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smug as a cat

honeybee follows:
Oh! television (Episodes of Anne with an E.)
ausma music (soundtrack of 2018)
shirley podcasts (two thousand and eighteen)
Luiza notes (something good everyday - 2018)
birdie names (daughters)
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  • Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (hardback special edition)
  • How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
  • Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
nov 8 2018 ∞
nov 15 2018 +
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  • I have a significant duolingo streak
  • I can focus on one job now instead of balancing two
  • and I have time to focus on myself
  • there are two regular customers I'm incredibly fond of at work
  • I am really enjoying Jane Eyre right now
  • I've spent very little since my last pay day
  • two of my orchids have re-bloomed
oct 20 2018 ∞
oct 26 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 ∞
oct 23 2018 +
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  • Anouk
  • Antoinette
  • Anwen
  • Araminta
  • Beatrix
  • Bronwen
  • Camilla
  • Cecilia
  • Cecily
  • Cosima
  • Edith
  • Elowen
  • Emilia
  • Evadne
  • Frances
  • Frida
  • Geneva
  • Gwen
  • Ianthe
  • Isadora
  • Josephine
oct 12 2018 ∞
nov 9 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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  • people who insult me for my vegetarianism. leave me the fuck alone
  • sending emails!
  • 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)
  • over-listening to a song / artist to the point where you ruin them for yourself
  • people who are weirdly prejudiced against...
aug 19 2018 ∞
nov 15 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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  • 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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  • hearing a loud, steady thumping coming from the escalator, which goes up, and finding a middle-aged man trying to run down it. when I pointed out we had stairs, he let himself be carried back up and went to use those instead.
  • the man who started spelling his first name when I asked for his surname, and when I said I meant his surname, he shouted, "that is my surname!" (again, it was his first name)
  • all the people who ask for books that don't exist
nov 15 2018 ∞
nov 15 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
oct 21 2017 ∞
nov 9 2018 +
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Oct. 18

  • The Princess Bride (book and film)
  • youtube commentary videos
  • chocolate panettone
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • only having one job!!!!
  • my new iPhone XS (I never buy new technology)

Sept. 18

  • licorice tea
  • my reptilian coworker
  • stroopwafels (again)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • aniseed
  • Somebody Feed Phil II
sep 20 2018 ∞
nov 2 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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  • bearded dragons
  • 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
jun 16 2018 ∞
oct 11 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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  • 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 ∞
oct 9 2018 +
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I very often say, "I'm not buying any more books now," and then, a few days later, start looking longingly at books while I'm shelving them at work.

  • A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie by Kathryn Harkup
  • A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees by Dave Goulson
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  • An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris by Georges Perec
  • Bee Quest by Dave Goulson
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  • Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
  • Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Linnea Dunne
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
  • The Inner Life of Animals: Surprising Obs... by Peter Wohlleben
oct 30 2018 ∞
nov 5 2018 +
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  • Albin
  • Asa
  • August
  • Bennett
  • Chandler
  • Ernest
  • Ezra
  • Gideon
  • Hadley
  • Henrik
  • Ira
  • Ivo
  • Ivor
  • Jasper
  • Jesse
  • Joakim
  • Jude
  • Kasper
  • Kingsley
  • Leo
  • Lev
nov 6 2018 ∞
nov 9 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
  • kind gestures from strangers
  • lavender
  • long, melancholic summer evenings
  • piano music
  • seeing beautiful art in person
  • soft morning light
  • starry nights
sep 3 2018 ∞
oct 12 2018 +
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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

* | read

aug 20 2018 ∞
sep 18 2018 +
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  • alias Andrew Martin ( The Humans )
  • Behemoth ( The Master and Margarita )
  • Dobby ( Harry Potter )
  • the Doctor (9 and 10) ( Doctor Who )
  • Hedwig ( Harry Potter )
  • K-9 ( Doctor Who )
  • literally every dog on trash island ( Isle of Dogs )
  • Ludo, Sir Didymus and Ambrosius ( Labyrinth )
  • Nana ( The Travelling Cat Chronicles )
  • Salem Saberhagen ( Sabrina the Teenage Witch )
  • Sharik ( The Heart of a Dog )
aug 19 2018 ∞
sep 24 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 22 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 +