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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avangers by Brian Michael Bendis (my first graphic novel)
  • currently reading: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
apr 16 2017 ∞
may 29 2017 +
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my birthday month!

  • went home for an early birthday meal with Tom, my mum, and our friends. also met with Jolen. I cried when I had to say goodbye to my pets again.
  • voted in the general election (vote labour!)
  • had my last swimming lesson (for now). Jason said I don't necessarily need lessons any more and to get in lots of practice over summer because I have no excuse when I'm going to be living by the ocean.
  • had my first ever eye test, and found out I need glasses, have astigmatism, and that my head is slightly too big for women's glasses and I had to buy "unisex" ones.
  • celebrated our 1 year anniversary over two days; on the first day we went out for breakfast and then went swimming before he had to work, and on the second day we w...
jun 1 2017 ∞
jun 23 2017 +
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I'm sorry, I just can't stop listening to them today...

  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  • Chiquitita
  • Super Trouper
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Dancing Queen
  • One of Us
  • Hasta Mañana
  • Honey, Honey
  • So Long
  • Angel Eyes
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • The Name of the Game
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • Fernando
  • Why Did it Have to Be Me?
jun 13 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • throwing the windows open during a storm
  • blankets and cushions
  • new underwear
  • going out for breakfast
  • Cadbury's chocolate (the best chocolate)
  • being kissed on the forehead
  • endless cups of tea
  • friendly neighbourhood cats and dogs
  • coffee that comes in sachets
  • plants (I own a dozen or so)
  • witches from the 90s (the Halliwells and the Spellmans)
  • buying stationery that I may never use
  • active wear as lounge wear
  • when people know you at the gym/pool
  • shaved legs
  • mango lassi
  • eating vegan when possible.
apr 13 2017 ∞
may 29 2017 +
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  • doing famous people things
    • Ed Miliband
    • Rhod Gilbert
    • various Downton Abbey cast members
      • William, Mr Molesley (actually this was more a casual encounter really?), Michael Gregson
    • Simon Bailey (post-Jersey Boys)
    • Sandi Toksvig (women's march x1, QI x2)
    • Alan Davies (QI x2)
    • Holly Walsh (QI)
    • Matt Lucas (QI)
    • Romesh Ranganathan (QI)
    • Liza Tarbuck (QI)
  • doing every day people things
    • Giles Brandreth
    • Linda and Pete from Gogglebox
    • Martin Freeman
apr 29 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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please note I have yet to get up to date with the series!

love

  • the direwolves
  • Arya Stark
  • Bran Stark
  • Brienne of Tarth
  • Catelyn Stark
  • Danaerys Targaryan
  • Gilly
  • Hodor
  • the Hound
  • Jaime Lannister (trash favourite)
  • Jon Snow
  • Margaery Tyrell
      • not entirely sure I trust her
  • Meera Reed
  • Ned Stark
  • Osha
apr 6 2017 ∞
apr 17 2017 +
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  • The Breakfast Club
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Mermaids
  • Point Break
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Spirited Away
apr 13 2016 ∞
apr 7 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 ∞
apr 6 2017 +
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  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Billie Piper
  • Cœur de pirate
  • Julia Stiles
  • Margaery Tyrell
  • Tove Lo
  • my mother
  • my grandfather

I remain unconvinced by all.

mar 31 2017 ∞
apr 17 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 ∞
apr 17 2017 +
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  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Kill Bill (Vols 1 & 2)
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Django Unchained
  • Jackie Brown
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Four Rooms

unseen:

  • Death Proof
dec 19 2016 ∞
mar 15 2017 +
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  • adopt an animal
  • be adopted by a strange cat (twice)
  • fall in love
  • finish secondary school
  • finish sixth form
  • go on the London Eye
  • go to the London aquarium
  • learn to swim
  • learn to use chopsticks
  • midnight release for a Star Wars film
  • move to London for university
  • see a favourite band live
  • see a performance at Shakespeare's Globe
  • see Mamma Mia! live
  • visit another country
  • win a competition
  • win on the claw machine
jun 13 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • Ada
  • Arabella
  • Araminta
  • Beatrice
  • Birdie
  • Bobbie (Roberta)
  • Bronwen
  • Cecily
  • Ebba
  • Edith
  • Emilia
  • Frances
  • Frida
  • Georgiana
  • Guinevere
  • Hebe
  • Ianthe
  • Irena
  • Isidora
  • Josephine
  • Juniper
jun 13 2017 ∞
jun 13 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
feb 2 2017 ∞
jun 23 2017 +
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  • doing other, less pressing tasks
  • making cups of tea or coffee
  • napping, or going to bed early
  • playing Grand Theft Auto V
  • playing with the cats who sometimes hang out with me
  • reading books other than the one I'm supposed to be reading
  • scrolling through social media (must stop)
  • seeing if there are new books at the charity shop
  • snacking or eating lunch/dinner
  • taking long showers
  • tidying my bedroom
  • watching 90s television
  • writing lists
mar 16 2017 ∞
may 15 2017 +
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  • lilou
    • alisha (misspelling of alicia), 'noble'
    • alisha (arabic name), 'protected by god'
    • louise (french), 'famous warrior'
  • 19/06/1996
  • gemini (and it's obvious)
  • just under 5'6"
  • blue/green/grey eyed
  • not sure if hair is blonde or brown
  • vegetarian
  • animal lover
  • literature student
      • "talented writer"
  • northerner/londoner
  • in a relationship (10/06/16)
  • anxious, depressed (diagnosed)
mar 16 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The Aristocats
  • Beetlejuice
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Cool Runnings
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • The Goonies
  • Grease
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mermaids
  • Mulan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • V for Vendetta
nov 29 2015 ∞
may 12 2017 +
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  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Kirby
  • Monument Valley
  • Overwatch
  • Pokemon Y
  • Portal 2
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Smash Bros

more recently...

  • Mario Party
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby
dec 28 2016 ∞
may 1 2017 +
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  • beedrill
  • bulbasaur
  • butterfree
  • charmander
  • combee
  • cyndaquil
  • eevee
  • goldeen
  • growlithe
  • horsea
  • jolteon
  • mareep
  • mimikyu
  • mudkip
  • pichu
  • pikachu
  • piplup
  • skitty
  • spheal
  • squirtle
  • torchic
dec 23 2016 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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things we've done.

  • first date: Jersey Boys; kissing at every landmark
  • first trip together: Wales
  • late birthday presents
  • went to London Aquarium
  • meeting his family
  • went to the zoo
  • Halloween: Pulp Fiction costumes
  • bonfire night: Victoria Park
  • "I love you"
  • six month anniversary: Winter Wonderland
    • Trainspotting Live the next day
  • the midnight release of Rogue One
  • "we're a team"
  • new year's kiss
  • went swimming together for the first time
  • Valentine's Day
  • he met my mother
  • Easter! so much chocolate
dec 21 2016 ∞
jun 12 2017 +
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  • A Clockwork Orange (Nottingham, Oct. 2013) college trip
  • Blood Brothers (hometown, Mar. 2014) with my mum
  • Billy Elliot (London, Jun. 2014) college trip
  • Richard II (London, Oct. 2015) university trip
  • An Education (London, Dec. 2015) with Ellie
  • As You Like It (London, Jan. 2015) with Ellie
  • Jersey Boys (London, Jun. 2016) with Jolen
  • Jersey Boys (London, Jun. 2016) with Ivy and Cat
  • Jersey Boys (London, Jun. 2016) with Tom
  • Trainspotting (London, Dec. 2016) with Tom
  • Jersey Boys (London, 14th Feb 2017) with Tom
  • Mamma Mia! (London, 14th Feb 2017) with Tom
dec 26 2016 ∞
apr 3 2017 +
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  • to eat one's friends has always seemed to me to be the epitome of ill manners.
  • I refuse to partake in something that is the result of senseless and commercialised violence.
  • I am lucky in that my survival is not dependent on the consumption of meat. I am aware this is a privilege.
  • nor is my survival more important than the survival of other lives: I am not superior.
  • there is no logical way to distinguish between the animals one should and should not eat. (if you wouldn't eat a dog, why eat a cow?)
  • no one ever got food poisoning by eating broccoli.
  • meat is pretty bad for you (according to the WHO).
may 24 2015 ∞
may 29 2017 +
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  • Sherry
  • Big Girls Don't Cry
  • Stay
  • Rag Doll
  • Walk Like a Man
  • Earth Angel
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
  • Dawn - Go Away
  • Beggin'
  • Working My Way Back to You
  • December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
  • Big Man in Town
  • Grease (Frankie Valli; soundtrack)
  • Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
  • Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)
  • Silhouettes
  • My Eyes Adored You (Frankie Valli)
  • Fallen Angel
jun 13 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • dried pineapple
  • crowded tubes
  • crowded pools
  • crowds
  • writing in books
  • loud neighbours
  • cold tea/coffee
  • the fact chocolate is bad for me
  • the right wing
  • being out in the rain
  • pen smudges
  • bra shopping
  • oversleeping
  • GTA police chases
  • long nails
  • fictional animals in peril
  • new underwear + surprise period
  • water in your goggles
  • Romantic poetry
  • my own procrastination
may 17 2017 ∞
may 26 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
      • Agatha Christie, At Bertram's Hotel
      • Agatha Christie, Death in the Clouds
  • etc.
      • my cafetiere
      • cup patterned with cats and climbing plants
      • small, painted, wooden elephant
      • a mug shaped as an elephant with a compar...
mar 19 2017 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • alcoholic drink: cranberry juice and vodka
  • animal: all of them
  • artist: Vincent van Gogh
  • author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • biscuit: fig rolls
  • book: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • chain restaurant: Pizza Express
  • cheese: cheddar
  • chocolate: milk
  • coffee: latte
  • colour: pale blue, like this
  • 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 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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  • he tells me I'm the most beautiful girl in the world
  • he is honestly my best friend
  • my pets love him and I consider this to be a very good sign
  • he took me to see Jersey Boys (for the fourth time) on Valentine's Day
  • he puts up with my changeable moods and frequent influxes of tears
  • he has become teary over how much he loves me before, several times
  • he buys me plants all the time because he knows how much I love them
  • he also buys me a lot of chocolate
  • we use ridiculous nicknames for one another
  • he makes phone calls for me and comes to doctors appointments because he knows they make me anxious
  • he has an imdb page, isn't that cool?
  • he puts my favourite shows on for me even...
mar 15 2017 ∞
may 17 2017 +
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leaving: 16/06/17

  • art deco, pastel bedding, with a soft pale turquoise blanket, a flamingo pillow, and a pillow with a french bulldog on it.
  • often a cat who does not belong to me sleeping on the bed.
  • white fairy lights loosely framing my bedside shelf and headboard.
  • shelves cluttered with books, stationery, beauty products, and the occasional snack.
  • purple fairy lights in the shape of bats running along my desk, along with a hanging ghost lantern and a small light up ghost; from a halloween party.
  • plants of varying species and size lining the window sill, my book shelves.
  • the shark top trumps my boyfriend bought me after I told him about my childhood set.
  • my plush collection; a slow loris, a hamm...
nov 6 2016 ∞
jun 13 2017 +
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most recent first.

  • Lyn, who swims at my pool and is training for a triathlon, and who is apparently much older than she looks because she uses phrases like, "for many years," and, "twenty years ago." I aspire to be a little like her.
  • the girl in Boots who found the best foundation shade for me and asked me about my boyfriend (who was wandering through all the make up) and our relationship. she said, "he didn't go far, did he?" and when she asked, I said we'd "only" been together for 8 months at the time, she said, "that's practically marriage these days!"
  • Jimmy, the owner of Istanblue Restaurant. He asked our names, shook our hands, gave us baklava, asked about our new plants, and gave us popcorn for popping.
  • Beetlejuice the dog's other owner.
  • all the wonderful dog owners at the Women...
jul 12 2016 ∞
apr 14 2017 +