This is a very blank box staring at me. It’s not blank now because I’m writing in it, but I have been sat here for twenty minutes trying to figure out something to write about.
Welp, I’m not really sure. I’d love to write about something deep and meaningful but I’m genuinely a bit lost as to anything soulful right now. Something that actually makes me unbearably sad is watching old men being confused and upset. I’m watching “Fringe” with Hairy at the moment, and one of the characters is an older gent who (in one of the episodes) gets lost in Chinatown and can’t remember the emergency telephone numbers and has no money to get back home. I wept so hard at that.
So yeah, if you want to break my heart then just show me a lost and confused old man. Actually don’t, because that’s horrendously mean to both of us. Be nice to my imaginary old gent! Particularly if he’s wearing a cardigan.
I had a busy weekend. Frank Turner was brilliant, I ate way too much takeaway and didn’t go to the gym once, and we chatted about a lot of wedding things. On the other hand, cold and wet Cardiff has left me ill and craving cookies and actually insanely stressed out because I had the worst luck with public transport. I got stuck on one line of the Underground to the end of the line because the strikes shut the station I needed, and had to run for the train after pegging it across London on a variety of different vehicles because again, closed station.
Do you remember a while back that I set myself a challenge for the year? So many books, films and craft things to be done. Here’s how I’m doing!
TO BE DONE BY 19TH NOVEMBER 2014
- Wuthering Heights
- Jane Eyre
- Madame Bovary
- Great Expectations
- H.G Wells – we have a collection of short stories so I’ll wade through that
- H.P. Lovecraft – got to have a bit of eldritch in your life.
- Toni Morrison Beloved. I love this book and am definitely due a re-read.
- David Mitchell Cloud Atlas. Keep meaning to read it, never get around to it.
- Re-reading The Lord of the Rings.
- Joanne Harris Holy Fools
- Joanne Harris Blackberry Wine
- Joanne Harris Five Quarters of the Orange
- Joanne Harris Gentlemen and Players
- Terry Pratchett’s Raising Steam
- Philip Pullman His Dark Materials
- Joe Abercrombie The Heroes. Bought on a whim, never finished.
- Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys
- Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall
- China Mieville Kraken – I nearly finished it and then we moved and I’ve completely forgotten where I was.
- Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man
- Stuart Hill Cry of the Icemark
- Heller Catch 22
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Robert Rankin Retromancer
- Rankin Waiting for Godalming
- Jasper Fforde Lost in a good book
- Fforde The Eyre Affair
- Crime and Punishment
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Collection of Sherlock Holmes.
The Handmaid’s Tale
- Hugh Howey Wool
- Hugh Howey Shift
- Hugh Howey Dust
- Life after Life Kate Atkinson
- 12 Years a Slave Solomon Northup
Markus Zusak The Book Thief
Monsters University Despicable Me 2 The Experiment The Ice Man Frozen X Men Origins Wolverine About Time Brokeback Mountain Princess and the Frog Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Knotted necklace Knotted bracelet (cross knots) Sword belt and scabbard Wire tree Acetate stencil of tree Wire butterfly Hundreds of tiny earrings. Yellow rose. Rose necklace for Mama Spry.
I swear I’ve read more than that, but I can’t remember what! I’m barreling on with the craft projects since I’m making as much as possible for the wedding and I spent a lot of yesterday afternoon sat in front of a film making a teeny tiny acetate stencil that I can use on the front of our invitations. Effort abounds!