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no really, I have

Seem to have discovered twitter. Username same as here.

Did good bit more of Belgrave on Wednesday, followed by lots of the West End on Thursday. On Friday I met up with [ profile] eldritchreality for a late lunch, then with [ profile] riak in the evening at firebug. where we were randomly joined by [ profile] djlostbot and [ profile] beltainethecat's pet human and a couple of their friends. Alcoholic beverages were consumed.

On Saturday [ profile] ioannab and I went to Market Harborough and back via some very odd routes, trying to trace National Cycle Network route 6 and 64. The routes were quite low-traffic but insanely hilly. These should appear on the cycle map sometime later this week. Also, we saw lots of horses.

back from Leicester on Sunday, along the usually freight-only Oakham to Kettering Line. Since it was a class 222 with its evil anti-signal windows, I failed to get a GPS trace. Didn't bring bicycle to London in end, I had too much other luggage. May keep bicycle in Leicester until I have finished mapping it.

Pembury on Sunday was not bad. I sorted the Carcassonne tiles out for the expansions from the base set, and then we (me, [ profile] timeplease, [ profile] elise, [ profile] aquarionical) had an actual game of normal Carcassone for the first time in ages. Tiles are now marked on the back so this problem will not arise again. Still need to sort out the Traders and Builders and King and Scout tiles from each other.

[ profile] aquarionical brought along Risk Express, which was indeed less tedious than Risk (in fact, it seems to be a different game that has then had some of the same names for things added to it) but also seemed to even less skill (possibly I am only saying this because I lost).
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This business with going to the Pembury on Sundays to play board games has been going on quite a while now. In fact, it is very nearly a year, since people were first summoned to play War on Terror on a Sunday afternoon.

I am therefore unilaterally declaring this Sunday's board games to be the First Anniversary Board Game Sunday, from around 6pm. Please to come along, especially if you have not yet done so. We will likely play War on Terror, and many other games also. Carcassonne has been popular lately, as has Penultima. I quite fancy playing Zendo and Settlers of Catan.

Pub address here, list of games.
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the internets inform me that Oyster Pay as you Go will be valid from Liverpool Street/Seven Sisters/Walthamstow Central to Hackney Downs from January 2 (and on other in-between stations). so it will now be less hassle to obtain beer. (it has been valid for travel to Hackney Central since November).
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weekend was cool. [ profile] squirmelia's party on saturday, followed by an adjournment to feeling gloomy. note to self in future, though: either get drunk beforehand or like carling.

then, board games on sunday. i co-won War on Terror as the Terrorists, with [ profile] timeplease and [ profile] fluffymormegil, and then mostly sat the games out for the rest of the evening, reading and doing the cryptic crossword from thelondonpaper. i like this crossword because it makes me feel clever : possibly the paper's sole redeeming feature. (the Metro's is Nemi, I have yet to see a point to The London Lite).

i am reading The Mountains of Madness by Lovecraft. it is nice, but it doesn't scare me! :( i mean, ok, perhaps this has a little to do with the plushie cthulhu which is downstairs and the gradual desensitation of people to horror fiction in the last 80 years, but still. the anthology is a little weighty to read all at once, so i'm lining up The Demolished Man as next read after this novella.

random reviews of things )

but now i am tired and i should go to bed for i have to be up early tomorrow for a trip to hertfordshire.


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