booookS

4 12 2008

Song of the day: Rule the world by Take That – since their come back, they are playing this song everywhere

orpheus risingI am currently reading Orpheus Rising – Love, Rockets & a bloody great fish by Colin Bateman. That is an intresting book. Well written but a bit slow. Surprising from the being. It won’t be my favourite but will be part of my discovery. Please give me some idea about what to read!!!!!

BTW, I go to Paris this week end. I had a free ticket from last year because I had more than an 1hrs delay! πŸ™‚

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reading

12 11 2008

the overlook by Michael ConnellySong of the day: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

As you may be aware by now I love reading… especially reading while riding the train on my way to work. I have just finished another book (I read a few during my holidays onwards but can’t list them all). It is from one of my favorite author Michael Connelly and it’s called The Overlook.

On another matter, I had my sister over for the long week end including remembrance day (which for your information isn’t a bank holidays here but only 2 minutes of silence in the country…). It was pissing rain, it cold and windy but we had a great time. I am really happy she came visit me. She wil be always welcome, as welcome as you by the way! Please visit me more often! πŸ˜›

Lisa, I’ll see you for Xmas! πŸ˜‰ Thanks again for your visit!





sunday

26 10 2008

Song of the day: paint it black by The Rolling Stones – sorry about yesterday, I didn’y put any music but I weren’t in the mood.

Today has been a quiet day. While the others went out yesterday night, I went to bed! Yes you read it: I went to bed. I caught up on my sleep and I woke as they were waking up this morning! πŸ™‚ And guess what, it was my housemate’s bday on Friday and a friend’s bday yesterday so today I cooked for them: yoghurt cake with vanilla sugar and chocolate chips for dessert and gratin dauphinois and roast beef for the main course. It s gonna be good guys! sorry you are not all here but come see me and I ll do the same for you! πŸ˜‰





banks and computers

25 10 2008

And guess what? I am working. I am at my desk front of my 2 screens, it is 11am and I have been here since 7:15 and I will be here for a lot longer… We got too many works to do on our servers and we need to be extra careful these days because of what’s happening on the exchange. All our servers have been rebooted because Windows Updates have been applied so we have to restart 50 servers, put the passwords for the frive mappings, log on all the apps. We are going to carry few upgrades, password change, …

Some work are done because they’re moving our support offshore to Bengalore. We have people over from India here with us and we need to train them to do our job. Banks are trying to cut the prices because we are too expensive in London! 😦 And because of the credit crunch, they told all our contractors that their wages will be reduced by 10%: take itΒ or leave it. No exception will be made… Thing is, we are already so streched that it is difficult for them to sack us, permanent employees but because it is harder now to get a job in banking, they still canΒ hit the contractors! Bastards! But I am sure their bonuses won’t be that much affected, only ours…





nice

12 10 2008

Song of the day: Lollipop by Mika

Today we went to Kew Garden with my housemate. Β£13 to enter into the most impressive Botanical Garden in the world. The weather was really nice, hot and sunny, the sky was spotless blue and the trees were green and orange. A good and relaxing day!





back

31 08 2008

I am back from York where I have been walking, drinking, dancing like hell!! Again!!! But I haven’t forgotten to send postcards to my grand father, grand mother and parents! πŸ™‚

A nice vid by Chinese Man records (really good music I have discovered thank to my sis)





Red York and bull

28 08 2008

This week end, I go to York with my housemate and my friend who lives in Liverpool!! 2 girls together in an unknown city! πŸ˜› We go there by train. I think it takes about 2h30 to go there. So that s not a long ride. We go on Saturday morning. I already plan to have a coffee and a red bull for my breakfast. Then we will have beer!! Soon, I ll post a new page about this city if I don’t forget my camera! πŸ˜‰