This is what I have set with my previous post. I mean, there is a principle that you should not expect others to do things you are not willing to do yourself. Right, that means: updating, updating!
Friday Tanja and me went to Wageningen (Netherlands; approx 20 km from Arnhem) where Tanja had worked at the University in the end of 2005 and beginning of 2006. There she met this African girl who worked on her PhD thesis. This thesis is finished now and the defense of it took place on Friday – with Tanja being a paranymph (some supporting person being present on stage – without a real task in the ceremony).
Afterwards there was a reception and after that a dinner. And after that we went to several pubs with Tanja’s former flatmates. Quite a day, I can tell you! I had to get up at 5:30 am and finally went to bed around 2 am.
The next day we went to the local fruit/vegetables/cheese market and bought some cheese. There is no hard cheese in this world that can compare to the Dutch hard cheese!! And it is reasonably priced. 🙂
On the way back on Saturday the “Deutsche Bahn” (Federal German Railway) treated us badly. First, our train was over one hour late (due to construction works); then it was delayed further because another train had derailed on our tracks and finally it was delayed some more because of more construction works. In Köln we checked for a connection train – which was also delayed. I guess by that time the complete schedule of the Bahn had been completely screwed. But anyway, travelling 6 hours instead of 3 doesn’t feel much better just because you know other people are experiencing it as well.
After that trip both of us were so exhausted that the rest of the weekend was spectacularly unspectacular.
And now University is on again and I don’t have time to update my blog – unless I skip a lecture for example (as I do now… he he). But I don’t feel bad about it. It’s in Electrical Engineering; concerned with electric fields and the movement of charges in those (yawn) and the professor has a style of talking that can effectively cure insomnia.
And before you fall asleep because of boring reports from Max’ life, I’ll stop.
Have a nice day!