Sunday, 29 November 2009

Another weekend post

This weekend was nice and slow. Slept in on Saturday. The weather was dreadful anyway. I didn't even notice how late it was because it was still so dark. Breakfast consisted of Chinese leftover. That was not as yummy as I thought it would be. But it was convenient so I am not complaining (plus a certain someone brought it to me in bed, so another reason not to complain). Did some cleaning during the day. Nothing major, just the dishes and the kitchen top. Stove is nice and shiny now though.
Did a quick grocery run to store. Picked up all the wrong foods. But at least the noodles were wholemeal. Dinner then consisted of said pasta with pesto and rocket. I guess that was not so bad after all.
Unfortunately I had to work today. I do not really mind Sunday work, but I just hate missing a day I could spend with my bf. Well, he is taking Tuesday off, so at least we will have that day together. Did a quick call to my grandpa tonight. He is doing fine. It would have been my grandma's birthday yesterday. So we all like to check in with grandpa and see that he is doing fine. My cousins were all there yesterday and today my parents went over there for breakfast. In the afternoon his neighbors came over and entertained him. He is starting a new routine. I think that is really good for him. He needs to do things. He is thinking about coming over to London to visit and see the museums. I am all for that. I bet my dad would love to go with him. We'll see how that goes. One step at a time.
Hm, more work tomorrow. Cannot wait for day off on Tuesday. Love those days. Might make it to the barber shop then. But I doubt it. Just too lazy for that...
Speaking of lazy. Will go make a nice cuppa now and enjoy the rest of my weekend.

Friday, 27 November 2009

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Weekend Post

Had an exciting weekend. I went down to Headcorn to a bridal shop. A friend is getting married and I got to see her dress choices. That was really cool. Didn't think at first that I would enjoy that. But because I did not have to change into anything it was actually a lot of fun. It's just me and shopping for clothes. Absolutely hate it. All the trying on is just no fun. But making somebody else do it makes the whole experience fun.

She picked a really nice one. Looks very sophisticated. No big white meringue poof ball. But a tight fitting, off-white dress.

Today then was spent going to the movies. I watched the Informant with Matt Damon. A very different film. I enjoyed it. But sometimes you just wanted to punch the main guy in the face. Matt Damon was hilarious though. His facial expressions are priceless. Even though I usually don't really like him.

Anyway, now going to enjoy the rest of my Sunday.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sunny Sunday

I made it out to the haberdashery near Angel today. Was a really cute and small store. I had a chat with the salesperson about which needles to take. I thought since I haven't done anything for years (I could almost say decades), I figured there may be some needles good for beginners. But he said any needle size will be fine. So I opted for a 4.5mm because it seemed a good medium needle. Very versatile. I might of course be completely wrong.

Anyway, here it is. I LOVE these needles. They feel really good to hold because they are wood. Not too slippery and of course they don't tend to get cold like metallic needles sometimes do.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to start this whole thing. I remember vaguely doing it as a child. But I am sure there will be some helpful online resources to get me started.

I opted to only get one color of yarn. I figured I will just play around with that and see how it goes. Once I get confident with my (lack of) knitting skills I will purchase another color and probably start knitting a scarf. I love scarves! And they are probably the easiest thing to start with.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

Weekend ahead

Big plans for the weekend. I managed to pick up a mic today. The plan is to record some audio and possibly do an audio post. But let's not get ahead of myself. First I need to understand a lot more tech gibberish...
Wish me luck!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Nice Sunday Stroll

Today was a pretty lazy day. Just wandered about the city a bit. And ended up in Japan Centre. One of my favorite places! I was actually looking for a book to learn Kanji. But I couldn't find the one I wanted. I forgot what it was called but it basically teaches you the first 100 essential Kanjis. I might have to get that on Amazon now. Though I am a bit annoyed with that because of all the postal strikes going on here.

But ending up at the Japan Centre meant Sushi for lunch. Just bought a whole lot that will also last me for dinner.

I also got this amazing Matcha/Melon bun. Just tastes soooooooo good. Is now the right time to mention that I am supposed to be on a diet and not eat that much sugar!?!? Ah, but it was so worth it.

I also got some classic Wii Remotes in black. Pretty sleek. Have to try them out today. So the rest of the day will probably be spent on fighting the bad guys. I am just not very good with the Nunchuk. It keeps slipping in my hands which makes playing games really annoying. So I am looking forward to playing my games with a classic controller. Now would also be the time to think about purchasing Virtual Console games. Finally will be able to play all the classics from my SNES days. Oh Nintendo, why o why did you introduce the stupid star/point system. There must have been an easier way...


Last night I went to Tower Hamlets to see the fireworks in Victoria Park. It was really amazing. They had a pyro-show together with the fireworks display. At first I thought it was kinda lame but it quickly grew on me. They had the fire spit out in tune with the music they were playing. All songs had to do with fire. The one that stuck out most was 'Sex on Fire' by Kings of Leon. Turned out to be a really cool idea. And I think they used it as breaks in between the fireworks to give the smoke a chance to clear a bit. Otherwise it would have been really hard to see the whole display properly.
And yes, it was nice and cold and no rain. Only when we were heading home did it start to drizzle a bit. But I wasn't worried about that. We also managed to get some mulled wine which made me really happy. It means the Christmas season has officially started. At least in my book.
I did not take my camera. So there are no pictures. But they would have probably not turned out nicely anyway. Fireworks are great. But with my older camera it would have been only blurs. I think the coolest fireworks were the ones that looked like they were shooting gold rain/sparks into the sky. Really beautiful. And they had some new ones I had never seen before. They almost looked like white feathers falling from the sky. Awesome!
Anyway, I am warming to the whole bonfire night idea. Definitely looking forward to next year!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Remember, remember

It's not the 5th of November, I realise that, but we are going to see fireworks today. I hope it will be nice and cold. Which would mean no rain please.
Alright, here we go. My first post. This is just to test my layout. So nothing exciting.