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It was such horrible news to read about Chester Bennington. While I've never been fannish about them, Linkin Park have always been a band I've enjoyed and loved. Hybrid Theory has been one of my most favourite albums for a very long time, and while their later works didn't hit the spot so hard, I still enjoyed them all, and looked forward to every new release. And now Chester's gone. My thoughts are with his family and friends, and all who loved him.

In a complete subject change. I've seen Dunkirk, the new Spiderman and Planet of the Apes films lately. I enjoyed them all in very different ways. I saw Dunkirk in the imax yesterday, and my ears were ringing coming out. It's a film with a heck of an emotional impact, and have to admit to being impressed with Harry and his acting.

Last Sunday I went to the christening of my youngest niece and nephew. James was at work so it was just me and Corey taking on the roles of Godparents. It was a nice enough day, a bit chaotic at the party afterwards, but that was always going to be the case with so many kids going.

Corey's had a bit of a nightmare with his house. The owners have had it up for sale for nearly a year now, but the letting agents have said all along that it was being sold with the understanding it came with tenants living there, and they'd be able to stay until the end of their third year. Sadly it didn't end up like that, and a fortnight ago they were told they had to be out by the end of next month.

Thankfully they've managed to find another house. It's a bit cheaper, but another ten minutes walk away from Corey's main uni building, so he's got a half hour walk unless he buys a cheap metro ticket. And of course there's another set of admin fees and deposits to pay. He should get his damage deposit back from the house they're in now, but I suspect the agents are going to pull a fast one and say damage has happened.

Yesterday I was at a travel agents asking about holidays as we're planning on going abroad next year. The lady we talked to was so good, I told her I'd never been abroad, James had only been to France and neither of us had flown, so we had no idea where to go. So she showed us a few options, gave a few ideas, and now we need to narrow things down a little before going back. I still can't believe we're doing it, like I told her yesterday, it feels like the world is opening up to me, and that's so cool.

I've just posted the story I started for picfor1000 and then abandoned for another idea. As it's a picfor1000 it's Gerard and Mikey centric, a bit of fluff, and has lots of talk about Muppets. It's Time to Play the Music.

ETA: I knew I'd forgotten something. We've bought tickets for Chase Park a music festival that's set up so people with disabilities can attend easily. There's no one well known playing, but it's local, the tickets are cheap, and I think it's going to be a great day.

Date: 2017-07-22 05:43 pm (UTC)
wenchpixie: (mcr Gerard Ray cuddles)
From: [personal profile] wenchpixie
It's such sad news. ♥ I hope those who're hurting find some comfort in listening to the art he put into the world.

Oh poor Corey, that's such a bloody faff for them :( - glad to hear they managed to get something sorted out quickly, but uhg.

Ooooh! Way-bros centric fluff. I need that, awesome :)

Date: 2017-07-23 05:08 pm (UTC)
rikes: butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] rikes
Fingers crossed Corey has better luck with the new house.

Ahhhh, travel planning! Very exciting!

Date: 2017-07-24 03:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frausorge
How frustrating for Corey! I hope he'll soon get to settle in and feel at home in the new place.

I hope you find a great destination for your trip. And that the festival will be a fun time!

Date: 2017-07-24 10:12 am (UTC)
raynedanser: made by me! No sharing, please! (misc - vintage kitchen)
From: [personal profile] raynedanser
I'm so sad about Chester.

What a housing pain for Corey! Glad he's found something else, but ugh! What a pain.

Ohh what are your options for holidays? Sounds fantastic!

I really want to see Spiderman and Dunkirk and will likely end up waiting until DVD on them.

Chase Park sounds like a lot of fun!

Ok, your banner? Who are they? :)

Date: 2017-07-25 04:12 pm (UTC)
turlough: sitting Heero & Duo & Trowa & Wufei & Quatre ((gw) gundam boys)
From: [personal profile] turlough
That's a lovely photo of you and Corey. (But I swear he's getting taller every time I see a new photo of him! Soon he will be twice your height :-)

How very frustrating for Corey and his friends! Moving is always so much bother and then with the extra costs on top. I'll keep my fingers crossed the new house will be a good place despite being farther away from the uni. What about biking instead of walking? Here in Sweden you can always tell if a town has a university by the number of bikes you see everywhere :-)

You're planning to go abroad, how exciting!! Where are you thinking of going?

Date: 2017-07-25 06:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spasticat
That is so awful about Corey's living situation. I'm sorry he had to go through that.

Yay on traveling abroad! It'll be exciting to find out where you decide to go!

Date: 2017-08-01 05:23 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
Ooh, lots of good news!

Date: 2017-08-07 02:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tara
I am so excited you're going abroad! I remember talking travel with you many years ago, possibly on our first meeting, and it was obvious that you didn't think you could do it. It makes me so happy that you feel like this is something that you get to do now, just like all the other things that are opening up for you. I can't wait to hear where you decide to go. I'd recommend Denmark, but you probably want to go somewhere warmer, not somewhere cooler ;)


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