...of cooking, cats and chaos

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By way of an introduction, I am a 30 something, costume obsessed, easily excitable, gothique around the edges, growing slightly soft and sentimental in my old age, over opinionated, liberal voting, fiercely loyal lady living in Leicestershire with my wonderful and patient Chap @EdwardS and our two beautiful but thoroughly stupid and over indulged Bengal cats.

This is my personal blog for the display of fluff and nonsense, as well as a place for recording my attempts at domestic perfection and my amused forays in to various hobbies most of which involve dressing up.

I am unlikely to write vast diatribes against the current political system and dissect the latest statutory change and the constant re-regulation of the legal system. At least publicly, unless anyone wants to pay my chargeable hourly rate of course.

The majority of entries are likely to be friends locked, mostly as I do not believe the minutia of my fairly typical existence to be of interest to anyone but my friends. I expect my private entries to be treated as such, but I also accept how far privacy really extends in the world online.

I read in my spare time and if I am pushed to (as one often is) my favourite book is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Also, if I don’t pay attention I catch myself whistling Peter and the Wolf (Peter’s tune, in case you’re interested)

I run a fairly open policy, if I vaguely know you and you want in say so. Please note this is my journal, this is not a democracy; you do not get a voice or a right to reply unless I deem it so. My journal. My rules.

I have swathes of time and compassion for the people I care about, but I will not air my dirty laundry in public, no matter who you are. Please leave your personal Drama's at the door; you can collect them on your way out.

I also have a costume blog at a href="( http://aladyofseams.wordpress.com/)"A Lady of Seams[/a].

"Cold eyelids that hide like a jewel
Hard eyes that grow soft for an hour;
The heavy white limbs, and the cruel
Red mouth like a venomous flower;
When these are gone by with their glories,
What shall rest of thee then, what remain,"

..Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs

101st gothic mobile infantry, 1940’s glamour and glitz, 1980’s dark pop, 19th century literature, alchemy in the kitchen, all about the maths, appreciating art, baking badly, becoming mrs beaton, being annoyingly happy, black & white photography, carrying on regardless, challenging philosophy, collecting singer sewing machines, committing cookery, dancing like a loon, dark humour, elaborate costumes, finding inspiration everywhere, food porn, garish embroidery, gothique lifestyle, growing soft and sentimental, having a wonderful relationship, high morality, jam glorious jam, keeping calm carrying on, kitchen science, knitting badly, live action role play, living gluten free, looking in dark corners, making cakes from air, making do and mending, making stuff go boom, making useless tat, menu plotting, mind modification, navel gazing, neo victorian fashions, opera, pain, painting poorly, pleasure, poetry, poking at authority, popcorn psychology, promenading around whitby, questioning ethics, real tea at four, romantic poets, sarcasm, sewing by hand, shiny things, sisters of battle, soul modification, surrealism, techni-colour musicals, turning into martha stewart, twisting patterns, understanding what justice is, victorian attitudes, visiting national trust sites, wine snobbery, word hacking, writing bad fiction