Well it's only a few weeks till halloween, so thought I might as well start getting into the spirit.
Monday turned out to be the last day of Jury service, so I'm now having a bit of a holiday for the rest of the week. So far I've been to see The Departed
(pretty good, but I'd like to watch the original
now) and made two more ginger cakes.
Finding Jury service rather tiring. On my second case (which hopefully will finish this Monday) and you really have to pay attention in court. It's just hard work, as everything seems to take forever and you end up hearing about the same things many many times. It's not an entirely terrible experience, but I am very glad that I am not trying to do work in the evenings.
Oh yeah and nearly forgotten - new Battlestar series was awesome.
Annual ginger cake baking at the weekend.
Currently on day two of jury service. This time I was actually on a case, though it was quite nice yesterday to have a chance to read and play the DS in the waiting room. Hopefully I might actually finish The System of the World
some time soon this way.
So far this jury service is better than the last time I did it (up in Worcester), as there is a window in the waiting room.
Sadly not the two combined, but another cushion finished and a continuation of my series of screencasts (this time covering making a mandelbrot fractal applet
Saw Children of Men
last Tuesday at a preview screening in the Odeon. I thoroughly recommend it. Quite dark, but with a good touch of humour.
So Tuesday was the last lesson in my drawing course. Consequentially we paid a bit extra to get a life model. Lots of practice sketches in the first hour (which helped get over the initial slight oddness of having a disrobed person in the room), then an hour spent working on a final piece. Very happy with how mine came out - just a shame I didn't have a bit longer to actually finish off the face and feet.