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21 August 2016 @ 08:14 pm
State of the Dragon- Sasha on tour!  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, long time no see! I thought I’d drop by to remind you I’m still about, and give you a little update on what’s happening with me. To start with my computer time has been cut back a little, it’s a combination of getting home later from work, walking the dogs when Steve gets home from work and mum giving me the stink eye if I go to pick up the lap top after nine. I still manage to get a little time after everyone’s gone to bed, but sometimes I’m just to knackered to comment on posts. So I promise to keep popping up when I can and bugging you all.

I have been writing again, but once more writers block has chased my poor little muse under the bed. So while I’m waiting for her to reemerge I’ll do a little reading and commenting, although I not sure if I can keep up with my fl*st, I don’t know about LJ being quiet my little corner of it is very busy *G*.

I’m also here to do a little flailing, me and the other half are going to be gadding about. We’re going  away for a couple of weekends.  Let’s start in reverse order shall we? In December we shall be hitting three Christmas markets.  Steve is a very nervous man, me plus Christmas markets equals more decorations for the goth Christmas tree!  I can’t wait. The three cites we’re heading to are Oxford, Salisbury and wait for it ….. WINCHESTER!!!!!!!! Yes, I’m finally going to the boys name sake and I can’t wait, it’s just a shame we’re going with a coach tour and I won’t be able to spend all day there.

Now we come to the trip we will be taking on the 10th of September, before I squee everywhere I’ll just set the scene shall I? Occasionally we’ve been known to escape from my mother, and we tend to go with a company called Parrys International. They’re quite well known in the midlands, and so far we’ve been to Italy, Germany, Paris, Scotland, several trips to London and various cities around England with them.

Back in March the latest brochure arrived and Steve sat flicking through it, suddenly he stopped and looked at me, “Tomorrow morning get on the phone and book us two tickets for this trip.” He handed me the brochure covered his ears and waited for the squeeing to start. I had to read the page twice before it sunk in, Parrys had only started doing the Harry Potter Studio tour!

I booked the trip for the 10th September, and Steve told me to consider it his wedding anniversary gift!
Have I mentioned just how much I love that man? Not only does he put up with my mother which makes him a saint as far as I’m concerned, but he’s pretty chill about me being a fan girl. This is the man who’d never seen a Harry Potter movie, but he took me to watch the Deathly Hallows part 2, because I’d got no one to go with. Now that’s what I call love.

Ladies please spare my long suffering other half a thought that weekend, as he’ll be being dragged from place to place with me jabbering excitedly down his ear. And I’ve told him he’ll have to make sure I don’t go berserk in the gift shop. I’ve been getting ready for the trip by watching the films again, and it’s only taken me a week to watch all of them. Damn I love being a geek!

 So that is the very excited state of the dragon and fingers crossed I’ll be seeing you all soon.

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Echo: Jensen/Thumb/Namestir_of_echoes on August 21st, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
WHEEEEEI! Have a blast! I've never seen any of the movies or read the books but I've heard good things about the tour!

Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on August 22nd, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
I know I'm going to have a great time, as far as I'm concerned this will be geek paradise!
Dizzojay's Dean Dreams: Deandizzojay on August 21st, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!!! That's fantastic :D
You are a lucky, lucky lady!!!
Would Steve entertain the possibility of you being joined by a Dizzo third wheel at some point during your explorations of London and the south east???
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
It's awesome!
And I know I'm a very lucky lady, and I seriously don't deserve Steve.

I've asked Steve and he says it would be fine for us to meet up. All I'll have to do is ask the coach firm roughly what time we can expect to arrive.
supernutjapan: car&musicsupernutjapan on August 22nd, 2016 05:21 am (UTC)
Wow that sounds awesome and your hubby is amazing<3
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
I can't wait! And my long suffering other half is really amazing.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on August 22nd, 2016 06:09 am (UTC)
Those trips sound marvelous - I am so envious. Next time I am in the UK I really need to do the HP thing.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm so looking forward to both of these, and fingers crossed that you manage to do the Harry Potter tour next time you're over here.
milly_galmilly_gal on August 22nd, 2016 07:34 am (UTC)
Oh my life you're gonna have such a fabulous time :DDD and I'm wondering if there's a chance that even though it's a couch trip, would you be able to be joined briefly by me in Winchester??
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC)
I just can't wait for the 10th! I'd love you to meet us in Winchester, we'll be there on the 17th December. I'll try and find out roughly what time we'll hit Winchester, and we'll figure out a place to meet.
milly_galmilly_gal on August 25th, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC)
Let me know details and we'll see what we can do :DDD
Selenic76: FlowerRoseLightselenic76 on August 22nd, 2016 08:03 am (UTC)
Have fun on your trip and at the markets! ^_^
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
So many markets so little time! I do enjoy a nice Christmas market, and I'm beyond excited by the Harry Potter tour.
Hermine Kurotowaherminekurotowa on August 23rd, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
Already did the HP Studio tour, and it's MARVELOUS!!! You'll love it! (And you can tell your hubby about all the stuff there until his ears have fallen off :DDD)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on August 23rd, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
I've been hearing some great things about the tour, and I can't wait. Poor Steve he won't know what's hit him *G*
JJ1564: Jensen and Jaredjj1564 on August 31st, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit late here, but just wanted to say hello, lovely to hear from you! I hope your muse comes out of hiding soon!

Your trips sound wonderful - I've done the HP Studio tour and it really is magical! My sister isn't a huge fan but she really enjoyed it when we went, so I hope Steve does. And I've been to the Winchester Christmas Market, it was lovely, such a beautiful setting. And we saw the much-missed Terry Pratchett in a pub, it was a few years ago!