Norwegians, Nincompoops and a Nervous Meltdown

Well, it’s Friday again everybody, surely a cause for celebration amongst most of the 9-5ers amongst us! The weekend looms with freedom and hopefully some rest to recharge. I seem to be being put to the test this morning, being made to thoroughly earn my weekend… We open at 8am every morning, at 8:01am the buzzer goes to announce the arrival of a Norwegian delegation at the door all wanting to place orders and get sorted out all at the same time. Unfortunately, I have only one set of hands, one set of eyes and one mouth to answer queries… The mouth I’m sad to say does not speak Norwegian… To address the Nincompoops, i.e. my colleagues! They literally SAT and WATCHED, whilst I struggled with a language barrier, four customers at once, and a barrage of garbled questions, whilst deciphering who was talking to me and who were just talking between themselves in rapid Norwegian!!! Like seriously?!?! So much for fucking team work! Even just taking down names and address would have been helpful, I didn’t have a clue who was who or what anyone wanted to order :S

I now find myself sitting answering the usual idiotic questions (like I have done every day for the last year, wondering if their brains will EVER absorb any information), with a strong stress toy being put well through its paces!! Anyone got a bottle of Gin they could give me? (just for medicinal purposes of course) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Having written the above a couple of hours ago, I am relieved to write that things have calmed somewhat here in Oddity-land… I have been reciting Riddles from Harry Potter to myself in my head as it sounds fantastic hearing words come out of my mouth that I can internally hear as Stephen Fry! ๐Ÿ˜‚

I have also decided in my infinite wisdom that this afternoon shall be a gaming afternoon! Haven’t gotten on to my for MONTHS, but I have just remembered a means by which I could play my games in the living room instead!! *Mind blown* so quite excited to hopefully get that working! Maybe some Assassin’s Creed time? That’d be awesome!

Hope your day has been less rollercoaster-esque than mine thus far, have a fantabulous weekend everyone!! Luna Xx

Rolling with Rowling

What an amazing human being she is… How many millions of people take solace and find wonder in the world she has created?! I am one such lucky individual. During my darkest days her world provides me with hope and a place to feel at home. Her stories will forever hold a place in my heart that no other realm can fill.

As I go through my adult life, I find more references to things that may have influenced the creation of the Wizarding World, the latest of which being an online article relating to the Church of St. Mungo’s! I had no idea the wizarding hospital was named after an actual Saint! I just thought it was a very clever name that she’d invented or seen in some other context! Mind. Blown!

I know this post is likely never to be read by the lady herself but I wish to say the largest thank you of my life, to you Joanne Rowling, for all the love and joy you have put into this world by creating your own.

Hope your weekends are going swimmingly however you are spending them today! With love, respect and admiration for all we do every day, I bid you farewell for today!

A Ravenclaw, a friend. Luna Xx

Cold and Close to Tears…

I always feel sad this time of year… I think it’s all the greenery dying… The weather changing… Leaves me so down and melancholy…

Unfortunately my sadness today comes from affairs of the heart rather than the woes of nature… In a previous post I mentioned the start of a new game I began recently. The DATING game. Not an easy feat for a tall girl pushing 30 with a love of all things sugary…

In recent weeks I have found a rather wonderful human, who seemingly enough actually enjoys spending time with me AND is taller than me AND likes to go on random date activities AND likes my body type! I mean great, right??! However, my fear of abandonment goes through the roof at the thought of him at the fairly major snag we seem to have encountered… He is allergic to me.

Yes, you read that right, allergic… To me… Or something in my flat. BLOODY BRILLIANT ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

It’s very disconcerting to go to sleep next to a beautiful specimen of the male species and wake up to something akin to Deadpool pre-cool outfit…

It’s so bizarre as I myself have sensitive skin so usually if anyone’s face is going to melt it’s mine! I already use sensitive washing powder (and have now changed to his brand); have no pets; have changed my shampoo and conditioner to a 99% natural range to remove the chemicals there…

I could go on, I won’t. Anyway, these changes have had some effect but not a total reduction… I’m determined to find out the cause and change/fix it but I am getting worried I’m not going to be given enough time to do so…

Literally gutting. Found a nice guy who’s into me and he’s allergic to me! Where is the fairness here? It’s taken nearly a year since the end of my last relationship to even try again… I’m getting worried it was the wrong choice, that yes it’s lonelier… But at least people don’t leave me… You get me? People always leave…

It’s a lonely evening in Oddity-land, I wish you all happiness and prosperity in your doings today, as that’s all I have to offer seemingly.

Adiรณs Amigos. Luna

Growing Strong – House Tyrell

Though I usually prefer to think of myself as a House Stark girl it has to be said those High-born Highgardeners have good words to go with this quote…

The Japanese historically use Gold to repair broken pottery, they say it enhances the beauty of the item and shows its story. I feel this has some strong relevance. We may feel broken, but once we have had time and love given to us (and from ourselves as well) we can be reformed into a more beautiful version of ourselves, a mutation into a new form that is stronger than before.

I haven’t felt so compelled to write so many posts in one day for a very long time… What a day it has been!

Namaste, Bon Nuit and Stille Nacht. Sleep, regenerate, repair. Tomorrow awaits!

Nighty night, Luna xXx

We shall not see his like again

I still struggle to comprehend how a man as extraordinary as Robin Williams could have suffered so much, for so long, that he felt suicide was his only option… A truly Great man, committed always to the well-being and entertainment of others whilst feeling empty and devoid of love for himself.

He has starred in some of my all-time favourite films, in varied roles, not all of them as the comedian he is best known for… “Bangerang”, “Oh Captain my Captain”, “it will be alright Poppet”… ๐Ÿ˜ข

His life is over.

His story cut short.

We shall never forget the love he gave to the world. He gave until his cup was empty. I strive every day now to ensure my cup always is filled, so I can keep giving.

RIP my hero. My Captain. My Genie. Fly through Neverland, never to grow old as we who are left to grow old.

Yours in grief… Luna