I went to the first bbq of the year, at Jude’s flat, last night. It’s not really warm enough for that kind of shenanigans – it got quite cold quite quickly after sunset – but it’s a good excuse for a big get together. I took some drunken photos (more of which later), so now I’ve reached the 4,500 photos mark. Some more theatre productions would be nice to get the count up higher – and give me a chance to make more use of my new lenses.
The Thames Path walk continued yesterday as well – I’ve now got to Hampton Court. Hopefully by the end of the Easter hols next week I’ll have made it upstream as far as the M25 (after that it gets a bit harder to organise!)
Thursday night was another gig – the Secret Machines (no, me either) at Shephards Bush Empire. I thought it was brilliant – nice chilled out alt rock (as far as I’m concerned, but I have no idea about music genres) – but apparently it was disappointingly different from their normal stuff. Still, it suited me.
The Tuesday night badminton is fast becoming a regular thing – which suits me fine, since it keeps me out of the pub a bit longer. I manage to hold my own at it despite not having played for so long, and I’m quite amazed at how many times I manage to successfully hit the shuttlecock! And there’s something deeply satifying about a baseline diving back-hand ground sweep that clears the net by two inches and hits the ground six inches over (w00t!). Let’s not bruise my ego by asking me to make the shot a second time…