juliet: (glasto love)

Mirrored from Twisting Vines.

I have a couple of stories out in various places right now, should you be interested:

  • “The Loyal Dragon” in kids’ (age range 9-17) SFF magazine FrostFire Worlds (May 2014 issue). It has a dragon in it! (I have a long-term fondness for dragons.) Only available in print, and I suspect UK shipping will be expensive.
  • “Breaking Free” in Outposts of Beyond (July 2014 issue, also print only). This is set in the same world as my story ‘Blocking’ (published in Strange Bedfellows).
  • And forthcoming sometime soon in New Realms, “A Gift of Memory”, about gifts, trust, and mistakes made and forgotten.

In other news, I spent much of the last couple of weeks camping in fields. Firstly with a bunch of unschooling types down in Dorset (just me and Leon). Which was lovely, apart from the bit where Leon came down with a stomach bug. (In a tent. Not fun.) Still, at least the weather was good.

Then there was Glastonbury! For the 12th time for me (since 1997) and the 2nd for Leon. The weather was not so good there (intermittent rain, but I’ve certainly been there in much worse conditions) but the festival was as ever fantastic regardless of a bit of mud and damp. Leon was particularly keen on the Kidzfield, and on Shangri-Heaven early on Sunday night, where there were angels with bubbles and lots of running around space. Photos here.

juliet: (australia - kata tjuta)
This is another of those bits-and-pieces updates.

I went to Glastonbury! I really am going to write a proper post about this (possibly when I have sorted the photos out & put them on Flickr) so I will restrict myself here to saying: SUNNY. ALL OF THE SUNSHINE. Awesomeness.

Sidney spent the week of Glastonbury with my parents, where she had a splendid time charging round their local park (far superior to ours, being about 4 times the size and containing a river, in which Sid accidentally went swimming), trying to drink from the sprinkler, and waking up far too early. She then came back and behaved like a total brat for about a week, culminating in dragging down and eating the head of Superted, my teddybear. (I've had him since I was 2, and [personal profile] doop brought him out to Australia for me last year.) I was *seriously* livid and very upset, but I've found a toy hospital who specialise in repairing damaged elderly bears, and for now he's tacked back together and bandaged up while he's on their waiting list. Sid has been behaving much better since. [sigh]

I have had a couple of stories accepted by non-paying venues, which is very pleasing. I will update you all when they come out! Possibly also other good news on this front, but I am waiting to talk about that for now (jinx issues).

I spent this last weekend at an *awesome* workshop on consensus decision-making and facilitation of same, run by Seeds for Change. Inspiring, informative, and bloody knackering. Plus I got to meet some really cool people, and hang out with some whom I'd already met. They're doing an advanced version in Oxford in October, which I'm seriously considering going to.

The Balcony Book meanders onwards (onto month 7 now already!); other sorts of work continue to occur; financial destitution continues to be staved off. I was entertained to read this blog by someone who's given up buying new clothes -- this year I have bought precisely one new clothe (a fair-trade cotton dress, at Glastonbury) and one second-hand clothe (a v nice tunic top thingy). I suppose this probably is partly due to my wish to reduce my carbon footprint ekt ekt (i.e. I continue to endeavour not to buy stuff, in general), but mostly it's just due to financial prudence. Clothes or (e)books? The reading matter has it, every time.
juliet: (glasto love)
Up on flickr here.

(If there's one of you & you really hate it, let me know & I'll take it down.)
juliet: (glasto love)
Up on flickr here.

(If there's one of you & you really hate it, let me know & I'll take it down.)
juliet: (glasto boots)
Got back this morning just before 8 after an epic return home involving striking [livejournal.com profile] uon's tent in the pouring rain at 2am & then a further 3 hrs standing around in big puddle of muddy field/smaller puddle of muddy field/tarmac before actually getting on lovely warm train.

In summary:

one sentence... )

That was partly constructed with the aid of Twitter (which was great fun!) which might be cheating, so, the things that Right Now I remember:
stuff )

Undoubtedly the most *difficult* Glasto I've been to since 1998. So. Very. Much. Mud. And rain. Zen attitude essential, & mostly maintained through the odd hiccup, & I did still have a fantastic time & I miss it :-(

Also: my friends continue to rock x lots & lots, hurrah!
juliet: (glasto boots)
Got back this morning just before 8 after an epic return home involving striking [livejournal.com profile] uon's tent in the pouring rain at 2am & then a further 3 hrs standing around in big puddle of muddy field/smaller puddle of muddy field/tarmac before actually getting on lovely warm train.

In summary:

one sentence... )

That was partly constructed with the aid of Twitter (which was great fun!) which might be cheating, so, the things that Right Now I remember:
stuff )

Undoubtedly the most *difficult* Glasto I've been to since 1998. So. Very. Much. Mud. And rain. Zen attitude essential, & mostly maintained through the odd hiccup, & I did still have a fantastic time & I miss it :-(

Also: my friends continue to rock x lots & lots, hurrah!
juliet: (susan)
As requested by [livejournal.com profile] marnameow: Glasto packing list.

This is really pretty dull... )
juliet: (susan)
As requested by [livejournal.com profile] marnameow: Glasto packing list.

This is really pretty dull... )
juliet: Me, in the sunshine, at Glasto 2003 (glasto2003)
Hurrah, [livejournal.com profile] dogrando, [livejournal.com profile] martling, & myself have Glasto tickets (now awaiting confirmatory email, eep...)!

9 million or so thanks to [livejournal.com profile] uon who is a star & sorted us out when it wasn't working over here but was over there. Hurrah for doop!
juliet: Me, in the sunshine, at Glasto 2003 (glasto2003)
Hurrah, [livejournal.com profile] dogrando, [livejournal.com profile] martling, & myself have Glasto tickets (now awaiting confirmatory email, eep...)!

9 million or so thanks to [livejournal.com profile] uon who is a star & sorted us out when it wasn't working over here but was over there. Hurrah for doop!
juliet: (glasto2005 balldress)
as per last year (proper writeup In Due Course)

lovely sunshine cheering sunset at the stone circle noisy neighbours even more sunshine wandering through the Green Fields permaculture garden sparkly bra siesta in the Glade more wandering perry! stone circle again awakening to thunder HOLY FUCK THERE'S A BRAND NEW RIVER OUTSIDE THE TENT post-panic medicinal wine & bourbons breakfast Nizlopi making things happy again acoustical beer lovely Elvis Costello vegan chocolate cake and accordianist in Green Fields folding chair = Best Thing Ever Lost Vagueness late at night Pussy Parlure very shiny fantastic Levellers set ballgown-wearing for lovely lovely LV dinner Guardian interview! New Order inadvertently stranded at JP Tent navigate to Darren Emerson back to LV Brit-Asian Indian rock! dancing to hippy drumming in stone circle at sunrise time dilation on way back to tent lovely sunshine! Attila the Stockbroker v fine sit in sunshine more acoustical beer playing with bubbles Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain fantastic Brian Wilson set in lovely sunshine Billy Bragg of course 2ManyDJs dancing in Pussy Parlure watching Silent Disco across site & out in the dark very early train sleeeeeeep

*Top* weekend despite the flash food, with many very fine people who all rock. [bounce] Can I go back now & become a hippy & live in a field forever?

ps: Marna & me in the Guardian!
juliet: (Default)
as per last year (proper writeup In Due Course)

lovely sunshine cheering sunset at the stone circle noisy neighbours even more sunshine wandering through the Green Fields permaculture garden sparkly bra siesta in the Glade more wandering perry! stone circle again awakening to thunder HOLY FUCK THERE'S A BRAND NEW RIVER OUTSIDE THE TENT post-panic medicinal wine & bourbons breakfast Nizlopi making things happy again acoustical beer lovely Elvis Costello vegan chocolate cake and accordianist in Green Fields folding chair = Best Thing Ever Lost Vagueness late at night Pussy Parlure very shiny fantastic Levellers set ballgown-wearing for lovely lovely LV dinner Guardian interview! New Order inadvertently stranded at JP Tent navigate to Darren Emerson back to LV Brit-Asian Indian rock! dancing to hippy drumming in stone circle at sunrise time dilation on way back to tent lovely sunshine! Attila the Stockbroker v fine sit in sunshine more acoustical beer playing with bubbles Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain fantastic Brian Wilson set in lovely sunshine Billy Bragg of course 2ManyDJs dancing in Pussy Parlure watching Silent Disco across site & out in the dark very early train sleeeeeeep

*Top* weekend despite the flash food, with many very fine people who all rock. [bounce] Can I go back now & become a hippy & live in a field forever?

ps: Marna & me in the Guardian!
juliet: (summer)
Given that it seems the BBC can't even get the weather right by looking out of the bloody window, perhaps this nice optimistic Glastonbury weather forecast carries less credence.

(GlastoWeatherWatch sounding note of caution & promising to update later today. Metcheck not updated again yet, but if you stick 'BA4' (Worthy Farm postcode) in it predicts a total of about 5mm rain on Saturday, but virtually nothing Friday or Sunday. Which isn't too horrendous).

I keep dithering re taking wellies, but I *do* have a pair of decent hiking boots which should be OK up to a good 4 or 5 inches of mud, & if we get more than that I pretty much have to go home anyway, as the chair will not really be a useable proposition any more.

Ooh, I can go home & pack tonight. Hurrah.
juliet: (summer)
Given that it seems the BBC can't even get the weather right by looking out of the bloody window, perhaps this nice optimistic Glastonbury weather forecast carries less credence.

(GlastoWeatherWatch sounding note of caution & promising to update later today. Metcheck not updated again yet, but if you stick 'BA4' (Worthy Farm postcode) in it predicts a total of about 5mm rain on Saturday, but virtually nothing Friday or Sunday. Which isn't too horrendous).

I keep dithering re taking wellies, but I *do* have a pair of decent hiking boots which should be OK up to a good 4 or 5 inches of mud, & if we get more than that I pretty much have to go home anyway, as the chair will not really be a useable proposition any more.

Ooh, I can go home & pack tonight. Hurrah.
juliet: (summer)
(OK am getting FAR TOO OVEREXCITED HERE, but hey)

In further weather news: the BBC also say fairly solid prediction of 'sunny' or at least 'dry & generally OK'. (see also Metcheck)

Update: (pinched from [livejournal.com profile] katstevens) best glasto weather site evah.

And the BBC Glastonbury webcam is up!

And I found my writeup of last year.

And Pete's & my brand new tent arrived today (it is lighter, & smaller-packed, than the old one, & also has the advantage of not being 10 yrs old & getting a bit worn). Also my decent jacket, & some new hiking socks, & a mallet. And my new vegan hiking boots arrived yesterday.

I wish to pack & go TODAY, curses curses.

[bah, must switch to S2 for this 'tags' lark]
juliet: (summer)
(OK am getting FAR TOO OVEREXCITED HERE, but hey)

In further weather news: the BBC also say fairly solid prediction of 'sunny' or at least 'dry & generally OK'. (see also Metcheck)

Update: (pinched from [livejournal.com profile] katstevens) best glasto weather site evah.

And the BBC Glastonbury webcam is up!

And I found my writeup of last year.

And Pete's & my brand new tent arrived today (it is lighter, & smaller-packed, than the old one, & also has the advantage of not being 10 yrs old & getting a bit worn). Also my decent jacket, & some new hiking socks, & a mallet. And my new vegan hiking boots arrived yesterday.

I wish to pack & go TODAY, curses curses.

[bah, must switch to S2 for this 'tags' lark]
juliet: (Default)
We have Glastonbury tickets! Hurrah! Try http rather than https if it's playing up... (http://www.seetickets.com/g2005/ worked for us when the aloud main page was slow - may not still be working, dunno)
juliet: (Default)
We have Glastonbury tickets! Hurrah! Try http rather than https if it's playing up... (http://www.seetickets.com/g2005/ worked for us when the aloud main page was slow - may not still be working, dunno)

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