Before I run off to do things today I’d better mention the rest of yesterday or the some of the poor deprived blog readers will get extremely cut.
So after the whole fire drama thing, Paul, Jas and John arrive – we head up to the main street to find food, fairly unsucessfully. The first bakery has one pie and hardly anything else, the fish and chip shop is closed and so we are left with the second bakery or Morrison which is yet another expensive cafe (too much for lunch). I truly do not understand this town at this time of year. Serves me right for living so far from proper civilisation.
Back home we do the whole nerd thing after Paul sets up his wireless. The dog goes slightly insane with all the new people and we sit on the back deck (I refuse to type the word I was corrected on) with various computers/pda’s etc. Sam comes down to meet more strange internet people.
The dog is let on the ver.. deck and leaps over Jas’s head and onto his computer. Which was incredibally funny (particularly the noise made and the look on his face) but a bit, “Argh… thats my dog, what has he wrecked?!” for me. It was all fine apparently, and thinking about it later it just got funnier.
It was, to sum up the afternoon, an interesting experience.
They ended up staying for dinner after Emily decided she’d make us all pizza. So there were ten of us. With the sisters buzzing round but being non-annoying all the same. Parentals stayed out of the way. I don’t think Mum didn’t know what to do with having so many ‘boys’ in the house. I asked her this morning and she said she quite enjoyed it, “As a change”.
In the evening after some thinking around all manner of things and praying about some of them, I decided there was nothing to do except to escape into a movie and take time out from my head. So I pulled out Amelie, which I’ve been saving since Christmas. Made some tea and sat in my beanbag and watched it in the dark. I love the scene where she takes the blind man by the elbow and talks him through the street. Wonderful movie. Fit my mood extremely well and was still as effective in playing with my insides as it was the first time.
Sat in bed for a while after, liking the now long enough network cable – with computer on my lap arranging plans for tomorrow and listening to classical music 🙂 throw me into culture now and then. I like it very much.