I had a bloody awesome weekend / week hanging out with friends, very much enjoying the company of one friend in particular.
Stuff: really have the sewing bug lately, and can't seem to lay off the new painting (preliminary stage just now).
Please pass this on.
Due to illness I can't go to Leipzig, so I have a ticket and transferable return plane ticket with Lufthansa for sale.
Dep: 29th May 12:15 from Heathrow - exchange in Duesseldorff - arr. in Leipzig 17:30
Dep from Leipzig: 2nd June 13:15 - exchange in Munich - arr. 16:30 at Heathrow
I can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org for prices. I need to know ASAP :)
Just moved house, Dan and Jessica and I headed off to the warehouse-wonderland for bits and bobs, went for a meal in the Ikea cafeteria where I had salmon and veggies.
Some time later, I was nauseous, had to go to the ladies' a few times, was still overwhelmingly ill and couldn't walk. On my way out of the mattress showroom I suddenly had to grab one of those yellow bags ... First aid was called and I was still getting rid of the toxic meal. Dan reckons my face was really pale with bright red blotches, and I was really cold despite the shop being stuffy and warm. Ambulance arrived, my blood pressure dropped quite a bit and had to spend the rest of the journey with legs elevated!
In A&E, which was a three-hour wait, Dan and Jessica were brilliant at keeping me amused. At one stage though, my throat was closing up and I lost my voice, and I looked at my hand and wondered what it was for, what my name was, and I had the distinct impression that my stomach was full of metal pipes.
By the time I was seen to, the nausea had passed. The doctor asked all sorts of questions and said that it sounded like food poisoning. Ikea rang yesterday asking how I was. Said nobody else had been affected by the same meal I'd eaten.
International time differences when blase, non-insomniac relatives going in for "emergency surgery" haven't told you how the operation went :/
Have moved on somewhat from the pissed-off post earlier ... Turns out the sharp stabby pains I've been having is a simple case of bursitis (top femur). I often find knowing what's wrong calms me down considerably :) Was also happy to report that I've been able to concentrate AND sleep better this past month (although not simultaneously).
Showed my animation-in-progress to the tutors this morning and got positive feedback :D It took me a day and a half doing something that was minor detail, but will be worth it in the end.
I had a lovely weekend - made progress on animation, had a relaxing time at Simon's.
One thing marred it somewhat - and I'm too pissed off to care whether this is bad form or not - but one of my housemates, Elliot, hasn't given me bill money or shown any evidence that he's set up a standing order as I requested several times.