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Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
10:17 am - heh! HOW embarressing!
You're a Diamond. You seem like a cold and an
unreachable person outside, yet you are
beautiful inside and outside. You may be
stubborn at times. You act with grace and
elegance and you are a precious asset to all
your friends.

What Jewel Are You?
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Monday, June 30th, 2003
10:01 pm - and this surprises...?
galliard : bard, gibbous moon
you're a galliard, a bard born under the gibbous

which phase of the moon (auspice) were you born under?
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Sunday, June 29th, 2003
12:49 pm - rather embarressingly....

LOVE is your chinese symbol!

What Chinese Symbol Are You?
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2003
3:26 pm - I'll be OK; if nose doesn't explode...
So another exciting day in the life of...

What have I done? Well I have made a cushion out of one of the kids blankies. Basically it was falling to pieces, so I have used the patchwork quilt to make a cushion cover (it was Dan's pram blankie and Morgan's comforter - for those who know) So I now have a red, white and blue patchwork cushion :)

Spent the morning cleaning and changing the spare rooms. Gosh what a thrill ;) we have paying guests tonight.

I wonder if Tim'll think of picking up a Bargain Pages on his way home?

current mood: listless

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Monday, June 23rd, 2003
6:42 pm - On a brighter note...
I have a stinking cold, and feel like poo.

So there. It could be that.

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6:39 pm
OK, well I finished HP5 last night. I feel kind of numb about it.

current mood: thoughtful

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Friday, June 20th, 2003
4:26 pm
OK, so I went shopping today, and I bought...

Some new curtains for my dressing room (so they now match the ones in our bedroom.
A new quilt cover and pillowshams for the big spare room (so we now have 2 spare sets that match)
Some perfume (from Guerlain) that was £6 instead of £35
a measuring jug (big one) cheap at the Kemp Hospice shop
A brilliant prop for a larp game (a Holy Grail style thing a la Indiana Jones)
and best of all, also from the Kemp Hospice shop, a straight trumpet of pub decorating doom!!! Yay! how utterly cool is that? It is copper with a brass mouth piece and banding, and about 1.5m long. I am going to hang it over the inglenook fireplace in the kitchen. It'll look so fab! totally cool, in a daggy sort of way.

We are now looking for a sword for over the fireplace in the drawing room... Anyone got any ideas? Either that or a musket (the house is 1650, so a musket would probably be cool (this is the middle of the English commonwealth era, so Cromwell and muskets, cool time)) but, I do not want it to work incase the kids get a hold of it...

Yey! a cool trumpet thingie!!!!

current mood: impressed

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11:07 am - Oh this is so true...
Hiding. You deal with your depression by wearing a
mask. No one ever knows your depressed, so no
one can ever pity you. On the outside you're
calm and collected. Inside, your blood boils...
But that's ok, as long as everyone thinks
you're normal.

How do you deal with your depression?
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Thursday, June 19th, 2003
12:55 pm - To horrify and facinate...
Yesterday, during a trip to Merry Hell (sic) I started our Christmas shopping...

See,I knew you'd all double take on that one!! I am a truly sick person.

current mood: shocked

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12:36 pm - he he he
click here to take more tests like this at internet junk!
what warning label are you?

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7:55 am - Ummm, really?
Magic Number9
PersonalityRainy Day
TemperamentBest Not To Ask
SexualIf I Have To
Likely To WinThe Respect Of My Colleagues
Me - In A WordEvil
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Tuesday, June 17th, 2003
12:05 pm - update
Well, OK, here's the update... (this starts bad and gets worse, til the end, which is kind of cool...)

I went to the states to see my family. This was lovely, and I really enjoyed the break and the time with people I love but didn't really know until now. Then I flew home, and said to my hubby "so what you been doing?" and he replied, "not alot, being made redundant..."

Thus began a bit of a spiral into despair. Nothing seemed to be going good, and everything that could was going wrong. (we still haven't sold the house, despite the fact that the prices are going up again, and we had a sale... wierdly, the people who wanted the house found out the husband was being made redundant... strangely, we could empathize)

Tim got job offers, but none of them were much good. Well no good really, and we were beginning to wonder if we should take one of those... Cue more despair...

Then, this morning, he gets a call from BP, who want to offer him a job!!! A better than the one at Merril Lynch job... A wonderful, well paid, good job, with another blue chip firm.

I cannot even begin to explain how relieved, happy, near to tears I am... In fact, he's just gone out. i think I'm going to have a good cry now.

I love my husband. He is a star, and deserves good things, and better things, and wow. We are sooo lucky. *huge grin*

current mood: ecstatic

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2003
6:28 pm - yey for me!
I'm a deviant :P

You are the Marquis Da Sade. Even stripped of
exaggerations, Your real life was as dramatic
and as tragic as a cautionary tale. Born to an
ancient and noble house, you were married
(against your wishes) to a middle-class heiress
for money, caused scandals with prostitutes and
with your sister-in-law, thus enraging your
mother-in-law, who had you imprisoned under a
lettre de cachet for 14 years until the
Revolution freed you. Amphibian, protean,
charming, you became a Revolutionary,
miraculously escaping the guillotine during the
Terror, only to be arrested later for
publishing your erotic novels. You spent your
final 12 years in the insane asylum at
Charenton, where you caused another scandal by
directing plays using inmates and professional
actors. You died there in 1814, virtually in
the arms of your teenage mistress.
You are a revolutionary deviant. I applaud you.

Which Imfamous criminal are you?
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Thursday, February 6th, 2003
3:54 pm - he he he

So which fairy tale archetype are you? Hmm??

made by Michelle at EmptySpace.

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2:02 pm - terrible jokes
Phone answering machine message - "...If you want to buy marijuana,
the hash key..."

A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts.
shrink says, "Well, I can clearly see you're nuts."

I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't

I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he
reach the meat off the top shelf. And he said, "No, the steaks are too

My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him

A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted,
"Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know
can't, I've cut your arms off".

I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a muscle.

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. They lit a fire in the
it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and
heat it

Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with
hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.

"Doc, I can't stop singing The Green, Green Grass of Home."
"That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome."
"Is it common?"
"It's not unusual."

Two elephants walk off a cliff...boom, boom!

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. There are 5
People in
my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my dad.
Or my
older brother Colin. Or my younger brother Ho-Cha-Chu. But I think

A man walked into the doctors, he said, "I've hurt my arm in several
places". The doctor said, "Well don't go there any more"

Ireland's worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small
two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery. Irish search and
workers have recovered 1826 bodies so far and expect that number to
as digging continues into the night.

current mood: blah

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2003
11:31 am
How do people see you?

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10:58 am - Right...
Today I am feeling industrious (see me being industrious)

So far I have done the shopping, answered my mail, done my rc report for december, put the washing away, changed the beds, cleaned the kitchen, stacked the dishwasher and put the shopping away...

Next I am going to wash the floors (quite a big job, all things considered) vacuum up the stairs, clean the bathrooms and tackle the girls' bedroom and do the washing.

What a thrilling life I lead!

I am hoping to be down South this w/e to finish Wraysbury Road off, and hopefully get it on the market...

Yey, it didn't flood.

Must go, or industrious moment will be lost, updating journal type thingie, and will never achieve anything more!

current mood: productive

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2003
11:15 pm - 'Nuff said
Today is Tim and my anniversary. Eight years. He's is about 130+ miles away :( 'Nuff said, thinks I?

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Tuesday, January 7th, 2003
9:26 pm - Floods, Snow and loneliness
Well, so we went back to the other house. This short sojourn of being back down South did nothing to assage my desire to live here. We arrived, in the pouring rain, only to find that the house had been accidentally turned into a turkish bath, because a hot water pipe had gone wrong... This means steam geting tot he cast iron fireplaces (and rust) the new paint (water stains) the laminate flooring (blown) and the dust (mud)

Builders had left the place looking like a bomb site. We spent the week making it look like a home. Tim says that it was back to the previous state two days later.

We took the sofas down. The 2 seater has a fault, so we gotta bring it back and get a replacement (still, at least we don't have to pay for that) Therefore, with the aid of Northern_Nutter, we got heartily drunk (in the pouring rain), on the evening before New Year's Eve.

This led to a quiet New Year's Eve, where we could not bear to drink due to residual Hang Over. I even drove home (in the pouring rain). Had fab time though, so thanks to Charlie Mouse and Blue Cat for their hospitality.

Then Nothern Nutter gets 24 hour flu. She is so icky looking that we take her to the docs (in the pouring rain), who gave her the evil Anit-biotics. She spent entire day in bed, or sofa.

Eventually, on Thursday I got down to sorting out the house (in the pouring rain). It really looks fab now... No, I don't want to go back, but if we had no kids then it would be a fine house. All cream walls, and wooden floors, and leather sofas :( Sometimes I ownder why we have kids. I guess it is so we can enjoy minimalism at a later date ;) Thanks to Sea_Cucumber for her excellent help (we've kept the box...)

So we came back with children (in the pouring rain). Then we went back down for the 'Mede game. Was OK. (Actually I quite enjoyed it) went home again, not without noticing that water had risen considerably in the 24hrs we'd been away.

Had quiet day on Sunday. Dan and I built an enormous Velociraptor, in preparation for the 6 ft wing spanned monster that my Mater and Pater got for him for Christmas. We figured that this could be a dry run!! Tim went back to Wraysbury, only to discover that the flood waters were about 2 ft under the floor boards (that's 2 ft below the boards, not 2 ft deep, and as our house has a flood space under it... This is not good)

It hasn't rained this week. I wonder if the water is going down or if the the froastiness and snow has prevented the water logged land from doing that... Erk.

If you know of any Rain-prevention-Gods, please pray to them now... After living there for years,a nd not doing much, we do it, and it floods. The Gods are not being kind.

To top it off, I have a back ache, and am feeling very lonely (probably as tim has been home for so long, and so forth) Miss my mates from London :( (feel loved people!)

After the pouring rain of the last few days, the v cold weather is a change, but I am not sure I like it... Brass monkies spring to mind.

current mood: anxious

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4:57 pm

what decade does your personality live in?

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