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Bad News


I have some bad news to share with everyone. As some of you know I have been having a lot of trouble recently with very painful feet, which has been so bad that I have not been able to walk and have had to take a lot of time off work.

I have had to have several visits to my doctor and the hospital, and yesterday I finally got to see a specialist doctor. After what feels like a long time, I have a diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis; which is a chronic autoimmune disease.

Luckily it is not fatal or anything really bad like that, but there is no cure so I will have it for the rest of my life. The doctor tells me that once I have started the correct treatment it could take a few months for me to return to health, but then I will have long periods of time (up to 10 years) where the condition will not affect me at all.

I have decided to take a positive attitude towards this, because I know that the condition is something that doesn’t have to change my life in the long-term if I take certain steps to minimise it. Medication and exercise will mean that I will be able to go long periods without the arthritis causing me any pain, therefore my life can continue as normal.

So to make it clear, I am very much going to be fine once the treatment has had time to take effect. I just have to be strong for a few months while the treatment starts to work. In the mean time I ask for your patience, as fatigue (extreme tiredness) is a symptom of the condition, so I have been spending a lot of time sleeping, and I also have a lot of hospital appointments. This means that there may be times where my posts will not always on time, or I might not be around to chat to as much as we would like. I hope you guys will forgive this.

Don’t feel to bad about it. I have family and friends who make me happy (including you guys), and this doesn’t have to mean my life has to change to drastically.


“Being sick is just your body’s way saying you’re way too awesome, and you need to slow down so everyone else can catch up.” Unknown.



Mega Post


Today is going to be a huge MEGA post, to make up for the ones I have missed over the past couple of weeks. First however I want to explain what has been happening. As I posted briefly; I have fractured my ankle which is very painful. I have had to take time off from work as I can barely stand for more than a few minutes, let alone walk, without being in a lot of pain. Thus, I have been taking some very strong painkillers, which make me very sleepy and leave me with very little energy. This means I have been finding it hard to write my posts here, and for that I am sorry. I hope you guys can forgive me.

Now for the real post. Firstly it will be the riddles:

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer

She lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

2) He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?

A priest.


1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.


Your next set of riddles are:

1) An item is made from lead blanks in a lathe shop. Each blank suffices for 1 item. Lead shavings accumulated for making 6 items can be melted and made into a blank. How many items can be made from 36 blanks.

2) Not far off shore a ship stands with a rope ladder hanging over her side. The rope has 10 rungs. The distance between each rung is 12 inches. The lowest rung touches the water. The ocean is calm. Because of the incoming tide, the surface of the water rises 4 inches per hour. How soon will the water cover the third rung from the top rung of the rope ladder?


Good luck!


Next, I want to tell you about a new/second chatroom for this site. Just to be clear; the chatovod chat will still be active. I promised that it will always be here, and I promise again that it always will be.

This second chatroom is simply for more choice, as it has some features that chatovod doesn’t, such as being able to play music and post pictures (as long as they are appropriate and not of you). The link for this second chatroom is You do have to register to use it, and everyone has the choice about if they want to use it or not. You can also download an app for your desktop, tablet, or phone to use it ‘on the go’.

I want to say thanks to Lunar Kitty for suggesting and creating this second chatroom, and to both her and Ennard for helping me figure it out. Little by little we are going to make it as comfy as possible, as it is much easier to personalise.



The third part of this MEGA post is to tell you about the MCM London Comic Con I recently went to. I volunteered for the first time this year, and I am so glad that I did. I had the best Comic Con ever!

I had signed up to do different things over the weekend, but after doing a good job on my first task in the ‘Photo Opportunity Area’ I was asked to do that for the whole weekend, as the job was very demanding and the organiser in charge wanted to keep certain people who he knew would do well. This meant that I got to meet a lot of the ‘Special Guests’ who appeared, and I made some really good friends I plan to meet up with at Comic Cons in the future.

I got to meet Professor Flitwick again, which made me very happy indeed. He is such as nice man, and offered to let several volunteers have photos with him. Mine is now framed and mounted on my bedroom wall. I also say Filch and Pius Thicknesse.

By far though, the two most popular ‘Special Guests’ over the weekend in my area were Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty in Sherlock) with over 400 people wanting a photo, and Hayley Atwell (Marvel’s Agent Carter) with over 200 people. I also really enjoyed meeting the cast of Red Dwarf, which is one of my favourite British comedies. I would recommend it to everyone. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take photos in this area without permisson, so I don’t have any to show you from this area.

However, I do have some others I wanted to share with you of my favourite Cosplayers:

As you can see I saw a Dementor, but don’t worry: I had my wand ready and thought happy memories of my Pottermore friends to chase it away with my patronus. Here are also a few photos from around Comic Con that I thought were pretty cool:


Here is the t-shirt and lanyard that I got to work for the weekend, and also a butterbeer glass I got for myself. I also brought a Pokemon Card for as a gift for Izzy:


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and I’m sorry again for not posting the past couple of weeks.


“Friends don’t lie.” Stranger Things.



Hi Everyone,

I am here just to say that I am sorry for the lack of posts. For those of you who haven’t heard, I fractured my right ankle. Although I haven’t had to stay in hospital, I have had this past week off work because I can’t stand or walk for very long. I am also on some strong painkillers, which have made me very drozy and sleepy, thus I have had very little energy to do anything.

I will be uploading the posts that I have missed over the next few days, so please bear with me while I catch up.



I’m Back!

Hi Everyone,

I am sorry for my lack of posts recently. I have been kind of swamped with the new school year over the last few weeks, which unfortunately left me really tired, and with very little time. And now I feel bad for it, because this blog is important to me, and those who read my posts are even more important to me.

I will resume normal posts on Saturday, and have several big posts planned to keep you all entertained.

Thanks for your patience and loyalty to the blog.



Happy Anniversary


It was three years ago today that I first created this blog and posted my first book review. So much has happened to us, and the whole world in that time, but my love for books, and the friends it has given me (you guys) has remained constant.

I am proud that it is still going, and that you guys still come back to read what I have to say. So thank you everyone, and cookies for all!



Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling on BBC One

Last Sunday night saw the first episode of a three-part adaptation of The Comoran Strike novels by Robert Galbraith on BBC1 here in the UK. For those of you who don’t remember, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym of J.K. Rowling.

I didn’t get to watch it last Sunday, only getting to watch it on Catch Up TV on Friday night. It has some differences from the book, which is to be expected of course; no adapatation is every a 100% copy of the original text, but overall I think they have done a good job of taking the novel from the page to the TV screen.

The casting has been done well, especially the main character, and I am really looking forward to the next episode tonight, which is about to start any moment. I was hoping to post this yesterday to give everyone the chance to catch up on the first episode, but unfortunatly my Nan was taken into hospital yesterday so that has taken over my weekend.

I hope you enjoy watching it.