There once was a beautiful and intellegent lady called Fracture (I'm sorry, I don't quite know how to do LJ user tags!) who demanded, with a point, that I update more frequentally, if ever. As not to let a lady down, here I am! If not incredibly late... forgive me.The Big Move
After three years of putting up with a crumbling flat and an incompotent fool for a landlord, the House of Metal (TM) shall disperse and move on. We have to be out December 10th and have had to use Hal's mother's new place in Chelsea temporarily before we find somewhere new. Big task. Two people's stuff being carted around London to be carted back out to Camden again at some point. I will miss the place and the people dearly but, to paint a picture of why we must leave I give you the mornings - showers in the mould, that might be causing breathing problems for the tenants, with chunks of ceiling falling down by candlelight as the light doesn't work absolutely freezing because the double glazed windows only just installed, by the landlord and his cronies coming in unannounced and illegally, are terribly shoddy with gaps between the window and the wall. I am quite excited about finding a new place in Camden, but it is massive effort at just the wrong time (I've just had my birthday, Christmas is coming up and Hal is currently neck deep in album writing, planning recording, which should really take paramount and I hope that I can do anything to keep it that way)!Mrs Sinden
I am to be wed. Soon. We decided. We've been engaged for a while now, knowing that we would never be able to rush in to marriage because of financial reasons, timings in life and the fact that we would NEVER underhand a chance to have a massive, awesome party. But I cannot wait to share Hal's last name. And I can't wait to show to our worlds (even though they know it already) that we completely fill each other and all we are. So my focus has been solely on excited bride mode as of late with meetings with a dressmaker and champagne already purchased!Melissa
You now know an Uncle Hal and Aunty Beth! I don't have a photo to show you, but you'll have to believe that our close friends Alex and Caroline have given birth to one of the most beautiful daughters ever. She was 51cm long and will knock everyone dead as she grows up with some of the most caring and intellegent parents and a great pair of pouty lips. We're making sure to keep trips to them up and frequent as to not miss her growing! I've never seen Hal speechless untill he held her in his arms for the first time.The people that make it worth while
Looking around me and feeling hungry for the people that are there I realise how amazing my friends are. Of course I wouldn't fill my life with worthless people, but I just don't know what I've done to fall in to such great friendship groups and build up close bonds so quickly with like minded and wonderful people. Slushy, I know, but it amazes me sometimes. So this is a thankyou to them and lady luck!Blogroll
With my work blocking sites in a crazy and bizarre way, my relaxation at work must come in quite a restricted and creative way. If you suffer this also, here's some of what I surf:http://www.flickr.com/
- I know it's nothing new, but there are some amazing amateur photographers on here waiting to be discovered or lots of great groups of similiar interests and a creative eye.http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/
- One of my favourites for a quick laugh and a I-can't-believe-some-people-do-that moment!http://twwly.com
- Extremely inspirational life and views from a mother, farmer and heavily tattooed pretty lady. She has the cutest kids and I just love the way she writes!http://www.biorequiem.com
- One of my favourite ladies that I completely don't know and co-founder and great writer of Coilhouse, but I'm sure you all knew that already.
I would love to have more regular sites to check up on art so would really love your input. Hit me!Happy Thanksgiving
...to all our American chums! Hal currently works at an American University in the centre of town and we've been very kindly invited to Thanksgiving tonight - I've never celebrated it before! From what I know of the history, it doesn't seem like too much of a thing to celebrate, but I understand the importance of tradition. It does seem strange to do Christmas-type meal and feel a month before Christmas too, but I am very thankful for trying it all out tonight. What do you suggest we take for the hosts?
I really am sorry for the wordy blog, but hopefully this is a catch up blog and I can produce more fun, photo-inclusive updates from here on in. Plus, I can't collect photos from facebook or similar whilst at work, so you'll have to just use your imagination.
Oh! And a picture of Twwly's daughter - THE CUTE! IT BURNS!