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I spoke too soon!

dig it
I do have work! I just called one of the managers to ask for a reference, and she said she was just about to call me and offer me work - 2 months from Monday!

Another day off!

archaeology rain
A day off today! This is my third week back at work, and I haven't worked a full week yet - yay for Danish public holidays! Admittedly, after the one in early June there'll be no more til Christmas, but then I only have a contract til the end of June anyway - this is the best time of year to have a short-term contract in Denmark!.

The weather is the downside - much like in England, public holidays seem to attract the rain. We had glorious sunshine and 21 degrees on Monday and Tuesday. Yesterday it tipped it down and we had a downpour this morning too. I've been out sieving large samples for finds retrieval since last week, because our site has been postponed again (fingers crossed that means a contract extension!), so at least being out in the rain wasn't too muddy.

Still haven't found a flat, mostly due to the fact we're only looking for something short term, so we're very glad we have this room - in a Polish-run 'hotel' that rents rooms by the month - seems like it's set up for immigrant workers, which is great. It's a bit more expensive than we'd ideally like to be paying, but hey ho.

Going to the pub quiz this evening, but I mustn't have more than a couple of pints, I'm driving the hire-car tomorrow morning!

Back in Denmark!

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After a whirlwind reunion in Bristol on Saturday - thanks to mjlaw for putting us up and taking us to the airport!; we flew into Copenhagen on Sunday night, got ourselves sorted with our hotel, and pretty much went straight back out to the pub. Really nice to be welcomed back, but after two nights in a row of drinking, yesterday morning wasn't pretty!

Finally got the thing with our old landlord sorted out. Four months of emailing got us nowhere; one phone call resulted in him paying us back within half an hour. I put it down to being in the country again, and not 'safely' out of the way.

Back to work tomorrow - although I'll be in the office for the first few days since our site has been delayed and we have a couple of public holidays too, so I'm off on Friday and again next Wednesday! Probably won't be digging til the week after next.

Pushing books

books fond
Anyone who reads fantasy, and hasn't read Robin McKinley already, be ashamed of yourself, and immediately go out and rectify this. With a copy of this, preferably. It's a gorgeous new edition, and despite the fact I already own a copy I would be seriously tempted to replace it, if I had any money. When I get a job... *sigh*

Also read Sunshine. It's a nice antidote to all those trashy vampire novels out there.


Nov. 6th, 2010

We did have fireworks last night, although it was raining quite a bit which quite literally put a dampener on proceedings. I've just noticed that it was Diwali yesterday too, so a belated happy fireworks day / Diwali to everyone.

Dec. 6th, 2009

On the twelfth day of Christmas, _illumina_ sent to me...
Twelve mountains drumming
Eleven preraphaelites singing
Ten cemeteries a-cooking
Nine bones collecting
Eight trees a-reading
Seven castles a-recycling
Six gravestones a-learning
Five bo-o-o-ook shops
Four soap recipes
Three green issues
Two middle ages
...and a tenhi in a fantasy.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Oct. 25th, 2009

Finished Doomsday Book and Animal Farm.

Hmm. What next? I can't read any more George Orwell as G has swiped the compilation....


Writer's Block: I May Be Crazy


What does this Rorschach blot look like to you?

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Part of a vertebral column.