That was a very nice relaxing week. No using a computer. Very little mobile phone use, either. Hurrah. I think I’ll be doing an FFF Does type thing about my trip to Gwynedd, so not gonna go into too much detail here. Here’s just some random stuff from my time away.
Lesson learned: in future, don’t take a Zippo lighter with me whenever I want to fly. The security chaps at Berlin Tegel airport asked me to take it out of my bag. Then open it. Then remove the cotton wool-ish stuff. This was a royal pain in the arse, cos it’s crammed in there pretty tight. All good, I’m thinking, I’ve proved that I’m not The Zippo Bomber, but the security guy takes away the fuel-soaked cotton wool stuff, leaving me with a shell of a lighter. Balls.
But it’s weird how security is different in different places. When leaving and entering Berlin, security is tight: they give your passport a good going over and everything. When entering and leaving the UK, you might as well be getting on a bus.
London is still London. Still a place I’m glad that I don’t live in. The amount of utter meaningly shite in newspapers and all around; the no-talent celebs (who, I’m glad to say, I recognise less and less of); the hoards of threatening-looking teenagers; everything looking the same (new buses look like they were inspired by mobile phones which look like they were inspired by cars which look like they were inspired by trainers); and the Tube – it’s still rubbish.
Despite my open-mouthed fascination with him, having a few days off from listening to Bill O’Reilly is very good for the soul. As is being in the middle of nowhere surrounded by hills, cows, sheep, and being able to see all the stars without any street lights getting in the way.
Christmas is here.
No matter how old I get, I still find things like this amusing:
And getting home, back to my own bed, would’ve been a lot nice had I have not been woken up by a massive migraine, lying there for a couple of hours moaning and groaning with a throbbing head. Still feel a bit shit after that, to be honest, but at least I woke up to a snowy Berlin…