Tuesday, 31 May 2016

31st May 2016

Mia: Mia's done her own thing today. The only thing she wanted from me was food. Swings and roundabouts.
Life: today I met up with Hilary and, with my Meerkat Movies code, we went to see Alice Through The Looking Glass at the cinema. It was great visually but it didn't delight me as much as the first one. Afterwards, we went to Caffe Cream for ice cream and then a walk along the front in the sunshine. :) After that, we went our separate ways and I went and got myself a new toaster from Morrisons. It was only £12 so I'm hoping it'll be trustworthy and not just some cheap knock-off! For tea I had a sausage and egg sandwich as I wasn't all that hungry - hard life being a vegetarian! This evening I have watched the Channel 4 Comedy Gala. It was very good with a lot of the comedians surprising me with how funny they are. Not least Lee Nelson, who I always thought was a bit of a tosser! But he was very good in this and had me creasing over! :)
One Thing: it's always good to meet up with friends and today was no exception. I much enjoyed my few hours with Hilary. :)

Monday, 30 May 2016

30th May 2016

Mia: Mia was in an incredibly lovable mood this afternoon. Was just lapping up the stroking and sweet words! She normally gets bored of the attention after 5 minutes! But not today! :)
Life: I have finished off my self-portrait this evening. I'm really happy with it :) Otherwise, it's been a pretty lazy day watching crappy films and setting my toaster on fire! Typical Bank Holiday Monday really! Oh, and I also did a few bits on the Intrust website.
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is life with Mia. It might be getting beyond the point of repetition but she is the best thing in my life, no contest! And never fails to make each day special by her presence :)

Sunday, 29 May 2016

29th May 2016

Mia: played with Mia loads today. Her reflexes are getting better too so it might be any day now she catches me another 'present'! :k
Life: there was a marathon in Liverpool today which had a dramatic effect on the traffic! I reckon my bus must've been at least 35 mins late by the time it got to Liverpool! I was going into town for the monthly LGBT writing group. I read out two of my poems and they were both received far better than I expected. :) I had cheesy chippy chips omelette for tea. Yum! :) This evening I have watched back to back episodes of No Offence. It got me gripped so I couldn't stop watching! It's written by Paul Abbott who did Shameless. :) just before bed I did a bit more on my current canvas. I don't know how to proceed with it really, so I'm just dabbling until it comes together.
One Thing: playing with Mia has been the highlight of my day. She is my world and I love her to pieces! :)

Saturday, 28 May 2016

28th May 2016

Mia: Mia just gave me such a scare! I came out the computer room to find her spragged out at the top of the stairs and she didn't move as I moved nearer, so I thought for all the world she was dead! :(
Life: first thing this morning, I discovered a lump in my foot. My foot has been quite painful to walk on these last 2 days so I had a bit of a look at it and discovered the lump. So I will have to get that checked out on Tuesday if it's not gone by then. Later on, I walked into Liscard to get my glasses adjusted as one of the arms had come loose. I then caught the bus to Liverpool where I walked up to FACT to look at the exhibitions they have on now: The Simplicity of Truth didn't do much for me but Unfold by Ryoichi Kurukowa was very impressive! It's one of the few art exhibitions I was loathe to leave! However, my belly was rumbling so I went over to Tesco and then came back to experience it again. I then went to Liverpool central library out of curiosity and discovered the audio books are free! So I took our Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Milton's Paradise Lost. This evening I did some colouring whilst listening to Much Ado About Nothing... plus other stuff I can't remember.
One Thing: I'm choosing Unfold today. It's not for the faint of heart but it is most excellent! :)

Friday, 27 May 2016

27th May 2016

Mia: Mia had Whiskers milk for lunch and then mackerel for tea. As a result, I am her best friend today and got lovely hugs for it. :)
College: today was a pretty uneventful couple of hours at college. I had to see my tutor to pick up my poster for my show and then help my course tutor sort out a short description of my work for the show. Plus get some spray mount to stick my poster to some mount board for the show. The first floor where we're going to have the show looks terrific! They've done a load of vinyl graphics all over the walls and furniture and everything! The show's gonna look amazing! :) My course tutor also told me not to bother coming in until Wednesday. So I have even more days to find something to do!
Life: after college I went into town in search of a nice summer coat with a hood. As I'd found a hoodie I liked at Christmas at Quiggins, I wanted to look there but I wanted to check out Liverpool One in case I saw something I preferred. So I looked all around Liverpool One before giving up and going to Quiggins where it took me all of 2 minutes to find a gorgeous zip-up hoodie even better than the one I got at Christmas! :) This evening I watched Amazon and looked online for something to amuse myself with this weekend. The best I could come up with was 2 exhibitions at FACT.
One Thing: the best thing that happened today was my friends at college stopping me in my tracks when I was, as they put it, "worrying about things that might not happen". I hadn't really been aware that my anxiety had got the better of me again until then. So it was great to get 'shaken up' and also recommended CBT. I will look into it.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

26th May 2016

Mia: Mia seems to want to sleep on the sofa tonight. I've decided to let sleeping cats lie.
Life: this morning I went and did the food shop. I still haven't really got over how much cheaper it is being veggie! :) This afternoon I designed a poster I was asked to do and worked some more on my canvas. Otherwise, I have just watched more rubbish on Netflix and done some colouring. Pretty uneventful day really. It's also my mum's 76th birthday*
One Thing: I'm choosing not going doolally today. Being in this house alone has driven me nuts in the past. I think it's a sign of improvement that I can do that these days and not be driven to distraction.
*in 8 years time

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

25th May 2016

Mia: had a half an hour play with Mia this afternoon. It was fun! :) However, this evening she's been in a really bitey mood but, seeing as she dashed to the stairs (and not the kitchen) when I got up of the sofa, I think she maybe just wanted us to go to bed.
Life: I've had a really lazy day today and didn't even bother getting dressed until 3.30pm! That was to go to circle training where we watched some movies and ate some popcorn. The rest of the day has been spent watching music documentaries on Netflix and I now know as much about Twisted Sister and Tom Petty as I'm probably ever gonna wanna know!
One Thing: I'm choosing my play session with Mia. It was delightful and the highlight of my day! :)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

24th May 2016

Mia: As I type, Mia has crawled under the duvet with me. Her fur feels lovely against my feet :) Earlier, however, there was a commotion and I arrived just in time to see Mia dashing in through the catflap and a giant tabby the size of a dog wandering down the back of the yard! I've told Mia that she's best avoiding it and, if it tries to bully her again, she's to come and tell me and I'll go and sort it out!
College: I contacted my tutor first thing to see if I needed to come in. She said I wasn't required until Friday but then I discovered I had a DVD to return, so I drove in. As I got in the lift to the library, another tutor caught me and said there were feedback forms to fill in. So, after I'd returned my DVD, I went and did the feedback forms.
Life: once I'd got out of college, I drove to Preston to satisfy my curiosity. I hadn't missed anything in the last three years so it didn't take long! Once I got back home, I did myself some tea and have spent the evening watching Amazon.
One Thing: I'm choosing bumping into college friends today. I'm already missing them and I'm gonna miss them even more soon! :(

Monday, 23 May 2016

23rd May 2016

Mia: as I type, Mia is looking at my built-in wardrobe trying to work out how to get in it. Before that she was sat licking her pussy! She is in my bedroom because I've left the door open out of curiosity to see if she tries to share my pillow again or goes next door to have a bed to herself.
Life: my parents left at 8.30 this morning. They were up early because I'd left the bedside alarm on. Oops! I went into Liverpool for lunch (a sandwich from Tesco) but also wandered around the shops. I bumped into Jen. She had her arm in a sling! Apparently she'd fallen and broken her ribs and arm! This is only a matter of months after being seriously injured in a car crash! She really isn't having much luck at the moment! After lunch, I went to WHISC for my volunteering shift. Today I did some stuff on the Facebook page. Debs and Eleni happened to pop in whilst I was there - today has been one of surprise meetings! This evening, I came home and started a new canvas.
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is how lovely people have been to me on Facebook. It's lovely to know they have my back. :)
Update: Mia managed to jump up onto my bed UNDER the duvet! She then crawled her way up to the top and crawl out before wandering down to the bottom corner where she is now resting. :)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

22nd May 2016

Mia: Mia seems to be fond of my parents. Not really known her to be so fond of strangers. She normally does a runner.
Life: yesterday we had a lovely meal out in Liscard. Tonight we had another meal out in Liverpool - both were Turkish. 'Come to Merseyside and taste the traditional... Turkish cuisine'! Lol! This morning I made my way to Manchester cathedral to meet up with the Canon to discuss my forthcoming exhibition. I was impressed with the Canon. He seemed knowledgable about art and enthusiastic about having my work there. The cathedral is a lovely location to show my work too :) Afterwards, we had a quick wander around the shops - I didn't bother buying anything - and then cake and tea at Nexus Art Cafe. It was a very pleasant afternoon. :)
One Thing: meeting the Canon was lovely and really reassuring. I was much impressed and very hopeful for my exhibition. :)

Friday, 20 May 2016

20th May 2016

Mia: was surprised that Mia didn't do a runner when my parents arrived. She normally does a runner when strangers visit. She must obviously like them.
College: I was in college for all of half an hour today. In fact, it took longer to get to and from college than I was actually there for! However, it was deadline day, so everyone was working hard. So I kind of felt good to get out of under everyone's feet!
Life: I had a lazy afternoon and then my parents arrived just as I was about to collect the remains of my prescription. After that, I went into Liverpool to see Francesca Martinez (check her out on Google or YouTube). She was way better than I hoped! Really thought provoking and inspirational! But the venue was a rip-off! £5.20 for a bottle of cider! :( Afterwards, I didn't fancy the walk back into town, running a gauntlet of drunks. So I was glad of my bus pass to take me to Hanover Street and then the bus home. The bus home had a couple of blokes who were absolutely trollied! They must be absolute lightweights to be that drunk at only 22:35!
One Thing: I'm choosing seeing Francesca Martinez tonight. I'd love to see her again! :)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

19th May 2016

Mia: as its been a rainy day, Mia's spent the majority of it indoors. She's not daft though - given the choice of a blanket on the floor and a single bed all to herself, she naturally chooses the bed! :)
Life: this morning I caught the bus and went and got a few food bits for the weekend. This afternoon I went to collect my prescription but the silly sods hadn't even bothered to start it! Thus defeating the whole point of ordering it online four days early! Which I did because I knew they don't generally have decapeptyl in stock! And, naturally, because they hadn't started it they didn't have the decapeptyl in stock! So they kept me waiting half an hour for half a prescription! Just as well I wasn't desperate for the decapeptyl! But it's a total pain in the arse having to go back for a prescription they should've had ready and waiting for me! :( This evening I went and saw Stand Up And Spit - an evening of 'rant poetry'. It was a hit and miss affair - mostly miss. But I did enjoy a couple of the poets and it did make me feel a whole lot better about my own poetry! :)
One Thing: I'm choosing feeling good about my own poetry and being inspired by tonight's performance. It's another case of realising I do myself down too much - that instead of being run of the mill, I'm actually on a par with actual published and performing poets! :)

18th May 2016

Mia: Mia went to bed at about 9pm. Then at 1am she came and sat on my lap as if to say "it's 1am Claire. Get to bed". :)
College: I got to college at 9am, said hello to my tutor and then spent the rest of the day - bar lunch and handing my contextual studies stuff in - painting my easel black for the end of year show. People say it looks good, so I'm hoping they're not lying. :)
Life: this evening I went to circle training. It was good and also interesting to have a mixture of men and women there but, no offense, just once in my life I'd like there not to be a ripple of stifled surprise and stifled stares when I say I'm Trans. It doesn't happen when I say I have deformed legs and feet, so it definitely shouldn't happen when I say I'm Trans. It also bugs me when people say I'm brave. They tend to mean I'm brave for being Trans or brave for being open and honest or all three and that's just loaded with so much patronage, it gets to me! :( When I got home, I did some colouring. I didn't mean to stay up until 1am but I'm sure you know what it's like when you get stuck into something!
One Thing: I'm choosing being at college today. There was much laughter and I enjoyed the company. :)

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

17th May 2016

Mia: this morning, Mia and I had a quick half hour of play before I went to college. Then, this evening, we had a ten minute cuddle after I'd given her the remainder of the mackerel for tea. However, what really melted my heart was just watching her sleep. She looks like an absolute angel when she sleeps! :)
College: I got into college early because I was bored at home. I printed off my pictures of Berlin street art and stuck them in my contextual studies sketchbook. After lunch, I went to my graphics lesson and discussed promotional materials with my tutor and agreed business cards were the best thing. So I sorted then out online but couldn't order them as I didn't want to put my card details into college computers but then forgot when I got home, so it'll have to wait another day now. I also wrote up a short description of my project for the show.
Life: this evening I have watched The Lady In The Van. It's a DVD I picked up from college today. I'd been waiting for it to come on Netflix or Amazon for ages but it never has. So I was thrilled to see it at college... and even more so when they said I could have it for a week and that it was free! :)
One Thing: I don't wanna choose Mia yet again so the one thing I'm choosing today is being in college and being with creative minded folk and seeing all the amazing work everyone's creating. I shall miss it all hugely! :(

Monday, 16 May 2016

16th May 2016

Mia: just had a half hour play with Mia. It still brings me so much joy to see her galloping around and rolling on the floor. :) I also gave her mackerel for tea. As she'd been turning her nose up to sardines, I thought I'd try her on the mackerel instead as, if she didn't like it, at least I liked it and didn't need to waste it. She loved it though and gobbled it up - even if for some reason she preferred to eat it off the kitchen floor rather than the plate! There's just no understanding her sometimes! :D
Life: this afternoon I started volunteering at WHISC in Liverpool. It's only a couple of hours a week on Monday - nothing too taxing - but it helps to keep my hand in. I'm gonna help them out with their internet presence and promotional material - much the same as I did for CAW. It's work I enjoy so it should be good. I'm back working with Kirsteen from CAW too - she pretty much gave me the job, to be fair - so that's lovely too. :) This evening I picked up my duvets from the launderette and finished off my current canvas. I've also been dwelling on the big void that's going to take the place of college soon. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to face it one day - I can't keep running away from it. So it may as well be now as any other time. I don't think it'll be pleasant but I know, if I find my way out the other side, I'll emerge stronger for it and won't need to keep distracting myself from it.
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is my couple of hours at WHISC. I enjoyed it and the time zipped by! :)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

15th May 2016

Mia: had fun and games with Mia this morning. Unfortunately, I damaged one of my paintings doing so but I've patched it up as best I can.
Life: this morning I took my duvets to launderette for service wash. It cost me £46! I shan't be doing that again in a hurry! This afternoon I made chickpea tofu. I haven't tasted it yet but it was easy enough. If it tastes good, I shan't bother buying it at the shops no more! This evening I went to see Laura Mvula at O2 Liverpool. It was in the 'club' part of it and it was jammed solid! I was glad to get near the mixing desk and have the fence for support but I couldn't see an inch of the stage until the encore and half of them had disappeared (to get the train or something I presume). She played about half and half new and old material. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the new album! :) incidentally, it is dawning on me that there is soon going to be a huge void where college used to be. It is quite scary! :(
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is quality time with Mia. It is so worth the effort! She is a total darling and somewhat entertaining too! :)

14th May 2016

Mia: when I got in this evening, I apologised to Mia for spending so little time with her lately. I hope she understands the amount of time I spend with her isn't correlated to the amount I love her.
Life: this morning I caught the bus to Morrisons and did the weekly shop. This afternoon I did the laundry, switched energy company to First Utility and did my meter readings. This evening I went to Southport where I helped Jayne celebrate her birthday. We are at a Thai restaurant and the food was first class! But at £32 per person, it's the most expensive meal I can remember eating! Still, it was worth it.
One Thing: celebrating Jayne's birthday. She's my longest standing friend and she's a first class friend too! Hard to think when I first met her I thought she was a loony! :D

Friday, 13 May 2016

13th May 2016

Mia: The only thing Mia's been interested in today is food. She should know better than that by now!
College: So today was deadline day at college... Until she changed it to next week! I know why she did it but when you've cancelled plans to meet your deadline, it's a bit of a piss-take to find its suddenly moved! Anyway, I finished all my work and handed it in regardless. I just have to prepare my end of year show now.
Life: this evening I went into Liverpool for LightNight. Instead of like last year when we wandered around aimlessly and it doing my head in, this year I decamped at Central Library. The first thing I saw was a lecture on Shakespeare which made me want to go and read more of his stuff! The next thing was a presentation on LGBT and BAME history, and the third thing I saw at the library was a presentation on anime. Unfortunately, they'd arrived without a microphone so told those of us who couldn't hear to move forward. I did just that but still couldn't hear so walked out annoyed. So then I went across to St George's Hall for a play by Grin LGBTQI theatre company called I Kissed A Boy And I Liked It which was probably my favourite thing of the evening. :)
One Thing: I'm choosing LightNight tonight. It was yet another example of how fabulous Liverpool is. I really enjoyed it. :)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

12th May 2016

Mia: lovely to be greeted by Mia jumping over the fence to welcome me home this morning. I missed her terribly and clearly she missed me too. The neighbour who Id asked to look after her whilst I was away popped around this evening. She said Mia had been off her food - most unlike her! Poor darling! :( xx
Life: it was straight to bed this morning and then, when I woke up, I had a lazy breakfast until noon, when I had lunch. This afternoon I went to WHISC in Liverpool to meet up with Kirsteen and discuss the voluntary job I'm gonna start next week. Then I went and met Clare and we wandered over to The Bluecoat for a mutual writing class. After that, as I'd been well under budget in Berlin, I decided to extend my holiday by eating out at Bakchich where I had a veggie burger. I then stopped off at Morrisons on the way home to get some milk and cookies. The rest of the evening has been spent sorting out my holiday photos.
One Thing: lots of good stuff today: being glad to be alive, small victories, the weather - but I'm choosing being home with Mia. She is such a sweetheart and I love her dearly!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

8th May 2016

Mia: Mia was out enjoying the sunshine most of the day. However, she was at home when the neighbour who's looking after her came around to call and didn't appreciate it when the neighbour picked her up. Mia is too much of an independent spirit to be manhandled like that!
Life: had a lazy start to the day and didn't have breakfast until 9:30am. Had a nap in the afternoon. Enjoying socialising with Nikki and Patricia this evening. :)
College: spent most of the day cracking on with drawing sketchbook for college. I think I'm done but I guess I'll find out for sure next week.
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is socialising with Nikki and Patricia. I'm so lucky to have such quality friends in my life! :)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

7th May 2016

Mia: Mia was playing 'stunt kitty' just now. She tried to jump from pouffe to my lap but landed short and then there was a mad scramble to get on my lap and not fall. I helped her but she looked at me with complete disgust afterwards and jumped straight back on to the pouffe again! :(
Life: today I was back teaching again. This time at Big Love Sista. They seemed to really enjoy it and I did too. :) The work was amazing too! :) Then I came home for tea before heading back into Liverpool again for an evening of poetry. I'd heard of neither act before but the promise of "dub poetry" was enough to get me to part with £10. As it turned out "dub poetry" wasn't at all musical and was in fact poetry in the "Jamaican tongue". However, the support act - Hollie McNish - was excellent! So I bought her book and got it signed too! :)
One Thing: the one thing I'm choosing today is things going so well at BLS. :)

6th May 2016

Mia: some days I swear all Mia wants from me is food! The only times I've seen her today is when she's hungry! But if she can wait until after 7am in future, so much the better!
College: my tutor saw me first thing to tell me my drawing sketchbook wasn't up to scratch and needed more in it! So my plans for a relaxed weekend went up in smoke within ten minutes of being in college! :( I then worked on finishing my FMP sketchbook and came home at 3:30pm because I wanted to make a start on my drawing sketchbook and my inks are at home. So, when I got home, I sprayed up my sketchbook in preparation.
Life: I went to the cinema this evening to watch the latest Captain America film. It was very enjoyable and made me want to watch the first two again. After the cinema I packed my rucksack for Berlin.
One Thing: I'm choosing going to the cinema tonight. I was in two minds whether to go as I have so much to do but I'm glad I did. :)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

5th May 2016

Mia: poor Mia! Today didn't turn out quite like I planned! When I left home at 10am, I didn't intend to stay out for the next 10 hours! So I've seen very little of Mia today. :(
Life: so I went and voted this morning. As Labour were the only party that bothered to put leaflets through my door, I voted for them. Then I went to the v.e.t. to ask about the changes to the plan they're making. I will try the new treatment on Mia but if it brings her out in blisters again I will dump it double quick and cancel the plan! After that, I caught the bus to New Brighton to meet up with Helen. We got ice cream from Caffe Cream (I had peanut butter and jelly, and gingerbread - they were delicious! :) ) and had a wander along the prom. The weather was gorgeous and I very much enjoyed the company. :) After we said our goodbyes, I caught the bus home... except I dozed off and missed my stop! So decided to stick on it all the way to Liverpool as I started a writing course this evening. With a couple of hours to spare, I went to Wagamamas for tunch and then John Lewis for Euros and then the art shops in search of Liquid Pearls. I then was desperate for the toilet so dashed into Leaf and then felt I ought to at least buy myself a drink so ordered a fruit ice tea which was very brightly coloured and looked more like a cocktail! After that, I walked across town to the library for my writing course. It was a positive start but there was someone I took an instant dislike to, so we'll just have to see how patient I am.
One Thing: I'm choosing walking in the sunshine with Helen today. It was lovely weather with a lovely person. I most enjoyed it! :)

4th May 2016

Mia: Mia was enjoying the sunshine today so I didn't see much of her. She seemed in good spirits though :)
College: no palava with the bus today so I was able to get to college for 8am. I finished off my FMP at about 11:15am and then met up with Patricia and we went over to the church for our meeting about Berlin. It seems well planned so I feel quite relieved about that as I was worried it was getting rather last minute. I hope it'll be an unforgettable experience in the best possible way. :) Then we came back for our contextual studies lesson except that I have nothing to do and sat and twiddled my thumbs until my tutor objected. So then I went home.
Life: this evening I went to Liverpool for BLS circle. It was great to be back in circle. I've missed it so much! Looking forward to the next one already! :)
One Thing: I'm choosing getting my FMP done 10 days early today. I'm hoping for a relaxing week or so before the real work starts on the end of year exhibition!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

3rd May 2016

Mia: Mia seems to be drinking her milk again. She's turned her nose up at it for months - to the extent I'd stopped giving it her. But I tried again this week and, hey ho, she's decided she likes it again! I got cuddles for my effort. :)
Life: I phoned the vet this morning because they've changed my plan and I wanted some more info about what exactly I'm gonna get for my money. The receptionist was useless! Didn't know the first thing! So she put me on hold as she went to speak to the nurse and, you guessed it, cut me off in the process! I'll try again Thursday. This evening, as I wasn't feeling very hungry, I had strawberries and yogurt, cherry Danish, and jam filo parcels for tea - pure nutrition! I also finished off another canvas.
College: I had such palava with the bus to college this morning, I gave up waiting and drove in instead! When I got in, our tutor was awol so I went to the library to finish off my poster. After lunch, I went to my graphics lesson and my tutor decided my poster wasn't finished at all! So I spent the next 3 hours trying different things to improve it. I caught him just as he was about to go home to show him what I'd done and he suggested even more stuff to do with it! It's frustrating but it's better than twiddling my thumbs tomorrow and Friday!
One Thing: cuddles with Mia as usual. She just melts my heart! :)

Monday, 2 May 2016

2nd May 2016

Mia: Mia has had a day of being ignored. She's a very tolerant creature!
Life: at lunch time I went and did the food shop. Being veggie has certainly brought the price down! :) for tea I mad a Mediterranean veg, spinach and ricotta filo tray bake. The recipe was inspired by something similar my friend Jayne did for BLS a month or two back. It was very nice and I've saved the other three-quarters for my lunch this week. :) This evening I have been listening to Prince whilst doing some colouring. :)
College: this morning I designed a tag for contextual studies that I'm hoping will print on a vest. If it doesn't, I've probably ruined a perfectly good vest!
One Thing: I'm choosing the tray bake today. For something I made myself with no recipe, I'm well chuffed with it! :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

1st May 2016

Mia: another day of not seeing much of Mia. :( But we did have a brief cuddle just before tea time. It might've been emotional bribery but I appreciated it all the same. :)
Life: this morning I decided I would start going to the LGBT writing group. So, as the (optional) task for this month's meeting was to write 250 words on tension, I spent an hour doing that and then took it to the meeting. It was well received with people seemingly thinking I'd spent considerable care and attention over it! Lol! The rest of the meeting was very worthwhile and I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to next month's meeting already - the theme this time is Justice. I'm thinking of writing about a photoshoot. :) After the meeting, I had a quick walk around town in search of boots to replace the 2 pairs I've worn out this year but found nothing suitable. I also came across some market stalls outside BHS - similar to the Christmas markets (I've no idea whether it's a usual Sunday thing or just because it's a bank holiday weekend) - and one stall was selling some interesting jewelry. So I bought some earrings. :) I also made the mistake of looking at my bank balance at the cash machine. It was horrific! Thankfully my expenditure was in the hundreds last month and not the thousands but it was still horrific! :( This evening I have been listening to the new Beyoncé album whilst researching Berlin. The Beyoncé album was better than I expected but still not anything I'd rush out and buy (even if I was able to!). As for Berlin - shit, there's loads there! 2 and a half days isn't even really enough to give us a taster of it! :(
One Thing: I much enjoyed today's writing group meeting. Since I started at college, I haven't really focussed on my writing so much. I would like to change that this summer. :)