Friday night Misty was having drinks with some of the people she works with. IIRC (and that's not always the way) this drink was in part a celebration of Colin reaching the grand old age of 25... a whole quarter of a century. How I wish I could be 25 again!
I had decided against getting the tube there (the Circle line is still not working making the journey difficult anyway) and walked instead. The last time I walked to Westminster - I missed and "hit" the river too early. This time I pointed myself a little further to the right and set off. Needless to say I missed again.
I did get to see some more of this beautiful city. I also managed to walk to Shaftesbury Avenue - a complete tourist trap - and probably a mile out of my way. After a quick navigational adjustment I was heading in the right sort of direction and managed to make it to the pub about 30 minutes later than originally planned. I was, unfortunately, covered in sweat and feeling a desperate need for a shower! Even with this slight discomfort it turned out to be a very enjoyable night.
Saturday was the big day. Misty has been talking about this for an age, but recently had taken to planning - investigating an image all that jazz. Friday she had called up an artist in Romford and booked a slot. There was little chance of going back now!
I took advantage of being in Romford to get my eyes tested for the first time in over 3 years. I think it's probably nearer to 5 years... I'm a naughty boy! I went to Optical Express in the hope of getting my glasses then and there... alas I was too late (Misty wanted me there while she got her tattoo for some strange reason). This lead to my rant earlier today.
We shopped a while in Sainsburys for our dinner... a nice rainbow trout which I barbecued, and some salad and potatoes which Misty prepared. It made for a very tasty dinner.
Sunday I woke extremely late partly due to falling asleep in front of the TV again. We popped in to see the parental units, took a trip over the hill for something nice to eat for a late lunch.
Chores were done and topped off with some of the best pizza on the planet.
I managed to get an early night for the first time in an age.