Saturday, 28 July 2012

I'm back

Home after 16 day cruise around Baltic. I saw the tombs of the last Romanovs! Tsar, with his wife and five children who were murdered in 1918. This has been a sad but fascinating story I have known for most of my life. It was all a mystery but they found the remains and I have seen the actual tomb! I also saw the gold and amber rooms in large palaces which were part of the reason the Revolution happened and the royal family were hated so much.

I'm exhausted - we did a lot of sight-seeing and then did not catch up with sleep before Olympics ceremony. We did not intend to stay til the end but it was so good we had to. Only fell asleep during the parade - I saw all the rest. So I'm shattered and very near the deadline for an essay.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

I'm addicted

We have just had 36 hours without phone or broadband because of a line fault. Even now, it only works intermittently. And I can't cope without the net. I can't check my social emails or my course emails or Facebook or this blog. And TSH can't pay the bills. Life on hold.

I may be at the end of the line with Old Faithful. Yesterday he cut my hair, ignoring the instruction I gave him a couple of sessions ago to leave some width at the sides, which I can cope with. He said it would be 'choppy' on top but really its just short. Maybe I'm unrealistic but I think my hair can do better than this.

My essay is nearly finished. Round about the word limit and much more organised.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A hotel

Hotels are never clean enough for me. But a crack in the wash-basin? When the manager appeared, I said I had had to anti-bac it. 'Why?' he asked innocently. 'Was it dirty?'  'You can't see germs', I informed him. And the conversation went downhill from there.

Have I said I'm asthmatic? So everywhere has to be dust-free. But hotels never are, and I just have to get over it. But a teddy bear on the bed? (I think they were trying to sell it to me). So by now I was wound up and I hurled it across the room. Knocked our bottle of red wine over. The manager had left the room in terror by now, thank goodness. But the high moral ground had just sunk beneath my feet. But TSH is great with tissues and they had used an excellent carpet protector.

I have always been on a short fuse. Known for it.