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Happy New Year! [Jan. 1st, 2006|06:13 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Hello all! I hope whatever you ended up doing last night was fun. I went to visit my friends Mel and Steve in Margate, which was quiet but fun, we played Pit1 which seems to be 102 years old, but I'd never heard of it until last night. We played Scalextric with Mini Coopers as well, and ate loads of pizza.

On the way back I wanted to see the sea, so I drove along Margate sea front but it was too wet and miserable to get out. I'll have to go back at some point in the future though, it looked interesting in an old and dilapidated way. I then went to look at Herne Bay, by which time it had stopped raining so I got out and went for a walk along the front. It was fvcking freezingbracing and Herne Bay's interesting if you want to see a seaside town that's part frozen in the fifties, and part taken over by some of the less attractive aspects of Britain's towns and cities. I want to go back there too, it looks photogenic and I didn't have my camera.

I brought my Le Creusets back from my parents' which is a v good thing obv, as I can now make chicken and barley stew again. Also, I just went out to buy soy sauce, and I find that the little food shop which was a bit skanky when I moved in has obviously been taken over and is now ace - it's got loads of intriguing foreign stuff in there now.

Is "garden flat" just a way of saying "basement flat" so that it sounds a bit less sh1t?


1The second great new card game I'd played in as many days: at verlaine's on Friday I played Fluxx which was excellent too.
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From: metallikat
2006-01-01 06:28 pm (UTC)
Nuh-uh - 'garden flat' often means 'flat with a garden' rather than being one of those weird basement things that opens out onto a sunken back garden.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, right. I see.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2006-01-01 06:29 pm (UTC)
Garden flat's the one that actually has access to the garden - not all flats in a block will have garden access/use. And not all garden flats are basement flats.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:41 pm (UTC)
Cheers, I understand now.
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2006-01-01 06:32 pm (UTC)
Playing Pit is not my idea of a quiet evening, unless you play by entirely different rules from the ones I'm familiar with.

I think it's in Ramsgate rather than Margate that there is a coffee bar that seems to be stuck in a 50s timewarp, waiting for teddy-boys to slouch in.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:43 pm (UTC)
Playing Pit is not my idea of a quiet evening, unless you play by entirely different rules from the ones I'm familiar with.

Yeah, that bit wasn't so quiet. It was more meant quiet in the sense of us all being in our thirties and several are parents these days.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 06:36 pm (UTC)
I suppose a basement flat might not always have a garden, and a garden flat might be on the ground floor. Le creuset is gay.
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[User Picture]From: ultraruby
2006-01-01 06:57 pm (UTC)
Le creuset is NOT gay, le creuset is LOVE.
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[User Picture]From: dermfitz
2006-01-01 07:05 pm (UTC)
Le Creuset is gay love.
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[User Picture]From: ultraruby
2006-01-01 07:08 pm (UTC)
especially the kettles.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 07:49 pm (UTC)
it's all too heavy! and it takes ages to heat up! i only want spaghetti.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 07:58 pm (UTC)
But I want chicken and barley stew.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 07:59 pm (UTC)
i dont care what you want! where's my bloody pizza!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 08:05 pm (UTC)
In Kent. We saved you some. What was that number?
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 08:07 pm (UTC)
P1224?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 08:09 pm (UTC)
No, +49... which isn't the same as the one I've got for you.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 08:37 pm (UTC)
the one i texted you on last night is right. ive given up and got them both on though, so either.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-02 09:04 pm (UTC)

Show your stew

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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 06:38 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, do. Why? You could have a big housewarming party.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think it would be nice. Perhaps the neighbours would let me use their garages too. If we closed it down by five. God i hate julia stiles and she wont' stop being on tv.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:47 pm (UTC)
Listen to the radio then. Who's Julia Stiles?
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 06:49 pm (UTC)
I haven't got a radio. J S is in 10 things i hate about you and shes blonde with no distinguishing features
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:53 pm (UTC)
All the radio in the world is in the internet. Or, download this and listen to it, it's v good.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2006-01-01 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec, i have put it on to download. Youre v sensible today. Apart from the garden flat thing.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2006-01-01 06:45 pm (UTC)
Photogenic isn't necessarily picturesque. It was interesting photogenic.
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