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5 Jan 2017 01:57 pm
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean anim good morning)
Yikes! Everyone seems to be going to DW!
I have an account there which I haven't updated in a couple of years, so I'm importing my LJ entries over there & I'm also trying to post this entry there & crosspost it to LJ. (Hope it works).
I'm staying with LJ (& hoping to do the x-posting thingy), but if you're migrating to DW & would like to stay in touch, please add me to your circle. I'm [personal profile] bluespirit.
I also have a mirror of my fic & art LJ - starshinedreams - at DW: [community profile] starshinedreams.
Let's keep in touch!
*hugs*

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bluespirit: (Buddy Xmas)
Sorry it's a little late, but a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone! ♥



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I'm home

8 Dec 2016 03:32 pm
bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
Just a quick update: I'm home at last!
I'm afraid that there were complications with my surgery, &, as a result, I was rather poorly, & I had to go back to theatre for an emergency, second surgery last Friday evening.
Fortunately, things are much improved & I was discharged on Monday evening. I'm very tired & can't do much, but I'm just so, so relieved to be at home with my two boys again! ♥
bluespirit: (SGA McShep h/c chibi)
I'm going into hospital on Saturday for my op.

details )

I'm a little nervous, but I'm mainly just glad that the waiting is over!  :)
bluespirit: (HP)
I've had the most fabulous, magical weekend!
On Saturday we went to see Fantastic Beasts - which was awesome! - & then on Sunday, we went to the HP Studio Tour for Hogwarts in the Snow!!
It was amazing - a day of fun, laughter, Nifflers, me definitely not buying any more cuddly creatures (peer pressure!), snowy gorgeousness, & getting to spend time with the best friends in the world! ♥

I don't have a pic of us all wearing our robes yet, but here are a couple of me proving that I definitely did not buy any kind of cuddly to go with my Fang & Hedwig! Nope, absolutely not!
Oh, how did Buckbeak get there? *g*

Finding a fantastic beast... )
bluespirit: (Sewing - pink)
I've made myself a bag that I can wear with my robes when we go to the Harry Potter studios on Sunday.
I used some leftover robe fabric - black for the outer & Hufflepuff yellow for the lining - & sewed a Hogwarts' emblem patch onto the front flap.  I then added my Order of the Phoenix braid & my little Hedwig to finish it off! *g*

Excuse the pic quality - I took it with my phone.

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Hogwarts here I come! \o/
bluespirit: (HP)
A while back, I made [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift a set of Hogwarts' robes as a Christmas present.
Well, during this year, I've also been making robes for other friends as their birthdays have come around, & on Sunday we're all going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour again - but this time, wearing our robes! \o/

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There are 8 sets of robes & we have all 4 houses represented:
Hufflepuff: Me
Gryffindor: [livejournal.com profile] lantean_drift, [livejournal.com profile] xanthe, KB, S
Slytherin: [livejournal.com profile] flyingnorth, [livejournal.com profile] battyoldflapper
Ravenclaw: [livejournal.com profile] carnelianred

They're fully-lined & I've made wand pockets inside so that we'll all have a place to keep our wands as we're walking around. *g*

It's going to be 'Hogwarts in the Snow' when we go - I can't wait! \o/
*Snoopy dances*
bluespirit: (Tea ~ always time)
Mmmm, coming home after walking with Bud on a wet, wintery day to a lovely cup of tea & a warm croissant. ♥
Happy, happy, happy!
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
We had a glorious day at Ynyslas beach last Saturday.
An autumn walk by the sea with my two boys is my absolute heaven. ♥
I'm so very, very lucky.

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bluespirit: (SGA McShep The Hug)
Thank you to everyone for your thoughts & kindness - you're all amazing & I feel so lucky to have you in my life.
You all make me so happy!
Thank you.
*HUGS*
bluespirit: (Hello!Teddy)
I've been diagnosed with thyroid cancer & it's also spread to the lymph nodes in the right side of my neck.
Although uncommon, it is treatable & hopefully survivable.

details )

Obviously, it's cancer & a nasty op, but I just feel so incredibly lucky that it's not something worse & that there is treatment.
xxx
bluespirit: (Buddy sleeping)
I'm at my sewing machine in the office, looking out onto our garden.  Bud is lying nearby, snoozing loudly.
My heart is bursting with happiness! ♥
bluespirit: (Buddy Sheriff Bud)
Last weekend, it was the annual Dogs' Party for the Lab rescue who brought us our beautiful Bud.  It's such a lovely, happy-making event with so many beautiful dogs who now have their forever homes.
Here's the boy taking part in the fancy dress. The theme was 'the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations' & so Bud went as 'Union Bud'!  He won 5th prize & had a lot of fun! \o/


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bluespirit: (Orli & Sidi ~ puppy love)
This is Sid. ♥

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He's our gardener's little dog, & he comes to our house once a week to help his dad out. *g* (Sid basically spends the afternoon chilling in the garden, chasing frogs around the pond & being adorable.)
Bud & Sid get on okay - they're not huge friends but they have a sniff & say hello & then both get on with their own very important business!
bluespirit: (Sewing - pink)
I'd seen some really cute fabric a while back that I loved but couldn't think of a project to use it for.
Fast forward a couple of months & I was looking at the fabric again in the online shop (okay, I'd been stalking it!) & I saw that they'd only got a few metres left! Noooo!  I knew that I had to buy it right then!  I have a monthly sewing mag called 'Sew' & it always comes with a free pattern & that month it was a really nice little summer dress.  So, I got the fabric & made myself a dress!

(Excuse the creases - I'd worn it before I remembered to take a pic!)

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and that wasn't the end of the story! )

Definitely happy-making!
bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
Even when he plods muddy paws through the house, my baby Bud still makes me happy! ♥


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bluespirit: (SGA Team love)
I had the best time at my annual writing weekend!
It was lovely to catch up with friends (some of whom I only see once a year) & to chat & laugh.  There was a *lot* of laughing!
bluespirit: (SGA John WRITE!)
I'm getting packed to go away for my annual writing weekend.
I've known this group of lovely ladies for years & years, & this is always a fun time.
I'm not an active writer anymore - I just about manage to write my requisite story for the weekend - but I still love discussing writing, characters, plot development, etc.  Plus, I just love spending time with friends!
So, this definitely a 'happy'! *g*

I hope everyone else has a lovely weekend, too!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (HP)
I had the most amazing time in London with [livejournal.com profile] xanthe last weekend.
Along with our lovely friend, [livejournal.com profile] flyingnorth, & Xanthe's folks, we went to see 'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child'!!!!
Oh my goodness - it was absolutely amazing. I won't spoil anything - #keepthesecrets - but it was a most creative, enthralling, gripping story which is such a wonderful addition to the HP canon. I really am beyond words - it was just so, so fantastic.

Not really a spoiler, but just in case... )

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Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] xanthe for being such an amazing friend & for organising everything! ♥

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