|I think I've already mentioned it but I'll say it again - living close to a canal is not the same as living close to the sea (and I suppose a fast moving river). I miss having that illusion of extra freedom... I mean I never actually saw the sea every single day when living in Marseille or Helsinki or even Toulon, but just knowing it's there was different than walking or running or living right next to the canal. I don't even know how people who live completely inland without a large body of water nearby deal with things. Or well, I guess they probably got time to get used to expecting having this water nearby so they probably don't care. I remember talking with bad_habit about it, how for us the water just has to be there or something feels terribly off. |
|I've worked up to the day I headed even more south! Strangely enough I only thought of checking the temperatures in Seville about a week and a half before heading there... and I got a bit of a shock. Why, yes, 32C in May is not something I was quite used to seeing. And getting off the airplane it felt like my face hit a wall of heat. |
|I love some of the playlists listed under "Browse" in Spotify (like the "Guilty Pleasures" playlist that's my go-to one for when motivation is needed at work) but clearly my running music is completely different from the stuff in all the running/cardio lists there... the BPMs aren't that far away but the genres are completely different.|
|I am often quite blissfully unaware of local current events unless they happen right in front of my door (and things that happen in front of my door happen to mostly be of a religious nature, yesterday evening, again, when I was coming back from the shop at around 9PM, there was a wedding or a christening or something going on in the local church, so many prettily dressed peeps). Anywho. I'm usually unaware of important things, such as the local football team won some European championship, but yesterday the news about the King abdicating was something almost everyone was talking about, even though I work in a team where there is only one Spaniard. Apparently he hasn't been popular in years so nobody will really miss him. |
Oh, and in other news I did post all April's photos for the 365 Day Project on Flickr the other day. Slowly but surely I'm catching up with things!
|It's been a bit under two weeks and I'm only slowly starting to figure out just how much more I have to drink not to be in a constant state of dehydration, especially on weekends when I don't spend 10 hours in a decently air-conditioned place. That said, the heat was mainly a problem in my temporary accommodations, now that I am at my flat it should be better - the only windows there are go on patios and there is no direct sunshine so if all the windows are open there is no problem (and I have A/C for later months). Still, I have the winter also to look forward to. A co-worker from Scotland told me that the coldest he has ever experienced was in Seville in his flat during the winter months. The flats just aren't isolated well enough and they all have tile floors... but that's a bit like in Marseille so I know what to expect. |
|News from the front - I finally got my NIE (used to be a resident's card but then they changed it a while back to just this number that's on a card that can't be used as photo identification) and now I can have a normal local bank account which allows me to get a phone and internet contract which will make life better. No clue as to when exactly I will have the interwebs connected, here they actually have to drop by your house to install it instead of sending the modem and router by mail. |