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Patriotism

...and why I sometimes hate the internet/EDF/France

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Living abroad does funny things to you. Well, to me. It makes me want to eat chip buttys and trifle (seriously have had *such* major cravings for these the last few days), and last night it actually made me kinda care about sport. I'm really not a big one for like football, rugby etc; my family aren't into them and I just never have been, maybe something to do with my *total* lack of ability to play them. Who knows. But anyway last night was a big France/England match for the 6 Nations, and, against my better judgement and without any logical reasoning, I found myself (alas in my appartment all alone) actually watching it. Such was my desire that England win. It's totally bizarre because I really have no reason to care; I LOVE France (most of the time) and really have never given a damn about sports but, I dunno, home is where the heart is I guess? Oh and we (that's to say 'England') won! :-0

Ok. Rant time. After my first ridiculous 'estimation' of an EDF bill I signed up for their new "Blue sky" package which is meant to be all nice and easy and 'fit in with your daily lifestyle' whereby they notify you when you are almost due to pay, you do your own reading of your meters, enter them online and they bill you for that. Facile. So, I recieve my first email notification, trottle upstairs and get the numbers and enter my account, only to get some silly message cracking on about how the system is a victim of it's own success and so currently not working. Grr. So this means I'm going to have to keep trying (pain pain pain with going back to Blighty etc) and I suppose if it is still not working by the 3rd March (which is the day I come back and the final date for putting these figures in) I'll have to call them up. *sigh*

Am feeling a lot better and very exicted about going home especially as it's going to be celebration times with Joe now (77% on exams AND an internship sorted for the summer). Going to pop out and treat myself to a pain au raisin for brekkie methinks. Sun is shining.

Posted by LHsugarsugar 00:29 Archived in France

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