Gah, another ridiculously long gap betweeen postings. Sorry.
In the interim:
Had a very lovely "almost my last day" barbecue at a colleague's house on Friday, where the team gave me a beautiful gift and all said very kind things. One week left in this job, and then it's all change. I am really excited about it, as well as being nervous.
London! Bright lights! Trains! People who aren't wearing baler twine to hold their trousers up! Can't wait.
Ooh yes....we got the On-Line Village Fete Vegetable PRIZE through the post! From jaywalker at Belgian Waffle! I am so proud. The winning certificate will go on my wall. I may even post a photo of the prize, it's so marvellous. Big thank you to her for that.
Went to spend the weekend at my bestest mate's place, because we hadn't seen each other for months. The weather was perfect, which meant we walked into town, walked all round town, sat in the park and ate ice cream and then walked the long way home through rat-infested fields. Ah, the countryside. It was very interesting. I tried to get some photos but they were too far away.
Plus they looked like they'd have demanded royalties.
Whilst mungoing around town, we went to Thornton's to buy an ice cream. It was a glorious day, so there were a few people in the shop, all picking which flavour ice cream they wanted, and admiring the fine display of chocolate spiders, ready for Halloween.
It got to our turn. The flustered lady behind the counter asked us what we wanted.
Me: Two medium ice creams please, one with chocolate and truffle, the other with...
Flustered shop lady (interrupting): Don't tell me any more! One at a time! I have problems remembering different ice cream flavours!
I almost said "Well, you're in the wrong bloody job then, aren't you?" but thought better of it. The ice creams, once she managed to serve them, were lovely, incidentally.
Other news: Mr WithaY had to consign my lovely lemon curd to the bin today because it had grown a fluffy green coat.
I should have kept it in the fridge. Ah, hindsight.
I bought a new capo for my guitar, as the one I already have works fine on my acoustic but not on the Les Paul. The new one works brilliantly. Hurrah.
The nice man in the handmade guitar shop is getting in an electric 12-string on sale or return for me to have a go with. Just out of curiosity, you understand.
I'm not going to buy it or anything.