The end of an era…

This week truly denotes the end of an era, but it will be with a lighter mood and heavier car load that we leave our home in West Derby, for a bigger and better one in Aintree 🙂
Oh sorry, did you think I was talking about Blair/Brown? Well I’ll admit their era was slightly longer than ours but not half as interesting I’ll wager. The Blair era which spanned 10 years, from Lady Di’s accident to the war on terror through CampbellGate and BlunkettGate1,2,3 etc ending with a soppy and sentimental PMQ (neither Sir Ming or slickster Cameron took Blair to task for the many mistakes he has made, instead they both waffled on about they respected him and so on and so forth).
But no, I obviously mean our house move planned for this weekend 🙂 The relief I will feel when we are finally out of that house, I cannot describe it. Our upstairs neighbours are without a doubt drug users. It is the only way I can explain their behaviour. We can go the whole week without actually hearing from them and then suddenly there will be really loud music and parties for a couple of day inevitably followed by shouting, crying and things being thrown out, increasingly it’s ended with one of the neighbours calling the police to put a stop to it. We have had a year of it now though and the landlord does absolutly nothing, or at least they never did. We haven’t actually heard anything from that flat for a fortnight, so either they have finally been evicted or they’ve killed each other. I don’t wanna sound horrible but I don’t actually care which one it is, if they are dead at least we’ll be long gone before it starts to smell.
My other reason for looking forward to this move is that we will finally get broadband, having lived in a non cable area for all to long a time I cannot wait for unlimited access to the internet. Once again I can get RMM mad and stay up all night chatting, read more on HG and DWG without neglecting work. Oh the joy

BTW this should have been posted Thursday, unfortunatly computer problems messed that up…



…as I am sure everyone is well aware, parts of England is currently experiencing sever flooding. As I’ve had some worried messages from friends and family I would just wanna let everyone know that here in Liverpool we are fine. We do have a lot of rain (if you were a Norwegian English teacher I’m sure you would be excited to be able to use the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs”), though looking out my window at work I can down actually see blue sky and I think that is the sun glaring at us (haven’t seen it for a few weeks so can’t be sure). We do have a lot of massive puddles but I don’t think I can really complaint about that, and I won’t, coz some many others are so much worse of.
I hope everyone will join me in hoping and praying that this weather will soon relent, and people will be able to return to their homes. And lets hope the insurers and the government is prompt and fair with paying out peoples claims. It’s bad enough that a lot of people have lost their possessions and had their homes completely wrecked without bureaucracy and red tape making it worse. Let’s see if our new government start as they mean to go on!


…makes you sound funny when you inhale it, and it is also a writing community where you can earn money.
So in order for me to earn some money please please follow these links and have a look.

  1. The Best Cities in the World

This was the first article I wrote and it is not my best one. I am currently rewriting it, but please have a look at it anyway. It is about Venice.
The Best City In the world – Venice

  1. Working In the UK

This article like a guide to foreigners wishing to work in the UK, it say’s Norwegians but could easily apply to most nationalities.
Guide to Foreigners Working in the UK

  1. The Best Place To Live

This article is pretty much about my love for England, and why it is the best place to live.
The Best Place To Live In Europe – England

  1. The English Regency

This is probably the article I did the most work for as the others are mostly opinion based. it is still the only article about the Regency so please if you have the inclination post a counter one 🙂
The English Regency

Thank you if you make the effort to have a look, it is very much appreciated both by me and my bank balance.
More articles will follow and I’ll link them all here as they come along.

***IMPORTANT NEWS*** Not really :)

We are begetting a gerbil, well to gerbils to be honest. Though small animals have never been my favorites I have to admit myself very much in like with Helena’s little gerbils. They have been housed at the IL’s house for the past week, and they are so lively and fun to watch that I wanted some as well. Paulio was easily pursuaded as I think he missed Madame Bovary (the guinea pig) a lot when she died, though he does have silly notions about filling an aquarium with soil for them to burrow in (I’m all for them having a little fun, but honestly, I want pets so I can handle them every so often if they’ve been lying in much all day I just wouldn’t bother) I might get them a sand bath though as that is supposed to keep their coat nice and clean.
We’re going to get them on Saturday (so in a week), and we’re getting 2 males. The only other criteria I have is that they are differenet colours so I can tell them apart. I want call them Mr Darcy and Captain Wentworth, but I feel Paul would protest (I did suggest he could call them Fitzy and Freddy, but for some reason that did not appeal to my better half).
As soon as we have begot them I will put up some pictures of them, so you can all see how lovely they are (haven’t seen them myslef yet of course but have no doubt they will be cute). I figure if we can keep them alive for their normal life span we can graduate to getting a dog and then if that goes well we might actually be ready for a baba. So watch this spot (in ten year time)…

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