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tl;dr: Two of my loveliest friends got married and there was a lot of feasting.


[livejournal.com profile] luckykaa drove up and met me after work in Derby. Still on temporary secondment there. I don't mind the commute too much (it's a lot less of a pain in the arse than when I was travelling to Leeds every day) as it gives me a chance to do more reading (two more Gaunt's Ghost novels and then I'm fully up to date!) but...the office is on an industrial estate in the arse end of nowhere. So my bank account has taken quite a battering the past couple of weeks. Hoping I'll be back in Sheffield soon. But my job continues to be pretty good, my team are all lovely and it still feels nice to be doing something that isn't temp work.

Drove home and I cooked gammon in honey and mustard sauce. Tweaked the recipe slightly and was very happy with how it came out. We watched 'Enchanted' which I haven't seen in years. Considering how few Disney Princess films Neil has seen, I think some of the humour may have been lost on him. But I still love that film.


Kat and Frodo's wedding! Despite getting a bit confused and ending up at the reception venue when we should have been at the ceremony venue, we still got there in time (and were the first two to arrive) - felt a bit nervous about being there as I've not been to a wedding ceremony since Ant and I split up. So was very grateful to have Neil there holding my hand in case of spontaneous feels. As it happened, there were none. The ceremony was lovely. Kat looked gorgeous, the poems were all very moving and they both seemed so genuinely happy to be married to each other. Welling up may have occurred. Took a pause after photos at the ceremony to sit in a little green in Harrogate and enjoyed a drink together before heading off to the reception.

There was a bouncy castle. Bouncing happened.

There was delicious hog roast. Feasting happened.

The people we were sat with were all awesome. Got to geek out. Put forward a pretty convincing argument about 4th ed D&D. Made me realise how much I miss playing D&D.

Drove down to Leicester. Got rained on. Got hailed on.

Watched The Karate Kid (the original) which I'd never seen before. So. Much. 80s! But Hercules and a few episodes of Family Guy now make a lot more sense to me.


Got shown how to make an omelette. Mine always end up burnt on the outside and undercooked on the inside. Turns out bacon and goat's cheese are awesome omelette fillings. Must make another attempt at one.

Went to Ikea. Ikea was ridiculously busy. Was very lucky to escape with Neil without us beating each other to death with flat packed furniture. That would have ended the weekend on a bit of a downer.

Unwound from that experience with deep fried camenbert in front of Beauty and the Beast (part of my five film course on educating Neil on Disney films). Still my favourite Disney film. Next I'm showing him The Little Mermaid :)

Read some more of Blood Pact on my way home. Once I'm caught up with Gaunt's Ghosts, I'm starting on Discworld (again) and then at some point I should probably make a start on the Horus Heresy. But apparently there are some pretty hefty feels involved :(

Date: 2015-08-24 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xanthipe
I still have a dream of one day learning the dance from Beauty and the Beast and dancing it...

While not strictly Disney, is Anastasia on the list?

Date: 2015-08-24 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flickums.livejournal.com
Anastasia is not on the Disney list.

But it may end up as part of the 'non-Disney and non-Ghibli animated films' list.

Along with Flight of Dragons. Obviously.

And The Secret of NIMH. Again, obviously.

An American Tail and The Land Before Time will probably not be on the list on the grounds that I cannot sit through them without crying like a little girl.

Date: 2015-08-25 11:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xanthipe
I very much approve of your lists ^_^ Corpse Bride?

(There is absolutely nothing wrong with blubbing during films that deserve it. It's been scientifically proven to improve one's wellbeing.)

Date: 2015-08-25 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flickums.livejournal.com
Corpse Bride would probably be on there, though I do have some problems with that film.

Watership Down should probably be on there too.

I'm not sure An American Tail really warrants blubbing since it does have a happy ending.

The Land Before Time, however...oh dear gods...


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