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I should get back into posting on my LJ - I used to really enjoy updating it with various nonsense from my days.

So to recap, I am still living in Lincoln, I still write and that's about it. Thrilling! The writing thing is taking off a bit more these days thanks to freelance and I am playing around with the idea of starting a blog. Just hope I can stick with it better than my LJ!
When I moved into my new house I was rather pleased and very excited. But a teeny part of my brain was worried I would be forgotten by my friends back in the Midlands. Not so!

Thankfully, I have lots of lovely friends who make the perilous journey up to Lincoln to visit, which is awesome. I have now realised that pretty much every weekend I have until July is now firmly booked up with fun stuff and shenanigans. Hurrah!

Social Butterfly-ing may be exhausting at times but I'm very glad I'm not a Lonely Bug :)

Shameful neglect I know...

I haven't visited my LJ in months and I have no good excuses. Yes, I bought a house and that tangled up a lot of my spare time (still does!) but that's still no excuse.

It is now 2013 and I am still happily settled in Lincoln, which by the way, is probably the best city I have ever lived in. The vintage shops alone make it worth living here, and the gorgeous places to eat are the icing on the cake (Mmmm...cake)

I have recently started a new job too. Interflora was a great place to work but I was ready for the next step up the ladder and they weren't. Shame, but onwards and upwards as they say. Hopefully the extra pennies I get each month will enable me to start building up my social life again. And definitely get me away on holiday this year! Greece is in the cards with two of my lovely friends so hopefully there is sea and sand in my future somewhere in the summertime :)

I had to cancel going to Minami this year which I was fairly gutted about as it would have been my first one, but new job restrictions got in the way. Maybe next year? Ayacon is still a definite as it is the last one ever this year (sob!) Must fun and frolicks will be had wit stockingshock n queex 'm sure :)

AmeCon is coming.....

With a week to go the excitement/panic is setting in!

I have to give myself a bit of a break in terms of cosplay creation as I have only just bought my house and the past few months have been tied up with that.

I still have two awesome cosplays planned and in keeping with tradition, will probably throw together a last minute one next week :)


New Achievement Unlocked: Home Owner!

I have bought my first house! I feel so grown-up! This will be the first time I have ever lived alone, without housemates or parents. I'm so excited and completely terrified all at the same time :D



Just have to get through today at work and then Kitacon! All anime-y goodness for a whole weekend with stockingshock and queex :)

I have been quite rubbish with my preparation this year and haven't come up with a new cosplay or anything. Trying to find a house, bad moods and a lack of motivation have all played a part but, as I've told myself a dozen times this week, in the end, it's the taking part that counts!

That said, I have managed to rock up a quick generic pirate lady who I may name 'Background extra number 4 from a Pirate Movie.' I also have Lucy/Nyu to fall back on as well so it's not like I'm not cosplaying at all. That would be weird....


Creativity, Ho!

I fancy dusting off my camera this weekend and getting snappy. I've been feeling the need to be creative lately but my writing flow has dried up considerably due to general meh-ness, so will try photography instead for a bit.

My Deviantart page is non-existant and I feel I should do something to kick start my inspiration.


Writer's Block: ONTD Games Giveaway

M'iaq the Liar from the Elder Scrolls games. Probably utterly useless in a fight, weirdly dressed and runs everywhere but his entertaining stream of nonsense would keep me amused for ages!
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I am currently saturated with the lurgy. This is when it should be totally acceptable to bring your duvet, pillow and teddy to work with you. The headcold and sniffles are descending and I'm praying to all the infinite ones that I don't get a chest infection as well. They suck the big one and cut into my valuable sleeping time.

At least when you're ill you appreciate living at home with your parents - you get sympathy and cups of tea on tap :)



I was going to post a journal entry along the lines of 'bring it on 2012!' but my enthusiasm for optimism is lacking somewhat. Although recently I've had the good news of a permanent job offered to me, I can't help but feel like everyone else is striding through life at a healthy pace while I'm wasting away doing nothing.

This recent bout of meh-ness probably stems somewhat from the high volume of things my friends have achieved over the last year. Among these are weddings, new homes, promotions and baby-making and, while I do not in any way begrudge their successes, I can't help but feel left behind.

I want to be living in my own place by the time I hit 30 and although this is looking slightly more likely these days, I have had a good couple of years of disappointment after disappointment and so don't have to energy to get my hopes up.