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In common with a lot of people, I haven't updated this thing in ages. I've decided that this is because I don't have anything to rant about - but I rather suspect it's because I've lost the habit.

I think I should like to re-acquire the habit because FB is wonderful but brief and I'd like to record things better.

So where are we then?

The house is good (if a little untidy at the mo). I've just finished a mammoth embroidery order and have started making kataginu (that's a kind of Japanese jacket-thing for the uninitiated) for a friend's martial arts school. I have a wedding dress fitting for a paying customer on Sunday.

The garden is all behind. I really need to make an effort to get stuff in this weekend - weather permitting (which it hasn't so far).

I'm still practising my singing and my teacher is approaching next year's festivals as if it were some kind of military campaign. I'm currently singing 'Voi che sapete' from The Marriage of Figaro and I reckon the next bit will be a huge chunk of Dvorak. I'm still playing the bass recorder too, and singing with the St George Singers.

As far as the band is concerned, we have a couple of interesting gigs on the horizon - which is good news but I really need to get my arse in gear and do some more writing. I'm more than ready but time is an issue.

Busy, busy as always. Work seems to be very settled - which is a blessing and I'm very settled emotionally - which is also a blessing considering the state I was in 8 months ago.

We've even been back to LARP - a fun-packed weekend at Candlestone was delightful and silly and haggis turns out to be delicious.

I can see that some people are having a hard time out there and my thoughts are with all of you.

Date: 2010-05-13 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badgersandjam.livejournal.com
welcome back! FB isn't really a way to stay in touch unless you chat over it, I find.

Date: 2010-05-14 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eve-of-hades.livejournal.com
Glad to hear you're doing better now. I was wondering if, when you have any spare time, we could talk about my current happy condition?

Date: 2010-05-17 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oryctolagus.livejournal.com
I'm so happy for you. I really would like to catch up some time.

Date: 2010-05-14 11:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janinemarriott.livejournal.com
Sounding happy, thats a good thing. BTW I've got some large pieces of dark grey brocade patterened material that used to be part of curtains. They are large pieces. 4 bits. They are brand new. I can't sew and thought they might do for you for a project even if its something dull like cushion covers. If not, I'll bung them down the charity shop. If interested, I can measure and photograph.

Date: 2010-05-17 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oryctolagus.livejournal.com
How much do you want for them?

Date: 2010-05-18 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janinemarriott.livejournal.com
nothing. Just don't like to waste stuff

Date: 2010-05-18 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oryctolagus.livejournal.com
Yes please then! I could do with new cushion covers - the cat has done the previous ones a serious injury. Thanks! :-)

Date: 2010-05-19 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janinemarriott.livejournal.com
No probs. U coming to my house warming? you could get them then, if not, I could pass them to Pat if she is happy to carry them home

Date: 2010-05-21 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oryctolagus.livejournal.com
Err...when, where? I knew you'd moved but didn't know you were having a housewarming.

Date: 2010-05-22 10:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janinemarriott.livejournal.com
It's next Saturday evening. Dead things and beer n fire. I did fb invite u but fb is rubbish. Would love to see u both if u aren't busy.

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