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I'm getting low on supplies. I have enough food to last me another day, although it's not the type of food I fancy at the moment. So I've been toying with the idea of venturing outside, tempting myself with the thought of cheese and avocados...but I'm daunted by the fact that there's five flights of stairs to negotiate before I'm at street level. Although under normal circumstances, the supermarket's only a five minute walk away, today it seems to me as if it might just as well be on the moon. And even if I do make it there, I don't know how I'm going to carry all the stuff I need back home with me.

Maybe Mum was right, and I should have stayed at hers a while longer. Contrary to my expectations, this walking cast hasn't made life any easier for me.

ETA: Problem solved! My kindly downstairs neighbour's just offered to take me grocery shopping tomorrow -- I can load up the boot to his car with all the goodies I require, and he'll even lug them upstairs for me.


Jul. 27th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
It is interesting to see how easy it is to understand Dutch

It's pronunciation that throws people. It's the same with Swedish e.g., I can usually figure out what it says when it's written own, but I can't understand a word when it's spoken! :-)

And as to the word 'buur', the archaic form is 'nabuur', which shows even more of a similarity with 'neighbour' again. We still use it in a related adjective, 'naburig', meaning 'in the vicinity of'.

As to the health food: it's a bit late now. I've already added biscuits to my shopping list! ;-)