Wednesday, 14 September 2011

About time

It's been rather quiet from my side of the computer. Mainly due to the fact that not much has happened this week. Yes, I had to work, but it was the basic hither and thither driving, so not much fun. Yes, I got caught in the rain. Twice! Both times thinking I would make it in time or that it looked like it was letting up. It did both times, as soon as I had arrived. To make matters worse, I'd started carrying my rain suit with me and didn't put it on!

Regarding the stitch in my side: it has subsided a great deal. Whether that is due to the meds or because it was due to that anyway is of course anybody's guess, but at least I'm not doubled over in pain anymore and don't wake up two to three times a night. It has been replaced by another ache which I know the origins of and I also know how long it will stay (about two days) and when it will return (in about a month's time).

The monsters are all doing swimmingly. Without the swimming of course. They get out whenever the weather is in any way looking reasonable, which isn't that often, and spend their time indoors lying as close to me as they possibly can. It seems they have calmed down a great deal since Sophie passed away.

My preparations regarding my upcoming trip oversees are going fine. I found my health insurance card, cleared my credit cards and will be getting an international driver's license tomorrow. Which is absolutely ridiculous, but I've been advised to get one. What do I know? I was going to take the bus and train to the airport and the same back home, but due to roadworks, the bus doesn't pass my house until December. And walking to the busstation at 5.30am with a heavy suitcase is not really top of my list, so I opted to book a taxi to and fro. That way I get picked up from home so no lugging luggage about at all and it will drop me off at the airport. Since I have to be there quite early, we should even beat Monday morning traffic!

Friday and Saturday will see me at the (almost) annual Airforce Days doing the hither/thither again. But as opposed to other hither/thither trips, you get to see quite a lot, since most of it is up in the air! So, that should be good. Especially since day two will see me finished at about 1pm, leaving some time to actually visit the site myself. Which of course I've never seen (ahem)... Then Sunday more hither/thither, this time runners who will be running from Zaandam to Amsterdam in the so-called Dam to Dam race (aren't they inventive?).

So, there you have it, a little update from me.


  1. Glad to hear that the pain in your side is somewhat better. Imagine having an inflamed appendix just before you're off to Canada. (Sorry for that depressing thought.)


  2. Glad you're feeling better. It's such a relief when things stop hurting.

  3. I'm SO glad you're feeling better. Would have been SO disappointed if Lindy and I didn't get to see you.
    Take good care of yourself.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  4. Sorry you have been unwell - I expect the Monsters are keeping close to help you feel better. Anyway, hope you are soon fighting fit and ready in good time for your trip. A x

  5. You must feel very good about getting rid of that pain. Keep in touch.

  6. Have a good time at the Air Force Days. Glad your feeling better and your monsters are doing well. Love that picture!

  7. I am very glad that stitch is better...and you are still being pretty quiet over there! Sounds like you are getting everything in order for your exciting!

  8. I don't know why but I missed this post. We too needed an international driver licence when we went the the States, for Canada it's apparently the same. I think you need it once you leave Europe.


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