Monthly Archives: October 2003

Is this the real life, or is it just fantasy?

It seems odd that in order to reaffirm my reality I am resorting to wibbling in cyber-space, but a sighting of the ‘Lesser Spotted Marmite on Toast’ has been an increasingly rare thing of late. It’s also more than just my failure to update since October 2nd as well, let me explain…

… Even some of the entries I have actually written have faded away into nothingness (Check out what’s not there between 22nd May and 12th June if you don’t believe me).

… People have attempted to pin me down and preserve me through links, but alas, I slipped through the net (pun absolutely intended). – Wood, it’s a capital ‘L’ on Lemly ;)

… I’ve already written all of this out once, but it all disappeared when I pressed a wrong button (must stop doing that).

… Most worryingly of all, our lunch dates seem to have ceased to be, until this week that is. Maybe this wiblog is more intrinsicly attached to my lunches in town than I thought.

So, draw your own conclusions, but I tell you I’m fading fast and only a ‘Jack’s Special Salad Bowl’ at 1pm tomorrow might save me. Be there if you can.

Meanwhile, I’ve been quite busy with all the usual stuff (church, folk club, Neighbours…) and have started an art class on Thursday mornings, so this afternoon will be spent trying to draw a bag of flour or something.

I’ve been reading a lot, and recommend ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ and ‘Life of Pi’ to you all, but don’t bother with ‘Shadowmancer’, it’s dull. I’m currently reading ‘The Science of Discworld II’, which is very enjoyable, but quite hard going for bedtime reading.

I’ve started thinking about Christmas already, and have (with Rhys’ help) set up a vote for what carols to sing in our carol service on 21st December. You can vote here… go on, it’ll make my day (yes, I am that shallow).

The major event though has been our neighbours moving to Glasgow. We miss them loads, especially after I picked up the telephone yesterday and a little voice said “Hello Auntie Nemerly, I miss you so much”. They are settling in very well though, and we are working on ways to update Soo’s wiblog, the most likely way at the moment involving Royal Mail. I’m not sure whether this is a really cool way to update a wiblog, or the day technology went ‘boink’, but either way I have the relevant information to be able to update by proxy, after promising not to add any subliminal messages encouraging people to watch Neighbours or something (like I would).

I need something to keep me occupied, perhaps 310 films in November? I’ll think about it. If it happens, expect a large dose of Mr Rickman.

See you for lunch tomorrow then?


… long time no see. Yes, I know. My fault.

look, stupid people

It’s been a mostly good fortnight since I updated last. Low points have been saying goodbye to 2 very good friends who have emigrated (to Scotland and England). They both seem to be getting on well though, and it means someone to visit next time we need a break.

Weekends now include a visit to the local folk club, it was a bit daunting at the singers night last week, especially for one who doesn’t sing, but the plethora of Richard Thompson songs more than made up for that. The week before was a John Kirkpatrick gig, which nessa more than adequately covered. JK was on top form, and even sang my request, which was fab.

I also managed to lead my first talk in the youthgroup I help with – demonstating the evils of gossip with a can of baked beans and some red lentils, topped off with a reading from the great Elinor M Brent Dyer. It seemed to go down well.

There’s probably tons more to tell – serves me right for not updating in so long.

Neighbours is fantastic at the moment – highly recommended viewing.

I’ll come back and do another update later when I’ve had time to think.