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: (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:

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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: (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: (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: (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 :)
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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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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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, 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!
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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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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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Thursday
Well, I got up with the birdies again...really need a decent lie in. Took mum to work and Philip to school then drove to Reigate where i accidentally parked in a mother and baby spot. Realised when all my stuff was out of the car and it was locked and feeling far too lazy to move it so i left it there with a man, probably an asylum seeker or illegal immigrant or something washing it. And shopped. Wandered into a lot of shops and spent 1 and a half hours total in book shops. The majority of that time was in Reigate Galleries, the second hand book shop there. It is highly reccommended! Then i jibbled to college to say hi to people there. I met Steve, my old politics teacher with bohemian hair he has no intention of cutting and an odd goatee. Wish I could plait his hair...bah! Anyway, he suggested i come back at 12.20 and he'd treat me to a coffee while we nattereed about schtuff so I went and moved the car cos my 3 hours in Safeways Car Park were up. ALso got the Turkey - took almost 10 mins tho apparently I got the right one in the end so everyone was happy. Moved the car which had been given a warning ticket (if i do it again i'll get a proper ticket...) and parked in the station and wandered over to college where I met Nick who talked to me for 5 mins and showed me the shiny computers in the new block. Then I gave him my msn... Talked to Steve, he brought me a hot chocolate and we exchanged news. I asked him the question that had bugged our class for an entire year. Is he gay? I got a straight answer. Straight being the operative word. Which means I was in the losing half of the class. BAH! Anyway went home for an hour and fell asleep, was nearly late for picking Phil up from school but got there just before the bus so was ok. Then got mum and went home where I watched tv and played on the net and irc. Found out my friend was talking to me again and went to bed happy and fairly early iirc...about 2am...

Friday
Did all my morning driving the parked in Croyson for a day's shopping. Met Laura at 9am and spent 7 hours shopping. Was very tired by the end of it but had to go see lotr ttt with Phil so went out into cold wet again to the Grants cinema. Decided that next time I go to the cinema I'm going to Crawley. Sure it's further but the tickets are cheaper and the adverts only 10 minutes long. I had to sit through TWENTY FIVE minutes of them! grrr.... Still, film confirmed as fantastastic in my mind and before it started i had wandered into Thorntons and met an old school friend and talked to him for a bit. Got back, played on irc but was sent to bed at about 12.30 by skel with ending every sentence with "go to bed"...that's about it...bah! Friday was horrible really. Least I got most of my Christmas shopping done...

Saturday
Got up early and went to Croydon with mum, beating the crowds. Finished the Christmas shopping - YAY, joy of joys! - and brought the dvd player that i part own. £50 of mine, £50 of mums and £50 of Auntie Pat's. It's a pressie for the house really... Anyway, got back and tried to set it up excapt I found I had tooo many scart leads and not enough sockets if I wanted to keep vcr hooked up. Told the people on #jibblers about it and the lovely nert suggested I get a multiple scart thingy. I didn't even know they existed but at his suggestion I grabbed Phil and made for the Purley Way. Never been there before on my own so I got a headache trying to negotiated it but made it to Curry's where we picked up this magical device for only £10.99. Then we wandered round pc world for an hour or so and then came home where I spent 10 minutes figuring out how to connect everything so it all worked then. And now it does! Yay! Thanks again nert! Phil and I took internet play in turns then I took him to youth club and snuggled up with mamma to watch Casualty and Deizel and Pascoe tho had to leave before the end to get Philip from youth club. bah! At least it concludes tonight so I didn't miss the very end. Mum, who has read the book, told me the murder anyway! BAH! Wished pagan friends a happy Yule and then we all jibbled about schtugg on irc until gone 3am. It was really useful tho and I enjoyed it in the end. Let spill some stuff...not sure wether to regret that or not... Anyway, mutal help session and I had a glass of wine and a bowl of coco pops and a packet of chocolate coins. How glam!

That's a pretty full account of the last 3 days anyway. Just want to add some stuff however: 1)my 'pooter case has arrived apparently - yay! Just have to wait for the rest of the bits thos skel has me thoroughly worried. He says he'll watch and tell me how to do it but that *I* have to build it...eek! 2) I miss the minkees esp creature cos he hasn't been online since the end of term and 3) I miss my Pete! Talk to him on irc but not the same... :(

Anyway, a belated happy Yule to those pagans among you and Merry Christmas to those that are Christian. For those of you undecided about religion and schtuff I say hope you're enjoyining your hols. :) More soon (hopefully)...
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Thursday
Well, I got up with the birdies again...really need a decent lie in. Took mum to work and Philip to school then drove to Reigate where i accidentally parked in a mother and baby spot. Realised when all my stuff was out of the car and it was locked and feeling far too lazy to move it so i left it there with a man, probably an asylum seeker or illegal immigrant or something washing it. And shopped. Wandered into a lot of shops and spent 1 and a half hours total in book shops. The majority of that time was in Reigate Galleries, the second hand book shop there. It is highly reccommended! Then i jibbled to college to say hi to people there. I met Steve, my old politics teacher with bohemian hair he has no intention of cutting and an odd goatee. Wish I could plait his hair...bah! Anyway, he suggested i come back at 12.20 and he'd treat me to a coffee while we nattereed about schtuff so I went and moved the car cos my 3 hours in Safeways Car Park were up. ALso got the Turkey - took almost 10 mins tho apparently I got the right one in the end so everyone was happy. Moved the car which had been given a warning ticket (if i do it again i'll get a proper ticket...) and parked in the station and wandered over to college where I met Nick who talked to me for 5 mins and showed me the shiny computers in the new block. Then I gave him my msn... Talked to Steve, he brought me a hot chocolate and we exchanged news. I asked him the question that had bugged our class for an entire year. Is he gay? I got a straight answer. Straight being the operative word. Which means I was in the losing half of the class. BAH! Anyway went home for an hour and fell asleep, was nearly late for picking Phil up from school but got there just before the bus so was ok. Then got mum and went home where I watched tv and played on the net and irc. Found out my friend was talking to me again and went to bed happy and fairly early iirc...about 2am...

Friday
Did all my morning driving the parked in Croyson for a day's shopping. Met Laura at 9am and spent 7 hours shopping. Was very tired by the end of it but had to go see lotr ttt with Phil so went out into cold wet again to the Grants cinema. Decided that next time I go to the cinema I'm going to Crawley. Sure it's further but the tickets are cheaper and the adverts only 10 minutes long. I had to sit through TWENTY FIVE minutes of them! grrr.... Still, film confirmed as fantastastic in my mind and before it started i had wandered into Thorntons and met an old school friend and talked to him for a bit. Got back, played on irc but was sent to bed at about 12.30 by skel with ending every sentence with "go to bed"...that's about it...bah! Friday was horrible really. Least I got most of my Christmas shopping done...

Saturday
Got up early and went to Croydon with mum, beating the crowds. Finished the Christmas shopping - YAY, joy of joys! - and brought the dvd player that i part own. £50 of mine, £50 of mums and £50 of Auntie Pat's. It's a pressie for the house really... Anyway, got back and tried to set it up excapt I found I had tooo many scart leads and not enough sockets if I wanted to keep vcr hooked up. Told the people on #jibblers about it and the lovely nert suggested I get a multiple scart thingy. I didn't even know they existed but at his suggestion I grabbed Phil and made for the Purley Way. Never been there before on my own so I got a headache trying to negotiated it but made it to Curry's where we picked up this magical device for only £10.99. Then we wandered round pc world for an hour or so and then came home where I spent 10 minutes figuring out how to connect everything so it all worked then. And now it does! Yay! Thanks again nert! Phil and I took internet play in turns then I took him to youth club and snuggled up with mamma to watch Casualty and Deizel and Pascoe tho had to leave before the end to get Philip from youth club. bah! At least it concludes tonight so I didn't miss the very end. Mum, who has read the book, told me the murder anyway! BAH! Wished pagan friends a happy Yule and then we all jibbled about schtugg on irc until gone 3am. It was really useful tho and I enjoyed it in the end. Let spill some stuff...not sure wether to regret that or not... Anyway, mutal help session and I had a glass of wine and a bowl of coco pops and a packet of chocolate coins. How glam!

That's a pretty full account of the last 3 days anyway. Just want to add some stuff however: 1)my 'pooter case has arrived apparently - yay! Just have to wait for the rest of the bits thos skel has me thoroughly worried. He says he'll watch and tell me how to do it but that *I* have to build it...eek! 2) I miss the minkees esp creature cos he hasn't been online since the end of term and 3) I miss my Pete! Talk to him on irc but not the same... :(

Anyway, a belated happy Yule to those pagans among you and Merry Christmas to those that are Christian. For those of you undecided about religion and schtuff I say hope you're enjoyining your hols. :) More soon (hopefully)...
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Well, today has been a mixed bag. Did all my usual mornig errands then went to meet Chris at his couse. We talked for a bit so he's up to date on my gossip and I on his then we went and did some shopping. He got me to buy cd's for him using my student discount then paid me back. Went home at about 1. Got back and curled up with the cat to get warm and...slept! Woke up at 3.15 and almost missed pickiing Philip up but was ok in the end. The brought him home, had 20 mins on the 'pooter then went to Laura's. She was in the bath when I got there...oops! Anyway, git away from her's at 5.40, got to crawley at 6.15. Got tickets from the prepay machine then she paid for her ticket by way of a macdonalds. The went and watched the film. WOW! Fantastic! Need to see it again, so it's just as well I'm going again on friday! I won't spoil it but...WOW! BAttle scenes...yay! Anyway, got back and had curl up with mum who told me about her day interviewing then came on computer. My friend must still be mad with me about something cos still not talking...grr. I'm all frustrated and confuzzled. Spoiled my day really. I wish I knew what was going on. Grr... Can't help but wonder if friend knows how much this is upsetting me...
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Well, today has been a mixed bag. Did all my usual mornig errands then went to meet Chris at his couse. We talked for a bit so he's up to date on my gossip and I on his then we went and did some shopping. He got me to buy cd's for him using my student discount then paid me back. Went home at about 1. Got back and curled up with the cat to get warm and...slept! Woke up at 3.15 and almost missed pickiing Philip up but was ok in the end. The brought him home, had 20 mins on the 'pooter then went to Laura's. She was in the bath when I got there...oops! Anyway, git away from her's at 5.40, got to crawley at 6.15. Got tickets from the prepay machine then she paid for her ticket by way of a macdonalds. The went and watched the film. WOW! Fantastic! Need to see it again, so it's just as well I'm going again on friday! I won't spoil it but...WOW! BAttle scenes...yay! Anyway, got back and had curl up with mum who told me about her day interviewing then came on computer. My friend must still be mad with me about something cos still not talking...grr. I'm all frustrated and confuzzled. Spoiled my day really. I wish I knew what was going on. Grr... Can't help but wonder if friend knows how much this is upsetting me...
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Was having a jibbly nice day. Went back to bed, slept till 12, went on irc for an hour then went to Sutton to arrange payment for my pc and do some christmas shopping. Sorted the money and Phil's presents, also got Chris' but copped out with him and got vouchers...

Picked Philip up from school and met his deputy headteacher who is my old moosik teacher and discussed joke we're playing on him then went and got 6ft Christmas tree from a local farm. Dumped Phil and tree at home, played on irc for 5 mins where i noticed one of my friends being off with me but figured it was nothing. Went and picked mum up, stopped at post office for her widows pension then went to asda for shopping, esp cat food. (Flippin' cats! Why must they eat?!) Got home at half 7. Mum and Phil then started to sort out the tree while I went and slept for half an hour cos my back was killing me what with all the driving and ircing.

Came downstairs to piles of sawdust and Philip's cut finger where they'd been trying to make the tree fit the base. Mum was annoyed and that gradually infected everyone in the house. Anyway, we decorated it and had tea. Got a few mins on irc in which my friend was infuriating to say the least tho the words rude and upsetting figure in places. If said friend wanted to be left alone should have just said "leave me alone" rather than outright ignoring me. Fucking bastard men.

Anyway, curled up with my james herriot underneath the christmas tree but felt altogether very sad. Clarie heard from creature which was nice cos hadn't heard from him yet. Miss all the minkees but am looking forward to time with Chris and Laura tomorrow. Going to see lotr ttt at 7! Yay!

All in all tho, not a good day. I miss minkees, especially my pete and Christmas tree has had me thinkin' of daddy. Fook it. I'm going to bed now. Or to get very drunk. Atm, I don't care which.
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Was having a jibbly nice day. Went back to bed, slept till 12, went on irc for an hour then went to Sutton to arrange payment for my pc and do some christmas shopping. Sorted the money and Phil's presents, also got Chris' but copped out with him and got vouchers...

Picked Philip up from school and met his deputy headteacher who is my old moosik teacher and discussed joke we're playing on him then went and got 6ft Christmas tree from a local farm. Dumped Phil and tree at home, played on irc for 5 mins where i noticed one of my friends being off with me but figured it was nothing. Went and picked mum up, stopped at post office for her widows pension then went to asda for shopping, esp cat food. (Flippin' cats! Why must they eat?!) Got home at half 7. Mum and Phil then started to sort out the tree while I went and slept for half an hour cos my back was killing me what with all the driving and ircing.

Came downstairs to piles of sawdust and Philip's cut finger where they'd been trying to make the tree fit the base. Mum was annoyed and that gradually infected everyone in the house. Anyway, we decorated it and had tea. Got a few mins on irc in which my friend was infuriating to say the least tho the words rude and upsetting figure in places. If said friend wanted to be left alone should have just said "leave me alone" rather than outright ignoring me. Fucking bastard men.

Anyway, curled up with my james herriot underneath the christmas tree but felt altogether very sad. Clarie heard from creature which was nice cos hadn't heard from him yet. Miss all the minkees but am looking forward to time with Chris and Laura tomorrow. Going to see lotr ttt at 7! Yay!

All in all tho, not a good day. I miss minkees, especially my pete and Christmas tree has had me thinkin' of daddy. Fook it. I'm going to bed now. Or to get very drunk. Atm, I don't care which.
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Well, this needed to be updated so I figured right now while I was eating my coco pops wasn't a bad idea at all...

Well, lets start where I left off Sunday night. Started the disk defragging at 2am but made too much noise and woke up Philip. He got cranky at me and gave me a lecture about sleeping properly but I managed to placate him by swapping keyboards. His crap noisy one for my nice quiet one. Anyway, was woken up at half 6 by mamma needing driving to work (the price of getting the car)so drove her to work then got back here at 7.50 so had to rush out again with Philip so he got to school on time. All this while still in my pj's too! Anyway, got back and jibbled on the 'pooter for an hour or so then decided I was cold and sleepy so I jibbled back to bed to sleep for a bit and was joined later by a black furry cat called George. Woke up at 2pm, played on irc for 40 minutes then went and collected Philip from school and a rather "tipsy" mother from her office Christmas party. She doesn't often drink and she'd had 3 glasses of white wine...

Anyway, jibbled on the net for a bit, then had dinner - pizza hut pizza. Phil and I went halves on a large one with stuffed crust. My 1st in 3 months. Bliss. Utter Bliss. Got ready to go to certificate collection thing then told Laura I was just on my way over to hers. She wasn't home from work yet so I drove the l-o-n-g way. All around Banstead and Reigate and made it to hers just as she pulled up. We gossiped for a bit about my doings at uni and her stuff then went. Got there about 5 mins early and the 'frectory looked scarily empty so we wandered round the new block. Very nice! We're quite jealous but in discussing it later we decided that we had no desire whatsoever to be back there...

We got our certificates - vewwy pwetty and some of our coursework, i.e, my English Lit and our Key Skills (amusingly, hers was all there while mine had a little yellow post it attached: "No numeracy, no I.T". Not at all odd, cos I had refused to do them. Only had communication cos I couldn't avoid it! Grrr). We then mingled for half an hour which was all either of us could stand then we escaped back to hers. Skel had put in an appearance but he stuck it for even less time than we did, escaping after less than 5 minutes.

Came back here by half nine and usurped the computer. Pete had his webcam up again and so I showed him to mum who thinks he looks lovely! Played on the net on and off till 2am, finalising, among other things, a new computer for me that skel is going to build for me cos he's nice like that. Then to bed. WIth yet another cat. (Tiptoes this time) And this morning was pretty much he same as yesterday 'cept I have yet to go back to bed and as I have christmas shopping to do I don't think I will be, despite a very insitent George sitting on my lap atm. I'm off to Chris' tomorrow for the day which I'm really looking forward to! Yay! :)

The events of yesterday however proved to Laura and I one thing - college is bad for our self esteem. Both of us feel so much better about ourselves now than we did then that we're almost unrecognisable. I thought when I was at college that it was really good but Uni has been so much better (even before I fell in with the minkees and got myself a boyfriend) that it seems college only seemed that good because High School had been so shitty.

Anyway, I'm going to give into the demands of my cat now and sleep for a bit...then I *will* go to Sutton to shop. Yes. :)
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Well, this needed to be updated so I figured right now while I was eating my coco pops wasn't a bad idea at all...

Well, lets start where I left off Sunday night. Started the disk defragging at 2am but made too much noise and woke up Philip. He got cranky at me and gave me a lecture about sleeping properly but I managed to placate him by swapping keyboards. His crap noisy one for my nice quiet one. Anyway, was woken up at half 6 by mamma needing driving to work (the price of getting the car)so drove her to work then got back here at 7.50 so had to rush out again with Philip so he got to school on time. All this while still in my pj's too! Anyway, got back and jibbled on the 'pooter for an hour or so then decided I was cold and sleepy so I jibbled back to bed to sleep for a bit and was joined later by a black furry cat called George. Woke up at 2pm, played on irc for 40 minutes then went and collected Philip from school and a rather "tipsy" mother from her office Christmas party. She doesn't often drink and she'd had 3 glasses of white wine...

Anyway, jibbled on the net for a bit, then had dinner - pizza hut pizza. Phil and I went halves on a large one with stuffed crust. My 1st in 3 months. Bliss. Utter Bliss. Got ready to go to certificate collection thing then told Laura I was just on my way over to hers. She wasn't home from work yet so I drove the l-o-n-g way. All around Banstead and Reigate and made it to hers just as she pulled up. We gossiped for a bit about my doings at uni and her stuff then went. Got there about 5 mins early and the 'frectory looked scarily empty so we wandered round the new block. Very nice! We're quite jealous but in discussing it later we decided that we had no desire whatsoever to be back there...

We got our certificates - vewwy pwetty and some of our coursework, i.e, my English Lit and our Key Skills (amusingly, hers was all there while mine had a little yellow post it attached: "No numeracy, no I.T". Not at all odd, cos I had refused to do them. Only had communication cos I couldn't avoid it! Grrr). We then mingled for half an hour which was all either of us could stand then we escaped back to hers. Skel had put in an appearance but he stuck it for even less time than we did, escaping after less than 5 minutes.

Came back here by half nine and usurped the computer. Pete had his webcam up again and so I showed him to mum who thinks he looks lovely! Played on the net on and off till 2am, finalising, among other things, a new computer for me that skel is going to build for me cos he's nice like that. Then to bed. WIth yet another cat. (Tiptoes this time) And this morning was pretty much he same as yesterday 'cept I have yet to go back to bed and as I have christmas shopping to do I don't think I will be, despite a very insitent George sitting on my lap atm. I'm off to Chris' tomorrow for the day which I'm really looking forward to! Yay! :)

The events of yesterday however proved to Laura and I one thing - college is bad for our self esteem. Both of us feel so much better about ourselves now than we did then that we're almost unrecognisable. I thought when I was at college that it was really good but Uni has been so much better (even before I fell in with the minkees and got myself a boyfriend) that it seems college only seemed that good because High School had been so shitty.

Anyway, I'm going to give into the demands of my cat now and sleep for a bit...then I *will* go to Sutton to shop. Yes. :)
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hmm...so where did we last leave our heroine? Ah, yes! She was sleep deprived with 300 words left on one essay and a whole new one to write before the end of term, at 5pm that day...

Well, basically, I cocked up my time management a tad. So...I still have 2 essays outstanding. The first is NOT my fault cos it's finished except for the bibliography, the second is totally my fault. Lets start at the very beginning...

Got about 2 hours sleep. Woke up 7.45 on Friday morning so was obviously late for work again but still managed to do it, dropped dem kiddiwinkles at school and rushed back on my bike to have brekkie. i considered skipping it but decided that I would feel worse with no brekkie. So...I ate but couldn't eat as much as i usually do. I felt very ill indeedey and wandered to the upstairs computer room to work. Sat down and finished 1st essay minus bibliography in half an hour consuming in this time 2 cans of coke and wandering over to the window no less than 5 times to prevent self from falling asleep. Began second essay. Was no more than 2 lines in when I fell aslessp on the keyboard. I only slept for 5 mins but after that asked for tips for staying awake on irc. They suggested COffee and Pro PLus. Have tried the latter before and it just made me sleepy so I wandered down to the coffee machine to get my 1st cup of coffee. I tried it white with extra sugar 1st and was very nearly sick so I threw that away and got expresschoc instead. It was only marginally better. Anyway, went back to public pc room and bolstered by frequent sips of foul coffee I worked on essay. Sleep deprived state hindered me... A LOT! Gave up all pretence of work at about midday and emailed history tutor with this:
I am in a major mess in that I have barely started this essay and am already exhaused having truly screwed up my time management and been working all night on another essay. I'm not entirely sure what I should do because I don't think that I can finish this in time and have it making sense. I'm doing it on Alfred the Great and Eduation so I don't even know if it's you I should be emailing about this problem. This past week with all the essay deadlines has been a sharp learning curve for me and I think (and really hope and want) that next term my skills in this area will have improved.
Can you suggest any way out of my current crisis?
Elizabeth.

The angel of a tutor emailed back at 4.30 with this:
Dear Elizabeth,

First, don't panic: everyone has several crises like this at Uni. Prioritise your work, give it all a realistic timetable, and out of courtesy email lecturers to whom you will be handing in work late. (We are much more sympathetic when people realise *before* the deadline that they won't make it).

Richard Gameson is the one to whom you should hand in this essay. If it's late, it'll still be marked, but it'll drop one mark for each day that it's late (unless he's kind enough to give you an extension). Check whether this includes the holiday - if so, you'll need to post it in if necessary.

I'm glad you feel like you've learned from this experience! If not, drop into UELT who run sessions on time management. Try also http://www.skills4study.co.uk

I hope you get back into relaxed mode in time for Christmas!
Best wishes, Charlotte

Isn't she lovely! I've still to email the dude cos webmail went down but more on that later...
Anyway, jibbled about on irc for a bit then rushed to canterbury to get christmas pressies. Shared a taxi with an angel of a west ham joint history politics student who was going to canterbury west and paid for the thing. If he ever reads this: Thank you! There will always be a drink at the bar waiting for you from me! Nennyway, got the presents and got taxi back to uni at 3pm. Just enuf time to write bibliographgy on 4 day overdue essay, print it off, hand it in and get to work. Saunter off to ppc room only to discover entire uni network is down. Grrr... So essay still not handed in but I will email it off later in the week. Anyway, rushed to work, dropping in Skel's christmas card on my way (actually yule card! - Aren't i thoughtful). Got kids took them home, gave pressies to be opened Christmas Day and recieved the same. It feels like choccies to me! :)

Went back to uni, dropping by Pete's on the way back to give Alex (creature), Tom (Sellars) and Pete (SlimeyPete) their crimbo cards. Pete was asleep! Kissed him and he woke up. Huggled for a mo then I rushed off back to uni to meet my mum, pack up my stuff and rush off home. Had chienes 1st at cheap noodle place in Canterbury then drove halfway home. Mum drove the 1st half. Wasn't tired when I got home so jibbled on irc till 4am. Then I slept till 12! Bliss!

Spent most of Sat driving or wrestling Philip for net time. Couldn't play late into the nite cos he decided to defrag his hd. :( It scan disced all last night so when I sign off tonight I have to start it defragging. Ho hum. I hired Minority Report and we watched that together then read for a bit and went to bed. Slept till 2pm! Had a bath, returned vid, popped into tescos and got the gossip from Pippa. She and Candice just got back from the nationals! She came 4th in the seniors and Candi came 1st in the juniors and is off the junior olympics and junior worlds. Yay for them! Everyone was pleased to hear I had a boyfriend! Had a roast dinner folowed by choccie vienetta and then read a book and listened to moosik before Poirot. Then watched that with mamma. We also played scrabble. I had a 20 point lead at one point but she crushed me...again! I will win a game against her ONE day! grr...

Anyway, sent Phil to bed at 10.30 so I've had the net! mwahahahahahaha! :)
Thats about it I think.

OOh! Wait! I forgot to say how much I miss the minkees. Can't get into #cs cos no raptor so I have to hang about on #jibblers till one decides to make an appearance! Haven't seen creature at all, which is a poity cos i like im. He's funny and he makes me work. I've jibbled to skel and sellars and had a lovely convo with Pete tonight who had his webcam working! Yay! Me had missed him! ANyway, more tomorow after stoopid college reunion. Only 2 bright spots. get to jibble to best friend about events at uni and get to see skel and so get a minkees fix. neway, to bed!

Note: will really miss Thursday #cs meet. Think I need to get myself a life...
lizziec: (Default)
hmm...so where did we last leave our heroine? Ah, yes! She was sleep deprived with 300 words left on one essay and a whole new one to write before the end of term, at 5pm that day...

Well, basically, I cocked up my time management a tad. So...I still have 2 essays outstanding. The first is NOT my fault cos it's finished except for the bibliography, the second is totally my fault. Lets start at the very beginning...

Got about 2 hours sleep. Woke up 7.45 on Friday morning so was obviously late for work again but still managed to do it, dropped dem kiddiwinkles at school and rushed back on my bike to have brekkie. i considered skipping it but decided that I would feel worse with no brekkie. So...I ate but couldn't eat as much as i usually do. I felt very ill indeedey and wandered to the upstairs computer room to work. Sat down and finished 1st essay minus bibliography in half an hour consuming in this time 2 cans of coke and wandering over to the window no less than 5 times to prevent self from falling asleep. Began second essay. Was no more than 2 lines in when I fell aslessp on the keyboard. I only slept for 5 mins but after that asked for tips for staying awake on irc. They suggested COffee and Pro PLus. Have tried the latter before and it just made me sleepy so I wandered down to the coffee machine to get my 1st cup of coffee. I tried it white with extra sugar 1st and was very nearly sick so I threw that away and got expresschoc instead. It was only marginally better. Anyway, went back to public pc room and bolstered by frequent sips of foul coffee I worked on essay. Sleep deprived state hindered me... A LOT! Gave up all pretence of work at about midday and emailed history tutor with this:
I am in a major mess in that I have barely started this essay and am already exhaused having truly screwed up my time management and been working all night on another essay. I'm not entirely sure what I should do because I don't think that I can finish this in time and have it making sense. I'm doing it on Alfred the Great and Eduation so I don't even know if it's you I should be emailing about this problem. This past week with all the essay deadlines has been a sharp learning curve for me and I think (and really hope and want) that next term my skills in this area will have improved.
Can you suggest any way out of my current crisis?
Elizabeth.

The angel of a tutor emailed back at 4.30 with this:
Dear Elizabeth,

First, don't panic: everyone has several crises like this at Uni. Prioritise your work, give it all a realistic timetable, and out of courtesy email lecturers to whom you will be handing in work late. (We are much more sympathetic when people realise *before* the deadline that they won't make it).

Richard Gameson is the one to whom you should hand in this essay. If it's late, it'll still be marked, but it'll drop one mark for each day that it's late (unless he's kind enough to give you an extension). Check whether this includes the holiday - if so, you'll need to post it in if necessary.

I'm glad you feel like you've learned from this experience! If not, drop into UELT who run sessions on time management. Try also http://www.skills4study.co.uk

I hope you get back into relaxed mode in time for Christmas!
Best wishes, Charlotte

Isn't she lovely! I've still to email the dude cos webmail went down but more on that later...
Anyway, jibbled about on irc for a bit then rushed to canterbury to get christmas pressies. Shared a taxi with an angel of a west ham joint history politics student who was going to canterbury west and paid for the thing. If he ever reads this: Thank you! There will always be a drink at the bar waiting for you from me! Nennyway, got the presents and got taxi back to uni at 3pm. Just enuf time to write bibliographgy on 4 day overdue essay, print it off, hand it in and get to work. Saunter off to ppc room only to discover entire uni network is down. Grrr... So essay still not handed in but I will email it off later in the week. Anyway, rushed to work, dropping in Skel's christmas card on my way (actually yule card! - Aren't i thoughtful). Got kids took them home, gave pressies to be opened Christmas Day and recieved the same. It feels like choccies to me! :)

Went back to uni, dropping by Pete's on the way back to give Alex (creature), Tom (Sellars) and Pete (SlimeyPete) their crimbo cards. Pete was asleep! Kissed him and he woke up. Huggled for a mo then I rushed off back to uni to meet my mum, pack up my stuff and rush off home. Had chienes 1st at cheap noodle place in Canterbury then drove halfway home. Mum drove the 1st half. Wasn't tired when I got home so jibbled on irc till 4am. Then I slept till 12! Bliss!

Spent most of Sat driving or wrestling Philip for net time. Couldn't play late into the nite cos he decided to defrag his hd. :( It scan disced all last night so when I sign off tonight I have to start it defragging. Ho hum. I hired Minority Report and we watched that together then read for a bit and went to bed. Slept till 2pm! Had a bath, returned vid, popped into tescos and got the gossip from Pippa. She and Candice just got back from the nationals! She came 4th in the seniors and Candi came 1st in the juniors and is off the junior olympics and junior worlds. Yay for them! Everyone was pleased to hear I had a boyfriend! Had a roast dinner folowed by choccie vienetta and then read a book and listened to moosik before Poirot. Then watched that with mamma. We also played scrabble. I had a 20 point lead at one point but she crushed me...again! I will win a game against her ONE day! grr...

Anyway, sent Phil to bed at 10.30 so I've had the net! mwahahahahahaha! :)
Thats about it I think.

OOh! Wait! I forgot to say how much I miss the minkees. Can't get into #cs cos no raptor so I have to hang about on #jibblers till one decides to make an appearance! Haven't seen creature at all, which is a poity cos i like im. He's funny and he makes me work. I've jibbled to skel and sellars and had a lovely convo with Pete tonight who had his webcam working! Yay! Me had missed him! ANyway, more tomorow after stoopid college reunion. Only 2 bright spots. get to jibble to best friend about events at uni and get to see skel and so get a minkees fix. neway, to bed!

Note: will really miss Thursday #cs meet. Think I need to get myself a life...

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