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Aug. 9th, 2007

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4 weeks and 2 days, for anyone who's counting....

Went into town today and got most of the rest of my things. First aid kits and that kinda thing. All I now need is one pair of trekking trousers, one pair of respectable trousers and a cheap watch. I may be a little excitable.

Went riding this morning also. Did canter work on orbit. Which i am getting down, therefore it is getting more diffucult. We got in a bit of a tangle today. I was asking him to do diffucult things. And he didn't like it much. But I still got him to do it entually. Sarah did say she thought I was going to end up on the floor at multiple points. But I didn't and I made orbit sulk by the end of the lesson.

Kayla

Aug. 6th, 2007

Booth and Bones

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In 5 weeks I will have arrived in South Africa. This will be my second day at the base. How weird is that! 5 weeks, 4 weeks and 5 days till I leave. 33 days. Less than 2 boxes of cereal. 

And I can't wait. If you handed me a plane ticket I'd be gone today. 

Went back to work yesturday. They had mystery diner in. The managers served them and the report was crap. Service was crap, food was crap, management was crap. But this is our fault. I had my manager yelling at me for 5 mintues... have to say I'm glad I missed the first round of yelling. She threatened to sack me for asking customers as I was clearing their plates if everything was OK. Its not my fault that the potatoes were over cooked and actually i would be in deeper shit if i hadn't asked. 

And it gave me great pleasure to respond with the fact that I've been offered a placement in South Africa begining in September and will be handing my notice in on Saturday. So a lack of hours, not really going to be an issue.

Stupid woman.

But Torch and Mog came in and I got off early so I sat and had a drink with them, which was fun. Don't think managment thought much of them but they were paying customers and had every right ot be there. Also went to lunch with mog today, which was also muchus fun.

Got a bit of fanfic writerts block atm... its a pain but is allowing me to improve my photoshopping skills. 

Plus, South Africa in 4 weeks and 5 days!

Kayla

Aug. 4th, 2007

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OK, how many places can a paintbrush hide? I can either be in the sink, on the draining board or in my new room. How diffucult can it be to find!

Kayla

Aug. 3rd, 2007

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Figured I should actually post something, having been home 3 days.

Austria was great fun. Getting de;ayed for 7 hours on the the way out was less fun... But we got there eventually. Spent alot of time mountain biking through the valley and a couplke of times upo the mountain. Well, actually down the mountain, we pout our bbikes on the ski lift up. Noit cheating at all. Did a coupel of days walking. Very very complicatied ridge walk, rivaling hwat we did in Venezuela but only for 4 hours and we got ice cream at the end.

Took family horse riding too. Mum swears she is never doing it again. I don't blame her really given the evilness of the horse they put her on. White water rafting was also good. But they made me get into the river to practice saving people and it was frezing! And Lewis took a really long time to rescue me given as he knew I was going to get in. Cayoning was terrifying. Next time I think it will be a good idea to go scrambling throguh a gorge full of water remind its a stupid idea. I was cold and wet and I had to keep jumping off high rocks. I'm glad I did it but never again thank you.


Am spending today painting my room, as I don;t have to go to work tillSunday. And am therfore covered in purple paint.

Kayla

Jul. 21st, 2007

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Holiday holiday holiday, *dances*

I may be a little excited about my week in Austria. And not having to go to work till 12 tomorrow.

And Harry Potter. Which I almost don't want ot read.. but not enough not to want to read it...

Meh, sleep now... not coherant enough...

Kayla

Jul. 19th, 2007

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Phew, feet touching ground again. 

OK, what have I been up too... Went riding this morning before work. Sarah taugt me again, but I'm doing really well with her. So therefore I don't mind. Working on canter work, and managed to get right canter from Orbit. This is a very diffucult thing for me. We don't really know why, but for some reason me and orbit just can;t get it right. But we did today. Right canter on the right leg. And circling right and everything. Had a little blip at one point changing from left to right, having cantered a left circle. It is a diffucult manaovre anyway and he ust kinda said no. But once I'd reminded him I had a nice big stick and legs he decided maybe the answer was yes. My canter work is realyl improving. I'm getting it now so that the canter is nice and collected and slow, but with implusion. 

Haven't really got anything else to say. Had nice chat with David from work at lunch today. He's off to Birmingham to do biomed this year.

Kayla

Jul. 17th, 2007

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I have absolutely nothing new to post. I could ramble about work again but that is ALL I seem to have to talk about...

So instead I'm going to get excited about holiday in a week. It's going to be so nice to see my family for an entire week! And the weather in Austria atm is majorly hot. Like 40 degrees kind of hot! Having said that its prob not so good for our mountain biking/walking holiday... we may melt slightly.

It looks like its going to be really good fun. We rent bikes for the week and we're going horse riding through the mountains and white water rafting and abseiling down waterfalls and cayoning. The place we're staying at is a ski resort during the winter, so its all geared up for sports like this. And we're staying in a gorgeous little hotel in the middle of the village. And you use the ski lifts to attach your bike too, so you take the lift up the mountain and then ride down.

*gets over excited*

Kayla

Jul. 12th, 2007

Kaylee

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Work was more than a little manic today. Neither manager was in coz they had to go home (as in Birmingham) so we had another manager in. Which on a normal day ould have been fine, I managed it yestuday after all. But we had a tabel of 14 booked, so it was going to be a bit more manic. But still doable. Then another group of 14 arrived and asked for a table. OK, we can do that too... Then we wonder how we have a full resturant and no food coming out yet... so off we go to the kitchen, and they haven't got any orders through. After much confusion we realise they haven't turned on the printer... isn't technology wonderful. So now we have 25+ meals to be cooked all at once and a resturant of very pissed off customers! I am now very very good at appologising. The big boss man came in today too. Thankfully a little after our big problem. But he was very nice and actually came to thank me personally for my service and for selling up on desseerts and coffee. 

I did however manage to spill an entire jug of milk all down me... half hour into my shift.....

And we had a funeral come in. I thought it was a very odd place to have a wake, but hey, thats what they wanted. They had a buffett so that wasn't too much work. Thankfully!

Starting work at 12 is good. It meant I could sleep in and have a long shower and get up slowly, rather than gettig up when the alarm goes off.

Kayla

Jul. 10th, 2007

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Banks are silly. They confuse my head and are boring. I have however been very productive today. I set up my account for my gap year, booked my Dr's appointment to get my injections, tablets etc and unlocked my phone to work abroad. Go me.

And we got photoshop back. Which means my fandomness may now expand to icons... possibley.

At work tomorrow I have to be incharge. Not completely coz that would be terrifying but my manager isn't going to be in, so I have to act all supervisory and organise people... whats the betting I burn it down again??

Kayla

Jul. 9th, 2007

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Went riding this morning. Finally manged to ride outside! It's July and I have only managed 2 outdoor lessons! Normally I'm outside every week. Really good lesson. We worked on my canter work, as we're going to stick with flat work this summer, coz thats what I'll need when I'm away. And it actually went really well. I don't get enoguht chance to work on it so normally its awful. But i managed not to try and pull him round and just rode properly. It was really good fun.

Going to Freds later too. haven't seen her in a while, so it should be fun. 

Kayla

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