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24 December 2001 @ 10:47 pm
We got up reasonably early this morning, then didn't bother actually doing anything, so might as well've set the alarm for later!

Once we'd got ourselves dressed we headed off into town and did some shopping. The main things we were looking for was a xmas pressie for some friends, some candles and some wine. The pressie was fairly easy (nice ornamental candlesticks), the candles were fairly hard. We wanted standard sorta size thick candles, not too tall. But there were none to be found in most of the shops we went into - eventually we found some shiny purple ones in Debenhams. In the process of hunting for them we went into the Lakeland Plastics shop in Ipswich - it's in an old house (called Ancient House, I think it's the oldest standing building in Ipswich, Tudor or something like that). It's a huge shop and seems to go on for ever - and has all sorts of stuff ... whilst there we got some hand towels with penguins on :)

Wine was also easy to find - just went to Sainsburys and got a bottle or two ;)

Whilst in town we also had lunch in Vagabonds (as always) and got tickets to go and see Lord of the Rings, again (on Thursday).

Once home we tidied up the living room and put the xmas decorations up (we just have a tree, but it still makes it feel more christmassy :) ). And I finally cooked Chicken with Cashew Nuts for dinner, and we had one of the bottles of wine we bought :)

It's Christmas tomorrow :)
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Porcupine Tree "Moonloop"
The nameless Onethrawn on December 25th, 2001 01:48 am (UTC)
It is indeed, Happy christmas and a booze filled new year to you both!
SoSiouxMesosiouxme on December 25th, 2001 07:55 pm (UTC)
on the off chance i haven't mentioned it yet...
this is a really, really gorgeous picture of you. also it reminds me of corrie...
Andrewsagima on December 26th, 2001 11:46 am (UTC)
Have you noticed the reliefs on the front to portray each of the four continants known about at the time it was built (i think that's why their are only four anyway)
rbygrave on June 10th, 2002 01:39 am (UTC)
Is that the kitchen-things shop in the Buttermarket? Used to be Hatchards[?] bookshop?

I always grit my teeth and think 'that used to be an actual bookshop years ago, but people in Ipswich would rather have another kitchen-things shop'...

Regards, Ruth
Margaretpling on June 10th, 2002 01:57 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't know - I've only lived in Ipswich 6 years, and it's been Lakeland Plastics as long as I've been here. Probably though, don't think there's another kitchen-things shop on the Buttermarket for us to get confused about.

It's a shame if is, you can never have too many bookshops ;)
rbygrave on June 10th, 2002 02:23 am (UTC)
yep, that's the one. Thought I remembered it being in Ancient House. Yes, the bookshop used to be there when I occasionally visited Ipswich years ago, but not since I've lived here, unfortunately.

Like your book reviews, BTW -- notice you're getting the Baen e-books, of which I got the May ones as well (because of the Bujold, which I have not read yet as am saving it till last).

Regards, Ruth (...who has no life, just an internet...)
Margaretpling on June 10th, 2002 02:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, I read the Webscriptions books ... I'd stopped sometime about 6 months ago, coz there weren't really any I was specially keen on - but then tyche reminded me of the fact that there's a new David Weber book soon ... so I went and looked at them again, and there're lots of months I want (I'm getting them 2 at a time as I'm a little strapped for cash right now - got May and August this time).