Whoah, that felt like a long weekend - which may well have been because it was, rather. Back now though, and I have no plans to do anything much more today!
The general Friday agenda involved me driving down to Farnham in the afternoon, us enjoying a belated Shrove Tuesday crispy aromatic duck style, tackling Hong Kong harbour, albeit only in 1500-piece jigsaw form - not that we finished it, I hasten to add - and then going to a social night with Katy's house-group that mainly involved getting utterly shattered but having great fun playing EyeToy games on the PlayStation. And some of us being very silly with Maltesers. OK, just me, let's be brutally honest. We both loved the EyeToy games though; if we ever acquire a PlayStation, I can see us having to get one of those too!
Saturday we had an unhurried start before we hit the metropolis that is Fleet, to grab some lunch and look at wedding rings for both of us, and suits for me. We didn't quite get round to ordering rings - or a suit, but more on that in just a moment, OK? - although Katy's now decided what she wants to adorn her finger. I on the other hand am totally unused to wearing jewellery other than a watch, so we are still not exactly sure what to get for me, though it's looking likely I will go for something reasonably slim and in white gold. There was a church meeting we could have gone to in the evening, but we decided instead to do more jigsaw and play Scrabble - and I won't let on who came out the better from our record-smashing combined score of 880. We do swap blanks though, I should add, in case anyone fears we're walking talking dictionaries.
This morning, Friday seemed quite a long time ago, and it seemed an even longer time ago by the time I drove home, because it was. But today's been a really good day, going to church in the morning and discovering that God does indeed have a purpose for all of us - even if we're atheists - before heading into Aldershot to meet up with those lovely people Kit and George. Going straight to their flat was a dead loss, because they were sat in a nearby café, but we tracked them down soon enough and we all toddled along to the local oriental buffet to stuff our four happy faces and talk wedding plans, photography and whatnot. We finished off with a quick tour of the shops in Aldershot, and I seem to have left with my wallet a couple of hundred quid lighter but a nice new suit, shirt and tie to show for it - and a big thank you to Kit and George for their welcome opinions. That's both our outfits now pretty much sorted!
Anyway, yes, now I'm back home in Milton Keynes, but it'll be a journey I won't have to do for a great deal longer, and I took a few more bits and pieces down this weekend - not that you'd really notice looking at the flat here. But now it's time for a bit of light supper, a bath and perhaps even an earlyish night?