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The Sea of Stars

Water-stained pages, pebbles and traces of stardust


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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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I keep meaning to post about my birthday weekend (which was great) but grief has risen up and swamped me again. On top of everything else, my phone finally gave up the ghost so I have to get a new one. I will try and post a proper entry later this week.

In your heart is the island where memories wash on the shore.
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I can't believe it's already been nearly two weeks since I found out. It's nearly been a month since she actually died. I wish I could tell her that the Democrats are finally moving to impeach Fartface. I wish I could tell her that Parliament is back in business. I wish I could tell her about my friend's new springer spaniel puppy and how adorable he is.

Subject is from a poem that was written for Watermark by Enya, but the words didn't end up being used. I've always loved this piece of music, but I listened to it last night and burst into tears because it's so wistful. Then I looked it up and found the poem. It expresses a lot of what I've been feeling recently.

I'm spending my birthday on Saturday with friends and then Sunday with family to celebrate my nephew's birthday. Hopefully it will be a fun weekend.

But I don't want to go among mad people
Crazy - technographics
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Just a quick note to say that while the country may be currently circling the drain, I am still here. I haven't gone away. I'm still fighting. When you hear the news about Mr Piffle our fake Prime Minister, please remember that the public didn't vote for him and what he says doesn't represent the country. We are protesting and we are fighting this every step of the way. Your good thoughts/prayers/wishes are appreciated at this time.
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LJ 20th anniversary
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Books 2018
Bookworm - smercy
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Quick Update
TWDoctors - holo_daxy
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I meant to post about my job but I was sick over the weekend with a migraine, d&v. It's not very nice being sick when you live on your own but my sister came over in the evening with fruit, soup and loo rolls. Mum phoned me today to see how I was and my sister will be visiting again tomorrow evening.

Looking over my previous entries, I realised that I didn't announce the birth of my nephew, Elliot. He was born last year, two days before my birthday, by planned Caesarian section and is a very placid, happy baby when he's not teething. My parents say that Helen doesn't know how lucky she is. *snort*


Fight Against Brexit
London - sunlitdays
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Sorry for the radio silence. I have been reading and commenting, just haven't felt like there's much to put here in the LJ. I have been spending more time on Twitter because my first experience of a political protest in June at the first People's Vote March was so great that I immediately decided I was attending the next one and did my best to drum up support for the one that took place yesterday. This time, our Gloucestershire-wide group had three coaches instead of two. The group from Cheltenham had SIX and the group from Bath had EIGHT. This time, my mum came with me. Despite being a baby boomer, she had never attended any kind of rally or political march before (she said she was always working) but you're never too old to start. There were so many people that it took our group four hours to walk from where we started to Parliament Square and by the time our group actually reached the square, all the speeches were over and it was time to go home! But the speeches weren't the point, it was actually being there and showing how many people now want a People's Vote on Brexit with the option to remain. Mum and I found the video on YouTube of the speeches and watched them this morning.

You can look back at my entry for 24 June 2016 and see how devastated I felt after the result. For two years, I despaired of my country's future and the corrupt, incompetent government that was selling us out for money/political power. Well, after marching on 23 June 2018, I began to feel some hope again. I realised that I wasn't alone, there were many people who felt the same way. And after yesterday, I know that number has only grown. It is such an inspiring, heartening experience to march with people who ALL feel the same way you do and who want to do something rather than just moan/complain. We're a total mess, a global laughing stock, and most MPs are too scared to point this out. We will keep pushing for a vote on the final Brexit deal with an option to remain.

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I will be posting more about my job in the next entry.

February Update
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  • I still haven't seen Black Panther yet but hoping I can see it either this week or next.

  • We went to Foston's Ash for Mum's birthday - my beef was dry but the dessert was nice. Everyone else enjoyed their meals.

  • I've decided to swap my electricity provider from Ecotricity to Bulb. I really liked being a customer of a local green energy company but the costs kept going up and up. I realise some of that is due to our backwards, fossil-fuel loving government but I couldn't keep paying over £50 each month. With the new company, I'm paying almost half of that and it's still green energy. I don't have gas and I have an Economy 7 meter so that helps.

  • Went to The White Spoon in Cheltenham with my friend Claire from work. I had skate wing, green curried vegetables, lentils, sea kale & smoked bacon; Claire had shin of beef with root vegetables and miso broth. Not only was the food delicious, the atmosphere was really cosy and welcoming. We are hopefully going back there in September for our birthday meal.

  • I have been looking at places for sale. I have lived in this flat for 10 years and I feel like that's long enough.

  • Films I have seen this month: The Post and The Mercy.


Books & Films 2017
Working Girl - bellasinfonia
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