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There are quite a few here, but the one that has grabbed me an won't let go is 7 by Prince. It's a gloriously lush song and I just adore it. The tumble of notes and Prince's fabulous voice means that it transports me to fabulous places. I love it, and it is terribly underrated.

Music Meme

May. 19th, 2017 08:25 pm
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I love wittering about music, and this meme spotted on [personal profile] sfred 's DW looks fabulous

Days below!  )

So today is Day 1 - A song you like with a colour in the title

Deeper Shade of Blue by Steps. Catchy song and a brilliant video! Lots of latex and leather and coloured contacts and fun! I added it to the Cowon a while back and it still makes me happy when it comes up in rotation

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The last weekend of cons was the biggie - Miracle Day. Torchwood cons are notoriously riotous, and Miracle Day doubly so. Being the final one, it was always going to be an incredible (and exhausting) weekend, and it ended on a real high!

Shenanigans within )And so that's it for Torchwood cons for the time being. We just have to see what Sean Harry comes up with going forwards!
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This weekend it was the second of the three cons in a row - Wales Comic Con, quite possibly one of my favourite cons in the UK. Typically I ended up leaving the house late and not having as much time as I wanted to do things in town - but I caught my train to Wrexham without any issues and got to the Premier Inn shortly after Spark arrived.All the excitement below )
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As with many others, I'm moving to DW. I'm NOT going to delete my lj - for one thing DW won't send me a message when Tal's birthday is coming up, and I don't want to, BUT I am going to be writing over here and having it crossposted to my DW.

It's the same user name, and I just need to do a bit of moving of my lj over here, and my fic lj, and then I need to save ALL THE FIC THAT I ADORE ON LJ!

Fekking Russia!


Apr. 10th, 2017 06:24 pm
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Testing Testing
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Last weekend I set off on a Northern Adventure. I had a stress free arrival in Brum, realised I'd forgotten my wee pressie for His Nibs whilst getting travelling snacks in Tescos (and yes, I did have a 'Could I get home and back in time to catch the train?' thought. The answer was 'No!'), and managed to get onto the Glasgow train with no hassles.More below )

And now I've going to London tomorrow with Mumsie to take her to the V&A, so I'd better go and get some sleep!
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This has been a long time coming, but here is my Wales Comic Con post.

It's all below this cut )
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This weekend was the rescheduled KLZ Buffy and Angel fan meet. I confess I wasn't looking forward to it as much as I should have been. The rescheduling took a lot of the gloss off it, the schedule was clash city and the organisors customer service was a bit.......abrupt. I am pleased to say that I was pleasently surprised!
Details of the adventure under the cut )

All in all, I'd probably go to another KLZ con. They are very will organised, and they pack a lot in, but the lack of downtime wasn't the best. I didn't realise how much I need the ability to step away, particularly if I feel like shite. Next con is WCC and hopefully there won't be a fekking cold sore making an appearence!
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This weekend I fought off the post-Whitby blues by going to the Brighton Film and Comic Con. Sadly it was an SM con, but I was only going for James, and for the shenanigans that happen around cons - cos shenanigans!

Work was INSANELY busy for the two days that I was there. Yes, I did everything I was meant to, and I am truely impressed by that. I did 2 weeks work in 2 days, I cut it right down to the essentials and delivered. Here's hoping I don't go in to discover that there was an issue!

Shenanigans below )

Much as I hate to admit it, the con had a great atmosphere and was a fantastic experience. It was very quiet compared to WCC and other SM cons, but I liked that. It was an excellent venue, and despite Brighton being stupidly windy, I really enjoyed myself!

Today has featured Spoons breakfast, a fabulous journey with Spark and Lizzie and home. Tomorrow is work - that sucks!
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This weekend was the Miracle Day 2 con down in London. Following the hugely disappointing election result (I'm still processing), it was great to have something to take my mind off it. The journey down was fine. I managed to get everything I wanted, and the train had a luggage space - double huzzah!

I met up with Shar in Euston (thanks to lovely people helping me with the case and stairs), and we set off towards Heathrow. There was a surprise meeting up with Jooles and Sarah at the bus stop and we all went off to the hotel. Check in was relatively painless, except that they didn't have a twin room, so Rosie and I ended up in a king room with a put-me-up. The hotel was stupidly warm, and getting the room cool was the first thing. Then it was time for changing into evening finery and gathering everything together for the Opening Ceremony and Meet & Greet. I was too hot to wear my new fingerless gloves, so settled for my cuff instead.

Shenanigans Below - Long! )

I had a wonderful time, and I can't wait for next year. I'm hoping for Burn! And it appears that we didn't scare James off! Result!
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This weekend was the first in 3 weekends of awesome, Wales Comic Con in Wrexham. I've been going since 2010, and it is quite possibly the best signing con in the UK imo. I was the only one of our merry band not going VIP, so set off to find the end of the Early Bird queue. Instead I found the lovely Shane and joined him :-) which meant chatting and gossip and also cuddles from the lovely Nem who found me on the way to sorting out his cosplay thing.

As usual, entry was smooth and quick. There was a fullsize Chewbacca and a teeny tiny Jawa (cutest thing ever) keeping the queue amused, and then once we got in, there were wristbands and smart marching over to the auto tables to meet up with [livejournal.com profile] jooles34, Sarah and Laura. Nicky came down, got lost, ended up walking up to us and we showed him where to go :-) We were in Eve's queue for ages waiting for her to come down from the green room, and we were in this group of 'Evelets'. There were 2 who seemed to delight in being childish. One was all dismissive of the lovely Nicky, and said 'I tried watching Buffy, I watched 10 mins and it was shit'. I don't think she was quite prepared for the comments from people around her :-)

The other turned out to be 'Piggyback Girl' from Newcastle. She is utterly vile, and seems to believe that being rude is a way to get people to notice her (admittedly it works, but not for the reasons she thinks). She started to say that James is a bastard etc for saying no to her request (newsflash hon, that is NOT how consent works), then she made a comment about how GDL is losing his hair and everyone should tell him. I started to lose my temper then and snapped 'What has that got to do with anything?' She also seemed to be under the impression that John's 'tactile' nature in photo ops would mean that James would be the same way - errr No! She capped it all by breaking the unwritten rule of Torchwood fandom - thou shalt not bash another's ships. Ironically this came after we'd been talking to the other Evelets about how accepting the TW fandom has always been *wry grin*

Jooles and I got bored and too bouncy about Nicky, so we headed into his queue. Nicky was a little more subdued than normal, but I had a lovely chat, thanked him for the wee bit of Spander in the comic and got a lovely hug afterwards. He was tickled by Jooles cosplay and Sarah had one of those wonderful fog moments that happen to the best of us :-) I then went and got Sean Maher's auto (another rare boy), and had an absolutely blissful chat. Then bounced over to fabulous Amy Manson via the lovely Lucy (where I exchanged paper with the Queen's head on it for a copy of her book) :-) I'm beginning to get the hang of this talking to guests mlarky :-)

I did two Q&As, Nicky's and Eve and Naoko's. Nicky's was a lot quieter than normal, he seemed a tad subdued but we still had silliness, rudery, very cute posing for photos, impressions of Joss, 'it was a really big ball of energy man' followed by 'I've never done acid' and a Scooby dance. I then ran over to his photo op and had 2 really good shots (weird fact, I'm always happy with my WCC photos), one of which was another cuddle (yay! Nicky cuddles). Eve and Naoko's Q&A was like a chat with mates (as usual), I really can't wait for MD. They have so much fun and it spills out into the audience. Piggyback Girl tried to assert Barrowman was bi at one point (which had everyone going 'No, he's hella gay'), and then asked a question that managed to offend both Eve and Naoko, namely 'What was the point of Ianto? He didn't do anything'. The intake of breath from the audience was audible and Eve said 'There's your answer' and then they moved on.

Best bits of the Q&A - 'What was the best bit about Countrycide?' Both 'Getting Gareth into jeans'. 'Who would you shag, marry or cliff?' Naoko - 'That's INCEST! Erm....I'd shag Burn. OH GOD! I've just got a visual!' They were UTTERLY fabulous and I love them more than ever. I can't wait until MD, I even feel better about Barrowman!

The aftershow party was ok, but I was really tired. I ended up crashing out at midnight-ish. I woke up briefly when Jooles came home, but was really kiboshed. As usual the Premier Inn was fantastic. I really cannot fault them and when we left I said 'See you next year!'

Now on to the 3 days of work before my long weekend with [livejournal.com profile] random_redhead!!
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Friday saw me on the way to Newcastle with my trusy wee case. The journey was pretty uneventful. I got to see the twisted spire at Chesterfield and had a bit of a moment when we got to Darlington, as the last time I was there I met up with God and Angus :-) Finding the hotel was relatively simple, but I managed to clout my heel with my case and the tip came off, so that was annoying (and meant I was totally focussed on superglue for the evening!). Also there are many hills in Newcastle, and ALL the wind! :-)It got loooooong! )

On the train home, I was struck by the realisation that I have so many amazing friends, and how wonderful they are and how lucky I am that they have come into my life. Bit of a soppy note to end on, but that's what happens when you are on a train going through some lovely parts of the UK as the sun sets into glorious reds.
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This weekend was Vampire Ball 5, and I had been looking forward to it for ages. I had a huge countdown going at work, and was basically hell to be around on Thursday. Weirdly, having the con at the Hilton really relaxed me, and I managed to get everything done on Friday before packing and heading off to the Hilton. And the case WAS lighter than BiCon :-)

Btw, this gets long, really long!
Read more... )
And now I am home and wish I took tomorrow off! It's Wenna's wedding on Friday which is exciting and gives me something else to look forward to :-)
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I have returned from my Italian adventure. There is still part of me that can't believe that I actually went, people like me don't do made things like that, we sit at home and wish that we could do things like that. But I did it. And it was fantastic :-)
Open for Con Adventure! )
It was an absolutely brilliant weekend, the staff were great considering everything had to be in Italian and English. I've met people from Germany, Israel, Denmark, Portugal, the US, and the Cech Republic, and everyone has been lovely. I'm so glad I was brave and did it. It was a fabulous experience!


Jul. 6th, 2012 06:56 pm
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Oh my gods. Andy Murray is in the final of Wimbledon.


Just wow!
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James Marsters probably *grins like a daft thing*

Yeah :-D
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Yes well, I've set up a Dreamwidth account, just in case lj falls over! I don't know how much I will use it tbh, but there we go, I have one!
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A rare public post for Marco Simoncelli who died today following a collision with Rossi and Edwards.

It's a terrible, terrible shame, and I am rather upset about it. Simoncelli was a fantastic rider, an amazing personality, and would have been a star of the future. What makes it worse was that Rossi and he were very good friends.

It was only last week that Jo and I were giggling after the commentators said 'Bridgestone need to make him a bigger cap'

Marco - both you and your fabulous 'Sideshow Bob' hair will be much missed

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Rare public post for post BiCon comments etc! All comments screened :-)

Full BiCon writeup to follow when I have sufficient brain to do anything other than grin and feel emotional!