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May 4th, 2007 – by: maplefanta
Nadine left in early morning to be back at her home to do her tasks for the day. I simply went back to sleep finally. Later I joined her when it was her break, we cooked together and made a marbelous meal that we ate in the garden. Nice pasta meal and good salad. I loved that moment but afterall it was finally odd, she seemed bored and distant and kept on calling her boyfriend. I guess it annoyed me in a way which made me annoying :s
I didn't what she thought of me and even less what she was expecting, but I was trying to find it out. So I asked her question and it seemed to bother her off even more.
It was a mixture of anyway, 'stay around - be there' and 'don't come too near'. I don't know how is her actual relation and either if we actually have one.
I left and went to Gregoire to meet the people who had arrived for the meeting (Peter, kiwiflave...) but later she came on skype and asked me to come home. I wasn't sure and the conversation was in the 'do you want to' 'if you want' etc... After a while (late), I did so but nothing really happened and we went to sleep. I didn't feel too welcome finally.
I woke up more slowly today, and immediately went to Ingrid quite early. I slept some more so it took me a little while before I headed to the General Assembly organised for BeWelcome (www.bewelcome.org / www.bevolunteer.org) which was an important nice feature discussion and voting for the organisation (for hospitality exchange).
I arrived a bit late and took part of the discussion, which was all productive.
Finally we only came back to the party after 9hpm, which was quite late and a lot of the people were gone to the concert of Hooverphonic at the Grand'Place.
Anyhow we drank a lot together, and I finally started talking with her by bringing some of the subject into a frank discussion... mainly about us. It quite helped, we got more warm together and ready to have a happy evening. Enjoying our time together while it last but not heading into anything serious. It's way more easy when you can communicate.
I told her that I was indeed getting attached to her but well it's my problem, I'm happy to enjoy the time as it comes and the time I can have with her.
A bit later the people came back from the concert and the Monk (cafe by Place Ste-Catherine) got fully overpacked. We were about 200 I think, which is fairly great for such a gathering and all from different communities (Couch Surfing, Servas, Hospitality Club, Virtual Tourist).
I met new people but especially spent time with people I knew from before and I had not seen for a long time, introducing Nadine to most of them.
I was also so happy to meet with Patrick Michielsens again, my dutch teacher it was years I had not seen him again!
Then we simply drank more Grimbergen and had a great evening together. We finally cycled back to Merode late at night and simply slept.
I sneaked to another room by the morning and could sleep longer, as I was more or less officially invited this time. Nadine was gone with her group for most of the day and on my case I left the house by midday to go to Gregoire to join the crowd.
I was a bit sad and annoyed how things turned out with her, but its like that. I didn't know what to think but it seemed to be a confusing day as I will remember later.
Kristina (HC: achso) arrived later with flohfish, we finally talked altogether about this and I shared a good discussing moment with Kristina. It was like if I knew her for a long time and felt well at ease.
We went to get some pizza at a tasty but expensive pizzeria in town and some wine and beer and did a chill party alike evening at Gregoire, watching some stupid animation through the computer and finally not really sleeping.
Nadine needed time for herself which isn't so good and speak by itself. I also got annoyed by the fact that I noticed a email from Gil when I opened my mailbox, I had not heard from her for months and then suddenly... now!
The one I will always keep loving, who keeps saying in this mail too that she loves me, but that has refused to be with me finally writes me. My actual attempt of relation leads nowhere and everyone around keeps drinking. I got tired and annoyed.
I stayed at Greg for the night but it was mostly a whole night up finally.
I woke up at Greg, only Florian (kiwiflave) was left so we went out for a coffee and breakfast. It was a bit more grey today in town fitting my mood.
Finally, Nadine joined us in town and we walked around stopping at Lidl to get pizza and walking back to Greg (when we found the way).
I didnt have a lot of energy left.
Anyhow, I ended up contacting Steven (CS: Stoemp) online and he managed us to stay somewhere in Roeselare. We would already be in West-Vlaanderen and then either stay around or head to the UK.
So we could also go for a meal tonight at Steven's place with our host and his guests.
It was nice, we prepared in a hurry went to Nadine to get her bag and caught the train to arrive by the early evening.
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