Sunday, July 23, 2006

Back in the armpit of the universe

I'm sorry, I've been neglecting you. I did do one post but evil Blogger has eaten it up so I'm re-doing it. Holiday was nice, weather good, staying with in-laws abroad (you-know-where...don't want to say as i've discovered certain people read this blog...).

Read Cloud Atlas on holiday. Enjoyed it, but found parts of it quite hard-going (the futuristic section in particular). I think I liked the Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish best. Currently reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. I really like it, but her style of writing does feel like a bit of a creative writing class. I think it's all the metaphors (but then again she is a poet).

Chavtastic neighbours update: after succeeding in getting a legal noise abatement order against them, they were still persisting with the all-hours-of-the-day chavvy dance music. One step away from prosecuting them. On a brighter note, have put an offer in on a flat in outer north-west London yay. It's fab, park at end of street, quite leafy but near a multicultural area with lots of shops, and bedroom + kitchen windows overlook a bowling green. Keep everything crossed.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Feeling much better thank god. Off on holiday tomorrow for 2 weeks... news to follow after the 17th July.... currently 36 degrees where we're going so I'm preparing to melt!