It definitely has been a busy few weeks, keeping up with casework (bins, strange smells, traffic, planning applications etc) has taken up the few bits of spare time I've had around work and Council.
I also had to miss the first Fortismere governors meeting since Haringey Labour sacked their three representatives - as it was on Monday night and directly clashed with Full Council. So I need to go through the minutes and check up on what happened at that meeting, which will do tomorrow. As well as finally tidying my room - now I don't have a mother here to make me do it, that takes even longer than it used to when I was a child.
I did have some friends visiting for my birthday last weekend though and had an excellent night out in Islington. Then I sadly had to work on my actual birthday (for the first time in years) but managed to get out a little before 8 and go to see the Maccabees in concert at the Roundhouse in Camden with a couple of friends, so worked out okay in the end. Missed the support acts, but the Maccabees were great, second time I've seen them live.
UPDATE: Just randomly saw this review of the Maccabees on a blog. I liked it.
I just saw this story on BBC News - brilliant. A first edition of The Importance of Being Earnest handed into an Oxfam shop. Which reminds me of a slightly adapted Oscar Wilde quote someone sent me on my 31st birthday:
"Thirty-one is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-one for years. Lady Dumbleton is an instance in point. To my own knowledge she has been thirty-one ever since she arrived at the age of forty, which was many years ago now."
I wasn't sure what to make of that. But, anyway, I'll have no problem being 32 next year.
Ok, I'm heading off to a friend's to watch the rugby. I'm not much of a rugby fan - and support Wales when it comes to rugby anyway - but looking forward to it anyway and hoping for a better showing than in the group stages...
The really big game, of course, is Spurs away at Newcastle on Monday night, which I won't get to watch as I have a council meeting - but hopeful that it will kickstart our season!