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This Is Morgan...Read Me Like A Book.

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Sidebar: Google Speak

So today I’ve discovered that the Google Speak audio search option on my phone only recognises things I say if I do so with a bland middle-class sounding English accent :/ Doesnae ken the meanin o’mah braw Scottish banter :p

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My bedroom. 

It’s a work in progress cause I have plans for covering the blank wall spaces in more pictures & posters, to cover the ceiling in glow stars & a solar system mobile, to add brightly coloured rugs, etc. 
So this photo doesn’t really do it justice as I couldn’t get the whole room in - there’s also a wardrobe, lamp, record player, box of LP’s & munchie bucket. Plus those shelves on the wall are filled with DVD’s, books & little toys. [It seems as if there’d be a window behind the shutters but it’s a sloped wall & about 3-4 feet up there’s a small pavement level window with blinds]

This is where I spend most of my time - the flat/house is ground floor & is a haphazardly converted shop so my bedroom is on the basement level along with one other bedroom, the kitchen & bathroom. The other (big) bedroom down here currently belongs to my flatmate, Ollie; I’ll likely be mentioning him in my posts. While the big bedroom upstairs belongs to Graeme, my other flatmate & landlord.  There’s also a higglety-pigglety livingroom, a loo & a wee hallway, up there. I’m hoping the livingroom will be sorted soon so I can have people over for games & such.

My bedroom.

It’s a work in progress cause I have plans for covering the blank wall spaces in more pictures & posters, to cover the ceiling in glow stars & a solar system mobile, to add brightly coloured rugs, etc.
So this photo doesn’t really do it justice as I couldn’t get the whole room in - there’s also a wardrobe, lamp, record player, box of LP’s & munchie bucket. Plus those shelves on the wall are filled with DVD’s, books & little toys. [It seems as if there’d be a window behind the shutters but it’s a sloped wall & about 3-4 feet up there’s a small pavement level window with blinds]

This is where I spend most of my time - the flat/house is ground floor & is a haphazardly converted shop so my bedroom is on the basement level along with one other bedroom, the kitchen & bathroom. The other (big) bedroom down here currently belongs to my flatmate, Ollie; I’ll likely be mentioning him in my posts. While the big bedroom upstairs belongs to Graeme, my other flatmate & landlord. There’s also a higglety-pigglety livingroom, a loo & a wee hallway, up there. I’m hoping the livingroom will be sorted soon so I can have people over for games & such.

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Ch..Ch..Changes.

I hadn’t realised it’s been so long since I posted, so much has changed in that interval.

After I finished college (I passed Psychology & Sociology, failed Philosophy), I split with my ex, in September 2012. After 10 years together. I dismantelled life as we knew it, which was so much hard work, especially while I was grieving. It was my choice, I’d met people, read things, which had opened my eyes to new possibilities. T & I were at an impass, the water under the bridge was stagnant & overflowing, we just weren’t happy together anymore.

So I moved home & lived with my parents in Livingston for 6 months, sleeping on their livingroom floor, all my things in boxes under the stairs - it was a muddled time full of errors in judgement & wicked shenanigans - a sexual reawakening.

I had met someone, well a couple of someones who really helped me through all that, it was such a difficult time - I had lost myself, I was so interconnected with T that I struggled to make decisions based on what I wanted, I had to learn how to live & learn how to be by myself for the first time in my life. I had to figure out who I am as an individual without an ‘and’, I had to retrain my thinking & overcome some issues. It was scary, confusing & at times embarrassing, but also liberating.

We just wanted different things, we’d become toxic I guess but we’re really great friends now :) I used to go & stay over at his to hang out. He lives with his girlfriend now so we meet for lunch sometimes, sporadically IM or call each other for a catch up.

We’re much better friends & I’m glad we haven’t lost that - he never believed me when I said our bond would last & we could be friends if we ever split, it was all about giving wounds time to heal & having clear boundaries. I’m happy that he has someone else, happier now than when he was sleeping around - he was never made for that, it broke him down instead of building him up, he’s a monogamist; part of why we just wouldn’t work together anymore. Whereas I’m made of quirkier, kinkier, polyamorous stuff - I have freedom to be who I want to be now.

I have my own room in a shared flat in Edinburgh, it’s only wee but suits me fine for now. It’s been the first time I’ve ever had a living space all of my own, this little room & I’ve really made it mine - my underground sanctuary. I can feel myself slowly outgrowing it, feeling ready for more responsibility, more space of my own but that’ll have to wait until I have a job. I’m between jobs at the moment but I’m almost finished my first year of an Open University degree in Psychology & Sociology.

I’ve come a long way & I’m proud of myself for having got this far, for my varied achievements. I’m a happier healthier person now.

I have a great relationship with my family who were an amazing support to me during the split & continue to be understanding & supportive. I have lovely friends & acquaintences, most of whom I rarely see because our schedules differ & I now value time spent on my own. Then, there’s my DaddyDom & his partner - she’s awesome, we have a great time together but she’s a writer & usually working on a whole bunch of projects so we hang out very occasionally, mostly messaging back & forth.

My Daddy on the other hand, he’s a much bigger part of my life, he was an integral part of my splitting with T - he helped me see through the conditioning & the bullshit, helped me realise I could be by myself. The DaddyDom thing developed organically as we explored together as he’s 18 years my senior, so it just felt that way between us, we share a platonic bond of nurturing support, love & acceptance, we seem to give each other something special & the sexual elements ride on it’s coat-tails.

It’s more complicated than I’d like it to be, I wanted a triad but S was less invested than he & I were/are. We did waited to see if things would change but they haven’t, although there’s definitely an intention for us all to play together again, but for now it’s just my Daddy & I. We rarely see each other at the moment, it changes depending on whether he’s working on film projects or away somewhere.

Given the nature of our relationship & the fact he has another partner, there are some things we can’t have together but it does mean the time we do have, the things we do share, are cherished & enjoyed all the more. Sure, I miss him & wish we could see each other more often but I have my own life to live so we text every day, talk online every couple days, sometimes on the phone &, when opportunities arise, we hang out one-on-one; & sometimes I go stay with them at their place or we do something together - e.g. we went to Hero Con a couple Saturday’s ago (it was a blast).

I’m bipolar so I still have that to contend with, also my asthma & hypocalcemia but generally life is good. Every step I’ve taken is a step forward :)

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It’s 2014 & I’m back, baby!

So I thought about starting a new blog but kept putting it off for some reason. I felt compelled recently to post again & realised I’d rather stick with G.C.U.

I’m hardly sure where to start cause so much has happened since I last posted so this is going to be a new beginning, a clean slate.

I’m looking forward to being a blogger again. x

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The Best Intentions…

I had intended to begin blogging regularly again - In fact, I’d never really intended to stop, but you know, you let a couple days go by and then another couple and next thing you know it, blogging goes right out of your head. I’ve been very busy with college since the tail end of last year it sorta took over and well, I did get a Kindle for Christmas, which has somewhat hindered my desire to do anything besides read. I also have a massive stack of comics and access to hundreds of films, tv series, etc. so I’m pretty much set. I did realise that I began to put off blogging because I just don’t have the compulsion to share every detail of my life, it’s not interesting enough and the direction my blog took was not intentional so… lets try again!

I’m thinking it might be better, seeing as I read so much and watch so much, to blog about entertainment - misc. books, comics, films, tv shows, etc. maybe even music as a sideline. There’s maybe someone out there who’ll discover something new that they’ll enjoy and I suppose I do keep a record of everything I watch / read anyways (yes, I know how lame that seems haha)

So, hopefully I’ll pop back in the not too distant future to talk about the stuff that has been entertaining me throughout last year and in the more recent months :)

Til then, take care out there, whatever you are! xx

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Page Break!
Okay, so I’ve been away for a long time, pretty much since I started college but I’m into it now, I’m getting the hang of things so honey, I’m home :p
I’ll probably post now and again about what’s going on, what’s on my mind and anything in between. I’ll hopefully be posting more often on my other blog, ‘Another-Interweb-Scrapbook’,(a geek-culture scrapblog); cause I have a massive stock of gif’s, pics and links to share there :D
Til next post folks, damn, I’m glad to back!

Page Break!

Okay, so I’ve been away for a long time, pretty much since I started college but I’m into it now, I’m getting the hang of things so honey, I’m home :p

I’ll probably post now and again about what’s going on, what’s on my mind and anything in between. I’ll hopefully be posting more often on my other blog, ‘Another-Interweb-Scrapbook’,(a geek-culture scrapblog); cause I have a massive stock of gif’s, pics and links to share there :D

Til next post folks, damn, I’m glad to back!

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New Chapter: The College Years

So I hate to be cliche but then I suppose cliches exist because throughout time they’ve become a collection of predictable or repetitive expressions/actions/outcomes so it may be entirely appropriate that I feel and express that I’m starting a ‘new chapter’ in my life - when tomorrow I’m starting college.

It’s the first official thing I’ve done since being made redundant just before Summer last year - I worked my way through depression and quashed my suicidal tendencies by applying self-help methods and attending therapy sessions. Now here I am, about to embark upon what could potentially become a whole new career path - I’d really like to become a therapist, maybe someday I’ll even become a doctor of psychology, who knows. But I want to help people; I want to learn as much as I can, go as far as I can and do as much as I can… I really want to make this work.

I’m studying three Higher courses - Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy - I’m sure it’ll be pretty essay and research heavy but I live for that shit, I can pretty much speed read and I soak up info like a wee sponge. I just hope the overall experience will be good; I hope I’m liked by other students, I hope I’m liked, impress or I’m at least tolerated by tutors, I hope I do well with the coursework and it doesn’t get on top of me, I hope I complete the courses and pass my final exams… I just don’t want to fuck up this opportunity or for social negativity to get in the way of my ‘big picture’ agenda.

Well… here goes nothin’ ;)

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Ah Gone Done Been Shopping :p

So it’s been a fair while since I posted here, something I really need to improve on - I’ve just been ‘away’ sorting out financial stuff, the flat, getting organised for college, spending time with Tommy and/or my family and friends :) 

Today was fairly momentous because I went shopping. I have a collection of birthday monies, including a whole bunch from T cause he got a tax rebate last month :p So I made a list, checked it twice ;) and arranged to visit my Rents for the weekend so I could go shopping at The Centre in Livingston. 

I went to Asda first and bought the following:

Tops (Size 18) -3 Ribbed Vest Tops @ £3 each (1xMustard/1xBlack/1xWhite)

Bras (40DD) - 2 Pack Lace-Overlay T-Shirt Bras (1 x Vibrant Purple / 1x Black) £9 ; A Grey Balconette Bra (lace top-cup / multi-hue leopard print lower-cup) £6.

Knickers (Size 20) - 4 Pack Sheer/Opaque Stripe Shorts (2 x Black / 2 x White) £6 ; 4 Pack Multi Full Briefs (1 x White + Black Bow / 1 x Black + White Bow / 1 x White + Black & Grey Floral Design / 1 x White + Black Polka Dots) £4 ; 4 Pack Multi Mini Briefs (1 x Soft Pink + White Bow / 1 x White + Soft Pink & Grey Starry Print / 1 x Soft Grey + Dark Grey Bow / 1 x White + Soft Pink Stripes).

Socks (One Size)- 5 Pack Black ‘Sports Liner’ Socks £2.

Hosiery (XL) - Pair Black 100 Denier Tights £3 ; Pair Dark Grey 100 Denier Tights £3.

Storage - Purple Cupcake-Design Vinyl Pencil Case £3 ; Black Sistema Brand ‘Lunch Cube’ Box £3.

Stationery - Three Black Polypropylene Cover Spiral-Bound A4 Notebooks @ £1.37 each ; Neon Multi Sticky Notes £1 ; Neon Multi Mini Highlighter Pens £1 ; 3 Pack Bic Soft Grip Black Ballpoint Pens + Big Pack Bic Basic Black Ballpoint Pens £3 (for 2) ; 4 Pack Novelty Cake Design Erasers 30p.

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WHSmith - Stationery - ‘Odd Bods’ Design Ringbinder £1.99 ; Chupa Chups Lolly ‘Best of’ Multi-bag £1.

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Bodycare - Bag Stuff - Grey Soft-Grip Mini Hairbrush 99p ; 10 Pack Paloma Tissues Packs 65p ; Twin-Pack 25 Facial (Wet) Wipes 99p ; Mini Batiste Dry Shampoo Can 99p.

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eBay - Bag - Batman Print (Blue/Yellow) Messenger Bag, Which I had ordered off eBay for £20 inc. p&p cause I’d been looking at it online for ages until I finally bought it. I love it! I’ve just gotta get using it then I’ll see how it performs :)

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I still need to / want to get:

Water Bottle ; A Ruler, Pencils & Correction Tape ; More Vest Tops ; Misc. Fun Stickers ; A Few Cardigans ;  Some Printed Tees ; Jogging Bottoms / Sweatpants ; Everyday Jacket ; Jewellery (Necklaces / Bangles / Brooches or Badges) plus Misc. Accessories ; Shoes. Possibly an MP3 Player and maybe a Rucksack.

Watch this space ;) 

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Score! *Do You Wear/Want Size 3 Shoes?*

My Mum’s been car-booting recently and so she was clearing out cupboards and the attic, etc. She’s let me have a snoop at some of the stuff she’s been unable to sell or was considering to send to womens refuge/charity shops and such.

As many of you may or may not know, I’m very skint atm and so I don’t have much in the way of expendable income for luxury items. So when my Mum let me have a shufty at the stuff she’s rooted out I was pretty pleased to grab me a variety of awesome Boots 17 and Avon Brand Make-Up brushes, a few Avon lipliners in neutral tones, some power cable labels (v. useful!) and I rescued my Buffy Board Game *gasps* it’s in mint condish, can’t believe she was going to get rid :/

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Also, if anyone wears a size 3 shoe, is footwear daft and/or loves heels, please give me a shout cause my little sister (19) is looking to get rid of a pair of cute camo Vans skateshoes, some Rocket Dog boots and a whole lot of different heels - obvs. we’d be asking for the postage and maybe a small fee depending on the shoes but they’re mostly barely worn, the soles look pretty much untouched so please, give me a shout if you’re interested and I’ll post pics if there are any takers :D

Cheers, M x

Filed under Bargain Carboot Sale Second Hand Shoes Heels Size 3 Small Feet Paypal Shopping Fashion Fatshion

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lordyfq:

My Summer Project Wonder Woman Dresser.

Dresser £40

Paint Stripper £4.99

Sandpaper £2.29

Wonder Woman Complete History Book £8.60

Mod Podge Sealer £5.99

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^ That’s me as a teeny wee sprog with my Mum.
I share this because… It’s My Birthday! :D
I’m 25 Years Old Today - I’ve spent a total of 9,131 Days on this earth. It’s glorious, it’s seven in the am, I just slept for nine straight hours after having an enjoyably lazy but long day yesterday (reading ebooks and/or watching Castle), it’s also raining *jumps around* and it’s dull; perfect. Thank you, powers that be.
So I’m gonna faff online a while then I’ll pop out for a wee walk, in search of food, with the meagre pocket change I have at my disposal then I intend to return home, have some munchies, maybe watch a film or something, have a bath *shrugs* I have no plans but I intend to remain upbeat and think on all the good things about my life.

^ That’s me as a teeny wee sprog with my Mum.

I share this because… It’s My Birthday! :D

I’m 25 Years Old Today - I’ve spent a total of 9,131 Days on this earth. It’s glorious, it’s seven in the am, I just slept for nine straight hours after having an enjoyably lazy but long day yesterday (reading ebooks and/or watching Castle), it’s also raining *jumps around* and it’s dull; perfect. Thank you, powers that be.

So I’m gonna faff online a while then I’ll pop out for a wee walk, in search of food, with the meagre pocket change I have at my disposal then I intend to return home, have some munchies, maybe watch a film or something, have a bath *shrugs* I have no plans but I intend to remain upbeat and think on all the good things about my life.

Filed under Journal Note Scrapbook Birthday Occasion Memories Happy

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DIY Graphic Shoes

If you like the idea of fancying up some drab footwear (plain flats, chunky heels or similar) then give this a go! Above are some example pics of other peoples work to provide a wee bit of inspiration ;)

First of all, get a hold of or pick out an old unwanted comic book. Although, I don’t normally condone cutting up comic books, if it’s a duplicate or a cheapy, then have at it; cut out some scenes, panels and text to decorate your shoes. Hold the pieces of cut-out against your shoes to check that all the areas which need to be covered are able to be covered and you’ve got enough prepped.

To adhere the paper to the shoes, paint the shoe surface with PVA glue (water it down a touch if it’s thick) or alternatively use Mod Podge; once you’ve done this lay your paper onto the shoe and level it out so it’s smooth. I’d suggest doing a layer of scenery first, to function as a backdrop. Repeat this until the scenery covers the blank surface(s) and it may be best to leave the background/first layer to dry for a while before adding the next.

Once dried, take your shoes and add your panels, images of characters and/or text - arrange them as you like, then use your glue to paint underneath the item to stick it onto the backdrop area; repeat this with until you’ve added all the graphics. Coat the entire papered area with adhesive and once you’re done, leave this to dry.

Once the shoes have dried off, paint the paper-covered surface with clear acrylic varnish - this will set, hardening a little, thus protecting and hopefully weatherproofing the surface. Leave to dry again and then you have your personally decorated and unique shoes!

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another-interweb-scrapbook:

Rainbow Cake IN A JAR!!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or if you prefer to set your oven lower / by your own judgement, remember to lengthen the baking time :)
First, make up a plain cake mix (you can make it from scratch or just use a packaged quick-mix type). Seperate the mix into several different bowls and add colouring - this recipe calls for neon colourings in pink, yellow, green, turquoise,and purple but I’m sure you could use less colours or try pastel shades if you prefer :p Also, you don’t have to be precise with this, if you end up with more of one colour and less of another, it’s fine! :D

Now, spray the inside of your jar(s) with nonstick cooking spray; then spoon about 3 tablespoons of the each batter into the jar, layering the colours up as you like. Once you’re done, grab a shallow baking dish and pour around 1/4” water into it, then place your cake jars in the dish and put the dish in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes or longer depending on the temperature - just keep checking it regularly and if the cake top doesn’t spring back to the touch pop it back in.

Remove jars and allow to cool completely. Also, if during baking, your cake puffed up and over the jar rim, don’t worry, just remove the excess and wipe around the jar top. Now, scoop a small portion from the top of your cake to make room for the topping and add a hefty dollop of vanilla buttercream. Sprinkle with colourful hundreds and thousands for decoration and it’s ready to eat - you can also cover it with a lid to store in the fridge or give it as a gift. Enough to brighten up anyone’s day!! :D

**This cake will keep for up to five days if stored in the fridge!**

(Edited from Original Source - Click here for Link)

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another-interweb-scrapbook:

More Jar Upcyling Ideas (Click Here for Previous Post)

Keep those empty jars, they can be reused and upcycled! 

Suggestion: Perhaps paint the front with a little chalkboard paint to make a changeable label surface [See Above: Chalkboard Label Storage Jars Pic] or paint the exterior surface with glass paints to show a decorative label. You could also spray paint or brush paint the lid to make it more uniform/colourful or to cover any unwanted text/designs. Alternatively, You could paint your jar to give it a tinted transparent finish by using a mixture of PVA Glue with a few drops of your preferred food colouring - the painted glass will look opaque when wet but will dry to a lovely transparent sheen :) [See Above: Tinted-Transparent Glass Paint Pic]

You could use your jar decorated jar for storing embellishments, button badges and brooches, jewellery findings, buttons, bobbins, paperclips, for a pencil holder… the possibilities are almost endless. You can also use them for baking (Click Here for Recipe Post)!

Here are a few other crafty suggestions:

Knitting Wool/Yarn Dispenser - Take a wide neck lidded jar (Paint the lid of your jar in advance if required), then punch a hole [going inwards] in the centre of the lid and make it just a little bigger than the thickness of your average wool type so it won’t snag (if you like sand/file down the excess metal from the lid-hole; stuff your ball of wool inside the jar, thread the end of the wool through the hole, inside to out, then pop the lid onto the jar and ta-da your own homemade wool dispenser; hopefully that’ll stop your wool getting in a tangle too! :D [See Above: Knitting Wool Dispenser Pic]

Pin Pot with Pincushion - Take a shorter mid-sized or smaller lidded jar and fill it with dress making pins; take a piece of scrap material and make sure it is roughly the same size as the lid of your jar with some excess - sit the material in the jar lid design down and fill it quite tightly with some dried beans, lentils or similar - then add a piece of rounded cardboard, making sure it’s just slightly smaller than the lid itself, press this ontop of the filling and pull the material around it securing everything inside then sew the material together as if you would when making a tiny bean bag. [Click Here for a more Indepth Pincushion Tutorial] You could glue/stick the cushion to the lid of the jar or alternatively you could pop an opposing velcro strip on the lid and cushion so it can be detached. There you have it! [See Above: Pin Pot with Pincushion Pic]

Pump-Jar Dispenser - Pre-decorate, paint or label your jar - remember to only paint this one externally. Take a dispenser pump from a cheap, old or empty liquid soap bottle and get a hold of a large or tall lidded glass jar; the size or height of jar you need for this will depend on the length of the pump you’re going to use. The pump straw will ideally reach to the bottom of the jar without being too tight against it or bent to the side; trim it down to the right length if needs be but remember not to make it too short :p To fit the pump to the lid, first use the straw of the pump to pierce a piece of paper or card then draw around the top/thickest part of the pump, which will later rest against your jar-lid. This will make a stencil which you can cut out and use as a guide on the lid when you punch the hole for the mechanism to fit in. Make the hole smaller to start with then work it up to the right size; you could use a drill for this or just give it some elbow grease with a screwdriver ;) Additionally, if you like, once this is done, you could file or sand down any rough edges or excess from the hole. Now pop your mechanism in/onto the lid with the stalk sitting inside the jar, screw the lid top on and check the overall fit. Once you’re satisfied, take some super glue / strong adhesive and adhere the wide rim of the pump body to the lid top; hold this with downward pressure for a while as it sets to give it a helping hand then leave it to sit. If you leave the glue to set overnight the next day it will definitely be secure enough for you to use once you’ve filled the jar with your product of choice. [Click here for more Indepth Instructions] and [See Above: Pump-Jar Soap Dispenser Pic]