September 27th, 2009

The weekend so far!

In one of those rare unprecedented moments, I'm actually remember to update during the weekend rather than do a big splurge on Monday. Despite feeling like my feet had been turned into two lumps of minced meat, I popped in on nuuki for a chilled evening of pizza, conversation and a bit of telly too (we saw that Derren Brown thing).

Saturday was pretty much a wasted day...in more ways than one. Plucking up a whole heap of courage, I sauntered over to a house warming party for one of my student friends where I think I knew about 5 people. By the end of it though I'd met loads of new people and I think I might even be able to remember their names if I meet them again. I also threw caution to the wind and drank a large bottle of WKD which was 3.2 units! *gasp* It tasted pretty vile though - probably works better if it's served cold rather fresh out of the supermarket.

Can't sleep any more now, hence why I'm up so early. Plus I did briefly have a niggling little at the back of my head that might have been a hangover, but was so insignificant, I barely noticed it at first. It's gone already anyway, so it can't have been important :)

Epic marathon

Since I had a trackable item I needed to offload quickly and so did nuuki, we went geocaching again with blue_cat and charliemouse in Windsor Great Park. The place was heaving with people because not only was it a awesomely lovely sunny day, but also there was a half marathon being run through the park. We managed 6 or so caches pretty easily (and dropping off our trackables) and then we decided to be greedy and go for a 7th. This was possibly a mistake.

After climbing up the hill in an attempt to walk in a straight line to it, we found a fence. So we wandered along the fence only to end up back on the road we'd originally decided not to walk down cos of the race. The geocache turned out to be on the other side of the road and it took us a while to find a gap in the runners to be able to cross and not get killed. So back on course, we tromped through the woods and after a few detours cos the path didn't quite head in the right direction, we found what we thought was the pond we were looking for.

I say pond, as there was some form of liquid, but it seriously looked like something out of a horror movie. Filled with dead trees, no sign of life anywhere, we half expected a horde of zombie ducks to waddle out quacking (or mooing) "brains..." at us. I should explain at this point, that the name of the cache was "Where the ducks go moooo!". So we attempted to walk around this desolated place and lo and behold, end up back near the road again and the runners. Striking back into the woods, we eventually found another larger, more healthy/normal looking, body of water called "Cow Pond".

I'm not entirely sure what went wrong here, but we ended up walking to the far side of it, only to discover that the cache was back where we already were. Eventually (it'd taken us quite a long time by now), I managed to spot the signature pile of leaves and branches that signifies a hidden cache and lo, it was there. And inside was another trackable - a racing car - which I've kept with a view to sending it closer to it's goal. Which I doubt I'll have a hand in as it apparently wants to do a tour of US race car circuits.

Of course I now feel as shattered as I did after doing Freshers Fayre, undoing the recovery I'd already made. Hopefully a nice peaceful evening in front of the telly with some takeaway will rectify that. Or maybe a nap is required first?