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a forgetful, anxious and clumsy bookworm

honeybee follows:
Oh! to do (Morning to-do lists: August 2018.)
daniela movies (sanfic 2018)
ivyink travel (Hamburg)
luc television (followed in two thousand eighteen)
Rebecca food (restaurants to try)
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  • At Bertram's Hotel
  • By the Pricking of My Thumbs
  • Death in the Clouds
  • Death on the Nile
  • Murder is Easy
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train
  • The Pale Horse
  • Sparkling Cyanide
  • There Is a Tide ( aka Taken at the Flood )
  • collections
    • The Complete Short Stories: Hercule Poirot
    • The Complete Short Stories: Miss Marple and Mystery
    • The Mousetrap and Other Plays
aug 20 2018 ∞
aug 20 2018 +
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  • apocalypse, end of the world scenarios
  • family and friends, only they have turned on me
  • guns
  • haunted ventriloquist dummies (thank you, R. L. Stine)
  • heroes / villains from media I have recently consumed
  • isolation / separation
  • malevolent spirits
  • military figures
  • school
  • serial killers
  • a skeleton buried in the garden (this was a recurring nightmare I had a child, but I eventually befriended him)
  • supernatural clowns (thank you, Stephen King)
  • witches, the bad kind
  • zombie-like, contagious diseases
aug 19 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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  • reading slumps; not knowing what to read next
  • repetitive sounds
  • the societal pressure to like The Beatles
  • not having a pleasant local library (my town's main library is full of somewhat unpleasant people - a man recently became angry when I queued behind him to speak to the librarian)
  • days so grey that the greyness seeps in through the windows and into your mind
  • sleeplessness / sleeping too much / sleeping in past 10am (all signs that I'm in a depressive episode)
aug 19 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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alternate title: call me grandma

  • I like sitting out in my garden, reading and watching the birds
  • I've started buying a lot of bird food
  • I own a lot of plants
  • big, cosy cardigans are my thing
  • I hate loud music, it disturbs my quiet time
  • I am completely out of touch with current popular culture
  • I love shopping in charity shops, for books and mugs mainly
  • I naturally wake up early and I go to bed early
  • I also love naps
  • I sometimes forget that I have a cup of tea to drink until it's gone cold
  • I have conversations with my pets
  • I carry snacks around and sometimes flasks of tea
  • the members of my favourite bands are all...
jul 7 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • Grandmama Addams
  • Hermione Granger
  • Hilda Spellman
  • Margarita Nikolaevna
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Molly Weasley
  • Paige Matthews
  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Prue Halliwell
  • Sabrina Spellman
  • Zelda Spellman
jul 30 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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an asterisk means I've already read something by them, otherwise they are mostly unknown to me.

  • Truman Capote*
  • Elena Ferrante
  • Khaled Hosseini
  • Madeline Miller
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Muriel Spark*
  • Amy Tan*
  • Donna Tartt*
  • Irvine Welsh*
jun 21 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • blankets
  • candles and incense
  • cushions
  • globes and maps
  • magnets
  • mugs
    • I have at least 20
  • ornaments
  • photographs
  • plush toys
  • postcards
  • rugs
  • wall art
jun 17 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
  • The Funeral Party by Lyudmila Ulitskaya
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
jun 15 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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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 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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a, b, c

  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Anastasia
  • Anna
  • Annushka
  • Anwen
  • Arabella
  • Araminta
  • Beatrice
  • Birdie
  • Blodwen
  • Bronwen
  • Cassandra
  • Cecilia
  • Cecily
  • Celia

d, e, f

  • Daisy
  • Daphne
aug 20 2018 ∞
aug 20 2018 +
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  • cuddles
  • 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
  • netflix
  • chocolate
  • hot, refreshing showers
  • my Ursula t-shirt which T gave me in Sept. 2016
  • cropped pyjama tops
  • audiobooks
  • warm bagels
  • goats!
  • musicals
  • hygge
oct 21 2017 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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there are no songs with my name in the title

  • Barbara Ann by The Beach Boys
  • Brimful of Asha by Cornershop
  • Cassandra by Abba
  • Cassy O by George Ezra
  • Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel
  • Celestine by Spector
  • Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Dawn (Go Away) by The Four Seasons
  • Gloria by The Doors
  • Hazey Jane II by Nick Drake
  • Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
  • Mary, Mary by The Monkees
  • Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
  • My Sharona by The Knack
  • Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
  • Sherry by The Four Seasons
  • Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
  • Vincent by Don McLean
  • Walk Away Renee by The Four Seasons
aug 9 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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  • Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe
  • Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh
  • How to be Champion by Sarah Millican
  • Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart
  • The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
  • Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
jun 29 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • bees
  • capybaras
  • cats
  • cephalopods
  • chickens
  • cows
  • dogs
  • ducks
  • elephants
  • giraffes
  • goats (we have a connection)
  • goldfish
  • guinea pigs
  • hedgehogs
  • honey badgers
  • pigeons
  • pigs
  • rabbits
  • rats
  • seals
  • sharks
jun 16 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • alcoholic drink → whisky and coke
  • animal → all of them
  • artist → Vincent van Gogh
  • biscuit → fig rolls
  • cheese → cheddar
  • chocolate → milka
  • coffee → latte
  • colour → mustard yellow
  • comedian → Sarah Millican
  • dessert → French macaroons
  • film → Dirty Dancing
  • Friends character → Chandler
  • fruit → tomatoes
  • holiday → Christmas
  • ice cream flavour → mint chocolate chip
  • kitchen utensil → my cafetiere
  • make up brand → Nyx
  • muffin → blueberry
  • music artist → Abba
  • musical → Jersey Boys
mar 16 2017 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
may 15 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • 10:48 got a call from The Chase, I was given a brief quiz before being invited to an audtion
  • 11:24 got a call from Waterstones, offering me the job I applied for
  • 13:00 was given a job at the herbalist on the spot, after spending not-an-interview with a bearded dragon sitting on my shoulder
  • I started the day unemployed, now I have two jobs and may be appearing on television
aug 20 2018 ∞
aug 20 2018 +
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  • bees
    • banded white-tailed bumblebee
    • early bumblebee
    • honeybee
  • birds
    • blackbird pair
    • dunnock
    • house sparrow
    • song thrush
    • starlings (around 40, all at once)
    • wood pigeon pair
    • magpies
    • wren
    • hawk!!!
jun 25 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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I never really liked making lists of all the places I want to visit, in case it never happened, but I've realised there's no harm in hoping.

consider this list a permanent work in progress.

  • Belgium ↺
    • Brussels ↺
    • Ypres ↺
  • Denmark
    • Copenhagen
  • France ↺
    • Paris
  • Germany
    • Berlin
    • Hamburg
  • Israel (except I probably won't go)
jun 25 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • I take my coffee strong and very milky.
  • I take my tea strong and with a splash of milk.
  • I love dunking biscuits in my tea/coffee.
  • I cannot choose between dogs and cats.
  • I save greetings cards and cinema, theatre and train tickets.
  • I never fold the pages of my books.
  • I used to have pet rats named Antigone 'Tiggy' and Calypso 'Cally.' I miss them terribly.
  • my accent is a mix of Yorkshire and London.
  • I was a featured user on listography years ago.
  • I hate the taste of coconut, but love the smell.
  • I love listening to classical music, but can name hardly any pieces.
  • I have a dainty, high-pitched sneeze and ...
jun 17 2018 ∞
aug 19 2018 +
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  • Blood Brothers (Russell)
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Shoes Upon the Table
    • Kids' Game
    • I'm Not Saying a Word
    • Tell Me It's Not True
  • Chess (Andersson/Rice/Ulvaeus)
    • The Story of Chess
    • Difficult and Dangerous Times
    • Embassy Lament
    • Nobody's Side
    • One Night in Bangkok
    • The Soviet Machine
    • Someone Else's Story
    • I Know Him So Well
  • Jersey Boys (Crewe/Gaudio)
    • Ces Soirees-La
    • The Early Years: Scrapbook esp. Silhouettes
jun 1 2018 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Addams Family
  • The Aristocats
  • Beetlejuice
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Cool Runnings
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • The Goonies
  • Grease
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (series)
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mermaids
  • Mulan
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Star Wars original trilogy
  • T2: Trainspotting
nov 29 2015 ∞
aug 13 2018 +
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"are you English or fake English?"

  • Danish
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
aug 27 2017 ∞
aug 13 2018 +