Spent another afternoon in town yesterday. We'd decided that we'd get each other decent weatherproof outdoor jackets for Christmas as we do a bit of walking and we've got just about everything else we need. I keep asking for an ice-axe but Lorna's of the opinion that, if I had one I'd actually try and use it on something dangerous.
Anyway, the ice-axe issue aside, we're not badly equipped...
- Boots - ✓
- Binoculars - ✓
- Bobbly Hat - ✓
- Camera (Digital) - ✓
- Scarf'n'Gloves (uncoordinated) - ✓
- Walking Poles for Lorna (women and wooses only) - ✓
- Rucksack (small) - ✓
- Rucksack (mid-sized) - ✓
- Waterproof Jacket - ✓ (but not Gore-Tex)
Tried to persuade Lorna to go see The Chronicles of Narnia since we were in town but she wasn't up for it, having tramped around the shops for hours.
'course we ended up in Virgin and I bought a couple of stocking fillers. I love the way you can pick up any CD, scan it and then listen to a sample of each track. It's a great way to discover new music.
The first choice was Ghost Reveries by Swedish band Opeth for me, which is pretty heavy metal stuff and that means David'll blag it once I've digitized it. Also picked up Highest Hopes by Finnish band Nightwish - a bit lighter than Opeth but still listed as Metal. This is a "best of" CD that includes a live cover of Pink Floyd's, "High Hopes" and a three-track live bonus DVD.