It was the wizard’s birthday last weekend, so there was a mountain retreat to celebrate this…See the pix!!
After three days of moving. Finally having a rest at our temporary apartment in downtown Bratislava. Sigh. Going to the Kogo now for my well-earned grilled Polpo!! (yes really my dear ;-)). 1 hour without moving and cleaning stuff, without TO-DO lists nor studying. YES!!!!
But….I have to say, the house DOES look fab!!! Pictures soon…
Pictures of an empty house are to be found earlier on the blog. But today, around seven weeks after we left our house in Singapore, we are finally moving into our new house on the Danube!!! Three big trucks with a seemingly endless amount of boxes are in front of the house. I explained to a puzzled Hungarian mover (only 2 people and so much stuff!) that we like shopping. 🙂 A nearby standing Slovak mover explained that the fellow does not understand me as he speaks Hungarian only. ‘Spreche Deutsch’ the guy luckily added. Good. So a limited conversation started (I never paid that much attention in German class). But limited conversation is better than no conversation. So.
I hope the moving company used recycled paper, otherwise I think a whole rainforest was taken down to protect our glasses and porcelain. I promised myself I will check on that. (before I hand in the evaluation, ;-))
Got to go back, got to keep on moving!!! There will probably not be that many artsy reports the coming week. As the warrior will be busy cleaning up. Pictures will follow very soon though. And we’ll be back in business by next week…
Funny to see Mr. Mourinho and the Chelsea PR department do their spin. Drogba indicates he wants to leave. Surprise surprise, several newsarticles appear (not even always referring to Drogbas willingness to leave) in which Jose praises Drogbas ingenuity and added value to the team. Oh well, I do think Jose decided it was time to put someone else under the loupe, after all the attention Lampard got on his supposed Barca move (which Barca always denied btw).
Diverting attention is also a good idea as Lampard has been all over the tabloids (especially in LA) in regards to his supposed fling in Las Vegas with a 30-ish Eastern European woman: check out this article (also for a ‘pimped up’ Lampard picture): http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007310512,00.html
The latest articles on Drogba:
By SHAUN CUSTIS (Sun.co.uk)
July 17, 2007
CHELSEA have been winding up David Beckham by saying they will kick lumps out of him this weekend.
Becks had his first training session with his new LA Galaxy team-mates yesterday and hopes to make his debut against the Blues in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Text messages have been winging their way to the ex-England skipper’s mobile telling him he is a marked man. The culprits have not been revealed but chief suspects are England pals John Terry, Joe Cole and Frank Lampard. Becks is clearly still struggling with the ankle injury he suffered playing against Estonia in last month’s Euro qualifier. After jogging with his team-mates for a few minutes in a session watched by a thousand fans, he then trained separately but is still expected to play a part in the clash with Jose Mourinho’s side. Chelsea’s stars are certainly keen for Becks to appear, as the texts have shown. SunSport was told: “It’s just a bit of banter between the lads. David can take a joke and he knows they don’t really mean it. At least he doesn’t think they do.” And America’s new superstar will be the target for more wind-ups when he attends a party with the Chelsea players tomorrow. When he was unveiled as Galaxy’s new signing, Beckham was asked how he felt about being a target for the hatchetmen out in the States. He said: “I’ve always been some sort of target in my career for players and teams I’ve played against. Hopefully, my team-mates will stick up for me.” Sounds like he is about to find out very soon!”
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2007 By AP/NICOLE WINFIELD
(LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy) — Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.
Benedict approved a document from his old offices at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that restates church teaching on relations with other Christians. It was the second time in a week the pope has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that modernized the church.
On Saturday, Benedict revisited another key aspect of Vatican II by reviving the old Latin Mass. Traditional Catholics cheered the move, but more liberal ones called it a step back from Vatican II. Benedict, who attended Vatican II as a young theologian, has long complained about what he considers the erroneous interpretation of the council by liberals, saying it was not a break from the past but rather a renewal of church tradition.
For full story: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1641666,00.html
By Peter ORourke – Created on 15 Jul 2007
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he and Roman Abramovich have repaired their relationship after clear-the-air talks last week.
“I know what he thinks, I know what he feels, I know what he wants.” […]
Mourinho says he is content with life at Chelsea and hopes to see out his contract which still has three years to run.
“After three years, I have bought a house in London and I am not renting anymore. “I didn’t do that because I wanted to sell next week or because I am thinking about leaving very, very soon. “I want to stay – and if Chelsea had wanted to make a change, they would have done it by now.”