The 12 hour brunch!
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We left off about to watch the Hunger Games last Monday - what a great film, really enjoyed it.
Tuesday evening, I stayed in whilst Andy went bowling, and I practiced my 'elevator speech' ready for a speed netowrking event the following evening. It's a group called Viva which I just joined, a professional women's networking group, the advert said meet 20 women, where you have 3 minutes only to talk to each other, and to trim your elevator speech down to a minute & a half. So I did...... unfortunately, no-one else had & it was the usual questions, how long have you been here, what do you do, where are you from, where do you live etc.... so after a couple of attempts I gave up!! Despite that, it was a really good evening, and a good chance to get lots of business cards & contacts, and meet people so that at the next event at least I'll know a few people
Whilst I was there on Weds evening, Andy went to the quiz night at Paddy's, a Halloween special. Joined forces with some friends & still didn't win! A good time was had though & it's the taking part that counts......
Friday evening we joined a group from Internations that have set up a dance group, and were going to a club called Salsa Caribe later on for some dancing. They were meeting for dinner first so we joined them at a muslim restaurant, then went to the club for a little while, even though we can't do the dancing, it was a cool place, a live band, and fun to watch others dance.
Saturday was like a traditional Saturday in the UK! It was the last football game of the season, and kicked off at 3pm, instead of the usual evening game. And it was raining, hard. It was a group of boys this time, so I decided to leave them to it, and do the girlie thing & go shopping. They enjoyed pre & post match beers & pizza, managed to shelter at the top of the stadium under cover this time and watch the game, 1-0 Beijing scoring in the last 30 seconds!
I got the subway to a shopping mall where a new Forever 21 had just opened, 4 floors, heaven!
Got home about 6.30, wet from the rain & tired, the boys were still out & I really didn't fancy the wet walk into town. In the UK when it rains, ok - you get a bit wet. Here, it rains so heavily, the water doesn't drain away properly & you end up with rivers & massive puddles and your feet get so wet. So I opted for a chick flic and a relaxing evening with a bottle of beer.
The forecast that night was for snow, a 90% chance. Sunday morning, pulled back the curtains and yes - it had snowed, only a light covering but a bit further north in the more exposed areas it had snowed a lot, and in some areas the heaviest since 1960. Think being more sheltered in the town, we escaped the worst. It was cold, snowing, and wet underfoot - so what does one do? One goes for brunch at midday, and comes home at midnight...... oops....... There is an app for the phone called wechat, an instant messaging system, where you can message individuals, or have group chats
Andy has had accupuncture again this evening, had 2 lots last week as well on Weds & Friday. Of course I had to watch someone stick needles into him, how cruel am I!!! The guy who does it did a talk on Traditional Chinese Medicine at a recent British Club coffee morning and we got chatting afterwards, and he's going to try & help Andy's sinus problems. He's not sure if it will work, but he's offered to do 3 sessions for free, then charge after that & see if it will help. Difficult to tell at the moment as he's had a bad cold for several days, so is congested anyway.
Thank you to Aunty Sal & Aunty Ellie for the comments on the last blog, we hardly get any these days & are not sure if we're talking to ourselves & people are bored of it now or not!
Hope you're all ok back home, still missing you all, so say hello!
Tracy & Andy