Lots of stuff going on lately. I have finally quit my job, because it was making me so miserable I couldn't take it any more. I don't have a new one yet, nor do I intend to get any soon. I want to give myself some time before I come back to working, since I am very tired and I need to figure out where my life is going (I simply cannot do it with 40 hours a week condemned to the pit of a job that I hate).
I have been to Switzerland, where I spent 9 fab days sightseeing in the western part of the country. Still cannot bring myself to edit/upload any photos from it, it just hurts to go through them - I miss the country so much! I would love to live there some day.
I have also been to Poland (Wrocław, to be precise) for 2 days to run workshops on Breton dances. We've had a great time and attracted some crowd.
As you may have noticed from the photos, I have adopted another cat, a pal for Gryzelda. Her name is Maggie May, she's about 4 years old. She is very playful and has an adorable face. Sadly, both cats have been very sick. Gryzelda has been diagnosed with herpesvirus (FHV) a while ago, had 2 operations on her left eye. As a result she has blurry vision and has to rely on her right eye. Which, btw, started showing some ulcers too. We put her through a long course of medication and pray. Maggie May, on the other hand, has been diagnosed positive for FIV AKA feline AIDS. Fortunately, she is OK and doesn't have any worrying symptoms, except for some sort of mild allergic reaction once in a while. Gryzelda proved negative for FIV, so I hope she is somehow immune. I still don't know what to do about it. The cats don't get along that well yet, but Gryzelda seems happier and not bored any more. The rest is up to Feliway and time.
From other news, I have been slacking off with my photoblog, but I have an instagram account! Feel free to follow me: instagram.com/swiinka. Yet another shocking change: I took up cycling! Dublin Bikes has expanded and now I have some stations in my neighbourhood, so I got my annual membership and use it extensively. It is pleasant, it is kinda free (first 30 minutes of letting is free, which is enough to cater for my needs, and the membership fee is eu 20 per year, which is peanuts) and it's much more reliable than bloody Dublin bus.
Last but not least: I took up gaming too! I have never been into this stuff, but fell in love with Portal and have gone through both last autumn, then I moved on to some indie games (Samorost, Machinarium, Botanicula). Recently I've done all parts of Bioshock series and Reach for The Sun, now got down to some other games. I also have 2 parts of Elder Scrolls series, but by far they didn't catch my interest.
So much about me. Since I have more time on my hands now, I shall try to catch up with my devwatch, but it's over 10k messages so not sure if I ever manage. I will post some new jewellery and photos from my trips soon!
Take care y'all!