Graffiti of a yellow squiggle on a worn, textured concrete wall with peeling paint.

What. A. Mess. Of. A. Week.

  • 🍭 Preparations for the 4th birthday of the little one. That’s what’s going on. That’s what’s important.

  • ☁️ Fuck. The housing situation in town is a LOT worse than before too. Heck, it’s on the news almost daily! And we really don’t want to leave this area. Tough times ahead, for sure.

  • πŸ‘οΈ Dad had eye surgery, so I got to spend a day with Mom, and my brother, in the hospital’s waiting room. Fun. The operation was a success. We were back the following day, to check up on things. Bonus: same hospital where tinyMovieStar was born, almost 4 years ago.

  • 🍷 Avinho happened, plus a Saturday party. And Sunday’s parties. Driving around. All is good. Weekends are getting a bit crazy, and this will not stop soon. The little one celebrates her birthday on Monday, so this, and next, weekends are also fully booked.

  • πŸ“· Spent part of Friday at another winery, and then home.

  • πŸ“· Still on wine, also had the oddest assignment. We drove for very long, and it was a bit disappointing. Too far, for too little. I did get a couple of photos out of it. We have been experiencing lovely weather at the moment, so it was a bit odd to find fog on most of the drive to the Alentejo. It’s always mind boggling when people decide to host you, go to the trouble (and expense) of doing it, and then act like it’s a pain in the rear to have you there. That’s when they should be acting, faking it even, polite.

  • ⭐️ M.b’s photoblogging challenge is now on week three. Days 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 have been posted. Looking at people’s photos is, as usual, great entertainment.

  • πŸ“Ί House of Ninjas. Shōgun.

  • 🍿 Jimmy Carr: Natural Born Killer.

  • πŸ’Ά Kagi’s new sales tax policy means I won’t be subscribing for another year, when this one comes to an end. It’s not cheap already, and it will get 23% added on top of that already high price. It’s good, but can’t pay that much for search.

  • πŸ’Έ On the other hand, NextDNS renewal came up, and it’s still on. Flickr as well. Both provide services I enjoy. Flickr is an “expensive” subscription by now, but can’t find a decent alternative for how I use it.