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You Are a Poet

You are sensitive and expressive. You feel very deeply, and the smallest things in this world can move you.
You may feel misunderstood by the world at times, so you make sure to understand yourself well at least. You are very reflective.

You are a wordsmith, and you know how to get your thoughts out on paper. You are very eloquent and even witty.
For you, the written word is very cathartic. You always feel better after writing or even just reading a bit.


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Herewith the links to the stories I posted during February.

FANDOM: THE DALGLIESH MYSTERIES
GENRE: Slash


TITLE: Keep On Hoping

SUMMARY: John and Adam are in the car and John is thinking about how his feelings for his boss have changed over the years. However, he is certain that Adam isn't interested in men, plus with him being John's boss there is no way anything could come of it. Or is there?

TITLE: Change Of Heart

SUMMARY: Set a couple of weeks after Keep On Hoping. It's the Met's Christmas party and Adam is thinking about John and what his true feelings for his younger college are. He has convinced himself that he cannot do anything about his feelings, not only if John unlikely to return them, but he is John's boss. Then something happens to make him reconsider. But dare he take the risk?



NUMBER OF STORIES: 06

WORDS WRITTEN IN FEBRUARY: 51,870

FEBRUARY'S WORD COUNT: From: 3,100 To: 23,000

YEAR TO DATE WORD COUNT: 58,580

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TITLE: Change Of Heart
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: The Dalgliesh Mysteries
PAIRING: Adam Dalgliesh/John Massingham
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: First Time
SUMMARY: Set a couple of weeks after Keep On Hoping. It's the Met's Christmas party and Adam is thinking about John and what his true feelings for his younger college are. He has convinced himself that he cannot do anything about his feelings, not only if John unlikely to return them, but he is John's boss. Then something happens to make him reconsider. But dare he take the risk?
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 3,150
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I have taken a few liberties with the actual canon of the new squad and also I imagine with the way the Met actually works.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

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TITLE: Keep On Hoping
AUTHOR: Nikki Harrington
FANDOM: The Dalgliesh Mysteries
PAIRING: Adam Dalgliesh/John Massingham
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: Pre-Slash
SUMMARY: John and Adam are in the car and John is thinking about how his feelings for his boss have changed over the years. However, he is certain that Adam isn't interested in men, plus with him being John's boss there is no way anything could come of it. Or is there?
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 3,100
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I have taken a few liberties with the actual canon of the new squad and also I imagine with the way the Met actually works.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

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Snaggled from spikesgirl58

You got: Blue

You have a natural skill for communication, which may manifest in an aptitude for politics, acting, or just writing really good emails to your friends. You often play the role of peacemaker and are good at assessing the ways in which various personalities approach and understand any given issue. You may take on more than you can reasonably handle — one of very few threats to your generally calm and collected state of mind.

What colour is your aura?

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Which of course I do on a Saturday *g*

1. Do you live a house, a condo, or some kind of apartment?

A bungalow.

2. Do you rent or own?

Own.

3. What’s one thing that you would change about it if you could?

The utility room. We would make it bigger and have a sink put in there and move the white goods around.

4. Would you like to move?

Not really, no. There's part of us that would like to return to England, especially with the SNP becoming such a force.

However, a) it really wouldn't be practicable or probably even affordable and would be such an upheaval. And b) we both really like it here and with few exceptions our home is how we want it to be; it's set up for us.

5. Do you read the answers of others before answering yourself?

No.

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This quiz predicts your birth order.

You Are Likely an Only Child

At your darkest moments, you feel frustrated.
At work and school, you do best when you're organizing.
When you love someone, you tend to worry about them.

In friendship, you are emotional and sympathetic.
Your ideal careers are: radio announcer, finance, teaching, ministry, and management.
You will leave your mark on the world with organizational leadership, maybe as the author of self-help books.




And as far as predicting that I am an only child; it is spot on!

The rest isn't too far off the mark either. Please note the 'O' word *g* Plus, I did consider teaching as a career at one point and I did end my working days in management. However, I can't see me writing self-help books!

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You Are Poetic

You are a naturally expressive person and a wonderful storyteller. You love writing and talking to others.
You have an incredible memory for both facts and feelings. When you recall your own past, it's like you're reliving it.

You are polite because you aren't the type to step on anyone's toes. You don't like to cause much of a fuss.
You mourn the erosion of manners in our culture, and you want to do your best to preserve them.

You are old-fashioned in that you truly value human connection. People are what matter most in life.
You think we should focus more on shared experiences and emotions. The world would be a better place if we all expressed ourselves a little more.




Hmmm. Not totally correct. But not totally off either.

Yes, of course I love writing (although stories not in letters to people)*g* Not to much talking to others - well not face-to-face talking anyway *g* I do have a pretty good memory for facts and feelings, but wouldn't say recalling the past is a case of reliving it.

I like to think I'm polite and I will go out of my way to avoid causing a fuss, etc. And I certainly to bemoan the erosion of manners.

Now the final paragraph doesn't really seem to fit me. Of course I believe that people matter and my family and close friends are jolly important to me. But I'm not sure I believe we should all focus on our emotions. Having said that I do think that things would at times be far simpler if we did say what we thought rather than go around on tip toe the entire time.

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Does this mean that blogthings is back? It's the first new quiz for months.

You Should Make an Ice Sculpture

You are a patient and detailed oriented person. You like to master things, even if it means doing the same thing over and over again. Kind of like you're stuck on Groundhog's Day.
You know how to go deep when your options are limited. You believe in letting possibilities conquer boredom.


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Well, that's January gone.

Am I the only one who thought it raced by so quickly, it almost seemed to be a blur? Am I the only one who can't believe that thirty-one days of 2016 have already gone by?

So onto February. I wonder how quickly that will go by? Far too quickly, I fear - despite the fact we get a whole extra day!

And I'm still waiting for winter to arrive - I fear that for yet another year we are not going to get a proper winter :-( And by 'proper' I don't mean snow; I can live without that as much as I like it. I mean winter temperatures for a sustained time not a day here and a day there or even a week.

*Wander off to hunt for winter*

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The prompt list for the current older_not_dead has now been posted.

This is open to both writers and artists. Posting begins on 1st February and continues for the entire month of February.

If you'd like to pimp this on your LJ or any comm you think may be interested, please do so.

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You Are Well Rounded

It's hard for you to stay focused in your life. There's just so much to be excited about.
You never get too obsessed with anything. You just don't have it in you to be a workaholic.

You don't seek balance - balance just seems to find you. You can let go and relax.
Normal life is pretty amazing to you. You are content with where you are.




It's not totally accurate - it's probably about fiftyish percent accurate.

I can and do stay focussed. And I think I do sometimes get a bit too obsessed with things (or people) *Looks innocent*.

However, it is true that I never was a workaholic. I did my job and more than my job at times, but not to the extent that it's all I did. I like balance and yes, when it comes down to it I am content with where I am and love normal life.

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Your Attitude is Better than 50% of the Population

You have a positive attitude... sometimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.




I actually think this is pretty accurate.

I do have a positive attitude at times *g* and I certainly do tend to see the world through clear glass not rose coloured ones (most of the time at least *g*). It ties in with me always saying I'm a realist.

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Another quiz from Classic FM. This one guesses (or not *g*) your favourite piece of classical music from nine questions.

Can We Guess Your Favourite Piece Of Classical Music?

Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis



I do like Vaughan Williams; he is one of my favourite composers and I do like this piece a lot. It's not my out and out favourite piece of classical music. However, it's in my top ten, if not top five.

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When I was growing up my grandma used to make wonderful fudge (well she called it fudge). It was somewhat different from all other fudge I ever had when growing up and when grown up as it was slightly hard rather than soft and often almost gooey fudge which seemed to be the norm. Also, it wasn't as sickly sweet as fudge can often be.

I loved this fudge and would have loved to have been able to make it. However, there never was a recipe. Nanny, like so many of her generation never used a recipe in her life - nor did she weigh or measure anything, so how to make it died with her.

Ever since I have sought this kind of fudge out, to no avail. Yes, there have been times when something has come close (a small shop in Dunster, Somerset had some rather nice fudge, but it wasn't quite like Nanny's).

Finally, I have found some! Only it's not called 'fudge' it's called 'tablet' and is apparently the Scottish version of fudge. I'm sure it exists in other parts of the UK, but it only took me eleven years to come across it up here - and then it was purely by chance.

It's my godmother's birthday this coming week and for once I wasn't organised and didn't have a pressie in stock (I do have some presents for this Christmas *g* but nothing for Auntie R's birthday). I asked J to get me something in the sweet line when he was in Tesco's and he got a box of tablet (Mrs Tilly's tablet to be exact). In the end we decided it would actually cost more to post than to buy. So after a bit of digging I did find something she would really like and we decided to keep the box of tablet.

And of course, as one does, we tried it and that was when I discovered this was clearly what Nanny made. I don't know if tablet is generally less sickly sweet than a lot of fudge can be or if it's particular to Mrs. Tilly's range - but it really is jolly scrummy. We kindly 'allowed' Mother to try a bit and she agreed with me that it was indeed just like Nanny used to make. I really would recommend Mrs. Tilly's tablet.

I wonder what else I can discover after eleven years of living in Scotland *g*

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I thought I'd share some of my TV favourites in batches of six.

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older_not_dead, the multi-fandom, multi-pairing (slash or het), 'love for the over 40s', Promptathon Community is now taking prompts for its twenty-first Promptathon. As with our previous challenges both stories and artwork (icons, banners, etc.) are permitted.

It's a Community that's a mixture of the usual challenge promptathons/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons - with one exception.

The exception is that each half of the pairing, in the stories/artwork, has to be aged forty or older. It doesn't mean that they have to be forty in the television series, film, book, whatever, just that in the story/artwork they both have to be over forty.

Both slash and het pairings from any and all fandoms will be welcome.

The theme for Promptathon 23 is:

ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE/ALTERNATIVE REALITY


I know not everyone likes or wants to write AUs, hence the addition of the term AR. I added AR because, let's be honest, anything that isn't hard and fast canon can constitute an alternative reality as opposed to an alternative universe.

So the prompts for each paring can be set in another time or place. For example, people from the wild west are suddenly in space or in Victorian London. Or you can keep things pretty much canon based but change something, be it big or small. For example two people who in canon met at school actually only meet on the job.

Basically the sky is the limit here. Just have fun!



Prompts (as many as you wish) may be submitted from now until 28th January and the actual promptathon will begin on 1st February and run throughout the entire month of February.

Full details can be found here. Please post any prompts on the older_not_dead community and not here.

And please remember despite the name being an NCIS term the community is NOT an NCIS specific one, it is open to all fandoms and all pairings.

Please feel free to pimp this on your own LJ or in communities if you wish to do so.

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With the Australian Open about to start, I thought I'd make a prediction for this year.

This is not a prediction I wish to make, especially as it 'cuts out' my two favourite players (and will annoy plutos_revenge, which isn't something I do lightly *g*). However, it really is what I feel will happen.

My prediction is that Novak Djokovic will have another stellar year; in fact it will be a super-stellar year.

I predict that in 2016 he will win all four slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon & the US Open). Thus doing what no other man has done since Rod Laver: win all four slams in the same calendar year. Plus, he will win the gold medal at this years Olympic Games. Thus giving him the 'Golden Slam' which only Steffi Graf has done.

I am, however, more than happy to be proved wrong *g*

NB: I had actually made this prediction before the Australian Open draw came out, I just hadn't got around to posting it and despite Novak's tough looking draw I stand by it.

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