Sunday, October 29, 2006

Plans, Plans, Plans....

Friday was one of those good days you occasionally get in life. Suzie left for work, I found inspiration for our assembly at school and had a pretty chilled out day wandering around London.

Weather was great as I wandered down to Hertford East station - caught train to Liverpool Street, then tube and Docklands Light to Greenwich Cutty Sark. Felt like the little children who were in the carriage with me - excited at moving on a train without a driver!!

Had a wander around the craft market - nothing changes since last time there, same stalls selling same crud at inflated prices. Tried some Sushi for the first time - not bad, very salty but will give it a go again. Thence to Goddard's Pie House...

for the yummy pie and liquor..

Caught boat thence towards The Tower. Been discussing Pepys with the children at school and went cruising past one of the places on the bank he would still recognise - the Naval College.

Mind you, he would completely bamboozled by the opposite bank!!

walked from The Tower (was thinking of going in BUT they wanted £15 - no way hozay) along to The Monument - killed myself walking UP IT - all 202 feet and 311 steps. - worth it though...
Few beers in the evening at Margaret's benefit dance rounded off a good day.
Saturday 28th
Nervous drive to VicarageRoad = didn't expect anything from game and after the way we played on Tuesday thought it would be really poor game. Wrong, thoroughly deserved draw... mind you should have been a win as Ashleigh'sgoal WAS on side...
Fish and Chip supper at Suzie's dancing club rounded off a good couple of days - now to plan for school.....
Sunday 29th.

Today, we shall (possibly....)

  • Search for Suzie's birth certificate (which is in a 'box' somewhere....)
  • Wander around a couple of boot sales,
  • have a relaxing lunch - not sure what yet, but the pudding HAS to be rhubarb crumble using Auntie Joyce's rhubarb.
  • Watch TV (West Ham NEED to lose again..)and prepare for going back to work hoo still haven't won the lottery!!

As for my present reading - couldn't get Iris Murdoch, but browsin library found Hemingway's 'A Farewell To Arms' and reading that.

Also just finished 'James Boswell 1740 - 1795 The Scottish Perspective'.

This gave me a strange feeling - I've been reading chronologically the published journals by Yale University. It was readingBoswell's London Journal 1762-1763 (1950) that really introduced him to me, although I had heard about him and his Biography of Johnson. Took a liking to him straight away, the way he describes those around him (even if he is very egocentric...) and since then have spent a considerable amount of time and money trying to track down all the published work. Suzie presented me with a First Edition of An Account of Corsica (1768). At present I am in process of reading Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774 (1960) , decided to read some of the other 'Boswellia' I've gathered, hence The Scottish Perspective. When I came to his death in 1795 - it was as if somebody I'd become close to left long before their time - quite sad really, a link broken almost. In my wish list you'll find some of Boswell's writing.

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