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I have mentioned this a couple of times on twitter*, but I guess several of you don't know: last Thursday I had what in olden times might have been termed a nervous breakfdown. I am under various Doctor's Orders, one of which is to do NOTHING at all stressful until a week today. This includes all Lib Demmery - she specified that.

Last night I was a bit naughty and posted a couple more sets of answers to fed party election questions because I figured it would stress me out not doing them more than it would doing them, especially given that one set came from someone I consider a friend, and I would guilt trip myself about it endlessly.

So if you ask me to do something, please don't be offended if I say no. Aside from anything else, this was another Doctor's Order: I have to learn to say no. I have to learn how much I can feasibly take on, and how to say no to the bits I can't feasibly take on.

In happier news one of the things I thought it would be good to do to recuperate would be to see friends I haven't seen in a while, and as many of them are in That London, and my PPC is going down for English Council on Saturday, and we have a Two Together Railcard**, I am coming down to London Not For English Council. I would quite like to do things like have lunch and beer and things (not necessarily at the same time).

Places I remember fondly include The Kensington Crepery (Kensington), The Museum Tavern (opposite the British museum), The World's End and The Mango Rooms and The Cuban (Camden), that pub near Euston station that has lots of real ale and a CHEESE menu, and The Crobar in Soho. I am not averse to being introduced to new places either.

Could you guys maybe email me if you're free on that Saturday and I'll set up an email circle so you can discuss it? I don't want to be doing too much organising (stress) but I do want to see peoples :) And obvs once a decision is made I will happily stick things on google calendar and send out invites and things.

* because twitter is the only thing I have the spoons to deal with at the moment - it's surfable, it's easy to walk away from if things get fraught, and it contains lots of links to intersting things. My linkspam has been posting on here every morning because that's automated, thanks to the lovely [personal profile] andrewducker.

** initially we bought it to save money on getting to York conference***, but it lasts for a year, and so we're finding it useful for all sorts of other things where we must of necessity travel together :)

*** I believe it saved us £3 on that trip. But, you know, YORKSHIRE.

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Many *hugs*. Please do look after yourself. You can save the world once you're back on your feet again.

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sfred
Sorry you've been having such a rough time.

I think my weekend's full (see "learn to say no") but I hope you have a lovely time.

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 01:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickbarlow

Can't make it to That London on Saturday, but have a good time. And my memory of my one time going to English Council was that the one thing I needed afterwards was beer and Definitely Not Talking About Lib Demmery, so you'll be in a good place to help your PPC get both of those too :)

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sassy_scot
Oh no! I hadn't realised that you were ill. Lots of love - and do what the Doctor says.

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hellokitsune
My brain squirrels have decided to hold a crazy convention between my ears so I haven't been able to cope with much beyond Final Fantasy XIV (the twinkly twee music is better than anything I've ever had on prescription) and watching avian turf wars at our bird feeder. Robins are vicious little bastards; cute though.

Hope you feel better soon and remember, cheese is medicinal. Especially in large quantities. *hug*

Date: Monday, November 17th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gominokouhai
Damn. Didn't know about the Museum Tavern when I was there.

The best sandwiches in the world are to be found at Kiosk, on the St Pancras side of Kings Cross Station. The second-best sandwiches are from a little Italian place in Camden (Duke Street, I think) between there and the British Museum.

Go to the John Soane Museum if you haven't already. This is mandatory.

Sorry you've been ill.

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 09:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hollymath
Leeds is not otherwise worthless! Thought Bubble + go to see M.R. James in a shed under a railway arch :)

The baconness in Huddersfield is so immense it infects the entire station. How I look forward to this in about an hour ;)

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I hope you're feeling a bit better with a break - and keep on saying "No"!

Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] strange-complex.livejournal.com
Sorry for commenting late on this - I am having a horrible time at work lately, so have very few spare spoons left over for social stuff, sadly. But I just wanted to say thanks for sharing what happened, and I'm sorry to hear about it. I hope the Doctor's Orders are starting to help, and that you have a fantastic time in London.

Also, if you are still looking for things to do, I can't recommend the British Library Terror and Wonder (http://www.bl.uk/events/terror-and-wonder--the-gothic-imagination) exhibition highly enough. Christopher Lee is in it at least twice (clip from The Wicker Man and a Dracula spin-off LP), but there is so much more beyond, going right from Horace Walpole to bedraggled Goths eating chips on the sea-front at Whitby. Allow at least two hours to take it all in if you go.

Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
*big hugs*

I hope you feel better soon. Please take it easy and look after yourself.

Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] staceyuk
Sorry that annonymouse comment was me. I forgot to log in.

Date: Friday, November 21st, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sashajwolf
Darn, my logistics this weekend are already slightly more complicated than is good for my mental health. Sorry - it would have been great to see you otherwise!

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