Friday, 9 February 2018

Oh my!

It's been over a week since I last wrote. Another bout of not much going on, not willing to go online (honestly, the computer remained off for several days in a row) and having found a nice book to read. 

Of course some things did happen. I got news from the Northern Irish bus company. They sent me two trial tests that I would need to do. Now it's just a case of finding a date to do them. Apparently it is not possible to put me in a small corner of an empty office while I am staying with my sister soon, so I would have to book a flight (cost between 300 and 600 pounds) take the train and/or bus and/or taxi (all at extra costs) to do a test that will not last more than two hours. Frustration is putting it mildly.

Today was another big day. First of all: work. Nothing really special there. Then, once I was finished at 8.45 am it was time to make for the dentist. Fortunately I now know that when they say Maria they probably mean me, since they can't pronounce my proper first name. They took their x-rays, put some paste on my teeth, cleared a bit of plaque and told me I was done for another year. Brill...

Next it was the physio. A bit of creaking and pushing and pulling and a bit of current and then I was done. Cookie Car was thirsty so got a drink, I needed some more pills (as in 'the pill' against my endometriosis) and then it was off home. Because...

It was Olympic time!!!

Don't you just love it? I certainly do. I am not the most faithful of sports watchers. I don't do football or handball (a massive sport in Norway), but I do do the Olympics. And today was the opening. First country out: Greece. Nothing special. But then: Ghana! Huh?? Followed by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and all of a sudden the Netherlands walked in! 

Of course the countries walk in in alphabetical order of the host nation language. Which meant some complete surprises. When the United States came out, I thought the next might be Ukraine or the United Kingdom. It turned out to be Bermuda. In bermuda shorts no less! Although nothing on the gentleman from Tonga who came in bare chested. I was freezing for him, but he didn't seem to mind much. The entrance from both Koreas at once brought a tear to my eye. 

Ah well, the Olympics have started, a provisional list has been made of the sports I definitely want to see (biathlon, of course, and the longest speed skating events). Otherwise, I will see what I can catch. And I hope I will be back a bit more. No point in having a blog if I don't blog...

14 comments:

  1. Since we have pulled the plug on our tv, we won't see much. These days, we just watch Netflix and Acorn.

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  2. I've been so board here at home and I don't know why I don't just pick up a book to read! I hope you get that testing worked out. I am watching the Olympics. The opening ceremony is tonight. Enjoy!!!

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  3. Hari OM
    the invitation to test is a plus; just keep hold of that!

    I Love the O's and especially the winters; the opening was very fine indeed. Restrained, tasteful, graceful and a fine crescendo. I also teared up at the unified Korea; IMAGINE that!!! I also like that the clean Russians have been permitted to compete under the O flag. It is in the true spirit of the Os and I get why it was done.

    Quite a few folk are blogging less at the moment; I think it's the February effect!!! YAM xx

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  4. We saw a bit of the Olympics last night too. We always wonder why all those countries can't just get along like they do during the Olympics? It boggles my doggie mind!

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    1. It boggles my peoplie mind as well!

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  5. WEll glory be looks like there has been lots going on to us.
    Are you moving to Northern Ireland? I know you referenced a big change coming.
    Yay You on your checkup
    Hugs madi and mom

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  6. Using the drones as lights that made up that man and then the Olympic rings was sheer genius.

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    1. I didn't realise how they were made until my second viewing. Brilliant though. As was the tiger emerging from the cave painting.

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  7. We are just getting to see the opening ceremonies right now on TV. I'm glad I was finally able to find a list of events with our local time so I can tell when they will be shown. The official Olympic site was too confusing.

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  8. De eerste vier!!!!! medailles zijn binnen.

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  9. Dang it on having to make a special trip. Yes, I have checked daily to see if you were blogging. alas, it seems the time to take a bit of a break as not much interesting going on in these parts, either. Glad no severe headaches for you.

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    1. It's just the weather and the general blerghness of the season I guess. But, I hope to be doing better again.

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  10. I am also blogging lazy, I have to force myself and I have never needed light so much like this year ! I am getting crazy slowly ! I hope it will work out for you in Ireland. Is there no Ryan Air in Norway, it is so cheap, when I went to Dublin I paid 70 € return, Brussels South Dublin ! There must be a cheaper flight than that maybe from another city !

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