So it turns out that I have a couple of failings as a boyfriend, the most important of which is that - after being together for 1 and 3/4 years - I had failed to mention that, as children, my sisters and I had a full set of Sooty, Sweep and Soo handpuppets. Obviously, neglecting to mention this was wrong of me, and I accepted my punishment willingly and without question.
But I have promised that upon our return to Adelaide, I shall be delving into the big cupboard of storage-ness to fish them out. I may even take some photos...
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And on a semi-related note, here it is an official announcement*: Immy and I are moving back to Adelaide, around the 16th-17th of this month. </public>
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In other news - Merry Christmas and New Year's! Hope everyone had a good one - I spent my second Christmas away from my family (and first to not be in South Australia or Germany), as mum and dad have gone over to Europe to see my big sister Anna, who is working in Edinburgh at their Fringe. So Imogen and I trundled over at the beginning of December for my cousin Bianca's wedding and an early Christmas with my folks, sister Laura and Grandparents. Was nice - we had vol au vents at my sister's place. How posh.
For Christmas, I got a nice little bit of loot - an Elliott Smith CD (Figure 8) and a hilarious book, 'I Hate Myself And Want To Die - The 52 Most Depressing Songs You'll Ever Hear'. From her family, I also scored the complete Blackadder on DVD and a guitar slide (which was technically from her, she just couldn't afford it herself), so I was happy. My parents also sent over a care package full of knick-knacks, including a Thomas The Tank Engine (and Percy!).
New Year's Eve was also much fun - we drove down to Geelong to celebrate at capn_n_pye's place, along with jenskijen and eyebrowofdoom. It was lovely, if a little hot - 43 degrees without airconditioning can be a trifle unaccommodating**. But we did go swimming, and made vodka watermelon, and much amusement. We even enjoyed it so much, we had the four girls come round to our place two days later for Pad Thai before they head off onto their Bali trip.
But overall, life is good. Slightly terrifying, but good.
Lastly, if you want a good way to kill a couple of hours, go play this game. It's stupidly addictive.
*done because nobody seems to know that that was always the plan
**read: we got bugger all sleep