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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.

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herself_nyc
Apr. 21st, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Love the pictures!
Today a lot of people live for a good long time with HIV. I'm sorry for your friend's bad news, but don't be too apprehensive until you know how he's doing.
gamiila
Apr. 21st, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I know I was jumping the gun a little, and chances are he'll be around for a long time yet, but I just thought of Peronne, and Joost, and panicked.