2004-08-25 : : 52-80-4002
Not much to report, but as anyone who knows me will attest, that's never stopped me from reporting it before !
Tonight I'm moving into “my own place”; graduating from being a couch dweller at last ! Mind you, this arrangement's only for a couple of weeks, but it's a start. I'm still checking out houses/flats/whatever, and hopefully will secure a lease soon.
Last night I went & stayed at a hostel – Scouty people back home might be interested to know that it was Baden-Powell house. In reality there wasn't much to it other than a fairly underpopulated hostel arrangement, and I had a whole dorm room to myself. I'm sure there are plenty of more interesting Scouty locations to visit, but I needed a place to stay for the evening… yeah, whatever.
On Saturday night I went out to a place called Kenwood Park (I don't know where it is really, or what its significance is) to see Classic FM Live Music from The Movies, with Charlie, Paul the Dodgy Aussie, Anna and Evelyn. It was a really cool outdoor concert thingo with a programme packed with movie theme songs. The weather remained great, and it was a totally awesome night, I'd have to say.
This weekend I'll be heading over to Windsor to catch up with my friend Catrin who I haven't seen for a number of years. It's always good to get an unexpected phonecall from someone popping up out of your past. I can't wait to see her, and as well as catching up we're most likely going to have a look at the little castle they've got there (known by the locals as Windsor Castle). I've not been to any English Castles yet – only Scottish ones – so I guess I'll see if there's any obvious differences (to my highly architecturally trained eye).
I've added some more stuff into my website again – I've set up a “Latest News” page, which contains news headlines drawn from a variety of sources every few hours. It's not quite finished yet, and doesn't look 100% right, but it's a start. I've also bolted on a couple of clocks, primarily because I'm hopeless at remembering what the time difference is between here and home. Not sure how they'll go – if they're turning out to be too much of a drain on resources, I'll get rid of them.
I also got around to uploading some more photos, although they're possibly not *the* most gripping shots I've ever taken… but anyway, there's a misty evening on Elgin Avenue (featuring some blurry phots where I couldn't keep the camera still enough, and some with blurry lines through where I had long exposure set and a car drove through), and a couple of pictures of where I work, as well as some stuff around the area.
And finally, I'm excited to report that I found an unexpected surprise at our local Oddbins the other night – THEY'VE GOT LITTLE CREATURES ! Aaaaah, bliss… That was a particularly welcome sight, and I had little choice but to grab some and go home & share them with Richie and Ciaran. Next target is to get some Coopers' Pale. I know where to get it, it's just that when I went there on Friday night to pick some up I learned that there's no such thing as late-night shopping in the city on Fridays. I mean, REALLY. This city is meant to be one of the world's most advanced places… ah well.