Canon AV-1 35mm film camera, from the car boot sale. I have just bought an adapter to fit the FD lens on to my EOS DSLR, so I can experiment with some lovely vintage lenses in my collection. It will also fit on to my EOS film cameras too.
So this is a pretty basic post but I feel like it could be useful to beginner witches and witches on a budget, or even just to give inspiration on where to check for some supplies that you may not be able to find otherwise!
Thrift Stores/Charity shops I don’t know what I’d do without thrift stores. Okay, so, you might not find that ~aesthetically pleasing~ container that you’ve been searching for, or the crystal that you’ve been wanting, but you can bet that you’ll find some candles, some beautiful holders/dishes, boxes, maybe some incense. Sometimes you’ll find an absolute gem of an item, it’s all about being creative with what you find!
eBay/Amazon/Depop/Etsy While these are all really useful, sometimes they can be a bit expensive. You’ve really got to be careful that you’re getting what you’re paying for (i.e read descriptions carefully). Nevertheless, if you’re stuck for resources, these are perfect for any supplies! Also, you can buy vials and jars on eBay and it’s generally affordable.
Other online stores Literally just google ‘online witch store’ or something similar, and you’ll be met with an abundance of online stores. It just takes a little digging around to find one that doesn’t break the bank!
**TK Maxx Okay, I honestly don’t know if this is a worldwide shop or whether it’s just in my town/country. It’s like a haven for people on budgets! (Not just for witchy things, designer brands at discounted prices.) Anyway, you can buy so many useful things here. Candles, boxes, herbs, incense, plant seeds, craft supplies, etc. UPDATE: @ajquaeck has been really helpful and informed me that TK Maxx is heavily involved with child labour, so I now advise against shopping here!**
Card Shops Birthday candles! Pretty boxes! Generally inexpensive! I love card shops.
Stationary Shops Wanting a ~fancy~ book to start your very own grimoire? Or maybe just some nice boxes to hold all of your witchy supplies? Stationary shops are actually very useful.
Local Markets I can’t stress this enough. Local. Markets. Are. A. Blessing. Whether they’re car boot sales, artisan markets, yard sales, whatever, you can almost always find something useful. At my local market, there’s a stall that sells crystals (from tiny ones to huge -and expensive- chunks), incense, candles, helpful books, and so many other things.
Pen Pals! On a different spectrum: pen pals can be a really great experience. Once you and your friend are close, you can exchange different supplies, buy each other gifts, cast spells for each other, share tips, etc. If they’re able to get a certain herb or crystal in their area, you can exchange with them! Not only will you be gaining supplies, but you’ll be making a friend out of it, which is probably the best thing about pen pals!
Feel free to add any other advice that you guys have found helpful!
I’ve just come back from a school fair/car boot sale and it was super sunny and hot so I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts on the Egos on a day out somewhere sunny
I couldn’t think of anymore but I might make another post if I get more ideas:
- Dr Iplier is the one that takes all the suncream, he knows exactly which egos will put it on before they go (Bim, Bop, himself and the Host most likely) and which will not (Wilford, the Googles, Silver, Ed, King and Bing). And Dark of course refuses to accept he may need suncream.
- Un-ironically he’s the one that gets sunburnt easiest, but he doesn’t know it.
- Dark once got sunburn on his back after Wilford called him chicken for not wearing appropriate beach clothing and he wore swimming trunks.
- Wilford slapped him right in the sunburn and Dark lost it.
- It’s not spoken about when Dark is around because his shell shatters when it’s brought up but Wilford is still proud of the moment.
- There are some of the egos that hate being directly in the sun because of the heat, so they always take a big umbrella with them so those guys have a shady area to sit.
- This is super important for Bing and the Googles as they can overheat easily.
- Bim never fails to find a new plant he’s never seen in the wild before, without fail no matter where they go.
- Ed drives them all everywhere and is a definitely user of “So help me I will turn this car around!”
- So is Dark. He always sits shotgun, although there have been times when he’s been forced into the back, usually between Wilford and Yandere.
- Never let Wilford have the map, you’ll never get to the intended destination.
- King brings back a memento from all their trips, usually a rock or stone or some kind of tree related thing for his subjects to admire.
- Bing once tried to surf with Bop, only to be stopped in the nick of time by Host and Dr Iplier, since he can’t go in water with his robotic body.
- Silver still wears his ridiculous big gloves and subsequently can’t put suncream on so someone else has to do it.
- The amount of crap they come back with from days out is insane and Dark has several rooms put aside where the junk that will never gets used again gets dumped.
- No one has been murdered or hurt, yet, but some of the egos have come close. (Mostly Yandere and Wilford, accidently).
I’ve finally made a closed terrarium. That was the project I’ve been working on. It’s taken me so long as I’ve struggled to find the plants suitable for a closed terrarium then when I’ve found them I’ve not been able to find a stockist.
I found the jar at a car boot sale and been dying to use it.
A couple of weeks ago I went out into the garden and collected some moss. I decided to keep it in a sandwich box until I was ready to start the project. This also gave me a chance to see if the moss would suit a closed environment.
When assembling the terrarium I started by putting in a layer of stones for drainage followed by a layer of charcoal pieces, this helps to filter the water and to combat any unpleasant smells. I managed to find the charcoal my local pet shop in the bird’s aisles. After that, I put a layer of mixed soil and perlite, again to promote good drainage. I then started to arrange the plants I had selected. I first put in the spider plant with it being the biggest, then the babies tears and then the ivy. I arranged to moss in any spaces left. I then popped in my dino for a bit of decoration.
Lastly, I watered it. I filled it up to just below where the small stones end, this ensures that the soil will have the chance to dry out a little. Making sure that the water is not in contact with the soil is essential as this will stop any forms of root rot. I’m really happy with the effect and have really enjoyed making the terrarium. I now have my own jungle in a jar and it’s also a fab way to teach kids about the water cycle.
We are constantly deep-diving through Instagram to find posts that just SPEAK to us. The second we found Violet Clair, we went on an endless scroll of like after like. Created by Samantha Rothenberg, Violet Clair is a creative brand stemming from her illustrations, making everything from single comic panels, to pins and keychains. We all know that if there’s one thing to get us hooked when it comes to anything, it’s a pastel palette. DONE. SOLD.
Last month, we got to step inside Samantha’s Brooklyn apartment and took a trip to the bold, colorful street mural she recently designed!
My childhood/ The 2000s childhood. (REBLOG/LIKE IF ANYTHING ON THIS LIST WAS APPART OF YOUR CHILDHOOD)
•The original ben 10 series
•Scooby Doo animated tv movies
•Lazy town, other cbeebies shows (In The Night Garden, Mr.Tumble, Shaun the sheep, Arthur)
•milky way bars
•The professor layton games
•Pokémon cards, match attacks, gogos
•Car boot sales
•Wacky warehouse parties
•beast quest books
•Moshi monsters, Club penguin
•Odd web games
•Lego games (when they had no dialogue)
Hi! Can I ask you for 121 but with Robert and Liv? 😉
GENERAL- “Can I
borrow that book of yours?”
It was a known fact that Robert enjoyed a good book. He didn’t
care who knew it, but his favourite pastime was by far being able to settle
down in bed, or on the sofa, and open a book into a world of mystery and wonder.
He enjoyed the serenity of turning the pages, the ones of the new books with
the sharp edges and the new book smell. Most of all, Robert loved the old
books, the ones that he, or Aaron, had bought in car boot sales or charity
shops; the ones with the yellowing pages and the lines highlighted and various
scribbles over them. It was the dusty pages and notes that students have
written previously that made books worthwhile to Robert. It was those that made
him enjoy them more, and enjoy the world he was transfixed into for the days or
weeks he read them for.
Aaron knew that Robert loved books, and he loved to lie in
bed with him every night, watching as his facial expressions changed with every
line he read, and how his finger sat under the page he was reading, anxiously
waiting until he could turn the page over and do it all again. It was a
relaxing time, for the both of them. Away from the shouting and the fights, it
was a peaceful time, and they loved it.
Liv also knew that Robert loved books, despite not seeing
him read all the time. Whenever it was his birthday, or Christmas, it was
always a safe bet to go into Hotten Waterstones and pick up a novel for him. As
much as she complained about Robert most of the time, he definitely was useful
when it came to his knowledge of books, and she definitely did appreciate all
the times he’d stay up with her, explaining the plot and the characters in the
books she had to study, but had no interest in reading.
She walked into their bedroom one night. It was just after
10pm and she had been at school all day, and then at Gabby’s doing homework. Robert
was led on the bed, topless but in pyjama pants, a book resting on his chest as
he looked through it. Aaron was led there too, under the covers and in a thin
top, staring at his laptop, eyes creasing at the corners as he silently laughed
“Rob.” Liv said into the silence, watching at Robert’s head
lifted up slowly, not at all willing to pull away from the book.
When he did, Robert grabbed the leather bookmark that had
fallen in between Aaron and him, because ‘you
can’t fold a page over, Aaron.’ “You okay?” Robert asked, putting the book
on his nightstand.
Aaron continued to look at his laptop, not really listening
into the conversation until Liv spoke again. “Can I borrow that book of yours?”
Aaron sucked in a deep breath, almost choking on it as he
started coughing instantly. “You want to read one of his books?” He asked,
quite literally shocked at the idea.
Liv rolled her eyes and turned around, getting ready to walk
out of the room. She heard Robert slapping Aaron’s chest lightly before Robert
spoke again. “Liv, what book is it?”
“Jane Eyre.” She said. “I told my English teacher that you’d
just finished reading it and that I saw you tear up at the ending. She said
that she thinks I’d enjoy it so I wanted to have your copy.”
Robert smiled and walked over to his bookcase, the one that
was in the corner of the room, the one that Aaron had built himself, and the
one that was overflowing with books. He found it straight away, led on top of a
Harry Potter book, and handed it to the young girl. “Er, before you read it.
That one’s special okay? I don’t want you folding the edges or writing in it.”
He announced, putting the book in her hands.
She nodded, agreeing, but had no idea why it was special. At
least, she had no clue until she opened the first page up. Because when she
did, she saw a handwritten message, in a handwriting she had never seen before.
But she understood why this book was special to Robert, because at the bottom
of the message, was the name Sarah Sugden, signed off with a kiss.
Are you bored of reading or writing the same old paras with the same old settings? Feeling uninspired when it comes to thinking of new ideas of places your characters can go or activities they can do? Well fret no more, because under the cut is a list of 75 ideas for paras that may be of help. Please note that whilst many of these have been written with couples in mind, many of the activities will work for friends too.