Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So, so tired! So no going out, (a new thing in itself), but instead we went on a "nature" walk (another way of saying "pub walk" around Berkhamstead. Started in town where I got annoyed with a woman shouting about one of daughter's skirts, but she couldn't say "excuse me" when she barged past me. We then ventured through the town and along the canal path - a very nice place, if it weren't for the rude and posh people.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
More new things today thanks to the old things of freecycle. Ventured down a beautiful, but narrow lane in Rickmansworth to pick up some cutlery since we have a collection of about two spoons that I purloined from restaurants. Also had my hair cut in a new place in Uxbridge and went to Pizza Express properly. Had to come to work twice on my day off which was a nice new thing too.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I love freecycle! Today’s new thing was going to a lovely house in the village of Chipperfield (near our joyous nature walk last weekend) to collect an armchair that someone was giving away. Since we only have two seats in the living room, it was a fantastic opportunity. The people were so nice as well!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
New thing today was the beautiful centre of Rugby which I appreciated all the more because a bloke tailgating me on the way up, sped past at literally 110-120mph doing his tie up with both hands! Also went to Tamworth which was nice and the people were incredibly friendly and helpful. I was looking lost in the middle of the High Street (and I didn't have an envelope in my hand), but some guy correctly predicted I was looking for the post office and gave me directions. WHile I was there, my dad called and informed me that we have family in Tamworth, so perhaps this helpful and intuitive bloke was a relative!
Work is crazy busy and getting me down, so no time for anything new at the mo. However Mabel kindly stepped up to the plate, cycling to Abbots Langley and going to the Cross Pub in Maple Cross, which he told me should be avoided at all costs.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
New thing for today was having the grand tour of my sister's very, very impressive workplace, before heading to a Cuban bar for a Mojito and then having a delicious meal at a Korean/Japanese restaurant called Blossom, (the slash there between the two indicates that the cuisine is a mixture of the two, rather than to say that I can't tell the difference). Other new, but less remarkable things were going to a sushi place where I waited for ages, while two of the staff had a little chat, watched a bit of TV and then served the two people behind me which sent my blood pressure soaring, and the other new thing was going to a pub after our meal.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
First new thing was playing a fantastically addictive game called "Apples to apples", before heading out to the village of Sarratt for a satisfying nature walk around the footpaths and water meadows of Sarratt and Belsize. The plan was to go to the pub at the end of the walk called the Cricketers, but it looked way too posh for us. We're scruffy at the best of times, but after four miles of walking through fields and trying not to get run over by suspiciously clean 4x4s, we decided on the Plough a bit further up the road. Not recommended for its friendliness......
New thing today was the centre of Chester, after my meeting. Had a lovely walk around the centre which is one of the nicest town centres in the country, and not depressingly homogenous like the rest of them. Made it back to the car as it started to pour with rain, and made my way to Macclesfield, and then back to Northwich where another new thing was staying on a floating hotel, called the Floatel.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Arranged to meet my sister outside her boyfriend's brother's house in Finchley. I made sure that we were early, after she'd made various threats about what would happen if I was tardy, then of course, she was half an hour late. Which meant that Robin found us sitting outside his house grinning at him. So one new thing was his beautiful house, the next was my sister's new car, and the next was going to my uncle's house in West Bridgford for the first time for a family curry night.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Went to see Michael Moore's new film Sicko about the health care system, or more accurately, the insurance companies in the US. Another new thing was venturing across the threshold of Frankie and Benny's for a bite to eat beforehand, so went to Chiquitos which I've been to before.