After another great nights sleep I woke up more or less at dawn and lazed in my tent waiting for an appropriate moment to arise properly.
My peace and quiet was soon broken by the loud noise of Lucy & April waking up and beginning the morning organisation of things in their tent. It appeared, from what I could overhear, that sleeping in hats, gloves and all of ones clothes can make it a bit too hot in the morning in a small tent with the sun beating down on it.
Having had an excellent nights sleep I awoke refreshed and energised. I think it must have been really early because I lazed in bed for hours before getting up but still managed to get up at least 25 minutes before we were due to start our walking.
Amazingly I was up before Lucy & April even.
Ali was cooking omlettes for breakfast which, washed down with what I presume is non traditional Bedouin Nescafe coffee, were very nice.
Everyone apart from Lucy and April had clearly been up for hours, already had breakfast and were all packed up and ready for the off.
So I have been here for two weeks now, the first week was having follow up language training, I've got lots of words in my head at the moment but conjugating the verbs when I speak hasn't quite clicked yet. There are six of us from Birmingham living in different parts of the city with different people from all over the place.
A landslide has destroyed the railway line our cheap Chiltern Lines train ticket was valid for so instead we got to travel on the much quicker Virgin Train to Euston.
Lucy and I were very excited on the train and spent a long time discussing the various things we had brought with us in an attempt to catch one another out with some vital item the other had forgotten. Lucy won this as I realised I forgotten both my sunhat and sunglasses. I resolved to buy these things during the large amounts, doubtless, of free time we would have in Jordan inbetween the trekking.
I used to have two computers, the motherboard on one of them destroyed its self ( most probably under the weight of dust from the carpet near where it was forced to live ) and the other one was becoming gradually more and more erratic - having to pick it up and drop it on the floor is not an ideal way to get it to work.
Now that my Gran is extremely old and, quite literally, cannot remember what day it is and since she broke her hip ( which she has now convinced herself she didn't do - she is convinced it was her ankle and she was up and about the next day - and when you tell her "NO !!" it was your hip, you spend a month in hospital and that's why you still can't walk properly !!!! she gets quite annoyed ).
It's 6 minutes to 9 on Saturday night and I am sat at home, I'm pretty skint I have a tenner left to last me until Wednesday, it is chucking down with rain outside but I am still considering going up the road getting a four pack of strong Polish lager and heading walking up to Moseley for a Balearic disco that is going on in the Bulls Head but if it's anything like last week it'll be full of twats and by the time I get there I'll be rather damp so maybe I'll just stay here and do nothing.