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Some ramblings...

November 27th, 2018 (05:22 pm)

I'm setting off on holiday tonight -- a week in Krakow with my brother and sister-in-law -- so I've been very stressed, what with deciding what clothes to take, washing them, packing them, weighing my suitcase, finding my passport and travel insurance -- nearly forgot those! -- cleaning the fishes and clearing out the fridge, and doing all those last minute things at work that just have to be done before I go away because, well, the business will fall apart otherwise. Obviously.

I'm not sure where the last two weeks have gone. I've done a bit of writing, which I'm quite happy with, I've worked on my great nephew's Santa suit,

I've done a some sewing for Eowyn, and made a few icons for the food_stillness challenges,

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(I did well in the Pickles challenge: came first with set two and second with set one!) but, other than that...

I think someone has been retconning me, and on a fairly regular basis.


More of the 100 Questions:

54. Do you often ride the bus?

Never, if I can help it! I prefer my public transport to run on rails, so that I can be absolutely sure where it's going.

The one place where I do use the bus quite a lot is in Vancouver, and I've gone so far as to get a Compass card -- the equivalent of an Oyster card -- but, even there, where all the roads run parallel to one another, and cross each other at right angles, and have numbers, I still get lost, or I can't find the stop, or I get on the wrong bus, or the bus sails past my stop when I ring the bell and I have to walk back for miles...

Having said that, though, in the golden days after I've retired -- assuming that they haven't done as I'm expecting and passed a law discontinuing all concessions on the eve of my 66th birthday -- I'm going to wear out my bus pass, travelling into Bolton, and Manchester, and even farther afield, so I can spend some quality time in the museums and galleries.

55. Do you have a fireplace in your house?

I do, apparently, but, for reasons known only to himself, the previous-but-one owner built an ugly brick wall in front of it and had an even uglier gas fire installed. Another project for when I retire!

56. Are you violent when you’re angry?

Inanimate objects cower before me. I've never thrown a person across the room, though.

57. Do you cry when you’re angry?

With tears of frustration!

58. Favourite Harry potter book?

Well... I came to Harry Potter via the films, and I didn't really become a fan until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when I became obsessed with Draco; I still write the odd Dramione story. So I suppose my favourite's The Half-Blood Prince.

59. Can you remember your last dream?

Yes, I remember a really strange dream about watching porn. Seriously! The porn itself, though, was disappointingly hazy.

60. Do you go to bed early or late?

Depends how you classify the early hours of the morning!

I seldom go to bed before 1 am, and if I'm reading or listening to something on 4Extra, or if tomorrow's a London day (and, sod's law, I'm worried about oversleeping), I may well be awake until 4 or 5 am. The other day, I didn't start feeling sleepy until gone six, so I quickly reset the alarm, to get as much sleep as possible.

I tend to catch up every so often, though, by sleeping really late and, on London days, I usually sleep for about an hour on the train.

I'll be taking pictures of Krakow and will post them when I get back ;-)


Posted by: Ree (reetinkerbell)
Posted at: November 27th, 2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
Balloons Fullest

Have you ever done your own picked red onion? I go through phases where I love it, and I want to start picking it myself I just never get around to do it!

I hope you have a great time in Krakow, as you always do! I can't wait to see the photos and relive my time there (though I am sure it will look different in the wintertime). And if you try out the vegan place I mentioned, I really want to know what you thought of it! :)

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 29th, 2018 11:29 am (UTC)

No, I’ve never pickled red onions. I’ve pickled little white onions, & they came out ok. I think I heated up the vinegar with spices...

It’s quite cold at the moment but that suits me. The Christmas market starts on Saturday, so it will be much busier then. I’ll look out for the vegan place — do you remember what it’s called?

Posted by: Ree (reetinkerbell)
Posted at: November 29th, 2018 09:02 pm (UTC)

I'm sure it will! It is called Bhajan Café. It's a bit "out of the way" depending on where you are staying, but I found it while walking along Stradomska, towards the Kazimierz quarter (and why yes, I did have to google everything!).

Posted by: Hobbit uk (hobbituk)
Posted at: November 27th, 2018 07:22 pm (UTC)

Not rubbing it in, but if you lived in a London borough, you would get a 60+ oyster card from 60 which gives you free travel on buses, underground and some Overground rail.... it lasts until the freedom pass kicks in.  Love mine!!!!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 29th, 2018 11:01 am (UTC)

Don’t tell me that!

Do you have to travel at certain times?

I have an Oyster card but, of course, it’s a normal one. Very annoying!

Posted by: Maz (thismaz)
Posted at: November 28th, 2018 06:12 am (UTC)

Have a wonderful time! I'm sure you will.

Your answer to number 56 made me laugh.

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 29th, 2018 10:58 am (UTC)

Thank you :-)

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: November 28th, 2018 09:12 am (UTC)

Have a great time!

Posted by: ningloreth (ningloreth)
Posted at: November 29th, 2018 10:58 am (UTC)

Thank you :-)

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