Sunday Nov 15, 2009

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Two updates in one week? This must be some kind of record.

Some friends invited us to go see the Mucha exhibition in Munich today. Thoroughly worth seeing. His work is so well known from posters and calendars, it's only when you see everything gathered together in one place that you can truly appreciate what a prolific and influential artist he was,

This is...
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leytonstone:

I am very envoius of you seeing this exhibition Mucha is one of my fav artists. I used to live in Praha and went to the Mucha Museum. I want to get one of illustrations tattooed onto my left arm... you are so lucky to see the exhibition

tsui:

Yes of course! I'll send you my number, it will be so great to see you x

Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

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Uurrgh. I've had 4 hours sleep, worked a 12 hour day, and feel knackered.

As some of you know, I am studying Roman History right now, and an essay on Roman Britain was due. 2000 words. Aaargh. I am not the world's most enthusiastic essay writer. At least 2 hours of internet procrastination are needed after every coffee break,. Finally the bugger was...
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curioustomcat:

Well, guess which were two of the worst assignments for Roman soldiers... wink Your weather was even worse than ours but we had the bad habit of kicking their asses wink

curioustomcat:

Na? Wie geht's auf der Wiesn?

Wednesday Jun 17, 2009

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Jewellery making is my latest passion. I've only been doing it since Christmas, but already I've made enough pieces to fill a decent sized jewellery box. Not only can I make exactly what I want, to go with a special outfit for example, it is so much cheaper than buying similar things ready made in the shops. I've aklso been working through...
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bettiebones:

Don't you worry. I'll be posting pics as soon as I get that we kitty in my mitts.

xxx

bettiebones:

Aw, thanks honey.

I LOVE your creations... very pretty.

x

Wednesday May 13, 2009

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With great glee and beaming, I can announce the essay was handed in on time (by one minute - 00:59 Germany time and 23:59 UK time - love that 1 hour time difference) and actually earned a reasonable mark, despite the fact I thought I wrote complete tripe and was desperate to rewrite the whole thing. Now I have relative freedom until early June. Naturally...
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jamie_trecker:

Sounds like you're a slash-fic devotee...

ikaruga:

new trek is indeed awesome, and has kicked off me watching the first 6 again...

Monday May 04, 2009

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I am writing an essay. I should not be on here. Bad me. frown
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curioustomcat:

And I am stuck with my new novel,,, ;(

curioustomcat:

A thriller this time but I am not used to the genre and my motivation is not the strongest at the moment...

Friday Apr 24, 2009

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I had a wretchedly busy day at work, and am now relaxing with a very nice Islay malt. Rather than regale you with the dull details of my miserable day, here are some musical gems for your enjoyment and edification.

This one reminded me of going to the Top Club in Washington with my grandpa. Champion, like.


And this one featuring some friends of mine...
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basil123:

Are you living in Germany now? How long have you been there for?

ikaruga:

hey, if you work out a way to store all your stuff neatly please let me know biggrin

Friday Apr 17, 2009

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Greetings from the land of Leberkaese. Spring has sprung unexpectedly quickly in Oberbayern. One day we had snow and miserable, freezing, rotten weather, and the next sunbeams and temperatures in the 20s. biggrin All of Munich dashed for the beer gardens. I spent many cheerful hours outside trying to revive my plants after the long, cold winter, with the result that the sun has fried my...
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deceptiviewfilm:

i've been alright. I still function. How have you been?

bettiebones:

Thanks so much for the kind words, sweetie. I got his ashes back yesterday in a nice wee, carved wooden cat. It's curled up asleep and has his ashes inside. The first thing I did when I got home with them, was to put his favourite blanket on his fave chair and put the wee cat on top of it. He stayed there all day.

xxx

Tuesday Apr 07, 2009

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She's back....

,,,hello, if you still remember me! smile
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jamie_trecker:

I'm good. Busy as hell with work. How you? Back in Scotland?

ikaruga:

what? forget you?

nah.

Monday Jan 28, 2008

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At last! We got our land line installed and that means internet again! At home! Not in some e caff with people peeping over your shoulder and going oooh lookit that!

Managed it all in German too. smile

Life is running a bit more normally now. We had a big kitty scare when my beloved Daffodil boy failed to return after his first venture outside. Don...
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der_hollaender:

HiHi just saw that too...just a second ago!
so, do you still live here?

twiggythespider:

I just saw that you reactivated, yay! smile

Sunday Dec 23, 2007

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Christmas time (or Yuletide as the resolutely pagan Taffboy insists on calling it) in Germany! Pretty! Frosty trees, Christmas markets with Glhwein and hot almonds and chestnuts, chocolate Weihnachtsmnner, bliss!

Except our furniture didn't arrive.

No fault of Rudolph, this. The fucking delivery man decided not to stop in Munich but to keep on going untl Milan. There was a looming lorry blockade by...
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curioustomcat:

Da du jetzt in Deutschland bist wirst du Sylvester "Dinner for one" sehen und Feuerzangenbowle trinken! Der FIlm "Feuerzangenbowle" mit Rhmann ist auch Klasse! wink

Ich habe heute 5-6 Stunden der Gans gewidmet! LOL!

ikaruga:

that's just not cool at all...

hope that you had a cracking christmas in spite of all this!

Tuesday Nov 27, 2007

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Strange to be an immigrant. Most of the time I understand everything that's going on, and then someone hits me with a complicated separable verb...then I'm scunnered again.

I've registered with the authorities (which you have to do here), joined the library, found lots of work, finally after 2 WHOLE MONTHS got my tax number, and arranged for the final move...
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lofty:

It is hard to settle like that, I struggled my whole time there. I learnt (extrememley!) basic conversational kinda German, but as soon as you say "hello, how are you?", it seems assumed you are fluent then I just hear white noise...

Hope all is well with you! x

ikaruga:

3 jobs?!?

blimey... hope that everything goes smoothly!

Friday Nov 16, 2007

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Just back for a few days folks - I haven't got an internet connection yet in Germany and don't really think I can get away with looking up this site at work frown .

Otherwise things are fine! The new flat is lovely, I now have a bed and some plates and so can live with a modicum of civilisation. Music is provided by a borrowed...
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curioustomcat:

Bessere Chance fr Schnee in Mnchen als hier... Viel Spass mit Glhwein und Weihnachtsmarkt! biggrin

A Bard's Tale ist berigens registriert beim Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Am 15. Januar werde ich wissen, ob ich weiter komme.

ikaruga:

yeah, sorry 'bout that...

and welcome back!