Day 3 - Another day in the sun
Trip Start Jul 27, 2008
41Trip End Sep 11, 2008
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Have you ever seen someone riding along on roller blades, or even walking along, with skiing poles? No? Well it certainly is a funny sight and one that is seen here in Tampere so often you feel left out if you don't have the pole with you when you walk.
I am resigned myself to being Nanny to Slade. I take it as a compliment, but it makes me feel old hehehe, no offence to my mother, whom I do love dearly, and I think Slade does too
Lauree keeps telling me that there is not much to do here and that what we are doing is pretty much it, but alas, I intend to make her do some driving around when Jason leaves tomorrow on his work trip back to Australia. To the cold, haha Jay.
I headed off to bed last night at about 10.30pm and took this lovely photo of the sun, it was on it way down, but I think it still had another hour in it before it disappeared into the ether. Not sure what time it came up this morning but when I woke up about 4am it was up, not rising but up. So I headed back to bed, for another couple of hours sleep, then up before anyone else here, even Jay who had to leave for work. I even managed to borrow his work phone and called Optus. Finally after speaking to 2 non-English speaking persons, I finally got transferred to an Aussie, who after I told I was in Finland did his best to quickly find out what the problem with my International roaming was and got me contacted. I am now up and running with communications across the board. YIPPEE...
So we just had dinner, and I have to admit, Chinese tastes better here than back home. It is cool, with every main meal that you order you get a free serve of boiled rice. Didn't realize that, but hey free stuff...
Lauree took me to 'Alko' which is the Finnish bottleshop, and low and behold there was a whole section of Australian wines. So awesome to be on the other side of the world and there is Australian signs for the wine selection. Lauree picked a bottle of Australian red, I picked a couple of Argentinean bottle of white, to give it a try.
Now we are just settling in to watch Underbelly. We are 5 episodes in and Jason is addicted, wouldn't be surprised if he sits up all night watching all 13 episodes. He is leaving tomorrow after all.
Signing off now. What will I do tomorrow??