Thursday, 11 October 2007

new radio!

have just bought a new kitchen radio from Argos that's both FM and DAB. It has actual presets, which means that I can now listen to something other than Radio4 (I'm so rubbish at tuning radios that I have a fear that if I tune it to something else, I'll never find Radio4 again!). And it was only £25 - yay!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

all change in booksville... again!

yes, I know - it's only been about 3 minutes since I last re-organised my books, but I'm at it again.

the new sideboard has taken the place of one bookshelf, and I've also taken another one out of the lounge (where to is as yet undecided - they're both sitting in the hallway at the moment!). This means that the whole organise-my-books-by-colour thing has gone as the only two left in the room were the black and white ones. This looked odd, rather than quirky so needed to be changed.

currently, I've just selected all the books that I either like the most or use often and put them randomly across the two bookshelves. The only books where they should be are the English language reference ones - so I don't have to search all over the place for them!

the lounge now looks rather nice (if I do say so myself) and I am very excited about people seeing it on Saturday!

Monday, 8 October 2007

general loveliness!

what a great week it has been!

seen lots of friends, had interesting evenings with interesting people, there is not going to be an election this year and I am now the proud owner of the most beautiful sideboard in all of the world!

didn't get quite as much sleep as was strictly needed, so going to make up for that now!

Wednesday, 3 October 2007


... looks like November 1st.

a lovely evening...

... started with going to a Q&A with Neil Gaiman at the Criterion Theatre which was great - he's genuinely nice, incredibly talented and very witty. In it he mentioned that he's likely to do some more things with the BBC which will be completely fab!

next was a big queue at Waterstones on Piccadilly for a book signing. I got my original copy of Good Omens signed, and thanked him for improving my grammar geekery credentials (for publishing my response in full on his blog to a bit of grammatical neepery). Paul took a couple of photos that I will link to as soon as he puts them up.

then on to Wagamama with some of Paul's friends who were also at the reading (but skipped the signing in favour of food) for lots of green tea and some of the most amazing mango and lychee sorbet in the 'verse.

we finished the evening at Albannach which was lovely (it's on Trafalgar Square, but surprisingly nice and not a tourist in sight).

am a happy bunny.