• Conventions,  Travel

    Chicago, etc

    Not a proper con report, but a roundup of highlights; Arriving at 3am and losing a day of touristing due to American Airlines being trash, but still getting to ride the L because it runs all night. Good breakfasts at…

  • Food and Drink,  Updates

    Team AstraZeneca

    Got my vaccination on Tuesday! Had to take the train to Southsea, so I took advantage and picked up a loaf of sourdough from Sourdough Bakehouse and some lovely sandwiches (a reuben and a cheesesteak) from Baffled Coffee. The shot…

  • Conventions

    Food, glorious food.

    John and I take turns cooking dinner, just like before lockdown, we were already pretty good at using up our veg box to get a nice variety of dishes. Obviously now we also eat weekday breakfast and lunch at home,…

  • Conventions

    Taste of con

    Last weekend we went to the SciFi Ball for the day on Saturday. It’s a local convention which is almost the reverse of what I’m used to in some ways, with the big focus being on the evening events (hence…

  • Conventions

    Beyond the Brotherhood

    So far 2020 has been chock full of culture for us, we’ve fitted in two museum visits and a movie trip and the month is not over yet. First Saturday of January we took the train into the New Forest…

  • Conventions

    Turkey and burritos

    On the weekend of the 23rd, we had an early Thanksgiving with John’s parents, George and Kathryn. I had made two practice pumpkin pies with the Halloween jack-o-lantern and although the third attempt was with canned pumpkin I was pretty…

  • Conventions

    Food, cats, more food, more cats.

    Yesterday we walked up to Wickes to find out about bathrooms (spoiler; they’re pricey) and had a lovely meal at Steak Bar, the little eatery attached to Uptons of Basset. They’re a Slovakian style butcher (I don’t know exactly how…

  • Conventions

    No Novacon, yes chilaquiles.

    On the weekend after Halloween we had planned to go to Novacon, but a proper look at the budget suggested that actually maybe quality time with the cats would be better. As a consolation prize we did get to attend…

  • Conventions

    Treats, mostly

    Hot damn, it’s almost Halloween! (Guess who forgot to post her draft!?) Inktober got rudely shoved aside so I could get art ready for World Fantasy. John helpfully worked around me as I buckled down and spent most of the month…

  • Conventions

    Inktober

    The second half of September had two Coxon family visits in a row.; first George and Kathryn came down for a brief visit which involved pizza and beer and Into the Spider-Verse. The following weekend John’s parents came to visit,…