One thing I really love about the UK is that you can create a login and buy & print your own postage. How convenient isn’t that? I have 3 letter lying of the sofa, franked and ready to be put in the box tomorrow on the way to work. One is to Ventra Management – a letter of complaint for their lack of service (I still haven’t received my deposit back and it’s been 3 months), the 2nd one is to CSN, the Swedish student funding thingy – to give additional information so that I can hopefully get a grant for my studies this year as well. It’s not much since I’m studying half time, but it is definitely well needed. And the third letter is a card to mum & dad.
I’ve decided to get up 6.30 every morning no matter how I get to work. I’m alternating between walking (about 45 mins) and taking the bus (10 – 15 mins). The tyre on my bike is still not fixed so I can’t use it. Which doesn’t really make a huge difference because it’s been snowing anyways. I can’t wait for the weather to change though so that I can bike it. Shouldn’t take more than 10 mins.
It’s funny how freaked out everyone is about the snow and “the freeze”. It’s like 2-3 minus C. Hello? That’s nothing. People aren’t getting to work and schools are shut. And I can’t help but think and say “this would never happen in Sweden”. I mean, ok – people might be late and take it easy on the roads when there’s ice and very cold. But it would take a serious blizzard for the entire country to basically shut down as it does here. ALL they talk about on the news are the weather. I mean, swedes have learnt and prepare themselves – so can the brits!
Today I’m finally going to the optician to check my eyes. I’m gonna buy some new glasses as well. After that I’m actually going to work out! I have a voucher for Fitness First and I’m going to try out their BodyCombat. Haven’t done that class in years. It’ll be good, I hope. Would like to get a gym card but it seems too expensive. I’ll have a word with them today and see what alternatives there are.
Today at work I need to archive and sent off files. Continue with my database, so much fun – I got to learn access and create a whole database. I’m struggling a little bit, but I’ll get there. And I need to get a few other things sorted.
This week is a countdown to Gothenburg. Hope the weather clears up before Friday. I’m really looking forward to Gothenburg. Jon’s giving comments like “Ah a whole wknd with you going yadayadayadayada with your friends and I don’t understand a thing”. But I’m sure he’ll enjoy it. He’s going to meet a few of my friends he hasn’t met yet. Also, we got this Swedish course for him! Hehe, soon he’ll be fluent and I can’t talk secrets behind his back anymore… Doh!
Have a nice day!
Jon’s making Shepherd’s pie and I’m hungry. Eating Swedish crisps that I found in a Polish shop on the way home from work.
Gaaah, I’m so annoyed and tired of my previous landlord. They still haven’t paid me back my deposit and they are completely ignoring me when I call through. Aaaah they’re so incompetent and stupid! Just give me my money!