Friday, I headed back, paper-shuffled things I needed to get done, and was joined in the evening by R for games design. I, by this stage, was a bit to tired, which was a shame. Never mind.
Saturday, atreic turned up, having successfully followed my getting-to-my-house instructions. She was duely shown around the house, fed, and then we took advantage of the car to drive (with a couple of diversions) to Virginia Waters. The weather was (to my mind) ideal for walking, given the weather that we'd been having recently - broadly dripping with rain. Rather than being frazzled, this gave the surroundings a pleasent coolness, and allowed a sensible walk rather than diving for shade at all possible oppotunities. I suspect atreic may have preferred the sun, but to me, it made the walk feel magical. An amusing prop, consisting of a badminton racquet with a missing handle was discovered; a use for this was not, however, found.
Thereafter, we diverted back home and went, with the addition of Emperor and Darren (although I may be misremembering his name) to see Tom Jones; a play put on by a cast including some friends of my companions. This was a fine play, which despite the aircraft attempting to drown out then words was largely comprehensible, comprehensive, and well acted. Fun; especially as I haven't seen a theatre played properly for ages. The internal critic in me does keep wondering what a gender reversal version of that play would be like. Somewhat surreal, methinks. My companions disappeared off to the cast meal, and I disappeared off home, to write this entry, play a couple of games of TA, and then go to bed.