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07 December 2014 @ 01:48 am
Rambling  
It's 1.33am on Sunday and I'm functioning on four hours' sleep from last night. Rain is pattering down outside and the air is thick with humidity, and my little weather tracker tells me it's still 22C outside. Probably a bit more than that inside. I should be exhausted but instead I feel wide awake; what's the bet that when I do go to bed I'll be out like a light in seconds. Firstly though there will be ice cream.

My sister's birthday today, and we went out for dinner to a fantastic Turkish restaurant with brilliant food and even a belly dancer. Belly dancing lessons have now been added to my bucket list, it's something I'd like to learn. And if a big belly is supposed to be sexy then I'll be fighting them off with sticks. *g*.

Today was the annual putting-up-of-the-tree. So far it's taken me two hours to put together, and I still have more purple balls to go on but I'm thinking enough is enough already.



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I think my favourite bit is the fairy riding the purple unicorn.

Detail of side:
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byslantedlight: BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima)byslantedlight on December 6th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
Pagan white and purple, I like it! Love the ice-blue gnome too, and the owls... *g* Happy December! I'm trying to decide whether to have a proper tree in my new place, price-be-damned, or whether to use the wee artificial one I bought a couple of years ago just so that I'd always have one...

Belly dancing is ace - I did it for a bit years ago, and have a couple of dvds that actually, thinking about it, I can now get out and do again! It's good exercise, and rather fun. I didn't get very far with it, but I enjoyed it... *g*
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 7th, 2014 10:15 am (UTC)
Happy December to you too! And I think you should have a proper tree, as it's your first year in your new place. I'd have a proper one if it wasn't for my worry that the cats would chew it.

Ooh there are dvds? I must look! I did a bit of googling for classes but there aren't any on my side of the city at all.
byslantedlight: Slanted aurorabyslantedlight on December 7th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
There are dvds! I ended up years ago with the bellydance twins, Neena and Veena, and that link actually goes to the first of their dvds which is now on YouTube. I think it probably compares well with other sites/online things, and they seem to get other good reviews too. It doesn't look all that strenuous at first, but I remember feeling much fitter when I was doing it, because it actually does involve using muscles! I have the first four bellydance for fitness dvds somewhere, which get progressively more strenuous for exercise. And it was good fun, too!
miwahnimiwahni on December 7th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
That was so much fun! And now I need another shower *g*. Thanks for pointing me towards it.