So I've been a little lax lately... Discovering the vile pile of poo that is Facebook.. getting drunk...feeling guilty..going to the gym...feeling better....having a beer to reward myself...feeling worse...
So the flatmate who moved (see the lasagne episode) has been replaced by a drummer from up norf' (not saying where because everyone in that town who will know who she is), and a fair bit has happened since then:
- an insipid English summer
- messy nights at various Walkabouts
- messy nights in Brick Lane
- messy nights at the flat
- a trip up norf
- 'Fun with Absinthe'
- getting drunk watching the All Blacks crap over all comers in the Tri Nations
- a kick arse English summer weekend
- a marriage (CG and NG) and an engagement back home (SC and KW)
- lots of other stuff
I am heading over to 'the mainland' (not 'Europe' as it offends the Europhiles) for 10 days first off on a bit of a train tour during which we will see the All Blacks v Italy, v Portugal games, back in London for a few days, then up to Edinburgh with the Beige Brigade to carry on the antics I learned so well in Geneva last year (no handbags this time) while watching the Scots battle it oot with the ABs. Back to London for a few days, then off for a road trip over to Cardiff with my arrived-in-May mate (who is still sleeping on my floor and is enjoying being a bum) for the quarter final, then the next weekend over to Paris for the semi.
I haven't got tickets for the final, whether that is fate saving me from a weekend of despair in Paris or an opportunity to get absolutely wankered celebrating victory in London, I'm not sure yet. Either way I will be as obnoxious as I can on the Monday back at work. It's the only way to make up for putting up with over a decade of 'choker' crap.
In other news, my application for a skilled migrant's visa has been approved (they think I'm skilled, neat...) and that means I can stay in the country for longer!! Looking to make a trip back to OW!tearoa early on next year though, missing home pretty bad...
So that's me. More later when I realise from the deluge of comments that people are still interested.