Since I'm topping myself up with gin to fight the beginning of a potential flu, I thought I might as well be in the mood to update this thing again for a change!
I've had a pretty entertaining weekend, actually, and virtually cost-free too!
On Friday I was invited to join the 40th birthday celebrations of a Dutch ex-colleague. It'll be hard to top or even come close to the atmosphere there at any future party. I won't bother you with the details and will just skip to the self-indulgent bit instead...
As some of you may know I started a band last November, at the initiative of a friend I must admit (hi Kalle!), my part being the singer-songwriter. So far I 'vemanaged to write only one (the appropriately-named "The wedding song" for his wedding), though.
Anyway (!), last Friday I decided to join Hans's jamming sessions to play some drums and sing FR David's "Words" too for good measure. I really got the taste for performing now and should be more motivated now to write some proper lyrics to get our band (the aptly-named "Slow process") started for real!
And last Saturday I attended the gala dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our work place. I was rather wary to go, knowing head management doesn't seem to appreciate me, but there was the promise of fancy food and free drinks after all.
Glad I went, as I had another great time. The parents (minus their children) make for some great (more free booze supplying) company and I do get along really well with some of the colleagues. How often does one meet a German who finds Sieg Heil greetings and the like amuzing anyway?
And on Sunday I finally bought a new suit again which I can't wait to show off! I like to think it fits in my Bryan Ferry collection (and I don't mean Dress Man)