Timezone: Europe/Tirane (9th Jul 14:05)

Currently is at home (for 3 hours, and 2 minutes)

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Last ate 2 hours, 34 minutes, and 41 seconds ago (Lemon drizzle cake; mint tea)

Last exercised 2 days, 4 hours, 5 minutes, and 16 seconds ago

Monthly budget 6% used (last spent 100all on Bus from Ksamil to Sarande)

Words written this month (462 of posts and fiction)

Found out I can stay in my flat for another month cos the next people aren't coming, which is a weight off cos trying to move this week would be stressful. On the other hand, as someone used to moving approx every one month, really starting to feel the 'how can people live in the same apartment/house all the time' feeling. For years? Seriously. It's weird.

I mean, I understand it, I don't need anyone to explain to benefits or appeals, it's just if I try to imagine committing to any one space for a long period of time... shudder.

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Week in review: 29 June - 5 July

  • Packed up and cleaned my flat. Roadtripped to the Greek border.. and back again. Unpacked.
  • Had a little jaunt with Albanian police thanks to walking past the buses with my backpack. Came to nothing.
  • Not a very productive week; a bit of nodejs.
  • Attended most of the DID WG remote face-to-face.
  • Swam in the sea.. Still a heatwave.
  • Did paddleboard yoga.
  • Enjoyed a storm at last.
  • Made more doughnuts.
  • A bit of hacking on sloph apps.
  • Watched Shanghai Fortress and Big Fish.. and Stargate.

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In reply to: https://rhiaro.co.uk/2020/07/border-2

Still in Albania.

All the border guards were very nice. The Albanian side let us go double check with the Greeks if they'd let us across before they stamped us out which was good of them. The Greeks said they'd love to let us through but Angela Merkel says they can't. They were just letting Greek citizens over at the moment, not even EU. It's very frustrating that with an EU passport I could fly to Athens from Albania, but not cross the land border. I'm not sure what to do next. Going to take a break from thinking about it for a few days.

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🗁Added 20 photos to album Albania, Mar-Jun 2020.

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I finally got around to taking a photo of (almost) everything I crocheted during lockdown. Just in time to leave most of it behind.

I played with some new combination stitches, and really like an openwork lace one that looks like spiders or palm trees. Decided to combine it with the alternating shell and Y-stitch rows to adapt a cardigan pattern; that's the green in-progress one.

Picked up more soft yellow yarn to finish a summer top, which actually fits properly and is really nice. I'm keeping this one.

On Friday the Greek Deputy Minister of Civil Defense said the Kakavia land border with Albania will not open. Today a "spokesperson for the Greek government" said the Kakavia land border with Albania is on list of border crossings that will open. I still feel like it's sort of a complete 50-50 chance if I'll be leaving Albania this week. Makes it hard to adequately buy groceries. And plan my work schedule. And.. maintain my sanity.

I did waste like 3 hours this morning researching alternatives. Or maybe it won't be wasted! Who knows at this point.

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