It's been a long while (more than a year!) since I last posted here about myself, and nearly half a year since I posted here at all. I apologise for that.
A lot has happened since my last personal update. Among them, cxcvi and I are no longer in a romantic relationship. (I had originally worded this as "no longer engaged", but while that's true, it's also ambiguous.)
Other things: in September last year (while we were still engaged), we moved into a rented house together. Unfortunately, due to circumstances (among them the relationship, but others too), we've separated again. I'll be moving back to my parents' place on the 25th of July; cxcvi has already moved back. Neither of us want to do this for a multitude of reasons, but at the moment it might be for the best.
I'm so sorry I haven't been around on DW. I really need to work on it.
Well now, it's been a while since I wrote a Dreamwidth post. Sorry about that! I'm very much still alive and kicking. Being in Scotland isn't the reason I haven't been updating; I've had Internet access just fine. I'm not entirely sure why I haven't been updating, really. I do have some news, though.
The first piece of big news: I'm engaged now!
I've been seeing cxcvi (Stella) for a long time, and helping her a lot through some really tough times. While I don't want to talk too much about that - privacy and triggers being the main reasons why - I can say that we're looking to move into a place of our own, and things are progressing on that front. Slowly, but they're progressing.
In any case, Stella proposed to me on December 21st, 2012, and I said yes. :) No wedding plans have been made yet, though, and it might be a while before we do them - getting somewhere to live together has been problematic so far, through no fault of our own. :/
I've basically resigned myself to being up here in Scotland, though. It's been about half a year since I've had to move up here and while there's plenty of reasons not to be up here, there are also some good reasons to stay. Rent is a lot cheaper, for one thing, which bodes well for finding somewhere together. I really would prefer to be down in England, but unfortunately that's starting to appear like it might not be an option. :(
As such, I've been settling down here a bit. I'm starting to get involved in amateur radio, and have been going to the meetings of my local amateur radio group, GM0AYR. I passed my Foundation exam recently and will be getting my M6 callsign soon, which I'm pretty excited about! (Well, it'll be MM6 for me since I'm going to be operating in Scotland, but that second M changes depending on your current region. M6 indicates England.)
I think that's most of what I want to say for now. Hopefully I won't take quite so long to make my next post here. :)