Thursday, October 27, 2005

How time flies!

(posted by Elizma)

I can't believe it's been a month since I've stopped working. I can't keep track of which day it is. It's all going so fast. I'm trying to make the most of it as it can end at anytime. I've been baking a lot - I've even tried my mums buttermilk rusks (which went dowon quite well with Leon). I'll have to make more before I return to work at the rate he's wolfing them down!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Italy '05

(posted by Leon)

We've finally uploaded our Italy photos! Click on the photo to go to our Flickr page, where you can view the album.

Hint: There is a slideshow option available here, but this won't include captions (hint-hint Flickr!). Otherwise, to view photos and captions, use the 'next/previous' thumbnails to the right of the main picture. Have fun!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Service Woes

(posted by Elizma)

One thing about service in this country: It's either excellent or atrocious. My worst experiences so far has been with collecting and delivery of packages. I'm having a nightmare at the moment. I booked a collection for this past Monday. As they can't tell you what time they'll arrive, you need to stay at home between 09:00 and 17:30. Guess what, they never pitched. They arrived on Tuesday - when I wasn't here. Then I arranged for Wednesday. They never pitched, but arrived on Thursday, when I wasn't in. I then re-arranged for today. And yes, no-one's been. 3 days of sitting at home 9-5 with no results. I'm so tired of automated telephone and customer service advisor apologies. They don't mean much as no-one seems to care. My overnight-delivery order has now changed in a week later delivery date. But don't you think I will get a refund for paying premium for the premium service - as payment was already taken on Monday for a service not yet received. Isn't there some law against that? It did have some positive effects though. The house is spotless and I've managed to contact quite a few agencies and send out plenty of CVs. I've also not been able to go shopping and spend too much money. But I've had enough!

Monday, October 03, 2005

Birthday Wishes

(posted by Elizma)

A HUGE thanks to everybody who sent me birthday wishes. I felt very special. And for those who were asking: Yes, Leon was on exceptionally good behaviour and treated me the whole day. From coffee in bed to the most romantic dinner including my favourite - lobster. And I still have 2 presents to arrive. So I'll be celebrating all of this week!