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Permission to come aboard although I have been absent for ever so long?

I have not really felt like writing here for the past year or so and my f-list was clogged up with random communities and fandoms I am no longer interested in, so I could not bring myself to keep up with the reading either. I have however cleaned up my f-list, my tags and my profile, and am prepared to start afresh. After going through my old entries I decided to make the journal partly f-locked. In other words, most of my old entries are locked, private or untagged and in the future I will lock personal posts (that is to say, rants) but keep fannish and historical posts public. I am growing older and therefore more paranoid, apparently.

What has happened since I last posted a proper update? Well, I finally feel at home in the new flat, will soon be finished with the second year of my history/literature bachelor degree and am trying to get into re-enactment. I have been on several escapades, watched a lot of costume dramas and bought a bunny named Dr. Peter Howarth, after an English professor at my university.

Dr Peter Howarth

I have also started planning my dissertation which will be on Jane Austen's Persuasion and sailors wives during the Napoleonic Wars, and am currently being all excited about the Jane Austen Weekend in Florence which I am attending in May. These days I am obsessing over Sharpe, enjoying my holiday and the unusually warm and sunny London weather, and strolling about the neighborhood with my flatmate. We have also been watching a great deal of Jeeves and Wooster, and stalked people on facebook.

Lastly, how have all of you been? And have you all retired to dreamwidth?


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Apr. 20th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
Hellooooo. I am in Copenhagen on the 22nd so it would be too difficult to get down to Florence. Poo to you for pointing me to something I could technically go to but really can't. Whatevs, my ball in Bath will be way cooler. :P
Apr. 21st, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
Hellooo! Aw, how typical that you're in Scandinavia when I'm in England and vice versa. I have been trying to squeeze the Bath Ball into my calendar, but I am working that day so alas, alas. At some point our paths must cross though, after all we do move in the same social circles *flutters fan*
Apr. 23rd, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
I'll be putting up my final itinerary soon, you should check it out and let me know if we'll be in the same place at the same time! We could have the nerdiest fun together (and it would only be made better if we had shirts that said Team Robespierre and Team Antoinette on them). And I'm counting on you to let me know all the fun European happenings this summer, like tea parties and small chamber music concerts and things.
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:29 pm (UTC)
That bunny looks painfully cute. ;^; And your dissertation sounds amazing. I hope it's enjoyable to write.

I've been okay, mostly just busy with school. :(
Apr. 22nd, 2011 12:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, he is! I swear I can feel my brain melting while looking at him. Glad to hear you approve of the dissertation - I'm still uncertain if it is a good idea or not, eeh.

Aww, how typical. When does your holiday start? My last exam isn't until June, argh.
Apr. 27th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Yaaaay, it's good to hear from you! :D

The bunny is so, so cute. Eeeeeeh. ♥

Ooooh, and that dissertation subject sounds quite awesome! You'll have to let us know how it progresses!

As for me, I've been fine. Burdened down with schoolwork, like a lot of people, it seems, but fine. I'm going home for the summer exactly two weeks from today, and I am excited as helllll.
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