Saturday, 9 January 2010
We have a plan
It's been a bit of a hard week for The Boy, he made it in to work every day but it's been a chore and a struggle, so he gets to choose what we do this weekend.
As there is no football on and it's really blooming cold he has decided we are going on an expedition. Walking boots, layer upon layer (though not as stylishly as Florrie go and have a look at her winter layering post) snood, hat & coat and off we will pop. We are going to walk the 2 miles to Xscape, this is our local multiplex - there is also an inside snow slope (with real snow no less) some snow & mountain sport type shops and a few restuarant chains (pizza express, Ask, Nando's, Chiquita's, Frankie & Benny's, Starbucks etc); there are also a few bars and a night club. Over the road is an outlet village no where near as nice or fancy as Bicester (which I will blog about soon) but good for kitchen wear or sport wear and has a great Gaggia and Le Creuset shop. Anyway I am digressing - he has a plan.
After the MIL phones this morning (hopefully around 11am) we will eat the soup I made yesterday, red pepper and lentil on nom nom nom, with the fresh bread which is currently baking then suit up and head out. Whilst it's only 2 miles with the weather as it is it may take a bit more than the 30 mins it usually does so we are going to give ourselves and hour and get there in time for the 1pm showing of Avatar 3D. It's quite a long film (about 2.5 hours) so with the adverts that's 3 hours. Then a quick coffee and a loo break then back into the flicks to see Nine.
Then the long walk home (I may veto this and get a taxi). As a plan it sounds fine but there is part of me that just wants to build a fire and clean the @teamvaughan way. He is also talking about doing the same thing tomorrow but to see Where the Wild Things Are and Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll.......sigh.
Ah well, off we pop out into the brave new world. Wish me luck.......