moominlou: (Moomin Lou ~ pinstripe)
2012-08-31 05:27 pm

Introducing Moomin Lou

All the cool kids seem to be doing this at the moment, so with it being a rather gloomy Sunday, and being somewhat laden with an inconvenient cold, what better reason to be a bit self-indulgent and talk about oneself.

I was born in Nottingham and recently discovered that my maiden name actually originates from there which I found quite remarkable, but have thus far not met anyone that shares that excitement, but I found it interesting at least.

Since I was very young, I have always erred on the gothier side of life, which earned me the nickname "Morticia" throughout my school life. In some ways, it was quite ostracising and it has only been the last few years that I have started feeling comfortable with myself. I love Hallowe'en, atmospheric/ethereal music, corsets and gothic novels, but I dislike being pigeon-holed.

My taste in music is quite diverse and eclectic and I'm proud of that. I dislike limiting myself to possibly wonderful musical adventures. You can find me listening to the likes of Emilie Autumn, Beethoven, Patsy Cline, Farmer Jason, Narsilion, Kate Rusby, Apocalyptica, VAST, Epica, Technoir......the list goes ever on. I'm also a huge fan of film scores and my collection is ever increasing.

It will come as no surprise then that I'm a huge film fan and since I was about 13, my favourite film has been The Crow. I immediately fell in love with Brandon Lee's portrayal of the tragic Eric Draven. I'll give most films a go but tend to stay away from the rom-coms that are constantly being churned out.

I started out working as an admin supervisor for Wilkinsons. I was there for two years in which my conviction of never working in retail again was firmly cemented. I then moved to Birmingham and had a short stint working as an administrator for an online dating agency which was "interesting", moving on to a mostly unfulfilling 5 years at a law firm which ended in redundancy. A difficult few months ensued what with desperately trying to find another job, but ultimately, it was the best thing that could have happened. I was forced into taking the initiative and pushing myself forwards. It paid off as I have now been an Intelligence Researcher for nearly 3 years. I am looking forward to starting a course for a wedding planner diploma just as soon as I have the course fees.

At home, I live in a little house with my new husband Adam and my charming cat, Aragorn. Adam and I got engaged in February 2010 whilst staying at a lovely cottage in Norfolk with friends and it was one of the happiest and most emotional moments of my life. We first met when I was 18 and it was passionate and silly and was so intense it burned out and we went our separate ways. We got back together a few years ago and it's like Adam said; we started out on our journey together but needed to do some of it alone and now it's time for us to continue together.

Most of my thoughts and plans over the last 18 months or so have been for our wedding which took place on Monday, October 24th 2011. It was wonderful and unique and I loved every second of planning it (although I didn't completely avoid some "Bridezilla" moments).

When I'm not being sentimental about weddings, I'm probably cuddling Aragorn within an inch of his nine lives, spending time with Adam and indulging in Snoo-Snoo, or I've got my head stuck in a fantasy art book for which I am passionate. We also love spending time with our friends whether it's film and food fests, cinema trips or Hallowe'en soirées with our Selly Park extended family.

So, that's me in a nutshell (no pigeon-holes please) but hopefully you will find a lot more once you get to know me!



Last edited May 2012.
moominlou: (Eric Draven)
2012-08-31 12:28 pm

"Two people who are meant to be together, nothing can keep them apart...."

crowericlj

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."
-Oscar Wilde
moominlou: (All Hallows Eve)
2012-08-30 02:43 pm

My Communities

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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde
moominlou: (Eric Draven)
2009-05-31 12:28 pm

"Two people who are meant to be together, nothing can keep them apart...."

crowericlj

One Moomin to rule them all......applications for the Fellowship of the Moomin accepted here. Go on, share in this one DOOM!

Moomin Lou.

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best."
-Oscar Wilde
moominlou: (All Hallows Eve)
2009-05-30 02:43 pm

My Communities - join them, it's your destiny

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The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. - Oscar Wilde
moominlou: (Mara)
2008-09-19 01:07 pm

Friends Cut

I've just done a friends cut.

It's nothing personal. I'm just trying to trim down the journals that I don't get round to reading much these days and people that I'm not really interacting with.

A lot of the people on my LJ, are people that I interact with outside of LJ Land and I like really getting to know the people whose journals I read.

Often, when I've done cuts before, I've kept people on my list purely for the length of time they have been on there, but there's not really much point in that if there's little to no interaction with each other.

Again, it's nothing personal. I'm just trying to make my friends page a bit more manageable.
moominlou: (Mara)
2008-09-19 01:07 pm

Friends Cut

I've just done a friends cut.

It's nothing personal. I'm just trying to trim down the journals that I don't get round to reading much these days and people that I'm not really interacting with.

A lot of the people on my LJ, are people that I interact with outside of LJ Land and I like really getting to know the people whose journals I read.

Often, when I've done cuts before, I've kept people on my list purely for the length of time they have been on there, but there's not really much point in that if there's little to no interaction with each other.

Again, it's nothing personal. I'm just trying to make my friends page a bit more manageable.
moominlou: (Moomin Blue)
2008-02-12 09:09 am

Friends Cut

I have been inspired to trim my friends list for a number of reasons:

+ I have noticed that a couple of people have cut me from their lists recently which speaks volumes about my lack of attention to reading other people's journals.

+ My friends list is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with.

+ I have too much on my mind at present to keep up with my friends list as much as I would like to.

So, if you have been cut, it will be because:

+ We don't interact a great deal and commenting on each others journals is few and far between. I don't see any sense in keeping people on my list for the sake of it.

+ You have never updated your own journal and I know nothing about you. Call it paranoia but I want to know the people that can read my personal thoughts. Sorry.

So there we have it. I didn't want to cause any offence by doing this cut and I don't have any issues with any of you. It's not through any dislike. It's purely for the reasons above.
moominlou: (Moomin Blue)
2008-02-12 09:09 am

Friends Cut

I have been inspired to trim my friends list for a number of reasons:

+ I have noticed that a couple of people have cut me from their lists recently which speaks volumes about my lack of attention to reading other people's journals.

+ My friends list is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with.

+ I have too much on my mind at present to keep up with my friends list as much as I would like to.

So, if you have been cut, it will be because:

+ We don't interact a great deal and commenting on each others journals is few and far between. I don't see any sense in keeping people on my list for the sake of it.

+ You have never updated your own journal and I know nothing about you. Call it paranoia but I want to know the people that can read my personal thoughts. Sorry.

So there we have it. I didn't want to cause any offence by doing this cut and I don't have any issues with any of you. It's not through any dislike. It's purely for the reasons above.
moominlou: (Scary Miss Mary)
2006-12-06 10:09 am

Pre-Christmas friends clear-out

I've noticed lately that I'm getting a bit rubbish at responding to comments, or commenting as much as I would like on other people's journals.

I think my friends list is a bit too unmanageable right now, so I'm going to be undertaking a fairly hefty friends cull at lunch time when I've got a chance, if not before.

Basically, I'm cutting anybody that I've not really connected with, that I've given up commenting on, if we've only commented on each others journals once in a blue moon or if we don't really have much in common with each other.

It's not out of dislike for anyone, or anything nasty like that. I just want to be able to focus my attention a bit better and concentrate on commenting on what people have to say instead of just scanning my huge friends list like I have been doing lately.

I am sorry, but I would like to be able to interact with people on my friends list more, and having so many people on there is just proving too prohibitive.

Hope you understand.

Thank you and best wishes!
moominlou: (Scary Miss Mary)
2006-12-06 10:09 am

Pre-Christmas friends clear-out

I've noticed lately that I'm getting a bit rubbish at responding to comments, or commenting as much as I would like on other people's journals.

I think my friends list is a bit too unmanageable right now, so I'm going to be undertaking a fairly hefty friends cull at lunch time when I've got a chance, if not before.

Basically, I'm cutting anybody that I've not really connected with, that I've given up commenting on, if we've only commented on each others journals once in a blue moon or if we don't really have much in common with each other.

It's not out of dislike for anyone, or anything nasty like that. I just want to be able to focus my attention a bit better and concentrate on commenting on what people have to say instead of just scanning my huge friends list like I have been doing lately.

I am sorry, but I would like to be able to interact with people on my friends list more, and having so many people on there is just proving too prohibitive.

Hope you understand.

Thank you and best wishes!