lizziec: (toys - Giraffe)
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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lizziec: (toys - Giraffe)
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 ;))

This entry was originally posted at http://lizziec.dreamwidth.org/414937.html. There are currently comment count unavailable comments on the original entry.
lizziec: (Granny's garden bee)
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 ;))
lizziec: (toys - max at work)
Hello. I'm sure you all remember me. I used to update this. At risk of sounding like everyone else who has ever done this, including me in personal journals multiple times, I will try and get better at updating this and generally re-engaging with LiveJournal.

So, for the past few months I've been, you know, existing. There's not a lot to report really. I have a bunch of pictures from my holiday at home last September that I meant to document and never got around to. Assuming I continue the never getting round to it, they are here (Imperial War Museum), here (Howletts Wild Animal Park), here (Rochester Castle - terrifying experience going up [and down - I came down on my bum]) and here (Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway & Dungeness Lighthouse).

We have also bought and had delivered a new sofa, the installation of which was rather more of a saga and full of fail than it needed to be. I really hope I get around to writing that one up, because [livejournal.com profile] benc was awesome and manly ;)

I got some new woolies (here) because I shrank my old ones in the wash, and I got a shiny new mobile phone (here) which works much better than the old one.

I've also been growing my hair out. Had it trimmed last week so took a picture, and here it is:

IMG_0003

Before the trimming it was about an inch and a half longer than that and easily reached my waist.

So, yes, hello again. Hopefully my next update won't be so tardy. In fact, I know it won't, because I already have something prepared...
lizziec: (toys - max at work)
Hello. I'm sure you all remember me. I used to update this. At risk of sounding like everyone else who has ever done this, including me in personal journals multiple times, I will try and get better at updating this and generally re-engaging with LiveJournal.

So, for the past few months I've been, you know, existing. There's not a lot to report really. I have a bunch of pictures from my holiday at home last September that I meant to document and never got around to. Assuming I continue the never getting round to it, they are here (Imperial War Museum), here (Howletts Wild Animal Park), here (Rochester Castle - terrifying experience going up [and down - I came down on my bum]) and here (Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway & Dungeness Lighthouse).

We have also bought and had delivered a new sofa, the installation of which was rather more of a saga and full of fail than it needed to be. I really hope I get around to writing that one up, because [livejournal.com profile] benc was awesome and manly ;)

I got some new woolies (here) because I shrank my old ones in the wash, and I got a shiny new mobile phone (here) which works much better than the old one.

I've also been growing my hair out. Had it trimmed last week so took a picture, and here it is:

IMG_0003

Before the trimming it was about an inch and a half longer than that and easily reached my waist.

So, yes, hello again. Hopefully my next update won't be so tardy. In fact, I know it won't, because I already have something prepared...
lizziec: (toys - max at work)
Hello. I'm sure you all remember me. I used to update this. At risk of sounding like everyone else who has ever done this, including me in personal journals multiple times, I will try and get better at updating this and generally re-engaging with LiveJournal.

So, for the past few months I've been, you know, existing. There's not a lot to report really. I have a bunch of pictures from my holiday at home last September that I meant to document and never got around to. Assuming I continue the never getting round to it, they are here (Imperial War Museum), here (Howletts Wild Animal Park), here (Rochester Castle - terrifying experience going up [and down - I came down on my bum]) and here (Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway & Dungeness Lighthouse).

We have also bought and had delivered a new sofa, the installation of which was rather more of a saga and full of fail than it needed to be. I really hope I get around to writing that one up, because [livejournal.com profile] benc was awesome and manly ;)

I got some new woolies (here) because I shrank my old ones in the wash, and I got a shiny new mobile phone (here) which works much better than the old one.

I've also been growing my hair out. Had it trimmed last week so took a picture, and here it is:

IMG_0003

Before the trimming it was about an inch and a half longer than that and easily reached my waist.

So, yes, hello again. Hopefully my next update won't be so tardy. In fact, I know it won't, because I already have something prepared...
lizziec: (me - Lizzie-ben)
It's all snowy here, hence the icon - apparently the only one I have, in over 100, that features snow.

Apparently a severe weather warning has been issued for Kent valid from now till Tuesday. Will be interesting to see how all this turns out :) We're well provisioned, so lots and lots of snow would be lovely :D

I was amused by a piece in the February 2009 issue of BBC History magazine ("Footsteps" section) about the Jorvik Viking Centre, which I think will strike a chord with all who have visited. I've transcribed it below - sorry for any typing errors :)

Cut for legnth )
lizziec: (me - mummy and little lizzie)
I'm heading to Goole (not to be confused with Google which is what I nearly always type by accident >.<) in Yorkshire very shortly with [livejournal.com profile] no1typo for a few days to visit relatives. I probably shan't be online, but I'll be contactable on my mobile (see the contact details post for my number [friendslocked]). I shall also probably be tweeting. This is me on Twitter.

Have a lovely few days people :) Write lots of interesting things for me to read when I get back!
lizziec: (Big ben fireworks new year)
Typical, that on the day the Government withdraws the plan to keep MPs expenses secret my MP should write back to me about voting against the proposed measure.

For good measure, I'm putting a copy of his reply here. Bits in italics were handwritten and not always very clear ;)

Letter from Julian Brazier )

In other news, should you have any spare cash lying around (I know that this is unlikely given the current economic climate) and fancy putting it towards a cool cause, the National Railway Museum in York are trying to gather funds so they can finish their restoration of The Flying Scotsman. "Steam our Scotsman" - the campaign to raise money to finish the restoration.
lizziec: (XKCD hokey religions)
I originally posted something like this when I first went on a trip to Ypres with my Special Subject class in April 2005. The original is here on my LiveJournal, and the version I'm posting now is here on my website.

I'm posting it again today because I feel it's appropriate for Remembrance Sunday.

Cut for legnth - it's very long ;) )

lizziec: (animals - bunny!)
We're off on our Summer Holiday today, heading up to Rosedale Abbey on the North Yorks Moors and staying in one of these. I'm looking forward to it more than I can say :D Yay Holiday! Yay Yorkshire! :D As with last year's trip to Skegness, this one covers our wedding anniversary. Believe it or not as of 3rd September we'll have been married for 3 years! :D

If you need me then you can get my via my mobile (see Giant Floating Contact Details Post if you don't think you have it), but I won't be online till we get back next Saturday.

Have a lovely week everyone :)
lizziec: (animals - bunny!)
We're off on our Summer Holiday today, heading up to Rosedale Abbey on the North Yorks Moors and staying in one of these. I'm looking forward to it more than I can say :D Yay Holiday! Yay Yorkshire! :D As with last year's trip to Skegness, this one covers our wedding anniversary. Believe it or not as of 3rd September we'll have been married for 3 years! :D

If you need me then you can get my via my mobile (see Giant Floating Contact Details Post if you don't think you have it), but I won't be online till we get back next Saturday.

Have a lovely week everyone :)
lizziec: (animals - bunny!)
We're off on our Summer Holiday today, heading up to Rosedale Abbey on the North Yorks Moors and staying in one of these. I'm looking forward to it more than I can say :D Yay Holiday! Yay Yorkshire! :D As with last year's trip to Skegness, this one covers our wedding anniversary. Believe it or not as of 3rd September we'll have been married for 3 years! :D

If you need me then you can get my via my mobile (see Giant Floating Contact Details Post if you don't think you have it), but I won't be online till we get back next Saturday.

Have a lovely week everyone :)
lizziec: (animals - duckling-bum)
As I mentioned in my last entry we went on holiday to Skegness/Chapel St. Leonards for a week in a fixed site caravan. We had a lovely time and selected photos are here and some different ones here. All photos were taken by [livejournal.com profile] benc (I was taking black and white pictures on a film camera which have yet to be developed).

We did a fair bunch of stuff, though it was all sadly rather curtailed because the effects of my depression are such that after doing something for 3 or 4 hours I was so tired I had to come home and sleep. One of the things that we did that isn't in pictures is we drove an hour and a half to Stamford so we could see The Dam Busters (which had been cleaned up a little) on the big screen. Well worth it :D though I was dead almost all of the next day.

When we went to Skegness we saw the Skegness lifeboat with its awesome tractor which pulls it down the beach to the sea and pulls it back out again:


It was sooooo cool :D

I won a zippy toy at the "Hook a Duck" stall on Skegness pier and he "did" Skegness:


In Chapel St. Leonards we found possibly the most offensive building in all of the UK, the Golden Palm:


The pictures don't do it justice - the palm trees *flashed*. The shopping arcade owned by the Golden Palm also produced the worst curry I have ever had - sauce like water, sweetened with sugar and chicken so dry it had probably been sitting under lights for hours. The curry places around Skegness were all very special. None of the ones near to us did "Curry". They all did Curry/Kebabs/Pizzas/Burgers. Really we should have known better than to buy from there.

On our last day we went to the beach, as it was the only day really nice enough for it.

I buried Ben:


We worked on a sandcastle:


Which had a working moat :D


Thus, our work was done:

(Mine is the blue spade).

Finally, ben brought me a giant Eeyore for an anniversary present:

He's pretty awesome :)

Today I have called the Job Centre plus in an effort to apply for Incapacity benefit as advised to me by Payroll at UKC. It seems very complicated and I have no idea if I'll be eligable but I don't loose anything by applying. I have also been abusing the BBCs archive trial and now have about 12 tabs of things to watch. Ah well, will keep me busy!

And finally, the reason I chose the icon I did: we got back from holiday to a letter from our Letting Agency saying they'll be coming to inspect the flat for the first time in two years on Thursday. It's a routine inspection but I'm bricking it and utterly convinced we'll be evicted despite saner voices telling me I'm being a muppet. I'm sure on Thursday I'll be able to come back and tell you all that they were right. Until then I suspect I'll be a bit of a nervous heap.
lizziec: (animals - duckling-bum)
As I mentioned in my last entry we went on holiday to Skegness/Chapel St. Leonards for a week in a fixed site caravan. We had a lovely time and selected photos are here and some different ones here. All photos were taken by [livejournal.com profile] benc (I was taking black and white pictures on a film camera which have yet to be developed).

We did a fair bunch of stuff, though it was all sadly rather curtailed because the effects of my depression are such that after doing something for 3 or 4 hours I was so tired I had to come home and sleep. One of the things that we did that isn't in pictures is we drove an hour and a half to Stamford so we could see The Dam Busters (which had been cleaned up a little) on the big screen. Well worth it :D though I was dead almost all of the next day.

When we went to Skegness we saw the Skegness lifeboat with its awesome tractor which pulls it down the beach to the sea and pulls it back out again:


It was sooooo cool :D

I won a zippy toy at the "Hook a Duck" stall on Skegness pier and he "did" Skegness:


In Chapel St. Leonards we found possibly the most offensive building in all of the UK, the Golden Palm:


The pictures don't do it justice - the palm trees *flashed*. The shopping arcade owned by the Golden Palm also produced the worst curry I have ever had - sauce like water, sweetened with sugar and chicken so dry it had probably been sitting under lights for hours. The curry places around Skegness were all very special. None of the ones near to us did "Curry". They all did Curry/Kebabs/Pizzas/Burgers. Really we should have known better than to buy from there.

On our last day we went to the beach, as it was the only day really nice enough for it.

I buried Ben:


We worked on a sandcastle:


Which had a working moat :D


Thus, our work was done:

(Mine is the blue spade).

Finally, ben brought me a giant Eeyore for an anniversary present:

He's pretty awesome :)

Today I have called the Job Centre plus in an effort to apply for Incapacity benefit as advised to me by Payroll at UKC. It seems very complicated and I have no idea if I'll be eligable but I don't loose anything by applying. I have also been abusing the BBCs archive trial and now have about 12 tabs of things to watch. Ah well, will keep me busy!

And finally, the reason I chose the icon I did: we got back from holiday to a letter from our Letting Agency saying they'll be coming to inspect the flat for the first time in two years on Thursday. It's a routine inspection but I'm bricking it and utterly convinced we'll be evicted despite saner voices telling me I'm being a muppet. I'm sure on Thursday I'll be able to come back and tell you all that they were right. Until then I suspect I'll be a bit of a nervous heap.
lizziec: (animals - duckling-bum)
As I mentioned in my last entry we went on holiday to Skegness/Chapel St. Leonards for a week in a fixed site caravan. We had a lovely time and selected photos are here and some different ones here. All photos were taken by [livejournal.com profile] benc (I was taking black and white pictures on a film camera which have yet to be developed).

We did a fair bunch of stuff, though it was all sadly rather curtailed because the effects of my depression are such that after doing something for 3 or 4 hours I was so tired I had to come home and sleep. One of the things that we did that isn't in pictures is we drove an hour and a half to Stamford so we could see The Dam Busters (which had been cleaned up a little) on the big screen. Well worth it :D though I was dead almost all of the next day.

When we went to Skegness we saw the Skegness lifeboat with its awesome tractor which pulls it down the beach to the sea and pulls it back out again:


It was sooooo cool :D

I won a zippy toy at the "Hook a Duck" stall on Skegness pier and he "did" Skegness:


In Chapel St. Leonards we found possibly the most offensive building in all of the UK, the Golden Palm:


The pictures don't do it justice - the palm trees *flashed*. The shopping arcade owned by the Golden Palm also produced the worst curry I have ever had - sauce like water, sweetened with sugar and chicken so dry it had probably been sitting under lights for hours. The curry places around Skegness were all very special. None of the ones near to us did "Curry". They all did Curry/Kebabs/Pizzas/Burgers. Really we should have known better than to buy from there.

On our last day we went to the beach, as it was the only day really nice enough for it.

I buried Ben:


We worked on a sandcastle:


Which had a working moat :D


Thus, our work was done:

(Mine is the blue spade).

Finally, ben brought me a giant Eeyore for an anniversary present:

He's pretty awesome :)

Today I have called the Job Centre plus in an effort to apply for Incapacity benefit as advised to me by Payroll at UKC. It seems very complicated and I have no idea if I'll be eligable but I don't loose anything by applying. I have also been abusing the BBCs archive trial and now have about 12 tabs of things to watch. Ah well, will keep me busy!

And finally, the reason I chose the icon I did: we got back from holiday to a letter from our Letting Agency saying they'll be coming to inspect the flat for the first time in two years on Thursday. It's a routine inspection but I'm bricking it and utterly convinced we'll be evicted despite saner voices telling me I'm being a muppet. I'm sure on Thursday I'll be able to come back and tell you all that they were right. Until then I suspect I'll be a bit of a nervous heap.
lizziec: (acid)
I found Dr Who Operation in Asda (aka, shop of evil) earlier and immediately thought of [livejournal.com profile] bethanthepurple (who probably wants one for Birthday/Christmas/$random celebration), though I knew it may well interest any of you other Dr Who addicts out there who happen to read my LJ.

Picture below. Sorry for the crappiness, I took it with my cameraphone :S



In other news, I'm off on holiday tomorrow, to that most romantic of locations*: Skegness (actually, a fixed caravan in a caravan park in a place nearby called Chapel St. Leonards. It's in this lovely location, where [livejournal.com profile] benc used to spend his holidays, that we will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary. Doesn't time fly!

Completely gratuitous picture of the wedding below. This one isn't crappy cos it was taken with one of Jibbler's uber cameras.



Be safe while we're away. Contactable on my mobile if it's urgent. If not, sod off - second honeymoon don'cha know :P* Will be without internet till we come back, which is next Saturday at some point.

Byebye for a week friendslist!

*despite how I sound about this, I am actually incredibly excited...or will be, once the packing is over!
*This doesn't include you, family...and certain friends, I think you can guess who you are :P
lizziec: (acid)
I found Dr Who Operation in Asda (aka, shop of evil) earlier and immediately thought of [livejournal.com profile] bethanthepurple (who probably wants one for Birthday/Christmas/$random celebration), though I knew it may well interest any of you other Dr Who addicts out there who happen to read my LJ.

Picture below. Sorry for the crappiness, I took it with my cameraphone :S



In other news, I'm off on holiday tomorrow, to that most romantic of locations*: Skegness (actually, a fixed caravan in a caravan park in a place nearby called Chapel St. Leonards. It's in this lovely location, where [livejournal.com profile] benc used to spend his holidays, that we will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary. Doesn't time fly!

Completely gratuitous picture of the wedding below. This one isn't crappy cos it was taken with one of Jibbler's uber cameras.



Be safe while we're away. Contactable on my mobile if it's urgent. If not, sod off - second honeymoon don'cha know :P* Will be without internet till we come back, which is next Saturday at some point.

Byebye for a week friendslist!

*despite how I sound about this, I am actually incredibly excited...or will be, once the packing is over!
*This doesn't include you, family...and certain friends, I think you can guess who you are :P
lizziec: (acid)
I found Dr Who Operation in Asda (aka, shop of evil) earlier and immediately thought of [livejournal.com profile] bethanthepurple (who probably wants one for Birthday/Christmas/$random celebration), though I knew it may well interest any of you other Dr Who addicts out there who happen to read my LJ.

Picture below. Sorry for the crappiness, I took it with my cameraphone :S



In other news, I'm off on holiday tomorrow, to that most romantic of locations*: Skegness (actually, a fixed caravan in a caravan park in a place nearby called Chapel St. Leonards. It's in this lovely location, where [livejournal.com profile] benc used to spend his holidays, that we will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary. Doesn't time fly!

Completely gratuitous picture of the wedding below. This one isn't crappy cos it was taken with one of Jibbler's uber cameras.



Be safe while we're away. Contactable on my mobile if it's urgent. If not, sod off - second honeymoon don'cha know :P* Will be without internet till we come back, which is next Saturday at some point.

Byebye for a week friendslist!

*despite how I sound about this, I am actually incredibly excited...or will be, once the packing is over!
*This doesn't include you, family...and certain friends, I think you can guess who you are :P
lizziec: (granny's garden bee)
It's been an eventful week really.

On Tuesday my P60 arrived and I found I paid too much tax last year \o/ I called the tax office and they say it should be pretty straight forward to sort out once I send them my pay documents. Only problem is my records are in Yorkshire (!) from when I worked through Crown Personnel in 2005. Apparently Crown do their financial stuff through Yorkshire and so my records are there, despite me never having lived there! I'm also a little concerned that I've been working for the University for 8 months now and the last place they have me down as employed was for Crown. Ah well...once my records are in the right place I can send in my documents and get a refund :D

On Friday night Ben and I drove to Mitcham fix my Aunt's computer problem, which was very easily solved and had chinese when we got home. Yummy :)

Today we have been scarily productive. Went to Ashford (which appears to be in the process of being completely dug up) and had my eyes tested.

The results of the eye test were pretty good really, my eyes are settling down. The myopia got slightly worse in my right eye, but my astigmatism has improved and my left eye is unchanged :) Apparently my eyes are also very healthy :D

The results from my last test in January 2005 were:
Right Eye
sph: -1.75
cyl: -1.25
axis: 17

Left Eye
sph: -2.50
cyl: -1.75
axis: 4

This time:
Right Eye
sph: -2.00
cyl: -1.00
axis: 20

Left Eye
sph: -2.50
cyl: -1.50
axis: 2.5

Originally we went to Ashford because VisionExpress in Ashford (but not Canterbury) had a 2 for £99 offer on and I wanted a pair of Sunglasses as well as normal glasses. Unfortunately the glasses in the offer were all either rubbish (so wouldn't last two years) or didn't suit me (lots of angular frames which don't suit my face :() so we went round practically every optician in Ashford to find some that suited me and we could afford. We encountered stellar performances and incompetence (in one - Batemans - there were two receptionists, both of whom asked if they could help me and neither of whom could tell me how much an anti-reflective scratch resistant coating was *sigh*.

Ended up buying two pairs from SpecSavers (absolutely no love to the specsavers assistant who explained to me that 2.5 was "two and a half in English" - I know I'm bad at maths but I'm not that bad) on their BOGOF on designer pairs which I go to collect next Saturday :) The cost of glasses and eyetests scares me ;) Hope I like them when they're done. I encountered the same problem practically everywhere - the fashion at the moment appears to be for squareish/rectangular glasses or plastic ones with wings which I'm sure wouldn't have been out of place when my mum was getting them on the NHS as a teenager, whereas oval shapes suit my face :( Choice was all too limited :|

Came back via practically all the bed shops in Wincheap. We have decided to buy a new shiny bed and mattress to last a long time soon and now we have an idea what we want. I'm looking forward to going back in a couple of months and making the purchase :D

Finally we went to Sainsbars and got lunch for tomorrow and popcorn for tonight. Looking forward to Eurovision. Should be funny if nothing else :D

Sorry for the legnth - as the title says, it's been a very busy week!
lizziec: (me - phil'sfirstchristmas)
I've updated my "Counties I have Visited" map after my visit to Bath. Unfortunately it is still shamefully southern based. I really need to get around to visiting northern England and Scotland, if only to balance out the map.

Counties map )

My visit to Bath was amazing. We stayed at Lucknam Park Hotel and believe me when I say you cannot see the hotel for ages once you turn into the grounds. There has to be about a mile of tree lined lane before you get there. We travelled by train which was very civilised and relaxing and when we got to the hotel itself we were bowled over by the room. Beautiful, very relaxing, enormous LCD TV, but terrifying. I have never stayed anywhere they give away bathrobes, slippers and a golf umbrella before... Someone even came in during dinner and tided up our mess and turned down the bed!

Dinner was nice - fillet steak with not an ounce of fat, but breakfast surpassed it. I had pancakes and OMG...they were about an inch thick and the maple syrup...mmmmmmmnh...

Spa treatment was amazing. Would do that again. Skin still soft nearly a week later from the body exfoliation.

Spent Saturday in Bath and it's a really lovely place, very similar to Canterbury. The Abbey is amazing and the inside is even lovelier than the Cathedral IMO. It's also very much part of the city in a way the Cathedral is not - it is not seperated by large grounds (there are no grounds) and they were holding thrice daily 20 min carol services every Saturday for shoppers out doing their Christmas Shopping.

Got back very late on Saturday but it was well worth it.

Did I mention I'd do it again? :D

We're definately going back to Bath one day, but I suspect next time we'll stay somewhere a good deal less posh :)

ION: Christmas almost totally planned. Am on holiday now (was from Thursday) and went to the Carols in the Cathedral last Tuesday. Very pleasant not having much left to do and Christmas being definately on the way :)

Off!

15 December 2006 08:49 am
lizziec: (me - schooluniform)
I'm off to bath today till late tomorrow night.

See you when I get back :D

o/
lizziec: (potterpuffs - luna harry disguise)
I went on a road trip to Folkestone today, to the uber ice cream shop of utter home made doom.

It was very good and we brought some home.

Thank you to Allan, Adam, [livejournal.com profile] fooflington, [livejournal.com profile] rahslowe, [livejournal.com profile] nert and [livejournal.com profile] benc for sharing the utter coolness of the random road trip with me :)

I had an excellent afternoon :D
lizziec: (mummy and little lizzie2)
For those concerned citizens who may want to know:

08:00am: Left Coulsdon
10:00am: Stopped at Toddington Services (junction 11/12 M1) for a short break


Will update more as more info comes in :)
lizziec: (bookshop)
It's the holiday! Two whole weeks without school :D This makes me very happy and, as a newly married, means that avenues are opened up to us that weren't before. One of these is love bites.

Cut for potentially TMI )

Still, it amused me, especially looking back :D

In other news, ben and I got a new car stereo yesterday. It plays cds! :D We tested it out on the way to the hospital and it works beautifully. There's something quite nice about speeding along a good road playing Green Day - American Idiot at high volume on a lovely day, even if we were going to the hospital :)
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It's the holiday! Two whole weeks without school :D This makes me very happy and, as a newly married, means that avenues are opened up to us that weren't before. One of these is love bites.

Cut for potentially TMI )

Still, it amused me, especially looking back :D

In other news, ben and I got a new car stereo yesterday. It plays cds! :D We tested it out on the way to the hospital and it works beautifully. There's something quite nice about speeding along a good road playing Green Day - American Idiot at high volume on a lovely day, even if we were going to the hospital :)
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It's the holiday! Two whole weeks without school :D This makes me very happy and, as a newly married, means that avenues are opened up to us that weren't before. One of these is love bites.

Cut for potentially TMI )

Still, it amused me, especially looking back :D

In other news, ben and I got a new car stereo yesterday. It plays cds! :D We tested it out on the way to the hospital and it works beautifully. There's something quite nice about speeding along a good road playing Green Day - American Idiot at high volume on a lovely day, even if we were going to the hospital :)
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piccies here - mostly of us travelling or being picked up by lovely RAC man after we had a tyre blowout on the M1 just after the exit for the sheffield woodall services. Guy came and picked us up and took us to tyre place. Cheap tyres yay. Got to goole, had dress fitted. I looked amazing - no piccies of it cos otherwise ben might see ;) Lovely couple of days :))

Good day, long drive back. A month today :o Four weeks 2.5 days. Wow and yay. Feel excited about wedding :D
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Today I invaded Belgium, or, more specifically, Ypres.

I went with my special subject history class and it was really quite good fun, thought very thought provoking. The atmosphere on the coach changed after the first cemetary and it took until Calais for things to be "normal" again.

My pictures of Ypres are here.

Now for the write up.

We went to France through the Eurotunnel, which I was worried about to begin with because I can get i. Claustrophobic and ii. scared going through tunnels, expecially ones that run under water. Lots of people said I wouldn't notice. I did ;) Our coach went on there and stopped and then the doors were closed and it felt claustraphobic. Then we went into the tunnel and I concentrated very hard on my book to try and dissipate the feeling of terror. It kind of worked, and I got to the other end without a noticeble panic attack \o/ I smiled when we came out of the tunnel and really relaxed when the coach came off the Eurostar.

Long drive later (filled with commentary from our tutor, Dr Mark Connelly, we arrived in Ypres and started visiting cemitaries. Mark told us that a third of all the British War Dead from WWI are in or around Ypres. That was rather startling.

The first cemitary we visited (pictures 1477 to 1486) was Brandhoek New Cemetery. New cemeteries were built post war. Old cemeteries were established during the war. Brandhoek is largely filled with men who died at a medical facility and a large proportion of the dead here are made up of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), including Captain N. G. Chavasse who was one of only 3 people to ever win a Victoria Cross twice (VC and Bar).

The cemetary at Brandhoek was very small, especially compared to Tyne Cot which we would see later and was a very peaceful place. One of the most interesting and apt sights for me was seeing forget-me-nots growing on the graves.

Brandhoek )

Next we visited Menin Road South (pictures 1487 to 1499), in which is buried a Colyer-Fergusson, also a VC winner and also connected to Kent Uni, as his family sponsor grants and concerts at the University.

Menin Road South )

Tyne Cot (pictures 1500 to 1535) was next and this cemetery was truly awe inspiring. Tyne Cot is the largest British war cemetery anywhere in the world. There are 12,000 men buried in the cemetery of which only 2,000 have been identified. There are 35,000 men's names on the memorial to the missing.

Tyne Cot is so called because the German Pill Boxes that littered the area reminded the soldiers facing them of the miners cottages on the tyne. The nickname "tyne cot" was born.

The names are inscribed on the wall of the missing in order of regimental preference, meaning that the Guards were first, then the regiments of foot listed in order of age.

Tyne Cot )

We drove past Poelcappelle on the way to Langemark. Poelcappell was noteworthy because it holds the grave of the youngest soldier to die in the war. He was 14. This seemed like a fitting mood-setter for Langemark.

Langemark (1536 to 1549) is the only German war cemetery in the area and has a mood and feeling completely different from any other cemetery I have been in. It just feels so full of sadness and sorrow and anger and dissappointment. In the small space of Langemark are buried at least 35,000 Germans. Listed on wooden plaques in the walls of the little chapel there are the names of the dead students from Germany's Universities. These are the same conscripts who went into war against regular soldiers singing. They were slaughtered.

Tyne Cot makes you think but Langemark gets under your skin in a way no other cemetery in Ypres does.

Langemark )

Next we stopped quickly at St Julien (1551-1554), the site of the very first Gas Attack. The monument at St Julien was my favourite. It is truly beautiful. It is so very...respectful. I'm not sure that's the right word, but it's sort of what I mean.

St Julien )

Finally, we went to Ypres itself (1554 to 1569), saw the Menin Gate and had lunch. The coolest thing at the Menin Gate was a scale model of the Gate made out of metal with a braille inscription around the outside for blind visitors. They can feel the model and get a feel for the gate. It's really very cool :D Ypres was fun (Also had the tackiest chocolate "souveniers" possible. Chocolate tommie's helmets. ehehehhee :)

Quote of the day:
In Ypres town square, Roy's bankcard gets rejected by the cash machine:
Stefan: See? This is why Natwest are crap
Roy: which bank are you with then?
Stefan: HSBC - The world's local bank - accepted everywhere. That's why I use it.
*inserts card, card is instantly rejected by machine*

Menin Gate )

My impression of the day? It's kind of too soon to explain properly, though I'll try and put into words how I feel.

Paul Fussell said that one of the reasons that the people of the twenties felt they had completely lost the pre war world was that no language they knew then was up to the task of describing the war. Fussell explains that they had to invent new language to communicate what it was they felt. Having seen what I saw today I would say that actually Fussell is wrong and right at the same time. There was no language to describe it, but crucially there still is none today. No words can describe what I saw and felt. Words are completely and utterly useless for trying to quantify what I experienced today. I don't think that I will ever be properly able to do so.

I don't think I'm the only one who left feeling like that.
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Here we go again?.

In other news, it's been a very up and down week from the POV of my recovery from depression but am on the Up again now I think. In terms of things happening it's actually been a very good week.

I have a place to gain experience to support my PGCE application at Community College Whitstable where my lovely employer Sue works in the Science Department. It seems like a really good school and they were really super helpful. I'm getting experience in the classroom (as a teacher's help or assistant or something), doing paperwork (making and photocopying worksheets etc) and observing other teachers (the deputy head is going to teach me how to observe teachers, something that I will apparetly learn for my PGCE anyway).

It all sounds really cool :D So, pending a clear police check (which was sent off on Thursday when I was at the school for an interview) I should be cleared to start this straight after half term. It was worth getting dolled up in a trouser suit and feeling like a bit(read "lot") of an idiot (even though Ben and Miles said I looked lovely/nice/whatever) after all it would appear.

Other excitement is that on March 7th I should be going on a Fun History Trip(TM) to ypres. I'm actually really excited :D Sounds like it will be excellent (if rather tiring and probably wet). I've been before in year 9 of High School but I know so much more now. I will take my camera and take pictures this time too.

OOh, compsoc stuff finally starting to come together :) Not too much longer now, we promise :)

I think that's about it for stuff I was going to say...
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New piccies up on my website - here for the few of the foorah party and here for Goole's river.

Had nice talk with Pete yesterday cos he came to work with me and that was very jibbly :)

Muddle of emotions at the moment. Small things can seem huge and set me off or not. Recovery sometimes as hard as being ill :| Therefore not going to go in to stuff here, needless to say I'm greatful for ben and foo and rah and all the rest of my friends for putting up with me.
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Leave a comment with your name if you want to know what I really think of you, and I’ll reply and tell you. No lies, all honesty (or whatever came to mind at the time...)

Post it in your journal after I do yours so I can see the reverse

(This could end badly... so think before you ask....)


In other news, my dissertation is now in properly and yesterday was the one year and counting mark for my wedding \o/ Went to Frankie and Benny's which was fairly standard execpt for the puddings which are fantastic and teh real reason to go... :D

My aunt from Yorkshire said she'd make my dress and Amy (one of my bridesmaids) is excited about her role. See piccies of the weekend on mum's website.

Work not bad tho I got taxed nearly £60 - need to yell at Agency then inland revenue I thinks.

*potters off*
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Well, didn't go for a drive but drank 4 bacardi breezers which as creature would testify made me giggly. He kept trying t o get me to have one more but after 4 I stood firm. Anyway, I listened to Linkin Park a bit last night cos it matched my mood and read some of my Lord of the Rings book. Watched some telly adn plaited mamma's hair even tho it's a tad short to do properly. Philip left me to my own devices at 11.30 so I stayed on irc from then till 2.15 when creature thought it would be cool if I called him. So I did. I spent 40 minutes on the phone to him jibbling about not a lot. I hope mum doesn't get the bill till I'm safely back at uni...

Still not 100% again but chatting with my friends on irc last night, especially Sellars helped a lot. Thanks you guys.

Now I have to go get ready to go out cos I'm meeting an old school friend in Croydon. Of that meeting I'm sure I'll post more later or tomorrow but for now, adieu.
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Well, didn't go for a drive but drank 4 bacardi breezers which as creature would testify made me giggly. He kept trying t o get me to have one more but after 4 I stood firm. Anyway, I listened to Linkin Park a bit last night cos it matched my mood and read some of my Lord of the Rings book. Watched some telly adn plaited mamma's hair even tho it's a tad short to do properly. Philip left me to my own devices at 11.30 so I stayed on irc from then till 2.15 when creature thought it would be cool if I called him. So I did. I spent 40 minutes on the phone to him jibbling about not a lot. I hope mum doesn't get the bill till I'm safely back at uni...

Still not 100% again but chatting with my friends on irc last night, especially Sellars helped a lot. Thanks you guys.

Now I have to go get ready to go out cos I'm meeting an old school friend in Croydon. Of that meeting I'm sure I'll post more later or tomorrow but for now, adieu.
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Well, didn't go for a drive but drank 4 bacardi breezers which as creature would testify made me giggly. He kept trying t o get me to have one more but after 4 I stood firm. Anyway, I listened to Linkin Park a bit last night cos it matched my mood and read some of my Lord of the Rings book. Watched some telly adn plaited mamma's hair even tho it's a tad short to do properly. Philip left me to my own devices at 11.30 so I stayed on irc from then till 2.15 when creature thought it would be cool if I called him. So I did. I spent 40 minutes on the phone to him jibbling about not a lot. I hope mum doesn't get the bill till I'm safely back at uni...

Still not 100% again but chatting with my friends on irc last night, especially Sellars helped a lot. Thanks you guys.

Now I have to go get ready to go out cos I'm meeting an old school friend in Croydon. Of that meeting I'm sure I'll post more later or tomorrow but for now, adieu.
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Finished watching Highlander last night (2am) so I was up late - slept in till 11 when I was woken by my mamma sitting on the side of my bed and Philip yelling through the door "MAYBE WE SHOULD USE A BIG STICK TO WAKE HER UP THEN MUM". For those of you wondering where the big stick thing came from, look no further than my brother. Anyway seeing as I was awake I thought I may as well get up and dressed so I did that (I'm wearing a skirt for the 3rd day in a row!!! A shock to me so heavan only knows what those of you who know me well would think!) and then played on the net for an hour. Had brunchfast while watching some lotr then went for a drive with mamma round Redhill and Reigate cos both she and I were going stir crazy and then came back and watched the end of lotr. Then read a book and listened to the radio a bit before looking thru lj entries. Was a bit disturbed to find that one of skel's had dissappeared. I'm a bit depressed so I thought it best to stay out of people's way, especially mamma's. Then watched tv. I think Phil knows something is up cos I haven't beed fighting for the net today. Anyways, moped in my bedroom a bit then came back on to irc cos Philip went to watch anime downstairs only to find that I'd missed Pete by 2 minutes on irc. I wasn't a happy bunny. Became embarrased bunny when I found out the reason skel's entry had dissappeared was that I had forgotten I wasn't logged in. Anyway, watched a crap version of the parent trap on bbc1 and now just awaiting dinner. I may go for a drive afterwards. I hate being in the house when i feel like this.
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Finished watching Highlander last night (2am) so I was up late - slept in till 11 when I was woken by my mamma sitting on the side of my bed and Philip yelling through the door "MAYBE WE SHOULD USE A BIG STICK TO WAKE HER UP THEN MUM". For those of you wondering where the big stick thing came from, look no further than my brother. Anyway seeing as I was awake I thought I may as well get up and dressed so I did that (I'm wearing a skirt for the 3rd day in a row!!! A shock to me so heavan only knows what those of you who know me well would think!) and then played on the net for an hour. Had brunchfast while watching some lotr then went for a drive with mamma round Redhill and Reigate cos both she and I were going stir crazy and then came back and watched the end of lotr. Then read a book and listened to the radio a bit before looking thru lj entries. Was a bit disturbed to find that one of skel's had dissappeared. I'm a bit depressed so I thought it best to stay out of people's way, especially mamma's. Then watched tv. I think Phil knows something is up cos I haven't beed fighting for the net today. Anyways, moped in my bedroom a bit then came back on to irc cos Philip went to watch anime downstairs only to find that I'd missed Pete by 2 minutes on irc. I wasn't a happy bunny. Became embarrased bunny when I found out the reason skel's entry had dissappeared was that I had forgotten I wasn't logged in. Anyway, watched a crap version of the parent trap on bbc1 and now just awaiting dinner. I may go for a drive afterwards. I hate being in the house when i feel like this.
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Finished watching Highlander last night (2am) so I was up late - slept in till 11 when I was woken by my mamma sitting on the side of my bed and Philip yelling through the door "MAYBE WE SHOULD USE A BIG STICK TO WAKE HER UP THEN MUM". For those of you wondering where the big stick thing came from, look no further than my brother. Anyway seeing as I was awake I thought I may as well get up and dressed so I did that (I'm wearing a skirt for the 3rd day in a row!!! A shock to me so heavan only knows what those of you who know me well would think!) and then played on the net for an hour. Had brunchfast while watching some lotr then went for a drive with mamma round Redhill and Reigate cos both she and I were going stir crazy and then came back and watched the end of lotr. Then read a book and listened to the radio a bit before looking thru lj entries. Was a bit disturbed to find that one of skel's had dissappeared. I'm a bit depressed so I thought it best to stay out of people's way, especially mamma's. Then watched tv. I think Phil knows something is up cos I haven't beed fighting for the net today. Anyways, moped in my bedroom a bit then came back on to irc cos Philip went to watch anime downstairs only to find that I'd missed Pete by 2 minutes on irc. I wasn't a happy bunny. Became embarrased bunny when I found out the reason skel's entry had dissappeared was that I had forgotten I wasn't logged in. Anyway, watched a crap version of the parent trap on bbc1 and now just awaiting dinner. I may go for a drive afterwards. I hate being in the house when i feel like this.
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Well, I've just about made it. I always get a feeling of relief when I get to this time and have had no really negative feelings tho these usually seem to come in the days afterwards so we'll have to wait and see what the run up to new year brings.

Ah...today...Well, was woken at 5.30 to open Santa presents by my brother then I jibbled off back to bed having recieved from Santa:
A Kittens Calendar, A chocolate selection thingy, A double CD of Chopin music, A notelet set, Bilbo's Last Song, 10 Coloured minidisks with 80mins of Recording time, A Hyacynth growing kit, pillow with a cat picture on it, Bagpuss socks, A bycicle bell, A silver bracelet, White musk stuff from the body shop, A photo frame, A stationary set including elastic bands, paper clips and pins, A miniture manicure kit, A set of hair stuff (claw clip, hair slides, scrunchees and butterflies), Miniture claw clips with roses on them, Bike Lights, A watch, A silver ring in style of russian wedding ring, A purse in the shape of a piggy face, A set of wooded bead things on a pink shoelace that spell my name (helpful if I ever get so drunk I forget my name ;)), A set of 36 incence cones. mmm... nice!, A money tin. It says on it "Please give generously so that I can: Live on Pizzas and pints, buy clothes that aren't second hand, get a set of wheels, party all weekend." How do they know these things?! Have they been spying on me?!?!? :P, A pair of jammies with teddies on, A wooden ball and cup game, A sparkly blue top, A wooden lion keyring, Coloured writing paper and envolopes, A wooden key ring with an "E" on it and A rollerball pen. Wow. More than I thought! Lucky me!

Anyway, went back to bed and slept late-ish then got up and showered and dressed in time for luch which is when we had christmas dinner and then had 2 glasses of wine while we opened our under the tree pressies and got sleepy drunk. Mamma cried over the stuff flit and I got here and Philip is hero worshipping his new dressing gown so I think I mase the right choices. I certainly liked what I got there was some really good stuff.
Mamma: A silver bangle and matching thumb ring
Philip: blue cubic zirconia earrings
Uncle David and Auntie Sue and Richard: Hat and Gloves
Kerrie and Amy: A going out type bag
Chris: A Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring collectors edition dvd set! :D and a Hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide
Auntie Pat and Uncle Alan: Robbie Williams new album (escapology), £10 Waterstone's voucher and a hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy Book.
Stephanie: A very cool print of bunnywabbits and a lovely card.
Laura: A gorgeous Parker rollerball and Lord of the Rings poster
Employers: A box of thornton's continentals.
Auntie Lee and Uncle Brad: £50

Reading back through the list i think some people know me too well! Anyway, like I said, I got sleepy drunk and tried to watch my lotr but was asleep before the end of the bit in the shire. BAH! I'll try again later methinks. I slept for about 4 hours and then watched Alistar McGowan with mamma.

Like I said, Haven't got really depressed yet tho I think I feel it coming on. I think I'll go try watching my Lord of the Rings again. Thanks to those who sent me good wishes. I really appreciate them and they helped me. Anyway, Merry Christmas and goodnight.
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Well, I've just about made it. I always get a feeling of relief when I get to this time and have had no really negative feelings tho these usually seem to come in the days afterwards so we'll have to wait and see what the run up to new year brings.

Ah...today...Well, was woken at 5.30 to open Santa presents by my brother then I jibbled off back to bed having recieved from Santa:
A Kittens Calendar, A chocolate selection thingy, A double CD of Chopin music, A notelet set, Bilbo's Last Song, 10 Coloured minidisks with 80mins of Recording time, A Hyacynth growing kit, pillow with a cat picture on it, Bagpuss socks, A bycicle bell, A silver bracelet, White musk stuff from the body shop, A photo frame, A stationary set including elastic bands, paper clips and pins, A miniture manicure kit, A set of hair stuff (claw clip, hair slides, scrunchees and butterflies), Miniture claw clips with roses on them, Bike Lights, A watch, A silver ring in style of russian wedding ring, A purse in the shape of a piggy face, A set of wooded bead things on a pink shoelace that spell my name (helpful if I ever get so drunk I forget my name ;)), A set of 36 incence cones. mmm... nice!, A money tin. It says on it "Please give generously so that I can: Live on Pizzas and pints, buy clothes that aren't second hand, get a set of wheels, party all weekend." How do they know these things?! Have they been spying on me?!?!? :P, A pair of jammies with teddies on, A wooden ball and cup game, A sparkly blue top, A wooden lion keyring, Coloured writing paper and envolopes, A wooden key ring with an "E" on it and A rollerball pen. Wow. More than I thought! Lucky me!

Anyway, went back to bed and slept late-ish then got up and showered and dressed in time for luch which is when we had christmas dinner and then had 2 glasses of wine while we opened our under the tree pressies and got sleepy drunk. Mamma cried over the stuff flit and I got here and Philip is hero worshipping his new dressing gown so I think I mase the right choices. I certainly liked what I got there was some really good stuff.
Mamma: A silver bangle and matching thumb ring
Philip: blue cubic zirconia earrings
Uncle David and Auntie Sue and Richard: Hat and Gloves
Kerrie and Amy: A going out type bag
Chris: A Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring collectors edition dvd set! :D and a Hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide
Auntie Pat and Uncle Alan: Robbie Williams new album (escapology), £10 Waterstone's voucher and a hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy Book.
Stephanie: A very cool print of bunnywabbits and a lovely card.
Laura: A gorgeous Parker rollerball and Lord of the Rings poster
Employers: A box of thornton's continentals.
Auntie Lee and Uncle Brad: £50

Reading back through the list i think some people know me too well! Anyway, like I said, I got sleepy drunk and tried to watch my lotr but was asleep before the end of the bit in the shire. BAH! I'll try again later methinks. I slept for about 4 hours and then watched Alistar McGowan with mamma.

Like I said, Haven't got really depressed yet tho I think I feel it coming on. I think I'll go try watching my Lord of the Rings again. Thanks to those who sent me good wishes. I really appreciate them and they helped me. Anyway, Merry Christmas and goodnight.
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Well, I've just about made it. I always get a feeling of relief when I get to this time and have had no really negative feelings tho these usually seem to come in the days afterwards so we'll have to wait and see what the run up to new year brings.

Ah...today...Well, was woken at 5.30 to open Santa presents by my brother then I jibbled off back to bed having recieved from Santa:
A Kittens Calendar, A chocolate selection thingy, A double CD of Chopin music, A notelet set, Bilbo's Last Song, 10 Coloured minidisks with 80mins of Recording time, A Hyacynth growing kit, pillow with a cat picture on it, Bagpuss socks, A bycicle bell, A silver bracelet, White musk stuff from the body shop, A photo frame, A stationary set including elastic bands, paper clips and pins, A miniture manicure kit, A set of hair stuff (claw clip, hair slides, scrunchees and butterflies), Miniture claw clips with roses on them, Bike Lights, A watch, A silver ring in style of russian wedding ring, A purse in the shape of a piggy face, A set of wooded bead things on a pink shoelace that spell my name (helpful if I ever get so drunk I forget my name ;)), A set of 36 incence cones. mmm... nice!, A money tin. It says on it "Please give generously so that I can: Live on Pizzas and pints, buy clothes that aren't second hand, get a set of wheels, party all weekend." How do they know these things?! Have they been spying on me?!?!? :P, A pair of jammies with teddies on, A wooden ball and cup game, A sparkly blue top, A wooden lion keyring, Coloured writing paper and envolopes, A wooden key ring with an "E" on it and A rollerball pen. Wow. More than I thought! Lucky me!

Anyway, went back to bed and slept late-ish then got up and showered and dressed in time for luch which is when we had christmas dinner and then had 2 glasses of wine while we opened our under the tree pressies and got sleepy drunk. Mamma cried over the stuff flit and I got here and Philip is hero worshipping his new dressing gown so I think I mase the right choices. I certainly liked what I got there was some really good stuff.
Mamma: A silver bangle and matching thumb ring
Philip: blue cubic zirconia earrings
Uncle David and Auntie Sue and Richard: Hat and Gloves
Kerrie and Amy: A going out type bag
Chris: A Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring collectors edition dvd set! :D and a Hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide
Auntie Pat and Uncle Alan: Robbie Williams new album (escapology), £10 Waterstone's voucher and a hardback copy of The Lord of the Rings The Making of the Movie Trilogy Book.
Stephanie: A very cool print of bunnywabbits and a lovely card.
Laura: A gorgeous Parker rollerball and Lord of the Rings poster
Employers: A box of thornton's continentals.
Auntie Lee and Uncle Brad: £50

Reading back through the list i think some people know me too well! Anyway, like I said, I got sleepy drunk and tried to watch my lotr but was asleep before the end of the bit in the shire. BAH! I'll try again later methinks. I slept for about 4 hours and then watched Alistar McGowan with mamma.

Like I said, Haven't got really depressed yet tho I think I feel it coming on. I think I'll go try watching my Lord of the Rings again. Thanks to those who sent me good wishes. I really appreciate them and they helped me. Anyway, Merry Christmas and goodnight.
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Well, just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you all and to say to my friends that I'm thinking of you today. I hope this day is as good for you as it has been so far for me. I still can't believe it's been 11 years tho.
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Well, just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you all and to say to my friends that I'm thinking of you today. I hope this day is as good for you as it has been so far for me. I still can't believe it's been 11 years tho.
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Well, just wanted to say Merry Christmas to you all and to say to my friends that I'm thinking of you today. I hope this day is as good for you as it has been so far for me. I still can't believe it's been 11 years tho.
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Well, last night watched Flash Gordon making sure I sang along to the groovy Queen Soundtrack and then realised I was truly bitten by the bug and watched the first bit of Highlander for its groovy Queen soundtrack...

Anyway, was up early today so that I could go to Redhill to meet Stephanie. Laura was supposed to be coming but then had to go Christmas Shopping with her parents so I met her in Merstham where she gave me Steph's pressies that we'd brought in Croydon on Friday and she'd wrapped (and gave Laura HER presents [a cuddly bashful doll, a wallet, a box of pens and a joke pressie, a greek phrase book from that secong hand book shop in Reigate]) then met Stephanie in Redhill and we jibbled about stuff which was nice and then came home. Got home and on to irc where Skel announced my pc bits had arrived so I stole the car and ran off to skel's (who looked as white as a sheet like he was still ill). Had a nose bleed on the way which was interesting as I was doing 40mph at the time. Swallowed most of the blood. Highly unpleasant. Not an experience I'd want to repeat in a hurry.

Made it to skel's in one piece despite the nosebleed and getting a bit lost and as he says we needed a bit still so went to pc world in Crawley where they were about as much use as a chocolate teapot that has been kept in an oven which happens to be located in the middle of the sahara desert and left on gas mark 9 after all life on earth has been decimated by global warming. So skel remembered there was a place near Crawley somewhere that may have the bit we needed, so we departed pcworld for skel's magical mystery tour. A piece of advice to everyone here. NEVER, EVER ask skel for directions somewhere. NEVER! It was sheer hell driving with him directing, especially when he wasn't sure where he was or where he was going...

Eventually got to the place and picked up the part and then jibbled back to skel's to put it together. He did most of it cos he started and I didn't point out he was doing it...(YAY! Not a proper computer geek yet tho I don't think I can hold this off for much longer. Don't think my tactics will work when it will come to installing the os's...) then tried to get it working but it didn't like my memory chip so had to give that up (it'll have to be exchanged) but in the process of trying to sort mine out we (I think more *I*) screwed up his computer... I feel so bad. He looked...bloody hell. I hope it's cheaply fixable. FUCK!

Anyway, am back home now on Phil's computer having just had a visit from Laura to deliver my pressie and having eaten a hearty dinner of steak pie and boiled tatoes. Still feel awful about skel's pc and I miss my Pete...still! Bah! Time to finish this entry I think cos I have to go to Church soon.

Merry Christmas People!
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Well, last night watched Flash Gordon making sure I sang along to the groovy Queen Soundtrack and then realised I was truly bitten by the bug and watched the first bit of Highlander for its groovy Queen soundtrack...

Anyway, was up early today so that I could go to Redhill to meet Stephanie. Laura was supposed to be coming but then had to go Christmas Shopping with her parents so I met her in Merstham where she gave me Steph's pressies that we'd brought in Croydon on Friday and she'd wrapped (and gave Laura HER presents [a cuddly bashful doll, a wallet, a box of pens and a joke pressie, a greek phrase book from that secong hand book shop in Reigate]) then met Stephanie in Redhill and we jibbled about stuff which was nice and then came home. Got home and on to irc where Skel announced my pc bits had arrived so I stole the car and ran off to skel's (who looked as white as a sheet like he was still ill). Had a nose bleed on the way which was interesting as I was doing 40mph at the time. Swallowed most of the blood. Highly unpleasant. Not an experience I'd want to repeat in a hurry.

Made it to skel's in one piece despite the nosebleed and getting a bit lost and as he says we needed a bit still so went to pc world in Crawley where they were about as much use as a chocolate teapot that has been kept in an oven which happens to be located in the middle of the sahara desert and left on gas mark 9 after all life on earth has been decimated by global warming. So skel remembered there was a place near Crawley somewhere that may have the bit we needed, so we departed pcworld for skel's magical mystery tour. A piece of advice to everyone here. NEVER, EVER ask skel for directions somewhere. NEVER! It was sheer hell driving with him directing, especially when he wasn't sure where he was or where he was going...

Eventually got to the place and picked up the part and then jibbled back to skel's to put it together. He did most of it cos he started and I didn't point out he was doing it...(YAY! Not a proper computer geek yet tho I don't think I can hold this off for much longer. Don't think my tactics will work when it will come to installing the os's...) then tried to get it working but it didn't like my memory chip so had to give that up (it'll have to be exchanged) but in the process of trying to sort mine out we (I think more *I*) screwed up his computer... I feel so bad. He looked...bloody hell. I hope it's cheaply fixable. FUCK!

Anyway, am back home now on Phil's computer having just had a visit from Laura to deliver my pressie and having eaten a hearty dinner of steak pie and boiled tatoes. Still feel awful about skel's pc and I miss my Pete...still! Bah! Time to finish this entry I think cos I have to go to Church soon.

Merry Christmas People!
lizziec: (Default)
Well, last night watched Flash Gordon making sure I sang along to the groovy Queen Soundtrack and then realised I was truly bitten by the bug and watched the first bit of Highlander for its groovy Queen soundtrack...

Anyway, was up early today so that I could go to Redhill to meet Stephanie. Laura was supposed to be coming but then had to go Christmas Shopping with her parents so I met her in Merstham where she gave me Steph's pressies that we'd brought in Croydon on Friday and she'd wrapped (and gave Laura HER presents [a cuddly bashful doll, a wallet, a box of pens and a joke pressie, a greek phrase book from that secong hand book shop in Reigate]) then met Stephanie in Redhill and we jibbled about stuff which was nice and then came home. Got home and on to irc where Skel announced my pc bits had arrived so I stole the car and ran off to skel's (who looked as white as a sheet like he was still ill). Had a nose bleed on the way which was interesting as I was doing 40mph at the time. Swallowed most of the blood. Highly unpleasant. Not an experience I'd want to repeat in a hurry.

Made it to skel's in one piece despite the nosebleed and getting a bit lost and as he says we needed a bit still so went to pc world in Crawley where they were about as much use as a chocolate teapot that has been kept in an oven which happens to be located in the middle of the sahara desert and left on gas mark 9 after all life on earth has been decimated by global warming. So skel remembered there was a place near Crawley somewhere that may have the bit we needed, so we departed pcworld for skel's magical mystery tour. A piece of advice to everyone here. NEVER, EVER ask skel for directions somewhere. NEVER! It was sheer hell driving with him directing, especially when he wasn't sure where he was or where he was going...

Eventually got to the place and picked up the part and then jibbled back to skel's to put it together. He did most of it cos he started and I didn't point out he was doing it...(YAY! Not a proper computer geek yet tho I don't think I can hold this off for much longer. Don't think my tactics will work when it will come to installing the os's...) then tried to get it working but it didn't like my memory chip so had to give that up (it'll have to be exchanged) but in the process of trying to sort mine out we (I think more *I*) screwed up his computer... I feel so bad. He looked...bloody hell. I hope it's cheaply fixable. FUCK!

Anyway, am back home now on Phil's computer having just had a visit from Laura to deliver my pressie and having eaten a hearty dinner of steak pie and boiled tatoes. Still feel awful about skel's pc and I miss my Pete...still! Bah! Time to finish this entry I think cos I have to go to Church soon.

Merry Christmas People!
lizziec: (Default)
Well, having spent a late night on irc I decided to lie in...woke up about midday. Lovely! I played on irc for a bit, bemoaning the fact i'm being geekified and getting no sympathy whatsoever then drove to Coulsdon to get more gas and electricity and got some goodies! Nice sweet things and chocolate and...mmmm...chocolate... The I watched Gosford Park with mamma. I read my book for a bit then I played on irc then I finally tied up all the stuff I brought back from uni with me. It's less than half of the contents of my uni room yet it won't all fit into my home room. Weird! I think my posessions have been breeding... It makes me wonder what is going to happen at easter when my room has to be emptied...eek! Watched the conclusion of Diezel and Pascoe with mamma then played on irc and got to bed by 1am. A nice relaxing day...I love Sundays...
Then I was woken at 3am by mamma to do the christmas food shopping. We went to tesco and shopped while it was virtually empty then came back here and slept till 11. I like these long lie ins more than i can express... Anway, I then wound Philip up a bit and watched The Count of Monte Cristo with mamma and wrapped pressies. Nice. I'm feeling so calm and relaxed... :) I hope it continues. Now I'm off to watch Flash Gordon with Philip and read my book. :)

Still miss my Pete and am considering phoning Creature tho he did put in an appearance on irc last night so I'm not missing him as much as I was yesterday. to those of you anticipating my impending geekhood...BAH! :P
lizziec: (Default)
Well, having spent a late night on irc I decided to lie in...woke up about midday. Lovely! I played on irc for a bit, bemoaning the fact i'm being geekified and getting no sympathy whatsoever then drove to Coulsdon to get more gas and electricity and got some goodies! Nice sweet things and chocolate and...mmmm...chocolate... The I watched Gosford Park with mamma. I read my book for a bit then I played on irc then I finally tied up all the stuff I brought back from uni with me. It's less than half of the contents of my uni room yet it won't all fit into my home room. Weird! I think my posessions have been breeding... It makes me wonder what is going to happen at easter when my room has to be emptied...eek! Watched the conclusion of Diezel and Pascoe with mamma then played on irc and got to bed by 1am. A nice relaxing day...I love Sundays...
Then I was woken at 3am by mamma to do the christmas food shopping. We went to tesco and shopped while it was virtually empty then came back here and slept till 11. I like these long lie ins more than i can express... Anway, I then wound Philip up a bit and watched The Count of Monte Cristo with mamma and wrapped pressies. Nice. I'm feeling so calm and relaxed... :) I hope it continues. Now I'm off to watch Flash Gordon with Philip and read my book. :)

Still miss my Pete and am considering phoning Creature tho he did put in an appearance on irc last night so I'm not missing him as much as I was yesterday. to those of you anticipating my impending geekhood...BAH! :P
lizziec: (Default)
Well, having spent a late night on irc I decided to lie in...woke up about midday. Lovely! I played on irc for a bit, bemoaning the fact i'm being geekified and getting no sympathy whatsoever then drove to Coulsdon to get more gas and electricity and got some goodies! Nice sweet things and chocolate and...mmmm...chocolate... The I watched Gosford Park with mamma. I read my book for a bit then I played on irc then I finally tied up all the stuff I brought back from uni with me. It's less than half of the contents of my uni room yet it won't all fit into my home room. Weird! I think my posessions have been breeding... It makes me wonder what is going to happen at easter when my room has to be emptied...eek! Watched the conclusion of Diezel and Pascoe with mamma then played on irc and got to bed by 1am. A nice relaxing day...I love Sundays...
Then I was woken at 3am by mamma to do the christmas food shopping. We went to tesco and shopped while it was virtually empty then came back here and slept till 11. I like these long lie ins more than i can express... Anway, I then wound Philip up a bit and watched The Count of Monte Cristo with mamma and wrapped pressies. Nice. I'm feeling so calm and relaxed... :) I hope it continues. Now I'm off to watch Flash Gordon with Philip and read my book. :)

Still miss my Pete and am considering phoning Creature tho he did put in an appearance on irc last night so I'm not missing him as much as I was yesterday. to those of you anticipating my impending geekhood...BAH! :P

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