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29 March 2009 @ 01:00 am
V brief update  
Spending a lot of time at the moment working with a couple of my writers' groups, with the result that I am enormously behind on everything, especially comments. But I am internalising the need for more semicolons in my work and gently disabusing others of the idea that it is genteel to leave one's little finger up in the air when drinking tea. This coming week will see a fiendish bid to get up to date with comments, and, you will be shocked, a resumption of fic posting! Since there are no fewer than 4 partially-written birthday fics on my hard drive, not to mention Fathers, dodgy mpreg and Fragile to finish, I foresee an autumn and winter of much writing, if only the cool weather would come and stay!

I had a lovely day today with a friend who is over from England, her husband and her two small children. The kids were gorgeous, but I began the day with a faux pas, as I forgot I had met her husband, indeed, he was at the same university I started my first degree at. Happily, I think he failed to hear my 'Lovely to meet you!' or else ascribed it to the mild aphasia I sometimes have in speech (never allow a taxi to scramble your brains unless you like saying petticoat every time you mean apron ...)

Spent a little too long in the sun and have a pink nose and melty brain to show for it, but I was a responsible adult for the little ones at the play equipment, which was jolly good fun! Except for the bit where the toddler wanted to hang off the high bar and I could barely hold him up high enough for him to reach it (obviously I kept holding on while he was hanging). His older sister was very sympathetic when I pointed out they actually needed a taller adult and consoled me with the thought that at least I didn't look weird in the playground. She has a good head on her shoulders that girl!

Missed a party tonight due to being knackered, but worse things happen at sea! And now, off to finally catch up with some of the goodness at hp10k_showcase ! Then aloe on the nose and bed.

OH! and for you in Europe and the Americas, don't forget Earth Hour at 8.30 tonight. Have some candles and a romantic dinner ready, or else use a little bit of power and listen to some music or a radio play for an hour. Or, perhaps best of all, if your city is wholly dimmed, pop outside to watch the skies and see them in rare splendour!

valkyriebladesvalkyrieblades on March 28th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
"His older sister was very sympathetic when I pointed out they actually needed a taller adult and consoled me with the thought that at least I didn't look weird in the playground." - Love it! Maybe she'll go into politics one day... ^_^

blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 30th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
She is such a cool young lass! And either that or law ;-) One in seven lights out, not bad!
&helena;uminohikari on March 29th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I have never heard of earth hour before! o.o
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 30th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
This is only its third year, basically turning all your lights out for an hour. It started in Sydney and is spreading around the world. ALthough it's symbolic, it does cut carbon use, if only for a short time!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 30th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
How cool! Could you see the night sky?
Bryoneybryoneybrynn on March 29th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
We earth-houred. It's always kind of nice to see the streets dark. Well, sort of dark anyway. And i'm giggling at the image of you with aching arms held up high at teh playground.

I, too, hope your next months are filled with much good fic writing. i've missed your stuff more than I can say.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 30th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
You would have had SUCH a laugh ;-)

There is a LOT tee-ed up and ready to start rolling. You work on that thesis so you can do the same later!
trichinopoly ash: girl: reading in glassesaldehyde on March 30th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
I MISS YOU! i am also looking fwd to your fic posting. have you been wearing those funky shoes lately? :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on March 30th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'll be back soon! And I did! Fine for the first two hours, after which, agonising pain ;-)