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Renting, Landlord/lady's Contractors,... fence

Still we haven't heard anything about our fence being repaired finally .. (it is in quite a bad condition now - which it wasn't when we first reported it months ago [apparently the weather wasn't good enough - well fine .. ])

The contractor was first here last saturday (12th) and said that he'd have to replace the fence completely (last week ...) - fair enough it was raining most of the week - but someone could have said something about what the plan is..

Today finally got some 'news'... apparently he didn't come because the garden was overgrown or something like that (which apart from some palm trees / bushes / .. that belong to the house owner i disagree about - problem is .. how far am i 'allowed' to cut those things back without getting moaned about later ...). In any case - and that is not the landlady's fault .. - why did the contractor not bother telling me that he needed some bushes cut back? i mean .. I don't think i look that 'scary' that he'd have to be afraid ... and it's not like i wouldn't have done this to get the fence sorted .. but well what can you do .. i really hope we can stop renting soon and buy / build somewhere (though that is a cash problem :(( )

Sushi and Marble Cake pictures

Here as promised some photos:

Waendel Walk, Sushi, Marble Cake

Made some marble cake on saturday ;) It tastes nice (and is nearly gone already), but unfortunately got stuck in the cake shape so it came out broken - I'll add a picture tomorrow ;)

Also Made some sushi (maki rolls with Smoked Salmon and peppers). My rice turned out quite nice this time and I took it on the Waendel Walk with me today as lunch/snack. Ate most of it, but not all as the weather wasn't very good...
The weather on the Waendel Walk started out wet but ok-ish, unfortunately around half way it started raining quite heavily so we were soaked by the end of it (which is the main reason why I didn't eat all my maki rolls and drank all my green tea (kokei cha)).
More details and some pics (of the sushi and cake) will be on tomorrow ;)

CDs, magazines, Waendel Walk, Drupal modules

Gotta put up some reviews later for the latest Metal Hammer and Classic FM Magazine CDs (both magazines had 2 discs included which are mostly great - only 2 or 3 tracks a disc i don't listen to at all ;)

This weekend will be Waendel Walk Weekend. We'll be going Sunday, so I can't go training, but I don't have money at the moment anyway so I guess it's ok.

We decided to take in a stray(as far as we could find out at least) cat which had been coming over for ages already. It's called 'Neko' (japanese for cat - yeah i know not very original but better than 'charlie' or something like the usual names ...)

Getting quite fed up again with living in the UK (got my phases where I don't mind ;))

Will also look into adding some modules (Organic Groups, Organizational Infrastructure, ..) to my site .. maybe - now that I finally got my Jabber Server (Openfire is nice ;)) set up and I'm getting more confident in my dbmail install as it gives me a lot less problems with dbmail-imapd...

Japanese Gamecube, Modoki, Nintendo DS games

Played too much the Japanese Naruto (3) fighting game on our new(from ebay ;)) japanese Gamecube. Got the power lead and extra controllers this monday.
Guessing what menus are is fun - for a while at least lol

Game was from Play Asia which sells asian games and ships them - well everywhere really ;)
unfortunately we got charged 27 pounds for the import at the doorstep (i think they charged too much but still need to find out ..)
got 3 japanese DS games (Bleach fighting game, Shana RPG (lol, don't understand it really haha) and a Naruto fighting game. also got a japanese Naruto 3 game for the GameCube.

I gotta get myself a DS so that after my wife's birtyday we can play together wireless ;)

We also picked up our new Chinchilla on monday. We finally decided on Modoki as a name. He seems to settle in well, but unfortunately it'll take at least a month before we can let him get close to Travis.. :(
Though he seems to talk to Travis - or he is snoring not sure about that lol