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Into The Depths...

Hair today, gone tomoro...
I have a knife!!

Ok, so I was planning to dye my hair over the next few days, but I am torn....

I really like it blonde - the only issue with being blonde is the upkeep - roots are much more visible and need touching up more often.  So I had planned to go back to red (albiet a much much brighter red) with a blonde panel.... but should I keep the blonde and put in a poppy red panel?

I have to make the right decision, because it's really hard to come back from bright red - it would take forever to dye out if I wanted to go back to blonde and would go every shade of orange on the way.

Here are the choices:

  but with the addition of a red panel on the long side.



Red with blonde panel...
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I did watch that Star Trek movie what everyone are talking about....
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Yes, yes I did...
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the excitement is setting in
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I love Gareth so much !! I just can't express how much I love him, I never knew I could love someone this much and it makes me so happy.  But it does mean that my fear of zombies has increased.  Also fear of loss and impeding doom, because I wouldn't know what to do if I ever lost him.

If he ever left me I am sure I would be able to cope in time, etc, especially if there was some sort of deterioration or whatever.

But if he died, I wouldn't know how to carry on, and I would die inside myself.  *sigh*  I know it's morbid, but I can't help just feeling so scared of losing him. 


anyway... yeah, I'm starting to really look forward to the wedding now that most things are done out of the way.  I still have the seating plan to put together but that's pretty much it for the most part.  I'm getting excited about my dress and the day itself and the ceremony, and seeing my friends.  Everythng really.  Part of me wonders what the hell I am going to do with my time once it's over.  And I know I'll have the memories, but part of me doesn't want it to come too soon now that I am finally excited about it, I want to savour that feeling for a while...

Scarily I'm looking forward to being married.  Now that's something I never thought I would say!

Aaaaaaannnnnnd. Done!

I feel like hammered shit at the moment, but at least I was productive this morning before giving up and monging on the sofa. 

And what was I doing? 

It only took me about 2-3 hours to make 80 wedding favours, which I think you'l agree are a better quality than the ones we had paid for!

Have some pics!


Oh, and one more thing...
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Our bonbonerries have arrived... and are promptly being returned.

Below is the email exchange including pictures to illustrate the situation...

Me -


my mother has just arrived with the wedding favours that she ordered from your website for my wedding in five weeks time. We ordered from your site as we had decided to buy instead of making them and were very impressed with the picture on your website, pictured below.

I am completely disgusted with the favours I have received. Aside from the fact that none of them even remotely resemble this picture, at least half are in very bad condition and completely unusable. The picture on your website clearly shows a glossy black box, a nicely shaped feather with reasonably lengthed jewels and a bow. The favours that have arrived are in the "silk" matt DIY boxes, there are no bows and the jewels are instead a very long ivory balls. As mentioned, at least half of the feathers are, I can only describe as "hacked up", many with gluey strings and all of varying sizes. In my opinion not finished to a professional standard - as seen in the one on your website. I understand that things can often vary from the stock photos but these aren't even the same product as far as I'm concerned. Pictures below.


These are a sample of what at least half look like and I think you will agree that this is not quite what I was expecting and I am incredibly upset. My wedding is in five weeks and I do not have time to make my own. I now wish I had made my own as I am sure I could have done a better job for the same if not less money with products from my local Hobbycraft.

Please let me know what you intend to do about this.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Linsi Turner

Their response -

Hi Linsi,

Thank you for getting in touch, there has been an error on the part of one of our staff, who has omitted to attach the silver bow on to your favours, she has now been spoken to in severe terms, so I (Janet) do apologise for her carelessness. We can forward the bows for you to attach yourself and refund your original postal costs, or if you prefer, we can do this for you if you would care to return your goods. then of course you would have a full refund of your postal costs. However, if you want, you can have a full refund if you wish to send back the favours.

The black shiny boxes are no longer available from my suppliers, so I have had to substitute with the black silk box (please see my terms and conditions). The strands of pearls remain the same. They were not jewels. To get back to the bows, they usually hide the snipping of the feathers that come to me in all shapes and sizes. I am really sorry that you have been so upset and can't really say sorry enough. By the
way, our working week starts on Tuesday and end on Saturday, leaving us Sunday and Monday to recover that is why I am answering you now. Please get in touch and let me know what you prefer to do....kind regards.......Janet and David

Me -

Hi Janet,
Thank you for replying promptly once back in office hours.
I am going to accept your offer to return the batch for a full refund.  My reason being that, as I am sure you can see from the photos I attached, with or without the bow, the quality of these boxes does not resemble that in your online photo.  Aside from the bows, the quality is shody, with stringy glue stuck to many, and the feathers are absolutely horrific!  I am completey appauled that you find it accetable to use feathers that look like they have been hacked up, there is no possible way I can use these at my wedding. I suggest you use more accurate photography on your website to save others such disappointment in future. 
I will be returning them either sometime this week or at the weekend, when time allows, and will look elsewhere for alternatives.  Please let me know where you wish them to be sent.
Linsi Turner

So... now I have to send them back and find new ones.  Mum has already got hold of the filling at a reasonable price and has offered to help sort them out as it seems inevitable we will now have to make our own.  *sigh*

When will this wedding malarky get easier?

Doctor Who finale...
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Okay. OMG.

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2008 Mid year update....
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So, I periodically go through and lock various unlocked entries on my LJ, as I leave them unlocked for a variety of reasons that cease to be relevant.

As such though, it reminded me, for those of you who don't have LJ but tune in now and then (and usually because I'm too slack to send emails), you might have missed some of the life details. I know there are a lot of you that I do talk with online and thru email, and some things get missed because they aren't relevant and then I end up having to explain things that have been missed, lol. So instead from now on I will just point to the latest public update in my LJ so that my life is simpler...

So. Last proper life update was in January and so much seems to have happened since then...

First of all, I guess the biggest change is that we are moving back to Bristol. I have enjoyed Cardiff, and most especially the Bay, but it's not for me, there isn't a lot of work and especially not in my field. It's lovely on the surface but there isn't a lot under all that.

Gareth and I both ended up contracting and now those contracts have ended (as of last friday), so we will be moving quite soon (I am currently surrounded my the majority of my worldy goods packed up).

The upside of all of this moving fiasco is that it resulted in me applying for more jobs, and finally, actually getting one in my field. As of the end of the month I will be working for a small private museum in Bath, in a great artsy role - general admin through to exhibition organising and publicity/marketing etc. Which means I get to use my artsy skills, in the industry I am trained for. It seriously gets no better than that. I am very excited, and will no doubt update more when it's all underway. It's all a bit overwhelming and amazing, and it finally feels like years of hard work, both temping (which helped me gain many of the skills this job requires) and studying have paid off. As I said to a co worker the other day, it only took 10 years of study, 2 degrees, a lot of debt, 3 miserable years of temping... but I finally got there!!!

In wedding news, that's all coming along nicely. I'm a little stressed by the whole moving house and starting new job in the middle or organising a wedding! But it's going ok, we've started printing the invites and we both have our outfits. And we've chosen our rings, just need to order them. And we're hoping to shortly have a meal at the venue with both sets of parents so they can see what the place is like and have an input etc.

Other than the job, moving and the wedding, there hasn't been loads going on. I'm much better now, and recovering from my liver badness. It's left me with a little post viral fatigue syndrome, but that's mainly when I get my periods (TMI?) and is much easier to cope with if I'm being upbeat and happy. I do get a little tired and run down sometimes, but I'm getting there, and starting to feel a lot more like the old me again.

On the social front, I'm glad to be heading back to my friends and family across the river. And most especially that I will be working in Bath, where lalithiel lives so I get to see her a lot more often!!

On the egotistical front - I applied for Suicide Girls earlier this year. Some of you probably know that this was something I had wanted to do for a long time, well I finally submitted some pics, and I got accepted. But given a lot of things I have heard, and some experiences of friends of friends, etc, I'm gonna give it a miss. It's nice that I got through, and that's enough for me. The kudos of being an SG is not enough to outweigh some of the badness. So, yeah, go me for at least following that dream, and I can be happy that I did even though it came to nothing.

Not a lot more to say really. I'm going to be back in the Bristol area within the next couple of weeks and planning on getting back my social life, lol. Probably end up doing the pub quiz at the Hatchett if anyone is up for that. Yup. Life is good. Finally feel like luck is coming my way :)

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Not sure what to do now... Sort of feel like having a good cry... not sure why....

Think I will have a cry....


This is going around the flist...
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading, or were forced to read at school and hated. 

Pretty much all the ones I've italicized I have on my book shelf but haven't got to yet...

30 and a half books aint bad going I suppose... though most of them I read so long ago now I can hardly remember anything about them!