Introducing Clive, the sofa skunk

I mentioned ages ago that Jan had bought me a stuffed skunk who was now living on my sofa. I named him Clive… a great name for a skunk, no? I believe it was Stephanie from Please, Stop Bouncing (which I just misspelled as please stop pouncing!) who requested photos of him. And now, slightly belatedly, here they are.

How cute is that little face?And just look at that soft, strokeable tail!

Clive rocks! 🙂

A room for living in

It is only Tuesday, right? I ask because this level of tiredness should not be occurring so early in the week, especially not this early in the week after a week off. This is at least Thursday level of tiredness. In fact, I’m so tired that even the thought of getting up to make something for tea makes me want to weep, so instead I’m sitting in front of the computer like some pitiful couch potato (Internet potato?) hoping Jan will get home soon, take pity on me and volunteer to cook instead. And since I’m here I thought it was about time I made good on my promise to show you more photos of the flat. So I present to you living room furniture…

Exhibit A is the sofa (what? I like stating the obvious, ok!). This picture was actually taken last week. Things look quite different now. For a start there’s a lot more stuff in that corner. (Stuff that shouldn’t be in that corner I might add!). And a stuffed skunk has found a home on the back of the sofa. Yes, I have a stuffed skunk! How amazingly cool is that? He’s amazingly cute and very, very soft and his name is Clive. Errm, anyway… moving swiftly on…

Here’s some living room furniture. The middle thing and the bit on the right are actually part of a set of three. The third part is on the other side of the room. I actually have a photo of that too, but I took it after Jan uploaded my photos so now it’s stuck on my camera until I can get him to do it again. I’m still having issues with doing it myself… simply plugging it into its cable doesn’t seem to work on this computer. Mostly it just causes everything to just freeze. It will only respond if Jan does computer scientisty things to it (types strange looking commands into a black box). So two photos is all your getting for now. I’m too tired for more anyway. I keep having to delete things after realising I’m typing nonsense – like two sentences ago I originally wrote “mostly it just causes everything to receive”. Receive what is beyond me. Definitely time to log off though!

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…