(Beautiful (I Guess) - Erin McKeown)
So today mum and I took a roadtrip to get our shop on. Aberdeen is an awe-inspiringly beautiful city...when it wants to be. Today was not one of those days! The grey sky was low and angry clouds swept in from the North Sea with that slow steady permeating drizzle the Granite City is so good at. Despite the inclement weather, a good time was had. A bit of shopping - new bras, new swimsuit, new makeup (so much, and so fabulous...now I just need to figure out how to apply liquid eyeliner!).
(Walk Away - Kelly Clarkson).
Then I met Show-Na for a quick lunch. As always she is super busy and fabulous, but it was great to hang out and catch up. I always enjoy our chats and am glad our friendship is surviving despite our lives taking us in radically different directions at times...
Then mum and I met Aunty S for afternoon tea - she is back from India (seriously, how fab is she?) and had plenty of good chat, comme toujours.
(Truth No 2 - Dixie Chicks)
Long journey home, then a quick sesh on the FTOTZ, a call to set up dinner next week with Sam and Maria, and every good intention to return the calls of Nat, Clare and Kat. I'm afraid the holiday sentiment of manana kicked in!
Tomorrow is bits and pieces around here - researching jobs for summer, writing exams, writing letters to churches for next term's study, emailing out my mixclub CD for this month, mailing maths homework to a couple of my students, calling Erin, and resisting texting he who I have a crush on.
*Mr Darcy: "I shall overcome this, I shall."*
(Any Lucky Penny - Nicky Hassman)
Speaking of / invoking Mr Darcy, I've also got the new Pride '&' Prejudice to watch soon. I've heard good things, but am also regarding it with the kind of dread I tend to reserve for blind dates and blood drives (needles + "difficult" veins = a tonne of fun, believe me). Hopefully I'll adore it.
Reading has gone down a little lately, and I appear to have 'forgotten' to pack Anna Karenina. Goshdarnit! Instead I am rereading Julian Fellowe's Snobs, and am enjoying it once again. It's a piquant book, with well observed characters and a lacing of wit I like, so I figured it was worth another go.
(A Rose Is Still A Rose - Aretha Franklin ft. Lauryn Hill)
Good Lord I'm tired.
Time for Bedfordshire, I think.