been when he stormed the stage of some outdoor gig. Not good and he should be thankful he will live to see his bext birthday because that was in doubt for a while! Some people have no concept of communal living, he obviously has never been in the Forces. The day has progressed nicely if smewhat sadly. I am writing this in a bar in Manila saying goodbyes to people and just about to jump in a cab to the airport. After six months, I am going to be extremely sad to leave this wonderful place but I suppose that is what travelling is, you always have to move on. I am returning to an apparently very wet UK, meeting friends again and having a summer playing my guitar at festivals so at least I have that to look forward to. I hate goodbyes and I hate leaving. Claus, I really don't know how you do it all the time mate. The day (dependent on time zones) will probably end in Dubai airport on a four hour layover. I'll be back in London sometime tomorrow morning which will be mid afternoon by my body clock. Not looking forward to that. Anyway folks, must go now, the airport is calling me and Manila traffic means a three hour safety gap to get there. Speak soon.
I don't do "goodbyes" Fergy. I only do "see you's" :). Just said see you to Borneogrrl who i spend the last couple of days with hanging around Penang.
We had planned to go down to the south west coast of England. But, it was dull and some rain came and went, so just lazed around the house. After lonch, daughter decided to take us to a designer outlet to collect a VAT form for husband before he goes home. We saw people coming out with sets of suitcases, and as grand-daughter had a long weekend trip to France with her class, and I needed a new case too, we decided to investigate. Buy One Get One FREE.Now that was interesting. We came out with 6 suitcases of various sizes. Our dull day had picked up a bit of sparkle. Next we headed off on a mystery tour heading up the west coast of Wales. Lovely scenery but daughter wouldn't say where we were going. When it became clear that we weren't going to get anywhere , we took a diversion and came across a ruined Bishop's Castle. I grabbed my camera and braved the drizzle to have a look around, and was delighted to find enough to snap away happily. Back in the car and heard husband say to the grandchildren that grandmother [me] likes visiting places that date back to when she was a child. Cheeky. Reluctantly we headed home in time for husband to catch the European up Final where Spain demolished Germany, so for him the day was sparkling like a diamond, mine was more like a bit of lapis lazuli [with flecks of fool's gold] , and the children----well, they were bored. A more orless typical day out. You can't please all the people all the time.
Hey Davey. :-) Well my day did not start too well. Have had a throat infection since Friday and looked like I had swallowed a sausage sideways! I felt rough, to say the least, and I really do hate being under the weather. I am as deaf as a post without my hearing aids and when I got out of bed, I'd found that one of my cats (who had spent the night sleeping soundly across my chest) had woken before, got bored and played with my aid. It was not beside the bed! I was in panic mode, bare backside in the air as I scrabbled frantically around the floor on all fours, looking for this bl**dy thing. As it happened, he had knocked it into my long boots that were stood there. Panic over. Cat will live a little longer. The rain had not stopped all day...(well, since last January really...okay then, so it just feels like that!) I had no intention of cooking anything for lunch, so we drove out into the countryside, to the place on one of my pages, Portmagee harbour. My anti biotics began to work, we had a lovely meal that I could actually swallow, saw two seals cavorting in the water, admired the boats, the mist lifted (only for a short while) and I was reminded why I love this place when I relished the beauty of it all. Drove back home and read the papers. Had an unexpected, funny email from my old friend who lives in Canada. That always makes me smile. Oh and where I have not had access to my bank balance for almost three weeks!!!!(for any of you familiar with the banking fiasco going on here with Ulster Bank) there was a brief window of an update, and I discovered I had more money than I'd thought in my account. So yes Davey, the day definitely impproved. Now, how about your own then? :-)
Most of yesterday was spent doing research and logistical planning (not particularly fun), but it was in support of something I'm excited about (upcoming extended stay in Africa), which is excellent. Ended with live music, one of my favorite ways to end a day. Of course, the late night meant no early morning walk today, which is a bummer. Have to go straight to work instead.
Yesterday was a diamond for me, it's 4 am at the moment, and today is starting out as a real diamond, but it is going to turn into a dust storm. Leaving this afternoon for Malaysia and Japan, and I know that going through immigration in Phoenix, getting a connecting flight to LA with only 90 minutes to do it. Maybe I will just open a beer, and cancel the rest of the day.
See you on friday in Kuala Lumpur on friday Hando.
I am happy we made it here (in Germany at the moment) and the flight is over!!! :) no problems this time! Went to the monthly market today, and had Doner Kebabs and beer for lunch. It#s cold and raining and I hate the German computer keyboard!! LOL, wrong letters in the wrong places äüäö , the y is completely in the wrong place...hahaha! And my head is spinning from trying to translate between English German and French Going to Paris in a few days
Claus, If I get through INS this afternoon, will see you friday in KL
That was quite a day Mim. I am guessing the cat will now sleep elsewhere. Thank goodnesss for the good bits in your day.
My day started with the low point of weeding the garden...since it can not get any worse than that I am hopefull for this evening...LOL
First of all, it was (and still is) a Monday! The start was very peaceful. I put all the trash outside and arrived 15 minutes early at the office. No disturbing emails; I even was pleased by some co-workers who took immediate action after their holidays. I did some dumb work as it was a Monday (I always say you should start the working week with a simple and guaranteed succesful task). Two meetings further after having lunch, I got unpleasant news of a delay, due to parts not being ordered yet. More unpleasant news by a not amused customer who reported the return of a fixed defect. Ah well, I can handle some slave driving of the purchaser and I get that defect fixed some way or the other. When I got home there was good news from a VT friend and my wife is preparing a nice smelling dinner. Via Internet radio I listened to a re-broadcast of a radio show I was co-hosting 40 years ago. This probably was a day I better could have stayed home. PJ
I figure than every day that I'm still here and reasonably functional is a good one. :O)
Hahah Diane, nope, not a hope! Two of these cats regard me as their actual mum, as they never really had a chance to get to know their real one. As I was the one who drop-fed them with baby formula until they could managge alone, so if that cat sleeps somewhere else, the other will take his place with glee. :-) Sorry...hijack thread...x
I so agree Kate.
A whole lot of happy people here, and things are definitely looking up for everyone. I just now got a chance to log on and check on everybody.It's been a lovely day in North Texas. Monday is my sweetheart's day off so I got up early and made breakfast,we cleaned the house together,and took a nap. Unfortunately the rest of the day won't be as fun, I leave for work at five tonight and won't get back until tomorrow morning. I love my job so the day is still a diamond :-)
Bit late joining in Dester Doodles.... but here goes. Rolled into consciousness around 8.30 am (these earplugs are bloody marvellous) fended off excitable dogs and with a cup of tea, walked round the garden for the morning poodle noodles. Wash dress, makeup and off to the docs for a blood test, good news on the cholesterol front, it's DOWN! Post office to post some gifts for a VTer, a hopeful claim number for a scratchcard and an exocet letter to a selfish git of a son of my friends to pull his finger out and stop being a parasite. Met with a customer for a dress fitting (lovely dresses, silk ones) put info through another customer's door about trouser braces (he was thinking of buying some). He was in, so came to see what the commotion was and remarked in a heavy Scottish accent *arrrrre ye wantin ma body then, hen?* to which I replied, *it wasn't foremost in my mind, but I'll consider it*. Continuing on the pervert theme, I went to the garage about the long running knocking on my steering. Garage man wanted to check, so I leered at him *do you want a ride in my car little boy? do you want a sweetie?* He grinned and got into the driver's seat. We went for a drive (knocking continued), argued about my mechanical theories which he dismissed (I'll not be doing an engineering degree in the near future) and agreed on a change of springs. Decided I needed food, so went shopping. Texted KShezz as to the ridiculously cheap baby clothes in the shop (we had been shopping in Paris recently and nearly had a coronary at the prices there), I bought the necessary goods and then went home to cook dinner. Agonised over the preparation of Beef Boinggggg (Boeuf Bourginon to the uninitiated) and rearranged the dishwasher contents, admirably aided by MollyDog who was trying to snatch some extra calories. Are you bored yet, how'm I doing. Rabbit in garden, panic dogs, watched TV, washed up, dogs fed and all is quiet. Oh, got another customer to see tmrw. Night all.
Polishing a new diamond: It starts bright and sunny. PJ
We'd like to see some of that around here PJ.
Hi all. Great thread Davey! :o) I enjoyed reading everyone's day. Wow, so my interesting stories. Mine started off good. Clothes, jewelry and gift shopping. But then got worse... and I am now sitting in my hotel in KL nursing my new tooth implant...don't ask me to talk or you'll get some sort of garbled lisping ;o) I'm on my 2nd tiger beer which is good though .... because I can't eat dinner haha. Looking forward to seeing you Claus and Frank, Valerie and the others on Friday!!
I'm enjoying as well Ann, mostly we have diamonds right?I just got home, and haven't slept all night so I think catching a few zzzzzz's will make this one a diamond too:-)
Today i spend the morning sitting on the porch of my little gurs house in Penang. then around noon i set off and took an easy day of cycling and is now around 50 kilometers south of there staying in a little roadside hotel that is really nice despite only being half finished, but it should be a grans place to stay the day they have finished it which is probaply in a few months time from now.
Today was a sunny day. Worked outside and prepared a shipment for a next trip. Visit a nearby spinn off company and draw responses to emails to make our partners and customers "happy". Last minute part ordering for a rush job. On my way back home I stopped at the market square; I had a nice ice cream and admired the family of 5 new bronze bear statues that arrived today. There has been a year of contraversy about these bear. The costs go up to Euro 400.000 and there also is a project going to buy and transport the last remaining ship diesel engine made in my hometown from Brazil; another 500.000. The shower at home was great; I felt so sticky after this day. My wife came home from the market of a neighbouring city and made another of her best dinners. Just 15 minutes from a film on TV called ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, with a lot of Beatles songs in the score. PJ
Today is a diamond, sitting in LAX waiting for a big bird to fly me to KL. Ann and Claus, see you Friday.
Dont talk to me...I had to go and pay university enrollment fees...ack! roll on tomorrow
What a brilliant thing to do Kirsty. Education is so important, it opens the mind and dispels fear and ignorance. I hope it was you who was enrolling Kirsty, and if not, why not? I never stop learning all the time, I have done further education and got qualifications after leaving school which were enlightening. There was an 80 year old lady who enrolled at University just for the fun of it. I think I would like to do that later on when life is not so busy.
No its not for me..its never for me ....I have kids...and dogs whatever I do is for them...always