December 20th, 2009


Traffic disruption

The snowy weather hasn't been good for traffic since Friday. The Eurostar trains are an example of this.

We were a little surprised to get a phone call at 23:15 last Friday, from happydisciple, asking if he and sierra_le_oli could borrow a bed for the night, as the train taking them back down to London after a company do at Trinity Hall in Cambridge has let out its magic train juice, and was looking doubtful regarding its likely ability to get as far as Finsbury Park.

We of course said yes, and I popped out to get more milk (bellinghwoman had promised to get more on her way back from a lunch down in London, but she'd been a little over-indulgent ("the second bottle of champagne may have been a mistake") and had decided that crashing out for a few hours was a better idea than getting the milk. I, expecting her to be getting some, had not bought any when out shopping earlier).

So we had a nice evening chatting with them, before packing them off to bed. And a nice breakfast the following morning, though not on the enormous bellinghbreakfast scale, before they left at about noon for a train that alleged it was on time.

Oh, and happydisciple? VMW Co is likely the Vintage Malt Whisky Company, making this the Islay I have.

So wrong

When I was out shopping on Friday evening, one thing I bought was ...

... strawberries.

I'm sorry, but when the snow is inches deep on the ground, strawberries really oughtn't be available.

(I bought them because they were reduced to 90% off. I'd not want them to spoil.)