mrs north


Mr Thornton confesses his love to Margaret (as requested by shamelessmiraclemaker)

Beyonce is pregnant with twins and I don’t imagine she’ll be bringing them to the house either. Sorry Blue, I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Maybe you’ll get lucky and the twins will be boys. No one cares about boys… look at Saint. 

Here is what I have learned about myself while writing this entry: I do have a type and that type is British, brooding, and preferably in period dress. Day 29 of the October challenge by @journaling-junkie

In no particular order: Richard Armitage as John Thornton (North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell), Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte), Tom Hiddleston as Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and the original bad boy himself, Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen).

“Even the Raven King - who was not a fairy, but an Englishman - had a somewhat regrettable habit of abducting men and women and taking them to live with him in his castle in the Other Lands.”

The Raven King, with bird and book. Illustration by Soni Alcorn-Hender.
Inspired by the character John Uskglass from the book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

Prints and pillows and pretty things here.


Today is my fifth anniversary of moving to the US. We do not have Blue Jays in Germany. They can be noisy and overwhelming, but they were one of the first birds that sparked my attention over here, and I love them for that :) It has been quite the ride in the five years, but apart from missing bread and other foods, as well as family and friends, I would not want to change what I have and live right now. As a notorious optimist, I am crossing fingers, and the claws and paws that are close to me that the wonderful wildlife I have been experiencing in this beautiful country so far will flourish and remain as diverse as the country itself. There is a lot of stuff to be stunned about and love in this world. Stay curious and open-minded :)


“Well, not a great turnout, to be sure. The aunt is travelling in Italy, unfortunately. I’m surprised Lennox didn’t turn up, though. Henry Lennox. Closely connected to the family. He’s a lawyer. I hear he takes an interest. But you can be sure I’ll let you know if your help is needed.”