Cup of tea not mandatory but strongly advised

It’s that day of the week again. The day of the week that shall not be named. The Voldemort day of the week, but only if Voldemort were a deadly day of the week. A day of dark magic and stuff. That would be neat. A day of the week of the bad kind of fizz fizz boom magic… and then a day of the week of the healing happy magic… and then a day of the week where I’m just sat there with a cup of tea wondering why the hell everyone else has magic days and I get Tetleys.


Speaking of Harry Potter, have any of you done the Pottermore quizzes? Now I absolutely swear that I am not asking this because I’m lame and super excited over the fact I got a dragon for a patronus… Okay, obviously this is the real reason because…mother lizardy wing thinged freakin’ dragon!! Yes, I screenshotted this so that I could send it to all of my friends. Or, well, I would have if I could afford phone contracts for my ferrets.


I’m also in Slytherin, which isn’t too much of a surprise. Supposedly Slytherin folk are more likely to get a dragon because we’re the glory hunting type. I’d say this isn’t true for me but I would absolutely be King Leonidas shouting THIS IS SPARTA if I was ever given the chance. ARROOOO ARROOOO ARROOO! Sorry to all those who have no idea what I’m talking about, but, even without all the pop culture stuff it’s not like I make much sense anyway. Seriously though, if you’ve done this I want to know which house you’re in and what your patronus is. It’s a need. I’m sorry.

I even got my boyfriend to take the quizzes under the threat that we are obviously not destined to be unless he does. Unfortunately he came out as Ravenclaw, but I guess no one’s perfect, right? For his patronus he got a bat, of which he was not impressed given my, you know, dragon, although personally I’d have been happy with a bat because they’re incredibly cute. As for the Ilvermorny house, we both got Pukwudgie, which I am most pleased with!

Psst, over here…

Damnit I just pulled my little finger nail off. I’ve been growing the bloody things and then just because, you know, not thinking me is a twod I decided to pull it off.  Oh well, there are worse things that could happen in life, like you know, running out of sweets. Who puts six little sweets in a bag? I don’t care if these things are made for trick or treaters I demand a dozen at least damnit! My teeth won’t fall out on their own!


What else can I bore you with… Oh! I’ve been enjoying Instagram more lately ever since I started watching live streams from some of the people I follow. I’ve been a big fan of both Robin Hobb and Emilie Autumn for a while and this weekend I got to see Robin Hobb signing books and I got to join other Emilie fans in browsing a neat catalogue with her. I swear that it was more interesting than I’m sure it sounds. If you don’t know Emilie Autumn I’m going to link a song. I’m torn on which to share but I think it will beeeeee… this one!

Her writing is beautiful and some of the lyrics to her songs I absolutely wish I had written. The line from Juliet “Meet me beneath my balcony and say, ‘no one but you could ever fill my night, be the sunlight in my every day’” is so charming. Some of her songs are so damn relatable that I feel if I were a better writer I would have written them. She’s very good at writing romantic songs, but she also has a sharp wit and her song Marry Me (one of the first I heard) very much makes me laugh. I recently saw that her book is available on Amazon and I became a bit Gollum over the whole thing with “I neeeedsss it…my precioussss” still yet to buy it, but will buy it!

Sod it, you need to hear Gentlemen aren’t nice. too.

I haven’t been posting too much on my own Instagram, which is a ruddy failing because I’m supposed to be using it as a platform to promote my writing. I suppose I do post quotes on there from my book and from some other stuff, but it can be hard to get a snippet that sounds alright out of context.

Got to say, for anyone who is doing close reading of their book, using something to create quotes is a good way to see if you have any words that you could lose to make a smoother running sentence. I mean, I should really practice what I preach but the few times I’ve done it it’s been beneficial, okay! There’ll be some trim sentences in my book that are all shiny and sparkly and those will be the ones I did close reading with! The rest will be rambles. I ramble in my blog I ramble in my writing, just be glad we don’t do the talky talk.

Today I thought about posting a picture I took for my boyfriend on there. I wanted to try and look…different, I guess, but, you know, how do I word this… it just isn’t me. I don’t wear flowers in my hair. I’ve always felt if I wear something pretty I’ll be laughed at for trying to look pretty. I end up feeling uncomfortable and comparing myself to other people. If I could get out of my head, that would be good! Here’s the photo. Look at me, I can flower! Christ… anyone remember the episodes of FRIENDS where Monica would refer to her virginity as her flower? Ahahaha.



I will cringe looking at this photo in time. Just you watch. Like this —> <=S (I will be wearing a hat while I do it

In the end, I got changed and put on something I can derp around in and ate sweets. I want to do the dress up thing, I think. Maybe I don’t, I’m not sure. Maybe I would if I felt more confident? I just know that even when I’m going out fancy I can get really really flustered over trying to look presentable. I know I can feel insecure about how I look, but honestly I think it’s the confidence in other people I envy the most. When it comes to appearance anyway. I’ve never really been afraid to speak my mind or of being called weird, that just doesn’t bother me. But looks, and stuff I care about, like writing, that can make me less sure of myself. Whole point I started posting on here properly after all. I’m really rambling again now and Ivor is going to be asleep.

Here I am feeling less like I’m someone else.


In my hand is one of the 6 sweets. >=(


I also post pictures of my ferrets because they lead a more interesting life than me.


Hmm, just quickly, before I move one, I would like to say something I’m not sure I’ve said in another post and I’m too lazy to go back and check. I don’t judge other people in the way I judge myself. I’m not going to pretend like looks don’t matter romantically, you can feel an instant attraction in this way (you know I’ve just written this but I’m doubting it really is an attraction, maybe it’s just more of an okay they’re cute thing – not attraction – brain you stop this tango, right now!), but it isn’t what drives that unbelievable hot damn kind of attraction. That’s personality, baby! That’s the unknown, the sudden magnetic oh shit I’m gonna fall deep for this one type of thing. I probably come across as shallow or vain or annoying with my insecurities, and that’s okay, I know where I’m actually at.


But when it comes to other people I won’t have it thought of me that I care and judge people on their looks, I simply won’t! *slams down fist* I haven’t learned to accept myself yet, but I don’t give a damn how someone else looks.

By the way, I understand that it is strange to still have such issues like I do when I post poems such as Chance. Like everyone else though, I’m two people in one body. We all have many sides to us, after all, don’t we?

Hmm, what else before we ferret. Oh! I suck at replying to comments! I’ve been meaning to say this for a while but there, phew, it’s out. After I post this I’m going to be replying to the comments from last week’s blog because I have no idea what’s happened. I do know that I don’t always get notifications and I end up going through my posts just to make sure no one has commented and I seem like a dickwad for not replying. I’m sorry if I haven’t replied to something you’ve said. I promise on this post I will reply as soon as I get it! Watch there be no comments…because this post is bloody long. I don’t expect people to read my blogs. I don’t even read my blogs.

Unless I’m commenting on my own blog that is. I’m sure many of you have been a victim of my inability to reply… I know Ward has! 




Anyway, I’ll be doing my usual catch up of your hidey holes tomorrow. I’ve started going in through your actual blogs to catch up because I can’t trust WP reader anymore. There are too many I’m missing. I haven’t been too active this week though because of outside WP things so I’m looking forward to finding posts I’ve missed.

Look what you’ve all done to me!

And Ferret news! Seb is right as rain! We had a scare that she did have insulinoma but after a second blood test (a fasting one) she has been given the clear and instead it’s believed she was just run down from her previous illness. It was embarrassing being on the phone to the vet and asking over and over to repeat that Seb didn’t have insulinoma until it felt right, but, it happens! Anyway, vuhuuuu! My Serb is okay!


And my Pandora is a lazy bugger.


And finally! This week I will be posting snippets from my book featuring the character Robin, I will also be posting the picture of him by Shio. All of you who saw Sophie will know how good she is so I’m looking forward to you seeing Robin!

I hope you all had a magnificent Sunday! Oh, no… oh no! I have unleashed the day of dark wizardry! Run ! Fleeeee! Ahahaha, okay I swear I’m stopping now. Sorry everyone. Sorry Ivor! xxxx

What? You found this on your own. I didn’t post this…

28 thoughts on “Cup of tea not mandatory but strongly advised”

      1. I don’t know what I’m replying to but I trust it’s to something on this thread – preferably Ward and Maria – and what did you get?!


    1. You and Mel ended up in spam on a bunch of my posts! I am not at all happy about this, nuh uh! WordPresssss *shakes fist*


      Anyway… YESSSS Sllytttherrinnn friend! A magpie sounds brilliant and honestly I had to look up a borzoi, but that’s really cool! So glad you had fun with it!

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  1. Arbie mou…Oh my gosh.
    Where to start. As a Potter fan I’ll do the quizzie quizzes and let you know.
    Also I feel I have to say at this juncture that people here are often inappropriate, shall we say, regarding your beautiful pics and you’re too sweet and lovely and possibly need to nip some things in the bud- comments wise. If I’m being too cryptic, email me <— edited by arbie because spam is bad.
    What else…do more of this charming blathering as I love it.
    Okay cutting this short because life etc. and your mind is fab, okay?❤❤❤

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    1. Where am I replying, nobody knows! It’s like that Willy Wonka song whenever I click reply because I honestly have no idea who it’s going to go to. We’ve done the talk over in the you know where, the disguised email place! I’m looking forward to your results. Please be with meeee in Slytherinnn. Although I have a sneaky suspicion it’s Ravenclaw for you! And thank you, I will! And thank you, it’s all the sugar I eat! ❤ xxxx

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      1. Omg girl, it’s Ravenclaw! !!! I always knew I was a clever clogs.
        And my patronus is a Manx Cat

        There you go! Enjoy my inner Potter world.
        Wow that really made me miss my Potter books…

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      2. Also I am bloody loving this:

        “Those with the Manx Cat Patronus are usually calm under pressure and good in difficult situations. Nothing will phase a conjurer of this Patronus which makes them good to have on your side when in bother.

        Another feature of witches/wizards with this patronus is ferocity. Being both fierce to those on the wrong side of them and fiercely loyal to allies.

        It is only an unflappable individual that can successfully conjure this fiery patronus.”

        I feel, like super amazing now

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      3. Haha just call me the sorting hat baby! Aaah man I wanna be in ravenclaw with all the cool kids! I bet ward gets it too! Manx cat looks bloody brilliant. Love the bit about ferocity that’s a great trait to have! 😄


      4. I’m loving the Manx Cat too! Also feel rather cool being in Ravenclaw. ..he might be,lol you never know!
        You’d be cool even if you were a hufflepuff, you’re a bright shining (cool) star!!!

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  2. I was playing David Bowie’s Heroes, and getting teary, so decided to read Arbie’s post. Took heed of her warning to Ivor, made a cup of lemon& ginger tea, and then played the first video of Emilie Autumn’s, strangely I liked it !!, reading more and quickly another video of “her’s”, time for dinner, leftover Chow Mein, back to reading more of Arbie’s stuff, haven’t fallen asleep yet, not sure who’s more pleased, me or her !! Always like pic’s of her cute little ferrets, I reckon my Lily not much bigger than Arbie’s ferrets,.. and a couple of nice pic’s of Arbie, she doesn’t like the flower in her hair thing, but I thought blue suited her…. and anyhow she always looks lovely to me. And I’m not the judgemental type !! A bit more rambling from Arbie, and another Emilie Autumn song, clearly she like this girl Emilie, and I’ve just finished my seconded cup of tea. Well I’m definitely not teary anymore, and I’ll have to thank that girl Arbie for brightening up my day. I’ll go do some more post reading and a few more comments, and go and see what Ivor’s up to. I know he likes to read posts from, Mel, Colleen, Walt, Ward, Sue, Kelvin, Derrick, Aquib, Maria, Ortensia, Jordan, Michelle, Grant, Anie, Shraddha, Soiba, Vonita, Claudia, Ann, Patrick, Jane, Rose, Mich, Varnika, Robert, Robert O’, Sheldon, Edmark, Sarah[his first follower], Russell, Oglach, Fred, Caroline, Peter, Stevie, and so many more, whoops and his special niece Kerri…. best I not disturb Ivor too much, he’s always so busy………

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    1. Who are you, demon who types on Ivor’s behalf! Oh, you like my post? Okay you can stay! Haha, glad you stayed awake through this one, Ivor. It means a lot to me when people venture through my Sunday rambles. They really are just a mush of thoughts so the people who read them really are my favourites. I know I shouldn’t have them, but sod it I do! Lily is so lovely. I already really wanted a dog but now I do even more! ❤

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    1. I thank you deeply for sending me this – enjoying it muchly as usual! David Bowie in Labyrinth was one of my first crushes wouldya know! Aaah Goblin King, be still my beating heart!


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