Thursday I met with a young friend at Amorino
in Covent Garden to eat fantastic ice-cream and sit at the tables outside under the leaky grey, grey skies exchanging life stories, mostly about our respective fathers.
In the evening I went to North-Nineteen
for the londongothsluts
meeting, this time celebrating boxcat
's return from their travels. After listening to very good stories of far away and having a so-so dinner (a first for the place; I won't be ordering fish and chips there again), left to go and see The Creeping Terrors
at the Unicorn
. Very good gig
on their part, not that many people in the audience, though. Pictures of the gig, here
. The band that followed was playing 'ironic' covers of hard rock and generic 'cock rock'. I'm getting tired of 'ironic' so I left with friends for a glass of wine at their place and to make the acquaintance of Luna, their visiting cat
. A lot of wine and good conversation, although it is not the conversation that results in a pounding head the morning after.
Friday -I totally failed to make it to Nambucca to see Prof Elemental
(I wasn't that taken with the idea of this, I must say) and the Memepunks (I was, but still didn't make it). Instead I stayed at Veronique's Goth Christmas Party and Jason's Birthday Commiserations (at Aces & Eights
; no link as it was a 'private' event), which was a fantastic party. Again, pictures here
. Really really lovely. More head pounding in the morning.
On Saturday, after lessons and meeting a friend for coffee and catch up at the Rustique Café
, I went to the Slimelight to see DKAG and Alien Vampires' concert
. Wasn't intending to stay long or drink much but people kept giving me conversation and buying me drinks and .. the morning after started lated and went rather slowly and heavily. Maybe there is a theme developing here.
Sunday didn't exist apart from some guitar practice and one lesson, this one online with my pupil in Kuala Lumpur.
Monday -ah, getting to meet lovelybug
at St Pancras and spend some lovely time with her there, then joining Krisztina and yog_sthoth
at the Tricycle Theatre to see _that_ movie.
Which I liked. Quite a bit. May have to see it again in a larger screen, maybe in 3D.
I didn't mention the letter from the HMRC where they allude to a possible error in my tax return last year which will mean me having to magic a lot of money to pay more tax. No, one wouldn't mention that sort of thing, would one.