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☠ lightwaverf: the light switches etc that I use to give me remote control of everything in the house
Sunday we had a lovely lunch round the in-laws, and Saturday we had a rare night out at Vinorium as Emma and Jeff were visiting. Had a good time there, that's a nice place. I only sampled the wine, but they ate a proper meal there too. Didn't have too much to drink, I really was just having a taste of as many as I could. Very civilised.
Back to work in the morning.
I should not post too much about what I've been up to as I'm meeting some old friends on Wednesday, and if they do their research and read this, then I'll have nothing to talk about.
In the garden myself today, not digging up remains though, found some shed paint (or fence paint, whatever, was in the garage when we moved in) and it's supper sunny so guess what, I'm painting the shed. Well I was, while Tommy was sleeping and Harry was playing on the computer. Time to come in now, wake Tommy up and do something constructive...
We also made a sign for the badger doorway in the garden, picture later. Harry drew it out and then I dremeld it.
Then we went back after the meal, and it CHANGED. It happened gradually, they lowered the lights, they removed all the pump clips to disguise the fact that they sell local real ale and they started lining up jagerbombs along the bar. Then a velvet rope went up outside, about a dozen bouncers arrived, they moved a till to the front door, and suddenly it was a proper pay-to-get-in nightclub. And we were trapped inside!
OK, not trapped, not my ideal sort of spot but we were in a big group of people of different tastes. I think more of the group would have preferred the real ale-ness of its daytime incarnation, which is why there were murmerings to go to The Foundry instead. By the time this was properly established as the plan, I had definitely lost my momentum, and so headed home.
I think the evening ended a bit earlier than people had planned, but the timing certainly suited me. I was home again by about eleven after dropping some people off, and then sat up and watched Rev and 8 Out Of 10 Cats when I got in.
Might get some time for hardware hacking over the weekend. I might connect up the beer fridge.
☠ raspberry pi: cheap low powered computer
There is a voucher this weekend for keene.co.uk use ESAVE10 to save 10 pounds when you spend 100 (and you easily can). Did they do this last year? I think I posted the same thing when I was after buying some of their bluetooth in wall amplifier with speakers. I never did. I wonder if I'll post this again next year?
Off to Chimichangas in Canterbury tonight after work, and driving too. Going to The Foundry after too, that will be tough. I'd love to go there for a big session, but it's just a bit tricky getting home, would be two busses. I often get a lift home from work off Ben, and he was talking about driving tonight too, so I've done the decent thing and stepped up to offer him a lift. I will try and make up for it over the rest of the weekend...
In other opening / closing news, read in the Folkestone Herald that The Hub is closing. The cycle shop is going anyway, don't know how this affects Loaf cafe which is connected.
Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to The wife and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do js, node, php, and ruby. I like Folkestone Gerald, pubs, restaurants, home automation, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, time travel, stained glass...