May 16th, 2004

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Renovation on the flat is underway - I've put some more photos up on my website, so that you can compare what the place looked like originally to how it looks now. Bit of a "bomb site" motif to it, but it will get better... I met a guy from a security company on Friday, and then yesterday I had the chimney swept and chose a new fireplace to install. I'm provisionally hoping to move in on Friday 18th June, but that's still up in the air at the moment.

I went off to watch "Troy" at the cinema in the afternoon, which I enjoyed. Collapse )

Then Eurovision in the evening, which was pretty much as expected. Cheesy music and incredibly political voting. Actually, I do quite like the song that won (Terry Wogan described the singer as "Xena: Warrior Princess") - you can watch the video here. And the award ceremony at the end was great - it took ages for the winning group to get up to the stage, so the announcers were having to ramble and repeat themselves in every language they could think of to stall for time. Then last year's winner appeared, but her high heeled shoe got stuck in a grate, so she had to stand there for a minute or so trying to fish it out...

The project is going a bit slowly, since I'm being distracted by all this, but this time last year I was busy with exams, so I'm not actually behind schedule, and I'll be able to spend more time on it later.