kazzy_cee: (2009 clocks)
Only one week left of the summer break - good grief where does 7 weeks go!!

This is the first College break where I am not supposed to be working as I'm not paid for it. Of course I still get a monthly salary as they even it out over the year which is nice.  Unfortunately there was so much to do that I decided that to keep my sanity I would tweak a few things before September ... so:
  • I spent 2 weeks getting our area of the virtual learning environment up and running so that it has something the students can look at and learn from
  • 2 weeks was spent getting the administrative paperwork sorted including rewriting the student handbook from scratch.  Now students will find that there's information in the handbook that is up to date and (hopefully) gives them some information.  Before it was about 6 pages, now it's 26 :)
  • About 2 weeks was spent surfing on the 'net far too much, going to Amsterdam, attending [community profile] writerconuk, catching up with RL friends and relatives and generally lazing about
  • 2 days were spent sorting out our office move so that on Tuesday next week all I have to do is walk in and sit down and everything is how I like it *g*
So I have one week left and last week the sh1t hit the fan work-wise and I now find myself taking over 4 of the 6 teaching groups in a lower management position which is generating far too much to do in the last few remaining days before we go back next week.  Ah well - 'tis moah money and that will come in handy.  It's also what I was doing last year before my job change (for a different qualification) so I know the job inside out and backwards, so no learning needs to strain my brain.

Only slight problem is that I have two other jobs too, so my nice easy time I was supposed to have in January when I switched one job is just not going to happen.  I can see me doing far more 9-5 stuff, but the upside is that I've significantly cut down my evenings/weekend work and they should remain free! \0/

Still can't believe how quickly it's all gone though.....

Also - if you want to read what I presented at [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk  this year, pop over to the site as I've finally got around to posting it :)  I think everyone else has posted theirs now too!  All good.
kazzy_cee: (ani applause)
Back home after a really, really great midimeet weekend with fandom peeps at [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk in Coventry.

Best so far I think!

Brief highlights:
  • Fandom peeps!! People who had not been before, and Midimeet 'regulars' made it a fun filled few days!
  • Realising that I didn't think I had a lot of knowledge of fandoms I wouldn't consider I was really part of (e.g. Supernatural, SG1/SGA, Dr Who/Torchwood) but in fact I do have more than a smattering :)
  • Goody bags!!!!!!!
  • A really interesting set of presentations (check out the [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk com. over the next few days for details from the presenters)
  • A weekend of events that went like clockwork thanks to the hard work of the committee!
  • Very comfy room (with a fantastic shower)!
  • Lovely, lovely food!
  • Cocktails, and wine and more cocktails....
  • Terrific staff at the Ramada Hotel who were so helpful and friendly and who coped very well with such a large group descending on them and making rather a lot of noise and taking over the first floor completely.
  • Free wifi in the public areas so everyone could check Lj! :P
  • HUGE chairs you could lounge on during the breaks
  • Everyone won something in the raffle! *I haz alcohol - hic*
  • Did I mention the lovely, lovely food? *iz stuffed*
The only slight downside was that my journey on the way there was rather horrible and much longer than it should have been because of speed restrictions on the motorway for some reason, so lots of slow moving traffic.  I made excellent time on the way back though and the little Smart Car has done 342 miles on one tank of petrol, and still has plenty in it *pets it*.

Final good news - we'll be doing it all over again next year at the same venue!!! Yay!!!

If you'd like to come, please check out the com and remember it's open to all readers/authors/betas/artists/vidders and anyone with any interest in any and all fandoms/pairings. 

If you're a fan - you're welcome, we'd love to see you (pass it on!).

Waves!

Apr. 4th, 2009 01:20 pm
kazzy_cee: (Spring)
Me again - boy these days fly by when you're busy!! I now have two weeks off! *bliss!*

Yesterday was the youngest Mr Cee's 16th birthday. Wow - 16 years old, and now he's as tall as his 6'4" Dad. Good grief - I'm truly the shortest person in the house!!

He had to go to school unfortunately, but he got lots of good wishes from lots of classmates. Mostly the girls wanted to wish him happy birthday by writing on his arm!!

pictures of happy birthday wishes )

He had a good evening and this afternoon my parents will be coming over for birthday cake. Mmm chocolate birthday cake! :)

In other news - I have signed up to go to the Midimeet in Coventry on 14-16 August. This will make the third year of a super fun weekend. This year we will be embracing even more fandoms which makes it really interesting (although I've realised I'm rubbish on a quiz team, so I apologise for my lack of knowledge to my prospective team members in advance!).

The very brilliant committee has also managed to score an extremely reasonable room rate in the hotel. Well done!

I'm looking forward to it - if anyone is thinking of joining us, I'd really recommend it - there's nothing nicer than getting together with online friends and finding out they're just as lovely as you thought they'd be :)

'Smee

Aug. 10th, 2008 09:15 am
kazzy_cee: (meme)
OOoooooo!!!!!!




So - I'd better get my act together and plan my presentation thingie about making icons hadn't I? I'm learning a program I haven't used before because it's free and pretty straight forward to use so it's a good start for newbies.

I've decided to go to the Midimeet on the train as it takes about the same time and it means I can relax on the journey. The hotel is very close to the station, and I only have to change trains once. There better not be any engineering work on the train lines!

I'm have a ton of things I should be doing, but I'm bored and need to finish this lovely cup of coffee I've just been handed, so it feels like meme time (pinched from [livejournal.com profile] mystd)

cut for your reading convenience )

Also - because I need to practice with this new arty program I am happy to take requests for an icon.

Comment here with what you'd like, point me towards screencaps if it's fandom related, or just give me a general idea. No animated ones this time and resulting icons will be posted later in the week.

ETA: Via [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo go and read THIS about being a fan.... hysterical!

'Smee

Aug. 10th, 2008 09:15 am
kazzy_cee: (meme)
OOoooooo!!!!!!




So - I'd better get my act together and plan my presentation thingie about making icons hadn't I? I'm learning a program I haven't used before because it's free and pretty straight forward to use so it's a good start for newbies.

I've decided to go to the Midimeet on the train as it takes about the same time and it means I can relax on the journey. The hotel is very close to the station, and I only have to change trains once. There better not be any engineering work on the train lines!

I'm have a ton of things I should be doing, but I'm bored and need to finish this lovely cup of coffee I've just been handed, so it feels like meme time (pinched from [livejournal.com profile] mystd)

cut for your reading convenience )

Also - because I need to practice with this new arty program I am happy to take requests for an icon.

Comment here with what you'd like, point me towards screencaps if it's fandom related, or just give me a general idea. No animated ones this time and resulting icons will be posted later in the week.

ETA: Via [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo go and read THIS about being a fan.... hysterical!

Pimp

Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:33 pm
kazzy_cee: (postit check Lj)
Yayz - Writercon Midimeet 2008 is on!!

Woot!!

Come and see everyone - it was great last year!! :)

Pimp

Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:33 pm
kazzy_cee: (postit check Lj)
Yayz - Writercon Midimeet 2008 is on!!

Woot!!

Come and see everyone - it was great last year!! :)
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
...was so much fun! It was great to meet people from my f-list (and people who aren't on my f-list, but who will be soon!!) and the whole thing came together so well, there was literally "something for everyone" and judging from the comments I heard, everyone had a really enjoyable time!

cut to spare you my weekend rambles )

The best news came at the end of the morning when during the AGM [livejournal.com profile] xanpet2000 agreed to take over as Chair and [livejournal.com profile] peasant_ took over as Treasurer joining [livejournal.com profile] just_sue (who had stayed on as Secretary) to continue as the Executive committee in order to organise another event! Yay!!

*large hint!!* There are some great photos of the event over at [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk including some of the presentations which can be downloaded - why not go and have a look, and add a comment if you'd like to be part of it all next year?

After this great news I set off home and zoooooomed home in 3 hours. The Smartcar seemed to enjoy it's little excursion and was very economical managing over 300 miles on one small tank of petrol, so it only needed a refill about half way home *pets*. John Cleese seemed to enjoy telling me the way and the family seem to have survived without me for three days!

Roll on next year! :D
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
...was so much fun! It was great to meet people from my f-list (and people who aren't on my f-list, but who will be soon!!) and the whole thing came together so well, there was literally "something for everyone" and judging from the comments I heard, everyone had a really enjoyable time!

cut to spare you my weekend rambles )

The best news came at the end of the morning when during the AGM [livejournal.com profile] xanpet2000 agreed to take over as Chair and [livejournal.com profile] peasant_ took over as Treasurer joining [livejournal.com profile] just_sue (who had stayed on as Secretary) to continue as the Executive committee in order to organise another event! Yay!!

*large hint!!* There are some great photos of the event over at [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk including some of the presentations which can be downloaded - why not go and have a look, and add a comment if you'd like to be part of it all next year?

After this great news I set off home and zoooooomed home in 3 hours. The Smartcar seemed to enjoy it's little excursion and was very economical managing over 300 miles on one small tank of petrol, so it only needed a refill about half way home *pets*. John Cleese seemed to enjoy telling me the way and the family seem to have survived without me for three days!

Roll on next year! :D
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
[livejournal.com profile] 10yearsofbtvs opens today - go and check out the line up of contributors with first fics going up today!

The [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk Midimeet 2007 is nearly upon us and the banner challenge fics are being posted now!
(starts on the 10th August - and there are still places free!)


Yay! Good stuff!
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
[livejournal.com profile] 10yearsofbtvs opens today - go and check out the line up of contributors with first fics going up today!

The [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk Midimeet 2007 is nearly upon us and the banner challenge fics are being posted now!
(starts on the 10th August - and there are still places free!)


Yay! Good stuff!
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
It's time to *deep breath*

CLAIM YOUR BANNER!!!!


Authors - it's your chance to claim a banner during this weekend (30th/1st July).

To make it interesting it's been decided (yes, I decided it!) that the banners can go to anyone. So this means two (or more!) people can claim the same banner and interpret the fic specifics however they like. I think it'll be interesting to see how different people interpret the same banner and specifics.

Remember - all fic must be posted between 1st and 7th August


Fics can be drabbles, ficlets or longer if you have time, but please follow the specifics the artists have suggested


You do not have to be attending the Midimeet to enter this competition - there are still some places left if you'd like to come! (sign up here)

All 36 wonderful banners can be found here - copy and paste the URL to find the specific post on the [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk site.

TO CLAIM YOUR BANNER COMMENT IN THIS POST


*gets ready with lots of carrots for the plot bunnies*
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
It's time to *deep breath*

CLAIM YOUR BANNER!!!!


Authors - it's your chance to claim a banner during this weekend (30th/1st July).

To make it interesting it's been decided (yes, I decided it!) that the banners can go to anyone. So this means two (or more!) people can claim the same banner and interpret the fic specifics however they like. I think it'll be interesting to see how different people interpret the same banner and specifics.

Remember - all fic must be posted between 1st and 7th August


Fics can be drabbles, ficlets or longer if you have time, but please follow the specifics the artists have suggested


You do not have to be attending the Midimeet to enter this competition - there are still some places left if you'd like to come! (sign up here)

All 36 wonderful banners can be found here - copy and paste the URL to find the specific post on the [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk site.

TO CLAIM YOUR BANNER COMMENT IN THIS POST


*gets ready with lots of carrots for the plot bunnies*
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
Thought I'd bring my entries over here too. These are the banners I've made for authors to claim (if they want to) and write a drabble/fictlet or longer fic if they have time.

Read more... )
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
Thought I'd bring my entries over here too. These are the banners I've made for authors to claim (if they want to) and write a drabble/fictlet or longer fic if they have time.

Read more... )
kazzy_cee: (pure joy James - photo mad_brilliant_)
The [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk Midimeet 2007 art/fic challenge has started off spectacularly well with lots of wonderful entries.

Check out the lovelies!
kazzy_cee: (pure joy James - photo mad_brilliant_)
The [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk Midimeet 2007 art/fic challenge has started off spectacularly well with lots of wonderful entries.

Check out the lovelies!
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
Come one, come all to the Artwork/Fiction Midimeet 2007 challenge!!!

This is a challenge to get all those artists who dabble in the Whedonverse and all those talented writers together on the run up to Midimeet 2007 on 10th-12th August (more details and an opportunity to sign up to come along here).

This challenge is open to anyone, please see under the cut for more information!

(follow the fake cut)

If anyone would kindly pimp on any other Whedonesque sites, we'd be very grateful!!
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
Come one, come all to the Artwork/Fiction Midimeet 2007 challenge!!!

This is a challenge to get all those artists who dabble in the Whedonverse and all those talented writers together on the run up to Midimeet 2007 on 10th-12th August (more details and an opportunity to sign up to come along here).

This challenge is open to anyone, please see under the cut for more information!

(follow the fake cut)

If anyone would kindly pimp on any other Whedonesque sites, we'd be very grateful!!
kazzy_cee: (ani WriterCon Midimeet 2007)
Places have now been increased to 40 for the Midimeet. Visit the website to sign up.

YAY!! *bounces* It's going to be fuuuuun!!

icons to pimp with! )

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