Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,

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Came across a British supermarket catering to the expat community here in The Hague, and am now fully stocked up on such items as Scotch eggs, clotted cream and cheesy oatcakes, and had a Cornish pasty for lunch. I love me a Cornish pasty, and now I'm wondering -and not for the first time, either- why no one's thought to set up shop and sell these freshly made here. I'm sure I can't be the only Dutch person that likes them. Whenever I'm at Paddington station, e.g. my first instinct is to make a beeline to the Cornish pasty shop on the upper concourse, and indulge. I've tried them all, but the beef & Stilton one is always my favourite.

Had lunch with an old Uni friend a couple of days ago, who I hadn't seen for 21 years. She hadn't changed one bit, but her daughter had turned from a little girl in pigtails when I'd last seen her into a gorgeous young marketing exec of 28, and it took me a while to get my head around that. Time goes by so quickly, and you never notice it until you see your friends' children have all grown up while you were distracted doing other stuff.

Speaking of which, Soraya has got her first assignment for Schwarzkopf hair products under her belt and seems to be on her way to being a full-fledged model. I'm still not sure whether to cheer or frown with the career choice she's made, but I'm careful not to rain on her parade. She'll be 18 in a couple of months, and if she doesn't want to go to Uni even though she's got the brains for it, that's her decision. She'll still be my favourite niece, whatever she ends up doing.

Before I go:

You were born during a First Quarter moon

This phase occurs in the middle of the moon's waning phases, after the full moon and before the new moon.

- what it says about you -

You like to make up your own mind. You may find it hard to relate to mainstream opinions on issues, and you definitely don't always like what's popular. You can work out solutions and give birth to big ideas when left to yourself, and other people will be impressed with your conclusions even if they're not sure how you arrived at them.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at

Pretty accurate, I'd say.
Tags: family matters, quiz, real life

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