Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rock around the clock tonight



Doesn't this clock rock? Arriving back from my adventure early, I've been forced to find a new sharehouse and make it home, sweet home. So, in a bid to freshen it up I purchased this cute little clock.

My premature return involves mixed experiences. Lesson one involved learning it was difficult to travel with my mum. There was also some romance - a boy I met prior to my trip followed me over to Greece.

Not having read as much as I expected on my trip but keen to get back into books, I'm looking forward to catching up with fellow bookbloggers. Currently, I'm on the last few pages and laughs of A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke.

8 comments:

Dark Orpheus said...

Welcome back. Reading the Merde book? I'm curious about the book, but not curious enough to pick it up.

Sorry you had to cut short your adventure. No worries though. The world will always be there for you. As for travelling with parents -- I'm supposed to go to Laos with my dad this November, but I'm starting to think it's not a good idea.

Cheers.

Bybee said...

I'm so happy to see you again...sorry you had to cut the trip short, but there's definitely time to see the world. Re traveling with your mom -- it never gets easier. I'm 45 and My mom is 69 and a short trip across a couple of states strained my patience.

acquisitionist said...

Orpheus, Thanks for your sympathies re the parents. It's so difficult to travel with them, but Laos is a compelling reason to risk it. The Merde book was a good, quick read. Full of chuckles and outlandish anecdotes.

Thanks Bybee, and for your kind words along the way. You probably know all about my early return :P. Glad it's not just me that finds parents can be frustrating in more than small doses.

tanabata said...

Very cute clock. Welcome back! Sorry you had to cut your trip short, but travelling with parents is always hard! Romance is good though! :)

meli said...

Welcome back! Did you keep a travel blog in the end? I always meant to get the address off you and now I am terribly curious... If you feel like it, you can email me the address at mel_duckworth [at] hotmail.com. I hope you enjoyed some of your adventures. I had a very eventful summer - went paragliding in france and america and was horribly sick the rest of the time, so for the last three weeks I have been madly catching up on three months of thesis writing. Don't s'pose you needed to hear all that! Good luck with the new house and everything. Nice to have you around again.

Bookfool said...

Welcome back! Sorry you had to cut your trip short, but your I can relate. I can barely stand to go home to visit for a few days. Travel with my mother? I don't think so! Glad you're back, love the clock, and I'd really like to hear more about the guy who followed you to Greece. :)

acquisitionist said...

tanabata, bookfool - travelling with mum was crazy. Will post a bit about the boy soon... ;-)

Meli - I'll send you the web addy. Hopefully your thesis is benefiting from a mad creative rush. The paragliding does sound fun - but boo for getting sick!

Cass said...

Love the clock! What a fantastic find. Sharehousing is such a hit and miss experience. Either you make fantastic friends, or just end up having new people you feel you need to avoid on campus!!