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03 February 2015 @ 10:21 am

Hello lovely people!

This is serpentpixie's journal :)

Around 50% of my posts are friends only. I welcome new friends, so if you've added me, then comment here to let me know so that I can add you in return!!

Love and cookies,

Esta <3
Lost in time and inner space...
14 April 2013 @ 10:16 pm
Greetings, Livejournal!

I still exist!

This is actually a post requesting INFORMATIONS AND THE LIKE.

You see, the boy and I have booked ourselves a holiday (a "vacation", I suppose, if I'm going to translate into American). We're going to be visiting New York and Montreal at the end of May, and I came here wondering if you kids have any GOOD AND AWESOME SUGGESTIONS for things to do in either place. We're staying in New York for four nights and Montreal for eight nights (and being all crazy and taking the train from one place to the other).

To give you an idea of the kind of people we are, we both saw the website for Barcade Brooklyn, "a combination Bar and Arcade with a focus on classic Video Games and American Craft Beer." and thought it looked like the BEST PLACE EVER.
I like theatre (but hate commercial west-end stuff), art, vintage/second hand things, beer, books, sports/exercise and being outside. Boy likes comedy, live music, comics, books, beer, computer games and not having to exercise.

We're not rich kids, so free/cheap suggestions are definitely very welcome - although we do live in London, so we're used to things not really being so cheap. Good bars, restaurants, places to go, things to see?

Also, you know, any general advice for either city - transport, cultural things, all that jazz. I'd especially like to know how these places work with regard to tipping (My impression is generally that Americans tip for EVERYTHING and we totally don't, and I have NO IDEA how Canadians approach tips).

Lost in time and inner space...
05 January 2013 @ 07:10 pm
Odd, disjointed thoughts:

1. After five years of being vegetarian I've started eating meat again. Mostly it's weird because I never learned to cook meat for myself, so I feel a bit lost in all the recipes. I was never a "moral vegetarian" just... didn't like meat. Then along came an insatiable craving for a steak, and here I am. Tastes change, it seems. Although I still don't like bacon or fish. Controversially, I feel considerably healthier for it.

2. Also on being healthy, following the vast quantities of wine consumed in December, I'm having a dry January. My bank balance and my body both approve.

3. I got the dreaded "So when are you going to have children?" over Christmas. Twice. WTF? I'm way too young for those kind of shenanigans. Besides which, I am far too attached to my 8 hours of sleep per night.

4. I learned to knit. I already made one scarf and I'm half way through two more.

4a. I've started listening to Classic FM when I'm in the bath and when I'm writing. I'm visiting friends in Sheffield at the end of the month and I'm looking forward to going for a walk in the Peak District and drinking real ales. I also read the Guardian on a daily basis. When the fuck did I get so old?

5. I wrote a Mission 101 list that I started on the 1st of January. I don't know whether I will post it here or not, but I will try to follow it. I don't know. Do you people care about reading those kind of lists?

6. I should try to come here more often, really. I'll get on that.
Lost in time and inner space...
05 December 2012 @ 10:12 pm
Evening Kids!

(Whoa, new updater? WTF?! I don't like change :O )

This is just a quick post to say that I'll be sending out cards at some point in the next few days, and to remind you that I have an open card post right here: http://serpentpixie.livejournal.com/196751.html

I'll happily send cards to anyone that wants one, however well I know you. Just ping me your address between now and the end of the weekend and I'll get them sent out!

I also should say that if you're not comfortable with snail mail cards for whatever reason, if you leave me your email address I'll send an e-card instead :-)
Lost in time and inner space...
23 November 2012 @ 10:20 pm

I'll be sending out holiday cards this year, to anyone who would like one! Even if you feel you don't know me well or anything, I'd still like to spread some holiday cheer to you! If you'd like a card, leave your address as a comment to this post (comments are screened). Also if you have a holiday card post of your own, then link me to it 'cause I like cards too!

Here is a textbox you can use to reply :)

Hope you're all happy and doing well :)

Lost in time and inner space...
23 July 2012 @ 09:51 pm

Today? Oh, yes -- today.


I got paid to write for three straight hours and then paid to watch The Dark Knight Rises in the Imax.
My day job = fucking awesome.

And then, following this awesoneness, I went to sit in Hyde Park, in the sun, with a bottle of wine.
And now J is cooking my dinner for me as we speak. It will be waiting for me when I get home, he says.

My life = fucking awesome.

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Lost in time and inner space...
10 June 2012 @ 12:01 am

Tonight I learned of some news that makes me want to share a thought:

Be always grateful for the things you have and for the people you love. Tell them often. Life is fleeting and death unmerciful. Don't waste your days away in self indulgent whining. Happiness is not given to you by magic, but is something you make for yourself.


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Lost in time and inner space...
07 June 2012 @ 01:49 pm

Day one at New Job:

Dear Parents,

Quit teaching your kids to 'never tell your name to a stranger' - when they're howling their head off because they've lost you they'll refuse to tell the staff members their name which is kind of inconvenient in a 7 story building.



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Lost in time and inner space...
02 April 2012 @ 06:01 pm
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Lost in time and inner space...
04 March 2012 @ 06:15 pm

I am on the train home from London now and all I want to do is go right back and be with J... I miss him so damn much :(
That is all.

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