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Emergency folding chair shopping advice: John Lewis does not sell furniture. Well, it does, but the furniture physically present within its branches are for display only. They don't sell off the shop floor. Fortunately, they do sell furniture immediately from the discount corner (at least on the Oxford Street branch), and I could make do with only buying one folding chair.

A reason to move: Our apartment has walls made of plasterboard. This is the worst aspect of the apartment. Yesterday, when diligently attempting to replace a burnt-out lightbulb before dinner guests, I pulled one of the living room light fixtures out of the wall. The screws are stripped. The elegant candle-lit ambiance that evening was by no means our original intention.

Graking: Definition: time spent simultaneously grading and baking.

Quince, continued: Thanks to ewtikins' creative efforts, I now have a bottle of quince-flavored vodka!

Advent calendar update: Thank you to all who weighed in on the difficult subject of what advent calendar I should acquire. It arrived four days after the beginning of advent, and chamaeleoncat generously put it together for me. I went with the pink unicorn set - which looks like a rose-themed Versaille, to quote chamaeleoncat - and a full non-advent set of jousting knights. By request of cliosfolly, scenes from Yvain (and possibly other medieval romans) will be forthcoming.



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Dec. 11th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm certain it is.
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Jousting!! Oh, I can't wait to see the itty jousting scenes that you come up with!

Also, I seem to have devoted a large amount of time to binking: baking and thinking :) (The other combinations I came up with were 'thaking' and 'banking,' neither of which really worked)
Dec. 10th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, quince-flavored vodka! Do you have any particular plans for its use?

I hope you'll post pictures of Yvain Playmobil scenes sometime!
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
My only plan for the quince-flavored vodka is to drink it.

I will! It may not be until January, however.
Dec. 11th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
I seem to have missed the OP on the Playmobile advent calendars, which is a Good Thing, because I would probably have bought both, AND the animals one. And I'm trying to divest myself of possessions...

Oh well, there's always Next Year :)
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Playmobil is robust and packs away into not much space?
Dec. 11th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
It sounds festive! I can't wait to see the scenes from Yvain. :-D

I can't believe the walls are made of plasterboard. Well, I can, I've lived in similar places--but still, that sucks.
Dec. 11th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
And in nearly all other ways, it's a wonderful place to live! The walls just won't hold weight though, and that's a pain.
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