11/31 Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

11. List 15 of your favourite things

I foresee plenty of lists appearing this month… apologies in advance!

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  1. The Royal Family… I love the Queen but, I mean just look at him! Prince George is on a whole new level of cuteness!
  2. Inspirational quote signs (I’ve actually lost count how many I own)
  3. Notebooks.
  4. RuPaul and all of her fierce drag queens.
  5. Mermaids, rainbows and unicorns.
  6. My books – Workin’ It by RuPaul, Binge by Tyler Oakley and Life Is Short (no pun intended) by Jennifer Arnold, MD, & Bill Klein (from TLC’s show The Little Couple).
  7. Netflix. Some of my favourite shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race (no surprises there!), Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Person of Interest, The Good Wife… so many!
  8. Dancing without a care in the world.
  9. Singing without a care in the world.
  10. West End theatre and live performances/gigs.
  11. Disney. Pixar. Warner Brothers. Kids films in general.
  12. Making lists and satisfyingly crossing the completed tasks off one by one.
  13. Brunch. Especially on a Sunday…
  14. Exploring new places and restaurants.
  15. Reading or learning new about new things whilst sat cosily on my bean bag with a nice cup of peppermint tea.
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Sunday brunch with my flatmates at Dishoom near London’s Kings Cross – Sausage and egg naan with masala beans and a pot of fresh mint tea

Playtime

#326: Do you play in your daily life? What says “playtime” to you?

Kicking back and watching The Good Wife. Or playing some video games with my brother – most recently LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (such a good game!). Another form of my playtime is meeting up with my friends for dinner, drinks or the odd pub quiz. There are simply too many options to choose from!

Google and rescue operation

#310: What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it?

The meaning of ‘subpoena’. So, for the past few months I’ve been glued to The Good Wife – I’m currently on season five, although I accidentally read a season 6 spoiler (grrr) so the sooner I catch up, the better! Since The Good Wife revolves around law firms and court rooms, people are pretty much subpoenaed left, right and centre.

Then, whilst I was swiping through today’s WordPress newsfeed, I spotted a story about Marvel subpoenaing Google over the leaking of the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, and rightly so. People shouldn’t be able to leak footage or information of this nature, when the team behind it no doubt put so much time, money and effort into making it’s release (and overall product) as great as it possibly can be! But, that said, it caught my eye as I actually understood and recognised the terminology… I just googled for clarification.

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Original story: U.S. District Court grants subpoena over Avengers trailer leak.

Conflicted

#306: You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?

I’m not too sure how I’d respond in all honesty, as I hardly ever get into arguments. I hand on heart, cannot remember the last time I argued with someone! But in the spirit of the post, I’d like to think I’d be a pretty good mediator – I’d firstly calm both parties and basically treat the situation as if we were in court. I’d get the first side to air their opinions for the situation, followed by the group/individual opposed to the situation, as this way they’d both be able to express and explain any questions or confusion. Hopefully, this would be enough to settle the argument… otherwise I guess I’d be forced to bring in a jury! Ha!

Bloggers, unplugged

#281: Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

Hmm… I’m not sure if I do ever leave screens if I’m completely honest. I use them at work, I usually eat dinner in front of one and then I open up my iPad to check emails, spend some time checking my blog stats, Pinterest etc. I guess if the weather’s nice and I feel as if I need to give my eyes a break, I’ll head out – either for a spot of retail therapy or simply for a walk by the river (which then turns into a photography expedition… arguably another screen when instantly reviewing the shots?). The other thing I do when I’ve had enough, is sleep – good ol’ Netflix has now got me hooked on The Good Wife, so I tend to watch an episode before bed anyway.

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