EDD -15 and the tidying-up frenzy has spread from pre-travel planning to my blog and my RL. I can’t leave for six weeks and leave things in a mess, so I have finally done all the blog-related updates that were long on my list. The “Guylty *ooof*lets” have been brought up to scratch, i.e. the last four *ooof*lets have been added to the page. And I have added Mitchell McCormack to the ongoing List of Armitage Photo Shoots, and updated the *ooof* links where needed. (A lot of Sarah Dunn since August 2014…)
If that all sounds very calm and organised – you have been fooled! Time seems to be passing rapidly at the moment, and I have plenty of things to do in preparation for going away, never mind the blog. Add to that the ever-incoming new tweets and news by you-know-who, and the worry about the future of my fangirling (can I really (afford to) miss Hannibal? should I start re-training my gag-reflex *now*?), as well as a general feeling of excitement and nervous anticipation about this forthcoming trip. Don’t get me wrong, I am super-excited about going on my NZ adventure, I look forward to it and can’t wait. It will be summer over there, and I will be allowed to photograph every day and all day; I will see beautiful sights and (hopefully) meet lots of new, interesting people. But I am also sad about absenting myself from the very community that supported me so much last year, first in my
artistic shrining endeavours, and then in my private sorrows. [sentimentality] *sniffs* I’ll miss you!! [/sentimentality]
But hey, let’s make this a light-hearted post!
I went through the house today and suddenly noticed that there are plenty of little things dotted on a window sill here and a mantlepiece there, that remind me – not of Richard but of my fandom.
Richard doesn’t need many tangible reminders, anyway – he’s never far from my mind 😉 and even the misguidedly-given Benedict Cumberbatch calendar in my kitchen (yeah, what sort of friends are those who cannot remember my OOA???? Really…) can not distract me… It’s really nice, actually, because it reminds me of the generosity, kindness and friendship of the fandom.
Who’s that? Hiding in the hyacinths? Why, deco-Thorin has survived the post-Christmas cull and is currently fighting the flowers on the mantlepiece. Best thing: Mr Guylty took at least a week until he discovered Thorin lurking in plain sight… I think deco-Thorin is now firmly established in the interior design of Casa Guylty.