Monday, 22 December 2014

Random Quote #210

I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that. 

Bob Newhart

Friday, 19 December 2014

Today Is The Day Of The Do Over

As the title suggests today is the day of the do over or the Deja Vu Blogfest as hosted by DL Hammons. I wasn't sure what to post at first, the last year on this blog has mainly consisted of random quotes and book related weekly event type things. But then I remembered this post where I revisited my t-shirt collection.

So I decided to revisit my revisit. :) To see the original post click here.

I Have Too Many! T-Shirts: Take Two

A while back now I posted about how I had too many t-shirts.

Well it was only really a half a*sed attempt. I wasn't sure I'd got all my t-shirts and I ended up showing my readers a measly 15 t-shirts. So I thought I'd take another run at it - a whole 3 and a half years later.

So this is going to be a fairly picture heavy post. You may recognise a few t-shirts from the previous post and you may notice that there are some missing :( and some new editions :)

I would have posted this sooner only I was missing the last couple of t-shirts and they have only recently resurfaced.

P.S. this does not include the plain t-shirts that I wear to work or the t-shirts I wear in bed... if I added all those I'd have to split this post in to at least 2 parts.

So on to the photos...

So it would appear I now have 30 t-shirts of this kind.

I was inspired to take another run at this post by IISuperwomanII as she celebrated her 300th video. She has many, many more t-shirts than me :)

So there you have it - a look back at my t-shirt collection... which has already grown since I originally posted this post.

To check out other people's reposts click the links at the top of this post and enjoy! :)

Monday, 15 December 2014

Random Quote #209

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday

To take part in Tuesday Intros hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea all you have to do is post the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are reading or are going to read.

And to take part in Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading is turn to a random page in the book you are reading and share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. Being careful not to include any spoilers of course.

Here are mine:

Tuesday Intro

(This is actually from what is titled the Introduction of this book)

It is sixty years since I first met Sidney Grice. He was still quite young - though he did not seem it at the time - and already well known in England. But he had yet to achieve the international fame that a series of hilariously inaccurate Hollywood films was to bring upon him.

Teaser Tuesday

"I never forget anything," he said, slipping his coat on, "least of all conditions, and I shall take you to any meetings that may be conducted during this investigation. But I am going now to the mortuary, hardly a place fit for the entertainment of a young lady."

Loc 448, The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian

This book counts towards my total for the New Author Challenge 2014 hosted by Literary Escaism

Monday, 1 December 2014

Random Quote #207

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 24 November 2014

Random Quote #206

One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once. 

Mary Renault

Friday, 21 November 2014

Blog Blitz 2.0 And Deja Vu Is Coming...

As some of you will know I am a member of the Blog Blitz Team which was set up by DL Hammons to, for want of a better phrase, share the love in the blogosphere - basically every so often a victim someone is chosen randomly or recommended and we descend on their blog and leave them loads of great comments to make them smile, or in sometimes just to cheer them up :)

Anyway DL has decided to redo or restart the Blog Blitz team list, so if you were signed up before you'll have to go and sign up again if you want to continue to be part of the team. Or you can go and sign up for the first time if you weren't part of it the first time round.

You can go and sign up by clicking here, or by clicking the Blog Blitz logo over in the sidebar on the right.

And while I'm here and talking about DL a quick reminder that his Deja Vu Blogfest is now just under a month away. Basically on 19th December you just repost your favourite blog post from earlier in the year. To sign up for that click here.

So get clicking :)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

It's Tuesday: Intros & Teasers

 To take part in Tuesday Intros, hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea, just post the first paragraph of the first chapter of the book you are currently reading or are going to read. The add your link to the list :)

And to take part in Teaser Tuesday, hosted by Should Be Reading:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Then add your link to the comments.

Although I haven't finished the book I was reading last week I do currently have more than one book on the go so I can give you the intro and teaser from something different to last week.

Tuesday Intro

Pannonia, 453 CE

The Barbarian encampment was enormous, a great city that moved from place to place at the whim of its unquestioned ruler, the High King. But in the dim light of this predawn morning it was in chaos. Hundreds of thousands of warriors and their shrieking women and ungovernable offspring milled about.  Hundreds of thousands of horses, cattle, sheep and goats all bleated and neighed in the general alarm and made the dawn a cacophony of sounds. The stink of the livestock competed with the smoke of ten thousand fires being fanned to life at once.

Teaser Tuesday

"They could easily be a surveillance team for a much larger conspiracy," said Klein. "They've still offered no good explanation as to why they're following you and spying on you."

Page 60, The Tombs by Clive Cussler & Thomas Perry

Monday, 17 November 2014