Friday, January 11, 2008

It's the weekend! Time to stay in...


Every night this week other than Wednesday I have had social engagements.

Monday Italian with friends.
Tuesday Tea & Cakes at a fancy restaurant with a girlfriend who had cool news. She went away on holiday single and came back engaged. We chinked china tea-cups over that.
Wednesday Shopping, tidying, and relaxing with my friend Vic who's over from Turkey and staying occasionally as she spends some of her UK time refreshing her nursing qualifications at Great Ormond Street)
Thursday Hosting and cooking dinner for a group of friends over from Turkey on a whistlestop tour of the UK

Next week, I have a similar line-up.

Monday Coffee with a German friend who's working in London.
Tuesday Staying in to let Vic back in (I have a spare key shortage going on)
Wednesday Meeting a girlfriend after work
Thursday Having my dubious mole scooped out at the Royal Free.

Now, apart from the last one, I have something social going on almost every night.

But the thing is, my Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are devoid of any social activity. And this has been the pattern for the last few years at least.

Basically, unless there is a wedding to attend, my weekends are my own. Usually spent with R, they focus on getting chores done or catching up on sleep. But on no account does anyone in London do any informal socialising at the weekend.

Nope, they do that in the week. From Monday to Thursday, we're out nearly every night seeing people and just, well, doing stuff.

But come Friday, we clock off sometime after 5pm and head home to hibernate.

Which is exactly what I'm about to do. Along with a bit of painting.

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