Ok so… I’m into Week 4!
I still like it….
Been home once (stop laughing Cameron), went to Paris to meet my new Boss, on the Thayls – 1st Class 🙂 which was fun.
I’m supposed to be going to London and Rome next week…. but I have to wait till my boss gets back to his office to get more details… so that will be interesting.
Had a week on my own in the office last week as the 2 others that are here were in MIP in Cannes. It was ok.. I like being alone so it was fine. Trying to get a handle on one of the projects I will be doing is interesting. I’m using a system a little like the one I used to use in AA and I keep pressing all the wrong keys…. I’ll get used to it. I have a horrible tendency to say we/us for AA and you guys for the new Co! Not good I suspect.
I have made some friends…. some Irish folks… all lovely. And some gay folks, also lovely!
Prina is lovely and made a fab dinner…. she’s pregnant and the bump is growing nicely!
She thought me a traditional Dutch breakfast on thr hoof consists of … Krentenbrood, Pindakaas, and chocolate Hagleslag – its yum!! Hops watch out this is my new peanutbutter and jam (shit and blood as you so lovingly pronounced it)
I’ve been invited by the gay boys I met on Saturday to the Drag Queen Olympics (Queens Day Eve – 29th April) so that will be fun.
The Irish contingent are nice, we are trying to set up an Irish Expat Meetup group so we had the first meeting last week with 7 people there. Two came to my house on Sunday to watch movies which was nice. (even if I was dying when I woke up on Sunday morning…. as the beer here is served in half pint glasses – and during happy hour, far too many glasses… I think I drank 10 or 12 before I stopped counting… I did not however stop drinking) anyway Sunday I was dying till 3pm!!
Got my haircut…. Toni&Guy in Amsterdam, by Dutch standards ‘they saw me coming’ but I’ve paid more for a haircut I didn’t like so to have them do (and agree) with exactly what I wanted was great.
Tonight I go to dinner in The Grand one of the poshest hotels in the city, very near the red-light district (go figure) the IT guys are over and I’m helping them to entertain some folks here. 🙂
So there you go….. there are the little ‘flies in the ointment’ but on the whole life here is good. I miss my family, Catriona and friends, that goes without saying, but its not a bad life here.