crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
It was eight years ago today that we brought Tilly home from the rescue centre, so I made biscuit bones to celebrate! =D

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Sep. 7th, 2015 09:43 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
It's my birthday and I'm old! And possibly the slightest bit tipsy. We had champagne out on the patio earlier, and I'm currently drinking red wine cos we've just had dinner and yeah... slightly tipsy.

We went to Alresford today, which wasn't as interesting as I'd hoped it would be. But more interesting is the fact that this was the first year in a long time that I wasn't aware of the exact moment I turned a year older. Usually I'm watching the clock and am ready to mark the minute it happens, but today I just suddenly looked at the time and realised it had passed and I was officially 32. I wonder if that means anything.

I got a lot of lovely presents, including Doctor Who Cluedo and University of Kent Monopoly (I didn't even realise that latter one was a thing that existed until I opened it!) Mum has so far beaten me twice at DW Cluedo, which I find rather unacceptable on my birthday, but I am currently winning our game of University of Kent Monopoly. I am rather put out that she owns Keynes College though. That was MY college. I'm a Keynes alumna. I should own it, dammit!

I'm feeling quite sleepy and drunk and should probably go to bed soon. I might watch a River/Doctor episode of Doctor Who first though, to end the day on a high note.
crystalcazzie: (DW Amy/Rory)
I just looked down and there was a wasp chilling in the handle of my scissors. Definite Do Not Want! I took him outside and eventually was able to shake him off but it took a while. The little dude did not want to leave. I wonder if he was hoping to do some arts and crafts and I have cruelly deprived him of his vocation.

It was drizzling outside, which was actually quite pleasant after the heat this morning. Although, having said that, it was really the humidity that did me in. The cash office felt like an actual sauna. And I couldn't even have the small relief of the little tabletop fan because certain people have stolen it for their own use! I should just steal it back. It was mine to begin with after all. (Well, the cash office's, but that's pretty much the same thing.)

Still, could be worse. On Friday I was helping to push three 800kg pallets up a hill. At least the weather wasn't too bad then. I think I would have actually died!

In other news, I had a good weekend. It was Rob's birthday on Thursday and Mum's on Saturday so Rob came round on Sat for a joint celebration. I gave Mum the Corkers board game, which we have now played twice and she won both times. I suppose it's only fair since it was her day. And it turns out that I don't know as much about wine as I thought I did.

Pre-packing for Ireland is going well. I have my lists and a vague idea of where everything is that I'm going to need to take with me. Can't quite believe it's only four days away!
crystalcazzie: (Purple Flowers)
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It was six years ago today that we brought her home from the rescue centre, and to celebrate I have made her a doggy birthday cake. That second picture shows her reaching out to pull it towards us as I was trying to take photos so I think it was a success!

Tilly got the first slice, of course, and seemed very happy with it. I tried a bit myself and it was actually not too bad!
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
I know that I've almost completely abandoned Livejournal, but I had to come back today because I simply could not let a birthday pass without sharing my usual epic poem of unbridled brilliance:

So that’s the end of twenty nine
I’m going to need a lot of wine
I still say that there is no way
I turned thirty years old today


Because seriously, oh my god, how can I be thirty? I can't be thirty! There's just no way. Thirty year olds are responsible adults and proper grown ups and I am none of these things. I don't understand. Who said I could be thirty? It must be a clerical error. Someone fix this quickly!
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
Tilly Birthday '13

Four years ago today we picked her up from the rescue centre, where they warned us that she was extremely nervous around new people and they’d have to help us get her into the car because she wouldn’t go by herself. And then when we got there she immediately ran over to me like she’d just been waiting for me to arrive and practically glued herself to my side as everything was sorted out before happily jumping up into the car with me to go home.

Happy 2013!

Jan. 5th, 2013 06:54 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
Happy belated New Year, everyone! I know I'm a bit late with my annual memes. I blame a combination of LJ being down and me being distracted with other things, ooh, shiny...

Anyway:

Meme One:

The Questions )

Meme Two:

The Sentences )
crystalcazzie: (Default)
Hello Livejournal!

I know I have been horribly neglectful of you recently and I apologise for that. I've been spending most of my time on Tumblr lately. I'm sorry, but the Doctor Who gifs have drawn me in and refuse to let me go. Also all the pictures of Alex Kingston's boobs. Not that I'm shallow or anything.

I'm totally shallow.

But anyway. Today is my birthday, and of course I could not allow it to pass by without regaling you with my now infamous epic poem of birthday brilliance:

Alas, tis not to be my fate
To remain the age of twenty-eight
I must submit to the march of time
Now that I am twenty-nine

Just one more year left of being in my twenties. I feel like I should be curled into a ball sobbing about my lost youth or something.

That'll probably happen later. I've had too much champagne to care at the moment.

Thank You!

Sep. 17th, 2011 07:50 pm
crystalcazzie: (Minerva Drunk)
I has a giant wine glass!

Now I can be good and only have one glass of wine a night!

Thank you for thinking of me and my health. I truly appreciate it. =D
crystalcazzie: (Simpsons Pope Marriage)
Hey everyone, thank you for the birthday wishes! I'm sorry for taking so failtastically long to reply to them, but I did read them on the day and I greatly appreciate them all! =D

I feel like making a bullet point entry, so here we go:

* Last weekend I continued my birthday celebrations by going to London. Saturday saw a visit to the Tower of London during the day and the imbibing of many cocktails during the evening. Very good way to spend a day.

* I caught up with Saturday's episode of Doctor Who yesterday. It was sad. But I don't understand why the handbots refused to believe Amy was an alien. The people of the planet obviously knew that aliens existed and that space travel happened. That bugged me.

* Rizzoli & Isles started in the UK a couple of days ago. But because I'm feeling far too impatient to wait a week between each episode I've bought the region one DVDs. I want to see the gay Bones dammit!

* I have Monkey Island on PS3. I haven't played it yet but I'm looking forward to some awesome nostalgia.

* My wireless connection is currently being an irritating little shit and keeps coming and going every few minutes. It's exceedingly annoying. (This is part of the reason why I haven't been on LJ much this past week. And why it took me about half an hour to reply to four comments!)

* I still haven't had my Pottermore welcome email. This early entry thing is starting to look pretty pointless. :(

XXVIII

Sep. 7th, 2011 06:59 pm
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
Birthday time! I am now the grand old age of 28. It seems nice so far, I think I may keep it for the full year.

Presents include the Lego Millennium Falcon, Monopoly, Mateus Rose & Ferrero Rocher, Tangled 3D, Absinthe, the Avenue Q book and a really rather awesome cocktail set.

Mum and I went to Winchester for the day. I'm sure I've been there before but it was a long time ago and I didn't remember it at all, so it was like I was seeing it all for the first time. It's a lovely city, very much like Canterbury in many ways (although Winchester's Westgate isn't nearly as impressive for not having double decker buses going through it!) We went to see the Round Table and the Cathedral and Jane Austen's grave. I had a lovely time.

The plan for this evening is to order pizza and I may or may not try out my new cocktail set (depends on if I want to risk ruining the champagne by adding stuff to it!)

So far, today has been a very good birthday.

But, of course, no birthday would be complete without my epic poem of epic brilliance moving you all to tears, so, without further ado, here it is:

Twenty seven was hard to rhyme,
But it's not so bad this time.
And now that I am twenty eight,
I'm gonna make it really great.

You're welcome.
crystalcazzie: (Merlin - Gwen Crown)
Wow, it's really pouring it down outside. The sky is grey and everything has a dark, autumnal feel. I love it.

I meant to make a Yay September post on Thursday but I had a crappy day at work and didn't feel in the mood. But now the rain is making me happy, so here we go.

September is awesome. It contains both my birthday and the first day of autumn, which is my absolute favourite season, and even though the majority of September is still technically summer it feels very autumnal. The evenings are drawing in, the leaves start turning, the temperature drops and the coats come out. Brilliant.

It's the time for board games and baking and staying inside while the rain beats down outside the window.

And, of course, the new television season starts, bringing so many wonderful things to watch on those dark, cosy evenings.

In conclusion, Yay for September!

=D

True Brit

Apr. 21st, 2011 07:51 pm
crystalcazzie: (Minerva Drunk)
Today is the Queen's 85th birthday. I have chosen to celebrate this day with a large glass of gin. That's just how much of a loyal royalist I am. *Hums God Save the Queen*

Also, Woo Hoo! Four day weekend! =D

2010 Memes

Jan. 1st, 2011 10:05 pm
crystalcazzie: (Xena/Gabrielle)
Hey, everyone! Time for my New Year's memes. My answers this year are more upbeat than I can ever remember them being previously, which has to be a good thing!

Meme One: The Questions )

Meme Two: The Sentences )
crystalcazzie: (Tara/Willow)
Today I have managed the great achievement of surviving for 27 years. Yay me!

I received lots of lovely presents, including a giant Marmite money jar. It says it holds £200 in 5p pieces so I have decided to try and test this claim. I fear it may take me quite a long time though. I also got a Knit Your Own Ninja kit and have discovered that I am very bad at knitting. But I do dispute their claim that this is a beginners level kit; it clearly requires some actual knowledge of knitting before you start, and I am woefully lacking in that.

Finally, as long time readers of my journal will know, my birthday is the time for me to regale you with a poem of such epic brilliance it will make you weep tears of joy and cause all other poetry to be ruined for you for ever more.

Brace yourselves, here it comes...

To twenty six I bid farewell,
But I have no time to dwell.
Twenty seven's here instead,
And now I think I'm off to bed.

See, this is what happens when you get to be as old as I am. You spend your day knitting then go to bed at ten o'clock. All I need now is a cup of warm cocoa and a pair of fluffy socks and I'm set.
crystalcazzie: (L&C Crazy Lex)
I had a good weekend:

Saturday - Eclipse. Not as bad as I was expecting but still highly amusing in places. Is it just me or was that one hideous engagement ring Edward gave her?

Sunday - Mum's birthday. We celebrated with board games. Robert won Star Trek Scene It, I won Perplex City, the Cylons won Battlestar Galactica (and since I was the Cylon I can say that I won that too), and Dad won Trivial Pursuit. Mum was quite put out that she didn't get to win anything on her birthday though!

Monday - Mum, Rob and I went to London. We went on the London Eye and timed our trip very well. When we arrived there wasn't too much of a queue for either buying tickets or boarding so we got on pretty quickly, but when we left we saw the boarding queue now stretched far, far, far back! So much so that if we'd arrived at that point it would have been very tempting to leave it for another day. Also, the wheel stopped in one place for about thirteen minutes for unknown reasons while we were on it and we happened to spend those thirteen minutes right at the very top!

I also got to play tour guide and take people to Covent Garden and Leicester Square and Hamleys and the Ferrari store. It was a lovely sunny day and we were quite worn out by the end of it!

Tuesday

Sep. 8th, 2009 07:11 pm
crystalcazzie: (Tara/Willow)
Alas, 'tis no longer my birthday. The celebrations have come to an end and I am now just a normal 26 year old with nothing special going on.

Ysterday was good, even though I did have a dentist appointment in the morning. Not the best way to start your birthday.

My family and I went to the pub at lunchtime. The weather wasn't great, which was a shame. Especially since it was warm and sunny today and would have been very nice pub weather. Apparently this is my fault for not being born on the 8th. :p

Later on we got Indian food for dinner. Robert and I went to collect it and I was wearing a 'Birthday Girl' ribbon so the guys there gave me a dessert while we were waiting, which was very sweet of them. Then they gave one to Robert too, even though it wasn't his birthday! Shocking.

Yeah, I may be a little drunk again. I got a bottle of fizz as a present and we drank most of it yesterday but there was still a little left so I've just finished it off. I'm not sure I should feel as drunk as I do off of one glass but I guess that's what happens when you get old.
crystalcazzie: (Default)
Hello! Tis my birthday! I have had a great day and I would love to tell you all about it but I am le tired, so I shall leave the main post till tomorrow.

Of course I couldn't end the day without sharing my traditional birthday poem with you all, so here it is:

Another year of being alive
Means I'm no longer 25.
And now I find I'm in a fix
For what to rhyme with 26.

Personally I think it'll go down in history as one of the greatest literary works of all time, but I may be slightly drunk right now.
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
So, I have decided that this year I am having a three day birthday celebration. This is day two of the joyous event and so far it is going most excellently.

Yesterday contained the awesomeness of Avenue Q, which is still hilarious even on the third viewing, and dinner at Ed's. Personally I loved the high stools and music there. The food was very filling so I'm going to have to go back another time to try their desserts.

Afterwards we walked around London for a bit, which was lovely since it is very pretty at night. And there was ice cream. Ice cream is always good. As is Polish vodka, which was also involved in the fun.

I also discovered that Paul has a very nice house and a very nice housemate. I brought the sacred offering of Dave and therefore hope I will be welcome back in the future.

Today was less action-packed but still fun. It was like a taste of Canada - we had cinnabons for breakfast, waited for a train and I am currently drinking Molson. I also have lots of American sweets from CyberCandy but I am resisting eating them until after my dentist appointment tomorrow.

Tomorrow, of course, being the culmination of my birthday celebrations and the actual day I turn 26. At which point I will officially no longer be a young person according to National Rail. I presume this means I will be qualified to pass judgement on the youth of today. Excellent.
crystalcazzie: (Dicks)
Iiiiiiiit's FRIDAY. And iiiiiiiiit's RAINING.

Just like last week, I'm still TIRED. And I'm still WORKING TOMORROW. And I'm still DRINKING. It's RUM and COKE PEPSI this week.

I thought about making a post COMPLAINING about work and the IDIOTS I've encountered, but I really can't be BOTHERED. Except to say that THIS is a REALLY STUPID thing to say:

"Hello, I don't know if you can help me. My mum was in here the other day and she saw a glass table. Do you still have it?"

THAT WAS ALL SHE KNEW. SHE HAD NO MORE INFORMATION THAN THAT AND EXPECTED ME TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT. WHY PEOPLE, WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID?

MOVING ON...I also haven't FORGOTTEN about the MEME I'm supposed to be doing. I'm just VERY BAD at getting round to it and have had very LITTLE TIME this week.

Today is the BETWEEN BIRTHDAYS day. My BROTHER'S was yesterday and my MOTHER'S is tomorrow. To CELEBRATE these JOYOUS OCCASIONS we have CAKE. CAKE is GOOD.

And for DINNER tonight we have PIZZA. YAY.

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