I now have three weeks off for Easter! The holiday started well; I had an awesome weekend.
We went to Cardiff on Saturday for Siân's birthday party. I've never really been to a proper house party before. You know, the ones where the music is loud enough to annoy all the neighbours and people are still arriving at 2 in the morning, the ones where you wake up to find that the whole floor is sticky and that there's a random sleeping in the hallway.
We did a lot of dancing, and then some sleeping, and then drove home in the sun.
We had a pub Sunday roast when we got back yesterday; the best thing to eat on a Sunday.
All in all:
Sun + Easter holidays + Dancing = Super
I'll start doing coursework soon (God knows I've got enough to do).
Comment from: Janine Member
Oh, I fogot to thank you for giving me that link to youtube. You’re the best!!!! I loved the movie & I’ll be re-watiching it again soon. At first I though that having the figures longer than they appear im manga was weird but I think that it worked out well. I do wish the actress for Yukko had a lower voice (Yukko smokes opium, she has to have a low voice!) Wanatuki is adorable …kawaii, kawaii…and mokona is too cute for words.
3 weeks for Easter?!!! You do nothing but go on vacation …not fair…! But it’s great that you had a good time. I wanted to answer your questions:
1. No, it was not at all warm in Italy. Venice was quite cold, I wore a coat & a sweater almost every day and wished I brought a heavier coat, but at least there weren’t that many tourists and the canals didn’t smell. Verona was a little warmer.
2. Ice cream - Italian ice cream is awesome!!! It’s a new essential, food group. We ate it almost every day, despite the cold.
3. Language: In Venice & in Verona, perhaps because they attract so many tourists, everyone either spoke or understood English. Some shop owners even greeted us in Russian (!). I only needed to use about 7 phrases in Italian: “good day/evening", “excuse me", “good bye", “please", “thank you", “bill please” (the most useful one, no one brings the bill until you ask, so unlike NYC) so that’s all you need if you going to go to Rome. What’s annoying is that all the restaurants close from 2 – 6 pm and it’s almost impossible to get anything to eat. Better eat lunch on time! Oh, and if you go on the train/boat make sure you validate the ticket at the station before boarding. I don’t know if you have to do this in UK. (not in London at least) No one told us we had to do that so I had to pay 25 Euro fine even though I had the ticket! GRRRRRRR!
Woo! I got your letter the other day! I may save writing back until I’ve been to Rome though. I’m glad to hear your show went well, and congratulations for getting it extended (and selling some stuff)!
I know exactly what you mean about Yuuko’s voice. I got used to it, but she should definately have a lower voice.
I loved the bit when Mokona rolled along the floor and said “roll roll roll", very cute.
Oh man, the TV series started this week, how exciting!