Friday Five June 27th 2003

  1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]?
    I'm not 100% sure atcually. I'm kind of a free spirit in that I don't start again at University until October and being self-employed I can work where and when I like as long as I have a PC and a net hook-up. So, I'll probably hang out here in Edinburgh most of the time what with the International Festival, the Festival Fringe, the Book Festival etc. but maybe I will get organised and take a trip to somewhere like Paris or Florence or Rome or Prague or Budapest. I'd like to go to Warsaw as well, but I don't know much about it so maybe I'll check that out.
  2. What was your first summer job?
    I worked for a wine and spirit merchants in the duty paid warehouse - actually, maybe that was my second summer job... I think my first might have been uprooting, bagging and packing Iceberg Lettuces on a couple of local farms. Yes, that really is as much fun as it sounds.
  3. If you could go anywhere this summer [winter], where would you go?
    See Q.1. I'd like to go to all of those European cities. If it was my dream summer vacation then I would probably retreat to my dream home in the South of France or the North of Italy which would have a pool and be just outside a small village with a restaurant and a shop. I would invite my friends, read books, drink and swim all day every day for 3 months or so. Then I would return to Edinburgh.
  4. What was your worst vacation ever?
    I don't actually have one I don't think. I have a mind which forgets, or overlooks bad things, and focuses on the good and fun elements. Every vacation I remember has been fun, perhaps because I'm picky about where I go and who I go with... I did have a very bad day in Portland, Oregon where I was the most hungover I have ever been and felt terrible. Gregor managed not to puke in front of a bus-load of senior citizens out on a day trip, I was unable to exhibit such restraint. Even that was funny though. Another time my family spent a while in Canada meeting distant relatives... Some of them were lovely, some however were a bit weird.
  5. What was your best vacation ever?
    Lots of them. I've had brilliant vacations in Scotland, Europe, the U.S. and Canada. I've had great times with Family or Friends. A few are particularly memorable, but all were good.

    Friday Five

    Posted by Paul at June 27, 2003 04:02 PM |
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