In the suds

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:15 pm
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I finally got to the end of my Kindle reading list... just in time for Amazon UK to have a sale on Georgette Heyer books. So I promptly ten and thought to myself that I'd read them in between other things. A little bit of light-hearted, sparkling historical romance is good for my brain from time to time.

It was a very good plan. But I've just started my fifth Georgette Heyer novel in two weeks and I haven't read anything else at all. I'd contemplate asking for an intervention but I'm giggling too much to care :)

Secret Garden

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:34 pm
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It's been a while since we had a new Gromit in the house :)

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Monday is Mondayish. Again.

Aug. 14th, 2017 02:34 pm
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I was five minutes into my walk to work this morning when a rain storm fell on me. This is not the August weather that I ordered. Thankfully the office is warm enough today that I dried out quickly. I've successfully wrangled the Red Hat instructor who is, alas, of the special snowflake variety rather than the good egg variety. I've wrangled the Scheduling team into putting courses into rooms they can actually run in. I've successfully googled the problem with the photocopier and fixed it. Now if this s*dd*ng cold would just pack up and go I might survive the rest of the week without too much grumbling...

I missed most of the balloon fiesta this year and they didn't come over the top of our house and instead floated over to the left. So the only pictures I've got are of some small dots in a rapidly darkening sky last night:

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A Day Out in Cardiff

Aug. 12th, 2017 09:41 pm
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Pokémon Go is having a safari event in a number of European cities at the moment. This apparently means that there are more Unown about and also that one of the other regional special Pokémon, Kangaskhan, is out and about in those cities. I looked at the list of cities that were included in this and decided that I didn't really have another excuse to go to London right now and that I definitely wasn't paying for a train ticket to London (£expensive!) just to catch rare Pokémon.

Then I realised that Cardiff was also on the list. And that, for a thirteen quid return ticket I could also amble through some second hand book shops, visit several comic shops, wander around a really nice city, and maaaybe catch some Pokémon.

So [personal profile] keziath and I took a trip to Cardiff today. We didn't find any Unown but she found a lot of books, I found a Marvin the Martian pop vinyl figure, we both found some interesting alcohol (I couldn't not buy some Grumpy Old Man wine for [personal profile] battlehamster), and we also found:

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Just look at that baby Roo (or should that be baby Skhan?) in it's pouch.

I also got to take [personal profile] keziath on her first raid. One Bayleef! Defeated!

It would have been nice to find an Unown too but maybe next year. They're supposedly out there in the wild everywhere. They're just... rare. Really, really rare.

Balloons!

Aug. 11th, 2017 10:23 pm
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It's Balloon Fiesta time again and since I'm going into work early at the moment (because our receptionist is on holiday and someone has to unlock the place and turn the alarm off before instructors and students start arriving) I was greeted with this sort of view as I walked down the Wells Road this morning. Next year I'll remember to take a decent camera with me...

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There are days when I really love living in this city and today was one of them.

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Aug. 8th, 2017 10:36 pm
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Apparently it is International Cat Day. Kheldar feels that it has been very badly organised this year and that at the very least someone should have turned the rain off and the sun on.

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