This weekend I went on a mini-cruise to Bruges. I took Friday off work and drove to Hull via Leeds. Then got on the overnight ferry to Zeebrugge. Coach transfer was provided by P&O to the station just on the Bruges ring road.
In Bruges I saw the sights of town from a horse drawn taxi, bought some Beligian beer from the supermarket (far cheaper than the Beer specialist near the market square), and bought some gifts for my mum and dad and Anna and Darren. The Taxi driver recommended a restaurant, which seemed good value with a 16 euros set menu, but it then charged for chips and mayonase with the mussels on top of the 16 euros, meaning I felt slightly ripped off.
The trip cost £54 per head, and was good value: somthing different to do with the weekend.
I’ve bought two CDs recently, Franz Ferdinand’s self titled debut album and Blur’s greatest hits.
Well what have I been up to?
Busy week last week. At work made a lot of progress with fixing the various bugs assigned to me. On Wednesday had a successful leaders meeting with James, Stuart, Gerald, Lesley and Nicola. At the weekend went to visit my mum, then spent another day helping out in Leeds NW, a very long one this time.
This week I’m out every night again. Yesterday at the Doctors, today Explorers, tomorrow 2007, and Friday I’m going to pop in and say hello to a group meeting at LUU.
Am compiling a Never Mind the Buzzcocks style “next line” music quiz for the explorers, in case tonights meeting needs padding out. Any tracks/quotes they might recognise please send me if you’re reading this today.
I have been bouyed up about Scouting since Monday. Finally last week I got my DESC who is my training adivisor to agree to meet me to work out my training plan. So on Monday I had a productive two hours after which I went away with four modules signed off as validated, two more trained for and awaiting validation, and applications for training courses in the next month and a half for 6 more modules. Leaving just 6 to either have training arranged or be validated without training.
But I came down with a bump last night. I recived an email Tuesday night (having been out Monday) asking for a cotribution to Chinese New Year night. I came up with a run around quiz about China, but unfortunately was delayed at work and arrived late. Then things (for me) went from bad to worse. Becuase I’d arrived late the quiz didn’t fit in with the way the evening had panned out, and didn’t work in the way I tried to fit it in. The rest of the evening (i.e. the bits I didn’t plan) went well though.
Got home to find I’d forgotten to set the video for The Prisoner, Distant Shores and Dead Man Weds. Didn’t matter too much about the last one as I arrived home just as it was starting. Excellently surreal comedy by Dave “Phoenix Nights” Spikey.
I’m getting used to travelling to work by bike, it seems very routine. At the start I noticed the little rises and falls in the road level that weren’t evident when doing the journey by car, but as I go on I notice less of them.
ANd I’ve lost half a stone since I was last measured.