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I am swamped with pre-Thanksgiving preparations and therefore do not have time to write anything proper. So I shall leave you with these links to keep you busy until I get back!

why modern books are all too long

awesome camera lens bracelets

are offensive words more tempting after they’ve been  banned?

spare some change to help save three original charles dickens manuscripts

type in your own handwriting

what can you do in 25 words?

a book you must read – and buy a copy for me while you’re at it

and finally,

happee fangsgivings, everyone!

xo
A

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tonight..

Tonight I am:

  • Watching The Shining because it is my favourite “scary” movie. I don’t buy into all those gore-fests with murderous zombies or possessed dolls raving around trying to kill infallibly stupid people. No, what scares me is the idea of a perfectly normal father going ape-s**t crazy and chasing his own wife and son with an axe around a completely empty hotel in the middle of a frozen wasteland.
  • Listening to the new Kings of Leon album which I haven’t stopped listening to since I bought it.
  • Making my own hot apple cider which is loosely based on this recipe.
  • Baking pumpkin-spiced molasses cookies which are very loosely based on this recipe. They are delicious – I made the dough a few weeks ago and have it stored in my freezer to bake when the mood strikes. Awesome.
  • Lamenting over the fact that the only baking tray that will fit in my oven holds just six cookies at a time. Silly UK oven sizes!!
  • Catching up on the thousands of blogs I’ve neglected to read over the past few weeks.
  • Desperately wishing I had about a million of these, these and these. And this. And this. Very thankfully I already have these (thanks Kate!) and these!
  • Finishing off my scary story assignment for the I.V.W.G. meeting on Tuesday.
  • Evening-dreaming about getting to see my niece, Erin again.
  • Playing around with Photoshop actions and editing some pretty ordinary photos like this:

before

To extraordianry photos like this:

after

(I LOVE photoshop. )

And that is what I am doing with my Friday evening. What about you?!

xo
A

 

 

 

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