Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Aaah, I am so far behind on post comments, I think it's been about three days, which given how many blogs I follow is probably about 50 posts! Please be patient while I try to catch up!

Today's entry is a story based on real life, I haven't ever really written something based on real life before so it was definitely interesting to give it a go.


A sort of true story

Inspired by the amazing Magaly 

Magaly, I don't remember if I told you this but your character is named after Mina Murray. 

One day, Mina woke up with a terrible pain in her eye. She went to her husband, who could see nothing wrong with it. All day, as she went about her business, shapes swam in the corner of her eye. She hoped it would go away, that it was simply irritation. She used some eyedrops, and went to bed.

The next day, the pain was worse. As she left the house and went about her shopping, things seemed strange. People seemed to stare, and there was something not right about them.

Mina decided to go to the hospital. She took an umbrella with her because it looked like rain, and it was good for steadying herself. Her sore eye made it hard to focus, and the pavement seemed determined to meet with her face.

As she was headed through the hospital, Mina heard a cry. As she ran to the source, some dust blew into her good eye, filling it with tears. Her vision was completely blurred, but she kept going. Mina had a kind heart and a warrior spirit, and she could not ignore the cry of someone in pain.

Her sore eye was throbbing with her raised heartbeat, but her view had cleared somewhat. Through the painful eye, Mina managed to make out a child, lying on the floor screaming as a cruel monster tried to drag it away. With a wild cry, Mina charged at the monster, laying at it with her umbrella. It gave a horrible inhuman cry and stumbled away. Mina helped the child to its feet and hugged its shaking body. Her eye was hurting so bad she had to close it.

A doctor came along, and Mina explained as best she could, her eyes both squinched closed. She did not mention the monster, just said that 'someone' was hurting Roger, which is what the child had told her his name was, between sobs.

Mina was taken to the examination room, and given eyedrops in both eyes. The dust was washed from her good eye and her bad one was hurting less now. They could not see what was wrong with it, but suggested she wear a patch over it for a while. She nodded, confused.

On her way out of the hospital, feeling her way with the umbrella, one eye open, an old man came up to Mina and gave her a hug, she was a little taken aback.

“Thank you again for helping me,” the old man smiled, “that orderly was a real bastard, if you'll pardon my French.”

“I... I'm sorry,” Mina said, “who are you?”

“Oh, that's all right,” the man smiled, “they said you had something in your eyes and could hardly see. It's Roger, who you saved in the corridor!”

“Oh, I see,” Mina said, although she didn't really. “You're welcome. Will you be OK, now?”

“I will, my daughter is getting me this afternoon, and that orderly is going to be in a lot of trouble”, the old man smiled. “Take care of yourself, you are a rare and wonderful person.”

Mina and the old man parted, smiling, and she walked to the bus stop.

The next morning, when she awoke, her eye did not hurt at all. Everything went back to normal until a couple of weeks later, when she awoke with her eye hurting so badly she wanted to scream. Sighing, she got the bus to the hospital again.

On the bus, a group of large green lizards with black eyes slouched across the bus seats. Mina ignored them. Her eye was clearly playing up again, the blurred vision making things seem what they were not. As they went around a corner, the bus lurched, and a young girl nearly fell. Mina caught her elbow, and helped her up. When the bus straightened up, Mina marched over to the lizards and, with a flick of her arm, knocked them off the seat. She helped the girl to sit down, and sat down next to her. The lizards were standing up, holding the bus rail, swearing at her. She closed her bad eye to squint at them with her good one. They were a group of teenage boys, complete with low slung pants showing boxers and the backward caps. One of them stuck up a finger at her. She turned to the old woman she had rescued and they shared a smile.

Now Mina knew the truth. Her eye saw what others could not. It saw what was really inside of others. The innocents appeared as young children, no matter their age. The guilty were monsters. Her eye showed her the reality beneath the skins we wear, so that she could help others. Somehow, she had been chosen for this special gift, because she, Mina, was a warrior for justice. The one with the eye that could see.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Recent Outfits: Blue Faery

A huge thanks to everyone who compliments my crazy outfits and keeps inspiring me to embrace my inner faery!

Necklace, top and skirt from secondhand shop.

Bracelet: Secondhand shop

Peridot bracelet: Gnostic Forest (local store)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Week in Review

A friend shared a picture of this house on Facebook. I need it!

Monday 25th to Sunday 31st August



The Hunger games (movie 1) for the first time. Awesome and I loved Woody Harrelson, the costumes and the beard of that guy!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- Argh! So many emotions! :(  And Jeffrey Smart! (He played Basquiat)

Captain America: The First Avenger - Love Agent Peggy Carter- the kickass, empowered female character.

Vampire Academy- Mainly watched it because Dmitri is sexy and Christian looks and sounds a bit like a young Jonathan Rhys Meyer (although the way JRM doesn't age, I wouldn't be surprised if he was a vampire)

Divergent- Interesting movie, and I like the bit about choosing factions, although I find it hard to identify with someone that acrobatic when I trip over my own feet and I mean that literally. I loved all the different faction costumes.

Iron Man 3- Tony Stark is an inspiration to me, I may go into this more some other time.

TV shows

Tattoo Titans season 1 (actually started on Sunday night)

s3 and 4 of Ink Master. Began season 1. Addicted to this series!

Finished Community s3

Rewatching Community Season 5- I love Troy and Abed and wish they were my room mates!


Hemlock Grove (novel), Brian McGreevey
Midnighters: Touching Darkness, Scott Westerfeld. (great YA series)


My novel! Don't get too excited, still a long time to go!   

 Random stuff

Got the bird new sand perch covers to trim his nails. He reacted with horror and deathstares.

Visiting free click to donate sites.  (The hungersite.org, care2.com, freekibble.com, freerice.com)

Friday, 29 August 2014

Recent Outfit: Mermaid Tunic

I decorated this blue tunic dress at my teacup swap and crafternoon.

I sewed on pearl beads and added some green, seaweedy wool.

I also made the hairclip myself by sewing mesh, a shell and pearl beads onto a flower hairclip.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tea Cup Swap and Crafternoon

Some of my teacup collection, with mismatched saucers

Some of the cups for the swap

A teapot marks the spot

Bread flowers made by Yasmin

 My outfit

Necklace and clothes secondhand

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Recent outfit: Bohemian

Peasant blouse- off a selling group on Facebook.
Waistcoat: secondhand
Skirt: Secondhand (still available from Tree of Life.com)

Velvet jacket: eBay win.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Style Inspiration: Misty Day

I absolutely adored everything about Misty Day. I looked up some of her outfits, and surprise, surprise, she likes a lot of the same online stores as I do. Except I can't afford them, and living in a swamp, I am not sure how she does either!