Monthly Archive for September, 2013

Not much going on!

Well, time is still getting the better of me and I am really starting to wonder why that is.

I guess it could be to do with the fact that I am quite often tired lately, who knows!?

Anyways, last weekend I was in Poland in a beautiful city called Krakow – possibly one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen in Europe, I mean, it really blew me away. And to think that not more than 60 or so years ago it was completely stormed by German troops and taken over, with all the Polish people having only 24 hours to collect their belongings (not the furniture or anything though mind!) and get out of there. I mean, Hitler wanted Poland and he was all about the eradication of the Polish – not just the Jewish community (which was quite large there), nor the Gypsies.

Don’t forget, eventually Auschwitz was only to be a train ride away.

So there you go, really nice. Plenty to do there too. Heaps of museums, galleries, cafes, bars etc. It’s really great!

Before that I was visiting a friend in Lincoln, UK for the weekend. He currently has his house on sale (well, not his house, but his father-in-law’s house……long story involving Alzheimer’s – don’t ask), and I wanted to go check out the place before it is gone for good.

Was very nice to catch up. We had a massive bonfire – and I really do mean massive! There was quite a lot of scrap wood to burn, and burn we did. Gotta love the UK style of living sometimes too. I mean, they have a really good pub culture, and I like pubs! It’s a match made in heaven 🙂 Fortunately as well, we had the best weather you could imagine! Beautiful blue, sunny skies. Could not have asked for more.

In all honesty though, I am now 37 years old and I’ve really gotta start looking after myself. I hurt my knee snowboarding last year and I still have some liquid trapped between my kneecap and the layer of skin. I have what seems to be a trapped nerve in my left shoulder which hurts like all hell….seemingly more in the evenings. And to top it all off, I realize I need to change my diet or something (more exercise wouldn’t go astray) because the handles are getting on the largish side. Man. What is it with the metabolism?? With each year older, it becomes more and more difficult to manage weight, and this is coming from someone who has always been told “Oh, you’re so lucky you’re naturally thin!”. Naturally thin – I beg to differ – it’s just I’ve always watched what I eat and have maintained a good level of exercise to ensure things don’t go south. I guess exercise has taken a massive hit over the last year or so.

Unfortunately now I really need to put the brakes on somewhere…..grrrrrrr…..otherwise I fear the future 😉

Also have finalised the dates for going back to Australia, although my parents don’t know yet – sorry – but yeah. I will escape this place in one of its darkest, coldest times of the year and zap into summer. Sounds alright to me!

Organized to go visit Liz before she leaves London too. Ina and I should be over there for the weekend of the 18th. Just need to organize the tickets etc. Always nice to get over to London though. I mean, I find the weather a bit oppressive, but the place and the people are awesome. Such a pleasant change from here sometimes. In saying that, I don’t mean to say that here or Germans are the opposite. I mean, I wouldn’t still be here if I didn’t like it, but it can wear you down after a while. There is just such a huge difference in mentalities, and that difference can really wear you out over time. Sometimes I am feeling very worn out and to hang in an English spoken country is so relaxing. I don’t care what anyone thinks, language does to a degree define the people/culture/mentality. This concept is not my own either, it has been studied all over, just have a search in the interwebs – you’ll find a goldmine of information!!

And what can I say about work? It’s certainly keeping me out of trouble. Finally found a new employee and have really high hopes for him. He has some great skills that should fit

But that’s it for now. This is where I am. We are so lucky to be experiencing absolutely beautiful weather lately, so I really can’t complain too much can i? Let’s just see how long it lasts……..

Here’s a track – I just heard it, and it’s not new – but it’s pretty damn nice – I guess I would like to discover a way to fly: