Walpurgis

Apr. 30th, 2012 08:24 pm
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Today is Walpugis and the local Manor House is holding a medieval market with tournament and concerts.

I give you picspam:

(I spent entirely too much time salivating after the band members of abInferis, who were walking around in loincloth-meets-leather-panel-skirt type things, very low on their hips, showing some incredible v-lines...)

Pics )
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
*looks up*

That's a lot of abreviations...


Today I managed to go to the train station and buy the tickets for Edinburgh. I am quite thrilled. Due to Tania being poorly on the weekend and other issues, I missed the best time to buy the tickets but it's still much cheaper and much more pleasant to go by train than by air plane.

Edinburgh, here we come!

AND I just ordered my contribution to the raffle! I am so excited! I nearly lost hope, when the company I usually work with left me hanging for nearly three months! Every now and then they senty me a sporadic email and that was it! Now I found another company and it took only a week from the initial contact to the finished product! *dances*

On the way back from the station we popped into a charity shop on a whim and found some amazing HP playing cards. Nice. Very nice, indeed.

On another note, I had no time whatsoever to do as much to my DBB as I wanted to. *shrugs* It is the way it is. Tania comes first.
(And now I better get back to that story, give it a once over and send it off!)

As far as RL is concerned, I am excited about flying to Berlin next Friday! It's half term and barring ash clouds hailing from Iceland, we should have a nice week with my parents. My dad has just started chemo therapy and is doing well so far. Three of my cousins-once-removed (we say 'grand cousins', like grandmother, this once-removed thing sounds odd...) will have their initiation ceremony thingy and my family seems to be determined to have the biggest party since my grandmother's 80th birthday. And that was 25 years ago. It's perfect because I will get to see absolutely everyone before moving!
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
*looks up*

That's a lot of abreviations...


Today I managed to go to the train station and buy the tickets for Edinburgh. I am quite thrilled. Due to Tania being poorly on the weekend and other issues, I missed the best time to buy the tickets but it's still much cheaper and much more pleasant to go by train than by air plane.

Edinburgh, here we come!

AND I just ordered my contribution to the raffle! I am so excited! I nearly lost hope, when the company I usually work with left me hanging for nearly three months! Every now and then they senty me a sporadic email and that was it! Now I found another company and it took only a week from the initial contact to the finished product! *dances*

On the way back from the station we popped into a charity shop on a whim and found some amazing HP playing cards. Nice. Very nice, indeed.

On another note, I had no time whatsoever to do as much to my DBB as I wanted to. *shrugs* It is the way it is. Tania comes first.
(And now I better get back to that story, give it a once over and send it off!)

As far as RL is concerned, I am excited about flying to Berlin next Friday! It's half term and barring ash clouds hailing from Iceland, we should have a nice week with my parents. My dad has just started chemo therapy and is doing well so far. Three of my cousins-once-removed (we say 'grand cousins', like grandmother, this once-removed thing sounds odd...) will have their initiation ceremony thingy and my family seems to be determined to have the biggest party since my grandmother's 80th birthday. And that was 25 years ago. It's perfect because I will get to see absolutely everyone before moving!
lady_of_clunn: (Berlin)
Hello lovely f-list!

As some of you know, I was due to fly to Berlin for a corporate event on Thursday and fly back to England today along with Tania, who had spent her Easter hols with my parents.

I had seen the news about the ash-cloud before going into work on Thursday. We were due to fly out in the evening and I had just turned my computer on when I was told to turn it off again and put my coat on - we were driving.

The distance we had to cover is about 1200 km. None of us had slept too much the night before and not all of us had their driving licences with us. We were extremely lucky that our reaction tiem was so short, the ferry to France was not too crowded. We had all dressed for comfort and made for a nice, noisy, colourful group amongst all those business men in ties in the executive lounge of the ferry. Very nice, indeed.

We left France very quickly and moved through Belgium into the Netherlands. And that´s where it hit us. We started getting tired. the highway seemed to go on and on forever without ever bringing us closer to the German border.

It was 4:30 am on Friday when we finally arrived at the conference centre/hotel.

All the plans for starting early and getting ready for the 1300 associates that were booked for the event were wiped out. The American company owners were joking about staying on after the event. I can tell you, they are not joking now but seriously considering booking a one week cruise to get home by ship.

The event itself was awesome, I translated a lot and got to wear cocktail dresses and my Slytherin evening gown. Fotos will follow once I get home. *snort*

All through the event, our event organiser and the UK office were frantically searching for a way to get us home. Our ferry reservation for the way back had been cancelled, as they go strictly by first come first serve basis. Hotlines and web sites of car rentals and ferry companies are inaccessable due to overload.

So when it was clear that we could not fly back today, it was decided that I would stay in Berlin, since we did not want to risk being stranded in the port with a seven-year-old and since my parents conveniently live 20 minutes from the hotel and 10 minutes from the airport I will have to fly from. If there are ever again going to be any flights :)

Another colleague, whose parents live an hour from Berlin also stayed behind.

As the Icelandic experts said: It could take a few days. Or a few years.
lady_of_clunn: (Berlin)
Hello lovely f-list!

As some of you know, I was due to fly to Berlin for a corporate event on Thursday and fly back to England today along with Tania, who had spent her Easter hols with my parents.

I had seen the news about the ash-cloud before going into work on Thursday. We were due to fly out in the evening and I had just turned my computer on when I was told to turn it off again and put my coat on - we were driving.

The distance we had to cover is about 1200 km. None of us had slept too much the night before and not all of us had their driving licences with us. We were extremely lucky that our reaction tiem was so short, the ferry to France was not too crowded. We had all dressed for comfort and made for a nice, noisy, colourful group amongst all those business men in ties in the executive lounge of the ferry. Very nice, indeed.

We left France very quickly and moved through Belgium into the Netherlands. And that´s where it hit us. We started getting tired. the highway seemed to go on and on forever without ever bringing us closer to the German border.

It was 4:30 am on Friday when we finally arrived at the conference centre/hotel.

All the plans for starting early and getting ready for the 1300 associates that were booked for the event were wiped out. The American company owners were joking about staying on after the event. I can tell you, they are not joking now but seriously considering booking a one week cruise to get home by ship.

The event itself was awesome, I translated a lot and got to wear cocktail dresses and my Slytherin evening gown. Fotos will follow once I get home. *snort*

All through the event, our event organiser and the UK office were frantically searching for a way to get us home. Our ferry reservation for the way back had been cancelled, as they go strictly by first come first serve basis. Hotlines and web sites of car rentals and ferry companies are inaccessable due to overload.

So when it was clear that we could not fly back today, it was decided that I would stay in Berlin, since we did not want to risk being stranded in the port with a seven-year-old and since my parents conveniently live 20 minutes from the hotel and 10 minutes from the airport I will have to fly from. If there are ever again going to be any flights :)

Another colleague, whose parents live an hour from Berlin also stayed behind.

As the Icelandic experts said: It could take a few days. Or a few years.
lady_of_clunn: (Berlin)
I know, I know, I won't be gone until Friday evening, but I am rushing off directly from work and tomorrow evening I'll be busy packing.

I can't wait!

I haven't been home for more than a few hours for ten months now and I long, yes, I long for warm summer evenings on my parent's terrace, the day-long cycling tour to the Spreewald area that my father and I have planned and barbecuing with lots of friends and family.

I miss them.

On another note, my parents are a bit old fashioned in their internet approach. They don't use it, so why get a flat rate? (Because their daughter or granddaughter might use it? Just a suggestion, since it is not even more expensive than that stupid dial up thingy they got going now...)

Anyhow, I doubt that I will be around much, but if I get a particularly nice picture on one of my adventures in Germany, I might try to convince their computer to let me post something :)

See you all in August!
 
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lady_of_clunn: (Berlin)
I know, I know, I won't be gone until Friday evening, but I am rushing off directly from work and tomorrow evening I'll be busy packing.

I can't wait!

I haven't been home for more than a few hours for ten months now and I long, yes, I long for warm summer evenings on my parent's terrace, the day-long cycling tour to the Spreewald area that my father and I have planned and barbecuing with lots of friends and family.

I miss them.

On another note, my parents are a bit old fashioned in their internet approach. They don't use it, so why get a flat rate? (Because their daughter or granddaughter might use it? Just a suggestion, since it is not even more expensive than that stupid dial up thingy they got going now...)

Anyhow, I doubt that I will be around much, but if I get a particularly nice picture on one of my adventures in Germany, I might try to convince their computer to let me post something :)

See you all in August!
 
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lady_of_clunn: (Girl in Red by Degas)
Tomorrow is my last work day before going on vacation.

We were originally planning to fly directly to Salzburg, but as it is half term, everybody thinks this is a great idea, hence air ticket prices as if I wanted to go to New Zealand.

So we are flying one day early to Berlin and then we'll drive down to Austria together with my parents, which is nice, too. I always enjoyed seeing the countryside while driving through. I have to make them stop at the chapel where the song "Silent Night" originated and take some pics. Somehow we never made it in the last years.

I've been looking forward to this skiing vacation since, well, since the last skiing vacation. I just love it.

It will be Tania's fourth time skiing and Lordofclunn's first! I have an inkling that this will be either fun like hell or absolutely horrible for the poor guy. He's still not used to low temperatures...

Our holiday flat has a sauna and I think he will be taking advantage of that!

Anyhow, this also means I won't be online for the next week or so. But I will try to do some writing in a notebook. A Dramione Bunny that looked a bit angsty at first, has taken a different turn yesterday and - when I look closely - it might even be a bit fluffy. :)
lady_of_clunn: (Girl in Red by Degas)
Tomorrow is my last work day before going on vacation.

We were originally planning to fly directly to Salzburg, but as it is half term, everybody thinks this is a great idea, hence air ticket prices as if I wanted to go to New Zealand.

So we are flying one day early to Berlin and then we'll drive down to Austria together with my parents, which is nice, too. I always enjoyed seeing the countryside while driving through. I have to make them stop at the chapel where the song "Silent Night" originated and take some pics. Somehow we never made it in the last years.

I've been looking forward to this skiing vacation since, well, since the last skiing vacation. I just love it.

It will be Tania's fourth time skiing and Lordofclunn's first! I have an inkling that this will be either fun like hell or absolutely horrible for the poor guy. He's still not used to low temperatures...

Our holiday flat has a sauna and I think he will be taking advantage of that!

Anyhow, this also means I won't be online for the next week or so. But I will try to do some writing in a notebook. A Dramione Bunny that looked a bit angsty at first, has taken a different turn yesterday and - when I look closely - it might even be a bit fluffy. :)
lady_of_clunn: (Sqee!)
Could not resist! Some links for you to watch.



My coach and her dance partner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3AtDhTpRvk




And this is just so Berlin (yes, there is some cool dancing in the end):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCuzNqJSJks



When I get my DVD´s back from the forwarding company, I´ll get permission from the others and put some of the stuff with me in it on youtube :)


Um, how do you embed media????
lady_of_clunn: (Sqee!)
Could not resist! Some links for you to watch.



My coach and her dance partner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3AtDhTpRvk




And this is just so Berlin (yes, there is some cool dancing in the end):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCuzNqJSJks



When I get my DVD´s back from the forwarding company, I´ll get permission from the others and put some of the stuff with me in it on youtube :)


Um, how do you embed media????

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