One of the more enjoyable things about not going to work is that the weekend becomes much less important and therefore more enjoyable. On Friday evening I met a friend at the V&A to go to a talk. The talk was about architecture and community engagement so quite relevant for me. There was a panel discussion and I vaguely knew a couple of the people who were speaking. The whole of the museum was open until 10 and there was lots of stuff happening.
It was hiving with young people, m0st of them, I guess design students and many of them were channelling the 1980s which made me feel quite nostalgic. I was talking to my sister about this and she pointed out that lots of kids look fantastic wearing 80s gear and so did we although of course self-doubt meant that we didn't realise this. Normally on a Friday night I would feel really tired and grumpy but this Friday I felt positively serene.
Yesterday I went to Upper Street where I met the same sister for lunch. Beforehand I mooched around Camden Passage as I was on a mission, unsuccessful as it happens. I had a bit of time to kill so went window shopping which is not that much fun if you have become a New Frugal (this is a social categorisation which I have just invented. New Frugals have recently had life changing experiences and no longer have any visible means of support but, here's the thing, it is a big novelty for them and perversely enjoyable. I imagine that you can only be a New Frugal for a a maximum of three months and then you turn into a gibbering, panic stricken, poor person who shops for food in Catford and crys yourself to sleep every night. I asked Traybake today if he prefers the new me and he said he couldn't see much difference as I was still morally superior and irritating but just spent less money.)
The other thing I did yesterday was become a great aunt again.
Today I weeded one flowerbed, baked one chocolate cake and listed one thing on eBay. I am going for dinner at TB's. We are keeping mainland European hours so I have been told to arrive at 9.
Tomorrow will be less enjoyable as I have two, horrible application forms to fill in.
I hope you all had a good weekend.