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Weekend jollification

Visited the paterfamilias this weekend up in not-so-sunny Newcastle; they got all the rain my allotment needs. ::grrrr::
Had a nice time, though. Went to Borders as per usual and actually found some books to buy (in the last few months visits to Borders stores generally have been disappointing stock-wise.) They are still engaged in epic Locus-fail, mind. February's issue is still on the shelf with no sign of anything more recent. I may have to give in and subscribe. ::sighs dramatically::
Along with the books I bought, Dad lent me some of his so I have now added to the Tower of To-Be-Read: Acacia, and The Accidental Sorcerer. (Actually, it's quite fortunate that the TBR books are not, actually, in a single tower. Otherwise someone would come home one day and find me with my feet sticking out from under a mass of books - a bit like the Wicked Witch.

I also managed to get a DVD of Brazil by Terry Gilliam - I love this film. Taped it off the tv aeons ago and when the tape died never got round to getting a copy, but as I was wandering round the shop there it was. Right at short-person height. And cheap! So I caved, and at some point this week will indulge in dystopic wierdness with glee.

Also, despite being on a visitation, I managed to get some work done on worldbuilding over the weekend as well as fitting in time for a swim, so actually it was all rather productive. That doesn't happen often!

Currently reading: Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
Editing: Sokoll's Hawks
Other: YAUF worldbuilding


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Jun. 29th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Visited the paterfamilias this weekend up in not-so-sunny Newcastle; they got all the rain my allotment needs. ::grrrr::

You'd be welcome to it, honestly. We've had enough.
Jun. 30th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
We've had so much sun in Derbyshire - on the one hand it's nice, but on the other it means wandering around with buckets of water to chuck on the plants which makes one (i.e. me) hot and bad-tempered.
But! There are rain clouds on the horizon. Did you send them south?
Jun. 30th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)
Nope, we've still got ours. As witness, I just had to rescue my poor chives from drowning. This is going to be one of those long hot summers that some of us just don't actually get, and then spend the rest of our lives grinding teeth in impotent fury as people groan nostalgically at the memory of '09...
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