Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The normal routine

In an Italian restaurant in Vienna(!)
And before I know it, our road trip to Central Europe is only a memory and work is the order of the day again. Waking up at 4.30am every morning, driving/cycling to work and drive a bus all day. But some things have happened in the past week...

On Saturday I went to visit a Facebook friend, whose home is soon to be empty. Was I interested? Well, after visiting his (rented) home, I am in two minds about it. The view is good, the location is good and it is quite sheltered (my father's wish). There are two bedrooms, a large bathroom and in principle plenty of space. But (you knew it was coming)...

In the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Kraków
Even though there is plenty of space, the kitchen area is quite small. And I did not see any possibility for all my stuff to find a place. The living room is okay space-wise, especially since the hallways have more than enough room for my book cases. The bigger of the two bedrooms can hold my bed, which is huge, but not with a lot of room to spare. The smaller of the bedrooms can hold a double bed, albeit a smaller version of my own. 

I think I am safe in saying, I will most likely not be moving there. I would rather stay where I am a bit longer, save up a bit more and try and find a place of my own next year. After all, there is no hurry to leave here.

In other news. Yesterday I spent the whole day in my pyjamas. I hadn't planned on that, but it just happened. I had decided to make a book of all of the blog posts of our road trip and then fill it up a bit more with other photos that never made it to the blog. In the end it took close to 8 hours to finish it up and by that time I had 150 pages!! I was quite worried that it would cost me an arm and a leg and probably a foot, but I was pleasantly surprised. Much cheaper than my worry in any case.

The only thing left to do now is make next year's calendars. For that I first have to sift through all the photos and pick the best ones. Since Brom was such a good blogger, he will be allowed to make one again.


  1. Hari OM
    Oh yes, those distant memories of holidays and road trips... thank heavens for cameras and blogs! (Who are you using for the book???) It is time-consuming all that stuff but fun too. Definitely pyjama-worthy ;~).

    Sounds like the potential new place just didn't grab your heart. It is important the next place is a heart-home! YAM xx

    1. I used Blurb this time. Bit of difficulty with the PDF-file-size, but managed it in the end.

      I agree on the home. Although a big kitchen is a must!!

    2. Hari OM
      Oh yes it is Blurb which I have found - their own input formatting is quite good - though a tad tricky to work out initially. All the best with it! Yxx

  2. It's amazing how quickly, even after such a wonderful adventure as you had, we go back to normal. Everyone needs a jammie day now and then!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. It has only been 8 days and yet it feels like so much longer ago! But, I can start planning for next year's holiday now...

  3. Oh the agony, returning to work! The best thing about a jammie day is no bra.....

  4. Sorry the house isn't going to work for you but as long as you can stay where you are that's a good thing. You can take your time. Way to go on getting the book done. They always take time but are so awesome to have!!

  5. I started to make a book out of my blog, but after tryin to sort out different posts for weeks, every day a bit, it's far from being finished, and for the moment I am too lazy to continue.


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