lady_of_clunn: (Default)
Of course they do that when I just moved away from Cambridgeshire!


The Great Hall


I somehow expected the menu to be more Potteresque. Where's the shepherd's pie and the yorkshire pud??
lady_of_clunn: (Default)
Of course they do that when I just moved away from Cambridgeshire!


The Great Hall


I somehow expected the menu to be more Potteresque. Where's the shepherd's pie and the yorkshire pud??
lady_of_clunn: (Slytherin Snape)
I signed up for an alert when the HBP tickets go on sale at a specific cinema in Cambridge.

Today I got the email - never mind that I have my tickets already - I am going to the first showing in Huntingdon.

Something in that email caught my attention: this cinema offers showings for over-18-year-olds only. Interesting.

AND I just saw the HBP trailer on TV for the first time. Looks already much better than on the laptop.

I'm really getting excited...
lady_of_clunn: (Slytherin Snape)
I signed up for an alert when the HBP tickets go on sale at a specific cinema in Cambridge.

Today I got the email - never mind that I have my tickets already - I am going to the first showing in Huntingdon.

Something in that email caught my attention: this cinema offers showings for over-18-year-olds only. Interesting.

AND I just saw the HBP trailer on TV for the first time. Looks already much better than on the laptop.

I'm really getting excited...

Malfoy?

Sep. 27th, 2008 05:37 pm
lady_of_clunn: (Draco)
I think I read the exact same motto as the Malfoy motto in a fic somewhere. And since it really should be foi, rather than foy...

Maybe I should camp out in front of the house?

I mean, where else than at the magical department of the University of Cambridge should someone like Draco Malfoy be studying??




Malfoy?

Sep. 27th, 2008 05:37 pm
lady_of_clunn: (Draco)
I think I read the exact same motto as the Malfoy motto in a fic somewhere. And since it really should be foi, rather than foy...

Maybe I should camp out in front of the house?

I mean, where else than at the magical department of the University of Cambridge should someone like Draco Malfoy be studying??




lady_of_clunn: (Harry and Animagus Lucius)
I just had to share this:

Totally unsuspecting, I walk down a street in the city centre of Cambridge, lugging my little suitcase behind me, when this handsome young man walks up to me and asks:

"Would you like to go punting, my dear?"

Now I don´t know about you, but something about the sound of that word made me blush and answer:

"Sorry, I am married."

He looks at me a bit confused and I hurry on, only to round the corner and see that punting looks like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddiehoo2/752183240/

My mind seems to have taken up permanent residence in the gutter...
lady_of_clunn: (Harry and Animagus Lucius)
I just had to share this:

Totally unsuspecting, I walk down a street in the city centre of Cambridge, lugging my little suitcase behind me, when this handsome young man walks up to me and asks:

"Would you like to go punting, my dear?"

Now I don´t know about you, but something about the sound of that word made me blush and answer:

"Sorry, I am married."

He looks at me a bit confused and I hurry on, only to round the corner and see that punting looks like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddiehoo2/752183240/

My mind seems to have taken up permanent residence in the gutter...
lady_of_clunn: (Sqee!)
So much to do so little time...

I went back to England, this time Cambridge - very nice, totally steeped in this ancient University tradition. I will put some pictures in a gallery for your enjoyment, as always :)

My job interview went really well, but they want somebody from October. I´d much rather start in September... Let´s see, what the other interviews bring.

This time I stayed at a private B&B, in what the BBC real estate shows call a box room. In Germany it would be called "half a room", in America it would be called a closet, in England it´s a small bedroom. Let´s just say the bed touched the walls at the foot and the head board. But it was cheap and in a very good location. And I could sleep off my anti air sickness medicine-induced stupor in peace. Again.

Yesterday, I bought a day ticket for the Cambridgeshire bus system and pretty much went to every single place reachable by bus. It gave me a good feel for distances. Google maps can be deceiving.

My flight back was so early in the morning that I had to stay the night at the airport, due to lack of transportation. So I was sitting there, in the middle of a hoard of backpackers. Do you know the feeling when you are really tired and your eyes fall shut, your entire body leaning forward/backward/sideways, mouth probably wide open, only to jerk upright, eyes wide? I did that for seven hours. Surely a sight to behold. LOL.

Oh gosh. I wrote something in my free time. Will I hide it in sub-sub-sub-folders? Again? *eyes shift nervously*

Here a sample pic. I had to virtually rip my head out of the gutter. LOL!




So viel zu Tun, so wenig Zeit...

Ich war wieder in England, diesmal in Cambridge. Tolle Stadt, die Innenstadt besteht praktisch nur aus der Universität, den Colleges und Museen. Ich werde wie immer eine Gallerie für Euch einrichten :)

Mein Vorstellungsgespräch lief super, aber sie wollen warscheinlich erst jemanden ab Oktober. Ich müsste aber spätestens im September anfangen. Mal sehen, was die anderen Gespräche bringen...

Diesmal war ich in einer privatpension, in einem Schächtelchen/Zimmer, ca. 4 m2! "Eng"land eben. Wenigstens war es wirklich billig und hatte eine richtig gute Lage. Und ich konnte mein Koma von der Reisetablette vwegschlafen. Schon wieder.
 
Gestern habe ich mir eine Tageskarte für das Cambridgeshire Bussystem gekauft und so ziemlich jede Ortschaft abgeklappert. Ich habe jetzt eine bessere Vorstellung von den Distanzen. Google Maps kann doch ganz schön täuschen.

Mein Rückflug war so früh am morgen, daß ich die Nacht auf dem Flughafen verbringen mußte, es gab einfach keinen Bus/Zug in der Nacht. Also habe ich mitten in dieser Horde von Rucksacktouristen gesessen. Kennt Ihr das, wenn man richtig müde ist und einem die Augen zufallen, der ganze Körper lehnt sich nach vorne/hinten/zur Seite, der Mund hängt offen in höchst attraktiver Weise, nur um dann plötzlich hochzufahren und die Augen aufzureißen. Das habe ich sieben Stunden lang gemacht. Sehr schön.

 
lady_of_clunn: (Sqee!)
So much to do so little time...

I went back to England, this time Cambridge - very nice, totally steeped in this ancient University tradition. I will put some pictures in a gallery for your enjoyment, as always :)

My job interview went really well, but they want somebody from October. I´d much rather start in September... Let´s see, what the other interviews bring.

This time I stayed at a private B&B, in what the BBC real estate shows call a box room. In Germany it would be called "half a room", in America it would be called a closet, in England it´s a small bedroom. Let´s just say the bed touched the walls at the foot and the head board. But it was cheap and in a very good location. And I could sleep off my anti air sickness medicine-induced stupor in peace. Again.

Yesterday, I bought a day ticket for the Cambridgeshire bus system and pretty much went to every single place reachable by bus. It gave me a good feel for distances. Google maps can be deceiving.

My flight back was so early in the morning that I had to stay the night at the airport, due to lack of transportation. So I was sitting there, in the middle of a hoard of backpackers. Do you know the feeling when you are really tired and your eyes fall shut, your entire body leaning forward/backward/sideways, mouth probably wide open, only to jerk upright, eyes wide? I did that for seven hours. Surely a sight to behold. LOL.

Oh gosh. I wrote something in my free time. Will I hide it in sub-sub-sub-folders? Again? *eyes shift nervously*

Here a sample pic. I had to virtually rip my head out of the gutter. LOL!




So viel zu Tun, so wenig Zeit...

Ich war wieder in England, diesmal in Cambridge. Tolle Stadt, die Innenstadt besteht praktisch nur aus der Universität, den Colleges und Museen. Ich werde wie immer eine Gallerie für Euch einrichten :)

Mein Vorstellungsgespräch lief super, aber sie wollen warscheinlich erst jemanden ab Oktober. Ich müsste aber spätestens im September anfangen. Mal sehen, was die anderen Gespräche bringen...

Diesmal war ich in einer privatpension, in einem Schächtelchen/Zimmer, ca. 4 m2! "Eng"land eben. Wenigstens war es wirklich billig und hatte eine richtig gute Lage. Und ich konnte mein Koma von der Reisetablette vwegschlafen. Schon wieder.
 
Gestern habe ich mir eine Tageskarte für das Cambridgeshire Bussystem gekauft und so ziemlich jede Ortschaft abgeklappert. Ich habe jetzt eine bessere Vorstellung von den Distanzen. Google Maps kann doch ganz schön täuschen.

Mein Rückflug war so früh am morgen, daß ich die Nacht auf dem Flughafen verbringen mußte, es gab einfach keinen Bus/Zug in der Nacht. Also habe ich mitten in dieser Horde von Rucksacktouristen gesessen. Kennt Ihr das, wenn man richtig müde ist und einem die Augen zufallen, der ganze Körper lehnt sich nach vorne/hinten/zur Seite, der Mund hängt offen in höchst attraktiver Weise, nur um dann plötzlich hochzufahren und die Augen aufzureißen. Das habe ich sieben Stunden lang gemacht. Sehr schön.

 

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