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i have the fandom attention span of a goldfish. in my spare time, i like to ride my bikes and find spelling mistakes in the economist. isn't that what normal people do?

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Aug
22nd
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Aug
21st
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elizabetheatrics:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

Since a whole slew of people who follow me are coming to the UK to study this autumn (EXCITING!), here is a visual guide to dealing with shrapnel/loose change. Coins are shown from left to right in order of value, showing relative size & colour so that you can work out how much money you have at a glance.
1p coin. Functionally useless but if you have enough in your pocket they add up to actual values. (100th of a pound).
2p coin. Roughly the same. Feel free to get rid of these by putting them in charity boxes etc, throwing them in fountains, losing them on the pavement - everyone else does. (2/100ths of a pound).
5p coin. There are very, very few things you can actually buy for 5p but a handful occasionally represents a useful amount of money. (20th of a pound). The rule with picking up coins is never bend for copper unless you’re actually starving, this one is kind of borderline.
10p coin. I’ve seen weird snack foods in the back of shops and some newspapers for 10p so this is actual money. (10th of a pound)
20p coin. Actual money! Note shape. (5th of a pound)
50p coin. Genuine actual money, you can buy things like chewing gum or chocolate with this (although not in London all our chocolate bars are about a millionty quin). (1/2 a pound)
£1 coin. Hang onto these, you can buy Actual Stuff like bread or milk or whatever with them.
£2 coin. Some machines don’t take these. 

no-one mentions how deliciously thick and chunky a pound coin is. It’s so enjoyable to have a small handful of them and jangle them off each other. They sound different to other coins. So much more fun than euros.

And don’t forget that if you get all the coins with non-standard reverse designs, you can do a puzzle with them. All they’ll show you is a royal shield, but hey - it’s a way to pass the time.

elizabetheatrics:

saxifraga-x-urbium:

Since a whole slew of people who follow me are coming to the UK to study this autumn (EXCITING!), here is a visual guide to dealing with shrapnel/loose change. Coins are shown from left to right in order of value, showing relative size & colour so that you can work out how much money you have at a glance.

  1. 1p coin. Functionally useless but if you have enough in your pocket they add up to actual values. (100th of a pound).
  2. 2p coin. Roughly the same. Feel free to get rid of these by putting them in charity boxes etc, throwing them in fountains, losing them on the pavement - everyone else does. (2/100ths of a pound).
  3. 5p coin. There are very, very few things you can actually buy for 5p but a handful occasionally represents a useful amount of money. (20th of a pound). The rule with picking up coins is never bend for copper unless you’re actually starving, this one is kind of borderline.
  4. 10p coin. I’ve seen weird snack foods in the back of shops and some newspapers for 10p so this is actual money. (10th of a pound)
  5. 20p coin. Actual money! Note shape. (5th of a pound)
  6. 50p coin. Genuine actual money, you can buy things like chewing gum or chocolate with this (although not in London all our chocolate bars are about a millionty quin). (1/2 a pound)
  7. £1 coin. Hang onto these, you can buy Actual Stuff like bread or milk or whatever with them.
  8. £2 coin. Some machines don’t take these. 

no-one mentions how deliciously thick and chunky a pound coin is. It’s so enjoyable to have a small handful of them and jangle them off each other. They sound different to other coins. So much more fun than euros.

And don’t forget that if you get all the coins with non-standard reverse designs, you can do a puzzle with them. All they’ll show you is a royal shield, but hey - it’s a way to pass the time.

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Aug
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Aug
11th
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Oops.
[Or: oh, the things I do because I’m still bitter about missing out on Rory Kinnear doing Hamlet. Here’s hoping the Crumblesnatch plays it for the lolz.]

Oops.

[Or: oh, the things I do because I’m still bitter about missing out on Rory Kinnear doing Hamlet. Here’s hoping the Crumblesnatch plays it for the lolz.]

Aug
7th
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I miss you OMG

OMG I miss you too. <3

[Are you going to be in Belfast for Christmas, btw? I think I might be, and I’m a little nervous at the prospect. Friendly faces = good.]

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Name: sophonisba
Age:  32? i think i’m 32
Gender: female

Selfie: no 

Favourites

Food: boeuf bourguignon, chilli con carne, tiramisu, cheeeeeeeese.
Drink: red, red wine. [can it be a barolo? pretty please? if not, i suppose i’ll settle for the chianti.] tea. water. no, really. i love water.
Book: lord of the rings, brothers karamazov, brothers lionheart, good omens, ulysses. oh, and fictions.
Author: thomas pynchon, for the lolz. and i’m also very fond of margaret atwood.
Movie: aliens, once upon a time in the west, pacific rim.

TV show:
 utopia, at the moment. 

Band: rammstein. it doesn’t matter how crap the morning is, you can always fix it with rammstein.
Solo artist: pj harvey.
Place: london, i suppose
School subject: i liked english, danish literature and classics. 
Sport: football, cycling. 
Male actor: idris elba.
Female actor: gillian anderson.

Life

Best friends: are usually to be found at a very particular soho bar between the hours of six and midnight. [but some of them are far afield and see them not nearly often enough, nor do i even speak with them often enough. some of those will be able to read this.] oh, and that irish person i live with. it’s sickeningly cute.
Siblings: a sister, and another sister.
Dream job: i honestly don’t know any more.
Fears: loved ones dying.  
Political ideology: left-wing. by scandinavian standards.
Religion: nope.
Tattoos: no.
Piercings: never. ever.
Languages: danish, the other scandi ones, english, italian. some french and german. learning spanish. and hey, irish is coming on duolingo. maybe i’ll finally learn how to pronounce baile atha cliath. 

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Reason behind URL:  it’s not my name but close enough. 
Reason behind Icon: 
don’t tell me you’re not familiar with the moomins.
# of Posts: 325
Why you joined:
 what the wonderful lanyon said.
First URL: sophonisba.
# of Blogs: 1.

Jul
20th
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lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

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Jul
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fozmeadows:

scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

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