This is the beginning of a good day 🙂
I took the dud stereo to work with me today (by train, after bringing my bike to the bike-workshop ;)) so I could swap it back with the seller for a working replacement after work. Read that sentence again. What stands out most? Work work work! And it does! Nothing broken, nothing dropped, nothing lost […]
Yesterday I mended the tip-ex mouse, helped the secretary with some tricky stuff on her computer and maybe taught a year 8 kid some maths (“maybe” because I’m not sure how much stuck.). I feel those are 3 good uses of a day. Today I have nothing of note to mention. I assume I must […]
It was the Christmas party at work today. 3 ½ social interactions and a couple of plates of buffet food later and it’s time to curl up in a ball under the duvet. I still feel the evening was a success, I just need to hide for a while and recharge :).
“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman *** One of my favourite people told me today that she sees me as a “PowerFrau”. That translates literally as “power woman”, but kind of […]
Usually, the radio goes on when my colleague gets to work, and goes off when I leave. He can’t stand adverts, so we listen to ‘Deutschland Radio’ and ‘Deutschland Radio Kultur’ which generally makes for a good mixture of news and interesting information about a huge range of topics. Anything from book reviews to current scientific […]
I’m trying to finish my ‘book’* before Saturday evening. Or at the very very latest by Sunday morning. That would mean I can send it off to be printed before I go on holiday. ‘Holiday’ is used in the loosest form here – it’s more a chance to revise ALL the things than a chance […]
Ok, I get it. You don’t like goodbyes. I don’t think I know anyone who particularly enjoys them. You were – and are – well and truly finished here, you did your time, you ate the cake, you packed your coffee cup, you were ready to leave. There’s no real sensible reason to hang about […]
Dear musicians, band managers and English-lyric writers, Please (PLEASE) help me. I have colleagues who listen to the radio. Even though there are several German bands, most of the music on the radio is currently sung in English. As the only “native-English-speaker” in the place, it’s my job to tell them what’s being sung. I […]
Holes punched on the wrong side of the page and therefore filed upside down.
Papers filed in chronological order, except when they aren’t
“You know what? It sounds like you’re a perfectionist…”
…I’m on the way home now and there’s one bag left, I wonder who’ll cross my path looking hungry on the way home…
Once upon a time there was one glasblower, one phone and one number. A little while later, a second glassblower arrived. Shortly after his arrival, there was a small argument resulting in a second phone and a second number. Time passed. Last year, I strolled onto the scene and used the first phone without so […]
The computer guy at work spent at least three hours updating our computer and connecting us to the main server. The idea behind the hassle is saving time when things go wrong in future – he can fix problems from his office…. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk from his office to my […]
I hope the paramedics got there in time. He was crouching on the ground holding his hands over his heart and his eyes were wet with tears. I was on the way to the platform, on the way to work. I pointed him towards the doctor’s door (10m further) and then remembered she doesn’t get […]