Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The real stories are the scariest

I was going to start by saying that not much has happened but, whilst true to a certain extent, it is devoid of complete accuracy!
The weather here can be erratic to say the least. We are in the middle of winter, the same as most people who are reading this are, however, we are fortunate enough to have some days where we can sunbathe. We also have some horrific storms that can last for hours (almost continuos flashing and banging!!!) and we lose electricity frequently. We also have tremors. Maybe every other week, certainly every month but last night....wow. I am not sure when a tremor becomes an earthquake but I have to say, last night was scary. At about three in the morning (whilst watching the Live Aid DVD!) I notice the plants moving. I look at Justine who is typing away on the computer oblivious to anything. It starts getting heavier so I mute the TV. She turns around and looks at me and the realism dawns. Over the next minute or so the intensity of this increases until I say "it is time we got out of the house". I was genuinely scared that the house was about to go down. As we are going down the stairs, Justine says we should go back and turn the fire off!!! So, like an idiot, I start going back up the (shaking) stairs then it starts to ease off. So, we go back into the living room (which is upstairs), sit back down and get back to what we were doing. It really was quite scary. I have experienced maybe 15 or so tremors since we have been here so they do not bother me too much but this one...... wow.
Other than that, we have started our Greek lessons again and already seeing improvement. They will be every Tuesday and Friday now. Also, I have unofficially started my Open University course. The site is now live but the official start date is the 5th February. It looks as though it is going to be fun although maybe a little heavy in places.
Whilst unlikely, I am thinking about a trip to UK / France in either April or May. Two great bands are touring the UK then but not sure which, if any I will go to. There is Danger Danger and Soul Sirkus. Soul SirkUS are basically a "super group" comprising members of Journey, Thin Lizzy / Whitesnake, Bad English etc. and are mighty fine!
Anyway, thats all for now
Keep Safe

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