is a cool embroidery site, including cross stitch, they have interviews and link to really cool fibre art people.
I love http://www.whatdelilahdid.typepad.com/
's patterns. I have put cross stitch aside for the convenience of knitting recently, but I bought her anatomical heart pattern and I really should get started on that!
Yes! My partner & I played it together last year and it was such a good game. Did you play it alone or with someone? - I desperately needed someone to bounce ideas off to think of more things to try. The story was fascinating.
I also love giving outfit-compliments out to strangers. I'm at a bus stop and a woman has a great coat? I wait until she's not busy, walk up, tell her her coat is amazing, and walk away again. I've only had good or slightly stunned with a smile (which I get, it's not easy to react quickly when you're not expecting it) reactions. The key for me is to compliment a piece of clothing/shoes/accessories I genuinely like, deliver the compliment and walk away.
Congratulations! Immigration hurdles are the worst hurdles. (Well not actually the worst, but they suck balls). Hooray!
The first time we had a fight about dishes I was so happy. Fighting about normal things that non-LDR couples fight about? Such a weird but awesome feeling
Aaargh, shit I didn't mean to imply monogamy=the one and true right way, but that's totally how it reads! Thanks for pulling me up on that, I must do better next time.
If I can rephrase, it's just about trust, and whether you can trust that the other person is doing what they say they are. And from your comments here, it seems that you two are pretty good on the communication and trust account. I say go for it!
Without the volunteering I don't think I would have got the gig, it's nice having something (anything, oh god anything) on your CV. And it's so nice feeling somewhat useful again! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
My partner & I were long distance for 3 years, have been living together for another 3 (oh god we're old). We were opposite ends of the globe long-distanct (NZ/Europe), and during those 3 years saw each other for 2 month visits every 6 months or so (uni has great holidays).
My 2 cents for LDRs: Without absolute trust, it's doomed. If you have any doubt that your person isn't honest/faithful to you, it won't work. Regular communication is important, and equal-ish effort from both parties. Oh, and there's this received wisdom that your LDR will fail if you're not sure going in that it is "IT", or if you don't have an end date. Bollocks. If that's important to you, do it, but we did just find failing both of those requirements.
When we were first in our LDR, my mindset was that the relationship was fun, I enjoyed it, and there wasn't anyone else I was interested in dating, so why not explore the LDR. You know yourself best, and your life best, if this person makes your heart flutter, and the thought of a LDR makes you nervous, rather than filling your bones with dread, then give it a shot. If you want to chat at all, my email is: the captain nancy (without spaces) at g-m-a-i-l.com
Haha, omg I just found my Blutgeschwister dress last week - it had been packed away in a box for 3 years. I love that shop