Archive for March, 2006

Like a true Englishman

March 30, 2006

I went around the job fair today looking for free pens, a popular trend here is sweets, so you can have a sucky BT sweet or a chewy Deloitte sweet or whatever. Anyway, there were plenty of pens as well. After lots of faffing with printers I managed to make a CV to give to the BT women as well.

Bicycle Race

March 29, 2006

Last week there was a big bicycle race round Villaviciosa de Odon. For the occasion I borrowed a very fancy camera to try out but the results were more blurry than with my cheap one. Probably need more practice.

When the penny drops

March 26, 2006
So, this morning I decided to go watch Battleship Potempkin at the Tyssen Museum, I timed it perfectly and arrived at exactly 12:00, but there was only 20 minutes of the film left. I asked the person why the film started early had changed and se said ‘it changed last night.’ This afternoon I planned to meet someone to play table tennis they arrived an hour early and I thought nothing of it. Sweaty after playing table tennis I decided to go to the gym. Only the gym was closed and the people outside said the opening times had changed for the summer. Feeling defeated I had a nap and then went to dinner. Only, dinner had finished. I went and chatted to people eating Pizza on another floor and explained the situation, only then did someone show me their watch… That’s a penny, dropping

Muy Rico

March 25, 2006

The other day I went to a Mexican Fiesta, the Mexican food was great for vegetarians! It was amazing to see so many Mexicans in one house as well!

Prima Vera

March 24, 2006

I think it’s fair to say Spring has arrived here.

Retiro Park

March 14, 2006

A while back, I went to Retiro Park, there were loads of young people there and a whole line of drummers, it’s an old outdoor auditorium so the sound travels very well, when I get my act together I’ll post some sounds from my Minidisc Recorder.

Dance Dance Revolution

March 14, 2006

Here’s a little video of my amigo clearing the last level of a Dance Dance Revolution type game in a arcade in Madrid!

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Follow me around (the earth)

March 11, 2006

I’ve uploaded some images of Villaviciosa de Odon for for the Geotagging Project I mentioned a while back. So now you can import my pictures into Google Earth!

Los Oscars

March 6, 2006

Last night I watched most of ‘los oscars’ in the cinema here. The categories I was interested in went the way I wanted:

Rachel Weizz won for the Constant Gardiner
Nick Park and Steve Box won for Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Wererabbit

The solo Spanish Nominee for the original score for Constant Gardiner didn’t win.
I went to sleep about 4:15 though feeling very tired, I regret it this morning though, now I feel very lively. I woke up thinking that I really should watch Crash on DVD!


March 6, 2006

Amongst other things the residents here are lucky enough to have a practice room in which they can make lots of noise, the other day I saw a little concerts where they showed the fruits of their labour, I learnt that Spanish bands are pretty much like English ones (i.e. they play covers of Oasis songs)