Such a fantastic weekend!
On Friday after work I went to hire a costume, failed but ended up having souvlaki with Mum in town. Mmm, souvlaki! I made it home in time to squeeze a very quick shower in before our random Ballroom class. That was also good; some of our guys are amazingly quick at picking up dances! Then the boy and I went to Scared Scriptless; the first time I've been in ages and his first time ever, and it was great! Yay for mattmatt
who was MCing.
On Saturday morning I suceeded in hiring the apparel I was after, and then boy and I had a quick picnic (sort of) in the hidden community gardens at uni, which was interesting. Then home to make a pot-luck dish (pita pockets with hummus, pesto, mixed leaves, camembert, cherry tomatoes and olives), and to get prettied up for... The Sparkle Dazzle Dance! It was a Ballroom dance in Diamond Harbour, with a ferry trip over to the venue, a pot-luck tea, then lots of dancing. I was stunningly attired in full Ballroom regalia; an apricot dress encrusted with rhinestones and sequins, with the best ever
skirt for spinning, feather trim, and even long dangly pleated bits.
The dancing was great, lots of swishing around the floor (the dress helped, of course!), and some really fun "progressive barndances", which none of us had ever done before but were easy enough to do that we were easily able to join in. So good! When we were done dancing we hobbled back down the road to the ferry and cruised across the harbour again. So good!
On Sunday one of my schoolfriends and I caught the puttering bus out to Rangiora, where we spent the day lounging around catching up with a couple of other friends and enjoying the sunshine. We had fish and chips (or chips, anyway) for tea by a river at Amberley, with a precarious ride on a little 4WD buggy thing to get there and back. I got back into town about 9pm and the boy came over to watch a movie (The Insider - reasonably good, although slightly annoying in places and a bit too long for my short attention span).
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, weekendy goodness. Now, just four-and-a-bit more working days until the next one...