Friendship - mars-mellow

Friending Policy

Hello, everyone!

I don't mind people friending me, but if you do friend me, leave a comment on this entry introducing yourself, who you are, and why you'd like to be my friend. It's disconcerting to have friend messages pop up and not know where you come from. And if I don't friend you back immediately, don't be offended. I like to take my time getting to know people. If you friend me without posting this entry, I won't friend you back. Too many of these leads to friends-only journals and while I understand the idea, I want to try and avoid that policy for the moment.
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Thoughtful - helensheep

LiveJournal is 22 today!

I remember going to see ROTS in the cinema and being completely baffled/outraged that Padmé died after giving birth when I distinctly remembered Leia stating she remembered her bio-mum in ROTJ. No, Lucas, a single glance between a newborn baby and her mum does NOT COUNT AS A MEMORY. >(

Domain LiveJournal.com was registered on April 15, 1999. The same year, the cult movie "The Matrix" was released, the 6 billionth inhabitant of the Earth was born in the city of Sarajevo, and Britney Spears' debut single Baby One More Time topped the world charts.
On April 15, 2021 LiveJournal turns 22 years old! LiveJournal celebrates its birthday and gives you a card with a bright event that happened the year you started your blog!

What happened in your life the year you started your blog?

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Spring - luna_ann

Pandemic Diary: Entry Nine

Spring! It's wonderful to see the blossom coming out on the trees. I am hoping to visit a local garden (probably Painswick) to see the daffodils as I didn't manage to see the snowdrops (I always say I will go and see them and then I fail to do it *sigh*).

Grace lost the barn conversion because her buyer pulled out but she has now found a semi-detached in another Somerset village and her offer has been accepted. Fingers crossed it all works out this time.

Work has been a bit busier but it's still not as busy as it was last year. I am using the extra time to catch up on my reading - my library reservations list has gone down significantly!

I saw my mum for her birthday on 12 February, which was conveniently close to the British Mother's Day this year. We had Thai takeaway on Saturday evening and then a takeaway Sunday roast from my parents' local pub so she didn't have to do any cooking on the Sunday. I have started ordering my own Sunday roast takeaway from the Black Horse in Cranham, but had to downgrade to the child's portion as the adult portion was just TOO BIG.

Both parents have had their first Covid jab (they went to Salisbury Cathedral). My sister's had her first jab, as well, since she's a nurse and works in a GP surgery. However, I am in the second to last group so I don't think I will get mine before the summer, happy to be proved wrong.
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SMHaruka - evansblue

Pandemic Diary: Entry Eight

I have finally replaced the heater in my front room. My flat is electricity only so I am restricted to night storage heaters and the one I had was over 10 years old, you couldn't programme the temperature, it was very basic. The one I have now is a smart heater that can be programmed via an app/online if I'm away (so if I am staying with my parents in our support bubble, basically) and I can adjust the temperature by degrees and put in a weekly programme for when I'm on different shifts.

I have been ordering takeaways from local restaurants in order to support my local independent businesses - principally Greek on the Docks and Bangkok Canteen. There is a new takeaway app launching tomorrow - Gloucester Eats - so I am looking forward to using that and hopefully discovering more local restaurants that way and supporting them.

Hopefully I will be able to get back to The Eastbury Plough this year to see Grace and Eileen. Grace has had an offer accepted on a barn conversion in Somerset (a bit further south of where she lives now but not too much). The Bristol office closed at the end of last year and since she has no reason to stay in Bristol, she wanted to move somewhere a bit more rural. Fingers crossed she can move this year. If she does, we can meet up in Bath halfway.
Bookworm - smercy

Books & Films 2020

A list of all the books I read in 2020. Bold means that it was a library book. NF means it was non-fiction.

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The films/plays I managed to watch in 2020. Bold means it was rented (via Netflix or from my cable provider), italics mean it was in the cinema and plain means it was on the TV.

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Christmas - ibroughtuflours

Christmas Cards 2020

If you'd like to receive a card from me, please comment below. All comments will be screened. All comments are screened. I will be sending out cards to anyone I'm currently in touch with, whether it's via LJ or Twitter or Tumblr.
SMMichiru - icera

Pandemic Diary: Entry Seven

I went back to the office today to start my new job. :) It's just me in the department but since I was working alone at home, that doesn't bother me. Training this week to get me up to speed, hopefully shouldn't take too long. I am very happy to be back in the office with a proper desk and a proper chair and excited to do something new after so long.
Thoughtful - helensheep

Pandemic Diary: Entry Six

I had an interview for another job today. I am already qualified for the position so fingers crossed I get it. I'll keep you updated.

Staying with my parents for the weekend, which is bliss. I'll also be trying to get up in time to watch the summer solstice streamed live from Stonehenge.
DWPensive Eleven - mars-mellow

Pandemic Diary: Entry Five

I was hoping to write this entry and announce that I had finally managed to get a new job in the department. It's the same job I applied for back in 2018 (see this entry). I really thought I had a chance this time but it seems like they've hired someone they let go last year. So what's the point of going for the job if they're just going to hire someone who's been out of the business for a year?

Meeting up with Grace on Friday (socially distanced) and then parents on Saturday (socially distanced). Very excited to see loved ones after over two months without seeing any of my friends/family.