jayes_musings: (Graphics -- England bloody bit longer)
Tomorrow I'm heading out to the UK again. This time, first stop is Edinburgh...where I'll hopefully meet up with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] phantomas. Then I shall meander down into northern England, stopping at Vindolanda Roman Fort along Hadrian's Wall and then the Lake District. Then a stop off to let the kid blow off steam at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach (cheesy but hopefully fun) before we head to Yorkshire, then down south to 'home' and a visit to Mum's and a family wedding.

Two weeks in all, and I'll try to check in if the wi-fi fees aren't too outrageous.
jayes_musings: (hrithik -- chest1)
So it's been ages since I've posted anything here, and even longer for something that wasn't a meme or birthday wish. So, I thought I need to start posting something more worthwhile more regularly, just to occasionally remind people that I'm still alive round these parts.

I was thinking of just doing a huge update post, but that's rather daunting both for me and for the flist. So, I'll give the briefest on what's been going on in the past few months, with a handful of pics to boot.

-- Back in November, we took a trip to Rome, and I totally loved it...right down to the taxi driver taking us along the Via Appia to come into the city.

-- Hubby deployed in January, and he's still gone.

-- I made and uploaded a new mood theme featuring my favourites.

-- I started working on the novel...which ground to a halt for needed research, and I'm trying to get back into again.

-- I had a visit from one of my oldest friends, [livejournal.com profile] gmnoonie and as I was showing her around Trier, I went flying down some steps and sprained my ankle pretty badly. So, her first time in Germany and her tour guide has her leg propped up. But we did get to see "The King's Speech*" in Luxembourg.

-- Then over my son's Spring Break, we took a trip to the UK, and after having an all too brief visit with [livejournal.com profile] gmnoonie, we spent a few days in North Wales, where I had a great time doing some research for Mark's novel. It was really good to get a real feel for the landscape. We also went to Portmeirion, also known as The Village in the '60s show "The Prisoner"

Have some photos )

Future plans are meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] franzi1981 on Saturday for a day of fun in Cologne!! And in June, me and the kiddo are heading to Edinburgh and then driving down England, in a very indirect route, until I eventually reach my mum's house. Stops will include Alnwick Castle (aka Hogwarts), Vindolanda Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall, Lake District, Blackpool, and York.

Then the hubby should be home!

[*] Will be making a post of some recent films I've seen here soon, as well. Gotta keep the momentum going!

Back Home!

Aug. 10th, 2009 09:21 am
jayes_musings: (England)
Well, I have been for a couple of days now, and I'm still exhausted. Jetlag is a bitch. Funnily enough, going there I really didn't get jetlag at all. After a day I was fine. Coming back though, I am just dragging and right now trying to find the motivation to clean the house and also get a tyre fixed on the Beemer as eldest is using my Mini right now.

Possibly not helping the jetlag situation is that I'm thoroughly knackered from a month in England where we really didn't stop for a moment. But I had a great time, even if the weather was iffy to say the least...although it was a lovely break from the 100+ temps I've come home to. I think that in the entire month we had maybe two or three days where it didn't rain.

A lot of waffle of the 'What I did on my summer holiday' variety )

So it was busy and non-stop. I will post some pics soon! Other than food that I brought back with me I seemed to have increased my book collection by quite a bit too. Very strange :D

And all in all...I've missed you all!! *hugs* And while I did have a great time, it's good to be home again and to relax!
jayes_musings: (England)
We (me, hubby & the kid) are spending a few days in Chester, in north-west England, and the hotel fortunately has wi-fi. Last night we went to Wrexham and saw Adrian Edmondson (of Young Ones fame) perform with his band The Bad Shepherds, there unique brand of punk/folk music. Ade himself plays the thrash mandolin. It was very, very good. Especially the two on the fiddle and bagpipes.

The support band was...not so good. A local band, who I think will stay very local.

Today, we're off around Chester, and from what I've seen already, it's a lovely city. Plenty of old buildings and the medieval city wall. Of course, it was a Roman fort by the name of Deva...where Mark was primarily assigned when he was cursed...so I expect to hear a lot from the muses. *g*

Okay, must dash...again...and get a shower. Miss you all.

And Manda...thank you *massive hugs* I appreciate you tons, too!
jayes_musings: (England)
From this side of the Pond.

No wireless access at my mum's house, so I'm having to log on at the library, and only for a short time, so I'm not able to check in as much as I'd like. Still, having a great time. Off on a shopping trip today, and yesterday went and visited St. Albans and the Roman city of Verulamuim, which I haven't seen since a field trip in middle school. Much fun was had, especially with certain muses giving me a running commentary on things.

Hubby arrives here tomorrow, so will be even busier ;)

Okay, must dash....to catch the bus.
jayes_musings: (England bloody bit longer)
Off to Blighty tomorrow for a month! Heading to bed early as I must get up at an ungodly hour to catch flight.

Taking the laptop, so I hope to get a chance or two to see what everyone's been up to, but have fun...I will be. *g*

jayes_musings: (England)
I should bloody well hope so!!

You Are 90% British

Are you British? Hell, you're more of a Brit than the Queen is!

You're truly the dog's bollocks... and you know that's not an insult.

So what if you're a slobbering drunk obsessed with football?

At least you always remember your manners.


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