Friday night, we went to see POTC3. Far too long, far too convoluted, but still huge fun. Best gag: telescopes.
Saturday say us heading to the Maul on Project Rubber Duck, which was achieved. Great fun looking in toy shops and Baby Gap – very nice to have a grandchild to shop for 🙂 Then down to Costco for chicken thighs, a big gammon, pork fillets, duck breasts, part baked baguettes, baked beans, tuna, kabanos, chorizo, various cheese and more.
the rest of the weekend was ear marked for laziness, some freezer cooking, doing the LibDem data input (which has to be in by Jun 1), some parish newsletter stuff (ditto). But then the phone rang at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
would we like to go to lunch on Monday with Helena, Pete’s sister? Their elderly aunt and uncle were over from Finland. Well, yes – but they live in Worthing, which is a 3 hour drive from here. They did invite us to stay over, but we simply don’t have the time, and then there’s the Tribe …
so Sunday saw me frantically carving up meat and squeezing it into the freezer, cooking the gammon, discovering my Treo was doing something very strange and rushing out to buy a second phone (SE 750i), going to a tea party for a couple of hours. All the while with this Mac behaving very badly – kernel crash, locking up, etc.
Monday morning early I tried booting the Mac again – corrupted Virtual PC W2K install [aargh], and it won’t see the external Firewire drive with the backup on it. Aargh. Left for Worthing at 8.40, got there at 1 p.m., had nice lunch, perlmonger went with his family to visit his mother in the home. Then swift cup of tea, and we set off back just before 6, getting in at about 8.40 – great run.
now to rebuild this machine – I hate computers.