On Wednesday I went for a ride with a friend from the bike club, because if you know bikers you're going to know people who are retired or work shifts or are otherwise free in the daytime. We rode over to Westerham, a favourite spot of mine surrounded by excellent roads.
In the evening, yagfox and I attended a Future Cinema screening of Bugsy Malone. I'd never seen the film but was vaguely aware it featured a bunch of kids throwing custard pies at each other, which sounded like fun.
The audience, including some quite tiny children, dressed suitably for Depression-era USA (I was in drag, as it's so much easier) and willingly played along with the shoeshine boys and soda jerks who entertained us while we waited to enter the Troxy. Yag was told he needed a shave, and we both found ourselves at the barber's having appropriate moustaches drawn on us. My favourite performer, though, was the man who served me my macaroni cheese at the food counter, who said "Ciao, bello - oh, scusi, bella!"
You'll have to go along yourself to discover what the full experience was like. Many thanks to Yag for spotting this and sorting it! Dry-cleaning bill is in the post :)
nou has been having a Week Of Coding, and kindly invited me round on Thursday so I could have a crack at JQuery in company. Shamed by the presence of another human being, I knuckled down and worked through three chapters of From Novice to Ninja.
Friday I went on another ride with four bike club members of flexible work schedule. I got home, it rained buckets for an hour, I went out again to have dinner with mrs_leroy_brown and kitty in their new pad. This was all quite tiring and I didn't do much on Saturday.
On Sunday I visited Croydon again for the South End Food Festival. There were samples and special menus from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations by chefs stationed at an enormous Aga-sponsored roadshow trailer complete with MC, and, as is usual on these occasions, I bought far more olives than I can sensibly eat.
Also, words have been written. Including, of course, these ones.