Thursday, March 31, 2011
Well, here I am, in between presentations, thinking over each yawn and considering how I contributed to them and how to avoid them in the next class. I've never had to talk about Australia before, as if being Australian makes me an authority on the subject. I was looking online for Australian qualities and I was surprised by how much I identified with their descriptions. The sense of 'fair go', and 'no worries' along with 'have a go' seem to sum up my philosophical outlook pretty neatly. I didn't realise I was such an Aussie at heart.
I guess it's no surprise to you, but I like to eat pastries. You can see cheese cake above. I finally had to admit to myself that the 2 or 3 stops at the bakery a week was more like 5 or 6 and I truly couldn't fit into my old white pants all of last year- so, hence the running and the liver cleanse diet. I'm down to 53 kilos and still have 2 to lose before I'm at my optimal weight. It's going well. But its also time to say goodbye to my sweets. Though I'm sure we'll meet again, just not so frequently.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
They are just giving out the prizes now and holding some sort of raffle. It's been glorious weather and there were lots of people. Albert didn't suffer from his knee problems, Jett did pretty well considering he had a cold two days ago, and unfortunately my skin itched like crazy, and I had to walk most of the way! In two weeks we have a half marathon. Wish us luck!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
So this morning I was suppose to meet the insurance man so he could take a look at the ceiling. I totally forgot and slept in. Luckily I had my Japanese dressing gown handy so I could rush down the hall, all of my hair fluffy in all directions and answer the sounding door bell. 'Sorry dude,' I said, covering my awkwardness with extra brashness, 'I don't understand you. You'll have to speak English.' 'Good morning. I'm here to see the roof.' Oh. Well then. I swished around and opened the door to Albert's bathroom. He looked at it for a moment, wrote something on his folder, called Albert, made some measurements and left. We'll see what happens in the next episode of the Leaking Ceiling.
This all started on December the 10th.
I went to the supermarket to look for whipping cream. I looked 'everywhere'. Finally, in broken and badly accented Catalan I asked where the cream was. The woman took me to the drink section and pointed to some tetra packs. I thought she must have misunderstood me. But fresh cream? For whipping? Yes. Is it just Spain, or is this the common trend everywhere these days?
As we were walking along the street to the station we came across a row of cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Spring is truly here but the temperature dropped and the snow is on the mountain again. It says its 16 degrees but with the wind its more like 10.
Kate wrote about the Cherry Blossoms last week here in 'Is there such a thing as too much Cherry Blossoms?'
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Today is Fat Thursday. Avui es dijous gras. We're in sant jordi bakery. Its typical that people eat white sausage but we're just going to eat extra donuts. This is about ten days before lent. Carnival is coming up this weekend too. And then, the fasting.