Thursday, March 15, 2007

Three personal firsts

1) First time ever in a political demo: yesterday evening I joined Sue in Parliament Square for the CND rally against the Trident replacement. Worryingly, I also bought a brown corduroy jacket from Oxfam the other day. Am I turning into a leftie?

2) First time this season in the air: I just got back from a glorious afternoon paragliding at Butser Hill. I can still fly! It wasn't just a crazy dream.

3) First time for 30 years I've been offered a place at university: today I was notified that my application to do a Masters in Neuroscience at Kings was successful. Scary stuff - now the ball is firmly in my court.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I had another great pub session last night with Les in The Plume of Feathers. We managed to bag two tables which gave us plenty of room to set up Blue Moon City. First time we've played it 2-player: it worked really well, a very tense race which was neck-and-neck all the way to the finish. I got my final offering in just a turn ahead of Les, it couldn't have been any closer. We also had time for two rounds of Roma - I won both of these as well! Poor Les, he was very gracious about it.

Our previous pub session - a couple of weeks ago in The Fox - saw us playing Carcassone the City. By a strange coincidence the couple at the next table were huge Carcassone fans! Not boardgames generally, just Carcassone, so it was one-in-a-million that we happened to be playing Carcassone and not some other game that evening. Needless to say we have arranged to meet them soon for another Carcassone session, also hoping to draw them into the wider world of Eurogames......