So little time…

Hoo-ahh! I love summer; the opportunities to get out and have a laff are an order of magnitude greater than during the winter. I mean, you can do some of the same stuff, but differently – in winter you can go out and party, but in summer you can go *outside* and party, and if you miss the last train home it’s not such a shivering horror waiting for the night bus.

And of course, there’s barbecues, outdoor activities, beer gardens, scantily-clad sun-worshippers, Hyde Park… Ah, summer in London is definitely worth the long winter wait! Although I suppose summer anywhere is worth the wait – with the possible exception of the Sahara… 🙂

And it’s much more fun to go out in the summertime; like this Wednesday (18th) when I’ll be out at the Melting Pot night in the Purple Turtle in Camden, my mate Ian B’s gig promotion debut; if the weather holds I’ll be out in a t-shirt. Now you couldn’t do that in November, couldja?! Back to the gig, though – it’s kicking off about 8pm, it’s a little late for flyers now, but come along regardless. It promises to be an outstanding event…

I’ve had a couple of fun-packed weekends, starting the one before last with soon-to-be-hitched mate Edd’s stag weekend. Down in deepest Sussex, close to Hailsham, we engaged in paintball for the afternoon, then went to the farm’s open-air swimming pool(!) and chilled with beers and farm-produced cider – cool! Camping and barbecue in the forest finished the night off – slightly earlier for me than I would have hoped, due to excessive cider consumption. Oh, but it was lovely!

Then last weekend I swung by mate Vix’s birthday barbecue for a brief hello (luv ya dahling, mwah, mwah), then ploughed on into Camden for what turned out to be a riotous evening with Alex & Mono – and this Brazilian bloke called Jesus we met randomly in the World’s End, but he disappeared early. That night culminated in a drunken climb to the top of Primrose Hill to admire the panoramic views of London by night; I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t have a camera with me, but that would have been foolish, really! 🙂

Been working my little nads off, which is why it amazes me that I get the time to go out and do all this stuff! I’m sure it’ll all catch up on me, but for the moment I’m having too much fun. I’ll rest when winter comes again, he he…

The GTi has had a couple more tweaks to replace a cam belt and cure an oil leak, also a tweak to the engine management system that’ll hopefully make it run better. So it’s in pretty good shape at the moment; it’s well-behaved on motorways and obscenely quick around town, and it’ll do me for a little while to come. It’ll be a more comfortable car in cooler weather, though, that’s for sure!

Just a last note, on the subject of birthday bashes: I realise it’s still very early, but put the 13th of November into your diaries as a strong possiblility for the epic multiple birthday event. More on this as it develops, but we’re looking at a West End venue… 😉

Must dash – lots to do, and…. (see title!)