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London was a success, of course and again. Mother and I survived without fighting, hogging the duvet, killing or otherwise harming each other. I discovered I have a decent grasp of London geography. We shopped, feasted on Chinese food, rode carousels in Leicester Square, had afternoon naps, second breakfasts and too much coffee. I miss skinny cappuccinos already.

We stayed at The Hoxton, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Light complimentary breakfast, clean, good-standard rooms in a building built and designed as a hotel (not a town house). The bathrooms are entirely tiled, clean and all appliances in working order. The showers do not only work, but are wonderful. Staff is welcoming and helpful, and the food at the grille is good. And I happen to love the scattered modern art.

I shopped quite a bit. Tops, make-up, books, brushes, a bag, and a pair of shoes. All I have to show you is the shoes. Fall/Winter 2009, I think, D&G. I love them. Moar oxfords. Finally, I have my claws on the MAC 187 brush, can't wait to try it out with my Mineralise Skinfinish. I'm told it will work wonders. I got another Coetzee book, Elizabeth Costello, and one by Murdoch. Can't recall the title.

Now there's the make-up Exfac exam on Monday, buying piles of piles of book and taking on the new semester. I hope it doesn't turn out to be insanely much work, I don't think it will. But who knows. And seriously, who scehdules a lecture at 9 in the morning? No one but a linguist. They're the only ones in the humanities that keeps normal hours.
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London was a success, of course and again. Mother and I survived without fighting, hogging the duvet, killing or otherwise harming each other. I discovered I have a decent grasp of London geography. We shopped, feasted on Chinese food, rode carousels in Leicester Square, had afternoon naps, second breakfasts and too much coffee. I miss skinny cappuccinos already.

We stayed at The Hoxton, I cannot recommend it highly enough. Light complimentary breakfast, clean, good-standard rooms in a building built and designed as a hotel (not a town house). The bathrooms are entirely tiled, clean and all appliances in working order. The showers do not only work, but are wonderful. Staff is welcoming and helpful, and the food at the grille is good. And I happen to love the scattered modern art.

I shopped quite a bit. Tops, make-up, books, brushes, a bag, and a pair of shoes. All I have to show you is the shoes. Fall/Winter 2009, I think, D&G. I love them. Moar oxfords. Finally, I have my claws on the MAC 187 brush, can't wait to try it out with my Mineralise Skinfinish. I'm told it will work wonders. I got another Coetzee book, Elizabeth Costello, and one by Murdoch. Can't recall the title.

Now there's the make-up Exfac exam on Monday, buying piles of piles of book and taking on the new semester. I hope it doesn't turn out to be insanely much work, I don't think it will. But who knows. And seriously, who scehdules a lecture at 9 in the morning? No one but a linguist. They're the only ones in the humanities that keeps normal hours.
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I love Disney, I really do. It must be the only movies where characters bursting into song does not seem ludicrous. I'm seeing Anastasia again, now. Gods, how completely adorable. Nothing else comes close.

Shopping is my kind of exercise. Burning calories in heels. Oh, yes. Particularly when it involves a new pair of heels. I got new sandals on Monday, these, from Neosens. I love them. Heels, a bit of a platform, straps and rough-looking seems. They're dressy enough for anything, and un-dressy enough to dress a dress down for daytime wear. (Not my picture, I couldn't be bothered to whip up something better.)

And I promised I would buy Katrine a book for her birthday, so I'll have to look through my shelves and scourge the bookshops for something she'll enjoy.
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I love Disney, I really do. It must be the only movies where characters bursting into song does not seem ludicrous. I'm seeing Anastasia again, now. Gods, how completely adorable. Nothing else comes close.

Shopping is my kind of exercise. Burning calories in heels. Oh, yes. Particularly when it involves a new pair of heels. I got new sandals on Monday, these, from Neosens. I love them. Heels, a bit of a platform, straps and rough-looking seems. They're dressy enough for anything, and un-dressy enough to dress a dress down for daytime wear. (Not my picture, I couldn't be bothered to whip up something better.)

And I promised I would buy Katrine a book for her birthday, so I'll have to look through my shelves and scourge the bookshops for something she'll enjoy.
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Right, things've been done, since I last posted. Spent today downtown, with Krisse and, eventually, the notorious Benjamin.

Outings with Kristine is always fun, we're very much alike in many ways, and yet profoundly different. We've grown up together, and she is the closest thing I will ever get to a sister - in some ways better than any biological could be; you can't choose your biological siblings, but the ones you end up making are of a different matter. I couldn't ask for a better partner in crime. And you've found yourself a delightful toy, darling. Goodness, what you haven't yet in time you make up for with humour and good dynamics. (The hair is, by the by, peculiar.) - And for clarity's fragile sake, the post "partner in crime" sentences are of you and Benjamin.

I have no self-control, and I've no real plans of acquiring any. Aesthetic shopping is far too fun to be spoiled by such a silly thing. And why on earth do I bother with the regular chain stores when "Paléet" excists? Stunning pieces of clothing, shoes, bags, jewelery, make-up, available at a not insubstantial sum.

Family dinner, too. We managed to have a few new discussions today, a feat considering the crowd. I'm very proud of us, however much our dinner-parties resemble absurd theatre.

Otherwise, I've been terribly giddy all day, and am of no mind to do nasty homework.

Philological, or related fascinations: "Perhaps" is a remarkably sexy word, and question marks surprisingly pretty. Condescension has everything one could possibly look for in a word. And I think I unconciously devide people into two groups: the ones that know how to use a semicolon, and the ones that don't.
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Right, things've been done, since I last posted. Spent today downtown, with Krisse and, eventually, the notorious Benjamin.

Outings with Kristine is always fun, we're very much alike in many ways, and yet profoundly different. We've grown up together, and she is the closest thing I will ever get to a sister - in some ways better than any biological could be; you can't choose your biological siblings, but the ones you end up making are of a different matter. I couldn't ask for a better partner in crime. And you've found yourself a delightful toy, darling. Goodness, what you haven't yet in time you make up for with humour and good dynamics. (The hair is, by the by, peculiar.) - And for clarity's fragile sake, the post "partner in crime" sentences are of you and Benjamin.

I have no self-control, and I've no real plans of acquiring any. Aesthetic shopping is far too fun to be spoiled by such a silly thing. And why on earth do I bother with the regular chain stores when "Paléet" excists? Stunning pieces of clothing, shoes, bags, jewelery, make-up, available at a not insubstantial sum.

Family dinner, too. We managed to have a few new discussions today, a feat considering the crowd. I'm very proud of us, however much our dinner-parties resemble absurd theatre.

Otherwise, I've been terribly giddy all day, and am of no mind to do nasty homework.

Philological, or related fascinations: "Perhaps" is a remarkably sexy word, and question marks surprisingly pretty. Condescension has everything one could possibly look for in a word. And I think I unconciously devide people into two groups: the ones that know how to use a semicolon, and the ones that don't.

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