Jan. 30th, 2016 04:13 pm
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Today looks like this:

so I have made this:


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Happy belated birthday to [ profile] blamebrampton for yesterday, and to [ profile] jaelle_n_gilla for today.


Jan. 4th, 2016 07:16 pm
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Been watching quite a few lately.

The Force Awakens was good. Not as good as it could have been. Much better than it might have been. I adored Rey, and Finn; and Poe Dameron has to be the most Hufflepuff Huffer who ever Puffed. I also adored Kylo Ren (and the Emo Kylo Ren Twitter account is the best thing ever).
Here be spoilers... )

The Martian was amazing. Just... ALL the feels. Matt Damon. Wow, Matt Damon. I always forget how much I love his acting, and then I see him in something new and I'm blown away all over again. And I'm pretty convinced he deliberately played / was deliberately directed to play his character, Mark Watney, as gay or bisexual. (I've not read the book, so I don't know if that's part of the original text.) If so, to have a queer character be the main character of a film, and for it not to be a plot point, nor for queer-coding to indicate that he's the bad guy, nor for his sexual orientation to be referred to in any other way is fucking amazing.

The Big Short. OMFG, watch this film. I don't care if it's strictly accurate to what actually happened in every detail of the 2008 economic collapse; it's a fucking important, and absolutely hilarious, film that should be required watching.
ellie_nors: (dawn attack!)'s because I wanted more userpics and am a cheapskate.

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Is it awful that I really, really like nogitsune!Stiles? 
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For [ profile] read_lotr_aloud

Reading from: The Two Towers, Book IV, Chapter 6 "The Forbidden Pool"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Reader: [ profile] ellie_nor
Length: 2m57s
File Size: 2.8MB
Link: MP3 download: ellie_nor_LOTR_reading.mp3

Text passage )
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Yesterday, my friend Ali and I brought in the sloe harvest. This is the first year I've harvested these trees knowing that they're blackthorns.

Normally, I make jam with them. This year, I'd like to try something different; please give me ideas!
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Mustn't be Afraid to Bake a Little Bigger, Darling (304 words) by chasingriver, youcantsaymylastname
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Inception (2010), The Great British Bake Off RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Yusuf (Inception), Eames (Inception), Dom Cobb, Arthur (Inception), Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Mel Giedroyc
Additional Tags: Crossover, Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Alternate Universe - Crack, Crack, Crack Crossover, Baking, Mixed Media, Collaboration

Mistressful manips and wonderful one-liners. Thanks to [ profile] ladymoonray for the link!
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Should this prove to be true, I am not surprised. There is nothing more predictable nor more déclassé than an upper class twat attempting to be transgressive.


Sep. 4th, 2015 01:49 pm
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I've spent most of the day so far with my eyes filling up at the huge groundswell of people in my region of Scotland giving donations of food, clothes, toiletries, firewood and more, in an organised way, to support refugees at "The Jungle" in Calais. The name of this initiative? Massive Outpouring Of Love.

We are connecting with Calaid for their collection event at the beginning of October:

There is also an organisation called Kos Kindness which is collecting for refugees on Kos, Greece:

This pouring out of hearts at the grassroots is happening all over Europe: not just donations of goods and money, but thousands offering a place to stay in their own homes, for example:

Politicians presently seem happy to let people drown and starve, but good, loving people are everywhere. Please be one of them.

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From tumblr and [ profile] lbilover via [ profile] vaysh:

The point of this day is simple: on August 21th, writers and readers alike would go on AO3 (or any fanfiction website really [like: LiveJournal]), on Tumblr, and leave a comment on their favourite fics and/or send their authors a message about their works.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already or never commented. It doesn’t matter if the author doesn’t know about this post. It doesn’t matter if the author already knows how much you love their work.

Just let writers know you love the fics they write for you, simple as that!

And well, don’t forget to keep leaving a kudos and a comment in the future, and make writers happy!

I'm going to try and spread a little love tomorrow. Maybe some of you will, too. ♥

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I was fed up of not having cake, so I made some muffins:

Gluten free dried fruit spiced American muffins
Makes 8-12 muffins, depending on the size of your muffin pan


1⅓ cup all purpose plain gluten free flour mix (I used Dove's Farm plain white)
⅔ cup high protein flour (I used soya, but you could equally use quinoa, amaranth, chestnut, etc.)
¼ - ½ cup caster sugar (to taste)
2 Tbsps baking powder (or a 1:2 blend of baking soda:cream of tartar)
1 cup added yummies of your choice (I used ½ cup raisins and ½ cup sultanas)
spices etc. to taste (I used powdered cinnamon, coriander and ginger)

½ cup oil of your choice (I used cold pressed raps seed oil)
1 cup milk or milk substitute of your choice
1 egg or egg substitute

Note for non-US cooks: 1 cup = appr. 250ml


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.

  2. Oil your muffin pan.

  3. Mix all dry ingredients together extremely well.

  4. Mix all wet ingredients together extremely well.

  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix only as well as needed to get all dry ingredients wet.

  6. Spoon mixture into muffin pan, leaving a small gap between the top of the mixture and the top of the pan.

  7. Cook for 20 mins.

  8. Enjoy!

These won't store well, so eat within 24 hours :-)
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1. It uses Lobster for titles! (I love Lobster with irrational glee.)

2. It is the Poniest theme I could find.

3. My new journal title!!! :-D

4. I am having a lazy Saturday. I did stretches, warm up and ballet practise, made breakfast for Fox and I, and went to bed to laze about on the Intarwebs. I am getting up for lunch in a bit. That's pretty much it :-)
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To [ profile] vaysh and [ profile] moonlite_tryst for the lovely v-gifts :-)


Mar. 9th, 2014 07:01 pm
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...apparently, my Klout score just went up.

This makes me happy, but only because I get to use this image:

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What better way to celebrate my return to LJ?! :-D

I'm back!

Mar. 2nd, 2014 09:35 am
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Hiiiiii. :-)

I miss you all, so I'm back. I won't be posting much, but I'll be reading and commenting ♥

SPAM email

Apr. 12th, 2012 11:52 pm
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My apologies if you have received a SPAM email from me. I do not have a virus. I believe it is from a bot attacking LJ, which appears to have scooped up my email address and those of everyone on my flist, and spoofed an email apparently from me to all of my flist. (I only use that email address through webmail, and haven't logged in for months.) *sigh*

ETA: Thanks to [ profile] sbisson for the heads-up.
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I know I've not been around much, if at all - I've been pretty much 100% successful in my gafiation, and it's been great for my focus - but I wanted to let all of my DW circlers and LJ friends know about this.


Who wants a bit of clarity on the year to come?

12-month Tarot reading - only £10, until the end of 22nd December.

No predictions, but reflection and insight guaranteed :-)

Reply here or send me a private message to book!


I'm not sending cards to friends this year, so let me take this opportunity to also wish you a shining solstice, a merry christmas and a very happy new year.


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