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Today is my dad's 76th birthday, so I went round and brought him his favourite pastries this morning. We had coffee and a chat. Mum was there as well. I worry about her; she insists she's fine, but there's something about her breathing -shallow, erratic- that I don't like, and she just keeps on losing weight. I've sent her to the doctor's before, but he's not been able to find anything physically wrong; said it was probably just down to stress and grief after the death of her sister last January. And it's true she's changed since then: she used to always be very lively and animated -- now, she hardly ever smiles or says anything, and she looks as if she's ready to burst into tears every second. She never phones me now, either, which is weird because before she always used to get in touch 2 or 3 times a week and we'd chat for hours -- now, when I ring her, we run out of things to say within 5 to 10 minutes. I don't like it, but when I try to talk to her about it, she tells me I'm being silly and she's fine. What can you do? Just let her be, and hope for the best, I suppose...

I finally booked my flights, so now I'll be heading out to London Oct 6th and going back the following Monday, Oct 10th. We'll be staying at the Lord Jim again for the first 2 nights and anonypooh's already found us a place to rest our weary heads in Glasgow, too; so I've only got to think about where I'll sleep my final night, but I'm keeping my options open for now. Who's to say the boys won't surprise us with another gig before leaving these shores again, and I find myself making a mad dash for Manchester/Liverpool/Belfast at the very last minute?

Still no word from the Home Office HR department...What's taking them so long? I'm getting more disheartened with every day that passes, even though, having checked the time table they sent us at the start of the procedure, they've given themselves until week 38 to make up their minds...What week is it now, 36, 37? Looks like I have no choice but to be patient a while longer.


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Sep. 3rd, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
I don't know what it possibly could be like losing a sister, and am sure it is a huge blow to her :(

Glad you have some plans for October, should be a great time! Wish I could see you...maybe that would be possible on the sunday, depending where you all are!

Eeep it must be so frustrating, hope you hear soon!
Sep. 3rd, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
should be a great time!

I'm counting on it! Let's face it: I had a brilliant time last time, and the time before that...and the time before that when I first came across CoRo, so...it can't be anything but enjoyable this time round as well. Though if we could meet up with you again somewhere along the line, that would genuinely make it an even better experience.

BTW, has your Laika Dog CD arrived yet? I only ordered the other 2 items from Amazon today, so they should be there some time next week.
Sep. 3rd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Well I land on the 9th in London so maybe we could see where you all are and do my best to meet up!

*wags finger* someone hasn't been reading her flist;) I mentioned it twice (once yesterday and once today):D Anyway, thank you so much!
Sep. 3rd, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
someone hasn't been reading her flist

Oops! Tis true; I haven't been around LJ much lately...I did see you squeeing post on DM, though.

Anyway, glad to know it arrived safely. And like I said, the rest is on its way. You'll have to let my have your sister's address in the States though, if you want to try and receive the bulk of your order when you're there.
Sep. 3rd, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh don't worry, I was just kidding, I know you have had a few more important things to think about lately!

Isn't it brilliant that they are doing a dvd to go with the cd?!

That's brilliant:) And if you are fine with that, then sure will drop you an email with her addy:)
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Isn't it brilliant that they are doing a dvd to go with the cd?!

In a word: yes. Not long now...
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
Not long indeed!

And THEN.....only 6 months til the concert:D
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
hahaha I don't get your comment, but I do get your icon:D
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
Sudden throwback to my days in academia: a convention of scholarly footnoting: when you wish to cite a work and a page for which you have just given a reference, ibid. does the job succinctly.

The icon suggested 'squee', and ibid. was added to suggest I was 'in the same place', which is what it means.
Sep. 3rd, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
Makes complete sense:D I will get it next time:D
Sep. 4th, 2005 09:32 am (UTC)
What week is it now, 36, 37? ..noooo? it is really? wow - i know it seems to be dragging on forever for you but it doesn't seem that long ago you first mentioned it!

Hopefully the accomodation in Glasgow serves - I think we were very lucky last time! I've just gone for location and price :)

come ooooooooooooooooooooooon Manchester!
Sep. 4th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
Huh? Oh, I didn't mean that I've been in this selection process for 36 or 37 weeks -- I meant, what week are we living now? Office calendars often display the week number, and appointments are made, deadlines set and project milestones supposed to have been reached by 'week 37', e.g.

I think I first made mention of my application the day I sent off my cv: May 18th.
Sep. 4th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)

penny drops - thank god!!!! I'd thought I'd been in a time warp!!
Sep. 4th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
got to join you in Audrey!love ... but is it wrong for your icon to remind me of the Dr Who "last human" character thingy wotsit? ;)
Sep. 4th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
You mean Cassandra? Oh dear - now that you mention it...I do see the resemblance! ;-)
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