sabato 1 luglio 2017

Countdown.

This is a Countdown store.
Richard (of RBB) counting down to the end
of full time employment while holding a
selfie stick.
Okay, I'm not going to continue my x days to go series. Suffice to say that the final week is about to get underway.
They should pass pretty quickly. The only hinderance standing in the way standing in the way is a farewell speech.
I don't look forward to this, but it would be bad form not to turn up.

The speech kicks off with people saying nice things about you and then one particular lady cries.
Then you (me this time) have to make a speech and be careful not to leave anybody out.

This time next week it will all be over and I'll sort of be like TheCurmudgeon, though he'll still have a greater knowledge of wine. I'll still be better than him at violin playing.
Who knows, I might even resort to writing some of those banal posts he pumps out.

Waking up in Nuova Lazio can be quite an experience. The view of the harbour is stunning this time of the year.
I decided to take a walk near the bridge. Nuova Lazio bridge has always been a special place for me because I remember running across it when The Curmudgeon was at Marist Newtown.
On this day the view from the bridge was quite spectacular. Afterwards I made dinner and drank a 1956 Pinot Noir.  It had a peach and egg taste. Delicious.


Later that same day...
I felt a bit like handyman Robert today. I took the plumbing off the bathroom hand basin this afternoon to clean it all out. Turns out that the parts were in bad condition and needed replacing. A quick trip to Mitre 10 followed to find the parts (all the plumbing shops were closed). Got it back together just as wine time (4pm) approached.
Holding up so far. Fingers crossed.

10 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

At least there's a 'b' in my banal posts.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Good luck with your speech next week. They say that it pays to imagine everyone there is naked. Mind you, you probably do that all the time anyway.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I try not to imagine you naked.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I hope your wine tastes eggy.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Me too. Always love a bacon and egg sandwich.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

There's a wine brand named 'Squealing Pig' that should suit you then.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

I just had my first freedom day (with apologies to Mel Gibson).
It was good and I can thoroughly recommend it.
Welcome to the club in, what is it, four more days?

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Hey, good speaking with you Richard.
I'm sure that they'll miss you at NLHS (and not just the women who cried) Why did they cry though? Sure I can understand it if it was at your arrival ceremony, but leaving?

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Women are complicated. I told Lyn to get you to clean the toilet when we talked on the phone today. She just laughed.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Why don't you write something on The Holy Trinity?
I had a look but in the end couldn't be bothered.
Maybe if you did it you could 'smoke' Robert out of hiding.