Archive for August, 2006

Retournés de la France

August 3, 2006

As of today, we’re back from three weeks vacation through Germany (Dortmund), Switzerland (Geneve) and France (Riquewihr, Annemasse, Annecy, Vaux-les-St-Claud). Three weeks of doing almost nothing :)

The total time I spent on the internet was just 1.5 hours! Most of it taken by deleting spam e-mails and spam comments from this weblog. The few times that I did want to send an e-mail, internet access was just not available. Somehow, France seems to be some years behind on The Netherlands. Internet cafés are hard to find. Many companies don’t have e-mail at their own domain, but rather with wanadoo: besson.meubles@wanadoo.fr. And, very inconvenient, most shops close between 12:00 and 14:30. But hey, I did get a rest!

One of the activities I did allow myself to do was reading. My holiday selection:

Of these, Linked is the only book I’ve read entirely so far.

Since my job switch, over a year ago, I really picked up reading. My goal is to read a book every week. Since I have a habit of starting to read a new book before having finished the last, it is a bit hard to monitor how many books I read a week. I estimate my current rate is 0.5 book a week.

To monitor my progress, I intend to post a short note on every book I’ve finished. So, expect a post on Linked next weekend.


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