I’ve managed to get quite a lot done today, most of it at the same time. Write some notes for my dissertation, wash the dishes, a few more notes for my dissertation, spray cleaning stuff on the shower, sweep the bedroom floor, back to the shower to rinse. Who knew I could be so productive?

Last night Jan and I went to see out with some friends to see a… well, not really a band. A choir really, I suppose. An A Capella choir. But instead of choir music they sing pop songs. Covers of pop songs, songs using the tunes of pop songs but with the lyrics changed. They were very good and very, very funny. Unfortunately, most of their stuff is in German, but there were a few English bits too. Anyway,  they’re called Füenf and you can find their website here in case you feel like checking them out.

I made cupcakes today as well. I even put little hearts on the top, in honour of Valentine’s Day. Jan and I don’t really do Valentine’s Day. It falls right after our “anniversary” (it still seems weird saying that when we’re not married), which is obviously way more important. And everyone knows Valentine’s Day is just a card manufaturers’ scam anyway. So we didn’t exchange any cards or gifts today. Instead, we took a break from our respective dissertations to eat cupcakes and drink coffee together. It’s always nice to spend time just being together, no matter what the occasion. But coffee and cake… I’m turning into a German! Oh well, happy Valentine’s Day anyway. Cupcake anyone?

Taking multi-tasking to the extreme

I’ve been busy, busy, busy for the past few days, which is why I didn’t blog over the weekend or get round to replying to all the comments on my last post (bear with me, I will get there!) The weekend was fun, with a trip to Heidelberg and me cooking dinner for friends… one of whom I hadn’t seen for 5 years. I will tell you aaall about it soon, but right now I am trying to cook, hand wash some clothes and do the dishes all at the same time. I just wanted to leave a quick note to let you know I’m still alive and that the new job is still going well. I will return to the blogosphere as soon as I can, but not before the end of this week…