holiday feature

Drying octopus in Plaka

Located on the northwest coast of Crete, you’ll find a little village called Plaka. It’s the perfect place to sample a Greek seafood delicacy – grilled octopus. You’ll see the octopus hanging out to dry in the afternoon sun, before being garnished with a few herbs and lemon juice, and then grilled over charcoal and served with ouzo to make a fine meze dish.

Discover more about Greece here.

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A David-Ruffling-His-Hair collection (Part One)

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[ link to Tenth Doctor Before/After Ruffles post ]

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Little known fact: In 1994, Mariah Carey released her album Merry Christmas, which featured the holiday classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. This album marked a huge change in the way people celebrated Christmas. Due to the fear of communism during the Cold War, the color red had entirely been banned in the US. This directly affected Christmas. People did not celebrate the holiday in fear that they would be branded a communist and immediately arrested. 

But then came Mariah. She decided the people had had enough of the oppressive US government and made an entire Christmas album in rebellion. She even went as far as to wear a daringly red Santa Claus suit on the album cover. Many lawsuits came her way and she was jailed for a brief period, but the public outcry was so large that the CIA had no option but let her go. A few days later, Congress lifted the ban on the color red and the holiday spirit was restored. Now we all celebrate Christmas freely thanks to Mariah Carey.

Monastero Santa Teresa in Puglia, Italian holiday.

I love Italy, and I have at least one annual trip there. Most recent one was to the south, a 3 day trip to Puglia. I have never ventured past Naples and Capri, so everything was completely new. The region is growing in popularity, celebrities buy summer residences, there are haute couture ateliers, it is spotless clean, and not yet touristy.

We headed to Nardo, in Lecce province. Only 1.5h flight from Paris to Bari, and then a short drive along olive trees plantations (rent a car as other transportation modes can be a bit tricky, whereas driving a cute Fiat 500 will set you up in a good mood), and here we were in Nardo. 

You will not find here big chain hotels but rather a state of art, ancient palatial residences turned into boutique hotel. We stayed in one of such places: a very unique Monastero Santa Teresa. The domain has quite a history, it was an aristocratic palace, turned into a monastery and most recently into the hotel.



Staying among antique furniture, in a real princess bed in Puglia for a weekend is a refreshing experience. 






Beautiful wall frescos inside Monastero Santa Teresa.


Antique furniture everywhere



Sneak peak into the monastery chapel.






A view from my bed in the morning. One thing I enjoyed about Monastero Santa Teresa was the space, with only a dozen of rooms you are not feeling like in a hotel, you live the palatial atmosphere of a luxury boutique venue. And for breakfast you will take a pretty walk through tiny streets of Nardo to nearby Relais Il Mignano. 



Yes, I did climb the rooftop of Monastero Santa Teresa



Nearby towns, each one a bit different, smelling cypress trees, with pretty beaches, local restaurants, and amazing sunsets. Somehow in 3 days we drove 700km, listening to countless playlist and enjoying every moment of it.






MORE DETAILS HERE:

Relais Monastero Santa Teresa, 

Corso Garibaldi n°31 Nardo' 

(Le) 73048 Italy
telephone: 0039 0833 572506

Masterlist of Memes

Symbols

  • ☹ My muse is visiting your muse on their death bed
  • ♫ A drabble about our muses inspired by the next song that comes on shuffle
  • ☻ A drabble of our muses on their wedding day
  • ☺ my muse trying to piss yours off
  • ت our muses running into each other after not seeing each other for several years
  • ヅ for a situation that got both our muses arrested
  • シ my muse walks in on your naked
  • Ü your muse walks in on my muse naked
  • ϡ a goodbye letter from my muse to yours
  • ♥ you muse suprises my muse with a kiss
  • ۵ my muse kisses yours to shut them up
  • ღ a forehead kiss from my muse
  • 웃 my muse torturing yours for information
  • 유 my muse trying to seduce information from your muse
  • ♈ a holiday drabble featuring our muses
  • ♉ our muses are together when they get ambushed
  • ≑ my muse wakes up in your muse’s body
  • ?  my muse will ask your muse a question they always wanted to ask
  • + my muse has died and your muse is included in their will
  • ◈ my muse’s reaction to finding your muse beaten and bruised 
  • ♊ my muse will do something stupid to impress your muse
  • ✃ your muse visiting mine in the psych ward
  • ♋ my muse visiting yours in the psych ward
  • ❅ my muse rescues yours
  • ✪ my muse seeing the ghost of your muse
  • ● my muse’s turn offs
  • ○ my muse’s turn ons
  • △ our muse’s get in a playful wrestling match
  • ⍢ my muse gives yours a hickey
  • ✧ our muses having dinner together
  • ☎ my muse drunk dials your muse
  • ✈ our muses on a flight together
  • ☼ my muse giving yours a massage
  • ♡ my muse flirts with your mue
  • ☣ your muse visiting my muse in prison
  • ♌ your muse visiting mine in prison
  • X my muse doesn’t remember anything from the night before. They have blood on their hands, and your muse is beaten at their feet.
  • ☁ our muses are trapped in a fire together
  • 〰 our muses are at the beach together
  • ❢ my muse has lost their memory, and at the sight of your muse starts to remember things
  • ✑ my muses daily routine
  • ❂ a new years eve memory from my muse
  • ✬ our muses share a new years eve kiss
  • ✆ your muses name, ringtone, and icon in the muse’s phone
  • ◙ a christmas gift from my muse
  • ♍ a sexual story from my muse
  • ₩ our muses are caught in a thunder storm together
  • ❊  a regret my muse has about your muse
  • ♎ your muse tracing one of my muse’s scars
  • ♏ my muse tracing a scar of your muse’s
  • ♐ my muse hearing your muse scream
  • ♑ our muses go out for coffee together
  • ♒ my muse visit’s your muse’s grave
  • ♓ my muse injures your muse
  • ✄ your muse injures my muse
  • ☩ a dream my muse has about your muse
  • ☨ my muse searching for your muse
  • ☦ my muse trying to cheer up your muse
  • ✞ my muse taking care of a your muse while their sick
  • ✛ my muse trying to calm your muse down
  • ✜ my muse trying to get your muse to recover from amnesia
  • ✝ a confession from my muse to yours
  • ✙ our muses shopping together
  • ✠ our muses watching the stars together
  • « a past memory with our muses
  • » a daydream my muse has about yours
  • ✐ a mistletoe kiss
  • ✎ our muses going to a costume ball together
  • ✏ our muses are evil and out reaking havoc together
  • ♔ a kiss on the cheek
  • ♕ a kiss on the palms
  • ♖ a kiss on the back of the hand
  • ♗ a kiss on the nose
  • ♘ a kiss on the eyelids
  • ♙ a kiss on a bruise

Sentence Memes

  • “You belong to me”
  • “I found you”
  • “I’m in jail”
  • “You make me so hot”
  • “I have to leave”
  • “Please don’t leave”
  • “And what about our parents?”
  • “Who did this to you?”
  • “You shouldn’t have done that”
  • “What happened last night”
  • “We never tell anyone about this”
  • “So, you want to play games?”
  • “Does that require pants?”
  • “Lets just have a lazy day”
  • “Then go kill the bitch”
  • “I’m pregnant”
  • “You broke me”
  • “Don’t touch me”
  • “You can’t fix this”
  • “There’s nowhere we can hide”
  • “I’m not listening”
  • “Who do you think you are?”
  • “I don’t need you here.”
  • “Did I fall asleep?”
  • “A little evil goes a long, long way.”
  • “I will not die.”
  • “I don’t care.”
  • “I have no regrets.”
  • “I feel numb.”
  • “All monsters are human.”
  • “You look beautiful, but you don’t look fine.”
  • “You look beautiful, but you don’t look fine."”
  • "How many time have I told you to be more careful?”
  • “Let’s get you to bed.”
  • “I can’t even look at you, you promised not to get into any more fights!”
  • “Are you crazy?”
  • "Do you trust me?”
  • “How did you escape?”
  • “Is that blood behind your ear?”
  • “Take. This. Off. ”
  • “What’s in it for me?”
  • “What’s in it for you?”

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Because Fear Means You Have Something To Lose by onewingedbird

Fear is the heart of love, so I never went back. 
Rated G 

Blame it on toothpaste by wicked-ohyeah

Michonne just wanted to steal some of Rick’s toothpaste, she never intended to see him in all his glory and now they have to get even somehow. A short fic wrote for fun with a hint of romance. 
Rated T

Sparklers by Tigerwalk

Quick Richonne one shot for the Fourth of July. There will be one more chapter with an AU version.
Rated G

taehyooh  asked:

heLloOoo i want to get into ikon so have you maybe got some shows for me to watch to get to know them better ^-^ thankyouUuu

WIN Who Is Next (-Chanwoo)

Ep. 01 - Eng Sub
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Ep. 03 - Eng Sub
Ep. 04 - Eng Sub
Ep. 05 - Eng Sub
Ep. 06 - Eng Sub
Ep. 07 - Eng Sub
Ep. 08 - Eng Sub
Ep. 09 - Eng Sub
Ep. 10 - Part 1 Part 2
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WIN UNRELEASED CUTS (-Chanwoo)

Knowledge Quiz Battle 
Comic Dance Battle
Watermelon Battle
Hwangssabu Training
Triple Kim’s ‘BEAUTIFUL’ Music Video
Consonant Quiz

SMTM3 (ONLY BOBBY&HANBIN)

Ep. 02 - Double B Cut
Ep. 03 - Double B Cut
Ep. 04 - Double B Cut
Ep. 05 - Double B Cut 
Ep. 06 - Double B Cut
Ep. 07 - Full
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MIX&MATCH

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Teaser Director’s Cut
Bobby’s Selfcam
iKON Game Battle + Camping Day 
Jinhwan & Donghyuk’s Pusyuk Pusyuk Dance
Choosing Rooms
Treasure Hunt 
Farewell
Personality Test

MARI&I (ONLY JINHWAN AND HANBIN)

Binhwan Cuts

IKONTACT&VAPP BROADCASTS&COUNTDOWNS&WELCOME BACK GAMES&IKON SUMMER VACATION&WIN WIN GAME

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KONY’S ISLAND SEASON’S GREETINGS

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iKONTACT IN NAGOYA Youtube V App
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iKONTACT IN BEIJING Youtube V App
iKONTACT IN GUANGZHOU Youtube V App
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MAKING IN CHIBA & OSAKA YT
2016 QQ MUSIC AWARDS MAKING IN SHENZHEN YT
SHOWTIME DAYS IN TAIPEI YT
SHOWTIME DAYS IN HONGKONG YT
SHOWTIME DAYS IN CHENGDU & NANJING YT
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IKON SHOWTIME TOUR IN JAPAN BTS

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iKON SHOWTIME TOUR in TOKYO DAY 2 - FULL

iKON SHOWTIME TOUR in KOBE DAY 2 - FULL

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iKON DOCUMENTARY PROMO DAYS IN JAPAN

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DUMB&DUMBER BTS - FULL

WHAT’S WRONG BTS - FULL

OTHERS

B.I & BOBBY ON HAPPY TOGETHER Full

Running Man EP 278 | EP 279 ONLY DOUBLE B

TwoYoo Project Sugarman Full ONLY BOBBY,JUNHOE&DONGHYUK

Infinity Challenge EP 466 | EP 467 | EP 468 ONLY BOBBY

NicoNico Part 1 | Part 2

IK ON AIR - Full

MAMA 2015 Backstage - iKON Cut

iKON Chinese Press Conference - Full

iKON M!COUNTDOWN BACKSTAGE JP - 160121

Yoo HeeYeol’s Sketchbook - iKON Cut

Pops in Seoul - Part 1 | Part 2 Interview: Part 1 | Part 2  

NEPA x iKON MV Making - Full

iKON x SMART - Full

DADDY&I

EP 03 Part 1 | Part 2

EP 04 Part 1 | Part 2

EP 05 

EP 06

EP 07

EP 08

iKONCERT IN JAPAN DVD

iKON Documentary | Special Features | Holidays in Japan 

iKONCERT IN SEOUL DVD

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KONY’S SUMMERTIME DVD

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iKON JAPAN TOUR 2016 

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KONY WINTERTIME 

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I'm home, little ones...

Did you miss me?

Geez you all were active while I was away wrestling bears and exploring the wilderness. It will take a while to get to all the pm’s… especially with the holiday weekend.

The ask feature will be reopened on Monday.

Until then feel free to use the submit feature to show me your pretty Easter dresses!

Good to be home, I’ve missed you all. ❤️

Jaebum Im As A Boyfriend

-Both in personality and in Zodiac. JB is a Capricorn


-Matching couples outfits! Lots of them in black. 

“Black is a nice color, Jagi, just wear it you look cute.” 

Originally posted by jitonic

-Him being annoyed at how you coo at him when he smiles, but it makes him smile even bigger. 

“Aww, Bummie!”

                           “Stooop!” *Covers his face with a pillow*

-As a Capricorn it’s hard to win over JB, he takes love slow and methodical; but once he’s yours he will stay committed for life. 

-Cats. You must love cats, everything about them and want to have multiple cats. You’ll have five cats, an all white one, an all black one, one gray one, and two plain colored kitties.

“You kiss those cats more than you do me.” 

      “Jealous much?” *says while cuddling his favorite kitty*

-Holiday cards featuring you, Jaebum and the cats in matching sweaters. 

                                          *Don’t question it.*

-Having chill moments where you guys don’t talk you just enjoy each others presence and read, or watch TV. He’s quiet a lot, just thinking, recharging his batteries. Don’t think he’s mad, he’s just deep in thought. 

Originally posted by curlstae

-Born under the sign of the Capricorn, Jaebum shows his feelings for you through his actions and not his words. He may not say much; but what he does shows you how deeply he truly cares. Holding your hand, touching your face, bringing you food, genuinely asking about your day. 

-He loves taking pictures. Capturing your side profile in light, him behind you while you’re cooking. Maybe it translates into the bedroom. He’ll save the good ones in a folder marked: Jagi and Bummie.

-Subtle skinship. Your his, you know this but the way he slides his hand into yours when you’re sitting down. Or how his arm wraps around your waist when you’re watching the sunset confirms this. He’s all about the right touch at the right time. 

Originally posted by j-miki

-Those damn meme faces. You’re in the middle of a conversation and boom, blank faced stare. You’re sitting there wondering if he farted or if he’s contemplating black holes affect on space-time.

            “JB, do you hear me?”

Originally posted by officialmonstaxmemes

-Capricorns don’t usually have a big circle of friends. They prefer small, intimate relationships with people they can trust and depend on. Being a dependable sign themselves, this matters to them. The fact that Jaebum holds you so close is a sign of this. 

-He loves soul music, and you’ll constantly have him singing in your ear. Crooning some new hit by The Weeknd, Zayn, or someone. Walking in on him hitting that perfect note, and he just stares at you like: Yea, I did that. 

-Knowing that he has his moods, and gets angry easily. He doesn’t like to take his anger out on you so he just asks for his space.

    “Jaebum…I”

           “I know >>>, just give me my space. I love you, but let me blow off some steam.” 

-He acts tough and cool, like nothing bothers him but he’s actual sweet and his feelings do get hurt. He probably doesn’t want you to know that, but he wishes you’d understand words bother him too. 

    “I have feelings too >>>, sometimes you just say shit like I don’t have a heart.” 

-He’s a protector. 

That’s one thing he will never back down from. He will stand up for you, your relationship and your love. JB doesn’t like to be bullied, and he can definitely dish out the sass. Don’t mess with his friends, or his woman. 

     “I would hope you weren’t talking to her. Idol or not I’ll kick your ass up and down this street.” 

-Capricorn JB knows how to manage time and money. You may think he doesn’t pencil you in, or think about you during his busy schedule; but he’s planning time ahead to see you and make you feel like his princess. Capricorns are hard workers, and realize hard work brings success, but they also know how to manage that time for important things and people. 

-Be prepared for Jinyoung and Youngjae to be your best friends. The people he is the closets to, would naturally be closest to you. Don’t be too jealous, that he hugs Youngjae in his sleep when they have to share a bed. 

Originally posted by wangmins

-Slow, sensual kisses. The kind that come from nowhere. You’re loading the dishwasher, and he comes over taking the plate out of your hand. Back against the counter, his warm hands cup your cheeks, as he moves his lips over yours. Tickling breaths against your mouth, he presses his lips against yours. Once, twice, the full effect of his mouth on yours, slowly driving your mad. 

-Teasing touches. He’s the type to squeeze your ass when no one is looking, or slap it coming down a hall. Pretending to not know whats going on when someone looks around. He kisses your knuckles with one hand on thigh. 

-Daddy in the bedroom. Nothing else leave your mouth, don’t let him have to tell you twice. Behind you with a handful of coils, curls or kinks he’s pile driving into you, teeth on your earlobe asking you just who you belong to. 

  “Say it, come on yobo I wanna her you.” 

       *you groaning as he gives your read end a slap*

   “Harder daddy.” 

         “That’s my girl.” 

The glory that is Jaebum shall not belong to just anyone! The perfect sweet and sassy girl, who can pull off a cute look one moment and melt ice with a piercing stare the next shall be his. JB is a man of action but also one to take it slow and plan out his next move. He’s methodical, yet daring. A soulful creature yearning to find the one he sings about in love songs.