Friday letters

This has been a bit of an odd week – between the funeral on Monday and a day of planes/running around airports on Tuesday before starting my working week on Wednesday, I’ve spent the last few days a) feeling completely exhausted and b) being completed confused about what day it is! Then this morning I had to come in to work early to do something that I had planned to finish from home last night, except I couldn’t because we got a new modem yesterday and the Internet wasn’t working. Grrr! I can’t wait for things to get back to normal next week (even if that does mean working for five whole days ;-))


Dear grandpa. We had a lovely send off for you on Monday. It was sad (of course), but the things everybody said about you were lovely. I’m so proud to have been your granddaughter. Love you always.

Dear Paris airport lady. I would have thought having to repeat the first few things you said to me in English might have given you a hint that I don’t speak French. Apparantly not though, as you then proceeded to repeat the same thing to me in French three times before eventually repeating it in English in a very pissed off tone. Yes, I can understand that having to repeat yourself is annoying, but in this case you brought it upon yourself!

Dear Internet provider. So, first your technician tells the boyfriend that our Internet will be back up and running within an hour, then your customer support hotline claims it will take 12 hours only for us to still have no working Internet at 6 o’clock this morning. Your 12 hours were up at midnight… get it sorted!

Dear books. I’ve read a lot of you over the past few days. This makes me happy 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone!
Daily Diaries with Diaries of an Essex Girl

I have been silenced!

I’m typing this post while on my lunch break at work, which I don’t really like to do, but at home I have no Internet! Our router went and died on us the other day, so until the new one arrives my poor little bloggy will have to be neglected again. I can’t even add any pretty pictures to this post because all my pictures are… guess where? Did you guess my home computer? Good, because that is precisely where they are.

Coming up on the blog once I get my “voice” back:

– Madeira New Year’s fireworks
– Monte, Madeira plus Madeira wine tasting
– The western part of the island
– My very first ever banoffe pie (*spoiler alert* the tin of condensed milk did not explode!)

Stay tuned!