Random acts of violets

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!

Not exactly an original sentiment, but true nonetheless.

I'm off shortly for a nice meal and then over to a friend's for a party through to midnight.

New Year always seems overly stressful, trying to pull together too many disparate groups of friends who all seem to be doing their own thing and "never the twain shall meet". So much so that I am normally quite tempted just to stay home with a bottle of cava and a ready meal - but then I do like to have a change in routine every now and again! So the meal and party thing seems to work out quite well.

Although last year we ended up going to somewhere that was rather over-priced. I spoke to them on the phone and got the price, which I thought was pricey but what the heck, a special night and all. Only when seated did I spot that the price had gone up by a further £8. So we're not going there.

I've also been promised by my dining companion that contrary to last year, he isn't going to go out for a massive restaurant lunch only a few hours before.
Well he is, but is only go to have a starter!

Well, see you on the other side.
Hope you all have fun with whatever you do tonight and spend next year doing whatever it is that you really want to do (as long as it isn't illegal and doesn't involve small furry animals).

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Well Christmas is fast upon us, seem to be running out of time.
Am off for a few days before Christmas to visit some friends.
I've had in my head for ages that I'm off on Wednesday, but turns out it is Tuesday instead. Had sudden dawning realistion of this earlier when looking at my calendar which is quite nicely filled out for Tuesday. Now have to try and re-shuffle everything.

Why is it always the same when you take time off? Seems almost not worth the bother. Almost!

Here is something I saw the other day whilst wondering past a chinese restaurant and, now that I have my "Fancy poncey phone (TM)" I can take a photo of it and share it with the world. Or at least Izzy and James...

You've got to admire a place that doesn't go for the hard sell. Was tempted to go in and order that along with some 'not bad at a push' fried rice.