October 7th, 2006

stripy too

Signs of Winter

4 Signs that winter is on its way...

1. My walk to and from work is getting a) chilly and b) dark
2. On Friday I saw a business man with a snowboard under his arm (presumably getting it serviced before the season starts)
3. The hot chesnut "Marroni" stand at Stauffacher is up and running
4. I bought a new hat in H&M!


Saturday, Saturday

Since working, I seem to be very ready to spend my money on a Saturday!

We had a lazy start (I love late breakfasts with mr.ncot on the weekend, we sit, eat, drink and read!) and got all the jobs done (post office, recycling, clearing up etc).

Next stop was Zero-Zero, the second hand CD shop in the Rindermarkt, where we bought 5 Cds, 3 DVDs and 1 Xbox 360 game, all for less than the full price of one new Xbox game :-) Mr.ncot went home and I went to H&M, spending lots of money (but it's all a bargain!) on tshirts, tops, 1 cardigan and 1 grey suit. Oh, and the stripy hat (see previous post!)

We then met up again and went to see a film showing at the Zürich Film Festival - The House is burning. A good, but very depressing film about American Youth.

Back at home I did my 45 min rebounding video, practiced my handstands and headstands against the wall, and am now copying cds onto the laptop and bob, and am cooking supper.

Tomorrow I will be going for a run, revising my German and going to the Candlelight yoga session at PlanetYoga since I left work too late on Friday to get to my normal class. Oh and rationalising my wardrobe (ie chucking out stuff!) To borrow mhchipmunk's phrase, thank you, that is all!


It wouldn't happen on the Zürich Trams!

Never sure whether these are just urban myths, but the're funny anyway...Just for

Announcements that London tube train drivers have made to their passengers over the years:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I do apologize for the delay to your service. I know you're all dying to get home, unless, of course, you happen to be married to my ex-wife, in which case you'll want to cross over to the Westbound and go in the opposite direction."

"Your delay this evening is caused by the line controller suffering from E & B syndrome: not knowing his elbow from his backside. I'll let you know any further information as soon as I'm given any."

"Do you want the good news first or the bad news? The good news is that last Friday was my birthday and I hit the town and had a great time. The bad news is that there is a points failure somewhere between Stratford and East Ham, which means we probably won't reach our destination."

"Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the delay, but there is a security alert at Victoria station and we are therefore stuck here for the foreseeable future, so let's take our minds off it and pass some time together. All together now ... 'Ten green bottles, hanging on a wall.....'."

"We are now traveling through Baker Street... As you can see, Baker Street is closed. It would have been nice if they had actually told me, so I could tell you earlier, but no, they don't think about things like that".

"Beggars are operating on this train. Please do NOT encourage these professional beggars. If you have any spare change, please give it to a registered charity. Failing that, give it to me."

During an extremely hot rush hour on the Central Line, the driver announced in a West Indian drawl: "Step right this way for the sauna, ladies and gentlemen... Unfortunately, towels are not provided."

"Let the passengers off the train FIRST!" (Pause...) "Oh go on then, stuff yourselves in like sardines, see if I care - I'm going home...."

"Please allow the doors to close. Try not to confuse this with 'Please hold the doors open.' The two are distinct and separate instructions."

"Please note that the beeping noise coming from the doors means that the doors are about to close. It does not mean throw yourself or your bags into the doors."

"We can't move off because some idiot has their hand stuck in the door."

"To the gentleman wearing the long grey coat trying to get on the second carriage - what part of 'stand clear of the doors' don't you understand?"

"Please move all baggage away from the doors." (Pause..) "Please move ALL belongings away from the doors." (Pause...) "This is a personal message to the man in the brown suit wearing glasses at the rear of the train: Put the pie down four-eyes, and move your bloody golf clubs away from the door before I come down there and shove them up your arse sideways!"

"May I remind all passengers that there is strictly no smoking allowed on any part of the Underground. However, if you are smoking a joint, it's only fair that you pass it round the rest of the carriage."