Uffington

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30/09/17 Tarot Reading.

Ace of Arrows / Breath of life.

A renewal of vitality combined with knowledge of where you wish to be and how to get there. It is believed that if you stand on the eye of the Uffington White Horse and make a wish, you will gain wisdom and your wish will come true.

Seven of Vessels / Mourning.

This is a time to honour what is dead and mourn or what is gone. Learn the lesson of letting go by offering thanks for cherished memories and being at peace with the past.

Four of Arrows / Rest.

Recharging after a period of stressful activity, work or emotional traura. Allow time for the imagination to sojourn into the otherworld to renew and rejuvenate vitality.

anonymous asked:

Hello love! If you have time, I was wondering if you could do a White Stallion for the patronus thingy? I don't really know too much about it. Thank you! Also, I really love this blog it's brilliant and you're doing a great job! ❤️

  • Always the horses I bet on at the grand national even though they never win lol I just like them cause they’re pretty
  • In hinduism, christianity and islam, saints ride white horses at the end of the world
  • Speaking of hinduism apparently a white horse is the last incarnation of vishnu 
  • Vishnu’s the preserver and protector of the universe so maybe it means you’re v protective of your friends?
  • There’s the Uffington White Horse which is basically this giant ass drawing of a white horse in a hill side that’s been there for like 3000 years it’s p cool
  • White horses are super rare. Most ‘white’ horses are actually greys so I guess you’re #unique
  • I’m struggling with my gcse biology here but I think the reason they’re so rare is you can’t have both parents with a dominant gene. If the foal is (WW) it has something called ‘lethal white’ and will die in a few days so all white horses are (Ww) so even if you have 2 (Ww) parents there’s only 50% chance the foal will be white too
  • biologists let me know if that makes sense I haven’t studied DNA in four years

i know a lot of people have talked about a certain style of condescending Eurocentrism behind a lot of “Ancient Aliens” theories where the Pyramids or Machu Picchu needed extraterrestrial help but not Notre Dame or Roman aqueducts (I think Stonehenge and maybe the Uffington White Horse are the only European things I know of that people might attribute to aliens but unlike Machu Picchu or pyramids those are dated to “prehistoric” times anyway) and I think its kinda interesting bc there’s often a “god of the gaps” thing going on bc like “Well we dont know exactly how these grand structures were built so we should attribute it to non-human sources” or whatever but like that kind of foolishness if consistently applied should also apply to Roman structures. 

Like we know that Roman engineers existed and we know the names of a few individuals and the rough societal background of the average engineer (upper-class as you’d expect) and (for military engineers) their place in a legion but we dont know that much about their knowledge. Like we dont know how they were trained, how they studied or even how they planned those impressive structures out. Roman mathematics wasnt very advanced compared to its counterparts in the rest of the world and most known examples of its ‘practical’ applications have to do with commerce and trade and not engineering. By “ancient aliens” standards of evidence we should be attributing the complicated systems needed for the building and maintenance of the aqueducts to aliens

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Uffington White Horse | 백마 백악질 조각품

언덕이 많은 제 고향의 지형과 달리 백마 언덕 근처 지형은 아주 평평해서 멀리 조망하기 좋았어요. 조각품와 가까이 서 있으면 전체의 완성된  말 그림이 보이지 않지만 테리 프래쳇의 책에서 나오는 말이 딱 맞더라고요. “말 같아 보이지 않은데 말 자체다.”

The land surrounding White Horse Hill is completely flat, which is very different to the hilly terrain where we’re from but it was nice to be able to see for miles. You can’t actually see the horse fully when you’re standing there, but the chalk lines are clear beneath you. As one of the characters in the Terry Pratchett book says about the carving:“Tain’t what a horse looks like, but it’s what a horse be.”

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Incorrigible

Oh, hello! Here’s the fic I promised, based on this prompt from the not-so-anonymous @bitchy-broken. (Thanks so much, m’dear!) I could prattle on like I usually do about how it’s too long and it strayed, but I’m sure you’d rather just read it. 

(I realized that I’ve been lax with putting word counts, so if you’re wondering, this one is around 4400+.)

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It was the third summer of the gang being the gang.

The girls had taken their A-levels and were awaiting the results, Archie was back in town having just finished his first year at the University of Durham, and Chop had been promoted to foreman and was lording it over everyone in the repair shop, much to the consternation of Finn.

It was hot for July. Usually, they got a couple of scorchers in August, but it was sweltering even in the shade, and they were sitting in the sun-drenched yard of the beer garden.

Rae took her flannel off, which was a bloody miracle all on it’s own, and swigged some of her beer. “Christ, I’m hot,” she grumbled.

“Yeeeaaahhh, you are,” Finn drawled. It was almost an automatic response at this point. Rae was always too bundled up and complained about the heat even when it was temperate.

“Ha bloody ha,” Rae sang. “If I had a pound for every time you came out with that old chestnut …”

“Maybe you could buy a clue,” Finn mumbled into his beer.

“Hmmm?”

Finn shook his head and coughed, pointing with his hand that was holding his beer. “Look, it’s Chlo and Iz.”

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I Enjoyed It Though

Thanks to all of the adorable people that liked, reblogged and made such lovely comments on see-me-after-class😘😘

This fic is in response to a prompt (shown at the end) from the awesome @i-dream-of-emus, thanks honey - I hope this is ok?

Big thanks to my adorable beta @redprairielily.

This is a little bit smutty/crass for anybody that doesn’t like that sort of thing.  Anyway please let me know what you think?

I Enjoyed It Though

As she almost skipped around to Chops house Izzy felt like a million quid.  She was so pleased with the results of her trip to the beautician’s for de-pubing that she had rushed straight home to try on her new underwear.

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