Archive for June, 2008

Tiredness, regrets and tiredness!

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

It has been a rather hectic week for me. Peuhh!!! So let’s start from the start.imgp0234.jpg

I got the opportunity to watch one of  the quarter finals between Croatia and Turkey in Austria. So last week I took the plane which was supposed to transit via Dubai then direct to Austria. Great was our dismay when the announcer informed us that the flight was cancelled. We were five Mauritians going to watch the match and the sponsors have already established a planning schedule for us.  Because of the delay we would lose two days as the next flight via Dubai was supposed to be in the evening and the connecting flight the next day. One of us knew of the procedure and contacted one the officers of MK, who after checking booking reservations informed us that we could get seats on the direct flight to Paris and thereafter a connecting flight to Vienna.

It was already four hours (4 in the morning) after our scheduled flight was cancelled and we were still in the airport terminal waiting of the new booking arrangements.  We were so tired that we dozed in the airport buildings and only woke up when we heard announcements. Passengers to Paris were already checking in and we still did not get our new tickets. Upon the advice of one of the ticketing officers we managed to check in with a copy of the booking reservations and we were held at the boarding gate. Announcements were heard that gate was closing and still no boarding tickets. It was typical of a drama or action film. It was at the last second that the officers came up with our tickets and we could finally board the plane and fly 13 hours non stop to Paris, and there another 2 hours to Vienna.

When we returned to Mauritius, i was informed that my aunt passed away. The funeral would be held in 3 hours and since it was a close relative, i had to attend it. So after a12 hours return flight, i had to do the chauffeur and be at the mass and the cemetery.  Needless to say i slept for 12 hours the next day.For seven days, I attended a small prayer session at my cousin’s place and missed two of them because there was inventory count at the company.  Hopefully this week will be a new and steady one because i would not last :p

Freezing!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Brrr!!! It’s freezing… The meteorological station forecasts that the temperature can get as low as 8 deg in the centre of the island. Winter has started two weeks earlier and El nina is no stranger.  It has started to get dark at five in the afternoon. Thought it was half past six.  Very hard to wake up.  And it showers occasionally usually late in the afternoon.