I drove to Colchester today for Thea (WINOLJ but is in CTS and Fish Slice)'s birthday party and then an evening of pétanque at sunlightdances
's mum's house. Thea wanted to go to the seaside so I ended up driving to Walton-on-the-Naze; I've never seen a Naze before but it looks like a big beach. Caught up with Esther and Jonathan, the newlyweds, and met various other of Thea's friends - Tanya is lovely. I enjoyed nibbling the nuts. Picnics in the rain need cover; I should have brought my gazebo-inna-bag. There were slices of birthday cake and Interesting Chocolates.
Left that at about 5:30ish to drive back to C's mum. C says we are surprisingly good at pétanque and came second. More to the point, there were many nuggles. Apropos of nice people, I am keen to see what mostlyacat
has done with our party photos...
A couple of gratuitous public service announcements, one admin, the other soppy:
Admin: Having discussed it with other members of Fish Slice, and having a calendar conflict called taking sunlightdances
to university with all her stuff, I am not going to Oxonmoot. Normal CTS service will almost certainly be resumed in 2010, with a fully polished and shiny Sound of Mumaks. The general feeling currently is that we all need a bit of a break.
Admin II: It looks like a Red Dwarf readthrough might be in the offing. Watch this space - transcription help etc. welcome...
and I are as in love now as we have ever been (♥). It's only been three months, but it feels right. I have a week of holiday planned soon, which will include a trip to Cambridge and may also include 3 days or so in Scotland, and will finish with mirrorshard
's Dream of Krapy Rub Snif (C's Titania, I'm Flute) on the 11th.