March 7th, 2007

Teddy: Tatty (Sleepy)

Car - Again

For someone who has spent her entire life not in the least bit interested in cars, I seem to have made an awful lot of posts on the subject recently.

As some of you may have remembered Monday was 'Zafira Redux Day'.

In essence we have decided to go for the model we tested on Monday with the addition of a driver's seat to replace the passenger's seat, i.e. I'll be able to raise it. It was less uncomfortable than the previous one, still more uncomfortable than the Volvo, but that is to be expected. At the end of the day, unless we had unlimited funds, to achieve both of our aims, this is going to be the only logical route to go.

Again we are going to take advantage (assuming that they give their approval, and there is no reason why they shouldn't) of the Motability Scheme, and have the car on contract hire - which is again the most logical and cost effective way. Because of having to 'go up' a model and changing the seat, we do have to make an advance payment, but fortunately it is not overly expensive, at least not when compared to Bank loans, interest and depreciation (which I tend to forget about).

The car is built in Thailand, and has been ordered, and if all goes according to plan, it should be with us in about eight weeks. The colour (you'll love this k1mono) is steel blue :-) It rather threw us when it came to choosing the colour, as we understood that metallic pain was extra, which was fine as neither of us particularly like metallic pain, so out of the two colours (blue and red) we'd already decided to have the blue. Then the lady told us that Motability have now decided that all cars on their scheme have to be metallic as they hold their value more, and at the end of the contract hire period, they are easier to resell.

It was a long day and as such I'm still feeling the effects, I was hardly around at all yesterday, but I do feel better today than I did.
Teddy: Tatty (Sleepy)

Fanfic Meme (Another One)

Snaffled from becky_monster

Post a list of your top five fics favourite you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

I'm cheating slightly *g* as with so many Gibbs/Ducky stories to choose from, and with them being my main pairing, my five favourite stories are naturally going to come from them. However, I don't want to ignore my other fandoms, so I'm going to do the meme twice, once for Gibbs/Ducky and once for my other fandoms, where I've included one story from my other four main fandoms, and the fifth from a show that I don't actually regard as a fandom per se. And my favourites, obviously, for the purpose of this meme come from stories that were originally written as on-line stories, or zine stories that I have subsequently put on-line.

All stories, except one, are slash.

NCIS - Gibbs/Ducky

Friends Make The Best Lovers. This song fic story spans forty years of Gibbs and Ducky's relationship. It has a little of most things in including canon events, friendship and growing realisation.

A Double Celebration. This is my established relationship 'indulgence' story, as it's romantic and loving, but I like to think not sappy. Basically the team need to relax after a very tense time and so plan a surprise for Ducky's birthday, but there's a second surprise to come too.

Twenty Questions. A fun first time story in which Gibbs asks Ducky twenty questions. Abby/McGee are mentioned in passing in this story.

Giving Thanks. This is a major character death story that features the entire team. It's painful to read, but it's one of my favourites as it shows the depths to which people will go for love.

Eclipsed By Courage. An AR very angsty story, where Gibbs is put in the situation where he has what appears to be an impossible choice to make, whilst knowing there is only one choice he can make.

Other Fandoms

The Seduction Of Steel. Sapphire & Steel, (Silver/Steel). I wrote this story for k1mono last year, and it's still one of my favourite stories. The premise is very simple: Silver sets out to seduce Steel, but there's far more to it than that.

Good Money. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Napoleon/Illya). It's a first time story that came about after Illya had overheard a conversation and he sets out to change himself. This was originally a zine story.

Not For England. The Professionals (Bodie/Doyle). This story was written in two sessions, three years apart. It's a case related, episode related, angsty, hurt/comfort established relationship story, which includes some revelations about Doyle's past, and takes the boys off to Somerset to try to resolve their differences. This was originally a zine story.

What Forgiveness Is All About. Due South (Fraser/Vecchio). It's a Call Of The Wild fix-it story, that's a little angsty, and explains the most important thing about forgiveness.

Forgiveness. Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel The Series (Gen: Giles and Wesley and implied het: Buffy/Angel). I wrote this for trixie_chick when I was a member of fic_on_demand to fit her wishes. It's a conversation between Giles and Wesley and it's my way of explaining something that was left up in the air after Angel ended, and in that respect it's AU/ARish.

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aingeal8c, doylebaby, probodie, toomuchfandom, sharpiesgal