Photos of my sexy frankfurters and the fucking great mosquito bite which is taking over.
I’ve had 6 of these since leaving UK, 5 of varying sizes adorning my body atm. Itchy, turgid, throbbing and painful. Mantis has been bitten twice, neither of them have become the above. He’s totally taking advantage, I’m his walking mosquito trap.
At the rate this is going, I will BE a mosquito bite by the time we land in London again.
Shoes on the #Danube Bank. A memorial dedicated to the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in #Budapest during #ww2. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. This memorial represents their shoes left behind on the bank.
Klimt’s famous “kiss” on the walls of a devastated building in Syria
— Pearl S. Buck (via a-thousand-words)
And two of my best friends have yet to wish me happy birthday.
My father forgot as usual, but that is more disappointing than painful now.
I expected more from friends though.
It’s a bit hypocritical, I hardly care about this day, never do anything to celebrate it, and tbh even forgot it myself until a colleague reminded me last week. Significance is placed on making time for people, a small minimal gesture to acknowledge you thought of someone you care about on the one day of the year where it’s nice to show some special effort - hell, Facebook does the hard work for most people these days.
I’m surprised that this is making me feel as sad as it does. Think it’s influenced by the fact I haven’t seen/talked with these 2 people in a long time. I’d thought yesterday of all days, they’d say something. Maybe they have their reasons… but it hardly takes more than 30 seconds to send a message or text, or even a generic Facebook greeting.
Visit #vienna, eat cheap #sushi. After Prague, everything feels like a ripoff :/
Old Town Square, Gothic Tyn Church. So many tour groups congregate here, my word. #praha
Yes, this was actually a one-person meal. That whole chunk of #pork leg. Cost 210CZK = less than £7… I have enough leftovers to last another 3 meals. Czechs must think we eat air when they visit! #praha #notveggiefriendly
Must admit it was with a not insignificant amount of trepidation last night that I went to bed.
But relief, this morning 55% (estimated) of Scotland has voted against independence!
Despairing as it stands that 45% of Scotland wished to leave, I’m still very happy the majority thought it better to stay and work out differences with the rest of UK; we are better together.
The pound is trading well as of this morning, fantastic as we’re still in Europe, getting our heads around strange notes and coins. The UK is still one (small) country, and it’s my birthday =)
Interior of St Vitus #cathedral; the rainbow mirage on the left are actually #light piercing through #stainedglass windows opposite. #praha
Gothic St Vitas #cathedral in Prague Castle. So very ornate. #praha
Famous Charles Bridge, completed in 1402. #charlesbridge #praha
Nom, sehr lecker. Rump #steak with long beans wrapped in bacon, chips and salad. Washed down with hausbier. Lastly, the pub owner presented our bill with 3 shots of Russian vodka! #berlin