House Moving
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Haven't been on any social networking sites for ages.. and haven't been posting much, as have been busy. Busy trying to clear out 15 years of mess in my house and putting it on the market. Am still working on getting everything in storage which when you have been here this long, are as unable as I am to chuck out junk, and have your stuff and your 2 kids is hard!!!!

Well I got a buyer,, and found the perfect house! Had offer accepted etc.. then someone else bought it instead.. they seller liked them better... oh my god...

I usually try not to post on lj etc if im feeling sad but I thought for once I would go against the rule as maybe saying it all will get it out of my system.

I really want to move for various reasons.. one of the main ones being of course moving in with wonderful Campbell. I was so looking forward to that. The other of course is that my Mum is now 82 and really shouldn't be driving etc. She is very very independent but I worry about her all the time. The house was a short (dog walk through woods..!) away from my mum and we were both looking forward to me being able to pop in more and be there if she needed me... Strangely enough hardly any nice houses we like come up close to my Mum so now I'm unsure what to do next. If we move anywhere else its going to mean my Mum will have to move .. which I don't really want her to have to do as I think she is going to have to move somewhere much much smaller in a few years anyway... She did think about living with us but she wanted needs a lot of her own space so we kinda gave up on that idea...

Oh well.. back to clearing out my house .. not sure what is going to happen next.. I am sad but ill get over it. Am worried cos I don't want to miss out on the buyer from my house but with 2 cats, a dog, and the rabbits plus all my furniture not sure where we will all go. could probably do a month with my mum and the dog but shes not really keen on having her there...

Joss joss really liked the house too :(

games night
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on no another birthday is coming and so im having a party..
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This Saturday, 17th of April from 6 pm (or earlier if you wanna help prepare food, tidy up, practice garage band thingy) a small board games and rockband/guitar hero party! (hopefully but as it got left behind in Swansea we still working on getting it up here for Saturday and the games too...)

Please bring food and drink, I have no idea how many peeps will turn up but its late notice and so am not expecting loads :) This one is not one of the huge special birthdays so am keeping it lowkey. The house is full of strange Dutch and American men who have not left after Eastercon so crash space is limited to the living room floor and couches... :) Please bring a sleeping bag if you need to stay here!

If you can read this you are invited, if you wish to bring a friend let me know :)

Thursday Games night and stuff
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There will be no Thursday games night here this week.. or for a while maybe... I was going to cancel this week anyway as I have had a house full recently and Joss is staying till Wednesday and I needed to get the house life etc sorted and work started.. There may be games at an alternate venue but I don't know yet..
Events overtook me on the canceling for a bit of quiet reason though.. cos on Sunday I noticed the fan in the downstairs bathroom was making a funny noise and I mentioned it to Dan, Joss's boyf, who as the good boy he is offered to take a look. As he went to look at it though all the lights blew downstairs and we noticed there was water on the ceiling... eeek.. So the shower upstairs can't be used (I think its the overflow in the bottom thats broke.. ) and the plumber is coming tomorrow and will probably have to take the ceiling down. The insurance will cover some of the work hopefully, but the downstairs will be a bit of a mess and there are still no lights on that ring of the eletrics.

So till further notice games here on Thursdays are canceled.

Games tonight
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Yeah there is games tonight... if you can get here ;)

However due to Joss leaving guitar hero/band thingy here temporarily for the next two weeks.. there maybe a bit of guitar hero tonight... (we have two guitars, drums and a couple of mics though one seems a bit dodgy now..)

When people mention guitar hero etc I always thought it sounded a bit silly (yeah coming from me the farmville eq2 addict..) and ive never been one for xbox etc games usually only play on the computers.. but its FUN really fun.. playing along to the beetles, and I'm getting to know way more modern rock music than I did before and discovering bands I'd never heard of like Queens of the Stone Age. This is mainly due to my concentration on urban music, r&b reagae, latin music etc over the last few years and I hadn't really listened to much rock/indie music made in the last 20 years (oops.. theres some good stuff out there!)Weirdly trying to drum in time to the music or play along with the bass or guitar riffs makes you listen more and appreciate the music more and skillz that go into it. You actually start to listen to each bit of the song and how its put together its a great learning device. (well for me anyway..) which I hope to transfer to my current project of learning to play african drums so I can join drumming circles.. (gods sad old hippy that i am..)

Apart from that I am still tidying up debris from the holidays and hoping for some tall visitors so I can put the xmas decos' away.. doing TAX gods i hate that and clearing up art room so I can actually paint for a while instead of doing endless stuff on websites etc..

Hmm new years resolution.. to type properly here not stream of conciousness and actually correct my spelling grammer etc and stop the proliferation of .........

Games are on this week plus I
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Made a new Christmas Card

Silver Dragon Christmas Card from Zazzle.co.uk

Games are on from around 7 pm ..

Games Night
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Games night is on tonight. Thursday...
Also do not try to teach yourself jumpstyle dance from youtube videos as a form of exercise if you have a damaged knee and arthritis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcIF7-VFrs8&feature=related

sigh wish i was young male and tall

Thursday Games night
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Tomorrow (today now actually as is now 3 am...) I won't be here for the beginning of games night as I will be driving my Polish visitors to the airport. However, Joss will be here after 6 pm as she is also have a wi night at the same time.

So come after 7pm :) and if you need a lift from the station I think that either Joss's boyf might be able to pick you up or Pat if he is coming. Perhaps ring me tomorrow afternoon to check? Am very very tired as have just finished a game of dominion. Also played Munchkin Cthullo and Traitor with my Polish guests. oh and cooked dinner for 10 people...

next week games im hoping to be in France... dunno if anyone will be here so will post next week... and this weekend am off camping!!!!!!!!!!

Home again
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yea!!! got home yesterday morning. Had an impromptu games night... Chereese and Elias hosted and cooked chicken as I was way tooo tired to do anything. Played dominion with the two new specials you get from gameboardgeek... opened the bottle of maple syrup whiskey I had brought with me. WE ALL drank most of the maple syrup whisky stuff.. where can I get more in London? Played red dragon inn.. went to bed really late but couldnt sleep as my body is very confused now about when I am actually supposed to be sleeping... plus i was drinking redbull in between the whisky :)

Worldcon was fun :) sold all my prints (yay) but not the paintings (boo) though someone emailed Joss about some jewelry and clothes she wanted from someone at the con and they wanted to negotiate a deal with someone re the two little paintings so we will see .. though now we back in UK is probably too late.. Met some really nice people, and hundreds of friends of Lunatic. Er just reread that and the two aren't mutually exclusive as in .. the hundreds of friends of Lunatic were all really nice people .. The games room was the least visited by me of any con I've been to .. cos it moved .. and was in the convention centre during day and hotel at night and I kinda got involved in going to the parties.. and helped very slightly Joss and Dan control the lifts. (actually was quite fun in the lifts and you got to meets loads of people for just the right amount of time.. considering my inability to concentrate for more than five minutes..) Joss and Dan got Hero awards though!!!! go them!!! for sterling work in the lifts!! I went to a programme item at the con too on Celtic stuff and it was good.. sigh see that ? my gifted writing and critique style whereby I write a report on a program item in barely literate English.. no wonder my son can't do English exams.

Joss Chereeeeeseeeee and Dan disappeared off to go camping earlier today, Jay had already left home and gone up to the Lakes for a few days whilest I was away and I am taking Elias to the airport tomorrow for plane back to Denmark.. so .. amazingly .. there is ONLY me in house tomorrow!!! and Campbell :) this happens very very rarely so.. YOU and that means YOU are not invited to my house this Saturday to play games, call in to walk the dog, nooo not even to ask me to attend a party with Neil Gaimen or Steve Jackson .. or... Antonio Banderas.. We are going to stay in quietly and watch True blood.

Normal service will however be resumed next week.. Games on Thursday at mine from 7 pm all welcome though if your a newcomer give me some warning! .. er though actually on second thoughts I might be going to France next weekend.. however Chereessse is still staying here and can let people in if I cant make it. I heard games was good the week I was away with some very drunk and debauched activities...

Games Night
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Got back last night from a long long weekend away in Southwold were I became an unGodmother to Zachary :) Then spent some very pleasant days in Southwold with Zach and his 2 sisters (5, 3, nearly 2..) and his parents. Had lots of fun, visits to the beach playground etc :) which should stand me in good stead for my occasional(very very occasional for five seconds...) ooh ill never have another baby feelings :)

Whilest I was away Campbell returned to London with his friend John, to see how Jay was getting on .. who had had a party .. (bad... but not too bad only about 10 of them and house not particularly wrecked..) also coped with cat getting very ill in night with bleeding from his er penis .. (the cat NOT jay..) and got the cat to the vet in the morning (good .. shows he can be trusted!) Rudy also came over to stay and build some computer network thing he is experimenting on and then Chereese, Joss, Dan, Marcel, and Ben came back and all crashed in the living room.. (joss and dan stayed one night then went to swansea then came back last night.. weird kids.)

I walked in last night rushing to unpack car so I could pick up now much better cat from vet and went ...
aggggggggghghhhh and shouted at the first person I saw who happend to be jay :)
the house looks like a bomb site!!!

I have been organising them all to tidy up a bit .. though it seems it was everyone else's plates... and there WILL be games tonight.. however .. crash space is a bit short cos right now im expecting to have staying here.. me, cam, jay, rudy, john, chereese, ben, marcel, joss, dan and I believe charlie is turning up later...

I think ill go back to southwold ...

If you want to stay at mine at the moment.. you can't :) were full!

Now to go sort out Rudy who has camped in the Art room where I need to be working...

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