Right, time for more updates as to what happened while we were stuck permanently in the MeatWorld for two weeks...
(As a brief aside, Mac is currently lying on top of my computer monitor, peering over the edge and resting his head in his front paws. It's one of those moments where I'm kicking myself for not having a working camera to hand.)
I turned 27 on the 26th October (a birthday I share with mistri
, so belated birthday greetings there!), which ended up being a rather low-key affair as we had no money. In the end I was just able to go down to the corner shop and get myself a few chocolate bars, which I ate while Nick and I sprawled on the mattress and watched Versus
(I asked to watch it specially, and as it was my birthday Nick couldn't really refuse. In the end, he really liked it). It is slightly depressing that I wasn't really able to do anything for my birthday, but really, it's not like we had many options. Plus Kerry might be coming down this weekend, so that'll be cool if she can manage it.
Also, Halloween was mine and Nick's five-year anniversary (which is wood, for anyone wondering, which led to a lot of "Got wood?" jokes about the house when we found out. We're so juvenile). We never planned it or anything, it was just one of those things that happened.
As has become customary for our anniversaries, I cooked a special meal (bought from M&S, but since they're post and expensive it still counts). Nick had 21-day matured steak with a peppercorn coating, and I had pork medallions with a cider and brambley apple sauce. Nick did lower the tone of the meal ever so slightly by insisting on having Rosti with his steak, but I suppose it could have been worse - he could have wanted chips. Nick also didn't have a dessert because he doesn't like them, but I had a toffee sundae. All in all, it was very nice, even if we did have to eat while Nick was catching up with all his work...
And that's about it for the highlights of our downtime. I'm off to have breakfast now, and see if I can get to 4k before lunch.