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Oct. 22nd, 2006 05:30 pm

I've just bought season one of the l-word (after obcessively watching seasons two and three within about 10 days), as well as Ani di Franco's new album.

Dja think amazon will think i'm gay?

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May. 2nd, 2006 08:22 pm Am I an Auntie or Aunty?

My brother's wife gave birth this morning, I'm an auntie and my mum & dad are grandparents, to a beautiful black-haired and so far unnamed baby boy halfway around the world. Three weeks early and in special care, but all is looking good. Wow.

Beltane was two nights ago. Incredible night, some good photos of us White Warrior Women here
'http://two-truths.livejournal.com/391432.html', but in my head it's already been overshadowed by the news from Kyrgyzstan. And that my exams start a week today, and if i realistically want to stay at Uni i can't fail any more.

But anyway! A happy, happy few days :-)

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Feb. 20th, 2006 01:03 pm

i have about an hour left to write an essay so of course this is the perfect time to update my journal..

it doesn't matter really as i'm getting closer and closer to the idea of leaving uni.. academia doesn't seem quite right for me yet/ever. so for the moment i'm appreciating learning without worrying about marks, and having fun like bringing in fair trade to ensuring human rights... or talking about Bilston Glen as a sustainability venture for edinburgh uni...

beltane rehearsals have started again, i'm hopefully going to be a white woman and it all feels very exciting, such a beautiful role. so much dedication is going to be necessary but i feel like i need it too, something to be passionate about and use my energy for.

and the sun is starting to peek out, it's making me glow, anticipation for an amazing spring and adventure-full summer... and a future of possibilities.


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Jan. 2nd, 2006 08:48 pm

31st december

the eve of my eighteenth, so i thought i'd have a few friends round for a nice intimate meal.. well, seventeen-ish people is still kinda intimate, yeah? my saying 'bring a dish or a bottle' winded me up with quite a few bottles of red wine... not that i'm complaining of course

with yummy food cooked by andrew, katharine, anna & jo, and a glorious toad in the hole which served as my birthday cake, we celebrated the night in very mixed company.. perfect later for 'never have i ever' as a drinking game.. my drink of choice was pink ginger cordial diluted with vodka... such a good invention!

so we all shared lots and learnt more.. many interesting conversations have already followed from the things we have done - a good thing i'm sure?

at some point after eleven we all left the flat and made our way to calton hill, red wine and cheap baileys in hand.. lost everyone and found them all sometime after the fireworks.. speaking of the fireworks, they were truly beautiful.. then looked over all across edinburgh surrounded by lovely lovely people... one missing of course, so i called mr will and was ridiculously drunk on the phone to him... anyway..

at some point a load of us starting walking down the hill, to what ended up being a party with forest people in the innocent railway.. by the time we got there our group had filtered down to tessa, katharine, andrew and i, but we met lots of fabulous people there... danced and danced and drunkenly chatted and ran up and down the tunnel and danced and got very dirty somehow..(??)

left there at four-ish and on the walk home across the meadows we stumbled across a chrsitmas tree sticking out of a bin.. the poor thing... so andrew picks it up and declares we need one for the flat, and 'happy birthday amy' and proceeds the carry this monstrosity for about 20 minutes then up to the fourth floor for me.. bless him. home safe and in the hall we wrap my duckie lights around it and wake up (by dragging out of bed...) people staying in the flat. after admiring our handiwork we sit and chat for a bit but i'm falling asleep on the sofa and go to bed sometime after five.. tessa crawling in with me about an hour later..

wake up bright and early at nine-ish to see then ends of a beautiful pink sunrise and can't get back to sleep.. occupy myself till half two by which time everyone's up and we go for a (lengthy!) walk up blackford hill and frolick in the woods.. about five hours later we head back to andrews flat and see some lovely people and have a well-deserved shisha puff and coconut-milk stir fry... mm

then back to to my flat for a grand clean-up and watch of flashdance (thanks b!) in katharines bed where i get birthday cake and chocolates courtesy of amy and ross... my sister turns up just before midnight, to give me a beautiful 'faery door' and we crash out utterly for ten hours...

Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: andi neate - flutter-by

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Oct. 30th, 2005 09:07 pm

blah blah blah.

finally getting round to doing my first proper bit of work (40% of this semesters grade, due in tomorrow!).. am on almost 200/2000 words, yaay! and still an hour to go till the wonderful will brings me a cup of coffee...

last samhuin practice this evening, incredibly scary that it's tomorrow night and my top consists of the tiniest bit of material and some sequins, ach well. we are winter, should experience the pain (joy!!)of coldness.

Current Music: studious students studiously studenting

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Aug. 29th, 2005 05:47 pm

why why why a week on a train with parents? why?

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Aug. 6th, 2005 05:22 pm

okay, as this is my last time on the internet for a while i should maybe explain a little what i'm up to

was working in a beautiful vegie restaraunt and hotel in a tiny village in normandy for two months, met some incredible people and have very very many memories..

went to paris for 4 nights, spent lots of time with a lovely new friend, paris to me was stunning but overwhelming, busy, scary, the first place i was alone really and just a bit much too deal with...

hid out in a chatau in nancy for a night after spending way too much money on a fine after pretending to be a 23 year old ukrainian woman called irina krashkevno or something.. really bad story there, anyway..

a few days in strasbourg which i loved, quiet beautiful old city and on my last night FIREWORKS oh i love them so..

left france the next day to lauf, which is just outside nurnberg, stayed with some family friends so a proper bed, really good food, a random turkish friend of theirs daughter taking me out for shisha smoking and cocktails it was a pretty good few days all in all

then off to stay with their son in leipzig, whose now 25 and i haven't seen since i was about 11 or 12 and had a huge crush on him, embarrassment. but now i was all adult and we made stories about giants and secret passageways underthe lake by the golden coin, and got pissed and i know its silly, but im so proud i managed to keep up with the beer-drinking of two german student guys... woo

and then i got too berlin... but sorry i must be of, shit this has taken me too long..

more updates at some point, my near future is off to krakow tomorrow, and kiev a few day after that. explanations shall follow, probably from bishkek.

love to all xxx

Current Mood: thankfulthankful

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Jul. 23rd, 2005 03:08 am

its difficult to keep up with people when you're used to them knowing lots about you but its been a while. takes hours of catch-up conversation, like this evening n a berlin cellar bar with a g s. so so good though.

but now i want to email people and just say hey, but theres too much i cant explain so really theres no piont writing at all. aarg.

so instead i shall share some lyrics from my current favourite song, the first ive ever like with such word...

you can't will yourself happy
you can't will your cunt wet
you can't keep standing at the station, pretening you're being met
can't wear a sign that says your's, when thats not what you get


that summarrises nothing of my last three months but oh well

one day i shall explain

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Apr. 28th, 2005 07:49 pm yaaaaaaaay

just found out today one of my bestest bestest school buddies has got into ECA, yay yay yay! as fellow first years in edinburgh it shall be a perfect chance to get properly re-aquainted with sammie.

congratulations sammie!!

of my other closest school friends they have very exciting plans too, emma is going to do voluntary work in india for six months and jeunese is getting a working visa and staying in australia for ten months wow.

so much excitement, things really happening, we're all leaving fife properly, woo!

it's pretty scary really, i'm leaving tuesday with at least £777 less than i thought i'd have. oopsey. it's getting more and more likely that i'm going to have to come back for a couple of weeks in july to sort visas and shit. aarg.

but anyway.

i'm off to pack. or finish my cloak.. shit why does anything beltane connected appeal to me so much more than planning gong away stuff?

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Corey Taylor - Bother

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Apr. 10th, 2005 11:18 pm i quit

i did it... after oh so much deliberation and talk, i finally resigned today. well, handed in my notice, i still have to do a week or so working. but after six weeks, the end is nigh - i feel so freeeeee!!!

travel plans coming on slowly, the wedding is now being delayed to the 20th august to accomadate my sister working with palestinian refugees and there being no direct flights from lebanon to kyrgyzstan. and my parents have just about accepted that i'll be travelling solo for five weeks, visas permitting. my mum actually told me i shoulnd't plan where to go as i might meet people and find interesting things to do... exactly as i wanted but thought they'd need to have an itinery from me. so woo! too bad i'm going to have a three weeks less of wages to play with... oh well.

other news. last night i started randomly snipping my hair. there was just a wee bit that needed cut, then another, and another, and then i had to do the other side... so today it went all very odd curls and bits that wouldn't stay tied up flying around the place in the wind up calton hill. i think georgina had quite a bit more skill and artistic vision when she cut my hair like this initially.

tomorrows the big launch, very exciting but i'm a bit scared that my 'refugee survival trust' badge will make the press expect me to know things. and what am i going to wear!!! i suppose i'm going to be on show as the chairmans daughter as well as a volunteer. oh yeah, it'll be the first time i'll see my dad in proper work mode, giving a speech and everything. hehe.

so i suppose i better go get some sleep.


Current Mood: highhigh
Current Music: bring on the dancing horses - echo and the bunnymen

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