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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 09:38 pm
For my son's tenth birthday outing to see The Force Awakens tomorrow. Took a lot of work, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! :-)

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More pics under the cut )
unfeathered: (Giles power)
Friday, June 5th, 2015 08:22 pm
Woah, long, long time since my last post. Long time since I even logged in as Unfeathered, to be honest. My transition out of fandom back into real life has finally become complete enough that now I'm even too busy in RL even to tag my RP threads, a lot of the time. How things have changed since I first started out on LJ, desperate for an escape from RL!

But, even though I sincerely doubt anyone's still reading my journal, I had to come on here and share that I've just shared Buffy with my son for the first time. Cut for length )

Anyway. I'm just so chuffed that, having shared the whole of Doctor Who (except Torchwood, obviously!) with him, I can now share my first fannish love with him too!
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 12:53 pm
OMG, I'm an auntie!!!! My sister-in-law went into labour 12 days early last night and this morning I have a nephew!!!! Sooooo excited!

(Now I need to finish the blanket and cardigan I've been knitting but got behind on due to a hurt shoulder, and also the meals I've been planning to cook for them!)
unfeathered: (Four stare)
Sunday, December 30th, 2012 02:37 pm
I was very nervous about this one because Jack is such a stickler for detail and I was anticipating a lot of criticism. But he was thrilled with it and complimented me particularly on the idea of using cut-in-half maltesers for Dalek bumps instead of chocolate buttons as most people seem to do.

He also says it's the best-tasting cake ever. He's a little sweetie! :-)

Picture under the cut as it's a bit big! )
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 09:15 am
Phew! I think I've finally just about caught up on sleep again! Not a brilliant night but at least I got to bed early (11pm), slept on the sofa so I didn't have to get up when Jack kept wanting to be changed (though I did wake up a bit), and I hadn't had a nap during the day so I did actually sleep. *sighs with relief*

We had a nice family afternoon out yesterday. It was supposed to be a day but we're terrible at getting out of the house so it was an afternoon. We went to our nearest (an hour away) stately home, Audley End - a very nice drive in the sunshine through pretty countryside and a very nice afternoon in the grounds. We didn't actually get into the house, or the 1880s 'servants preparing for their picnic' thing, because we didn't get into the tea room for lunch until after 2pm and then our order got lost so it was after 3 when we got out and then Jack needed a run so we went for a walk round the grounds and then watched the Punch and Judy show at the 'pretend seaside' bit (which also had lots of sand and buckets and spades and deckchairs and ice-creams and outdoor quoits, dominoes, chess etc.) and then realised it was after 4pm and last admissions to the house were at 4. Ah well. We had a good time and Jack loved playing in the sand and it was a very nice afternoon out.

Today is for staying at home and getting on with things, especially in the garden. Oh, and a quick trip to Tescos for groceries.

List )
unfeathered: (JB Oh yeah)
Thursday, November 27th, 2008 08:54 pm
I now have a copy of Music Music Music with "Anna, Happy B-Day! John Barrowman" on it. :-)

Cut for length )

Back on LJ... Thank you to everyone who's wished me happy birthday - it definitely has been one! - and thank you to [livejournal.com profile] stackcats for the virtual pressies! :-)

And I have birthday!fic from [livejournal.com profile] donutsweeper, a lovely little bit of Jack/Nine. Thank you! :-)

Oh. And happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating it!
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008 10:28 am
I've had a good night's sleep, the sun is shining, and I'm feeling good!

I also won't be around a hell of a lot today because Mum's got some friends coming over this afternoon who want to see us and Jack so we're going round for 'afternoon tea'. And then this evening Andy and I are going to the cinema to see Get Smart, mainly because Andy likes Anne Hathaway - I mean, I do too but not in the same way *g* - but also because it should be a good laugh. It starts at 6.50, though, (showing times are weird on Saturdays so they can get two relatively decent showings in the evening) so I should be home in time to be around for an hour or two before bedtime.

Anyway. Today's looking good. :-)

Oh, and bedtimes are definitely getting better. Thank you to everyone who finally pushed Andy and me into being a bit tougher with our little man! *g*
unfeathered: (Jack pink shirt)
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008 10:37 am
1. Had a really good day yesterday. Both Jack and I had had enough sleep for once, so we both a lot less stressed and a lot more relaxed and we had a really nice time together - and I finally stopped panicking about next week when Andy's away for ten days in Texas/Mexico.

2. Also been doing and reading some fabulous role-playing. Whoville has come alive again. And I've had some really interesting threads - Buffy/Romana (they really bonded), Jack/8 year-old Doctor (very interesting), Simm!Master/Delgado!Master (fascinating for both of them!), and now Spike/Ten.

3. Shame I'm back at work this afternoon and all day tomorrow and Friday. I've been really enjoying my RP! Still, I'm hoping to get on with Master Plan again, since I seem to actually have my brain back at last. :-)

4. At least I don't have to be at rehearsal till half an hour later than usual tonight, so I'll have a little bit more time for tagging before I go than I usually do.

5. Oh, also, yesterday Jack watched his first bit of Doctor Who. [livejournal.com profile] _medley_ had sent me a link to a bit of "Mind of Evil" on YouTube (because we're playing Master/Master) and Jack was fascinated. He won't ever let us watch any of our stuff on the telly while he's around, but if it's on the computer, he's fascinated. He sat through about 15 minutes of the thing - which is interseting, because we can now tell him his first Doctor was Jon Pertwee... *g*

6. Any typos in this post are due to the fact I'm typing it with Jack on my lap doing drawing...
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 09:14 pm
Cheerios up the nose notwithstanding, Jack has been amazing today. Yes, we're still having the odd battle of wills, and he's still deliberately spilling stuff on the floor, but he's also getting better at agreeing to clear it up again, and he's really good fun to have around.

He also went through the whole of today without a nappy on (except for nap-time) and made it through the whole day in one pair of pants and one pair of trousers without a single accident. I even took him out for an hour or so this afternoon without a nappy on, and he was fine!

And he only started potty training ten days ago! I am so proud of him!
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Sunday, June 1st, 2008 10:52 pm
Wow. I like Stephen Moffat. I am so looking forward to next year!

Cut for spoilers )


Real life stuff: We went to the fair today. It wasn't open when we went into town this morning, so we had an early dinner and then went back about 6.30. And Jack loved it. We've been looking forward to him being old enough for fairs ever since I got pregnant, because it's just such a wonderful part of childhood, and this year he's old enough. He went on a Bob the Builder truck ride, the chairoplanes, the teacups, the dodgems (with Andy) and a bigger ride with me - a round-and-round-and-up-and-down one, which I wouldn't never have let him go on if I'd realised how fast it was going to go, but he loved it! It was really, really good fun.
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Sunday, May 25th, 2008 07:39 pm
...is potty training.

He took it upon himself to start on Friday, round at Mum's. Then yesterday he wanted nappies on instead, but today he's been in proper pants all day and used the potty twice (plus one accident, but it's very early days yet).

The only problem is that at nap-time we put a nappy on him but as soon as he started to drift off and relax he woke up crying that he needed the potty because he'd got used to the idea of having to hold it in. We tried to reassure him that it was okay to go in his nappy - and did put him on the potty, but he didn't actually do anything - but he was crying and saying he wanted his potty for ages and in the end the only way to get to him to relax enough to sleep was for me to lie down cuddling him on the bed. So he went to sleep in my arms, for the first time in probably nearly two years, and it was soooo cute - and had his nap on our bed.

Anyway. We're just so proud of him, because he's really got the idea of it and just. Wow. He's growing up!
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Saturday, May 24th, 2008 10:15 am
...I got the part of Grandma in Fiddler on the Roof. It's really only a tiny part - just for the one song - but it's going to be huge fun. And, well, my first time playing a Grandma!

I also get to be chorus for the rest of it, so it's pretty much exactly what I wanted. First rehearsal on Wednesday, because Monday is a Bank Holiday.

Andy's off to the computer shop he helps out at in Clacton today, so it's just me and Jack, but we're going to pretty much laze around the house and garden, I think, so I'll be at my computer (or at least near it) most of the day.

Tomorrow it's going to rain but we might try and get to the funfair that's on in town this weekend. And Monday, my Nana's coming down to my brother's house (because she can't do stairs and he's the only with a downstairs loo) for her birthday party. She'll be 96, and there'll be me, Andy, Jack, Mum, Dad, my brother and his wife, their two big dogs, my cousin and her husband and two of her three sons, who are just a few years older than Jack so he should have a whale of a time! Shame it looks like it's going to rain, though. :-(
unfeathered: (kitten loved)
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 01:47 pm
Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last post - you guys are great!

And I am SO much better today. The sun is shining, it's HOT, and weirdly my hayfever seems a bit better. The sinusy side of it, anyway.

What we did this morning )

Also, I woke up this morning with two drabbles in my head due to having watched The Girl in the Fireplace last night and started thinking about how it might have gone just a little bit differently for my RP AU Jack and Doctor (where the Doctor dropped Rose off on Earth after The Christmas Invasion and went and picked Jack up instead).

So, anyway, Jack's down for his nap and I'm about to sit and finish off those drabbles and immerse myself in RP for the rest of the day. So if any of my RP-playing friends would like to actually play with me, please do come and take one of my open threads (Lucy and Ten are still sitting there feeling unwanted!) or let me know if you'd like to play with anyone else! :-)
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Monday, April 28th, 2008 03:00 pm
My little Jack's amazing. He actually got a verbal joke this morning. He'd spilt milk over his fabric book and said, "Oh no! Book wet! Put it in washing machine!"

To which I replied, somewhat sarcastically, "Jack, I think I need to tell you something: you put it in the washing machine and it's just going to get even more wet!"

And he giggled! He totally got the joke. I just couldn't believe it!

Also, later this morning, we went to the little playground behind our local shops for the first time in several weeks. The last time we were there, some boys had got their football stuck in one of the trees. And this morning Jack pointed to the tree and said, "Boys got football down tree." What a memory!

In other news, I watched DW last night, and loved every minute of it. It was funny, really funny, even there were a few rather cliched bits, but I'm willing to forgive them since it really was classic DW and I loved it.
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Saturday, April 26th, 2008 11:17 am
Jack was 2 1/3 yesterday so I weighed and measured him.

Cut for length )
In other news, he can now put the washing on by himself. Yesterday morning, I observed that his fabric book that he cuddles in bed was looking dirty and needed a wash. Well, he wandered off downstairs while I was getting dressed, as he usually does, and I came downstairs to find he'd put his book in the washing machine, turned it to the right setting (the one I use pretty much all the time) and turned it on.

(Of course, I then had to turn it off and drain it and put the rest of the washing in too to avoid wasting an entire load's worth of energy and water, but it was still pretty damn impressive!)
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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 08:39 am
Happy Easter everyone!

Well, the wind has dropped - and it's SNOWING! Not much, not enough to settle on the roads, but there's a thin layer on the plants and cars and it's very pretty!

Now I'm going back to bed with my family, tea and Easter eggs. :-)
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 07:18 pm
According to Jack, jaffa cakes are 'daffodil cakes'. How cute is that? :-)
unfeathered: (Pocoyo giggle)
Monday, March 17th, 2008 01:56 pm
I have had a really nice morning.

Cut for length )

Oh, and I got my second draft of Master Plan off to beta before I went out, so progress is being made, even if rather slowly. :-)