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... Sheffield, yes. [Apr. 29th, 2007|10:41 pm]
Douglas Spencer
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

I've just got home from a very good weekend.

On Friday we went to the sheffield_sf monthly pub meeting, where we were celebrating frandowdsofa's birthday and discussing fanfic. I'd taken along a small heap of my stuff, and there was stuff from other writers too, and various people said various nice things about it.

On Saturday afternoon we went to the botanical gardens in Sheffield, somewhere I hadn't been before, and had a picnic. It's a nice place. From there we proceeded to Fran's house where we had Doctor Who on a big screen, and an infeasibly huge quantity of Chinese food.

I finally left Sheffield at about half six on Sunday evening, rather later than I'd originally intended.

And, since it's traditional to leave the real point of a post such as this to become a small aside in the final paragraph, I should now say that I spent all of these activities, and all of the intervening time, in the company of Julia (WI, despite my continuing efforts, still NOLJ) -- and I've enjoyed her company very much more comprehensively than has been possible or appropriate in the past. Very very much more fully than before. And it's been a thoroughly excellent way to spend the weekend. Ahem. Hurrah!
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[User Picture]From: hawkida
2007-04-29 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yay you!
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[User Picture]From: johncoxon
2007-04-29 11:16 pm (UTC)
Go Douglas!
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[User Picture]From: tobesv
2007-04-29 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm pleased. You and Julia are two extremely nice people.
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[User Picture]From: del_c
2007-04-30 12:26 pm (UTC)
/me punches dougs, calls him a dog, and offers other forms of guy congratulation

I'd punch Julia too and call her a bitch, except that I find it doesn't get taken the same way.
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[User Picture]From: ang_grrr
2007-04-30 06:03 am (UTC)
That's nice, dear. :) Sorry I had to run off so early on Saturday so I couldn't speak to you both but I shall run off an NOLJ email to Julia later.
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-04-30 06:23 am (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: flick
2007-04-30 07:50 am (UTC)
[g]
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-30 08:33 am (UTC)

From Julia Winolj

Phew! At least I know that it wasn't all a dream as it has been corroborated on LJ...
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-04-30 09:04 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had an excellent time. Hurrah!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-30 12:30 pm (UTC)
Excellent, I'm glad you had a lovely weekend! And I'm very pleased you had a lovely time "ahem" :-)
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2007-04-30 12:52 pm (UTC)
That was me .. for some reason LJ forgot who I was and didn't tell me it was posting successfully, so I tried twice and then spotted it had logged me out (doh!)
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-04-30 12:58 pm (UTC)
No problem. I've removed the second one so you don't look quite as unsuccessful now.
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[User Picture]From: robthefish
2007-05-04 01:28 am (UTC)
Hurrah!
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