Doctor Who

May. 15th, 2011 01:02 pm
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I was out last night so have only just got round to watching Doctor Who. I loved it. And now I'm watching Doctor Who Confidential and am squeeing every time Neil Gaiman comes on, even when you see him getting his breakfast from the catering crew.

And I can't be bothered with spoiler tags but I loved tha main character introduced in this episode. Such glee! (Quite possibly spoilers will be in comments on this subject - you have been warned).
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Its been over a year since I last posted. A lot has happened in that time including becoming a pseudo grandfather and getting to pace up and down outside the maternity ward while [livejournal.com profile] evath and [livejournal.com profile] kimholding were busy becoming parents inside.

I was best man at my brother's wedding, having found this out when I was working out where to sit and my brother said "Oh yeah, I meant to ask you if you could be best man". Fortunately it was just a small registry office affair with family and a few friends so I didn't have to do anything apart from pass the rings over or something. I still made an impromptu speech anyway though which I thought was rubbish and token but my brother was quite moved by. :)

I went to turkey for the second part of the wedding - my brother's wife is turkish so we went for a celebration there and to meet the new in-laws. :)

But none of that is why I am posting now. I post now for a much more important purpose, one that probably caught your eye before I started posting the above.

Its my birthday coming up and for lack of better inspiration I am going to go for my favourite excuse for a night out. Cocktails at Raouls on the Saturday evening. So:

Where: Raoul's Cocktail Bar
When: 22nd January 2011
When exactly: I've booked some tables for 6:30 and estimated 15 people. We won't be able to keep the tables forever if we're not using them though so don't turn up too fashionably late unless you are happy to stand. :)
Dress code: No dress code but I intend to use an evening of cocktails as an excuse to put on my black tie (or tails) and a wasitcoat and pocket watch. I encourage others to use it as an excuse to dress up too. :)

Please don't make me be sitting on my own drinking cocktails. :)

Skiing

Mar. 22nd, 2006 10:42 am
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Skiing was awesome. THe quick summary is as follows:

Saturday was a stupidly early start and lots of travelling but flying is fun so that was ok. The place we were staying is beuatiful and austria in general seems to be gorgeous.

Sunday was the first bit of skiing and I went off up the mountains. Big mistake because everybody there was *far* better than me. Bad planning on my part and a bit of an oversight from the organisers who didn't realise how crap I was. Lots of time on my ass followed by a minor panic attack. Then a thoroughly pleasant morning in a cafe drinking coke and getting a tan(/burn). Afternoon was spent on a much nicer and easier slope which I coped with. Drank in the evneing.

Monday was better with lessons where I improved my skiing vastly. I was awesome. It was great fun and really made up for the fact I hadn't enjoyed the previous day much.

Tuesday was the most awesome day of all absolute awesomeness. I won the race which was put on for all us beginners - a slalom thing that I won by something like 4 seconds (my time 26 seconds to the next place 30ish). Then I went to lunch by skiiing. Really cool to actually ski to get somewhere rather than just to go up and down a slope. There were of course lifts involved as well. Ended up at the top of the mountain for lunch in the restaurant there. Then I skiied down again. Really hard slope (for me) and so I'm really proud I did it. Such a good rush and a great change to go on slopes I wasn't familiar with.

Then it was home time and much sadness and much tiredness and much crashing out. I talked to [livejournal.com profile] quisalan when I got home and I think I bounced a lot but I think I did it in the way of a man who was about to collapse from exhaustion so I have no idea really what I said or what she said.

Still exhausted.

P.S. Done a quick scan over LJ. Anything from the past 4 days I've not read now I won't unless you tell me I should.

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