so i lost 2 followers today

“Chris doesn’t have that reputation because guys don’t go around calling other guys sluts” - Noora Sætre.

An oldie, but a goodie: the Rowan cross

Today on my romps around London, I found a twig from a Rowan tree. A tree of so much magical potential that one of its many nicknames is, in fact, the Witch Tree.

How could I NOT do a spell with it?

So today, I did a little home warding charm called a Rowan cross, for warding the home from negative energy and ne’er-do-wells. This particular charm goes back a long way here in Britain – a few hundred years, at the best guess. I reckon you could also carry this with you while traveling, both to protect your things and to keep from getting lost – another use of the good ole’ Rowan tree.

Here she is, with instructions to follow:

For this, you need only two things

  • A twig at least 6 inches long, or 2 twigs of 3 inches or more, either from a Rowan tree or any other tree you associate with protection and the home.
  • Red thread, string, or yarn
  • (optional) Glue

You can do any sort of mood-setting ritual you like. Personally, I simply lit a while candle.

If you have one 6+ inch twig, cut it in half. Once you’ve got two little twigs to work with, decide whether you’d like to glue them in the middle to make a cross to help you get started. Personally, I didn’t bother. They stayed fine after my first couple rounds with the yarn.

Tie them together in the middle loosely with your yarn. Now, we wind the yarn!

So as not to make this stupidly linguistically awkward, I found a nice little diagram on how to do this if you’re unfamiliar with this pattern. Basically, you go over to the right side of the twig, under to the left side.

You can cover as much or as little of the twigs as you like. Personally, I just went until I felt it was done.

I tied the yarn around one of the rungs and passed it over the flame, asking it to protect my home.

Then you can hang it in front of a window, a door, whatever entrance you’d like to protect.

Ta-da! Thanks, Rowan tree.

Greetings

Hi all. So I’ve decided to write this post kind of as an explanation for why I have been inactive for almost 2 years and to give a sort of update (not that I think anyone will care but hey I haven’t lost all of my followers so…)

Just a quick note, there is a good 50-50 chance I’ll come back again after today, so in case I don’t, I am constantly on Twitter. It is basically where I’ve been for the past 2 years. So if by chance you remember me, or just want to follow some girl who talks way too much about television, give it a look: @gracesays

To keep a short story short, what happened was I started a summer job that had me working crazy hours, full time. I was already feeling not so into tumblr before that but I was too addicted to stop then. I basically just one day, didn’t open tumblr. And then that one day turned into a week and that week turned into almost two years. At that point, Tumblr was just exhausting with constant ship war fights, and the constant need to satisfy. I felt like I was going on Tumblr and posting not for myself but because I was scared of losing followers and mutuals. I got tired of that mindset.

So I quit. And yeah, there were friend on here that I wish I kept in touch with, some I had, but at the end of the day I barely looked back. Occasionally I would joke about how obsessed I used to be with Tumblr (I used to spend hours each day literally) and how glad I was to be done with it.

Fast forward two years, I am still very much obsessed with television and movies, and have actually added a couple more to my list. Outlander, The Good Wife, The Americans, and NCIS: LA are a few to become my new favourites over the years. I am now a 21 year old, college junior which is fucking crazy.

I still love the Divergent series (and have very strong thoughts on how it turned out), I watched Delena be endgame which was so fucking rewarding especially looking back at this blog, and am currently rewatching Pretty Little Liars because I am trash (and Haleb has a special place in my heart). I got a new computer so I don’t have Photoshop anymore which is very disappointing. I also deleted all my Tumblr extensions so that should be fun.

Anyways, I’ll end it here. It’s nice to be back, even if it’s for a day.

PS : Turns out I posted over 40k posts throughout my time on Tumblr and still have over 3k followers which is fucking crazy to think about

@OneTrueSlayer: Hey long time no see! Happy to see you still follow me haha hope you’re well? :)

Can I just give a shoutout to the people who have been liveblogging and posting their pictures/videos and tweets w/ quotes from David & Billie today because without you guys it would’ve been a lot more chaotic trying to look for this stuff. YOU GUYS ARE THE REAL MVP’s AND I’M GRATEFUL FOR YOU GUYS ❤️

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Time Machine Special

Black - Wonderful Life (1987)

Sad sad new, Black (Colin Vearncombe) has died today, he was in a coma following a car crash earlier in the month. He finally lost his 2 week battle with the coma today. He had an album out only last year 2015 called Blind Faith. So have posted wonderful life as a tribute to a great under rated artist R.I.P. Colin. Please go and check out his releases.

Here I go out to see again
the sunshine fills my hair
and dreams hang in the air
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes
you know it feels unfair
there’s magic everywhere

Look at me standing
here on my own again
up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life

Sun in your eyes
the heat is in your hair
they seem to hate you
because you’re there
and I need a friend
Oh, I need a friend
to make me happy
not stand here on my own

Look at me standing
here on my own again
up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life

I need a friend
oh, I need friend
to make me happy
not so alone…….
Look at me here
here on my own again
up straight in the sunshine

No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life

No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to run and hide
it’s a wonderful, wonderful life
wonderful life, wonderful life

We went back for Nolan’s follow up/1 week visit today. I decided to not take the lactation consultant’s advice and just keep nursing him as I had been, and if he lost any weight between then and now maybe I’d consider her “plan.”

Well the kid gained 2-3 ounces in 2 days. I didn’t tell her I ignored her advice, so I kind of felt she was taking credit for “helping” us, I just didn’t feel like getting into it.

In any case, screw her.