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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2006|11:45 pm]
This is me with my orange hair. I kind of like it now, despite it not being at all what I wanted (a sophisticated, glamourous brunette). Don't laugh too much.
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(no subject) [Sep. 7th, 2006|09:10 pm]
[mood |happyhappy happy]
[music |Princess Bride theme. I'm cool.]

I had an absolutely lovely day today, although i am now very very sleepy, having got no more than 4 hours sleep a night recently. I was getting so much better, up to six or seven, and now it's worse again. But still, today today. I wanted to see fencing guy before going to New York on Saturday, as i didn't really get to say goodbye to him when I stayed in Colchester as he had to leave for work at 5:30, which is not when i am at my best. So we met today at 9:30, and i was a bit nervous because i had been kind of horrid to him via msn yesterday, but it was such a great day, he bought me a red and a pink rose (which are currently a bit worse for wear having been dragged around london for a day, and having a jacket on top of them and after me hitting various unsuspecting people with them) and we went to the Tiffany exhibition at Somerset House. So so so so beautiful. They had pictures of Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy and jewellery from the late 9th century to the most modern pieces - i think i was squeaking and dashing about like a five year old with big saucer eyes going 'shiny shiny shiny shiny shinyyyyyyyy'. And then there were rooms full of snuff boxes too, which were a bit random.

Then we went for lunch on the river terrace, and played in the fountain in the courtyard, then wandered off over waterloo bridge, lay on the grass for a couple of hours, met a crazy guy. He was really crazy, he came over to tell me i had hair like Elizabeth Siddal, which i didn't object too, but then he kept coming back, telling us how great it was we were in love and how he was an artist and lived in hackney, and then he started singing. It was weird, didn't quite know where to look, he got very emotional during this song of madness. Made our excuses eventually and left, but not before Crazy Guy informed Dominic that he was very lucky. Oh, how proud I am that the crazies love me. Hmm.

Then we rummaged around at a book sale, had a drink at the national theatre, went to green park and were quite soppy...it was all quite lovely and i am in a very good mood now. Looking forward to -
1) New York
2) Dominic coming to stay after New York
3) Going back to uni (rooms are sorted now, i'm very happy with mine, and i am next to claire so we can learn morse code and tap messages to each other)
4) October 20th

Went for a pub lunch with SuzanneCarmenRoochiClaire on Tuesday which was really nice, mourned Steve Irwin and ate lots of Yorkshire Pudding. And epic Suzanne cake. And Kate came over in the evening, with sophia who now has braces and richard who spent the evening pretending to be a crab. I know i haven't written for ages and i haven't said about the zoo or anything, but i think ENOUGH FOR NOW. ENOUGH I SAY!!! I'm tired, let me rest, with my Jeevesy book and glass of Shloer. Life is good.
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(no subject) [Sep. 4th, 2006|08:17 pm]
I am so sad about Steve Irwin. I can't even believe it! He was just so enthusiastic and cool, and I enjoyed the feeling of being (probably) one of the only people to see his film. The cinema was pretty empty. And Terri - if any two people were ever meant to be together, in the whole world, it was definitely them, they were both so insane. And the kiddies. Life can suck. Also, I accidently dyed my hair orange. Really, really, really orange.
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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2006|06:56 pm]
[music |California Girls - Beach Boys]

Today I returned from cornwall, having spent four days painting a mug. Well, actually i also went walking, to the beach and cycling, and i cooked dinner for my family too. But mostly, the mug. I am quite brown now (by my standards) which i think is quite shocking. The week before i was in France with my boy and his family, which i was nervous about, but it was a lot of fun although the weather wasn't too great, but we went to markets and i bought some jewellery and we had a picture drawn and went to the beach twice. Also went land yachting - obviously, i was a disaster area, i fell out twice and ended up quite battered. One day i will remember that i am extremely accident prone and will avoid things that are obviously going to end in pain. Although i would do it again, it was great, apart from the smacking into the sand with a boat falling on top of you parts. I haven't been to the gym for a couple of weeks and a feeling a bit icky,like a tub, i will probably go tomorrow and saturday, then to carmen's party sunday. I went to a play with claire last saturday, which made me feel very clever, especially as it was three hours long and about Galileo (who was a very shouty man). Also going to colchester in a couple of weeks, then new york, super travelly fran lalala. That was just an update, and is probably quite dull - in other news, the best name ever is Ruperta. And i have discovered that the scottish duke that my great aunt traced my dad's family tree back too, who i had always assumed to be a boring rubbish aristocrat, was actually the illegitimate son of Charles II!!!! This made me extremely happy, as it means that, however tiny and pathetic the connection, I am linked to Prince Rupert. Which i think goes some way to explaining my love of pirates and explosions (after the royalists lost, he became a buccaneer and invented a type of gunpowder). I might start demanding that people call me Your Majesty. There should be bowing. I know Charles II was a very sleazy man, so everyone is probably related to him, but still.....tis cool. It does put a slight damper on my marriage to Charles I, who i aim to seduce some time next year (before josie can get him first). I have solved this problem though, with the reasoning that royalty always interbreed, leaving to lovely haemophiliac webbed-footed children. Aaah. OK, i've finished rambling now. Hopefully i will see many of you soon! Ooh, doorbell. Anyway, Im off to get a beverage xxx
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2006|09:16 pm]
Aloha! Had quite a relaxing day today apart from an epic gym session (my bikini keeps looking at me with mocking rivet-eyes) and some watching of kim possible, which is amazing. I have had a fairly busy week, went to London with Josie and Guen, had lunch with Claire, Roochi and Guen (so lovely to see everyone again) and went to see dee and Jason at Zucchi on Thursday, did some shopping and arranged dinner with them Tuesday, when I also have an eye test. Tomorrow, Brideshead Sunday with Claire, and Monday I am adventuring in London with Rose. Went to se Pirates of the Caribbean 2 as well, it was ace, and yesterday went to London with Dominic. I had such a nice day, we went to Hyde Park and hired a cute little rowing boat for an hour. He rowed around whilst I lounged, trailing my fingers in the water in a deeply romantic manner, as per the plan (I did take over at one point, but my coordination is terrible). We had a cream tea in he park, went to play in harrods and then to listen to music and dip our feet in the fountains at trafalgar square. A very jolly day, although i have burnt my shoulders quite badly despite factor 30, meaning that various moments of today have been agonising, particularly when erica headbutted me in the shoulder. The fiend. When i got home i had lots of pimms and stayed up with my dad talking about and listening to music despite me being very very tired. If anyone knows where I can get a CD of 'The Killer Inside Me' by Green on Red, I would be very grateful (it would mean my dad would be occupied) as ebay has let me down. He was horrified when I said Dominic liked trance. What??!? Get that boy listening to something decent at once!!! Good God, much mopping of brow, etc.

Ooh, and I went swimming with Sophia on Wednesday! Things were a bit difficult for a while with parents and random stuff, but we went, put that aside and everything, and it was really good fun, I did 62 lengths and we had lunch afterwards, it was all quite enjoyable and will probably be repeated soon. No throwing of anything, yay! Picnic sounds good, I'm in France 25th July to the 3rd of August and will probably go to cornwall straight afterwards, but only for a week maximum (can't handle any more). Would love to see everyone together, hopefully something can be arranged! I am going to spend the rest of the week skulking in the shadows with my lobster-arms and drinking more pimms. With raspberries. Mmmmmm. Love and galoshes!! (How amazing is the word galoshes? I know they're not seasonal, but I thought I would remind you all)
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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2006|09:18 pm]
Well, I did something crazy today. I bought a bikini. It was quite a mission too, as the place I intended to get something from, bravissimo, had nothing i liked in my size. They were very busy and scary too. I was quite disheartened after finding that they didn't have anything, and I didn't really know where else to look. My mum suggested going to Harrods to cheer me up, and the sale was on, so we bought some things, and i tried on many shoes, including some that were absolutely amazing, they must have been 7 or 8 inches, i felt like the 50ft woman, picking up cars, crushing buildings, but unfortunately I didn't have £319 ( that was the sale price) to make the height-glory permanent....anyway, I ended up getting a bikini! Not in the sale unfortunately, but i thought it was worth it to get something that actually fits. It is brown, with rivets in (i don't really know what else to call them, they are pretty much rivets) and some snazzy little shorts. Then we had lunch in the Harrods cafe and skipped around a bit. A productive day.

Ooh, I just joined a mailing list, and on the title menu, they had Captain. So tempting. Cap'n Fran. I went to see my grandma the other day, she was over from france and staying at my auntie Mary's. My auntie Mary lives right next to the London Hospital in Whitechapel. If you have never been to Whitechapel before - don't ever go there. I have no idea why all of my family choose to live around there. The East London Line is like a catalogue of places in London to avoid - Rotherhithe, Wapping, Shadwell, Whitechapel. My Aunt has the intriguing habit of shrieking the first two words in a sentence in a highly excitable, high pitched manner, then dropping back to mellow irish to finish. Before my nan even got there, i was assessed, and passed as 'a fine gel'. Also, 'DO YOU KNOW who she reminds me of? Coleeeeeeeeeeeen', said with sage nodding. I tried to rack my brain as to which cousin/aunt/puppy coleen was. But then she clarified 'with the footballer'. I was most insulted. But it was nice, although there were small children that were some relation to me, and one of them, called Ben, introduced me to his teddy, Benben, then insisted I watch him play Tomb Raider, and grabbed my legs if I tried to leave. I also had an inquisition from my Nan, steely-eyed as she asked me if i considered myself Irish. Very scary.

Then, a couple of days ago, all of my family came over, well, many of them, some who i hadn't seen for years, which was lovely. I saw Jessica and Hayley, my two extremely glamorous cousins, and sat in the garden chatting to them. And I've seen two films with Claire, and been to the gym a lot. I need some sunglasses, more shoes and some beach goodies, so I see more shoppage on the horizon.

To all you English-y people, when is it hanged and when is it hung? Because in verdicts, they used to say that the criminal will be 'hanged by the neck until dead', and i think that it wouldn't sound weird if you said 'she hanged herself' or 'she hung herself', but you can't really say 'I hanged the washing on the line', only hung works there....are there rules? This is what I contemplate when struggling with the insomnia.

Hope to see some of you soon, enjoy the sun sun sun!! xxx
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(no subject) [Jun. 26th, 2006|09:33 pm]
[mood |I don't know...]
[music |Bob Dylan - One More Cup Of Coffee (i love this song!!)]

Today I got my hair cut. As always, when i get my hair cut, it looks exactly the same to everyone else, but i am in agonies over the short front bits which i panicked may not fit into a ponytail....they did. I think it's different anyway. And the girl who cut it was nice, I didn't mind standing up or anything. And the shampoo was yummy-smelling, honey and almond, my hair smelled like pudding. I didn't eat it. Then i went to try and join the gym, but this seemed to be fraught with troubles. I now have many forms, all requesting my money. My non-existent money. But if i don't give it to them, i will sit at home every day, probably eating ice cream, which is rather counterproductive.

Erica is reading aloud from 'Skeletor's Ice Attack', a He Man book which features lots of pictures of men in skimpy loincloths and unattractive haircuts. Brandishing swords. I just checked, and my hair still smells nice, but the nearest person is 20 metres away, so it doesn't really matter. Some icky family stuff occurred today, so it has been quite a weird day. Feel a bit lost. Well, tomorrow i will find something to do. I think i will actually join the gym, however difficult they make it. And hopefully Wednesday i will go and see lindsay lohan in another silver screen classic, which will make everything great. High point of today was my parents getting an anniversary card 'Love is the sparkle and bubble of a happily married life' from my grandparents. My grandparents who hate each other, and ave the least happy marriage ever - it did make me chuckle. Also i drove my bobby a lot. I love him so much, it's like really really being at home, with his familiar clanking and rattling, and new clickings...true love conquers all, including the hill from caterham valley, which we managed in fine style. So, when are people free? We should go for dinner somewhere, or gather, or....something!!


Fran xxx
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2006|03:44 pm]
[music |Oddly, Duelling Banjoes.]

So, I had my last exam this morning. That sounds quite dramatic, i only had 2, so it isn't such a big deal. But still, i am a free fran! Except for a Chemical Biology lab report that is worth 50% of the course....yay. Just realised how long it has been since I properly updated. The BBQ was great, no rain and much food. Since then, it has been Pimms o'clock many times, and I've had some lovely days, having cream tea in this adorable tea room Dominic found in Stanmer Park, then lying on the warm grass for hours. Went for termly cream tea at the Grand Hotel with Claire - three hours. Oh yes. And free champagne. Such a great day. Had spaghetti bolognese with claire as well (not the same night, that was impossible, i was full of tea and sandwich and scone and cake) and this Saturday is the ball, which hopefully will be fun. As i haven't had much to do lately, I've gone back to my naughty ebay ways - bought the ugliest/cutest necklace, a bag, and had to restrain myself from getting a rather pretty ring. I'm so easily swayed by cheap shiny things. I'm hoping to tan this summer ( I know, i know!) but i'm also freaked out by that plan. Umm, i can't think of anything else. Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!!
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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2006|06:17 pm]
Well you know that I love to live with you
But you make me forget so very much,
I forget to pray for the angels
And then the angels, they forget to pray for us
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(no subject) [May. 28th, 2006|12:36 pm]
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (middle name/ street you live on)
Alice Crossways

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
Audrey Cherrydrops

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, last two or three letters of your last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple Tapir (I'm so changing my name to Purple Tapir)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Alice London

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)
Ecila Nollid (that sounds like a disease)

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet, street you grew up on)
Charlotte Money (I quite like that one, I must say)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile you or your parents drive)
The Purple Bobby Conde (Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's The Purple Bobby Conde, here to save the day!!!)
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