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Stories, Americans, CHEESE and mostly cheese.

Just to clarify: I am alive.

I’ve not dropped off the face of the earth since NaNo. In fact, I’ve been a super busy bee and have attended tons of classes, finished all my assignments on time (and passed with flying colours), written a bunch of short stories, and entertained my American boyfriend who is living with me this December.

Many things are happening. I love present shopping. I just love buying people gifts. This year (because I have money ((see: ‘thought’ I had money)) I’ve managed to get something for almost everyone and stuff I know they’ll love. I now only have £33 in all the world. Ever. That’s it. Thirty-three pounds. But yaaay! And I still want to buy more things for people, even though I’ve already got them things. *headdesk*

I’ve been showing my boyfriend the joys of England in winter (pfft), mostly Southampton City, the German Market, and strange people I know. Every day is an adventure so far, it feels great! We’ve just bought three lots of different cheeses, French Brea, Double Gloucester Chives & Onion and Jarlsberg. The Brea is amazing. I could eat all of it right now; but I won’t because Boyfriend is cussing at me. I will either die from eating too much cheese or drinking too much coffee, but you know what, they sound like happy ways to kick the bucket in my opinion! Man, I love cheese.

Boyfriend is currently trying to wrap bows on his gifts. No idea why. He’s so meticulous in his wrapping. It puts mine to shame but I actually adore hash-dash wrapping. You know the kind. The gifts people give you that look like it has been trodden on a few times and the paper is folded in all the wrong places. I can’t wrap presents to save my life anyway. Hash-dash is the best kind.

I’m looking forward to celebrating Winter Solstice with the boyfriend this year and introducing him to the family. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has gathered to meet him. It’s quite sweet really, though he’s understandably nervous. I think he’ll enjoy our uber family-lovey-dovey-by-the-fire ways. Happy whatever you celebrate! I super hope you enjoy the winter break.

Short stories: Cannon Fodder is perhaps my best one so far. 

The Peak of his Shiny Cap

A Night With Vesper

Loss of Ignorance

Cannon Fodder

All the Time in the World

Took You Long Enough

The Pianist

NaNo Chapters:

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

4 thoughts on “Stories, Americans, CHEESE and mostly cheese.”

  1. Man, I met my boy’s extended family for the first time on Boxing Day last year. That is nightmare fuel, I feel for him… but I’m sure you’re family are lovely, unlike my boyfriend’s, who all scare the living CRAP out of me.

    Guess how many Christmas presents I’ve bought so far?


    *dodges frying pan* Oh God oh God I am such a bad friend/sister/daughter/girlfriend/etc, I just leave everything to the last second. I’ve been saving up but paying for my driving test (£62 OMGWTFBBQ?!) and my lessons (£46 A POP) and stuff is draining my account. GUH. Anyway hopefully I’ll get some done today and tomorrow.



    1. What is it with boyfriend’s having a scary family? Just, what is that about? Yeah, Greg is loving it here. XD Everyone is fascinated by his accent/American words and keen to make him feel at home. Plus, my family is so relaxed about sex, relationships and life in general (in context of your condom post XD). I should probably make a blog post about this, but dude, my mum has a crush on my boyfriend. She was flirting with him all night last night *headdesk*.


      You’re wonderful and I’m sure you’ll manage it. One year I couldn’t afford ANYTHING AT ALL, so I made everyone gifts. Hand made absolutely everything. T’was quite satisfying in the end 😀



  2. JARLSBERG I miss that stuff…it is the greatest cheese.
    Brie…not so much.

    I love it when someone gives you a present that looks like they sat on it on the train.

    Will read the stories as soon as 🙂


    1. Bleh, you can eat all the left over Jarlsberg then! Greg and I don’t like it. XD The Brie I almost finished in two days… I’ve managed to stop myself.

      You know you don’t have to read them, you lovely you. XD


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