Friday, November 30, 2007

Home sweet home

Well I’m back from Edinburgh and back at work. I’m doing my second evening shift out of four.

Some notifications about some differences between Scotland and Finland. In Scotland the play background music in the pubs. Soft pop that creates a nice feeling and the volume is set to a level where you can actually speak to each other with normal speech level. In Finland you got a bit heavier music that is played so loud that you have to scream/spit in someone’s ear for them in order to hear you. When you are tired of screaming “WHAT???!!!” and spit on you just answer without having any idea what the other person is talking about.

-“Did you hear about the guy that got robbed last weekend?”
-“Did you hear about the guy that got robbed last weekend!!?”
-“I don’t thin they got food here”
-“I don’t think they got food here!!!”
-“You got robbed???”
-“You got robbed???!!!”
-“Well I think it’s too early for MacDonald’s”

The other thing is the hearty breakfasts and the pub food in Scotland. I gained 2 kilograms in 6 days.

Well back to work.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Next stop Edinburgh

I’m doing my last night shift and we leave for Helsinki-Vantaa Airport tomorrow morning. And sometimes tomorrow evening we will arrive in Edinburgh for 6 days of vacation. I’ve never been in the UK before and since Nina had been in London before the choice for a city (extended) weekend in the UK was Edinburgh. Yes Vaasa has an airport but the prices for changing domestic flights to international in Helsinki are ridiculously high. So it’s much much cheaper to drive down to Helsinki and fly via Frankfurt to Edinburgh.

What will we do there? I have really no idea. We’ve been busy unpacking at the house last month so we haven’t had to time to make any big travel plans. Well they got a big castle, whisky, history and we’ll see the rest =).

Monday, November 19, 2007

1 out of 4

This is my first night shift out of four. After that we are going to Edinburgh for six days =).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Waiting for the snow

I’m waiting for the snow. Yes it has fallen some snow but it has all melted or rained away. What I want is snow that stays. That Christmas picture snowfall that truly looks like it’s winter. Grey days with wet snow that melts away it’s to much fall. I want the season to change into winter =).

Friday, November 09, 2007

1 out of 4

I’m back at work doing my first evening shift out of four. During my six days of I/we have been busy moving in and unpacking. We have only one room left and the garage to set in order. So it’s a liveable place. We’ve found the charger to Nina’s camera and we never lost the camera so those hoping for pictures I give hope =).