Tuesday, February 20, 2007

hasta la vista, dudes

I'm off to Barcelona on Thursday, with young Cinderella and my sister.

I won't bore you with the details of how obtaining a visa took three trips to the embassy plus another to Irish Immigration (it truly sucks to be a foreigner living in this place at times like these) or how when we finally went to fetch the visa today (nothing like leaving things till the last minute) we managed to gatecrash a hugely exciting impromptu strike because some silly foreign (i.e. not Irish, not Spanish and not South African... - are you still with me?) woman had the cheek to harass the woman behind the counter after jumping the queue.
She didn't even have a number!!!
(Oh you know - as you arrive they give you a little numbered ticket so everyone knows whose turn it is so as to avoid beaurocratic riots and such)
So the ladies responsible for issuing visas got all upset and downed tools. Can't say I blame them. I've dealt with the public before - it isn't always terribly pleasant.
Nope, I'm not going to tell you all that.
All you need to know is that before the sparrows (or our local alarm-bird) even think about opening an eye on Thursday morning, we'll be flying out into the great blue yonder.

What does this mean for you? Well hopefully I'll have some pictures to show you. I just realised there has been a serious lack of visual aids on this blog just lately. So, I'll be back on Sunday and will rectify the situation as soon as possible.

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10 comments:

angel said...

oooh i've missed so much already!
i must try and catch up... i'm battling with withdrawal here!

kyknoord said...

Olé!

Terri said...

Angel - I know what you mean. I feel like I haven't visited my buddies' blogs in ages!

Kyknoord - Para beber, quiero el vino rosé.
I'm sure I'll be just fine :)

Anne said...

Have yourselves a merry little weekend...!

jason evans said...

Can't wait to see the pictures. :)

Have a great trip, Terri!

chitty said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Lori said...

Have fun :)

beadinggalinMS said...

I am off having a baby and you change your blog look,(I love it!) your flying to Barcelona and did I just skimm thru and see Salsa dancing?? I have missed ya sooo much!! I can't wait to see pics!! :)

LiVEwiRe said...

Gah! I'm so erratic with blogs lately that I seem to always catch you when you leave to travel somewhere! Damn you girl...lol! Hoping you're having a lovely time and I look forward to catching up.

Terri said...

Anne - A merry happy one and all that? Done :)

Jason - Got pictures. Now I just have to actually look at them and see if they're usable.

Chitty & Lori - Thanks :)

Beads - Hi Honey!!! Yep I got bored with the old one around my birthday, I think. Normally I'd change my hairstyle - this year I changed my blog. This one needs a bit of work though.
So glad you're back!!!

LiVEwIre - Next time I'll give you plenty of warning so you can plan ahead 'kay? :-D