March 27th, 2004

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LJ musings

I really shouldn't be here, doing this. I should be getting ready, getting the groceries in, get the flat all spic&span for db2305's visit...but I just couldn't resist the call of the computer. If giving in to it means I won't have time to stop by the craft shop in my quest for those tiny pellets to stuff a beanbag with, then so be it.

I was surprised to find the centre of town all cordoned off, police everywhere -- then I remembered that Juliana is lying in state here, and they probably expect many people to come and pay their last respects. The funeral is set for Tuesday, so I may have a chance to go to the palace and do that yet. I went to pay my respects a year and a half ago when the Prince Consort was lying in state; it would feel weird if I couldn't find the time to do it for our former head of state. She was the Queen for the first 18 years of my life, after all.

I've been wondering whether or not to mention the next bit for a day or two. I've finally decided to do so because this is my journal: a place for me to unburden myself of all my thoughts, worries and silliness -- private, unless I say so. It's not about me worrying about what other people might think too much, or being politically correct. Or it shouldn't be.

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Anyway, I don't want to be thinking too hard about it now. Better to get back to the grocery haul and the flat cleaning, and see if I can recall where I last saw bogwitch's Winding Roads tape. Too bad I won't be able to get a home cinema installation set up before 6pm tonight...db2305, perhaps you'd better pack a magnifying glass before you head out here: my television set is tiny!
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