It began with a little ride over to an industrial estate in Crayford to pick up a parcel, BusinessPost not having caught up to the idea that a large percentage of the adult population is at work between 9 and 5 on weekdays. However, as a result I now have a pair of these, and I'm gonna be the coolest thing on two wheels this summer.
Headed over to the londonfurs meet in the afternoon - a quiet little gathering, but starring many of my favourite furs. It was especially nice to geek out over Biggles with rotary-wing fetishist Ian/Airwolf, whom I haven't seen for a few months.
After meeting addedentry at Paddington, we caught a very swish South West train to Cheltenham Spa for fivemack's housewarming party.
I must admit I was a little apprehensive at the prospect of a houseful of, to paraphrase Blackadder, very clever, very tall men talking about maths. As it turned out, I walked through the door and almost fell over a very accomplished manga artist showing off her portfolio. I went "Anime cat girls!!", and my evening was sorted. (You must read Murder on the Dance Floor if you like anime, cats, girls, dancing, Japan, or pretty much anything else.)
Tom and his housemate coped very well with a dozen overnight guests in a two-person house, providing an excellent cooked breakfast in the morning. Owen and I took our leave and got the train to Bristol to visit his sister and her new baby, Matilda, who is very small and ginger and doesn't do much yet, having only come into this world last Wednesday.
And home in time for Austin Powers 2, which just gets better with every viewing. Where is the three-movie special edition DVD box set, eh?