martes, 25 de agosto de 2009

a cool day

...temperature-wise. We're having a 24-hour respite from the heat and it's nice but it's going to get hot again tomorrow :-(

Had a nice anniversary weekend away in Guadalajara. The hotel (Posada de los Pantones) was lovely and although it was in a small village it was nice to just sit in the square with a drink watching the locals (who were mostly doing the same).

I tried to get to grips more with my camera while we were away. I had been thinking of doing a photography course (and still haven't completely rejected it) but 600 € for 3 months is quite a lot and most people say you can learn as much by looking at photography sites (and practicing). So I have a better idea about depth of field and capturing movement than before - maybe the course isn't necessary and I can spend 600€ on something else (like a lens!)

jueves, 20 de agosto de 2009


..or at least we will be soon with last night's purchase of the Wii Fit. The plan was to go to the cinema but that was ditched in favour of a quick Chinese meal in the underground car park and then an hour of Wii Fit (having already spent an hour in the gym!). My yoga programme is off to a good start - let's see if I can keep it up.

It's our anniversary today! We're off to a hotel in Guadalajara for the weekend and I need to book an activity for Saturday. Sailing? Horse-Riding? Nocturnal canoeing? Who knows..

miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2009

seriously, give me work to do

it's not something that you will usually hear coming from my lips but this is just silly. It's August in Spain and that means holidays. We've had ours already - Galicia for a wedding then Asturias Cantabria and Bilbao before returning to Madrid via Navarra to see Dave and Carla - but everyone else seems to take about 3 weeks off in August. I don't remember it being this quiet last year but maybe that's because we had some work to do - this week there are 3 of us in the team twiddling our motivation. So I'm writing my blog.

We took our holidays in the last week of July and first week of August to avoid the usual heatwave but it seem's to have waited until we got back! This week is about 37 degrees and it's not cooling down at night which makes it uncomfortable - apparently it will cool down this weekend (when we're going away for our anniversary).

must try to post more regularly