we’ve got a ton of cider, plenty of baby wipes, a tent, sleeping bags, snacks, floral hippy outfits and welligogs! this is going to be amazing, you guys. bring it on, weekend; take my festival virginity! i’ll take plenty of photos for you guys. ♥
"the fifty greatest harry potter moments" was just on the tellybox
and i couldn’t agree more with the choices; but i wish the voldie-draco awkward hug, and minerva’s “i’ve always wanted to use that spell” moments had ranked!
my second viewing today was just as epic, but began with a hitch - they accidentally put on the subtitled one and everyone started shuffling uncomfortably, but the only person who actually got up to complain and get it changed was, of course, my dad. classic. :’)
long live harry potter! ♥
also, i think it’s about time i confessed to my gigantic crush on the phelps twins. what a threesome that would be. #cheekythought
rest in peace, amy winehouse; another example of real talent lain to waste by drug and alcohol addictions. she had a real impact while in her prime, and it was sad to see that deteriorate to this - i wouldn’t call myself a huge fan, but i appreciate what she did for the music scene.
and there'll be sun, sun, suuun, all over our bodies
bonjour from devon! i’m sitting on the sofa in our luxury static caravan atop a sunny cliff on the south coast of england - the weather is glorious, there’s a pleasant breeze playing across my bare legs, my pasta lunch is bubbling away on the stove and i’m really looking forward to lying out in the grass tonight for a spot of stargazing. the sky’s so clear at night here, you can see the milky way.
it was the last day for a lot of schools yesterday, and the little kids at the primary school i volunteered at made me a huge card! it was covered in beatles artwork (because i’d helped to make scenery for their beatles production) and full of messages like “thank you kezzi for helping make our scenery, the play wouldn’t have been the same without it!” - absolutely made my day. c:
while i’m having such a lovely time, it would be ignorant to overlook the horrible events that have recently unfolded in norway; i just can’t believe it. the news websites tell the world all they need to know about what’s happened, but that doesn’t make it any more comprehensible. my heart and thoughts go straight out to the families and friends of the dead and injured, both from the bombing in oslo and the shooting on the island. it’s disgraceful and unbelievable, and i just hope that the people responsible will be brought to full justice.
i’m off to sit outside in the sun with my new national geographic issue, so tarrah for now and i hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! ♥
i only have to so much as whisper the word “treat” and within seconds she’s leapt up, sitting on my laptop keyboard so i can’t ignore her (look at her, how can i resist that face?), and mewing until i give her one. i’m never buying her these things again; she begs for them at four a.m. by clawing her way along the base of my bed and doing flips in the middle of my floor - and if she doesn’t get one she’ll jump onto my pillow and wrap herself around my head in an attempt to suffocate me.
whoever said that humans own their cats was categorically wrong. this kitty has me whipped.
this year, a five year-old boy called charlie, who lives here in the UK, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a very aggressive form of childhood cancer. he’s responded well to treatments so far, but there is an extremely high chance he will relapse in the next couple of years; should that happen, he would need immediate and expensive treatment in america to save his life.
please take the time to watch this short video about charlie’s illness, and click here if you wish to donate. even just £1 (or the equivalent in any other currency) from everyone who reads and reblogs this would make a huge difference; so no matter how little you can spare, you know it will mean the world to charlie and his family. this donation will be on behalf of the registered charity FAN (families against neuroblastoma); and should charlie not relapse, the money raised will still be used to fund treatments for other children with neuroblastoma.
thank you all so much in advance; please reblog this to help charlie’s family reach their target! your support means so much. ♥
they’re formulated by a tv chef, loyd grossman, and on each jar there’s a twee little quote about why he likes each blend - for example, “i enjoy the way the juicy sun-ripened tomatoes blend with red wine, basil and oregano in this sauce.”
just to throw people off, i really think one of the blends needs a quote like “i hate this shit, i don’t even know why i made it.”
as if i didn't already love richard hammond enough
he’s started doing documentaries on the tellybox about how the earth works, which i’m about to snuggle down and watch! this guy lives in a castle (and he lived near me when i was younger), does epic science experiments & talks about awesome motors for a living, survived a crash in a jet-powered car that was travelling at almost 300 miles an hour without any lasting injury, and he loves earth science too. best guy. ♥
so far today i’ve done two separate work-outs, vacuumed the house, given my body a good pampering and attained a new personal record of one minute fifty-eight seconds on the rubik’s cube, haha. my housemate insists i lube it up with vaseline so i can do it even faster.. kinky!
i’ve been smacked in the forehead with a nerf gun and had a rizla paper stuck to the bump as a makeshift “band-aid”, sprayed with water from an iron with no way to defend myself, and mercilessly thrashed (again) at nintendo edition monopoly - yet somehow, i still had the best time.
tonight’s plans: catch up on QI, finish reading bill bryson’s “a short history of nearly everything”, and munch my way through a huge bag of twiglets. job done. ♥
released in 1990, this song hit number one in the US billboard charts and number three in the UK’s singles chart. it’s an iconic song of the 90s - and the band is from the little forest of dean! another claim to fame that i’m very proud to promote. ♥
the final harry potter film was absolutely incredible and so very well-done - i was particularly moved by alan rickman’s performance, it was more emotional than i could ever have expected. i won’t give away too many details for those who haven’t seen it yet (although you should all be aware of what actually happens), but i will say that it’s absolutely worth the watch and really does the final battle justice. the deaths were emotional, the acting simply brilliant, and any modifications that were made which weren’t in the book actually worked really well.
in other nudes, the houseparty i went to last night was just totally excellenté - full of crazy dancing, rare steaks, mad tent-laughter and friends i hadn’t seen in yonks. i passed out for about six hours when i got home, so now even though it’s midnight i am SO ENERGETIC. i have had the best times recently! ♥
and socialwise, too! i’m off on holiday next week so it’s great to be spending plenty of time with friends until then. c: last night i went out for tapas (a selection of shared mediterranean-style appetisers) with two lovely friends i hadn’t seen in ages, today jack made me pancakes out of the blue (so good, ohsweetbabyjesus) and tomorrow i’ll be stuffing my face with rump steak at a houseparty & cookout after going to see harry potter with another awesome friend. psyched! ♥
i can't believe i'm actually celebrating my cat's birthday
but she’s ten today, and i remember how excited i was on my tenth birthday; so i’ve bought her some treats and she’s already acting like a crack whore, completely addicted and begging like a puppy. i love her. ♥
It's so nice to visit your blog as it's really pretty and makes me smile :) And it's really nice not to see any ridiculous "thinspiration" pictures up here. Your blog cheers me up when I read it, plus I think you're totally adorable <3
thanks very much indeed, lovely! c: i’m so happy the things i post make you smile, and i’m very glad it’s noticeable that i don’t post “thin” propaganda. i will only ever post things about making the most of our bodies in a healthy way! ♥
words cannot express how much i love joanne rowling.
there is so much i want to say, and so many thoughts and feelings i can’t put into words; but watching the premiere footage just now made me realise, completely, what a hugely significant role harry potter has played in my life. at the moment it’s all about the final movie and the acting cast - and huge props to them for bringing the magical world to life, because they have been incredible. but it’s the books that first transported us to hogwarts as children; the characters were our friends, who we grew up and went on breathtaking adventures with each night from the safety of our beds. these stories, born from joanne’s wonderful imagination, created a world we could escape to and believe in from start to finish - and the anticipation between the books, the excitement of unwrapping each one when they were delivered to our homes or purchased in the bookshops, will be something i’ll remember for the rest of my life. i vividly recall going to see the first film with my family, and emerging from the cinema onto the cobbled streets of monmouth feeling as though anything was possible. magic was real.
joanne has given us something irreplaceable; a wonderfully-written magical tale of heroism, strength, friendship and love. i am just so overwhelmed by how much the series has been a part of me over the last fourteen years; the stories are lifelong friends that i’ll never forget.
harry potter is an immortal modern masterpiece which will continue to spellbind children, teenagers and adults alike for many generations to come. i am so proud, and so humbled, to have been a part of something so wonderful. ♥