Noces de coton

Sep. 24th, 2017 11:10 am
castalie: (Stock - Little things)
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Writing this entry on a lovely Sunday morning. The whole weekend has been splendid which is perfect as it's Angélique and I noces de coton, ie our first anniversary ♥ A year already... wow. We're treating ourselves to a fancy and historical restaurant in Paris called Le Train Bleu: it opened in 1901 and was built for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, later on it was classified as Historic Monument (in 1972, the Internet tells me). We're pretty excited!

Otherwise, the week has been pretty busy with work and social outings. Oh, cool thing about work! I'll be heading to Germany mid-october for the first meeting of a European project which I'm involved in. The meeting is in Kiel, north of Germany (not that far from Denmark) and the next ones (over the course of three years so, you know, plenty of time for things to change) should be held in England, Holland and Denmark. I so approve of this ;)

Fandom wise... nothing much has changed since my last entry. Except, no I did finish Game of Thrones s7 (best season of the show as far as I'm concerned, I absolutely loved it) and I've just started The Good Place, as in I watched the pilot. Right now, I'm pretty obsessed with Lethal Weapon as season 2 premieres on Tuesday *__* It's going to be a bit tough having to wait a whole week between episodes. Last year, I came to the show rather late, meaning the whole season was at my disposal so I basically watched the whole thing in a matter of a few days but I suppose it'll make the experience more intense that way and well, longer lasting. Which is a good thing, actually.

To make a long story short, I'm just happy to have LW back real soon *clings to bosom*

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday too.

ETA: Omg! I'd totally forgotten that ST:Discovery premiered tonight! Please, let me enjoy that new series as much as I do ST:TOS, I'm so looking forward to getting into a new ST storyline. (Although, I'm still enjoying Star Trek Continues and will continue (ha!) to do so, no matter what)

Review: Wind River

Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:30 pm
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Two actors I love, and a writer-director I don't. I'm not saying I hate Taylor Sheridan, but his previous films haven't really appealed to me. But this one seemed different. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for snow.


Continued on my blog

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 03:53 pm
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I had an excellent time at Camp Sparkle. I got to stay for four days, which was all kinds of great as I got to hang with some very excellent people who I really don't see often enough. It was the 10th Camp Sparkle, which is amazing. All those years of sparkly meet-ups, and [personal profile] nopseud and [personal profile] pensnest deserve multiple gold stars for making them happen, because man, I can't even begin to imagine how difficult they must be to organise.

While at Camp I went on a steam train to Whitby, where it bucketed it down, but thankfully the rain eased off after dinner, so I got to wander Whitby with James and [personal profile] sperrywink, ending up having a drink in a relatively warm and sun lit courtyard.

Went to check out Castle Howard, which had beautiful gardens and a really interesting castle.

Had a quick trip to Filey, before the moderately tidy BBQ on the night, where the food was plentiful and tasty and everyone looked smart as carrots.

Then sadly had to go home before the others, but stopped off at Scarborough on the way back.

The week before I went nanna was admitted to hospital again as she couldn't move her leg. The news was pretty bleak at one point. We were calling Pauline on the night and at one point I was starting to think we'd have to leave early to see her one last time. Then, between one day and the next she perked right up. Since I've been home she's found out she's actually got two breaks in her back, old ones that probably happened when she fell four years ago. I'm not sure what's going to happen, but am hoping she'll be transferred to the rehab centre which is set up for periods between hospital and home. Especially so as the centre is in the same building as my gym.

It was a year for my weight loss op two days ago. This time last year I was just coming home with no idea how my life was going to change so amazingly. I won't give figures as I have my one year post op appointment next month and will take numbers lost from then, but know, I could walk for a long time and at ease while I was at Camp. I even sat in the middle of a three person row in the mini bus and didn't squash the people on both sides. Silly things like that remain amazing to me. But yeah, I did post a face-to-face pic on Insta if you'd like to see, which is here.

Ça, c'est fait !

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:56 pm
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Massive hugs to those on my flist who are having a rough time at the moment *hugs*

My week has been a bit intense (nothing negative, though). As it happens, I handed my Master's thesis on september, 1st (right on time, too) and yesterday was the Big Day. I left for Poitiers on Wednesday evening and on Thursday morning, I faced the three members of my jury as well as 27 other students and I defended aforementioned thesis. (I wasn't expecting such a crowd, to be honest, I thought it would be just the jury and me, talk about a shock when I entered the room lol).

But it went well. And since it was the last thing I needed to do (to pass) to get this brand new degree, well, it's done, I've graduated :) I mean, I don't have the diploma in my possession as of yet as it's too soon, obviously, but still. Yatta! It feels kinda weird, to be honest. What am I going to do with all this spare time omg? I know what I'm going to do, I'll finally start getting classes to get my driving licence - this is the next item on my To Do list for now. Also, I'm about to start my third year of Italian classes early october too. It's ok, I won't get bored, I think ;)

Speaking of not getting bored, I need to finish GoT s7 (I'm halfway through) and start The Expanse s2. Then once Netflix releases it, I'll watch The Good Place (I've heard some good things about it, I'm intrigued now) and, of course, on the 26th, Lethal Weapon comes back to our screen.

Definitely not getting bored, indeed ;)

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