juliet: Me sat on the side of a mountain with my snowboard, all bundled up in boarding kit (snowboarding)
[personal profile] doop & I just spent a week in Les Arcs (somewhere in the Alps... not actually sure exactly where, but it took us about 5 hrs by train from Paris) throwing ourselves down mountains. Snowboarding is a very splendid thing, even if it did take me half the week to remember what the hell I was doing. Mountains lovely, injuries mostly moderately minor (though d did get to visit the doctor on day 1 after crocking his elbow).

Beastwatch: 4 penguins, 2 leopards, a koala, and a Jersey cow, all on skis; and Batman on a snowboard. (He waved at me, then fell over.)

Actual beastwatch: lots of tiny birds! And what looked a lot like hare tracks, but no actual visible hare.

ION: I am clearing out drawers again, & have a nice set of straight knitting needles, in a nice zip-up red case, that used to belong to my Mum. I never use straight needles, so really they ought to go to a better home. Anyone want them?

(While I'm at it: despite my best efforts to offload the lot on anyone who expressed even mild interest at my party, I still have a couple of copies of that book about Linux that I wrote to give away. Anyone want one? Happy to post.)
juliet: Me sat on the side of a mountain with my snowboard, all bundled up in boarding kit (snowboarding)
You are being shagged by a rare parrot.

ION: this week I have mostly been staying in, specifically staying in *bed*, because I can do writing-type work from there, it is warm, and it means not having to attempt not to fall over on the ice. Today, after putting on 3 layers, a fleecy skirt, a shawl, two pairs of socks, and fingerless mittens, I concluded that it might be time to put on the radiator.

My sinuses hurt. Ow, grumble, etc. Off to work meeting now which should be ... interesting.
juliet: Paper Xmas tree and paper Tardis (home-made Xmas decorations) (xmas tardis)

  • Finlay likes eating snow, apparently. It is about the most excited I have seen him be about anything outside since that squirrel he chased in St James' Park. (Well. I say 'excited'. What I really mean is 'focussed'. He's not what you'd call an excitable dog, in general.) Unfortunately he seems to have some belief that snow is a sensible alternative to actually eating his dinner, but hopefully getting Xmas leftovers will help with that.

  • Stomach bugs really, really suck. Particular highlights: throwing up so hard my sinuses hurt; the stage at which moving from upstairs to downstairs required a five-minute lie down on the landing in the middle. Feeling a bit better now but still wobbly.

  • Saw Nine Lessons & Carols For Godless People last week, which was fun. Some good, some less good, but the good was well worth attending for, & if they ran it again next year I'd go.

  • Will the Xmas knitting be done in time? Who knows! Current bets say: maybe, just about.

  • I am sure other things have happened, but I can't remember any of them. Trafalgar Square clearup, LARC solstice party, snow snow snow. My ongoing attempt to get rid of more stuff (have just started to go through the CDs. Anyone know of somewhere that will take piles of CDs in exchange for cash? Only worth it if they will just take the lot, so the MVE is no good.)

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