I am back from the wilds of a very snowy Scotland where I had the most stupendous time with my family and friends.
The best part (aside from watching my son open the remote-controlled scorpion he's been asking for all year) has to have been meeting up with the uber-wonderful moonlitdark
, who not only suggested knocking over an old lady who was wearing the hat I wanted (such heroism), but also helped me pick out earrings for treacle_tartlet
's very late Christmas present, gave me some good ideas for my hp_art_tales
fic, and forced me to drink two pints of Best after stuffing myself at the Elephant House. I cannot WAIT to get back for the Meet-Up!
And today I had another fabulous lunch with my fun French friend, sybillevance
and my family. We had a lovely stroll around the colleges and saw some beautiful buildings. I've lived here for over a year and still never get up to the colleges, so it's great to have a tour guide and a friend point out all of the stuff around me in such an historic setting.
How do I love my flist? Let me count the ways - thank you
so much to the following awesome people:
MAJOR FLAILING must go to treacle_tartlet
for what has to be one of the best things I've read this year, made all the more special as it was a gift for me! I'm talking about A Funny Thing Happened On The Train To School...
It was melt-you-into-the-floor hawt
and pressed all of my post-HBP buttons.
And keeping with my train theme (I have such a thing
for trainsmut), the lovely emzlovesharry
drew me a bit of Next Gen naughtiness
My second partner in crime, alovelycupoftea
surprised me with a cute and cuddly lion toy (where did she get that
idea from???), which my daughter has co-opted and I haven't seen in a week.cleo_jay
, everyone's favourite spouse, sent me a load of wonderful things including a gorgeous red and silver belly-button ring! Thank you, muchly, light-of-my-life! (She's mine, too, y'all!)
My favourite little boy's bestest godmother, and my oldest friend in any galaxy, ladyoneill
, sent a box of wonderfulness for my kids - hurray for SW toys!
Finally, thank you to me
for getting myself a present in the shape of this
gorgeous piece of H/Sc art you all know so well. It is, of course, Tackle
, by the ridiculously talented stellamoon
, and seen in several of the more high-brow places around LJ. But the original is now sitting right here on my desk!!! I've kept it mostly away from the puddles of drool which collect next to it on a regular basis.
If I've left anyone out, please feel free to shout at me. Royal Mail is still jealously holding on to a couple of things, I believe, and as soon as they arrive, I'll be squeeing all over you, I promise!