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It’s very comforting to know that I’ll live to see Star Trek’s 100th anniversary. Keep the fandom alive, fellas! ;)

Me: what am I gonna do this weekend, I have no money.

Dad: the wifi is finally up and running.

Me: plans sorted….

The Cello Player (c.1929). Sir John Lavery (Irish, 1856-1941). Oil on canvasboard.

In 1929 Lavery was commissioned to paint a ‘portrait interior’ of Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden, and his family at Chirk Castle in Denbighshire. Because of its complexity, Lavery produced sketches of the younger children playing chess and this picture – thought to represent the Howard de Walden’s second daughter, the Hon Elisabeth Scott-Ellis (1914-1946), the cellist.

When your dad calls you.

Dad: where are you?

Me: I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good.

Chirk Castle (Castell y Waun)
Wrexham, Wales by Upsadaisy2

Built in 1295 CE, Chirk Castle was one of many such fortifications built during the reign of Edward I (1272-1307). Originally home to an Anglo-Norman family – the Mortimer de Chirk – the castle was sold to Thomas Myddelton in 1593. The Myddeltons first sided with the Parliament during the English Civil War (1642-1651), but in 1659 fought alongside George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer, for the restoration of Charles II. 

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Oh my god. I’m soo happy to be back but I loved my visit to the UK and France. Most of our time was on a long boat going through the canals. It’s very relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. We boated all the way up into Wales and crossed the Pontcysyllte aqueduct into a town called Llangollen. What an amazing town. I loved it. While we were there we went to a Abby ruin and Chirk Castle. We went into a many a pub to try their food, talk and drink. It was fantastic.

When we got back from our boating trip, we took the train into London, where we stayed about half a day. We took this time to run around and see the sights. When night fell, we looked for a restaurant to eat at and came across an Italian restaurant by the Piccadilly Circus Station and Her Majesty’s Theater called Spaghetti House. And OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. It was amazing! The food was amazing, the service was great, my dad almost cried, it was the best food we had our whole trip.

And then our trip into Paris. We took the Chunnel first thing in the morning and we got there around 9am. Paris is…. there are no words to explain it. Like London, it’s quite overwhelming to be in a city with buildings older than your country. The architecture, the buildings and the monuments were breathtaking. The Eiffel Tower almost made me cry when I got to the top of it. To see everything soo high up, to see the world soo open, it really was a soul changing experience.

I had a wonderful time on my vacation but I’m happy to be home, all cozy, snuggled up with cats and trying to fight my jet lag. XD

ktrk5  asked:

Number 20 ! Wildehopps

“You need to wake up. Because I can’t do this without you.”

In which I try platonic and fail. Write romantic and possibly fail. And do my best to avoid angst and definitely fail.

Cuddles and snuggles all around.


He falls in love with Judy in the morning.

Which is ironic, because he’s not a morning person.

She’s pounding on his door at six in the morning, the smell of coffee falling in from the hallway, her voice at that annoyingly cheery pitch that she seems to save just for him, and he thinks he might just kill her.

But he still falls in love with her.

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Blinsided ( Laurens X Reader )

YO! So, sweetheart @myrabbitholetoneverland asked: “Any chance of there being a 3 part addition to New In Town? Each of them having a different outcome? 1 with Laurens, 1 with Mulligan and 1 with Lafayette? If that makes sense xD” and I felt suddenly inspired for Hamiltime so I went on and wrote John’s one. Because, as y’all already know, I’m a fucking huge sucker for John. Find part one, New In Town, here!

I also want to apologize for not following the queue properly, but it’s like impossible. I just cannot force myself to write stuff, because it usually turns out with a stressed me and bad writing. So, yeah. Hope y’all like it!


Word Count: 1.792

Warnings: (because there’s already too much drama about everything else in this fandom) straight Laurens

Setting: New York, Hamiltime

Originally posted by shyymoob

You should have known better than doubting your cousins. They knew everything about New York City, as you eventually found out, and were always right. That day on the café, when they said you were not leaving without a suitor, you almost laughed at their faces.

Little you knew.

No need to say the eyes that caught yours were the dazzling green ones. John Laurens was about the most charming man you’d ever met, with smooth lines and a simply adorable face. His freckles made you smile every time you looked at them, and his grin simply melted you. It was actually quite funny how struck you were by his beauty.

“You’re Peter Schuyler’s daughter, then?”, he’d asked you, and you politely nodded while sipping your tea. John’s eyes were narrowed at you. “Hm. He wouldn’t have freed his last slaves half a year ago, would he?”

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