Travellings: Deutschland #7

Okay, given the massive jump in page views I had when I announced that I was going to put Ben in his place regarding go-carting, I’m sure that you’ll be waiting to hear the outcome. Fortunately for Ben, the weather on Saturday meant that it was too wet to drive and because he had a football match today, I’m afraid you’re going to have to put up with the suspense until possibly next weekend.

So I spent Saturday morning viewing a flat in Au-Haidhausen, which is right near Kolumbusplatz tube station. It was advertised as a 3 person flat share, with one guy already there looking for 2 flatmates to move in.

It turned out to be a guy from Bagdad (whose German was very good) who only intended for one girl to move in and decided to ask me part-way through the conversation if my figure was natural or because I did lots of sport.

Because you know, that’s what a 30 year-old man asks a 20 year-old girl.

Oh, and the living room turned out to also be his bedroom.
On top of that, the room was only partly furnished and I need to buy bedding. His response?
“Don’t worry, I can give you bedding.”

I’m sure you can, sweetheart. But I’m guessing the catch would be that you’re included with said bedding. Thanks but no thanks.

I then decided on a whim to view a second room that evening. I can’t say I held out much hope for the place, but there were more people here (it’s still a 3 person flat share, but the difference here was that they were only looking for the one person) and it turns out to be about 10 minutes away from the Nordbad, which means I can finally get back into some kind of exercise routine.

I came away from that viewing thinking that I could not have found a better place to view. Both people were lovely and very easy to talk to, even with my limited German, and the best thing? They expect me to have people come and visit.

The thing was that I had to let the guy from the morning know by Sunday if I was going to take the room and these guys were deciding on Wednesday.

You can imagine my surprise when I received an email this evening from flat number 2 saying that they’ve cancelled all the other viewings (which were spread over the evenings of Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) and that I can have the room.

Cue the following reaction:

cat chasing tail
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :D

So, I’ve now got to organise a move, inform my current landlords and generally calm down enough to get some sleep before work tomorrow…

Edit: carting now re-scheduled for tonight (Monday). Watch this space…

Inane Whittering #8

After several days of toiling away in the mines and being a proper techno-Roo: IT LIVES! (Again)

My beautiful tables.
My beautious tables

Those tables have been taught who’s boss. It took a while, and a lot of patience, fiddling, cursing, blood, sweat, tears and tea.

And not to mention silly hats:

Me in a silly hat at the Hannover Messe
Quiet Friday at the Hannover Messe = beer + silliness.

However, IT IS DONE. Well, at least that page is. Now to fiddle around with colours and the layout a bit more, write the content of the last page, and SHEBAM. The site is done.

Then it’s just on to writing the rationale as to why I’ve done what.

..That might be slightly more difficult. Does doing things on a whim count?

Oh, and more musings to come, too. Promise.

Inane Whittering #6


First version of my home page for the project

FINALLY, after weeks of muttering offensive remarks at my poor computer, sulking, comfort eating and generally bemoaning my inability to sort out my layout with regards to the navigation bar and text boxes, I’VE DONE IT.

I’ve even managed to get it to change to pink when you hover over it. Check me and my skillz out.

Yes, there was a need for capitals. You’ve no idea how happy I am. I’m almost as happy as that time when I discovered a new gateway to Narnia.

Gateway to Narnia
You'll never guess what's in here.