Beautiful day

It’s been a beautiful day today, one of those that makes me realise autumn isn’t such a bad season after all. It was lovely and sunny and so warm, but not in a ridiculously boiling sun-stroke causing manner like it was back in August. Fabulous.

I stayed at Jan’s last night, which is why I wasn’t able to blog. My boyfriend is a computer scientist with no computer. Madness! We went to a furniture shop just outside Karlsruhe and Jan finally ordered a sofa for his flat. Yay! No more sitting on uncomfortable kitchen chairs. I can actually curl up and be comfortable while we’re watching TV… provided we can get his flat mate out of the way for long enough that is.

Today we’ve been to see a football match. I’m not a huge fan of football but I don’t mind it, so when Jan’s friend managed to get three tickets for the local footbal team, Karlsruhe SC, I said I would go along. They were playing against Wolfsburg. The first half was incredibly boring and if it hadn’t been such a nice day I would have regretted saying I would go. Things picked up a bit in the second half though and the final score was 2-1 to KSC. Towards the end Karlsruhe’s goalkeeper, Markus Miller, got injured. Fairly badly it seems . at least after a failed attempt at standing he was carried off on a stretcher! I’m not even sure what exactly happened, even though the action was pretty much in front of our block and I was even looking the right way. One minute a Wolfsburg player was running towards the goal, the next a bunch of people had somehow run into each other and the goalkeeper was lying on the floor. Crazy stuff!

And so another weekend is over. Tomorrow it’s back to work, but only for two days. On Tuesday evening we’re off to Dublin, where we’ll be spending the night in the airport before taking a flight to Newcastle at 6:20 the next morning. My brother is turning 18 on Thursday, hence the trip. I still haven’t actually bought him a present though. Anyone got an idea what to buy for an 18 year old boy? Suggestions in the comments box please…

3 thoughts on “Beautiful day

  1. I bought my brother a bottle of champagne for his eighteenth. It was wildly unoriginal and he was totally unimpressed. Not sure if that was more to do with being an adolescent though. If you’ve got a bit of cash try looking at Red Letter Days.

  2. No idea! I have two sisters and I never even know what to buy them. I say when in doubt; get a shop voucher. It’s a cop out, I know but at least he ends up getting something he actually wants you know. 🙂

  3. Katy – My brother doesn’t like champagne. Or wine of any sort. Or beer. He only drinks cocktails.

    Sleepyjane – my sister is easy! It’s the men in the family that are a problem. brother, dad… The baby isn’t too bad yet cos he just gets stuffed animals but as he gets older I know it’s going to get worse.

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