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Jan. 14th, 2011 12:05 pm
annwfyn: (tarot - the tower)
Argh! Spice Island, in Rotherhithe, which is the pub I was planning to go to this evening is closed. Why? Why? Oh cruel world! Can anyone else think of a nice pub in the Greenwich/Deptford/Rotherhithe area? I would like to avoid going into central London too early in the evening and would really like somewhere where people can actually sit down and talk.

Argh!

Jan. 14th, 2011 12:05 pm
annwfyn: (tarot - the tower)
Argh! Spice Island, in Rotherhithe, which is the pub I was planning to go to this evening is closed. Why? Why? Oh cruel world! Can anyone else think of a nice pub in the Greenwich/Deptford/Rotherhithe area? I would like to avoid going into central London too early in the evening and would really like somewhere where people can actually sit down and talk.

Plans

Nov. 29th, 2010 01:00 pm
annwfyn: (seasonal - christmas (winter berries))
OK.

I have a doctor's appointment at 9.40 am tomorrow.
I have ordered Christmas cards from the RSPB online along with my Dad's Christmas present which should be arriving in time for me to send out Christmas cards before I go to Cornwall.

I still need to do more Christmas shopping, and I really need to get the car to the garage today. I also need to get my laundry sorted for Cornwall and I need to dye my hair. But I'm making progress with all things. This is good.

As a note, if you want a Christmas card from me, let me know by Thursday!

Plans

Nov. 29th, 2010 01:00 pm
annwfyn: (seasonal - christmas (winter berries))
OK.

I have a doctor's appointment at 9.40 am tomorrow.
I have ordered Christmas cards from the RSPB online along with my Dad's Christmas present which should be arriving in time for me to send out Christmas cards before I go to Cornwall.

I still need to do more Christmas shopping, and I really need to get the car to the garage today. I also need to get my laundry sorted for Cornwall and I need to dye my hair. But I'm making progress with all things. This is good.

As a note, if you want a Christmas card from me, let me know by Thursday!
annwfyn: (Mood - unicorn)
I am going.

I will be driving from London, leaving here around 7.30 pm/8 ish.

Would anyone like a lift?
annwfyn: (Mood - unicorn)
I am going.

I will be driving from London, leaving here around 7.30 pm/8 ish.

Would anyone like a lift?
annwfyn: (tarot-hanged man)
So, I've found a place near Hatfield which does falconry days.

The details are here.

Now, it is £120 for a full day's falconry for two people and then (bizarrely) £20 per additional person added. Now, I think this means that it starts off as £60 per person and then starts getting cheaper as people get involved. I don't know what the maximum number of people they can take, but I have e mailed to ask.

What I'm wondering now is who would be interested? Like...interested enough to take a day off work as they only run these on a week day? I know I am, but I want to know if I could get enough people to bring the price down to something sane betwee us.
annwfyn: (tarot-hanged man)
So, I've found a place near Hatfield which does falconry days.

The details are here.

Now, it is £120 for a full day's falconry for two people and then (bizarrely) £20 per additional person added. Now, I think this means that it starts off as £60 per person and then starts getting cheaper as people get involved. I don't know what the maximum number of people they can take, but I have e mailed to ask.

What I'm wondering now is who would be interested? Like...interested enough to take a day off work as they only run these on a week day? I know I am, but I want to know if I could get enough people to bring the price down to something sane betwee us.
annwfyn: (studious - belle)
So, the other night I went to see the very lovely [profile] jholloway talking about Anglo-Saxon paganism at Treadwells. Now, once upon a time, in a land far far away, which we shall refer to as 'Oxford', I did an MPhil in European Archaeology, specialising in the Anglo-Saxon period. In my first year I wrote a 5000 word extended essay on the mystery of the missing infant burials of the period, and in my second year I wrote my thesis on the changing archaeological attitudes towards death and burial within the context of the conversion period.

And then I realized that I was soon going to go on a killing spree and destroy all in my path if I didn't leave Oxford soon, gave up on the phd, ran away to London to go to Camberwell, and the rest is history. And for ages, I kind of half forgot about the whole subject in a mildly pained way.

Anyway, fairly recently, [profile] jholloway said he was doing a talk at Treadwell's on Anglo-Saxon paganism, focusing on the conversion period. Which was the area I knew best. Sadly for me, and thankfully (I think) for him, I couldn't find my notes and so went along with nothing but my five year old memories of my MPhil.

And I had a wonderful time. Listening to James talk, I felt all the old love I had for that period come rushing back. I remembered how much I'd enjoyed speculating wildly in the silence of my own mind on the missing infant burials,* I remembered Tania Dickinson pushing bad photocopies across the room and squinting to try and see what she was talking about when she showed me pictures of these shield wotsits** and I remembered how much I just loved that whole period. It was marvellous, and James is a really good speaker.

In general, I'm also beginning to really enjoy just going to Treadwells, which is such a weird and interesting place. There's quite a cool evening event on 4 June, which is a fake Victorian seance which I'm considering going to. Would anyone be interested? The blurb for it is here.

Finally, I think anyone who has some free time on Sunday should cough up a tenner and come along to hear me talking about the Craven Street Bones. Come on! It'll be fun! I am pretty good value for money when it comes to 18th century gore and guts.



*Most pre-industrial cultures have a really high rate of infant mortality. Either the Anglo-Saxons magically didn't, or they disposed of their infant dead differently, as they don't show up in most early Anglo-Saxon cemetaries.

** That's the technical term.
annwfyn: (studious - belle)
So, the other night I went to see the very lovely [profile] jholloway talking about Anglo-Saxon paganism at Treadwells. Now, once upon a time, in a land far far away, which we shall refer to as 'Oxford', I did an MPhil in European Archaeology, specialising in the Anglo-Saxon period. In my first year I wrote a 5000 word extended essay on the mystery of the missing infant burials of the period, and in my second year I wrote my thesis on the changing archaeological attitudes towards death and burial within the context of the conversion period.

And then I realized that I was soon going to go on a killing spree and destroy all in my path if I didn't leave Oxford soon, gave up on the phd, ran away to London to go to Camberwell, and the rest is history. And for ages, I kind of half forgot about the whole subject in a mildly pained way.

Anyway, fairly recently, [profile] jholloway said he was doing a talk at Treadwell's on Anglo-Saxon paganism, focusing on the conversion period. Which was the area I knew best. Sadly for me, and thankfully (I think) for him, I couldn't find my notes and so went along with nothing but my five year old memories of my MPhil.

And I had a wonderful time. Listening to James talk, I felt all the old love I had for that period come rushing back. I remembered how much I'd enjoyed speculating wildly in the silence of my own mind on the missing infant burials,* I remembered Tania Dickinson pushing bad photocopies across the room and squinting to try and see what she was talking about when she showed me pictures of these shield wotsits** and I remembered how much I just loved that whole period. It was marvellous, and James is a really good speaker.

In general, I'm also beginning to really enjoy just going to Treadwells, which is such a weird and interesting place. There's quite a cool evening event on 4 June, which is a fake Victorian seance which I'm considering going to. Would anyone be interested? The blurb for it is here.

Finally, I think anyone who has some free time on Sunday should cough up a tenner and come along to hear me talking about the Craven Street Bones. Come on! It'll be fun! I am pretty good value for money when it comes to 18th century gore and guts.



*Most pre-industrial cultures have a really high rate of infant mortality. Either the Anglo-Saxons magically didn't, or they disposed of their infant dead differently, as they don't show up in most early Anglo-Saxon cemetaries.

** That's the technical term.

Squeee!!!!

Jun. 30th, 2009 10:42 pm
annwfyn: (Mood - jovial hippo)
Monday 13th July 2009 I am going to see Wicked.

*does a happy dance*

Squeee!!!!

Jun. 30th, 2009 10:42 pm
annwfyn: (Mood - jovial hippo)
Monday 13th July 2009 I am going to see Wicked.

*does a happy dance*
annwfyn: (mood - sunny)
Just so folks know, [profile] typical_child is in town briefly. She's staying with Mike Gaiser and will be at the College Arms tonight before vanishing off to France, so this is a limited term offer only.

[profile] pierot will be heading down to see her, and I shall hopefully join him if Andy and I get out of the ice rink in time.

If anyone else would like to come along, that would be fantastic.
annwfyn: (mood - sunny)
Just so folks know, [profile] typical_child is in town briefly. She's staying with Mike Gaiser and will be at the College Arms tonight before vanishing off to France, so this is a limited term offer only.

[profile] pierot will be heading down to see her, and I shall hopefully join him if Andy and I get out of the ice rink in time.

If anyone else would like to come along, that would be fantastic.

Fire Study

Apr. 22nd, 2008 11:28 pm
annwfyn: (studious - reading books)
I am Vexed.

I am Vexed because a woman called Maria V Snyder has failed me. She's failed me badly.

Once upon a time, I bought a book called 'Poison Study'. It was a trashy low fantasy novel about a girl training to be a poison taster. It wasn't exactly high class literature, but it was quite a good read, with a very interesting back story, some morally ambiguous characters, and a lovely world.

Now, three books later, Snyder has done an Anne McCaffrey. That is to say, her lovely scruffy little heroine is apparently The One Hope For Mankind, has Special Magic Powers Known To None, and is Loved By All.

She doesn't have violet eyes, but apart from that, she's scoring rather alarmingly highly on the Mary Sue litmus test. The novel is also clunking along rather depressingly, and I'm increasingly finding myself getting more involved with the Nomad Clothing website than chapter 12.

Bah. And humbug.

In other news, I'm finding myself confused as to what my plans are for the rest of the week.

I think I'm going to see Winterset and Billy Bragg tomorrow night, then skating on Thursday, and then I hit a blank.

What am I missing? Who have I already promised to see?

Fire Study

Apr. 22nd, 2008 11:28 pm
annwfyn: (studious - reading books)
I am Vexed.

I am Vexed because a woman called Maria V Snyder has failed me. She's failed me badly.

Once upon a time, I bought a book called 'Poison Study'. It was a trashy low fantasy novel about a girl training to be a poison taster. It wasn't exactly high class literature, but it was quite a good read, with a very interesting back story, some morally ambiguous characters, and a lovely world.

Now, three books later, Snyder has done an Anne McCaffrey. That is to say, her lovely scruffy little heroine is apparently The One Hope For Mankind, has Special Magic Powers Known To None, and is Loved By All.

She doesn't have violet eyes, but apart from that, she's scoring rather alarmingly highly on the Mary Sue litmus test. The novel is also clunking along rather depressingly, and I'm increasingly finding myself getting more involved with the Nomad Clothing website than chapter 12.

Bah. And humbug.

In other news, I'm finding myself confused as to what my plans are for the rest of the week.

I think I'm going to see Winterset and Billy Bragg tomorrow night, then skating on Thursday, and then I hit a blank.

What am I missing? Who have I already promised to see?

Adventures!

Apr. 4th, 2008 01:38 pm
annwfyn: (Mood - unicorn)
I'm feeling quite positive.

I now have three adventures planned out for the future, and that always makes me feel positive about life.

My first adventure shall be on Tuesday, when I am skiving off work* and running away to Hay-on-Wye with [profile] pierot, [profile] unifex (if he is able to skive off work successfully as well), and [profile] ksirafai. We shall look at old bookshops, and wander around castles. It will be fun.

My second adventure shall be on April 23rd, when I shall go to the Barbican to hear Billy Bragg play (who I am marginally interested in) and to hear Rachel Unthank and Winterset perform (which is going to make me very very happy).

My third adventure is provisionally planned for August when I will be heading off to Seattle to go to [profile] blatherbits' wedding.

I like planning things. It makes me feel better about the world.


*Ahem. I mean nicely telling work today that I won't be able to come in on Tuesday, and reminding myself that I am a volunteer and am normally very reliable.

Adventures!

Apr. 4th, 2008 01:38 pm
annwfyn: (Mood - unicorn)
I'm feeling quite positive.

I now have three adventures planned out for the future, and that always makes me feel positive about life.

My first adventure shall be on Tuesday, when I am skiving off work* and running away to Hay-on-Wye with [profile] pierot, [profile] unifex (if he is able to skive off work successfully as well), and [profile] ksirafai. We shall look at old bookshops, and wander around castles. It will be fun.

My second adventure shall be on April 23rd, when I shall go to the Barbican to hear Billy Bragg play (who I am marginally interested in) and to hear Rachel Unthank and Winterset perform (which is going to make me very very happy).

My third adventure is provisionally planned for August when I will be heading off to Seattle to go to [profile] blatherbits' wedding.

I like planning things. It makes me feel better about the world.


*Ahem. I mean nicely telling work today that I won't be able to come in on Tuesday, and reminding myself that I am a volunteer and am normally very reliable.
annwfyn: (mood - dandelion thoughts)
1) The Times has a featurette on the inside of Indiana Jones' house. It's like Cribs for imaginary (but very cool) people.

2) I am considering going to the Imperial War Museum tomorrow. I know I've already tried to pitch this to [profile] skinny_cartman and [profile] ksirafai, but I'm wondering if anyone else is interested. You'll have to spend a lot of time in the Holocaust exhibition and listen to me wiffle a lot.

3) I have just been given a random extra week of holiday. Apparently my college was broken into over the Easter weekend and now needs to be shut down for a week while they 're-secure' it. This is making me think that either a lot of damage was done (apparently most of the IT equipment has gone) or they are secretly hiding government secrets in there which now need to be concealed yet again.

Either that or Camberwell realized that only the MA students were due back on Monday anyway, and decided we could all wait, and they could just tidy up the mess from the break in in their own time. I suspect the latter is the most likely, but the government secrets just sounds so much cooler.
annwfyn: (mood - dandelion thoughts)
1) The Times has a featurette on the inside of Indiana Jones' house. It's like Cribs for imaginary (but very cool) people.

2) I am considering going to the Imperial War Museum tomorrow. I know I've already tried to pitch this to [profile] skinny_cartman and [profile] ksirafai, but I'm wondering if anyone else is interested. You'll have to spend a lot of time in the Holocaust exhibition and listen to me wiffle a lot.

3) I have just been given a random extra week of holiday. Apparently my college was broken into over the Easter weekend and now needs to be shut down for a week while they 're-secure' it. This is making me think that either a lot of damage was done (apparently most of the IT equipment has gone) or they are secretly hiding government secrets in there which now need to be concealed yet again.

Either that or Camberwell realized that only the MA students were due back on Monday anyway, and decided we could all wait, and they could just tidy up the mess from the break in in their own time. I suspect the latter is the most likely, but the government secrets just sounds so much cooler.

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