My brother was down this weekend (primarily to attend a party being held by a theatre company who had recently performed a play he wrote).
Rather than go into town or stay local, as usual, I thought his arrival would be a good excuse to go somewhere different for a change.
So we went to Old Street. Now, I know this area has passed through "scary", "fashionable" and "mainstream" on its journey to "unremarkable" but I have managed to avoid going out there until now so it was new to me.
We went to an enjoyably idiosyncratic bar and had a great night. Perhaps we'll go there again sometime. Probably in 2011 or something, knowing how long it takes me to change my habits.