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Sunday, 29 May 2016 00:14
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 My Nana was supposed to be visiting over the weekend and the start of next week, but she's been taken ill with some kind of infection and a flare up of her arthritis, so unfortunately she's not okay to travel.  She lives down in Hertfordshire, about four hours drive away.  My auntie was going to come up too, so now we have a sudden change of plans.  It's a shame, especially for my niece, Poppy, because she was excited to see her.  She'll make it up another time though, or we'll get down there.  My mum mentioned her, dad, my sister and the kids heading down at the end of the week since it's half term, if she's feeling better.  I wouldn't be able to go though, because I'll be back at work.

But as we had a sudden change of plans, and to distract Poppy, we've come up with an alternative.  So we're heading to Pleasure Island tomorrow.  It's a low budget theme park about an hour's drive away.  I've not been there since I was a kid, and I'm kind of meh about it, but Poppy's probably going to love it.  We'll probably go to the Deep tomorrow too, which is awesome.  It's the aquarium in town, and they have penguins, tow of whom currently have eggs!  So exciting!  The babies are due early next month, and I can't wait!

I took Poppy to karate today instead of tomorrow, because of the planned trip tomorrow, and got her her karate suit finally.  She was so excited about it she was literally jumping up and down!  She's been wanting one since she started, but the teacher said to wait a bit till we know she wants to carry on.  She looks so cute in it. 

In other news, I bought myself a helmet camera for use on my bike today.  Ive been thinking about it for a while and I found one for a decent price.  If I'm going to be cycling t-o work in the city center, it;s not a bad thing to have with all the idiot drivers out there.  I;m thinking of getting myself an AirZound too, to beep at said idiots.

Well done to Hull City for winning the match to get back into the premiership too.  I don;t follow Football at all, and I feel a bit of loyalty to Sheffield Wednesday since my mum's from Sheffield and half my family support them, but Hull won, so yay.  At least the many football fans at work will be happy.  Half of them went down to watch it.

2016-05-29 04:54 (UTC)
stardreamed: Kanan Jarrus (Default)
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Helmet camera sounds awesome. I never even thought of that. lol. And I had to look up what an AirZound is... That sounds like a good idea. I'm still adjusting to the more urban bike riding - the area where I grew up was much more rural - I didn't have to deal with much traffic or people. Your routine will probably be a lot more consistent than mine. :) I've been thinking of trying to get myself to wake up and go before work - but I'm a night owl by nature, so, that would take some adjusting.

I hope your nana feels better soon. :) I miss my grandparents - they all passed years ago. I was close with my mother's parents - they lived 3 miles from us. I used to ride my bike to their house.

The penguins sound amazing!

2016-06-01 00:23 (UTC)
stardreamed: Kanan Jarrus (Default)
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Wow - that's what I'm afraid of - people just not looking. I try to stick to the bike path or quieter roads, but it's not always possible - for instance, the bike path has to cross busy roads and stops and start where you have to get off, then get on it again later where it resumes. I don't know anyone who's been hit by a car, but I'm originally from a more rural area - less cars, but the cars that do come by really blow past you. (People like to speed on country roads. It's like they see farmland and go, oh, goody, I can speed...) But, you can usually hear them coming and it's easy to ride up on the grass - no sidewalks or curbs.

Glad your nana's doing better. Wow - 90+ is impressive. :)

2016-06-02 21:44 (UTC)
stardreamed: man in the mask-headshot (mask)
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Yeah - mine has people walking in it, but it's pretty wide and it's away from the road and the sidewalk. They designed it to follow the highway. (It's safely away from it, though.) But, there are areas where it meets roads and then you have to get off and follow the road until it picks up again. (I think I know the type you're talking about - we have them in Hartford, where they're on the road. They go through some rough areas I would never want to bike in!!)

No prob. :) I was thinking the same thing - I was going to ask where you wanted to go. LOL. I think it'd be good to cut to another scene.

2016-06-04 16:10 (UTC)
stardreamed: Kanan Jarrus (Default)
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I was thinking - maybe Matt gets sick (food poisoning, flu, whatever) and Mike goes to all his classes. (And Foggy gets confused. LOL) :)

2016-06-04 17:04 (UTC)
stardreamed: Kanan Jarrus (Default)
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Awes. :)

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