karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Anubis)
The word "experience" is hereby finally and irretrievably revoked from your vocabulary.

No love,



16 Sep 2007 07:36 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Master Yoga)
Yesterday I got up even earlier than during the week to pick up [livejournal.com profile] mazzarc and drive to the European Centre of the TTCS in Colchester for a Tai Chi workshop. It was a very good one, not as big as the International one two years ago so we weren't too squashed in the practice hall. We went through a lot of basics and foundation exercises, concentrating on the first five moves of the set and on Parting Wild Horses' Mane on Sunday morning. Lovely and varied Chinese food was provided by the society's catering team from the purpose-built kitchen (full wok facilities with gigantic gas burners), there were at least three or four different bowls on each table (with at least one veggie option and steamed salmon at Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch), the special treat being freshly fried banana fritters with syrup as dessert for Sunday lunch.
Different this time was an introduction to Chanting, another Taoist Art taught and practised by the society. I'd only heard of it so wasn't quite sure what to expect. I'd imagined it being a rather ritualistic/meditative so wasn't quite sure about it but wanted to try. It turned out to be more like a singalong. I guess it's something you need to try when you aren't tired from a weekend of exercise.

We spend Saturday night at [livejournal.com profile] mazzarc's parents' in Maldon (which we found despite travelling rather small country roads, never quite sure where we were). I don't think I've been in bed so early for months (around 11) and slept like a log until 7:30 when I woke up and then snoozed another hour. Our hosts were lovely and fed us a huge breakfast in the morning (well, cereal and toast and jam). Thank you again for your hospitality!

The workshop finished around 4 and we made our way out of Colchester only to hit very heavy traffic on the A120. Thankfully, as soon as we were on the dual carriageway, it was plain sailing all the way to Cambridge. Dropped off Maz at home, came home and collapsed. Am going to have a light dinner of fruit yoghurt for dinner in a bit, I think.

Another busy week ahead. *groan* I'd rather have a couple of days to relax and sleeeeep...


11 Apr 2007 10:47 am
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (me casual)
Won't read LJ much during the day, far too busy at work... :o(

SLA was very cool last night, we actually got moving and got stuff done without screwing up (too much). I feel a bit sorry for [livejournal.com profile] allucius but I think he took it in his stride and realised how [livejournal.com profile] squad_bzn works. "Tosser" was most likely a very cool character but it sadly didn't quite fit in so we had to let him go.

Note to self: There's no such thing as "Just say Hi to [livejournal.com profile] jupiter_jones and chat a bit until midnight or until I've caught up on LJ and email and got the download of Life on Mars started, whatever's earlier" because she will keep me up all night. Do you ever sleep? o_O I could just be rude and switch off but I'm far too much of a gentleman to do that. :o/ Besides, the chats are fun. :o)

Stupid laptop was on automatic updates and restarted during the night which meant the LoM download didn't get finished. :o/
karohemd: by sogoth.livejournal.com (Music)
I just had to translate "My Part" which obviously comes out as "Mein Teil". ;o)

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