Sophie’s first ever pair of headphones, Hello Kitty ones, bought in preparation for a road trip to Edinburgh this weekend.

Means we don’t all have to listen to Dora the Explorer! Yay!

  1. Camera: Nikon D50
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 35mm

In 2013, I read 9 books, according to my Goodreads.

This year, 7 months in, I haven’t read a single one. My Kindle hasn’t been switched on in months.

This makes me a little sad.

( Unless you count the books I read to Soph for her bestime, then I’m in the squillions, but I don’t think books with less than 100 words should count. )

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Kurt Russell Triptych screen print WIP roughs by Chris Weston xombiedirge:

Kurt Russell Triptych screen print WIP roughs by Chris Weston xombiedirge:

Kurt Russell Triptych screen print WIP roughs by Chris Weston xombiedirge:

Kurt Russell Triptych screen print WIP roughs by Chris Weston

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Kurt Russell Triptych screen print WIP roughs by Chris Weston

QuestionI really like receiving things I typically cannot get in my country, the same goes for every penpal I've had! I remember sending my Japanese penpal a quarter, dime, nickel, and penny of our currency when I was about 17 and she loved it. I also sent her seasonal things that we can only get around Christmastime. She then drew me a picture, because she was an artist and sent me little novelty items from Japan. :) Answer

Cheers! I was thinking of including a photo or a postcard, mainly because these were the only flat things I could think of. haha.

Which has taken so much longer than I expected. It’s not that I don’t know what to write…I typed everything out so I didn’t get lost and ramble, as I’m wont to do.

But I can only write in short bursts, because if my hand gets tired, my handwriting goes to super-shit. Like, I’m really putting my all into making it legible, because for the most part, it’s not.

Which means, I can’t do it after work most nights, because I’m tired, and then my writing goes to shit.

I can’t just squeeze a wee ten minutes in at lunch, because I’d end up rushing it to get done in the short time I get for lunch, and my writing would go to shit.

I’m on the second last section.

Now I just need to think about what goodies to pop in the envelope.

Anyone have any experience with penpals? What was the best thing your penpal ever sent you?

Wait, I don’t mean inherited.

My mum isn’t dead.

perfidiousverisimilitude replied to your photo “Inherited a Galaxy S3 from my mum, which is such a huge upgrade from…”

I got an S3 just as the S4 came out. I know people using S2s that still work great, it’s a fab phone and the front mounted camera really isn’t bad at all! You have also reminded me I haven’t posted my face in a while. YAY FACE!

YAY FACE! The best character from the A-Team.

But that’s only because, when I was a kid, I was a HUGE Quantum Leap fan and was convinced that Face = Sam Becket.

It was only when Enterprise came out, the conversation of Scott Bakula came up and I made a total fool of myself.

Inherited a Galaxy S3 from my mum, which is such a huge upgrade from what I had before. It’s got a front camera! So now I can take selfies. I took some good ones while spinning on the spot, made the background all nice and blurry. But then I took it into #abeautifulmess and it looked better in black & white so you can’t really see the swooshy background. Go figure. #me #kittwalker #gpoy

haveearswilltravel replied to your post “haveearswilltravel replied to your post “I’ve been tumblr-absent for a…”

Sounds like you aren’t following what interests you, man. But your predicament is having the time to sort that shit out.

If Tumblr allowed you to sort people you follow into groups, like Facebook, and then I could have all the Doctor Who folk in one group and all the kpop folk in another and then one for folk who are really hit-and-miss, and one for folk I’m actually really friends with, and I could turn them off and on-able, depending on my mood, filtering only these people to be shown at any time.

haveearswilltravel replied to your post “I’ve been tumblr-absent for a while”

Buddy, you need to follow more Brits and Europeans. My timeline jumps all day.

Right now, I’m sitting at following some 3000 blogs. So, dead maybe isn’t the right word. Relevant, might have been what I was after. Chaff vs Wheat.

Any time there’s a “Reblog if you’re from UK” type post, I go through and follow a whole bunch of folk. But, I dunno, I can’t ever seem to find the right ratio of “posts I’m genuinely interested in” and “posts I didn’t know I was interested in until I saw it”.

Mostly it’s just “TV show I don’t watch” and “Band I hate” with a sprinkling of “memes I don’t get” and “arty black and white photos of leaves in puddles”.

It’s also possible that at this time on a Monday morn, I’m too grumpy to be pleased. I think I shall go have a can of Monster, see if that perks me up any.

I just don’e have the time like I used to.

Which is saying something, because the past 3 years have been the busiest of my life. But now, I just don’t have the time to sit and scroll through endless pages of photos of things I don’t care about just to find one or two gems.

Not that I’m quitting Tumblr, I’m just….just, this schedule i’m on, where I’m really only online when I’m at work is likely to be the only schedule for a while. Which I know means I miss pretty much everything, because this place is dead 9am-5pm most days. It only starts kicking off about 8pm GMT.

I dread to think, if I get any of the jobs I’ve applied for, and can’t just spend half the day on Tumblr, I might end up never being on! That would upset me, I like it here, I feel at home here. (mostly)

So…yeah. Pointless post.

Y’know, Smarties.

Just good ol’ fashioned Smarties. Not had a pack of them in ages!

So, lunch time, I went to go and buy myself some. Now, I’m not too greedy, so I’m thinking, just a normal tube, not one of the Christmas time taller than your mum packs

just a normal, regular, 35g size thing

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Now, dear sweet readers, I trust you are sitting down, for I could not live with myself we you to injure yourself upon reading the following, for the potential that you may find your personage feeling faint is not outwith the realm of possibility.

Take heed. Pull up a pew before continuing.

Done? Sat? Comfy?

Good.

This tube ( well not *this* tube, for reasons that shall become presently apparent ) costs in the region of seventy five pence.

Seventy.

Five.

I’m sorry, Shopkeep, I just don’t carry that sort of money around. If you have a telephone, I can call my banker and arrange an armoured car to deliver it.

Jesus fuck, man. I just wanted some fucking Smarties. 75p. 75p. Pfffft. 75p.

So, what’s that, like 2g per penny? And if we assume that each Smartie is the standard 1.3g, then combining it all together, then it’s still 75p at the end of the day, and that, is far far too much for a fucking Smartie!

View from my balcony hammock

View from my balcony hammock

(Source: facebook.com)

Did my gif not show up?

In yon hammock post, the first one was a gif. Went to show it to someone, and it’s not on my page. WTF?

Yesterday, we used the natibaby babywearing wrap to make a hammock on our balcony.
It was good. Yesterday, we used the natibaby babywearing wrap to make a hammock on our balcony.
It was good. Yesterday, we used the natibaby babywearing wrap to make a hammock on our balcony.
It was good.

Yesterday, we used the natibaby babywearing wrap to make a hammock on our balcony.

It was good.