Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house in Devon, England
Featured in Agatha Christie’s Poirot 13x03: “Dead Man’s Folly”
“So, in some strange twist of fate for Poirot and for me, we were to shoot the final sequences of ‘Dead Man’s Folly’ [the last episode they filmed] at Greenway itself in the last days of June 2013, sending Hercule Poirot to Dame Agatha’s own home. It would be the first time that the fictional character of Poirot arrived at the home of his creator.” - David Suchet, Poirot and Me
Nothin’ like a good old milkshake pozol date ♥
I have other things planned for the actual 14th, but in case helping my sister with her wedding shopping prevents me from completing the other stuff I wanted to do, consider this my early celebration pic. Happy chocolate-! I mean Valentine’s day!
also the fact that mon-el tries to convince kara to run away and leave the planet that is her home of 13 years, the home of her family, and the place she has sworn to protect all in the name of ~being together~ and ~true love~ is some pretty damn gross bullshit and i’m astounded that the writers and the karamels continue to try to portray this as romantic when in reality A) it’s isolating and creepy and B) it goes against everything kara stands for and C) like. it’s gross. that bears repeating
There’s a lot of pressure, as anyone has pressure in their life, but it’s a bit different. You’ve got more judgments, more opinions, when you’re in something successful and you’re on that pedestal. You’ve got to continue to be really strong and march to the beat of your own drum, and not look at yourself on the Internet or look at an article and go, “Ugh, I didn’t mean that!” or look at a piece of work you did and wonder why they used that take. You’ve just got to live your life and not live it as if it were too different from anyone else’s.
requested: please can you do imagine where y/n is on tour with shawn and he proposed to her and then before the Q&A it’s cute and fluffy and shawn goes to Q&A and fans ask about y/n so she goes to shawn and fans see ring and ask about it and shawn is talking about it and y/n says something like “you told it first. you owe me a dinner cute ass” bc they made a deal about who spills the tea about proposal 😊 also sorry for my English bc I’m from Poland 😊
AHH THIS IS SUPA CUTE I LOVE LOVE LOVE
also teen mendes helped me out again 😂😂😂 what would i do without her
“y/n!” shawn burst through the doors of the tour bus. you were laying across the small couch, not really having much to do while shawn was at sound check before his q&a. “come with me m'lady.”
he stretched his hand out to help you off the couch as you giggled at his cheesiness.
“where are you taking me?” you asked, following him out of the now empty tour bus. he led you away from the venue he was due to perform at in 2 hours, and into a small park area.
“let’s take a walk or something, i feel bad i have to perform on your birthday.” he apologized, again. you knew deciding to join him on tour would mean he would be performing on your birthday, and you were okay with it.
“shawn, its fine honestly. as long as i get to see you, i’m fine with it.”
he shook is head, “well i’m not fine with it. it’s your birthday y/n, it only comes around once a year! we’re gonna take a walk.”
you just nodded, interlocking your hands and letting shawn pull you along. thankfully it was a nice day here in new york, the sun was shining as you walked along the deserted pathway.
you loved that even with his busy schedule, shawn always tried to take some time in the day to spend with you. no matter what he was doing.
“i love you,” you sighed, thinking out loud.
he chuckled, “that was random but i love you too,” he kissed your temple.
you admired the scenery around you, the trees were decorated with little fairy lights for when it got dark and there were many gardens full of flowers as you walked along the path. you decided that this place must be busier at night.
in the distance, there was a lady walking her dog coming your way. even from afar, you could tell the dog wasn’t on a leash. shawn noticed too, hoping the dog wouldn’t run to him or else his allergies would act up.
“shawn! that dog is adorable!” you exclaimed, “i so hope it comes here.”
as if on cue, the dog runs towards you barking happily.
“hi!” you crouched down, meeting the small dog. it jumped on you multiple times, excited to see someone new. “aren’t you a cutie?”
the owner of the dog soon caught up to her runway dog, “i’m so sorry, she likes to escape sometimes. there’s usually nobody here at this time so i bring her without the leash.”
you were too busy playing with the puppy to answer, but shawn was quick to answer the elderly woman.
“oh no worries, as you can tell my girlfriend loves dogs. we don’t mind.” he said, smiling down at you and the dog.
“oh it’s very clear, she’s adorable. so what brings you to this path at this time of day? it’s normally empty.” the lady tried making small talk with shawn while you were pre occupied. he told the lady why he brought you here, speaking in a low voice so you wouldn’t hear him.
“okay girl, its time to go.” the woman called to the dog. “this cute couple needs some alone time.” she picked the dog up from your hands as it whimpered, not wanting to leave. you didn’t want it to leave either.
“bye! thanks for letting me play with your adorable dog.” you said as the lady continued in the opposite direction of the two of you.
as you walked along the path, shawn shoved his free hand in his pack pocked. sighing in relief seconds after.
“everything okay?” you asked, raising an eyebrow.
“oh what? yeah,” he said. “i was just checking to make sure i had my phone.”
you nodded, knowing fully well his phone was on the bus still, but you said nothing of it. it was probably nothing.
shawn released his grip on your hand, suddenly stopping a few feet behind you. you hadn’t noticed at first, you were to engrossed in the scenery around you.
“y/n,” he called, you barely heard him his voice was so soft. you turned around, greeted with shawn on one knew in front of you. you covered your mouth with your right hand, tears already welling up in your eyes. he grabbed your free hand quickly before beginning to talk.
“i was gonna do this tonight on stage but i couldn’t wait another minute. y/n when i first saw you at geoff’s birthday party i was left speechless because you were beyond gorgeous. i asked you out that night and lucky for me you said yes and i will never forget that. you gave me a chance and showed me beautiful things i never would’ve seen without you, when i fell in love with you it felt like magic and i want to make you feel the same now will you give me another chance but to let me show you unimaginable things this time and marry me?”
you simply nodded, not being able to form proper words or sentences right now. you held your left hand out for him to slip the beautiful ring on, as he did. both your smiles were probably the widest they have ever been.
“i love you,” you finally managed to get out, smashing your lips onto his. once you pulled away, he pulled you into him, kissing the top of your head multiple times. you stayed in his embrace for what seemed like hours until your phone started ringing.
sighing, you pulled away from shawn to check the caller ID. it was andrew, most likely looking for shawn. you put it on speaker before it connected.
“y/n where is shawn?” andrew asked, “he needs to be at the q and a in 30 minutes!”
shawn’s eyes widened, completely forgetting about the q&a.
“sorry andrew, we’ll be there. we just took a walk for a bit.”
andrew sighed, saying goodbye and hanging up the phone. you stuffed your phone into your back pocket and reconnected your hand with shawn’s.
as you walked, you admired the ring that now had a permanent place on your left hand. it was stunning, it was exactly what you wanted.
“do you like it?” shawn asked, noticing you admiring it. “if you don’t we can change it.”
“no,” you smiled, shaking your head. “it’s perfect. i love it, it’s exactly how i pictured it to be. i’m glad you didn’t wait until later to do this.”
“me too,” he smiled. “but are we gonna announce it right away?”
“well everyone on the team is going to see it, but maybe we could have a little fun with announcing it.” you smirked.
“oh yeah? like what?”
“well,” you grinned, a plan was already forming. “whoever spills about the engagement first before announcing it, owes the other person a dinner.”
“oh you’re on!” shawn exclaimed.
you arrived at the venue quicker than expected, the two of you entering through the back and finding your way to shawn’s dressing room.
“sorry i’m late!” shawn said as the two of you burst through the doors. “we got a little distracted.”
you blushed, smiling at the ground.
“i’ll say,” geoff interrupted. “y/n is that new?” he motioned to the ring shawn had placed on your finger only minutes ago.
shawn nodded, “i couldn’t wait until later, she was playing with this dog and i just had to do it.
the crew in the dressing room congratulated the two of you multiple times. you told them you weren’t announcing it right away when they tried to take videos of you for instagram and snapchat.
“i hate to break this up,” andrew interrupted. “but shawn you have to go to the q&a.”
he nodded, quickly kissing you before exiting the room with the rest of his team leaving you alone in the dressing room.
not even 10 minutes later, geoff appeared at the door, letting you know shawn wanted you to come out there. apparently the fans had asked about you.
you followed him to the small room where the q&a was being held, the room erupted in screams once you walked in.
you shyly waved, unfortunately you already forgot about the ring and you waved with your left hand.
“hey, a few of them wanted to say happy birthday.” shawn said, wrapping his arm around you as you stood next to the table where he sat.
“thank you.” you blushed, not enjoying having this much attention plus almost 100 cameras on you.
shawn picked a girl near the front to ask a question.
“this one is actually for y/n,” she said. “is that an engagement ring on your finger?”
you looked at shawn, hoping he would answer. mostly because you didn’t like to talk in front of so many people, but you also wanted a free dinner.
“it actually is,” he beamed as the crowed erupted in cheers yet again. you listened as he told them the details of what happened, so much for keeping it a secret.
“also shawn,” you butted in once he finished the story. “you told first.”
his eyes widened, “oh shit, so much for that.”
“tough luck,” you patted his chest. “you owe me a dinner babe.”
Can we talk about how happy Maurice must be to see Belle and Adam together. He didn’t let Gaston marry Belle because he knew Belle couldn’t stand him, but he also knew that when something rough occurred (I dunno say a plague) Gaston would split the second his life was in danger, that when the going got tough Gaston would never really be there for Belle. He knew Gaston’s love for Belle was artificial and could never live up to that of him and his wife. But Adam literally died for Belle. He let Gaston live (which led to his death) because of Belle. Then ran over to be with her. Even after he got shot the first time he didn’t turn around to attack Gaston, he stayed with Belle. Then the “At least I got to see you one last time” line. Adam would literally do ANYTHING for Belle and that their love is just so real and pure and just thinking about how Maurice sees him and his wife in Adam and Belle makes my heart hurt.