Monday, January 05, 2004

Have you got a memory that sticks there just because it was so brilliant when it happened but when explained later seems slightly weird? Well I now have one. It was on New Years day, family dinner with James' parents and his sister and her bf Steve. We had had our lovely turkey dinner that James' mum had prepared and we decided we would play a game called Quotations. In it there are several different groups of questions to answer, one group of them being Buzz Words. In Buzz words the whole point is that when one player reads the question the other players have to guess what word is missing from a sentence, when they know the word they shout BUZZ and the one who gets it first gets to answer, simple don't you think?

Well in the heat of the game you do mix your words up and it is only natural, anyway I think so, that you should shout the right answer instead of BUZZ. Well Steve did just that. But since James shouted BUZZ first he had the first chance of guessing. Remember this being a very simple question, the sentence you had to complete was "Like a .... out of water". You all know that the missing word is fish, if you didn't know you would have heard Steve shout it and guessed it was the right one since he shouted f*ck afterwards since he botched it. Anyway, we played in teams and James and me were one team. And I thought, great, at least we will lose one of our cards in this game when James were quick. But do you know what he said? Instead of a fish out of water he said duck and looked very smug for a second thinking he had guessed it right before I whacked him! He got this thing about ducks, it all started with a question in Trivial Pursuit that had something to do with animals hibernating and right out of the blue James wondered if Swedish ducks did hibernate like ordinary ducks did.....! We only played that for one round and then moved on to a more sinister game of Scruples....This is where you get questions that will test your moral values and if you can lie convincingly to bodge others. Also it shows how well you know each other...

Christmas was lovely especially having my sister and her bf here did make it extra special. Then we spent new year at James' parents in England. And I think that was just what the doctor prescribed for me. I was still coughing quite a lot from the flu I had before Christmas. But the mild weather in England and some retail therapy did the trick it seems ;)

Ah yes, SALE is a word I love to see when visiting England. I bought 7 new tops and 3 pairs of trousers plus got some lingerie from James.. . Plus everything else we got it is a bloody miracle we weren't overweight when checking in at the airport when going back! We went to 3 different city's shopping(joy joy joy) But also we did get to see James grandparents as well as James getting a football game in there as well. Being a huge Ipswich fan he was very pleased at them winning the game on Saturday. Me, I went to town with James mum and did some last minute shopping before going back to Sweden while he watched a round ball being kicked from one side of a pitch to the other. Hmpf, men and their sport! ;)

And we watched Love Actually on New Years Eve in Ipswich big cinema multiplex. I thought it was a weird film to start with but once you got the number of different stories they were following it was very good. But sad towards the end in two occasions. Being a chick flick I'd still recommend it to guys to go see. Talking about films, I'm major disappointed about The Return of the King! You could see where there will be longer scenes once the extended version comes out, you got this feeling about vital information being cut out and you sat there feeling cheated. And that I wasn't expecting from seeing the two other films. Still it is an amazing film and the effects and the story over all is still excellent. Just is, we wanted better for the last film!

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