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Entry No. 1670

Summer's come early, with temperatures running in the twenties this week, so this morning I thought I'd wear sandals. I've been pampering my feet for the last couple of weeks getting them ready for service on warm sunny days and today I thought would be a good day to show them off. Unfortunately, with me not having worn these sandals for well over a year, my feet are now covered in blisters...on the soles! Very painful, as I'm sure you can imagine. I don't know how I'm going to get to work tomorrow...

Which reminds me, I took some pictures on my way in to work today, before my feet started hurting.

I travel into Amsterdam by train, so this is Central Station at 8am on a weekday

At the station

Next weekend's going to be Queen's Day, so they're setting up the fair

I like that Amsterdam, for all it's big city aspirations, is still a quiet sort of place most mornings

a dreamy place, even

And every day, I pass this pretty frieze

Work continues to be busy, and enjoyable, so that's all good...but even so, all's not well in my world: one of my closest friends has just told me over the phone that the tests have come back positive, in the sense that he's HIV-positive. Having already lost my two best friends, the thought of possibly losing another good friend that I've known for donkey's years fills me with utter dread.


Apr. 20th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Pretty pics, I really liked Amsterdam, though |I was a bit young (18) to really enjoy it properly.

Sorry about your friend.
Apr. 21st, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Enjoy Amsterdam? I don't know if that's even possible!

For such a small country, we're very territorial, and fiercely and unreasonably proud of our own cities/towns/villages. Amsterdam may be a mere 56 kms from The Hague, but it might as well be on Mars for all the kinship I feel with it.