This LJ is no longer being updated. I have moved everything over to Dreamwidth where I am also Mitchy (one of the perks of being an early adopter). I rarely post there either but am on Facebook regularly. You are welcome to ping me if you want to find me on another site!


Just imported my LJ entries over here to DW, just in case, as there is Flailing about LJ possibly vanishing. I'd hate to lose everything on LJ, there's a large chunk of history there. Although when I rummage through the archive, it amazes me what I didn't post about :)

Maybe I'll start posting again. Maybe I won't :) We'll see! I've learned not to make foolish promises about posting to these things :D
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The Boat Race

I love the Boat Race (actually raceS, as the women's race goes first). As a kid, I cheered for Oxford, for the childish reason that I preferred dark blue to light blue. Children are fickle :D Then as an adult, I had a boyfriend who lived in Cambridge so I was obliged to cheer for the light blues. Now I'm pretty neutral but I'd like Cambridge to win this year, Oxford have had a good run in recent years.

What I really love about the Boat Race, though, is the views of the Thames. Gosh, I love that river and today, the sun is shining and the sky is blue, so we'll see it at its best.

C'mon Cambridge!

ETA: Cambridge Women had a disaster, their boat was practically underwater for the last third of the race but they finished the course, somehow, but well behind Oxford. The Cambridge Men spanked Oxford by about 2.5 lengths, it was a great row in horrid, choppy conditions.


Time for some spring cleaning :D

Thinking of waking up my LJ again as I realised the other day I missed it. It's just a case of getting back into the habit of posting.

Happily, commoncomitatus is doing a meme and that seemed like a good point to jump back in :D She gave me the letter D for "dusting off" :D Actually turned out quite difficult (oh irony) to come up with stuff!

Something I hate: Dusting :P Makes me sneeze and wheeze!

Something I love: Daydreaming. On long journeys, where I'm not driving, I love being able to just chill and think all sorts of things. It's very relaxing :) Of course, being me, this frequently ends up with me falling asleep.

Somewhere I've been: Denmark - spent 3 days in Copenhagen in 2014 (gagh, 2 years ago already?!?) as part of a big trip to Scandinavia. Loved it, can't wait to go back :)

Somewhere I'd like to go: I'd like to see Dubai before it collapses under the weight of its own excesses. And Dunedin in New Zealand is on my "list of places to go when I finally do that big Australia/NZ holiday" :)

Someone I know: Huh. I don't think I currently know anyone whose actual name begins with D, either first name or surname *checks phone and address book* and I'm right, I don't. How odd, I have people for practically every other letter of the alphabet but not that one :P Luckily, there's doccy and d_floorlandmine to rescue this question. And hilariously, they're connected. Nigel (Doccy) I've known since 2001, we met on Jusnoctis, an RP site run by his lovely wife halcyon_shift. Whose bestie growing up was thalinoviel who introduced me to Simon (Mr Landmine). :D

A film I like: Deadpool! Awesome movie, can't wait for it to come out on DVD. (Could also have gone with a Bond movie like commoncomitatus as "Diamonds Are Forever" with Connery is one of my faves).

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Still keep forgetting to post here. And to read. *sigh*

So have some pictures! I had a busy weekend 18/19th July, with Battle Proms on the Saturday and Folk by The Oak festival on the Sunday. Admittedly, I only went to FbtO for about 3 hours, most of which was spent snoozing happily in the glorious sunshine. However, thanks to cunning planning, I was able to get a spot at the front of the stage for Mary Chapin Carpenter's set, which was the whole reason I went :D

Pics behind a cut because there's lots of them!

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I took Monday off work - there was epic napping :D

East of England Food Festival

Had a lovely few hours at the above today, at Knebworth House. Spent a fortune, of course, but that's why I went to the cash machine beforehand. When the cash was gone, I stopped buying, even if the stall took cards :) I have learned from experience how to control my spending at these things :D

It was a lovely day but seriously windy. The stall holders inside the big tents must have been thanking their lucky stars! I perused everything, bought some meat and cheeses and watched a cookery demonstration by Matt Tebbutt. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon :)

And tonight it's the last night of the Masters! Eee! *happy is*

Here are some pics from the festival. The owl is a Barn Owl, one of my favourites :) The lone smoked sausage above the pack is a pork sausage with goats cheese. Nyom :D

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The Masters started today! My favourite golf tournament :) Sooo that's golf, football, golf, football, golf....guess my sporting viewing for the next 3 days is alllll sorted out :D

Happy Easter!

Or happy chocolate egg day, whichever you celebrate :D

(I haven't bought an Easter Egg this year. I may remedy this when they're selling them at half price on Tuesday :D)