So, yeah. I've not been regular with the ol' posts of late. There are reasons for this (aren't there always?) suffice it to say that I am having a bit of a time of it of late. For starters there was the move to the new place (also known as the the nether reaches of the seven rings of hell - the Nethers, for short). Lord! If only I had know how far from the centre of town this place truly is. Why, I might have just decided to stay where I was.
With the move to the Nethers come the daily calls to the ISP guys with much pleading, wringing of hands and sobbing for (please God) a transfer of the internet connection sometime in my future grandchildren's lifetime.
Other annoying things include:
- trying to get from A to B ("A" being the Nethers) without recourse to a flashlight and food supplies for the inevitable overnight stop-over in a cave somewhere between A and B
- the continually crappy weather, even though I am reliably informed that it is indeed springtime, which should mean at least a little frickin' sunshine already
- a combination of no sunshine and just returning from a country where the weather is reliably above 30 degrees centigrade at all times, means that I have also become touched by a major case of the SADs, which in my case manifests itself as being incredibly bored, depressed and antsy at the same time. This led to me embarking on a series of rather questionable DIY projects, one of which is adorning my perfectly lovely patent red wedge courts with stickers from paperchase (they look like the bastard child of a Prada shoe and pearly queen, the horror! picture below) and trying to make various things out of the Ankara material I bought (no, you will never see the pictures)
Spot the difference: above - when bad DIY happens to good shoes, below - Pearly Queen
- Oh and I'm also broke, so whoopee!