Time flies

This shall be my last post for a few days. Not that I’m going to a place without a computer, but the chances of me being able to get my hands on that computer are pretty much zero, so no more blogging til I return at the weekend.

I’m returning to the Motherland (England) for my brother’s 18th birthday. Righteen! I can’t believe it. This is my little brother we’re talking about here. The baby I helped to bath, the toddler whose first word was my name. I remember helping him with his reading, playing schools with him, giving him piggy backs around the park. When did my baby brother get all grown up? He’s doing his A-Levels this year and will be starting uni next September. My little baby brother off to university! I know they say time flies but this has gone just a little too fast for me. I feel old now (again!).

So the next few days are going to busy, busy, busy – starting tomorrow when I’m going to have to leave work 5 minutes early to catch two trams and a bus to the airport. I feel tired just thinking about it!
And now I have to clean out the bag for my luggage (it got grape juice splled in it – don’t ask!), find clean clothes and pack them and somewhere in between that I need to find time to cook tonight’s tea and tomorrow’s lunch. If I’m lucky I might even make it to bed before midnight!

The arrival of autumn

So Google says today is the first day of autumn. Personally I thought autumn had arrived weeks ago. I guess this just makes it official though. Oh, and apparantly today is one of only two occasions in the year when day and night are exactly the same length. It’s called Equinox apparantly. That means as of tomorrow here in Germany there’ll be more darkness than daylight. *sigh* It’s a good job autumn means pretty colours or it would have nothing going for it.

I’m tired. Very tired in fact. Dreaming about ghosts trying to kill you will do that to a girl. So will copying and pasting. Yup, that’s what I’ve been doing again today. Thankfully not all day though – I actually got to do two translations this morning. But from 2pm onwards I was back to the old copy, paste delete routine. It’s a good job I’ve only got ten more pages left to go or I’d end up with repetetive strain injury… just in time to go to head back to the island.
Yeah, that’s right. I’m off to the UK next Wednesday. A whirlwind visit involving flying via Dublin (complete with 9 hour stay at the airport), a day trip to Edinburgh, going out for a meal with the family in Newcastle, a visit to the doctors (because contraception is not free in Germany. Oh, and they want me to have a smear test. Aarghh!), then the return flight to Germany via Heathrow, but this time without a 9 hour wait in between. Phew! I shall explain more about the reasons for the trip some other time. Oh, and I also plan to have a bit of a rant about the German health system at some point (where is my health insurance card? Bastards!) But right now I have to go and get something to eat.

Sorry about the slightly confusing blog. A disturbed night and an afternoon of copy/paste have done odd things to my brain…