I should be celebrating…

We have the contract! It’s here, sitting on top of Detolf, waiting for us to read through it, which will happen later this evening once Jan returns from playing football with his friends. We met at the flat to pick up the contracts, so I got to see it again. It’s still as nice as I remembered 🙂 Jan even admitted to me that he’s excited (I asked if I could have it in writing!) and of course I’m overjoyed. A flat with my boyfriend! An actual home together. I thought this day would never come. So it should have been a day of celebration. Instead I’m sitting here attempting to work on my dissertation while nursing a spectacularly awful cold. It started yesterday with a sore throat and a runny nose and today has progressed to constant sneezing, aches and pains, a head that feels like it’s full of wet cotton wool and a nose that’s sometimes blocked, sometimes running. Not that it matters which version it chooses – either way I can’t breathe properly! Oh, and I’m also freezing despite the fact that it’s quite warm today. But apart from that I feel fine.
I need to get better by Monday. My colleague is off next week, which leaves me as the sole English translator, and there’s lots of work to be done. Anyone know any quick fixes for a cold? And please don’t say sleep… dissertation, remember?



Here’s a rhyme that my mam always says when she sneezes:

One’s a wish
Two’s a kiss
Three’s a letter
Four’s something better.

I just sneezed four times in a row. Something good must be going to happen this afternoon.

I always wondered what it meant if you sneezed more than four times in a row. My guess is you’ve got a really bad cold 😉

Just call me Rudolph!

I’m so sick of sneezing! I stole myself a some toilet paper from the toilet on our floor on Thursday evening because I had no tissues. A whole roll mind you, not just a bit. The roll is now empty. That’s a lot of nose blowing, especially if you consider the fact that I was at work most of Friday while the toilet roll sat far away in my room at home. My nose now looks like someone’s attacked it with a red permanent marker. Not my best look. And if you combine that with my constantly watering eyes… well, I’m just glad nobody’s going to be pointing a camera in my direction any time soon. And on top of all that my throat feels like there’s a little man down there with a cheese grater. No wonder I didn’t feel like doing any studying today. I just hope this cold doesn’t last too much longer!