Isn't it weird how when you decide not to go for a walk, because the weather was so crappy yesterday, then the sun shines brightly all day (with a bit of snow thrown in for free). Anyway, it meant I have my lecture done and ready to go for tomorrow, without having to work late. So now it's time to do some self-indulging. :-)
Today's quote for your delectation: "Leben ist immer lebensgefährlich!" (Erich Kästner, 1899-1974) ("Life is always life-threatening!")
05-09-772 In all the confusion, forgot to pack journal, so thought I'd get a new one. Court is boring: boring fashion-obsessed girls with not a pair of braincells to rub together between them (!). But can't stay in room and read. Most of the men are self-important prats. Going to see how much *real* gossip I can track down.
Update: apparently Lord Dovir is here! Haven't seen him yet. Will find out if he really is such an enfant terrible of Centaurum. Teehee. Father would be horrified. Serve him right for sending me to Court.
06-09-772 Spotted Dovir today: doesn't seem that bad. He's short and compact, has short v. dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Has no dress-sense -- or so the women I was standing with claimed. I wouldn't know. I liked the waistcoat. But the Marquis de Refraichment is definitely better looking. But he's a bit of a fop, too.
Tore the lace collar on my favourite not-black dress -- bummer. Didn't bring anything to repair it with, either, and I don't trust it not to go missing if I give the dress to someone else to mend. Not sure what I am going to wear to Emperor's party this pm. It'll have to be black and lace if it's going to be smart... Oh well. I'll live through the comments of those airheaded girls.
07-09-772 Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored. Party was rubbish. But apparently the Emperor has a new obsession. We'll see. Must find some way of keeping my brain from atrophying.
10-09-772 Er, don't know where to start... I seem to have got married. To Lord Dovir, no less. This will take some explaining to Father... More when I am not so tired.
Because of the disgustingly early start this morning, I feel that I have had quite a good day, really. The lecture was done before the sun had set -- it's setting noticeable later now! Yay!
The Marquis and I went for an itty-bitty walk around the park and took a look at some of the flooding there in one of the bits that's 'land-locked' but as low as the river. It's cold again, so we didn't stay out too long. We we came back in, the Marquis made us hot chocolate and we watched Time Team. While we did this, I spent some time sorting through some long overdue paperwork and banking. Feel virtuous now...
Told my Dad about this lj today -- hi, G'Lon, in case you are reading this! He called to say thanks for the translation work. :-)
11-09-772 I was going to write down what's happened, wasn't I? I've got an hour or so before I set off for my new House's city residence, so here goes. But before I start, let's just remind everyone that the Emperor is insane. I am not talking 'idiosyncratic' or something quaint like that here. I am talking truly, totally, unrepentently KeRaZy!!!