I haven't done a weekend recap for a while, and they used to be the closest thing to "structure" there was 'round these parts. 4 day weekends are recap-worthy though, don't you think? Even if you skip the 40% of the time spent doing really boring things, the 20% of the time doing things that only appeal to a niche market, and the 10% of the time... well, you get the idea.
Thursday night I met up with my friend Judy after work and we paid a visit to Champion Textiles in my 'hood. People, there's a whole world of yarns out there and Judy is my tour guide. I love purple, so I gravitated straight to a beautiful deep rich purple classic DK wool from Jo Sharp, in a colour called "Amethyst". Doesn't that just make you love it more? Amethyst.
Afterwards Judy and I hung out at my place, had dinner, nattered and Judy clued me in on a better way of doing some of the technical aspects of knitting.
Friday was one of those 40% + 20% days. I just hung around the house, hung out on the 'net a bit, cleaned the bathroom, knitted, started growing a beard etc. Moving on...
Saturday I spent with Mikey (the lovely ex). We met up at lunch time for a cocktail at The Bank Hotel (mine's a Thaijito thank you very much - think Mojito, but with coriander and other goodies). We followed that with a long leisurely Thai seafood lunch at Thai Pothong, before rolling ourselves out the door and heading over to the Dendy Cinema to see Running With Scissors. I loved it. Sure it departs from the book a bit, but oh man it was funny and the performances were excellent. Joe Fiennes, I always though you were beautiful but with the '70s porno daddy 'tache you entered a whole new area of attraction. Sleazy.
After the movie we headed over to Steve, Bec and wee Rex's house for a lovely dinner, nice wine and good cheer. Yes, aside from a brief pause to see the movie I ate and drank all day. It was good. So very good.
Sunday I paid a visit to a surprisingly empty IKEA with Judy and Rachael, a friend of ours from Canberra. We did all the obligatory IKEA things (except eating meatballs); marvelled at the low prices of some things, cast a judgemental eye over others, spotted cuties, received disinterested service, the usual... Afterwards I hung out at Judy's with her and her son John, watched tv (and in the process discovered that lust has a new face), had a delicious Indian meal that Judy cooked, knitted... it was a lovely way to spend an Easter Sunday. In the process I made good progress on the scarfe I had started on Friday afternoon. (Which is now about double the size of the picture below - I am a demon knitting machine people!)
Yesterday was all about unpacking books at the Buddhist centre, a brief visit to Judy's house to pick up my camera (left behind by accident on Sunday), some more domestic duties, some knitting, and some tv watching. Not the most exciting of days perhaps, but a nice relaxing end to what was a great 4 day break. I felt well rested by the end of it. There was a nice balance between down time and socialising, so that I didn't feel like I was racing from one thing to another all weekend, but importantly was able to look back at the end of the weekend and say I had a lovely time.
And most importantly, what did you get up to?