Ok, so its been a while, and lots have happened. so lets see...
House is still in post-LARP chaos, although the majority of the wet is dealt with. Still have a damp marquee canvas to dry out, but the rain is causing issues with that. And my table cloth is mouldy, so we have to have some fun playing with that.
Work has been relatively relaxed since I got back from LARP, but then having three short weeks in a row (3.5 days before the event, 4 days last week, and 4 days this week due to holiday) is always going to help. Had a fabulous team meeting on Friday last week, which basically cut out a lot of my problems (due to still being responsible for my old job even though we got someone in to replace me and her having been there a month now). Which means I've been able to actually concentrate on my own job almost exclusively, and have finally caught up with myself enough to concentrate on more than just allocating cash. which is nice.
This week is better because the boss is on holiday. He's gone caravanning. In Cornwall. not sure they'll have the best weather though :-)
Weekend just gone, Ros and I nipped up to visit
Caro, pics of pies can be seen at http://photos.yahoo.com/dyna_the_cat
for anyone who cares. There was wine (lots) but no crazy drunkenness which was good. Pies were lots of fun, lots of toe nibbling and kitten-fu. And we saw Olivia and John, which was lovely as I haven't seen Olivia for some time (read - years). Was great to see Vix as well, even if she was super-tired.
There was lots of yummy lasagne and contract whist; also attempted kitten stealing, as Ros and I tried to steal Mr Penlington on our way home. We almost got away with it as well, except that Garry spotted us. Ah well, I don't want to steal them this young cos they pee everywhere.
Driving to Caro's and back was nice with company - I shall have to arrange more joint trips up with Ros.
Mr Fidget was very suspicious of us when we got back to my house, due to all the smelling of pies and things, but he soon settled down.
Yesterday I spent ages counting LARP arrows and inspecting them, doing complicated maths to work out how many belonged to which members of the group (two different lots of arrows bought at two different times by twodifferently composed groups of people, with some people involved in both). This because I'd asked them what we wanted to do with them, and people started moaning about not knowing who's was what etc. And now I've posted all the info on our board, and noone's said anything! ungrateful b****rds the lot of them.
Hmm lets see, what else. Oh yeah, uber-hyped up book. Harry Potter. Don't worry, no fangirl-esque squeeing here, no spoilers either. I have my opinion on the book, I don't think its that great, but then she's not a very good author. Definately thought there was too much expectation floating about though, and it didnt really live up to it. I did want to know how it ended though, and now I do, so I am happy. It will make a decent film I imagine.
More interesting books on the way though, as I have ordered some Raymond E Feist from my book club, and soon there will be a new Brian Jacques Redwall book, and a new Terry Pratchett Discworld book, and the new George R R Martin depressathon book. yay for lots of new books for me to read.
I think thats everything. Oh yes apart from the floods.
We are not flooded yet. In any case, our house is too high above the river to really be affected. However, the Thames is just behind us, where the Kennett joins it, and its already burst its banks. The Kennett itself is very high, although there is no flood warning for it. Just the Thames, which is expected to go tonight.
It may affect me getting to work, as I cycle down the river. Certainly if we try to walk to Tescos we get wet feet. We are more concerned by the gasworks by us which are right on the river, and any affect them flooding will have on us. (like no gas means no heating, hot water or hob based cooking).
But we should be ok.