Off work. Trying to use all my holiday balance as everyone keeps telling me that getting them paid out is not worth it due to the horrendous taxes. I slept it-until 6.30. And then went to work. Well only next door. 70min work out is not too bad but I want to get back to my 90-120 min in the gym. I'll give it a month.
Now it is all about packing. Gift wrapping and getting ready for my flight tonight. Packing my hand luggage. Though I almost have nothing to take with me. My bag probably only weights 5kg. And that is with the gifts. If I had time in Dublin I'd say I should go shopping. But I won't.
I left my apartment at 7pm and arrived in good time for boarding at 7.50 only to have announced that my flight is delayed by 1h.... But I won't let that dim my happiness about going home. Checking my boarding pass I realized that it did not show my seat number. I was pretty sure I had booked a window seat in row 11. The stewardess should be able to help...
As she did not have the passenger list just yet she was not much help. And naturally both window seats in row 11 were already occupied. It turned out though that I was right and 11A was my seat. As the flight was not fully booked instead of insisting on sitting on 11A, I asked to sit in one of the free rows. Upon that I was asked to sit in an exit row. Now, I really hope that the one time I am actually sitting at an overwing exit I do not have to use the instructions I naturally read carefully.... Good riddance...
I hope everything will go smoothly once we land. I know I will need to go through another pass control and then to sixt. We'll see what kind of car I get. As ally I have requested the smallest car possible.
I woke up to bad Eurovision news. My apartment that I had booked month ago is ages away from the arena. I had asked the host but she said it is not that far. Now my initial co-traveler has found two other friends that want to go to Eurovision and thinks about renting this close by- really expensive flat and I cannot cancel mine, nor can I afford to pay for both apartments. Maybe I will find someone for at least a few days to join me....
Movie day. It is funny that in Berlin I never really have the desire to go to the movies. There are theaters showing movies in their original version with subtitles. But it is not the same. So this weekend I want to see assassins creed in cineworld, passengers in the savoy and finally rogue one in odeon.
My friends probably won't be too impressed if I am in the movies all day long. But they could come along, right?
I ended up watching assassins creed and as I have never played the game I could actually enjoy it even with in my opinion not the best cast. After meeting some of my vegan friends in a vegan restaurant (I had a hemp burger-not the best choice) I went to watch a movie that was not on my list: collateral beauty. Not outstanding but nice to watch. I finished my movie marathon with passengers. Firstly I cannot recommend the savoy. Compared to cineworld and odeon it is not a nice movie theatre. Secondly, I was glad that the chemistry between the two actors was better than the trailer had led on. It was partially predictable but overall a good movie.
Afterwards I went to the party I had originally booked my flight to Dublin for. It was in a nice bar on the other end of town and a good few people showed up. I was happy to see quite a few familiar faces.
Instead of going to the rogue one I went for breakfast and shopping with my two former housemates. A beautiful dress and a leggings later I am now on my flight back to Berlin. It was a good day. It was overall a good trip. I miss Ireland. And it is bittersweet to bit it another farewell. I keep coming back though. My next stop on this beautiful island is in March -not for paddys day.
My first EMS training. Basically I let someone electrocute my body in order to get muscle stimulation. A 20min session should replace a 2h workout. It is a bit like cheating really.but at the same time I can see how the 20min make up for 2hours. Usually I would train only a certain muscle region at a time. Here 7 areas get worked simultaneously. It is a bit strange when you first but on this wet suit. Even weirder is the feeling when they start the electric impulses. I first had to laugh but that was soon over. It did not hurt much though. I will have to ask the trainer next time to only work my legs to the point that I can still walk stairs. Going home was quite a challenge. Walking down the stairs I was sure my knees would give in. And I felt like I had to throw up.
pennyless fashion designer working towards London