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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

sisterhood of the world bloggers awardI was nominated for this award by The Anon, who is lovely. Go check out her blog!

Rules of this award

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site

2. Post the awards logo on your blog

3. Answer the 10 questions you’ve been set

4. Nominate 10 bloggers

5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees

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PAINT THE TOWN READ: Travelling to America

PAINT THE TOWN READ: Travelling to America

Now that I’ve shared the origins of my Paint the Town Read project, I can share some other exciting news: I’m going to the USA soon. Like, really soon. Four weeks from now, I’ll be on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean, sailing towards the Bahamas.

americaMy sister, Emma, is a performer on a cruise ship at the moment, and my parents and I are going to head over for one of her last cruises, then go…

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Gordon Ramsay doesn’t care about your gender, race, or creed. All he cares about is that you can cook.

The contestant, Christine, is blind, and he lets her know exactly what he thinks of her dish.

OMG I was preparing myself to be enraged by him making some horrible comment but now I’m crying in Starbucks GOD DAMMIT

Christ I am not okay with these fEELINGS

IM BAWLING

That’s so cute I wanna cry

Is there a Gordon Ramsay fan base on this site??? And where can i join???

Spoilers, she won. Her cookbook is on sale now.

Also, this is the very first apple pie she ever made.

Also, can we please take notice OF HOW HE DESCRIBES IT FOR HER? Ramsay was extremely conscious during the entire season that she would require different tactics than the other contestants; this was not the only time he became her eyes, nor the only time he did things like that scrape of the knife so she could actually have a sense of her work.

And if you really want to bawl like a baby? During final four or final three, I forget which, the remaining contestants got photos from home. Christine’s husband sent their wedding photo—which she had never seen. Ramsay paused before starting the challenge to describe to her not only her husband—the look of love and joy on his face—but also herself as a bride, so she could see in her mind how the two of them looked together on their wedding day.

It was extremely obvious nobody had ever thought to do that before.

This man should be a fucking icon not just for his cooking, but for how he treats those who are different. During the same season he asked a handsome young man, making conversation during auditions, if he had a girlfriend. The man responded that he was gay. Ramsay, without missing a beat: “I’m sorry. Have you got a boyfriend, then?” No drama, no “oh my GOSH! You’re GAY? TOKEN CHARACTER :DDDD” just a very quick, simple whoops-my-mistake and the corrected inquiry. And then he never brought it up again! It was just a thing he learned, getting to know a contestant.

Yes, he can be harsh on MasterChef and downright cruel on Hell’s Kitchen (although if you were a sous chef and you served me raw pork that was not pork tartare, I’d scream too). But he’s not an ogre; he’s a polite man with a gigantic heart who simply happens to take no shit from those who should know better.

I love him so much like at first I was scared of him now I just respect him

I. CAN’T. STOP. MY. FEELS.

(via abhorsenbells)

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READ THIS MONTH: August 2014

Who can resist a Harry Potter reread? Not me. But my schedule is getting so busy that I’ve had to temporarily put aside my procrastination reads and blog reads in preparation for the Brisbane Writers Festival later this week.

READ THIS MONTH: August 2014

Who can resist a Harry Potter reread? Not me. But my schedule is getting so busy that I’ve had to temporarily put aside my procrastination reads and blog reads in preparation for the Brisbane Writers Festival later this week.

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TV REVIEW: Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 2: Into the Dalek

Soft Dalek, warm Dalek, little ball of hate.

Soft Dalek, warm Dalek, little ball of hate.

Warning: this review contains spoilers.

After the news that ABC Australia has decided to simulcast all of season 8, I was so excited to bound out of bed even earlier this week (4.33am) to watch Into the Dalek.

Synopsis

The Doctor and Clara, along with a small military team from the ship Aristotle, are miniaturised to literally get inside a Dalek’s…

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pocketlass:

So I know we’ve all been operating under the impression that Parrish is the actual competent adult compared to Derek’s infomercial lifestyle, but dude

What if Parrish is also a loser who can’t make friends his own age?

It’s not like it’s entirely his fault. I bet he’s been trying to befriend his fellow deputies since Day 1, but they keep going and dying so he has to start over, like, every single week.

This poor dork, just sitting alone in his car staring at his hands with no one to call and be like HOLY SHIT I JUST ALMOST DIED CAN I COME OVER BRUHHH.

Someone go give loser!Parrish a hug