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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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gamiila
Apr. 21st, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I sort of knew HIV no longer carries an automatic death sentence with it when you're lucky enough to live in the First World, but it's good to be reassured on that score by people who actually know what they're talking about, like yourself ;-)