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I was going to review all Shakespeare shows I saw leading up to finally completing the set (whenever that may be), but I haven’t.

I saw The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Henry IV pt 1 & 2 in Stratford a few weeks ago. I obviously wasn’t at home though and so didn’t do any reviews.

Loved all three shows. Two Gentlemen was probably my favourite of the three (and I will be seeing it again in Newcastle in October). I was unsure whether I would like Henry IV pt 2 as my only experience of it previously (on TV) left a lot to be desired. On stage however, it came across much better (cast and direction were vastly superior too which definitely helps).

Henry IV is touring the UK and I urge you to see it if you can.

If you want to see Two Gentlemen then you’ll have to make your way to Newcastle in the second week of October.

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I stayed at Claire’s (theatremagpie) house over the bank holiday weekend and when we’re together we tend to watch Shakespeare and bake.

The Shakespeare was covered by a visit over to Stratford upon Avon and this was this result of the baking.

We were in the supermarket trying to decide what to make and Claire suggested rocky road. She doesn’t like cherries and i’m not overly fond of the biscuit element though, so what you see above is a chocolate chip and marshamllow cake (with extra marshmallow on the top because we had spares and why the hell not, right?).

It may not be the prettiest looking cake, but it was very tasty.

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I finished Gone Girl on Wednesday. I loved it.

*possible spoilers* (don’t think there is, but just in case)

I also loved the ending. I imagine i’m probably in a minority there, but it was so perfect. I can’t imagine it ending any other way. I know they’ve changed it for the film though and i’m very interested to see what they’ve done.

Really, it kind of appealed to the crime scene science side of my brain.

*end of possible Gone Girl spoilers*

I finished Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore today. What a delightful book. Code breaking and interesting characters and a bit of google thrown in for good measure. It’s fun and I honestly could have finished it in one sitting yesterday but I thought i’d spread it out over 2 days.

Next up is Lord of the Flies. I’ve never read it (although i’ve always quite fancied reading it) and i’m going to see the ballet version of it in November so want a heads up on the story.

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My dad’s birthday cake.

It’s a lemon sponge with homemade lemon curd filling and mint buttercream (made using using fresh mint from the garden).

It’s debatable how strong the mint flavour was (some people said it was strong, others not) and it was a bit of a pain making it with fresh mint. If I was going to make mint buttercream (or icing) again I think i’d stick with a flavouring. You’d get a stronger flavour and it would certainly be easier.

Overall though, it was a pretty tasty cake (and it even survived a train journey to Aylesbury).

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inritum:

reblog and make a wish!this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE

openyourthird-eye:

highonvodka:

themixedbagofspooky:

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!


this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.

The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.

AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.

THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO

I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS

LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL

IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

OKAY I SWEAR TO GOD THIS THING WORKS YOU HAVE TO PATIENT BC I WISHED THAT I COULD MOVE AWAY FROM MY SHITTY TOWN TO A WARM PLACE AND GUESS WHAT THIS JULY IM MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA OKAY GUYS IM NOT MAKING THIS UP I AM SO CONFUSED ACTUALLY THIS IS GREAT BYE

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Lemon Lime cupcake made for a friends birthday.

I had to give it to him a week early because that’s when I saw him but he didn’t seem to mind. He liked it too which I guess is the main thing (at least, he told me he did… twice).

It’s a lemon sponge with a lime buttercream frosting with lemon and lime zest sprinkled on the top (I need to get myself a proper zester, the grater is too blunt really). I think a bit more work on the ratios might be needed as the lime was much stronger then the lemon. It’s a good go to combo though for something a bit fresher in the summer.

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Having now finished Frankenstein, (thoroughly enjoyed it. No idea why its taken so long for me to read it), I am now going to read this.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

It’s been on my book shelf for quite a while and i’m reading it now because I want to read it before the film is released.

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My first attempt at lemon curd.

It tastes really good. I’m so happy with how it turned out. Perfect consistency and lovely strong flavour.

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Card I made for my friend to congratulate her on the birth of her first baby.

Gorgeous little thing that he is.

I got the idea from the internet and adapted it to suit my own needs and what craft stuff I had. I love those little pegs so was happy to finally be able to use them.

I tried to make it slightly non-gender specific while still making it clear it was for a little boy. I think I succeeded. My friend liked it too which I guess is the main thing.