December 4th, 2006

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Well that was a moderately different weekend. What with my geeky shopping in Tescos, there was also a medievil xmas banquet. This involved more food than you could shake a stick at. 4 courses. Pate to start, followed by soup. Then we had roast chicken. And to finish sillybub (yes I know it's spelt wrong). The sillybub made some people very silly. There was also some awesome singing put on as a midfeast entertainment. And despite all of us groaning at the stuffedness of our bellies, we played some party games too.

Sunday was spent recovering. I also got Jehova-Witnessed again. This time since I wasn't about to rush off to work, I had time to talk to them, although it was a different batch. I think I provided them with far too much interesting conversation so they'll be back again.

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This is a tricky time of year. I have to work out what to get my mum for xmas. I know what she wants, but I don't think it's do-able. She wants a new VCR so she can watch her videos and record stuff. Except at a quick glance, they don't make VCRs any more. Fairly understandable I guess.

She also is pondering getting a DVD player. I'm thinking that getting her a combo DVD/VCR is probably the best option of solving both problems. Although it wouldn't be capable of recording off digital. So I guess ultimately she'd also need a digital PVR too.

I think sorting this out in person is going to required. Maybe taking her shopping in the sales.