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somewhere between despair and ecstasy

honeybee follows:
ivyink books (books to keep in mind)
Michelle observations (weekly favourites in 2019)
Hekate autobio (2019)
pinkfleur names (fem.)
berlingotière food (tea cabinet)
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  • face
    • 9 to 5 cleanser
    • angels on bare skin
    • full of grace
    • skin's shangri-la
  • body
    • fairy dust
    • sleepy moisturiser
    • snow fairy body spray
    • twilight sparkle jar
  • shower and bath
    • avobath
    • brightside
    • snow fairy shower gel
    • sleepy shower gel
jan 1 2019 ∞
jan 1 2019 +
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  • a big cup of tea
  • or a caramel latte from Costa
  • an episode or two (or five) of Friends
  • a long, hot shower
  • painting my nails
  • a good cry
  • a nap
dec 27 2018 ∞
dec 27 2018 +
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  • Danish
  • French*
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish*
nov 17 2017 ∞
dec 18 2018 +
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  • books I own and need to read *
  • books on hold *
  • kindle library *
  • manifestos *
  • my Agatha Christie collection *
  • Russian books on my to read list *
  • signed books I own *
  • wishlist *
nov 21 2018 ∞
dec 17 2018 +
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  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Jane Austen
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Agatha Christie
  • Matt Haig
dec 7 2018 ∞
dec 17 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 somewhat 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 ∞
dec 17 2018 +
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  • 11:11 wishes
  • being awake before everyone else
  • cups of tea that fix everything
  • day moons
  • déjà vu
  • full, bright moons
  • the Harry Potter film scores
  • kind gestures from strangers
  • lavender
  • long, melancholic summer evenings
  • piano music
  • seeing beautiful art in person
  • soft morning light
  • starry nights
sep 3 2018 ∞
jan 16 2019 +
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I try not to subscribe to the whole, 'new year, new me,' concept, but a new year can't help but feel like a bit of a fresh start.

  • keep track of my life in my diary
  • spend less, save more
  • take more walks
  • try a new recipe every 1-2 weeks
  • go swimming again
dec 31 2018 ∞
dec 31 2018 +
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  • always having breakfast
  • drinking tea
  • duolingo
  • eating fruit every day
  • giving my body the food it asks for
    • see: Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh
  • reading
  • skincare
    • moisturising body scrubs
    • tea tree face washes, chamomile moisturiser
  • tidying my room
  • using 'Sleepy' from Lush when I go to bed
dec 17 2018 ∞
dec 17 2018 +
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  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • 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
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
may 15 2018 ∞
dec 18 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 cannot stop buying books.
  • 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.
jun 17 2018 ∞
dec 17 2018 +
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essentially my upcoming reads, in vague order.

  • Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • White Girls by Hilton Als
  • The Penguin History of Modern Russia by Robert Service
  • The Last Family in England by Matt Haig
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
dec 17 2018 ∞
jan 12 2019 +
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  • the father, mother and daughter on boxing day (we talked about QI, water bottles, and phone cases)
  • another vicar who I had a similarly pleasant conversation with as the second
  • the 80 year old bodybuilder from my previous job
  • the guy who looked like Jaime Lannister
  • the lady who kept calling me 'treasure'
  • the sweet little old lady who kept us late, but I didn't mind
  • one of my high school English teachers
  • that one actor I like (he's terribly awkward)
  • another vicar who I had a long conversation with about church, she was absolutely lovely and reassured me that not knowing all the correct terminology doesn't really matter
  • the vicar who was the only person there when I sneezed and grinned as he said, "bl...
dec 4 2018 ∞
dec 27 2018 +
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  • born 19/06/1996
  • northern English
  • in a relationship
  • vegetarian
  • literature graduate
  • bookseller
dec 4 2018 ∞
dec 17 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 ∞
dec 17 2018 +