7:30 – Rise, shower.
7:55 – Sitting.
8:30 – Breakfast.
What I originally intended to be a small task – the putting of further vinyl records into boxes to be conveyed to the store along with large format books and anything else that happened to be on those particular shelves – took up the whole morning. However there are now six boxes sitting by the front door, so some kind of hooray there.
The new Scritti Politti album arrives, along with the last Goldfrapp album, which I don’t remember ordering, nor did I ever have any intention of ordering. I want to send it back, but there’s a little voice that says “maybe you want this after all”. As I haven’t heard it, I can’t say. I’m not sure that I like the idea of Amazon sending me stuff because they think I’ll like it, at least if they’re going to charge me for it.
The Scritti album is fab, though – recorded at home, with lots of bleeps and some guitars and hugely lush Green Gartside vocals.
Lunch is instant ramen with boiled eggs, and after lunch I do some Mahler.
Haruko goes out to a job interview at 15:00.
Juan arrives at 15:30 to pick up his guitar. We have tea and a long chat.
Some more Mahler.
18:20 – Haruko arrives back.
At 18:45 I go to the Samye Dzong centre for the Shinay meditation. I’m struck by the power of being in a room with a number of other people striving toward the same aim, and leave the centre quite elevated.
20:30 – At home, H has prepared delicious gratin and soup.
After dinner, on the sofa, looking at some website details I need to deal with.
23:30 – Monthly toast.
00:21 – Posting this. Soon to bed.