January 25th, 2009

Merlin - Merlin and Arthur ♥

The imminent move is imminent...

Sarah & I went to Bishop's Stortford again yesterday, where she signed various bits of paper at the letting agents. Allowing for references and stuff being sorted out, she'll be travelling over there again on February 5th to get the keys, and then over the weekend she's hiring a van and we're going to be lugging stuff from her mum's, and from the lock-up in Barking. We went over to the lock-up yesterday afternoon to start sorting stuff out. We're not taking everything, mainly some furniture (the bed, primarily), kitchen stuff and DVDs at the moment, but to make things easier we sorted through all the boxes and worked out which ones needed to go with us and which ones could be left behind.

We're hoping that in one of the boxes are some John Lewis vouchers which Sarah was given by her place of employ (I think it was a sort of thank-ee for working for 'em for ten years), with which she's hoping to buy a.) a flatscreen TV and b.) a butterfly table (I think that's what she called it) and some chairs, for the kitchen. We looked through a fair few boxes that we'd decided we weren't taking with us for those blessed vouchers and they didn't turn up, so I darned well hope they're in one of the remaining boxes!

Today, Sarah's been fixing her mum's computer, and Tim's gone out, leaving me home alone. Spent the morning slaving over a hot shredder (literally a hot shredder...I hope I've not damaged it through overuse). All the paperwork I sorted out last week has now been shredded, that needed to be. So that feels rather satisfying. There's still more to be sorted through, but I feel I've made a good start. Hopefully I can have sifted through all of my possessions and be ready to move in with Sarah by about August. It feels less impossible now!

Now watching Tutti Frutti, thinking it's high time I had dinner, and looking forward eagerly to Being Human.

Distracted by Sparkly

Interview meme.

Meme rules were:

1. Leave me a comment saying, 'interview me'.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4.Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Questions from sunlightdances

1. If you could travel with any of the Doctors, which would it be?
Oh, gosh. Dunno. Probably the tenth - not just 'cos he's my favourite, but also I suspect we'd have a lot in common and get on pretty well. And yes, I do mean the Doctor, rather than the actor who plays him.

2. Have you ever had a pet? Do you want one?
I used to have a couple of goldfish - Jack and Jill. I was ten at the time. I'm not sure if we ever actually checked whether they were one male and one female. As they swam around their little bowl quite contentedly with no signs of mini-Jacks or mini-Jills, it's possible they were both male or both female, or just not interested in each other. They died eventually and were replaced by Jack II and Jill II, who had a shorter lifespan than their predecesors.

I'd love to have a couple of cats, but Sarah is not so keen.

3. Do you know what you'll be wearing at the wedding?
Not specifically. It will be a suit of some description, fairly traditional. I might wear my old university tie.

4. When did you first get into fandom?
Fandom as in properly interacting with other fans, about 1993 when I started going to the Fitzroy Tavern (regular meeting place of Doctor Who fans in London, on the first Thursday of every month). That was also around the time I attended a couple of fan-run one-day Quantum Leap conventions. Although I'd been reading fanzines (and occasionally writing letters and having them published) since about 1986, and I'd been into Doctor Who since I was about 5. I don't know if I'd have described it as a fandom at the time.

5. How's driving going?
Really well! Now that I've sorted out the replacement licence, my instructor's talking hopefully about a theory test, to be followed swiftly (I hope) by the practical. I have high hopes of passing my test by the summer.