christmas in the clouds

How many have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Vacation Travels Part 1

*Four friends are flying home for Christmas break via broom*

Hufflepuff: “It’s beautiful up here. The clouds, the moon, the stars.”

Slytherin: “Yeah… I guess it is.”

Ravenclaw : “It’s almost like it’s another world entirely.”

Gryffindor: *takes a deep breath*


Gryffindor: *deflates*

reasons to stay alive

1. recovery
2. the first rain of autumn
3. stepping on crunchy leaves
4. meeting new friends
5. seeing old friends
6. sunsets
7. shooting stars
8. catching snowflakes on your tongue
9. fresh baked pie
10. digging your feet in sand
11. listening to the birds
12. singing along to your favourite songs
13. watching your breath on cold mornings
14. bonfires
15. hugs
16. compliments from strangers
17. smiles
18. graduations
19. taking funny photos with your friends
20. laughing
21. fuzzy socks
22. full moons
23. being so happy you’re crying
24. doing what you love
25. overcoming your fears
26. art
27. concerts
28. new albums of your favourite band
29. reading
30. you are so beautiful
31. sitting on rooftops
32. you are so precious
33. making other people laugh
34. beaches
35. halloween
36 the world wouldn’t be the same without you
37. bubble baths
38. your scars will heal
39. lying on the grass while watching the clouds
40. Christmas
41. first sip of hot chocolate
42. cozy sweaters
43. sunrises
45. baby animals



This is a recipe I cooked up for meditation. For the many witches (including myself) who use salt to help cleanse and purify an area.

I took a walk outside a few weeks ago after christmas and admired how the clouds skimmed over the mountains leaving tendrils behind in the trees. It was like the clouds were moving to reveal the magnificence of the mountain beneath.


So here is alittle mixture I made that works wonderfully for meditation and divination work as well as relaxation.

What you need:
~A closeable container
~Smokey quartz
~Incense or herbs to burn

First if you have incense you like to burn while meditating or doing your practice, I suggest to use that. If you don’t, you can use herbs that you enjoy the smell of when burned.

Some herbs that will aid in meditation and divination practice are nutmeg, Frankinsence, yarrow, sage, wormwood, or bodhi as just a few examples. But really use anything you are comfortable with.

Take you salts and fill your container as full as you’d like, then pour into a separate bowl and let sit over night with your smokey quartz in the center.

Not only will this cleanse your crystal but the salt will have lingering protective energies from the quartz. As well as a calming effect to help ease you into trance.

The next step is pictured above. You have your herbs or incense (as I’m using) and the original container you want to hold your smoke salt in.

Start to burn your item in a manner in which you can capture the smoke inside the container. If burning herbs you can simply drop them in the bottom and cap it. If using incense let the remains fall in as well. The ashes will make the salt more potent.

When you have filled your container with smoke it’s time to add the salt and shake it up so you mix it well and there you have it!

Use these salts to cleanse your meditation area as well as your divination space. Smoke salt creates a calming relaxing environment. Also aiding you to ground and center yourself courtesy of your smokey quartz.

Have fun and enjoy!


Naruto Secret Santa 2016 → Neji Hyuuga | Merry Christmas, @sougu!

“Father, is a person’s destiny a thing like a cloud flowing with an inescapable flow? Or can a person choose the flow he wishes… I still don’t know the answer to this. Either way the destination may be the same in the end. However by choosing to live like the latter, a person can live and strive towards a goal. And in this match I have finally understood those who have that are truly strong. Father, I have but one goal, I want to become stronger. Enough not to lose to anyone. That’s how I feel. Father, the birds are flying freely today… They look so happy.

keycrash  asked:

I HAVE A LOT OF IDEAS FOR THE BRUSH MEME SO U CAN JUST CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANNA DO MOST: christmas aoi, snow akane, starry phi, cloud light, or plushie with one of them birdies

TWO OF YOU WANTED CLOUD LIGHT…I also had to do starry phi and these ones are a bit fancier than the others bc they wouldn’t leave me alone lmao

eerily beautiful psychics


One of the reasons I like watching this man in anything he does.