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how do I define history? it's just one fucking thing after another

bookmarks:
hayley observations (july 20)
cariatide why fall in love when you can fall on the floor and cry over a tv show. (2020)
opal about me
christina notes (to do (07.12.20))
petra favorites (star trek scenes)

this has been one of the worst years of my life, but there have been a couple of positives:

  • started the new year with my boyfriend
  • lots of beautiful, sunny days
  • have read many books so far
  • became health and safety rep of sorts at work
  • accepted into an incredible university for my masters (#2 in the country for my chosen course of study!)
jul 12 2020 ∞
jul 12 2020 +
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • A Song Below Water by Bethany C Morrow
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
jun 30 2020 ∞
jun 30 2020 +
  • Black Lives Matter UK
  • Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
  • Reclaim the Block
  • Choose Love
  • Dogs Trust
  • local food bank
jun 6 2020 ∞
jun 7 2020 +
  • cloth sanitary towels
  • bamboo toothbrush
  • reusable bags*
  • shampoo and conditioner bars
  • beeswax food wrapping
  • returning packaging to lush*
  • taking bottle tops to lush to be recycled*
  • ensuring all recyclables are clean
  • supporting local eco-businesses
  • buying secondhand books
  • reusing postal packaging
  • regrowing veggies
  • no face wipes
  • less water in the kettle
  • minimising food waste

* currently difficult to achieve

may 3 2020 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • basking shark
  • epaulette shark
  • floral banded wobbegong
  • great white shark
  • greenland shark
    • they are blind
    • they live for hundreds of years
    • they swim really, really slowly
  • hammerhead shark
  • sand tiger shark
  • tiger shark
  • whale shark
mar 16 2017 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • 19/06/1996
  • cis woman; she/her
  • born in the eu
  • socialist
  • intersectional feminist
  • round
  • bookworm (BA English)
  • vegetarian
  • in love
dec 4 2018 ∞
may 3 2020 +

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 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Aaron Burr, Sir
  • My Shot
  • The Schuyler Sisters
  • You'll Be Back
  • Right Hand Man
  • Helpless
  • Guns and Ships
  • The Room Where It Happens
jul 8 2020 ∞
jul 8 2020 +
  • fat, fuzzy bumblebees
  • Susie enjoying the sunlight
  • mum giving me a creme egg
  • peppers, they taste so bright and tangy
  • the blackbird singing on the hedgerow
  • the huge dog I met on my walk
  • Susie (an indoor cat) going for little walks in the garden
  • mint hot chocolate made with oat milk
  • my orchids flowering
  • the clumsy pigeons nesting in the tree outside my window
  • perfecting the art of the omelette
  • sudden downpours
  • regrowing vegetables (currently pak choi and spring onions)
  • guests in my bee hotel
  • discovering that both pak choi and basil both flower
  • reading voraciously
  • goldfinches living in the tree in the gar...
apr 11 2020 ∞
jul 12 2020 +
  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Anastasia
  • Anna; Anouk
  • Araminta
  • Ariadne
  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Beatrice; Beatrix
  • Bronwen
  • Camilla; Camille
  • Cassandra
  • Cecilia; Cecily
  • Daisy
  • Edith
  • Elizabeth
  • Eloise
  • Evadne
  • Evanthe
  • Ffion
  • Frances
aug 4 2019 ∞
jul 12 2020 +
  • 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 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 I never sneeze only once.
  • I like going to the cinema by myself.
  • I hated Halloween with a passion when I was growing up.
jun 17 2018 ∞
may 4 2020 +
  • big feet
  • chunky
  • wears a lot of yellow
  • eats six times a day
  • loves mushrooms
  • sleeps a lot
  • moves quietly
feb 18 2019 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • Animal by Sara Pascoe
  • Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh
  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
  • Gentleman Jack by Anne Choma
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • Over the Top by Jonathan Van Ness
  • Sex Power Money by Sara Pascoe
  • Van Gogh's Ear by Bernadette Murphy
aug 26 2019 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Humans by Matt Haig
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  • Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
may 15 2018 ∞
jul 12 2020 +
  • Cobb
  • Phoebe
  • Weber
  • Truffles
  • Coco
  • Huck
  • Diana
  • Shep
  • Bella
  • Peggy
  • Cherry
mar 26 2020 ∞
jul 8 2020 +
  • Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack)
  • Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood)
  • Chandler Bing (Friends)
  • the Doctor [9 and 10] (Doctor Who)
  • Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
  • Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Fezzik (The Princess Bride)
  • Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Francis (The Secret History)
  • Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)
  • Harvey Kinkle (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
  • Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)
  • Hobie (The Goldfinch)
  • Ianto Jones (Torchwood)
  • Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
  • James (Derry Girls)
  • Jean Valjean (Les Misérables)
  • Jim Hopper (Stranger Things)
  • Joyce Byers (Stranger Things)
  • Kurtan Mucklowe (This Country)
aug 23 2019 ∞
may 28 2020 +
  • Cinnamon Whirl
  • Cinnamon Whirm
  • Lady Shoshannah
  • Noodle
  • Poo-poo
  • Snoozy
  • Sue-Sue
  • Susan
  • Susie-Poo
  • Suze
  • Worm
mar 8 2020 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • sleepy jean
  • hermione granger
  • sabrina spellman
  • diana, goddess of the moon
  • circe, goddess of magic
  • margarita as she flies over moscow
  • rose tyler
oct 16 2019 ∞
may 3 2020 +
  • Anathema Device
  • Grandmama Addams
  • Hermione Granger
  • Hilda Spellman
  • Kiki
  • Margarita Nikolaevna
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Molly Weasley
  • Paige Matthews
  • Phoebe Halliwell
  • Piper Halliwell
  • Prue Halliwell
  • Sabrina Spellman
  • Zelda Spellman
jul 30 2018 ∞
may 9 2020 +
  • Beetlejuice
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Ghost
  • The Goonies
  • The History Boys
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Loving Vincent
  • Mermaids
  • The Princess Bride
  • Reservoir Dogs
may 10 2019 ∞
may 3 2020 +