So the weekend, in more detail!
Started in central London on friday, meeting reuss
and (after some confusion caused by my crap direction giving) malvino
for lunch, after which headed Covent Garden-wards with Malvino. Wandered about a bit trying to find the Bravissimo shop and failing, so we decided the best thing to do was go to the pub. Which proved to be the Right Thing, because there we found a map. And also pints.
Suitably refreshed and redirected, we set out again for the Bra shop, tho Malvino would go no further than the entrance, preferring instead to find another pub, for some reason.
After that was done, and some housewarming-present buying, we headed off to find the Forbidden Planet the signing was in, and, since we were early, another pub. This one also had cricket on. And pints.
Went back to the shop and wandered round it trying to find the signing. Eventually got directed 'round the back' by a lackey, where the queue actually was.
Queued. Got Rained on.
Queued some more. Ran off to *shudder* irish pub round the corner for Toilet Break.
Queued yet more.
Eventually got inside! And the very Lovely and Patient Mr Gaiman
signed things. BOOK THINGS. Not underwear OR body parts. And chatted briefly, despite his lack of voice and the queue of people still waiting behind us.
Then, finally, headed off to meet Reuss again, get trains homewards and even very kindly chauffered back from the station by daegul
with a Fizzy Wines pit stop.
Got back, had tour of lovely new house, drank Fizzy Wines (hmm tasty), ate take away and watched House for the first time, which is very funny. And great.
Then bed. Or *tried* going to bed but the sofa bed objected quite violently and tried to eat me while reverting to sofa-state, so had to summon Daegul and he very manfully applied Tools and beat it into submisson.
Got into bed again. Very Very Carefully. But it held together this time and great sleeping was had. Hurrah!
Saturday dawned bright and early and involved Much Unpacking of Boxes. Got to see the Sights of Maidenhead too, including the Tip (with its slightly overly-friendly staff), Homebase AND Sainsburys. Many many books were unpacked. Also CDs. A pirate chest was built! It was all very exciting.
Then people started Arriving and Partying
began, with barbequing
and the usual eating, drinking
, hanging out in the kitchen
, wiping blood on people
, much wii-ing
and a damn good time was had.
Sunday was... quieter. Large breakfasts were had and more wii-ing was done (why do the baseball guys have NO LIMBS??). Mirrormask was watched - very good, but very surreal - and another DIY masterpiece was created by reuss
, with me as her Lovely Assistant holding bits of wood together and counting screws and so on.
And then, alas, it was time to go and face the horror that is Heathrow with a Hangover. And go home. Woe.
Great weekend tho! The rest of the photos are for anyone interested ;)