Thursday, 25 September 2008

Witchfest 2008

I know its not something I mention here often, but I am pagan, a hedgewitch to be a bit more precise. I don't really feel the need to harp on about it much though, its my belief and I don't expect anyone to agree with me or anything. Anyhow, now thats straight, an organisation that I have been a member of for some years host an event each year in London amusingly (or not) entitled Witchfest. Its a fun weekend and I usually try my hardest to go along. I wasn't planning to this year due to the holiday in October but with that cancelled I figure that I can :) I've even managed to book a hotel far cheaper than I normally get too so I'm extra happy!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


After the cancellation of our holiday BMan and I went for a little retail therapy to make ourselves feel better. We stopped into Game and both got ourselves a copy of Spore...and I love it! I was a big fan of the Sims but I always complained that it wasn't driven enough - your only aim was really to keep your little people happy and alive - but Spore has that and sets of challenges to complete. I'm totally addicted already and have already got to the final stage (which is so much harder than all the others were!) which for me is an achievement in itself as I very rarely ever play a game long enough to actually get near completion!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Grrr Ryanair strike again!

I mentioned back in June that I had booked a holiday to Barcelona for B Mans birthday. An extravagant gift I know, but I had managed to get it all for a pretty cheap price, £98 for the flights from Stansted, £380 for the hotel, and £40 for a coach to the airport and back. Everything has been booked and mostly paid for, and today I got an email from Ryanair telling me of a change to our flight times...they have moved it forward from 12:15 to 06:50!! This wouldn't be too much of a problem if we were flying from a local airport, but the overnight coach to London (which we are booked onto) doesn't even arrive in Victoria until 07:30. Hmmm...that just doesn't work.

Ryanair have offered a full refund and to be honest we are considering taking it. We don't really want to cancel our holiday but getting to catch the flight is now going to be a major (and costly) problem so the temptation is there to scrap the whole thing and book/plan a bigger better holiday in the early part of next year instead.

I'm pretty pissed off with them right now as you can imagine.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Tell the world but not the family

This dawned on me yesterday. I don't speak much to my family, we're not normally what many people would consider a normal functional family at all really and to me thats normal - after all its all I have ever had. I tried the close knit family thing in my marriage and to be honest it totally grated on me, I hated all these people feeling that they had a right to know every intimacy of what was going on in my life!

Yesterday though I got a call from my sister (trust me its unusual - she has phoned me maybe three times since I moved to Scotland, thats once every year!!) it was to tell me some family news that I won't bother to include here as its really not important to this post. What it made me realise however as we chatted was that I have such a tendency to tell the world my news on here before I tell my family. Especially when I told her about my trip to Barcelona and getting my dan grade etc. and I realised that those things happened or had been organised quite a while ago now.

It was an odd realisation.

Of course its not something that's going to change. My family would think I had been kidnapped and replaced with an alien if I suddenly became the "ideal" daughter/sister/granddaughter who phones every few days to tell them of every tiny thing that happened (including what I had for breakfast and how many times I peed yesterday) I don't think its a bad relationship that we have, I know it's certainly not what is considered "normal" but who dictates what normal is anyway? but it does sometimes strike me as just a little odd.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Actors Studio Questions

Gurn stole this from someone else so I'm just passing it forward ;) I have watched a couple of my favourite actors on the actual programme but they tend to be about 3 hours long and I just can't hold my attention for that long! (If they were this short I'd be happy!)

What is your favorite word?

Parallelogram - just say it, isn't it lovely?

What is your least favorite word?
I'm not sure I have one, but it might be "NO"

What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?
Feeling the power in something (not like electricity but a blustery wind that takes your breath away, the potential energy stored in a muscle, stuff like that...)

What turns you off (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?

What sound or noise do you love?
The sea/waves crashing

What sound or noise do you hate?
Dentists drills

What is your favorite curse word?
FUCK!!!! (usually said very loudly and with expression!)

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Police? Lawyer? something that went totally against my hatred of authority just to see how I'd cope.

What profession would you not like to do?
Turkey wanker, or bull wanker, either way not nice.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Hahahahahahahaa if heaven exists I am so not going there!!!