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Yes it's finally here. I managed to get around to my local book sellers and grab one of 6 copies left (they started the day with 240 and this was only lunchtime.) When I will get to read it I am not sure, as I have no less than 7 other books waiting for me (DWD will naturally skip the queue, the rest can bloody wait) and I am not sure my 9 month old grasped the importance of this event. I showed him the book, explained that Mammy will be a tad busy for the next while and please sleep through the night, and play quietly in the corner for the duration. He just laughed.


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A while back I posted a "pleasures shared" on the series of books by GRR Martin and also a major squeeeeee when I got to have coffee with the man himself :)

So I was looking forward to the HBO series but with a certain degree of trepidation. When you love something as much as I love Game of Thrones the idea of it being mangled by a tv series is fairly horrific. Himself was worse - he's worshipped Grr since boyhood and still hasn't recovered from the jealousy when I got to meet him.

But there was no need to worry; visually stunning, brilliantly realised and executed with verve, the series brings the world of Game of Thrones to life. Inevitably some characters don't look the way I imagined them. I thought Sansa would be different; Jaime more "prince charming" good looking; Stark more ascetic. But by episode two the actors had overcome these prejudices - Sean Bean's Stark is a northern lord to the bone, Sansa treads a fine line between vacuous and vulnerable brilliantly and Jaime is looking better every episode :)

Excellent from the get go were Tyrion, Arya, Bran, Daenerys  - just to mention a few. The story is brought to the small screen without sacrificing the heart of it. And above all it's such fun! There's so much about it that screams labour of love :)

Even if you're not familiar with the books watch it. Winter is Coming!

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Just waiting for A Game of Thrones to start on sky Atlantic - the interview with
GRR Martin grrm is excellent. Having had the privilege of meeting the man I have to say he's just a lovely person, everything you want your hero authors to be and so rarely find.
Can't wait for the series to start; fingers crossed it's half as good as the books :)

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Crikey Facebook has somewhat taken over from livejournal hasn;t it? I can;t remember the last tiem I updated. Of course that could have something to do with the 6 month old attached to my hip; I have had relatively little online time since last october.
Hope everyone is well, just spent a happy half hour reading friends journals and catching up. Lots going on here, Apar form baby stuff which I usually witter on about elsewhere, poetry is beginning to come back into my life after a hiatus of almost a year give or take. Some new poems in recent weeks on the blog and the PPP Publications is looking forward to publishing an collection, details to follow lol

AF is great as ever, enjoying the chat and the wise women (and men) thereof have been a great support to me in the last 6 months. Great to talk to people with real life experiences and a willingness to share and help. Interesting as well to explore how motherhood has affected my views on life in general and my connection to the world, life, the divine, magic etc

If I get a chance I may even get to update this journal with some of those thoughts but til then, catch up on FB or on the ppp, or af X


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When sleep eludes, softly creeps the night
Stillness in each corner of the house
Dark hanging gently over lights, edges
Blurred until the dawn arrives
And moments trickle by like stolen dreams.

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Having spent a lovely weekend in Wexford I finally got to take photos, for the first time really since the snow in January. I did take photos for a friend's baby's christening and my nephews confirmation (the benefits of having a pagan friend is that we'll do these jobs lol) but it was the first time I really enjoyed walking around and shooting in ages.

Photos!Collapse )
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well obviously you lot do :) but I'm not talking about me. I reckon about 10 people know who I am lol
BUT I had the pagan equivalent of this recently - the stating of misinformation which when corrected was met with outrage and "Don;t you know who I am!?"
It's nott he first time. and always seems to come from people who cannot grasp the thrust of an argument. Long before msot people give up or get confused they fall back on this....their "special position"
Of course it probably doesn't help that no, I don;t know who they are :) I rarely do. I don't read wikkan books, or new age tomes, I don;t belong to groups and moots and movements so the liklihood of actually having a bog who they are is fairly slim :)
And it doesn;t matter who you are - if you can't grasp something as simple as Witchcraft is not a religion and Paganism is not a lifestyle choice then oops, nope :) I don't know who you are!
How am I?:
amused amused
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I'm crocheting a baby blanket for a friend who is due in july, very sweet in soft yellow and cream (for a boy) striped, in a sort of basket stitch. It's looking well and my next project may be to use up some of my remnants in a similar kind of blanket. I also got some gorgeous soft fine multicoloured wool. It's very fine and a little hard to use but I really want to make a light scarf with it. Maybe a shawl. I'm making some bits for a charity fair at yule, for a friend, and also to send to friends at Yule (I hope they like them lol)
How am I?:
creative creative
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YUP for many reasons we are moving house - not far, just into a bigger house very close to our little house but it still involves packing and cleaning and moving and arhghghghghghghghghg :)
So - the little house is really too small, and we definitely need the bigger one; the bigger one is 4 bedroomed, with a large kitchen and huge sitting room (we can entertain again! more than 2 people can visit at the same time) and a neat garden area front and back. It will have little luxiries like a dishwasher (yay) and a decent cooker (double yay from Himself) and our new landlord seems like a dote (important as our last one was a stone dote as well) It came available unexpectedly so we had to decide and move asap.
Lots of pluses - just yikes, it's hard to pack and move! Not as bad as the last time but still.....

.I've managed to throw out loads of crap that last time round would have killed me to part with, so my pack rat syndrome is obviously improving :) Himself's brothers are coming up to help move - brilliant! and it's so close by that it won't be hard.So roll on bubble wrap and newspaper, and big cardboard boxes....
How am I?:
bouncy bouncy
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Discovered a new series of books - "Pyke mysteries" By Andrew Pepper - so far there are three in the series - The Last Days of Newgate, Captain Paine, and Kill-devil and Water. Highly enjoyable historical murder mysteries.

And Modern Family - the best comedy on TV at the moment. ADORE it. Love Gloria and Cameron and Mitchell and Jay in particular, but the entire cast is pitch perfect.

Cathy Davey - "Nameless" just an incredible new album, weirdly wonderful. I cannot recommend highly enough!

ALso:
Enjoying the new V series; now while it lacks the glorious hyperbole and overacting of the original, which frankly had us enthralled one long summer in the 80s, it's an enjoyable remake and one that is building the stroy arc more carefully than the original. Anyone cop that Anna is the geisha from Firefly? 

Also Stargate Universe - it's not BSG but as Sci-fi goes it's great fun.

Cougar town is growing on me, it's got into it's stride a little and the jokes are less obvious. Lighthearted fun.
 


How am I?:
creative creative
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