February 29th, 2004


Wheeee, late night!

I was in two minds about going out last night, since after dinner I just felt like collapsing, but I'm glad I did. Had a great time at Simes' birthday party, and didn't make it along to Clare's in the end, sorry Clare, I hope you had a great night.

Lots of lovely people, and lots of stunning outfits and fab boots. Talked and laughed and hugged and kissed and had a splitters party on the stairs and then in the attic. Watched a fab film clip of finnish disco dancing lessons which was scarily funny. I risked a couple of glasses of wine, but stopped there since I was feeling plastered by halfway through the second one. Watched MBM doing fire-poi in the cold, and then came back in and saw he was still out there in the falling snow, which was pretty nifty. You could tell when he'd come back inside as suddenly everything smelt of paraffin. Talked to the cats, ate a million hazlenuts, and stayed up far too late waiting for some expected stragglers from relativity to arrive, since I hadn't seen them in ages. Have 3 or 4 separate invitations to come and stay in London (Andrew for Bmovie, Kitty for company, Marna and Juliet just to get away for a while and relax for a few days). And then cycled home at 3 am, through a tiny layer of snow on the ground, with the sky mostly clear and sparkling with stars. It was beautiful.

Got home and found Richard still awake enough to lie and cuddle and natter for half an hour, and then had a lovely lie in this morning. You know he's awfully nice :-) Today's plan is for lunch in the Carlton with the kittens. Tesco have already been and delivered nice things for tea. And this morning despite lack of sleep and maybe the tiniest hint of a hangover I feel bright and cheerful and perky and wonderful.
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When Marna and Juliet both suggested I come and join them in the pub for lunch today I wasn't expecting there to be quite such a crowd of us [1]. Jethro, Terri, Jan and (I think) Martin did an absolutely wonderful job of keeping us all in food and drink as well as coping with the usual Sunday regulars, and it was a really pleasant way to spend the afternoon, as well as a nice lunch. By the time Jan joined us at the end of her shift there were rather fewer of us left than there had been previously, but it was nice to sit and talk. Lovely to see everybody again in the light of day, and also to catch up with fivemack and duncanneko who I hadn't seen in ages.

It was disturbing to suddenly realise at 3:30 that it was only about 12 hours since I'd gone to sleep, which might have explained why I was feeling somewhat mildly out-of-it, in a not unpleasant sort of way. The last 3 of us finally gave up around 5:30, and Duncan was lucky enough to have a bus turn up almost immediately. Arranged to have lunch with Jan on Wednesday (mmm noodles) and Duncan's going to drop me a line if he fancies meeting up for lunch some other day. Got home and watched the Time Team special on the colossus ship which sank of the Scilly Isles. It was moderately interesting, but not as good as some of them have been. Chinese now (Tesco Finest) and then we'll settle down to watch Starship Troopers before bed. Lovely weekend.

[1] I think the full list is more or less as follows, though I may have missed some: Collapse )
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