This morning I slept in (and in and in, eventually sending himself *out* for coffee so I could wake up). sbisson is almost over his 'orrible cold that (absit omen) I haven't caught and we have meetings but no conferences planned until the 5th June so we have time to catch up with friends, so I mailed some folks over coffee and then we thought 'it's a lovely day - what do we usually do on lovely days? sit in traffic all the way to Capitola!'
We took the Summit-Soquel road instead, from the 17, which is a much nicer way to get there, and stopped at Gayles to p-pickup p-picnic fixings (oak-roast chicken, sliced tri-tip, pasta-potato-bean salad and a baguette and an ollalaberry turnover) that we ate on the concrete steps at Capitola Beach in the sun (I did check for ginger cookies, saffronrose, but it never seems to be the right time of year). The sun was very lovely and then we headed up into the cool of the mountains to visit spiritmoving and Rene who are fettling their lovely house and waiting for a huge rock to be delivered and we sat and nattered and drank tea and went down to have dinner at Aqua Blue, which does a really interesting range of food; sushi, japanese, italian, thai, fish and a few other things ;-) A very nice, quiet, hanging out day after all the walking and neat stuff of yesterday. Tomorrow it's back to work!