Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Masks + past posts

So I applied for a short term job today, well that's a first step I guess. It's promoting a paper door to door but it has really good pay (£6+ an hour plus commission :D) minimum 20 hours a week so that's good :) Anyway, we have a mouse in the cupboard and it keeps raiding the biscuits and my cooking ingredients and for the last two nights we've left the door open on the cupboard so the cats can catch the mouse but there still hasn't been any small corpse about the house yet so....we'll just have to leave it open again and see.
I made some muffins the other day too, they were....strange hehe. Not sweet enough and I really shouldn't have added those nuts but never mind, I've learnt my lesson. They're nice enough though and with a cup of tea they're good. Just more savoury than anything. I'll start getting some images up with every post soon once my computers fixed, that's going in tomorrow and I may go into town to see if there's any jobs going in the shops there. I wouldn't mind working in some of the shops where I can see people every day and interact with people. I could never work in an office, too monotonous and just...bleh. Not for me. Hm. Talking to the mister about going on holiday with my dad and his other half down the the south coast of England where I used to go when I was little. Needed a lot of persuading but he came round so I'll tell dad to book it for 4 people and not 3. To be honest I can't wait even though it's a few months away and hopefully I'll have some decent money or/and work by then. Still, it's roughly 6 weeks till I can see my guy and it's killing me. Missing the cuddles and kisses and such else but I guess that's uni for you. We're both worrying about money and work at the moment and what we'll do for the future.
I'm going to start informing the school soon that I want to return in September and finish my course and I may go down a different route. And prepare myself properly. By then I hope to have learnt to drive and have passed so I don't have to worry about lifts anywhere. I just need to sort things out in my life slowly but surely.
My cousin is having his 30th birthday party this Saturday, it's so weird to think he's so old now heh. The theme is 70's 80's and 90's or something along those lines and I have nothing to wear. I may see if Dad and Steph want to go shopping during the day on Saturday to get outfits.
Ah well, coping and holding I guess.

P.s pictures soon :) and added some features and links to the side bar there on the right. 

I made some bread today :3 But I think the recipe was a bit too soggy so it didn't cook very well but it was still yummy x3 Shall have some toast with it in the morning. Haven't really got much else so heres some things about me :)

Well I've recently been looking at a certain blog on here called Pea Soup and thought I may just start one up myself and get myself to be a little more interesting while doing so. A new years resolution was to start a sort of journal [Tick :D] and now I guess I wouldn't mind doing this also. I also want to start making my own recipes up, or perhaps using others and adding my own touch so I can have some of those real motherly type of foods which my kids will remember (when I have kids eventually that is but it's never too soon to think about these things). I've just been inspired recently and I so i'm going on a sort of creative spurt which is never a bad thing and certainly not for me since I really should get back into my art. I feel like making a painting for my grandparents too, may start on that soon.
Yes I probably will use more typed face than necessary but I guess thats just the way I am :3 I'm said to express myself through my face an awful lot. Heh.
Snowing lightly again. Yet it's really thick up where my mister is. Typical really, as soon as I leave somewhere the snow comes. I wonder if it'll settle again here though, would be nice, I want to take some images of it, snow is lovely to take pictures of. The drive into the farm is flooding and my wellies don't fit :< So I had to lurk along the verge to get round it when I went to post a letter. On the way back I went into Nottcuts and had a look around at the gardening stuff, little animals, fish, pretty things and cakes. I had the intentions of going in for a new herb that I could put on the windowsill along with my parsley but got totally side tracked while finding a nice pot for it and ended up buying cat toys and a jam swill roll (Which was hard in the morning because someone left it uncovered ¬_¬) And on the way home I got caught in the beginning of a shower of rain so I got in a had a cup of tea with some cake while the cats enjoyed their new toys (one of which has already be lost/stashed away somewhere.) Managed to add a couple more recipes to my lists, one being a cauliflower soup I had at a friends and another being my best friends Swedish meatballs. So they got added along with a rather nice sounded tomato sauce to go with the meatballs. I feel like making bread now, don't think we have all the ingredients. I still don't like olives unfortunately. Scampi for dinner tonight :] ::I really must pick up my A1 folder from school.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

BBC 100 List

So I thought I'd use this list as a basis to try and read as much as possible. So here it is from the bbc survey conducted in 2003 on the best loved novels.

Progress: 15/100
Strike - I've read
Italics - I'm currently reading

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling

25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie 

Wish me luck! ♥ And give it a go too!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Hiya, I'm Holly.
+ Yes, I was born near Christmas, interestingly 12 days before Christmas. 
I'm 20 and enjoy art, good reading, computers, gaming and many things that really do conflict in such a person but join harmoniously in myself. 
+ I like cats, *love cats. They're wonderfully intellectual creatures and I enjoy their company perhaps more than another human beings.
+ My blog is about various things that intrigue me, happenings for my (what I believe to be) boring life, in the hopes that someone may gain some enlightenment from it and learn from my mistakes, achievements, woes and joys. 

+ I'm British, English. I'm at college studying an Art and Design Diploma and I have no idea where I will take it after I'm done.
+ I hope to own a small shop one day, selling local artists works and crafts for fair profits and to show people what their locals are making for them.
+ I can be contacted, commented, emailed through my blog, on my posts, on my twitter.

+ I'm looking for a/some pen pal(s) or traders who would like to send things through snail mail. If you would like to, just send me a message saying hi so I know you're not a creep, hehe.

+ Also, if you have any interesting topics I should look into and blog about, please, tell me, I'd love to find out. I'm forever on stumble upon going through sites and reading about strange and spectacular things most days :)

Anyway, I hope that a good about me, if it's not, never mind. I'm sure I'll do better next time :)

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