After the disaster that was Thursday, Friday turned out quite well. Had lunch with a friend (sushi and edamame - does anyone know where I can buy fresh soy beans in Wellington other than a sushi restauarant?), and then a fandom dinner at Istanbul with maudlinrose
and a bunch of fandom people who we met as fellow fandom people for the first time: astolat
was the reason, since she was visiting from the US and it was lovely to meet her. However, it looks like there will be more general hanging out in future, which will be cool. Who knew there were fandom people in Wellington?
This being Wellington, there was the normal run of do-you-know-X questions until we had satisfactorily established how many people we knew in common/how many of us went to the same school/worked at the same place. Turns out that china_shop
and I have probably met before at one of atomicsusan
's parties and it's entirely possible that arysteia
tutored me in Classics at Vic, but I don't recall any of my tutors enough to confirm this.
The belly dancer came out (not nearly as good as dryadwoman
) and we decamped to Olive, a cafe a couple of places up Cuba St for hot chocolate and dessert. The soy hot chocolate is supposed to be the best in town, but the standard hot chocolate was only acceptable (I'm spoiled by the fact that the hot chocolate in our cupboards is made of half cocoa and half castor sugar). The gingerbread pudding was excellent, though. china_shop
and I split one and that was plenty. deepbluemermaid
stayed with us for the night and slept in the lounge, since we still don't have curtains up in the sunroom and there was washing drying in it anyway. Freezing cold this morning - definately autumn now, although the day turned out to be quite nice, if cool in the breeze. You have to love those southerlies!
I was wide awake around 8.00am, but it was cold, so I made a cup of tea, fed the cats, emptied and refilled the dishwasher, put a load of washing on and went back to bed with a book. Eventually I bestirred myself enough to clean the bathroom and put on a third load of laudnry. Seems I've spent most of my day doing laundry and reshelving books. Still, the books are now done and I only have to catalogue the pile beside my bed and work out where I'm going to put them and they will be all shelved to my satisfaction. jessikast
is here tonight, a roast is cooking in the oven and I'm debating putting my heater on, going to watch something and do more cross stitch. Still have to decide on the wedding sampler for my friend, and I'm considering doing a Sopwith Camel and Fokker Triplane for Dad for Christmas - they could go on the bookcase with his Biggles Books.
I rather like domesticity, and this house responds well to it. That being said, when I sat down at my computer and read some fic at 4.00pm, I was more than ready for some time doing nothing.
If I can be bothered tomorrow, I will make Italian Parsley pesto in an attempt to prevent said italian parsley from taking over the garden. And make a cake for Monday night. I should do homework before all of this though.
Oh, I've set up a Dreamwidth account - I'm nishatalitha there as well. It's too much effort coming up with yet another internet identity.