Friday saw day 2 of delivery people being incredibly stupid as to where to leave packages; on Thursday, our mailperson had left the parcel containing the prototype of SPX out in the rain (along with something misdelivered for one of our neighbours). Friday's haul involved another parcel left outside by the postperson (this time it was the Christmas cards I'd ordered the previous day) and also Securicor/DHL/whoever they are this week leaving a large box of Amazon stuff on the damp ground (luckily not damaging any of the contents, as it turned out). Our porch now bears a large notice involving huge fonts, red ink and underlining suggesting that delivery people use
Saturday was, eventually, Dragonmeet. I say "eventually" because we never get there very early at the best of times; this time we made it there by about 2pm. (rotwang wanted a lie-in after having driven back from Sheffield the previous night, and who was I to complain?) We pottered around, bought stuff (including thessalian's very impressive Affiliates game), attempted to persuade people to come out for pizza and failed, and finally wound up having a very pleasant Italian meal before pottering home.
And finally, Sunday: we ventured out to do some Christmas shopping in Kingston. We survived, and managed to clear out some of the list of people for whom we had no idea what to buy -- Muji has all sorts of nifty odds and ends at the moment, for instance. I'm still somewhat at a loss for what to buy the one-year-old on the presents list (O parents of said one-year-old, do you have guidance for me?) We went to see Mrs Henderson Presents in the evening. Excellent, as might have been expected from the cast -- Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins make anything good.