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Monday morning! Wahey! Woohoo!

Well, it's Monday evening that I am looking forward to really, as Mitch is coming back from Denmark today and is due back into Heathrow at about 2030. This technically means that I get to meet him in Paddington at about 2130, subject to baggage collection, whether they find the whole laks up his bum etc.etc., but I am looking forward to having him back for a little while at least.

It is quite sad for him as he has had a cracking year in Odense and made lots of really good friends (so good that he elected not to go to Aarhus for the summer as originally planned). But Denmark is not so very far away and I know they'll keep in touch. In fact, at least one of said friends is coming over to London in August and another is making definite attempts in that direction. I know that he is going to love Paris anyway (he goes in September) and everybody's life needs a new chapter from time to time...

Very homebody-style weekend, mostly because I am stoney, but also because it has been so blooming hot! According to the radio, it was 32 degrees Celsius yesterday, hotter than Hawaii was. And when I say hot, I mean have about 10 showers a day and as soon as you are dried and clothed, however lightly, your clothes are sticking to you again - that type of hot! So hot I couldn't be arsed to walk along to the Brockwell Park Lido where all sensible people surely were (give or take 50 excited schoolchildren released for les grands vacances!)! So hot that I feel I must have consumed a small spring over the last 48 hours and sweated every last drop of it out. Still, hear me bitch when we are deep midwinter and I am c-o-o-o-o-old! I guess this means that I shall be floating around in little dresses again and guzzling more water than ever, which are both good things (well, considering that I work with a fair few blind people, who am I really hurting?!).

Apart from that, Adrian phoned and spread the glad tidings that he is off to Crete for 2 weeks. I felt obliged to remind him that BBC2 are showing a programme this week about the fall of the Minoan Civilisation and its descent into cannabalism and anthropophagy, parents upon children. he has promised to run like mad if his folks start acting strangely!

Gary also called. He is off to Cornell on 21st August, which is brilliant for him and bittersweet for us. He should be meeting up with a lot of us in Oxford and/or London in a couple of weeks, which will be good.

And last but not least, two very good friends of mine Rob Pugh and Anna Kirsten Nygaard were married on Saturday in Bergen! I cannot wait to congratulate them personally, see the photos, hear all about it etc. I know that they love each other very much and will have an excellent, happy, productive and interesting life together as a result of this and because they are both such sterling individuals.

Right! Frenetically busy day and busy week coming up, so it's over and out until I next feel the urge to write an entry!
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