Eating ham and jam and spamalot…

Last week, I had a ham sandwich. I also had some jam with my toast for breakfast one day. On Saturday, I went to see “Spamalot” (do you like the way I linked that in there? 😉 )

In order to celebrate Jon B’s birthday, a bunch of us met up on Saturday morning and went down to London. Before lunch, most of the guys went to the Star Wars Exhibition, while most of the girls had a wander round in London. I quite enjoyed the exhibition, it was great to see a lot of the props etc used – some highlights for me were Darth Vader’s costume, the bridge of a Star Destroyer, and a Yoda model / puppet. It didn’t take that long to go round though, so if you go don’t expect to spend the whole day in there!

Afterwards we all met up, and had our lunch whilst sitting in Trafalgar Square. It was a beautiful day, London was heaving with people! After lunch we went to the Palace Theatre to see Spamalot.

There’s not really much I can say about it, other than – it was fantastic! They used most of the best bits from the film, but there was plenty there which was new for the musical. If you haven’t seen it yet, go! It’s definitely worth it.

Aaaanyway. On Saturday evening we came back home and I installed OpenTTD (yes, they do a Linux version) after reading Matthew’s latest blog post. I spent the evening messing around building railway junctions and things… it’s great fun! It’s a very addictive game though, so if you download it then be warned – you could end up spending hours on it!

On Sunday we went to church in the morning, and in the afternoon as it was such a lovely day we went for a walk. I wish I’d taken the camera as well – we went up to Bourne Mill (New Town / Old Heath kind of area in Colchester) and it looked so picturesque in the September sunshine.

In the evening we watched “Shadowlands”, which is a film about C.S. Lewis’ relationship with his wife, Joy. It’s a very sad film (she died of cancer), but well worth watching. The only thing I wish they’d done was include a bit more of his writings on the subject (namely from “A Grief Observed”), but I suppose in a film it’s more difficult to go into that kind of thing.

Well, sorry this has been a long post! I didn’t even mention Esther’s “finishing dissertation” dinner at Pizza Express on Friday night and it turned out pretty long. I’ll stop now…

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