Monday, 31 December 2012

HELLO A Classics Challenge

November's Autumn - A Classics Challenge started in January 2012. The challenge was to read and comment on seven classic books. Did I achieve this? No, but had a great time reading.

December: The final prompt: Wrap up, A Classics Challenge.

This was my list.

     1- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
     2- Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
     3- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
     4- The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
     5- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
     6- Dracula by Bram Stoker
     7- The Time Machine by H.G Wells

I read them all apart from Tess of the D'Urbervilles. I will read it, though, as part of The Classics Club.




JANE EYRE IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK, AND WAS A  RE-READ.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE READING THIS CLASSIC.




I WAS SURPRISED BY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED DRACULA.
I WAS FULLY ENGROSSED IN THE JOURNEY, AND THE CHARACTER'S PLIGHT.



AS FOR REBECCA, WHAT A GEM I FOUND IN A BOOK
I ONCE WAS UNABLE TO START.

Thanks, Katherine. I wouldn't have enjoyed discovering the classics as much without your challenge.




Sunday, 30 December 2012

HELLO Christmas Presents

I hope you all had a good Christmas.

These are two of my favourite things.


PLENTY OF TEA FOR ME


LOVE THIS T-SHIRT
My Hubby got them from The Literary Gift Company.

Did you receive any gifts relating to your writerly aspirations? Do tell.

Monday, 17 December 2012

HELLO Is It The End Of The World As We Know It?

Apparently, on Friday 21st December 2012, or 21/12/12, or 12/21/12 (in US), it's the END OF THE WORLD. Really? Yes. For years there's been talk of the Mayan calender coming to an end on this date. Hmm.





MAYAN OR AZTEC?





SOME SAY
 ANCIENT OREO

I read that this is the 'Stone of Sun,' which represents Aztec cosmology, and not a Mayan calender. The Mayan do have a calender that shows the significance of 21/12/12. They say it's the end of and 'age,' and the beginning of another.

Friday will be the start of winter in the northern hemisphere; the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. If we reverse the pole, in six months its the summer solstice, 21st June, the longest day. The moon will also be passing the first quarter phase, showing half its face. 





RIGHT SIDE IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.






LEFT SIDE IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.



THERE'S BEEN MENTION OF CHOCOLATE
PLAYING A ROLE  IN THE END DAYS.



THEY'RE SAYING THAT THE MILKY WAY IS A GALAXY.

So, the Milky Way, galaxy is going to align. If it's anything like the alignment of 3rd December it should be interesting.




MERCURY, VENUS AND SATURN. 






THE MILKY WAY AND THE SUN.

MELTING CHOCOLATE ALL ROUND.

The sun will appear to rise through the dark path, the galactic centre, in the rotation of the Milky Way at 11.11 GMT. Oh heck, another phenomena. 11.11 OMG!

Yes, indeed. The double digits have caused a stir amongst those who believe in synchronicity, where double numbers are significant and appear frequently on digital clocks. 





IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN.


I must admit, this has happens more times than I care to remember. However, I've not experienced the opening of portals that the numbers pertain to. 

In conclusion: on Friday 21st December 2012, at 11:11 GMT a portal will open in the eye of our galaxy, where we will all wake up. It was all a dream. Or there's the other thing....aliens...or something else.

Maybe we should make a cosmic wish. What do you think?

This is my End of The World from a while back.

See you on the other side. Of that date.






Wednesday, 12 December 2012

HELLO Where On (Middle) Earth Have I Been?

And, what have I been doing?

Well. I'm not saying I failed NaNo, because that is a negative word. I had a lot on to fully commit to the 50,000 word target. I have a story (Thick Skinned) which I started, and I know where I have to go with it. Most importantly, as it was a priority, I entered The Wind Know My Name to the Diverse Voices competition.

The other thing that I've been busy with is knitting my mum's Christmas present. Alas, she won't get it on time and have already bought her some presents till I've finished the project.


It's a wrap with cap sleeves, made in wool blend Aran. when completed it should look like this.


I'm half-way through the pattern. It certainly keeps my lap warm whilst I'm working on it.

I also decided to return to authonomy, because the feedback I was getting for The Junk Room was very useful. There's always room for improvement.