So I should probably report back on what I've been up to. France is the big one, a week long holiday in a châteaux in the Loire Valley with the House of Joy 'n' Friends. Honestly, there was so much good stuff that I don't think I'll remember even half of it. Suffice to say, second best holiday ever. (The best was when me and miss_amaranth
got engaged, so it's only second on a technicality!)
Losing a few years due to the stress of surviving Parisian roads. Huge thanks to lord_don
for not getting us killed, despite the French trying super hard.
Being awoken by a beautiful sounding owl at 6am and only being able to think "STFU STUPID OWL".
Waking up in a châteaux, in France. Sure beats Backdane!
Getting to meet some very lovely new people.
Getting to know some people much better.
Finding more kitties to fuss and be fussed by!
Cthulhu Chicken, Cthulhu Piggy (gribble!) and Failboat.
Purely cuddle cuddle pile.werenerd
being as awesome as always.
Tasty tasty food. Especially chocolate bread. Nom!
Lounging around in the pool, naked with many lovelies.
Losing 3 hours cuddled and (accidentally) napping with serina_ds
, making every day feel that little bit longer.
Watching the beautiful people.
Rebooting the Castle.
A mouthful of cereal watching a naked (and very bouncy) emanix
gather up ice and warm water.
Carrying on as normal afterwards.
Gaming with lord_don
"Heaven is lying on a comfy mattress, in front of a fire, being stroked by 2 beautiful girls as they watch you play Pokémon."
I can't thank werenerd
(and everyone else involved in putting the whole thing together) enough for such a wonderful holiday! And everyone who was there, thank you for making it as amazing as it was.
ION: Me and fred_wednesday
are doing really nicely. We've been on a date, spent lots of time together and I'm very very glad I'm on a contract with unlimited texts *grin*
And, as I have already mentioned, I've blagged myself a new job! Awesome times! It's working for a pretty specialised company, developing a web based application in C#. They're really eager to get me started so I hope to be there from Nov 1st. It's in Summertown at the moment, with plans to move to Cowley at some point. The better pay means that, hopefully, I'll finally be able to stop watching every bloody penny (as I have been doing since I lost my job at Andrew Francis, despite being employed ever since!) which will be nice. It should also mean I have a few quid for actually treating people with. Also, as I'm going to need a bus pass anyway
, doing things in Oxford has become a lot less expensive as I won't have to pay the bus fare any more! Also, as I'll be in Oxford already meeting up with friends after work can certainly be considered too!