Several days ago, someone in the dianawynnejones community posted a link to a really nifty do-it-yourself model of Howl's Moving Castle. If you have a color printer and a whole lot of time to kill, it looks like fun. Through brief reply to that post, someone whose username rang no bells contacted me; someone who, upon further reading, already knew me, and I her. Thus it was I was back in touch in time to attend fjm's housewarming party last night.
Several months back, I had the fun of attending easterbunny's Pie competition. (Because really, there is little in life more enjoyable than meeting up with friends and eating pie all afternoon.) Among the LJ cohort to attend that event were flick and drplokta - who were also at the housewarming party last night. It quickly became apparently that most people in England know easterbunny and aca.
Anyways, you get the idea. I ate fruit salad and drank wine under the darkening skies in a lush garden, talking about the meaning of plants in Medieval texts, fairy tale studies in New York City, engineering with marbles, commuting relationships, and organic chocolate. It was a very good evening.
* Including headgardener, the_gardener, ladymoonray, swisstone, d_aulnoy, and vschanoes