The Many Disturbing Faces of Katie

H – Last weekend Katie and I went into the city center, mainly to see the new library. Don’t think we’re sad. Though we partly are. People have been going on about how amazing it is so we had to see for ourselves … and visit Primark. And we can report that the ‘people’ are right, it’s pretty damn awesome. And the library’s alright too. P.S. there’s not really a lot of pictures of the library here, we were too busy ‘ahh’ing at it.

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H – There it is, the amazing new library that is leaving window cleaners very confused about how they’re going to clean it. We also had to queue to get in it. Yes, that’s right, we queued to get into a library. DSC_1187 DSC_1188 DSC_1189 DSC_1200 DSC_1202 DSC_1207 DSC_1208

K – Not only did we queue to get into the library, we queued to get in the lift in the library. Honestly, it’s a pretty crazy place. The fact that these photos are taken from the top of it. This is no ordinary small village place – its serious stuff.

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K – I didn’t quite realise just how many pictures there were of me and how little there were of the library. I have also realised that this post became mostly about the library. Well to add some variety I ate ice cream that tasted like bubblegum and we visited a Costa inside a clothes shop. Not your regular kind of day. But definitely a good one.

Hannah & Katie

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Life Lessons: Keep An Eye Out For Horse Poo

Last weekend, my brother and I headed to London to visit some family friends of ours in Greenwich. After an annoyingly long train journey in the ‘quiet’ carriage (it was NOT quiet. Two strangers sitting behind us had an extremely loud two-hour conversation, where everyone in the carriage learned the girl’s entire life history. Did you know she spent a year in Ethiopia and her dad’s directed a Bollywood movie? More worryingly, she swapped Facebook details with this guy. She was 17. He was 38. Don’t do that. Sorry that was a long bracket. Maybe go and re-read the start of the sentence so the next bit makes sense.), a tube journey with two very excited Americans, a swerving bus and a short walk/run in the rain, we arrived at our friend’s house and sat gossiping over tea. They’ve just bought a new house so we were forced to run out in the rain and complete darkness to see the ‘potential’ of the house – the garden. It was dark. We saw nothing.

On the Saturday afternoon, Luke and I headed out into central London for what turned out to essentially be a really long walk. We started off with a trip to Chipotle, a Mexican fast food place that has only two shops in the UK, both of which are in London. We headed to the one on Baker Street and although Luke says that they’re not as good as the are in America, they were still pretty damn awesome.
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This guy was hilarious. We were watching the inspection of the guards and as they paraded out the last three accidentally walked straight through a massive pile of freshly laid horse poo. This poor solider had to run up and clean it off their boots. Ew. DSCN4219 DSCN4225 DSCN4234 DSCN4244 DSCN4253

Bonus points if you can spot the snail below. DSCN4259 DSCN4265 DSCN4281 DSCN4286

It wasn’t until I got home and showed my mum this picture that I realised that this originally said ‘be yourself’ and someone’s just rubbed out letters so it says ‘be our elf’. I thought they were advertising for a Christmas job … (also, by ‘I realised’ I mean ‘my mum pointed out to me’.)DSCN4296
Hannah

My Week in Photos #7

News on next week: Katie will be taking the lead on posting so make sure you check out what she’ll be creating. Also, midweek we’ll be unveiling our big challenge for this blog, so keep an eye out for that.

Monday:

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Tuesday:

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After returning home after work, I spent all evening making three of these flower circles for my brother’s wedding. Three in like four hours. Only about 20 more to go … (p.s I did only put my feet in this picture for perspective, not for looks)

Wednesday:

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You know those fake hair plait hairbands everyone was really into a couple of months ago? I CAN DO THAT WITH MY OWN HAIR! And I feel like that is some sort of achievement. Also, I’ve never really looked at my hair in that much detail before – there’s so many colours!

Thursday:

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The recipe book for my friend’s bridal shower is finally complete, and ready to be wrapped for Sunday

Friday:

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Another pretty water shot from our longest-day-of-the-year-walk. Being English means that every sighting of the sun is excitingly special.

Saturday:

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In more preparations for previously mentioned friend’s bridal shower, my mama made these cheesecakes for the occasion. She is the queen of cheesecake and even made a special one for our friend Sarah who’s celiac. That’s friendship for you!

Sunday:

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Wehey! Wedding Shower time! Here’s the veil we made the bride wear – it’s from a toy bear and wasn’t a perfect fit but still.

Well those photo’s weren’t very exciting were they? I promise next week will be better as I have a week PACKED with stuff.

Hannah***

My Week in Photos #6

The One Day Late edition, but did you enjoy yesterday’s Father’s Day Tag? If you haven’t read it yet, click here for mine, and here for Katie’s.

Monday:

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This Coke was over three years old. And it still tasted good.

Tuesday:

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Tuesday I had my hair cut. I absolutely hate having it cut. Even if there’s only been two inches off it feels incredibly short. But this time my hairdresser actually styled it properly and it looked kinda nice, so I took the chance to take a picture for my driver’s licence. I think this is the one.

Wednesday:

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Made some brownies using the ‘bridge cut method’ they taught us in cooking class for cutting the chocolate. Literally three months of that lesson was spent on the correct and safe way to use a knife.  I reckon that’s where our school’s reputation for knife crime came from.

Thursday:

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My brother came round on Thursday and made me tea in the Justin Bieber mug he bought me last Christmas. I’m not exactly a fan of Justin – he just thought it would be funny, but he didn’t factor in the fact that on the other side of the mug is a huge picture of the guy that stares at you while you drink and is, quite frankly, terrifying.

Friday:

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I cut those carrots using the ‘bridge’ AND the ‘mouse’ method. Thanks food technology.

Saturday:

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Because yay, it’s strawberry season!

Sunday:

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My father’s day present to my dad was a card made of paper, and some duct tape. Apparently you can never have enough duct tape. (And just in case you think I’m really mean, my brothers and I had treated him to a day at the tennis the day before!)

Hannah***

 

My Week In Photos #5

So a lot of people are doing the Sprinkle of Glitter 30 day snap, but being the futuristic … urm people that we are, us here on 19th Main Street have already been doing that for 5 whole weeks. Don’t you feel special?! But you know what? If there’s a bandwagon, jump on it, because that’s where the party is. (Don’t take that literally. Don’t jump into people’s vans). So …

Monday:

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This is the starting point in a little project I’m doing right now. I’ll be honest, it hasn’t got much further than this – I’ve just painted a massive sheet, and got two bruises on my knees as payment.

Tuesday:

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Wooh, heart attack guys! It’s sunny. In England. There’s legs out everywhere, and I actually have tan lines! Personally, I think that’s quite an achievement, apart from the fact I wrote a massive essay last year about skin cancer, and have now ignored everything I wrote about …

Wednesday:

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As I said in my post ‘Recipe for Romance’ I’ve written down two of my families favourite recipes for my friend’s hen party present. In other news, Wednesday was the day I had a covering manager at work, who told whoever she spent all day on the phone with that she couldn’t swear, because there was a child in the room. I could have sworn at her. Especially as she was only two years older than me.

Thursday:

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Katie and I spent Thursday having a picnic with some friends. They were celebrating the end of exams, and I was celebrating … urm my gap year? Anyway, the compulsory group photo turned more into Liza and I attempting to ruin every photo. And I must say we did very well. Also, I don’t actually have white hair, ’tis just the light.

Friday:

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I sent this to my friend on Snapchat, with a joke about strawberries, but now I’ve come to share it with you, I can’t remember what the hell it was. Something about the strawberry crossing the road. And of course, I can’t check what it was, because Snapchat is STUPID. So insert your own strawberry joke here.

Saturday:

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Pretty sunsets lately

Sunday:

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Because even when they’re dying, flowers are always pretty.

Till’ next week then …

Hannah

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My Week in Photos #4

Happy June people! Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing.

Monday:

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Monday was family photo day. We gave my grandparents a picture-frame with a rubbishly drawn picture of the six of us, with the promise that it would soon be replaced with an actual photo. That was nearly two years ago. Mainly because my brother on the left hates having his photo taken and attempted his best to ruin every picture. We did manage to get a good one though.

Tuesday:

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One of my mum’s friends knitted her this tea-cosy for her birthday. Is that not one of the most adorable things you’ve ever seen? (Maybe, not. Google ‘otters holding hands’. Now that’s cute)

Wednesday:

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Just a pretty picture I guess? No idea what these flowers are, but they appear to be dead.

Thursday:

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Shameless selfie …

Friday:

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We found this little bug dead in our conservatory. You wouldn’t expect it, but it was rock hard, which is both cool and absolutely disgusting.

Saturday:

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On Saturday, my dad decided to mow the lawn, got halfway, and gave up. Okay, we have a pretty big lawn, but come on! Also, we went to see The Great Gatsby (fortunately no one I knew saw me sitting in the cinema with my dad) and if you’re indecisive about seeing it, definitely do! It’s so, so good. Though if you’re a little emotional, bring some tissues for the end …

Sunday:

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Today after church, we all made our way over to the village green and held a free BBQ for the community. I spent all afternoon painting faces (why do children move their faces constantly?!), until someone got some cat whiskers on me. I then had to walk home with these on my face. Now I’m off to go and exercise my youth leader skills and attempt to get my youth group on a scavenger hunt. I say attempt, because last time we did it, someone came back with a dead fish they’d fished out of the canal …

Hannah***

My Week in Photos #3

Welcome to our 100th post on this blog! Yay!

If I had known this sometime earlier than today, I probably would have though of something exciting and different to do. But I didn’t. So ……….

Monday:

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Because there’s nothing better than having a whole new pile of books to read. Not that I’m doing too well. I’m still on page 4 of the first.

Tuesday:

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My mother has told me time and time again to put some kitchen roll down when I paint my nails, but do I listen? Of course not. What sort of teenager would I be if I obeyed her? I’m always right and I definitely wanted a nail varnish stain on my leggings.

Wednesday:

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On Wednesday I attempted some exciting hairdo-ness, and I kind of liked it until I started to take pictures for you guys … I can’t be the only one who thinks something looks really nice, then as soon as a camera is turned on it, it becomes really horrible. Well there’s only one thing to do in those sort of situations, and that’s make yourself a hair moustache.

Thursday:

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Full moons are just pretty aren’t they. Tell you what else is pretty. The abilities of my zoom.

Friday:

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I think Katie’s post yesterday would give you a better example of what … this … is.

Saturday:

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On Saturday I actually went to visit my grandparents on a camping holiday they’re on. But I didn’t take any pictures of lots of old people in deck chairs. Instead I took a picture of an orange next to the sky. Mainly because I wanted to show just how blue the sky was to celebrate the fact it’s actually warm in England today, but partly because I was about to eat and orange.

Sunday:

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It’s my mama’s birthday today! I won’t tell you how old, but I’ll just tell you she has a 26-year-old son and let you guesstimate. Anyway, I got up at 7:50 (!) to create this wonderful little breakfast area for her. Okay it was almost 8, and it was only an hour before I had to get up for church anyway, but there was still a 7 on the clock and I haven’t gotten up at that time for ages! Happy Birthday Mum!

Hannah***

 

My Week in Photos #2

Monday:

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Heyyy, it’s a snail …….. Monday was a slow day.

Tuesday:

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Tuesday was the day that I took my best photos. It was also the day that my camera (he’s called Marcus by the way) decided to delete all my photos. Thanks Marcus. Anyway, here’s a picture of a funny looking whale instead.

Wednesday:

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Wednesday was our last day of holiday so we decided to mix things up a little. Do something completely different to what we’d done on all the other days … oh wait, that’s a lie. We went on a walk. But this time I defied my parents (never defy your parents kids), took my shoes off and ran into the sea. The reason this picture is wonky is because I wasn’t expecting just how cold the water was. I was expecting cold, come on, it’s Wales. But not quite ice-cubes-would-just-float-in-that cold.

Thursday:

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On our way home on Thursday, we met up with my auntie and had a look around yet another National Trust property (oh my days there’s more.) In an attempt to spice things up a little, I tried on this fetching old hat. An old lady laughed at me. It was a low point.

Friday:

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Back at home in my sexily striped bedroom, I tried on one of my dad’s old shirts for a laugh, then decided it looked quite good … this is in fashion now right? Because he’s not getting it back.

Saturday:

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Saturday was a slow day, just kind of waiting around for the last episode of Doctor Who and Eurovision (blog post to come tomorrow about that). I spent quite a while photographing my own eye, until it started to freak me out a little. Then I almost died in the excitement of Doctor Who and the disappointment that apparently the next series isn’t out until next year?!

Sunday:

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Once every month at my church, we have a thing called Messy Church. You may have heard of it but basically it’s loads of activities for kids that the adults secretly do under the disguise of helping. Seen as my job is signing people in (and doing the fire register – hell yes, if there’s a fire I get to call everyone’s names like you did in school!) it’s over pretty quickly, so I can just play along with all the little ones. This is a biscuit I made today. It’s a bird’s nest because I’m all arty and creative like. It tasted rank.

Hannah

 

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