Last night's sense of impending doom notwithstanding, not actually been a bad day (nothing is ever going to make a 0430 wakeup right though!). Some sure signs it's been too long since I did the overseas project thing:
- Forgot to pack the Stockholm guide book
- Forgot to pack the PDA sync cable
- Forgot the DVD-R of episodes of Heroes, Numb3rs, etc
- Forgot the passcodes for the building entrance and office door
- The number of new faces in the office
Well, at least I remembered my Big Bag O'Chargers. Also nice to be working in an office with other people again too, especially as they're a nice bunch out here. Had to have a bar of Plopp in the afternoon too ;-) Of course, I suspect it wouldn't take too many trips for the feeling to wear off but I think I should make more effort to come out here more often.
Needless to say, it's been snowing and it started up again as I headed out to find some dinner. Actually, it was a not unpleasant feeling walking round in the snow, probably because I know Sweden will *not* grind to a halt just because it's snowing. Somewhat to my surprise, I even managed to find my way back to the Italian restaurant near the hotel/office without too much trouble. I think did look a bit like a snowman by the time I got there though.
The colleagues I had lunch with were most amused and rather baffled when I mentioned that Kopparburg pear cider seemed to be going down well with friends in the UK. "It doesn't even have dots over any of the letters to make it sound exotic!" They did mention that it is apparently a bit of a girl's drink in Sweden. Oh dear... They did also confirm my suspicions that Murphy's is indeed available "everywhere" Not at the place I had dinner at though :-( Still, I was rather amused that Newcastle Brown was on the menu...
All things considered, there are worse fates and definitely worse ways to be making a living. Hell, not even getting any Oblivion cold turkey symptoms yet.
Totally unrelated, spotted on the tellynation mailing list: Sun article
on minor fuss caused by John Barrowman comments in the Doctor Who mag. Nice to see The Sun's headline writing abilities are still unsurpassed!