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By today, january 13, also my brother's bithday, almost everything for the trip is settled. I ordered the airplane tickets last week with my mum and my host family as well as the people at my internship are very excited for my arrival. And, of course, so am I. A short summary of what I have arranged so far:
- I will be going from april 28 until may 12; I ordered the plane tickets ...
... It is legal to buy fireworks after Christmas, even in the local supermarket, but there is only a 24 hour window over New Years Eve where you are allowed to set them off. They have everything from poppers, to rockets and even multi-boxes that go on for a few minutes. The only limit seems to be your wallet! There were certainly plenty of people in the neighbourhood who were setting them off. In German you say 'Frohes Neues' for 'Happy New Year!'
I was delayed for a few hours at the
Standsted airport waiting for a huge storm to pass across UK and the
Netherlands before I made it to Maastricht. Always surprised when the Dutch and
other nations applaud on landing, they mustn’t have much faith in the safety of
Sanne had ...
... and tails. They came right up to the gates and tried to nibble us and see if we were edible.
Played Werewolf (sort of like Mafia), run by Robbert, at 9. Since I died first I was a ghost and watched, and it got so frustrating when I knew who everyone was and they were killing the wrong people! (I got bit by the werewolves, saved by the witch, but then ended up dying first round anyway when Lexie, my lover thanks to Cupid Alex, got hung; Lexie was ...
... 14.30 and 96F 36C below at 17.10!
Despite the heat we really got stuck into the preparation of Spring Tide painting. John got out the generator (genny) and it fired up well after a year’s rest and we got the sander going plus recharging the battery for the drill. Then he dug out the mains drill. Isi got stuck in straight away and marvelled at the initial removal of the old sanded paint on the decks. It had been such hard sole destroying ...