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  • I miss my boyfriend
  • there is a crack in my laptop screen and therefore a crack in my heart
  • I am tired of living with people so much younger than me
  • I am tired of living with anxiety
  • I am tired
feb 17 2018 ∞
feb 17 2018 +
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girls' names are better.

  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Annushka
  • Blodwen
  • Bronwen
  • Daphne
  • Demelza
  • Dorothea
  • Dove
  • Eugenia
  • Gertrude
  • Guinevere
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione
  • Hero
  • Hester
  • Illyria
  • Iphigeneia
  • Lark
  • Lavender
dec 28 2017 ∞
dec 29 2017 +
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I hope and plan to...

  • prioritise my studies and work hard
  • exercise and eat healthily
  • look after my body and mind
  • cut down on store-bought dairy
  • read more than ever, in order to...
  • lovingly fill in my new literary listography from T
dec 26 2017 ∞
feb 17 2018 +
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  • alcoholic drink: cranberry juice and vodka
  • animal: all of them
  • artist: Vincent van Gogh
  • author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • band: Abba
  • biscuit: fig rolls
  • chain restaurant: Pizza Express
  • cheese: cheddar
  • chocolate: milk
  • coffee: latte
  • colour: blue
  • comedian: Sarah Millican
  • dessert: chocolate fudge sundae
  • film: Dirty Dancing
  • Friends character: Chandler
  • fruit: tomatoes
  • holiday: christmas
  • ice cream flavour: chocolate
  • kitchen utensil: my cafetiere
  • make up brand: Barry M
mar 16 2017 ∞
dec 30 2017 +
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  • wand: 14 ½" pinewood with unicorn hair core and supple flexibility*
  • pet: lykoi cat
  • house: Hufflepuff* / Horned serpent*
  • quidditch position: beater
  • animagus: Persian cat
  • patronus: dapple grey stallion*
  • boggart: crocodile*
  • mirror of erised: wealth
  • favourite core subjects: astronomy, defence against the dark arts, potions.
  • chosen elective subjects: muggle studies, care of magical creatures.
  • extra-curricular activities: ghoul studies, magical theory, orchestra.

* | pottermore

jan 16 2013 ∞
dec 27 2017 +
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  • Belgium
    • Brussels
    • Ypres
  • England
    • Bath
    • Bournemouth
    • Brighton
    • Bristol
    • Dover
    • Exeter
    • Leeds
    • Lincoln
    • Manchester
    • Sheffield
    • Torquay
    • Whitby
    • York
  • France
dec 22 2017 ∞
dec 22 2017 +
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  • procrastinating (duh)
  • eating too much
  • not wearing my glasses
  • not being frugal
  • making excuses
    • to others
    • to myself
  • ignoring duolingo reminders
  • neglecting my academic planner
  • comparing self to others
dec 19 2017 ∞
dec 23 2017 +
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  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Heathers (1988)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Look Who's Talking (1989)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Splash (1984)
dec 26 2016 ∞
dec 18 2017 +
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  • Araminta
  • Beatrix
  • Cecily
  • Edith
  • Estella
  • Frances
  • Frida
  • Guinevere
  • Hebe
  • Helena
  • Ianthe
  • Isadora
  • Josephine
  • Juniper
  • Keturah
  • Linnéa
  • Margot
  • Marguerite
  • Nora
  • Olympia
  • Philomena
nov 11 2017 ∞
dec 28 2017 +
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  • basking shark
  • great white shark
  • greenland shark
      • many are blind
      • they live for hundreds of years
      • they swim really, really slowly
  • hammerhead shark
  • sand tiger shark
      • though they send a shiver down my spine
  • tiger shark
  • whale shark
mar 16 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • 21
  • ambidextrous, kind of
  • a bookworm
  • feminist
  • a gemini
  • huffleclaw
  • impatient
  • insomniac
  • irritable
  • lactose intolerant
  • left wing
  • nerdy
  • petty
  • sleepy all the time
  • vegetarian
oct 20 2017 ∞
dec 29 2017 +
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  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Blood Brothers
  • Billy Elliot
  • Richard II
  • An Education
  • As You Like It
  • Jersey Boys (4x)
  • Trainspotting
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Venus in Fur

*

oct 22 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Les Enfants Terribles by Jean Cocteau
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Richard II by William Shakespeare
  • Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
oct 21 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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"are you English or fake English?"

  • Danish
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
aug 27 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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5/25

  • The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
  • Pastoralia by George Saunders
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
jan 1 2018 ∞
feb 17 2018 +
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  • Sarah Millican
  • Miranda Hart
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Katherine Ryan
  • Lee Mack
  • Jason Manford
  • David Mitchell
  • Rhod Gilbert
  • Stephen Fry
  • Alan Davies
dec 30 2017 ∞
dec 30 2017 +
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  • mum's hugs, and when she took pictures of bees collecting nectar to show me when I was sad
  • taking my cat up to bed to snuggle and sleep, and sharing my bed with my dog
  • Duchess' pure joy when she realises we're about to go for a walk
  • relaxing with a documentary playing in the background
  • Duchess comforting me when I'm sad, and subsequently trying to drink my tea
  • it's so lovely and cosy and quiet in the house
  • mum's cooking, especially Sunday dinners and breakfast
    • and the cups of tea she makes for me around 5 times a day
  • Susie's attachment to me; she is either laying on me, next to me, or is no more than 3ft away from me
apr 2 2016 ∞
dec 27 2017 +
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  • it was a gift from my wonderful boyfriend
  • it's shaped as a mermaid's tail!
    • because I am a mermaid
  • it's sea foam green, which is one of my favourite colours
    • also the same colour as Ariel's tail
  • it has a silver scale design except for on the fins
  • it's a warm, fleecy material
  • there's a subtle bikini top shape at the chest
  • it has straps to tie over my shoulders so it's like wearing dungarees
  • it unzips at the bottom of the fins so I can walk around more easily
    • I didn't realise this for a while and my mother thought my waddling was hilarious
dec 27 2017 ∞
dec 27 2017 +
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  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (inc. one from 1956)
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (both first eds., one free from amazon)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (inc. audiobook)
dec 22 2017 ∞
dec 22 2017 +
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  • hot cups of tea/coffee
  • piano music
  • new books; secondhand books
  • cardigan weather
  • childhood television/film
  • thunderstorms
  • movie days
  • galleries and museums
  • friendly neighbourhood animals
  • phone calls to mum
  • netflix
  • chocolate
oct 21 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • uncontrollable thoughts of self-sabotage
  • unable to distinguish negative thoughts from actual thoughts
  • difficult to know if I am being unreasonable
  • generally, a constant battle with my own mind
  • not eating / not having the energy to make or get food for myself
    • have a complicated relationship with food anyway
    • is it a consolation or an enjoyment?
    • what does it mean when I don't eat?
  • feel strong sense of guilt and anger towards self
  • wish to revert to childhood
  • spend most of the day doing absolutely nothing
  • uncomfortable sleeps
  • being stuck between waking and sleeping
dec 19 2017 ∞
dec 28 2017 +
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  • Alby
  • August
  • Bennett
  • Ezra
  • Felix
  • Frederick
  • Gideon
  • Hadley
  • Hercule
  • Hugh
  • Ivor
  • James
  • Leo
  • Marius
  • Misha
  • Nathaniel
  • Rafferty
  • Ridley
  • Rowan
  • Stanley
  • Theodore
nov 18 2017 ∞
dec 28 2017 +
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  • Hobie (The Goldfinch)
  • Jean Louise (Go Set a Watchman)
  • Jeeves (Jeeves and Wooster series)
  • Johnny (Dirty Dancing)
  • Leia (Star Wars)
  • Mary (Downton Abbey)
  • McGonagall (Harry Potter)
  • Mina (Dracula)
  • Penny (Dirty Dancing)
  • Poirot (novels + adaptations)
  • Rose (Doctor Who)
  • Saffy (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Spud (Trainspotting)
  • Steve (Stranger Things)
  • Tommy (Jersey Boys)
  • Toshiko (Torcwhood)
  • William (Downton Abbey)
aug 21 2017 ∞
dec 29 2017 +
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  • The Hateful Eight
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Fargo
  • Deadpool
  • T2: Trainspotting (cinema)
  • Birdman
  • Airplane
  • Logan (cinema)
  • Get Out (cinema)
  • Mermaids (partial re-watch)
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (cinema; midnight release)
  • Moana
  • Alien
  • Alien: Covenant (cinema)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (cinema)
  • Jersey Boys
  • Baby Driver (cinema)
  • Dunkirk (cinema)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (cinema)
feb 2 2017 ∞
dec 18 2017 +
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  • Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
  • August is a Wicked Month by Edna O'Brien
  • 'Myxomatosis' by Philip Larkin
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
  • The Unfortunates by B. S. Johnson
  • The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard
  • The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks
oct 20 2017 ∞
dec 29 2017 +
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  • books
    • R. D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone
    • Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled
    • David Mitchell, Slade House
    • Irvine Welsh, Filth
    • Agatha Christie, Murder is Easy
    • Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    • Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
    • Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
    • Neil Gaiman, American Gods
    • Agatha Christie, At Bertram's Hotel
    • Agatha Christie, Death in the Clouds
    • Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
    • a collection of five Shakespeare plays
      • Antony and Cleopatra
      • Julius Caesar
      • A Midsummer Night's Dream
      • Much Ado About Nothing
      • Twelfth Night
mar 19 2017 ∞
dec 26 2017 +
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  • The Greatest Showman (cinema)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (cinema)
  • 17 Again
  • The Whole Nine Yards
jan 1 2018 ∞
feb 17 2018 +
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free admission

  • British Library (again)
  • British Museum
  • Brunei Gallery
  • Calvert 22
  • Crystal Palace Museum
  • Horniman Museum and Gardens
    • entry free for aquarium which I will pay
  • Museum of London
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • V&A (again)
  • V&A Museum of Childhood

paid entry

  • Charles Dickens Museum
  • Chelsea Physic Garden
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • The Fusilier Museum
  • Kew Gardens (off-peak available)
dec 28 2017 ∞
dec 28 2017 +
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  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Downton Abbey

to try out

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Alias Grace
  • The Crown
  • Daniel Deronda
  • Emma
  • Generation War
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Victoria
dec 31 2017 ∞
dec 31 2017 +
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  • All's Well That Ends Well (1602)
  • Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
  • As You Like It (1599) (read, seen, studied)
  • Comedy of Errors (1589)
  • Coriolanus (1607)
  • Cymbeline (1609)
  • Hamlet (1600) (read, seen, studied)
  • Henry IV, Part I (1597) (read, studied)
  • Henry IV, Part II (1597)
  • Henry V (1598)
  • Henry VI, Part I (1591)
  • Henry VI, Part II (1590)
  • Henry VI, Part III (1590)
  • Henry VIII (1612)
  • Julius Caesar (1599) (read, studied)
  • King John (1596)
  • King Lear (1605)
  • Love's Labour's Lost (1594)
  • Macbeth (1605)
  • Measure for Measure (1604)
  • Merchant of Venice (1596)
dec 22 2017 ∞
dec 22 2017 +
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  • Alice
  • Edith
  • Florence
  • Henry
  • James
  • Marian
  • Maude
  • Stanley
sep 4 2017 ∞
dec 23 2017 +
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incomplete

  • Baby Sitter, The
  • Breakfast Club, The
  • Django Unchained
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Goodnight, Mr Tom
  • Hateful Eight, The
  • Heathers
  • Incredibles, The
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Jackie Brown
  • Jaws
  • Jersey Boys
  • Kill Bill Vols 1&2
  • Labyrinth
  • Look Who's Talking
  • Madeline
  • Mary Poppins
  • Matilda
  • Muriel's Wedding
dec 27 2017 ∞
dec 30 2017 +
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  • Aphra Behn
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Muriel Spark
dec 19 2017 ∞
dec 19 2017 +
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  • listening to podcasts, but even the most dull of topics becomes interesting
  • relaxation techniques ('my toes are relaxed, my toes are relaxed,' etc.)
  • my favourite piano album, which is unfortunately my study music, so I decided against it
  • relaxing ambience sounds: thunderstorms, rain, etc.
  • listening to the television, which helps me fall asleep, but doesn't help me stay asleep
  • chamomile tea, which does nothing
oct 21 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • Danish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swedish
nov 17 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
nov 11 2017 ∞
dec 22 2017 +
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  • fiction
    • Absolutely Fabulous
    • Charmed
    • Downton Abbey (season 1)
    • Friday Night Dinner
    • Friends
    • Miranda
    • Rick and Morty
    • Stranger Things
  • "reality"
    • QI
    • RuPaul's Drag Race
nov 11 2017 ∞
dec 23 2017 +
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  • Earl Grey
  • English Breakfast
  • Green
  • Green & Mixed Berries
  • Chamomile
nov 10 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • Natalie Dormer
  • David Oakes
  • Luke Pasqualino
  • Munroe Bergdorf
  • Jamie Lang
  • Sarah Millican
  • Sandra (Gogglebox)
  • Matt Lucas
  • Alan Davies
  • Sandi Toksvig
  • Simon Bailey (a Jersey Boy)
  • Martin Freeman (quite rude)
  • Linda and Pete (Gogglebox)
  • Spector
  • Giles Brandreth
  • Downton Abbey cast
    • Michael Gregson
    • Mr Molesley
    • William
  • Rhod Gilbert
apr 29 2017 ∞
dec 27 2017 +
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  • Monument Valley original soundtrack
  • Harry Potter original soundtracks
  • Focus on the Remix spotify playlist
  • Story of a Heart, BAO, instrumentals only
  • study, by Stevie
  • current favourite: Piano, Benny Andersson

recommendations welcome / desperately needed

aug 10 2017 ∞
dec 12 2017 +
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Aristocats
  • Beetlejuice
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Cool Runnings
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • The Goonies
  • Grease
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (series)
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mermaids
  • Mulan
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Star Wars original trilogy
  • T2: Trainspotting
  • V for Vendetta
nov 29 2015 ∞
dec 12 2017 +