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We went on holiday to Norfolk this year, to this beautiful cottage called "Remus" in Larling, through this brilliant company who let holiday cottages in five locales, despite being called "Best of Suffolk" ;)

I was pretty excited about going, but didn't realise how much I really needed to get away from everything after the year we've had so far. And I really did need to get away, and feel miles better for having done so.

Day One - Friday 3rd September - Travelling and settling in )

Day Two - Saturday 4th September - Relaxing in the cottage )

Day Three - Sunday 5th September - Bure Valley Railway and Great Yarmouth )

Day Four - Monday 6th September - Banham Zoo (featuring Giraffes) )

Day Five - Tuesday 7th September - The world's most disappointing Toy and Model Expo and England's only Whisky distillery )

Day Six - Wednesday 8th September - IWM Duxford )

Day Seven - Thursday 9th September - Norwich )

Day Eight - Friday 10th September - Home again (with a stop at Bluewater en-route) )

It was really good to be away, but it was quite nice to get home again.

The fantastic news, and a good way to round off our holiday, is this was our last holiday in which I had to do all the driving, because on Monday, Ben passed his driving test first time \o/ (though this does mean I now have to share the car ;))

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We went on holiday to Norfolk this year, to this beautiful cottage called "Remus" in Larling, through this brilliant company who let holiday cottages in five locales, despite being called "Best of Suffolk" ;)

I was pretty excited about going, but didn't realise how much I really needed to get away from everything after the year we've had so far. And I really did need to get away, and feel miles better for having done so.

Day One - Friday 3rd September - Travelling and settling in )

Day Two - Saturday 4th September - Relaxing in the cottage )

Day Three - Sunday 5th September - Bure Valley Railway and Great Yarmouth )

Day Four - Monday 6th September - Banham Zoo (featuring Giraffes) )

Day Five - Tuesday 7th September - The world's most disappointing Toy and Model Expo and England's only Whisky distillery )

Day Six - Wednesday 8th September - IWM Duxford )

Day Seven - Thursday 9th September - Norwich )

Day Eight - Friday 10th September - Home again (with a stop at Bluewater en-route) )

It was really good to be away, but it was quite nice to get home again.

The fantastic news, and a good way to round off our holiday, is this was our last holiday in which I had to do all the driving, because on Monday, Ben passed his driving test first time \o/ (though this does mean I now have to share the car ;))
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It isn't often I put reviews of places on the internet. Really I should do it more - when they impress me rather than piss me off, but anyway, here's one, and it's a place to avoid. Here's why.

Went here for lunch today for their "Fusions" or Lunch special - 1 starter, 1 main dish and a bread or rice for £6, which sounded on paper like a good deal. It was even advertised in their window, the only small print being that it only applied between 12pm and 2:30pm, which wasn't a problem as we arrived very shortly after 12. We went because my friend had been the previous week, had the deal and thought it was quite nice and pretty good value.

We were seated reasonably quickly (no one else was there, so the service should have been this good or better), and given the menu. My friend and I had a couple of drinks each and picked out a starter each, a main each and a naan bread each, thus qualifying for the deal. The food was ok. Not brilliant, not nearly as good as my favourite curry house (and the one I usually visit). I was rather annoyed that my Korma came with almonds sprinkled over the top, despite it not saying in the menu that the dish contained nuts, as I have an intolerance to them that makes me sick if I eat them. I have to admit I took a guess in ordering the Korma - I can eat it most places and their menu was very unclear as to which dishes had nuts and which didn't.

We finished up and asked for the bill which came quickly. We were frankly shocked at the amount - in the region of £40. My companion was treating me, so he went to query the bill with one of the waiting staff, in another room next to (behind) the dining area. Such was the volume with which the conversation ended up occurring at that I heard every word that was said, and I was actually frightened by the speed with which the waiting staff member escalated from reasonable to aggressive (he became aggressive almost as soon as my friend queried the bill with him).

My friend mentioned that he expected the offer to have been applied, as it had been the previous week when he had been with someone else. No one had mentioned the offer but as they'd ordered the items mentioned in it, it had been automatically applied. The member of staff said that we had had main portions, not offer portions so he wouldn't apply it retrospectively. My friend said as it was lunchtime the offer should have been mentioned when we came in and set down, especially if a separate menu applied. The staff member continued to shout and say it wasn't his job to tell us about offers, just to write down the food we ordered. Then he started to shout about how long he'd lived in the UK and made out that we were trying to take advantage of him. My friend ended up just paying the bill so we could go.

As we left we could still hear the member of staff shouting about us to another member of staff.

To be quite frank I found the situation frightening. I would stress to other people reading this not to go. There are nicer, cheaper and friendlier curry houses in Canterbury (I particularly recommend the Ancient Raj [reviewed on trusted places here] ).

To sum up:
* Despite the restaurant being empty apart from my companion and I the service was not amazing.
* The menu was unclear what ingredients that people may not be able to eat was in their food.
* The food was not amazing (and for the prices they charged it should have been).
* The bill was astronomical, the offer not applied, and when the bill was queried the member of staff questioned got very aggressive very quickly and was still shouting about us to another member of staff when we left.
* The same member of staff said it was not his job to mention offers and the onus was on us to mention it in order to get it (despite this not being the case the previous week when friend went for the lunch offer - noone mentioned it and it was just applied to the bill as a matter of course)

Cross posted to Trusted Places and [livejournal.com profile] canterbunnies.
lizziec: (animals - keeton!)
It isn't often I put reviews of places on the internet. Really I should do it more - when they impress me rather than piss me off, but anyway, here's one, and it's a place to avoid. Here's why.

Went here for lunch today for their "Fusions" or Lunch special - 1 starter, 1 main dish and a bread or rice for £6, which sounded on paper like a good deal. It was even advertised in their window, the only small print being that it only applied between 12pm and 2:30pm, which wasn't a problem as we arrived very shortly after 12. We went because my friend had been the previous week, had the deal and thought it was quite nice and pretty good value.

We were seated reasonably quickly (no one else was there, so the service should have been this good or better), and given the menu. My friend and I had a couple of drinks each and picked out a starter each, a main each and a naan bread each, thus qualifying for the deal. The food was ok. Not brilliant, not nearly as good as my favourite curry house (and the one I usually visit). I was rather annoyed that my Korma came with almonds sprinkled over the top, despite it not saying in the menu that the dish contained nuts, as I have an intolerance to them that makes me sick if I eat them. I have to admit I took a guess in ordering the Korma - I can eat it most places and their menu was very unclear as to which dishes had nuts and which didn't.

We finished up and asked for the bill which came quickly. We were frankly shocked at the amount - in the region of £40. My companion was treating me, so he went to query the bill with one of the waiting staff, in another room next to (behind) the dining area. Such was the volume with which the conversation ended up occurring at that I heard every word that was said, and I was actually frightened by the speed with which the waiting staff member escalated from reasonable to aggressive (he became aggressive almost as soon as my friend queried the bill with him).

My friend mentioned that he expected the offer to have been applied, as it had been the previous week when he had been with someone else. No one had mentioned the offer but as they'd ordered the items mentioned in it, it had been automatically applied. The member of staff said that we had had main portions, not offer portions so he wouldn't apply it retrospectively. My friend said as it was lunchtime the offer should have been mentioned when we came in and set down, especially if a separate menu applied. The staff member continued to shout and say it wasn't his job to tell us about offers, just to write down the food we ordered. Then he started to shout about how long he'd lived in the UK and made out that we were trying to take advantage of him. My friend ended up just paying the bill so we could go.

As we left we could still hear the member of staff shouting about us to another member of staff.

To be quite frank I found the situation frightening. I would stress to other people reading this not to go. There are nicer, cheaper and friendlier curry houses in Canterbury (I particularly recommend the Ancient Raj [reviewed on trusted places here] ).

To sum up:
* Despite the restaurant being empty apart from my companion and I the service was not amazing.
* The menu was unclear what ingredients that people may not be able to eat was in their food.
* The food was not amazing (and for the prices they charged it should have been).
* The bill was astronomical, the offer not applied, and when the bill was queried the member of staff questioned got very aggressive very quickly and was still shouting about us to another member of staff when we left.
* The same member of staff said it was not his job to mention offers and the onus was on us to mention it in order to get it (despite this not being the case the previous week when friend went for the lunch offer - noone mentioned it and it was just applied to the bill as a matter of course)

Cross posted to Trusted Places and [livejournal.com profile] canterbunnies.

London

4 May 2005 06:45 am
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Yesterday I went to London with the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] no1typo to get some Wedding Dress fabric from The Silk Society in Berwick Street (off New Oxford Street). It's lovely fabric and the people in there are so incredibly helpful. Go there if you need fabric. It's excellent and the fabrics are really really lovely :D The inside of the shop is just like a treasure trove :D

After the business was out of the way, mamma and I wandered towards Covent Garden and had a lovely drink in the courtyard, looked round the stalls and then went off for lunch.

On the way mum pulled me into Bravissimo. Wow wow wow wow. We got measured and I got two new bras in my new size (36 FF! :O). THey only do bras for the larger of cup (DD up) which is a refreshing change for those of us with DD+ - they get increcingly difficult to find in ordinary shops.

Anyway - GO THERE if you have large breasts. The bras are so supportive and comfy :D Thanks mamma :D

Had lunch in Cafe Rouge and had a big laugh. Lots of fun. It felt really nice :)

Ambled back to Victoria and headed back to Canterbury. Met up with ben, had chinese for dinner. Numnum.

Mum's pics of teh day are here and mine are here.

Work now :)

This was an update brought to you by the latters H-A-P-P-Y.

London

4 May 2005 06:45 am
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Yesterday I went to London with the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] no1typo to get some Wedding Dress fabric from The Silk Society in Berwick Street (off New Oxford Street). It's lovely fabric and the people in there are so incredibly helpful. Go there if you need fabric. It's excellent and the fabrics are really really lovely :D The inside of the shop is just like a treasure trove :D

After the business was out of the way, mamma and I wandered towards Covent Garden and had a lovely drink in the courtyard, looked round the stalls and then went off for lunch.

On the way mum pulled me into Bravissimo. Wow wow wow wow. We got measured and I got two new bras in my new size (36 FF! :O). THey only do bras for the larger of cup (DD up) which is a refreshing change for those of us with DD+ - they get increcingly difficult to find in ordinary shops.

Anyway - GO THERE if you have large breasts. The bras are so supportive and comfy :D Thanks mamma :D

Had lunch in Cafe Rouge and had a big laugh. Lots of fun. It felt really nice :)

Ambled back to Victoria and headed back to Canterbury. Met up with ben, had chinese for dinner. Numnum.

Mum's pics of teh day are here and mine are here.

Work now :)

This was an update brought to you by the latters H-A-P-P-Y.
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This weekend was Ben Tanner's stag night so my ben went up to London for it. This gave me the excuse to go home for an afternoon/evening and mum and I had a nice time, and I managed to get phil a working, uptodate kernel sorted (ben fixed the remaining broken bits in the morning). This means Phil now has something better than a 2.2.* that works :) Today ben and I had a lazy morning and came back to canterbury via Folkestone and the best ice cream shop in the world ever! :D On the way back we stopped at The Jackdaw in Denton (just outside Hawkinge), a pub featured in The Battle of Britain (an excellent war film with a great soundtrack and dog fight scenes). This led to two things. 1) an excellent lunch/tea thing, with wonderful desserts :D I reccommend this to anyone with a car :D 2) us humming the battle of britain march (the theme to the movie) all afternoon and evening :)

A really really nice weekend :)

P.S. We're in full stealth mode here at franklyn road to avoid trick and treaters. It's working so far, just hope the little buggers angels haven't egged my car...
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This weekend was Ben Tanner's stag night so my ben went up to London for it. This gave me the excuse to go home for an afternoon/evening and mum and I had a nice time, and I managed to get phil a working, uptodate kernel sorted (ben fixed the remaining broken bits in the morning). This means Phil now has something better than a 2.2.* that works :) Today ben and I had a lazy morning and came back to canterbury via Folkestone and the best ice cream shop in the world ever! :D On the way back we stopped at The Jackdaw in Denton (just outside Hawkinge), a pub featured in The Battle of Britain (an excellent war film with a great soundtrack and dog fight scenes). This led to two things. 1) an excellent lunch/tea thing, with wonderful desserts :D I reccommend this to anyone with a car :D 2) us humming the battle of britain march (the theme to the movie) all afternoon and evening :)

A really really nice weekend :)

P.S. We're in full stealth mode here at franklyn road to avoid trick and treaters. It's working so far, just hope the little buggers angels haven't egged my car...
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An odd weekend all in all, but good fun :)

Saturday started very very early as ben had to be on campus for 8am because Library power had to go off for maintainance and so all the kit in the machine room had to go off too. So he went and did that, then we had coffee from Starbucks while Estates played around with the power before coming back so ben could switch all the kit back on again. Then we gathered bits and off I drove to London where I went to see Telehouse cos ben had some work to do there. I must admit it was very very shiny, but this wore off after about 10 mins and then it was just boring ;) Met some ANL people, which was quite jibbly and found their attitudes to me really good. Found people listening to my opinion on something and taking my comments on board and *that* was very cool. Anyway, after breaking some stuff (and 6 hours there) ben and I departed to have dinner with my mum and brother and *what* a dinner that was :D We had 3 courses, including Serrano ham for a first course! I haven't found anywhere in canterbury that sells this precious material :D Biiiiiiiiiig Chicken pie for main course and yumyums for dessert. It was unfortunate that we couldn't stay longer :| I like home visits.

Sunday was ben's parents where we ate yummy spag bol and chatted and had a generally nice time. I got my birthday pressies from them cos I won't be seeing them again till after my birthday. I got 21 presents and £21. I can see a theme here ;) Lots of chocolate and nice smellies and a really cool book with piccies of Britain in the World War Two. Only downside to ben's parents is their cats who are great but have such fine fur that it irritates my chest and nose, so antihistamines are always needed when we visit ;)

Hrm...I think that's about it. My life very boring ;)

Ooh - quick plug. The Comspoc website is actually back up with new content! :D

Must get dressed now and go to work...(much babysitting tonight :))
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An odd weekend all in all, but good fun :)

Saturday started very very early as ben had to be on campus for 8am because Library power had to go off for maintainance and so all the kit in the machine room had to go off too. So he went and did that, then we had coffee from Starbucks while Estates played around with the power before coming back so ben could switch all the kit back on again. Then we gathered bits and off I drove to London where I went to see Telehouse cos ben had some work to do there. I must admit it was very very shiny, but this wore off after about 10 mins and then it was just boring ;) Met some ANL people, which was quite jibbly and found their attitudes to me really good. Found people listening to my opinion on something and taking my comments on board and *that* was very cool. Anyway, after breaking some stuff (and 6 hours there) ben and I departed to have dinner with my mum and brother and *what* a dinner that was :D We had 3 courses, including Serrano ham for a first course! I haven't found anywhere in canterbury that sells this precious material :D Biiiiiiiiiig Chicken pie for main course and yumyums for dessert. It was unfortunate that we couldn't stay longer :| I like home visits.

Sunday was ben's parents where we ate yummy spag bol and chatted and had a generally nice time. I got my birthday pressies from them cos I won't be seeing them again till after my birthday. I got 21 presents and £21. I can see a theme here ;) Lots of chocolate and nice smellies and a really cool book with piccies of Britain in the World War Two. Only downside to ben's parents is their cats who are great but have such fine fur that it irritates my chest and nose, so antihistamines are always needed when we visit ;)

Hrm...I think that's about it. My life very boring ;)

Ooh - quick plug. The Comspoc website is actually back up with new content! :D

Must get dressed now and go to work...(much babysitting tonight :))
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Well I'm in the Library starting off a new Uni year (for me) in traditional style with procrastination from my reccommended reading.

So..um..what is going on with me I hear you ask.

Not a lot is the answer (now you see why I've not updated for a while ;))

I finished work at Andrew Reeves (the posh Belgravia estate agents) tho my last day was slightly marred by the people at Victoria trying to give me a penalty fare. I got on the train without a valid ticket cos otherwise I would have missed my train, fully intending to pay when I got to Victoria. When I got there and went to pay for my return ticket I got pulled to one side and treated like a criminal cos it's (apparently, tho I didn't know this) an offense to get on a train without a ticket if the ticket office is open. SO they said I needed to pay a penalty fare even though I tried to explain I would have missed my train and been late for work. They just carried on saying I'd need to pay the penalty fare and it got too much and I started to cry. The guy looked at me like I was putting it on...and then to cap the indignity I started to hyperventalate big time. My head started to tingle and I couldn't stand up so I sat down and all teh time he's watching me like I'm faking it. Eventually the two ticket barrier guys come over and ask me what's up and I try to tell them while not being able to breathe and one of them brings me some water (which I nearly choked on cos my breathing was so irregular by this point) and they argued with the Penalty Fare guy about it and eventually let me ppay just for my return ticket. Evetually, when I was sufficiently calm to stand again I started to go and the Penalty Fare guy looks at me, glares and says "that won't work again you know". Like I was doing it on purpose >.< I can think of better places to make myself look undignified, stupid and immature...

Beffan met me from work that day tho, so things started to improve :) We scandalised the carrage of our train with our talk ;)

Anyway, I saw Phantom of the Opera on Monday evening and it was absolutely magnificent. At the end I felt so sorry for the Phantom. I didn't have a great view from the balcony so I want to go again and sit in the stalls. Still, it took my breath away. It was brilliant.

Les Miserables was Tuesday's show and that was even better than Phantom, and very different. I saw this one from the stalls and had a wonderful view, and at the end the show had a standing Ovation. I didn't like the Older Cosette, but JVJ and Javert were great and Marius...*happy sigh* It made me cry more than once. It was overwhelming.

Came back to canterbury on Saturday and left behind a whole shedload of stuff :o(

Beffan is staying ATM and that is great :D

Rah cooked a lovely roast beef dinner yesterday which was *YUMYUM* :D and today is her 1st wedding anniversary - the weather a year ago today was much much nicer ;)

Speaking of weddings, ben and I have talked to the Vicar who will marry us on Friday and booked the wedding for the 3rd September 2005 at 3pm. The most complicated question of the whole thing for me was "Are you baptised" which ellicited the response "yes, no, possibly, not sure, maybe?" (see my history as a mormon for further explanation ;))

Mum found something to stop herself getting bored over the weekend - taking piccies of piccies and putting them up on her site. These include baby pics of me and pill, which is the reason the link will *NOT* be included here ;)

Ben and I watched Battle of Britain yesterday - top film :D

Umm...I'm sure there's other stuff I ment to include and forgot, in which case I may add it later :)

obligatory LJ quiz )
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Well I'm in the Library starting off a new Uni year (for me) in traditional style with procrastination from my reccommended reading.

So..um..what is going on with me I hear you ask.

Not a lot is the answer (now you see why I've not updated for a while ;))

I finished work at Andrew Reeves (the posh Belgravia estate agents) tho my last day was slightly marred by the people at Victoria trying to give me a penalty fare. I got on the train without a valid ticket cos otherwise I would have missed my train, fully intending to pay when I got to Victoria. When I got there and went to pay for my return ticket I got pulled to one side and treated like a criminal cos it's (apparently, tho I didn't know this) an offense to get on a train without a ticket if the ticket office is open. SO they said I needed to pay a penalty fare even though I tried to explain I would have missed my train and been late for work. They just carried on saying I'd need to pay the penalty fare and it got too much and I started to cry. The guy looked at me like I was putting it on...and then to cap the indignity I started to hyperventalate big time. My head started to tingle and I couldn't stand up so I sat down and all teh time he's watching me like I'm faking it. Eventually the two ticket barrier guys come over and ask me what's up and I try to tell them while not being able to breathe and one of them brings me some water (which I nearly choked on cos my breathing was so irregular by this point) and they argued with the Penalty Fare guy about it and eventually let me ppay just for my return ticket. Evetually, when I was sufficiently calm to stand again I started to go and the Penalty Fare guy looks at me, glares and says "that won't work again you know". Like I was doing it on purpose >.< I can think of better places to make myself look undignified, stupid and immature...

Beffan met me from work that day tho, so things started to improve :) We scandalised the carrage of our train with our talk ;)

Anyway, I saw Phantom of the Opera on Monday evening and it was absolutely magnificent. At the end I felt so sorry for the Phantom. I didn't have a great view from the balcony so I want to go again and sit in the stalls. Still, it took my breath away. It was brilliant.

Les Miserables was Tuesday's show and that was even better than Phantom, and very different. I saw this one from the stalls and had a wonderful view, and at the end the show had a standing Ovation. I didn't like the Older Cosette, but JVJ and Javert were great and Marius...*happy sigh* It made me cry more than once. It was overwhelming.

Came back to canterbury on Saturday and left behind a whole shedload of stuff :o(

Beffan is staying ATM and that is great :D

Rah cooked a lovely roast beef dinner yesterday which was *YUMYUM* :D and today is her 1st wedding anniversary - the weather a year ago today was much much nicer ;)

Speaking of weddings, ben and I have talked to the Vicar who will marry us on Friday and booked the wedding for the 3rd September 2005 at 3pm. The most complicated question of the whole thing for me was "Are you baptised" which ellicited the response "yes, no, possibly, not sure, maybe?" (see my history as a mormon for further explanation ;))

Mum found something to stop herself getting bored over the weekend - taking piccies of piccies and putting them up on her site. These include baby pics of me and pill, which is the reason the link will *NOT* be included here ;)

Ben and I watched Battle of Britain yesterday - top film :D

Umm...I'm sure there's other stuff I ment to include and forgot, in which case I may add it later :)

obligatory LJ quiz )
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I woke up in a good mood. I was on time for work...again...second morning in a row. I had nothing vitally important to do. Yet I still ended up getting very very down to the point where I found communication a problem. Made ben suffer through a lunch time with me and went and hid for an hour in a corner somewhere. Made myself go to work. Met ellie just as I was coming out of hiding place. She was concerened about me nad gave me a hug and said if I needed her I should call. It started to pull me up, but I spent most of the rest of the day just feeling empty and drained. I went to work and sat and froze for an hour while tom ran around so we could be lazy and didn't have to go back to the school for becky, illi, dani and alice (all of whom I take home on a thursday)

Work finished late, called mum and had a chat (she's bringing Phil down tonight for the weekend \o/) and then when I was halfway down the hill I called ben...then i went back to wait for him. I wasn't going to call him cos I thought he needed an evening off from me, but eventually did. He seemed pleased I came back anyway.

So...got back to ben's place and I checked my email...turns out that following my reasessment I only have to pay £744 in Tuition fees \o/ - the lea have to pay about 1/3 of them - which would mean that I'm definately eligable for more loan, so now I just have to wait for it to arrive, Thank God. Things have been a bit hairy of late, but now I can actually start paying off what I owe UKC and buying some books I need. *breathes sigh of relief*

Ben did chicken rice for dinner. Was nice. Stayed the night. Slept well...

Need to get dressed now... ;)
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I woke up in a good mood. I was on time for work...again...second morning in a row. I had nothing vitally important to do. Yet I still ended up getting very very down to the point where I found communication a problem. Made ben suffer through a lunch time with me and went and hid for an hour in a corner somewhere. Made myself go to work. Met ellie just as I was coming out of hiding place. She was concerened about me nad gave me a hug and said if I needed her I should call. It started to pull me up, but I spent most of the rest of the day just feeling empty and drained. I went to work and sat and froze for an hour while tom ran around so we could be lazy and didn't have to go back to the school for becky, illi, dani and alice (all of whom I take home on a thursday)

Work finished late, called mum and had a chat (she's bringing Phil down tonight for the weekend \o/) and then when I was halfway down the hill I called ben...then i went back to wait for him. I wasn't going to call him cos I thought he needed an evening off from me, but eventually did. He seemed pleased I came back anyway.

So...got back to ben's place and I checked my email...turns out that following my reasessment I only have to pay £744 in Tuition fees \o/ - the lea have to pay about 1/3 of them - which would mean that I'm definately eligable for more loan, so now I just have to wait for it to arrive, Thank God. Things have been a bit hairy of late, but now I can actually start paying off what I owe UKC and buying some books I need. *breathes sigh of relief*

Ben did chicken rice for dinner. Was nice. Stayed the night. Slept well...

Need to get dressed now... ;)
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I went to the doctor's today and had a good appt. Booked in again for a couplea weeks time, just before I go home for easter. She's a nice doctor and I'm glad I went even if I didn't want to before hand.

Am on the up now, my mood climbing a bit at a time. Had a bad afternoon yesterday. Had been really bouncy in the morning then at lunchtime I started spiralling down and didn't pull out of it till very late.

Yesterday as a whole was actually a good day, despite the mood spiral. I was pleased with myself for being able to write a 3000 word essay with IRC in the background and cos Sue was off sick I had a chance to talk to and play with paul which is always good cos whne he's in a good mood he cheers me up. Yesterday he was telling me about trees and how cutting them down killed them and doing all the actions and things nad tho I could only understand half the stuff he said (he's only 3) it was still great fun. He also said he liked me :)

I had a very positive meeting about my Speical Subject in Rutherford Upper Senior Common Room which is a really nice room and recognisable as the place where my UCAS stuff took place ;) It's got a beautiful view cos its at the very top of the building and am now getting quite excited about the course.

There are more Guys than Girls (not surprising for a topic that's partly military history, but I can tell by the way that at least one of them speaks to me that he is sexist... or at least looks down on me *git*) but still should be cool.

Have option of a 6000 word diss instead of the primary evidence paper which sounds good and if I do that together with te other modules I'm planning to do I should only have one exam next year. He says if we don't egt it done on time we won't be penalised, just reregistered for the exam instead. We will be having a trip to Ypres and also to the IWM and NAM. I've been to all these places before but they're great so I'm looking forward to going again and seeing them from a different perspective.

Ben and I had a nice cuddle together and he forced me to go out tho I didn't want to and that was good for me cos it started to help me pull out of how I was feeling. Foo and rah cooked nice meal of spag bol type things (tho too many carrots) and then crumpets and chocolate spread for afters (inspired by Paul's breakfast ;))

Went to bed as soon as got in...was very very tired and as a consequence got 10 and a half hours sleep or so. As a consequence of that I woke up on my own at 5:30 and got to doze for 30 mins or so which was a nice luxury. Was out of the house on time and did the hill all in one go which made me feel both tired and accomplished and even had time to photograph some frogspawn ben and I noticed a few days ago and have been watching develop. Can't wait till they hatch and become tadpoles. I want even more to see them as frogs cos I like frogs - they remind me of my pet frog Roger from when I was 8 :)
lizziec: (Supernova)
I went to the doctor's today and had a good appt. Booked in again for a couplea weeks time, just before I go home for easter. She's a nice doctor and I'm glad I went even if I didn't want to before hand.

Am on the up now, my mood climbing a bit at a time. Had a bad afternoon yesterday. Had been really bouncy in the morning then at lunchtime I started spiralling down and didn't pull out of it till very late.

Yesterday as a whole was actually a good day, despite the mood spiral. I was pleased with myself for being able to write a 3000 word essay with IRC in the background and cos Sue was off sick I had a chance to talk to and play with paul which is always good cos whne he's in a good mood he cheers me up. Yesterday he was telling me about trees and how cutting them down killed them and doing all the actions and things nad tho I could only understand half the stuff he said (he's only 3) it was still great fun. He also said he liked me :)

I had a very positive meeting about my Speical Subject in Rutherford Upper Senior Common Room which is a really nice room and recognisable as the place where my UCAS stuff took place ;) It's got a beautiful view cos its at the very top of the building and am now getting quite excited about the course.

There are more Guys than Girls (not surprising for a topic that's partly military history, but I can tell by the way that at least one of them speaks to me that he is sexist... or at least looks down on me *git*) but still should be cool.

Have option of a 6000 word diss instead of the primary evidence paper which sounds good and if I do that together with te other modules I'm planning to do I should only have one exam next year. He says if we don't egt it done on time we won't be penalised, just reregistered for the exam instead. We will be having a trip to Ypres and also to the IWM and NAM. I've been to all these places before but they're great so I'm looking forward to going again and seeing them from a different perspective.

Ben and I had a nice cuddle together and he forced me to go out tho I didn't want to and that was good for me cos it started to help me pull out of how I was feeling. Foo and rah cooked nice meal of spag bol type things (tho too many carrots) and then crumpets and chocolate spread for afters (inspired by Paul's breakfast ;))

Went to bed as soon as got in...was very very tired and as a consequence got 10 and a half hours sleep or so. As a consequence of that I woke up on my own at 5:30 and got to doze for 30 mins or so which was a nice luxury. Was out of the house on time and did the hill all in one go which made me feel both tired and accomplished and even had time to photograph some frogspawn ben and I noticed a few days ago and have been watching develop. Can't wait till they hatch and become tadpoles. I want even more to see them as frogs cos I like frogs - they remind me of my pet frog Roger from when I was 8 :)
lizziec: (cool)
Like I said yesterday morning I've been having a nice run of it atm...

Saturday )

Sunday )

Monday )

Tuesday and Today )

Anyway...that's just about it I think. Still have minor blips but nothing major since sunday. *crosses fingers*
lizziec: (cool)
Like I said yesterday morning I've been having a nice run of it atm...

Saturday )

Sunday )

Monday )

Tuesday and Today )

Anyway...that's just about it I think. Still have minor blips but nothing major since sunday. *crosses fingers*
lizziec: (Default)
Today was really a mix of ups and downs and am feeling quite bouncy right now which is nice :)

Work was average and having dropped the kids at school I met ben and we went in together the rest of the way. I sat in his office for a bit then on a PPC for a bit. Rah came online and we chatted online for a bit, then met up and went to mungoes and talked some more which was all really jibbly. Added point one for today to my little book of positives which my doctor asked me to keep. Talking to rah made me feel happy.

I had lunch with her and foo and ben and that was nice. Got work done in afternoon then off to work where I started to suffer a mood drop which got steadily worse as the afternoon went on. I channeled it into something vaguely productive late evening then went and had snacks with ben (and made by the same :))

He went off on bus to town for beer and currage and I walked with him as far as eliot. Then I sat moaning cos I didn't want to go to choir for half an hour. But good things came of it.

I met Ellie.

She sat next to me totally by chance and wasn't feeling very well. We got talking and I said I nearly hadn't come to choir. You know what she said. She said she was glad I had. I put that in my book cos it made me happy and we got talking. SHe;s recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from anxiety and talking was really good. I'm giving her the .oggs of the mass in c tomorrow and we're going to have coffee at 11am and meet up before the concert on saturday. She's lovely and talking to her really helped. Almost enjoyed choir - first in a while.

Came back down the hill. Jibbled with claire and rah. Claire went to cook cakes for the SU and Rah and I had kudos, then heard foo was on way back so made up the ultimate scrabble game of doom in which we used all the letters available. Basically we made up the longest highest scoring words we could and pretended it had been a proper game to wind foo up. Foo wasn't wound up but that made me happy as well.

Now I'm tired and I want ben and my mood is starting to dip again.

So I will go to bed.

Cos it's 12:30 ;)
lizziec: (Default)
Today was really a mix of ups and downs and am feeling quite bouncy right now which is nice :)

Work was average and having dropped the kids at school I met ben and we went in together the rest of the way. I sat in his office for a bit then on a PPC for a bit. Rah came online and we chatted online for a bit, then met up and went to mungoes and talked some more which was all really jibbly. Added point one for today to my little book of positives which my doctor asked me to keep. Talking to rah made me feel happy.

I had lunch with her and foo and ben and that was nice. Got work done in afternoon then off to work where I started to suffer a mood drop which got steadily worse as the afternoon went on. I channeled it into something vaguely productive late evening then went and had snacks with ben (and made by the same :))

He went off on bus to town for beer and currage and I walked with him as far as eliot. Then I sat moaning cos I didn't want to go to choir for half an hour. But good things came of it.

I met Ellie.

She sat next to me totally by chance and wasn't feeling very well. We got talking and I said I nearly hadn't come to choir. You know what she said. She said she was glad I had. I put that in my book cos it made me happy and we got talking. SHe;s recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from anxiety and talking was really good. I'm giving her the .oggs of the mass in c tomorrow and we're going to have coffee at 11am and meet up before the concert on saturday. She's lovely and talking to her really helped. Almost enjoyed choir - first in a while.

Came back down the hill. Jibbled with claire and rah. Claire went to cook cakes for the SU and Rah and I had kudos, then heard foo was on way back so made up the ultimate scrabble game of doom in which we used all the letters available. Basically we made up the longest highest scoring words we could and pretended it had been a proper game to wind foo up. Foo wasn't wound up but that made me happy as well.

Now I'm tired and I want ben and my mood is starting to dip again.

So I will go to bed.

Cos it's 12:30 ;)

Stuff

10 March 2004 01:56 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Well I heard from Laura for the first time in months yesterday, which was cool. Suffered mood drop which wasn't. Watched A Diary for Timothy which wasn't as boring as it could have been and was only 40 mins long. At pasta pie from sainsburies which was yummy, watched coupling and curled up with ben for a bit which was jibbly. Stayed the night and woke up feeling more positive.

Went to doctors today cos mood crashes were worrying some people and it turns out I'm suffering from depression. Saw lovely doctor, so wasn't as scary as it could have been. Am glad I went. Feel a bit better for it.

Think I will go see MRP...need to book appt. tomorrow I think...

Stuff

10 March 2004 01:56 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Well I heard from Laura for the first time in months yesterday, which was cool. Suffered mood drop which wasn't. Watched A Diary for Timothy which wasn't as boring as it could have been and was only 40 mins long. At pasta pie from sainsburies which was yummy, watched coupling and curled up with ben for a bit which was jibbly. Stayed the night and woke up feeling more positive.

Went to doctors today cos mood crashes were worrying some people and it turns out I'm suffering from depression. Saw lovely doctor, so wasn't as scary as it could have been. Am glad I went. Feel a bit better for it.

Think I will go see MRP...need to book appt. tomorrow I think...

Weekends

8 March 2004 10:59 am
lizziec: (galaxies)
As a rule, I love weekends. They're great cos I don't have to do any work and I get to lie in.

This weekend sucked.

I woke up on Saturday at silly times and when I managed to get back to sleep I ended up sleeping away the whole morning. Was in a crappy mood so ben ended up coming round and making me go out. I did some washing up and had a bacon sarnie then we went to town for what we presumed would be just a couple of hours.

As usual we lost our whole day there. We wandered round, had starbucks and brought each other little things for Saturday was our 3 month engagement anniversary. I got my ring back from the jewellers where it was being mended and they cleaned it so it was all shiny too. Just about to go to Safeway to shop when we got a call from Chris and Eileen offering to buy us coffee so off we went and met them, seeing a [livejournal.com profile] nert on the way.

Ended up shopping in Sainsburies. Car was tight squeeze. Dropped my food back at 19b then ran back to car so got lift to fr. Had half home made half store brought chinese/thai and was muchos nice. Slept for a bit and then got lift back with adam cos he's lovely.

Ended up sleeping at 2:30ish.

Was up the next day at 7am :(

Had all day choir rehersal and was bad tempered and sulky. Was very very tired. Sulked all the walk home and then ben and I curled up and slept a bit. Felt better for that. Was going to have Sausages and bread for tea but ended up with just bread cos ben burnt the sausages from the inside out. They were "special".

Ben massaged my back and then went home for an "early" night. I fell asleep almost straight away.

Weekend tiring.

Feel very bleh this morning.

Luckily work was good and beks was very very well behaved. Don't think I could have delt with her otherwise.

Mum has gotten on the waiting list for a secondment to the princes trust as a team leader which will be a welcome change of scenery for her :D I'm very very happy for her :D

*notes late for semnar*
*notes she doesn't want to go*

Bleh

Weekends

8 March 2004 10:59 am
lizziec: (galaxies)
As a rule, I love weekends. They're great cos I don't have to do any work and I get to lie in.

This weekend sucked.

I woke up on Saturday at silly times and when I managed to get back to sleep I ended up sleeping away the whole morning. Was in a crappy mood so ben ended up coming round and making me go out. I did some washing up and had a bacon sarnie then we went to town for what we presumed would be just a couple of hours.

As usual we lost our whole day there. We wandered round, had starbucks and brought each other little things for Saturday was our 3 month engagement anniversary. I got my ring back from the jewellers where it was being mended and they cleaned it so it was all shiny too. Just about to go to Safeway to shop when we got a call from Chris and Eileen offering to buy us coffee so off we went and met them, seeing a [livejournal.com profile] nert on the way.

Ended up shopping in Sainsburies. Car was tight squeeze. Dropped my food back at 19b then ran back to car so got lift to fr. Had half home made half store brought chinese/thai and was muchos nice. Slept for a bit and then got lift back with adam cos he's lovely.

Ended up sleeping at 2:30ish.

Was up the next day at 7am :(

Had all day choir rehersal and was bad tempered and sulky. Was very very tired. Sulked all the walk home and then ben and I curled up and slept a bit. Felt better for that. Was going to have Sausages and bread for tea but ended up with just bread cos ben burnt the sausages from the inside out. They were "special".

Ben massaged my back and then went home for an "early" night. I fell asleep almost straight away.

Weekend tiring.

Feel very bleh this morning.

Luckily work was good and beks was very very well behaved. Don't think I could have delt with her otherwise.

Mum has gotten on the waiting list for a secondment to the princes trust as a team leader which will be a welcome change of scenery for her :D I'm very very happy for her :D

*notes late for semnar*
*notes she doesn't want to go*

Bleh
lizziec: (Supernova)
I woke up at..well, look at the time, despite the fact it's a weekend and I didn't sleep well. Gonna try sleeping again soon.. Maybe I woke cos of the soreness in wisdom tooth that is coming thru :/

Yesterday was late for work again. Have to sort myself out. Kids were good. Got them to school and lost bycycle/car race for the first time in a while. Sat around reading and IRCing till coffee then went and worked in the rocks room.

Had nice lunch in origins with ben adn foo and rah. Honey and ginger chicken rocks :D

Sat around reading for another hour then off to work. Seemed to drag, esp. after 5pm when the kids start getting restless. Still, completed the week and came back and watched CSI and ate pizza.

Town today. Need to motivate myself to go.
lizziec: (Supernova)
I woke up at..well, look at the time, despite the fact it's a weekend and I didn't sleep well. Gonna try sleeping again soon.. Maybe I woke cos of the soreness in wisdom tooth that is coming thru :/

Yesterday was late for work again. Have to sort myself out. Kids were good. Got them to school and lost bycycle/car race for the first time in a while. Sat around reading and IRCing till coffee then went and worked in the rocks room.

Had nice lunch in origins with ben adn foo and rah. Honey and ginger chicken rocks :D

Sat around reading for another hour then off to work. Seemed to drag, esp. after 5pm when the kids start getting restless. Still, completed the week and came back and watched CSI and ate pizza.

Town today. Need to motivate myself to go.

Schleepy

4 March 2004 11:02 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Am tired now :P

Had long day. DIdn't sleep well last night - too hot then too cold and the morning came too soon. Work ok, kids pissed cos they're not allowed to cycle for 2 days. Wasted an hour and was annoyed at incompetance of Computing Helpdesk Frontdesk staff who are idiots then did a couplea hours work in the rocks room.

Had lunch with ben in Eliot which, for once, didn't suck too badly. Sat with Tiggs and Chris (well done on 5 months :D) and Glenn (?) and rob and andy and a person I didn't know. Was good laff. After went for walk with ben.

Killed 45 mins on ppcs and then went to work. Pete was with me tonight which was good. Had nice natter and hung around with Tom outside the school for 45 mins to prevent 2 journeys. Was warm enough for once.

Curry pie and Coupling at ben's afterwards. Came back, had shower and supper of asda wonderful gorgeous strawberry and apple pie and cream. Yum...love that pie :D

Bed time and more than bed time now.

Nini

andromeda
You are the constellation of Andromeda, the
princess. Sometimes you are misunderstood.
People often times call you spoiled, but you
are truly a very nice person. Sometimes you go
into tempertantrums, but when someone you care
for is in trouble or someone is hurt, you
immediately go straight from Princess to Queen
and start to nurture them right away. Even
though you have your moments, you truly a
wonderful person. Your element is Earth and
your patron god is Apollo.


Which Star Constellation Are You?
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Schleepy

4 March 2004 11:02 pm
lizziec: (Default)
Am tired now :P

Had long day. DIdn't sleep well last night - too hot then too cold and the morning came too soon. Work ok, kids pissed cos they're not allowed to cycle for 2 days. Wasted an hour and was annoyed at incompetance of Computing Helpdesk Frontdesk staff who are idiots then did a couplea hours work in the rocks room.

Had lunch with ben in Eliot which, for once, didn't suck too badly. Sat with Tiggs and Chris (well done on 5 months :D) and Glenn (?) and rob and andy and a person I didn't know. Was good laff. After went for walk with ben.

Killed 45 mins on ppcs and then went to work. Pete was with me tonight which was good. Had nice natter and hung around with Tom outside the school for 45 mins to prevent 2 journeys. Was warm enough for once.

Curry pie and Coupling at ben's afterwards. Came back, had shower and supper of asda wonderful gorgeous strawberry and apple pie and cream. Yum...love that pie :D

Bed time and more than bed time now.

Nini

andromeda
You are the constellation of Andromeda, the
princess. Sometimes you are misunderstood.
People often times call you spoiled, but you
are truly a very nice person. Sometimes you go
into tempertantrums, but when someone you care
for is in trouble or someone is hurt, you
immediately go straight from Princess to Queen
and start to nurture them right away. Even
though you have your moments, you truly a
wonderful person. Your element is Earth and
your patron god is Apollo.


Which Star Constellation Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla
lizziec: (Default)
Got back on Monday night and was in temper with the world. Had tooken part in a flame war of much flaminess on ukc.misc where I was repeatedly called a racist. I was annoyed, and not just cos o fthe accusations. I'd gotten so involved in the flame war that I wasted 5 hours in which I was going to do dissertation stuff. Got annoyed with ben, choir seemed to suck and I started to lose my voice. In short, monday wasn't good day.

Yesterday was bit better. Up early for work (urgh) and managed to manage my time so badly I didn't have time for breakkie and then struggled up the hill. Work wasn't bad inna morning, then went to Uni where I...umm...I wasted time till 10, then had Lighthouse breakfast with ben and Rah (and thi I didn't think Iit was possible, it has gone downhill *again* recently) then wasted time till lunch which ben and I had in the gulob and then off to my 1pm leccie.

We saw A Canterbury Tale which I thought was mostly boring, tho the canterbury bits were good, cos it shows the city as it was then, bomb damage and all.

Work not bad, scurried off as soon as children dropped. Had chicken rice and pie for dinner and watched CSI with ben. Was lovely :)

Today was module registration day. Went in and wasted an hour on computers and then had coffee. I stayed in Gulb after buying numerous cups of hot chocolate and fruit tea so I wouldn't get chucked out. Did some dissertation reading (finally!) and took a couplea pages of notes and quotes. Went to register for my special subject (double weighted final year history module). There are half a dozen or so subjects each with about 12 places and competition is fierce for the popular ones and the one I wanted was popular. It's about WW1 and the national psyche and is run by Mark Connelly whom I quite like anyway :) Also registered for my other subjects, both 100% coursework, both about museum work. Woo :D

Lunch with ben and then work.

Which was...interesting.
The children tried to kill themselves by crossing the Whitstable Road on their own. When I reached the kerb they were already half way across. They did this without looking both ways. The Whistable Road, is, as Canterbury people know, a very very busy road. I was livid and told them off then made them sit cross legged on the floor when they got hom. Then I told their parents.

If anything had happened it would have been *my* fault, regardless of if they were being stupid or not. No bikes tomorrow is punishment but their father was also considering grounding.

Good.

Jacket tatoes and cheese and sausages for dinner tonight.

Wooooo :D

ni! )
lizziec: (Default)
Got back on Monday night and was in temper with the world. Had tooken part in a flame war of much flaminess on ukc.misc where I was repeatedly called a racist. I was annoyed, and not just cos o fthe accusations. I'd gotten so involved in the flame war that I wasted 5 hours in which I was going to do dissertation stuff. Got annoyed with ben, choir seemed to suck and I started to lose my voice. In short, monday wasn't good day.

Yesterday was bit better. Up early for work (urgh) and managed to manage my time so badly I didn't have time for breakkie and then struggled up the hill. Work wasn't bad inna morning, then went to Uni where I...umm...I wasted time till 10, then had Lighthouse breakfast with ben and Rah (and thi I didn't think Iit was possible, it has gone downhill *again* recently) then wasted time till lunch which ben and I had in the gulob and then off to my 1pm leccie.

We saw A Canterbury Tale which I thought was mostly boring, tho the canterbury bits were good, cos it shows the city as it was then, bomb damage and all.

Work not bad, scurried off as soon as children dropped. Had chicken rice and pie for dinner and watched CSI with ben. Was lovely :)

Today was module registration day. Went in and wasted an hour on computers and then had coffee. I stayed in Gulb after buying numerous cups of hot chocolate and fruit tea so I wouldn't get chucked out. Did some dissertation reading (finally!) and took a couplea pages of notes and quotes. Went to register for my special subject (double weighted final year history module). There are half a dozen or so subjects each with about 12 places and competition is fierce for the popular ones and the one I wanted was popular. It's about WW1 and the national psyche and is run by Mark Connelly whom I quite like anyway :) Also registered for my other subjects, both 100% coursework, both about museum work. Woo :D

Lunch with ben and then work.

Which was...interesting.
The children tried to kill themselves by crossing the Whitstable Road on their own. When I reached the kerb they were already half way across. They did this without looking both ways. The Whistable Road, is, as Canterbury people know, a very very busy road. I was livid and told them off then made them sit cross legged on the floor when they got hom. Then I told their parents.

If anything had happened it would have been *my* fault, regardless of if they were being stupid or not. No bikes tomorrow is punishment but their father was also considering grounding.

Good.

Jacket tatoes and cheese and sausages for dinner tonight.

Wooooo :D

ni! )

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