jess. twentysomething, unabashed geek, occasionally a redhead. traveller, grace-receiver, Christ-lover, logophile, student, dreamer. infj.

sometimes i write things.

my loves: leverage. the mcu. spider-man, black widow, captain america, iron man, film!wolverine-and-rogue, and the winter soldier. lotr. poetry. history. books. coneycat's 'housemates' series on ao3. folklore. tam lin. fantasy. les miserables. the x-files. classical, folk, offbeat, and symphonic metal music. doctor who. firefly. strange long words. mako mori. much ado about nothing. jane austen. musketeers.

i run tea-and-mischief.tumblr.com, also chroniclesofglenscar.tumblr.com.

 

took today off from work because i went home sick yesterday, but after about fourteen hours’ sleep i feel much less coldy and exhausted. more of a doona day then. (doona day n. a day taken off from work for relaxation or idleness, or in aid of mental health.) slept in late, made breakfast (blueberries and eggs and toast!), drank a lot of chai tea, tidied and swept my room which was badly in need of it, and read (Emily of New Moon, which felt like coming home). It’s one of the hottest days of the year, but there’s a fan going and my room is clean and I’ve given myself permission to just keep relaxing and resting and getting over this horrid cold I couldn’t shake and only doing the pressing Useful Things that keep threatening to overwhelm if I have the energy and feel like it. It’s a proper day off, and I’ve needed it, so much.

if it wasn’t so ridiculously hot I’d make myself a blanket fort.

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pmVienna28 July 1914The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.Count Berchtold

teatimeatwinterpalace:

28th July 1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

On July 28, 1914, one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

The following telegram sent by Count Leopold von Berchtold (Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minister) at 11.10 am to M. N. Pashitch (Serbian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister), who received it at 12.30 pm

Vienna
28 July 1914

The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms.

Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.

Count Berchtold

The cat looked up at her with the last trace of his broken heart, and then turned to look at the gold coins with simple gold-coin eyes. He said nothing. Forever after that, he said nothing.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow (via writer-of-words)

angrynerdyblogger:

Imagine Muggleborns having patronuses that represent something from Muggle culture that they feel protected by. A shy Hufflepuff with a Pikachu patronus. A Slytherin who’s really nervous because of all the stuff in the past and they’re Muggleborn but they cast a patronus and it’s one of the Game of Thrones dragons. A Gryffindor being the talk of the common room because of their Jaeger patronus. A Ravenclaw with a comic obsession finding out their patronus is the Hulk.

pinkertonsnook:

Another pic from the famjam camp out: Chillin’ at what’s left of the angel glacier.

pic from our family holiday in Jasper last weekend! niblings, little sister, and me (green jacket, second from left). 

pinkertonsnook:

Another pic from the famjam camp out: Chillin’ at what’s left of the angel glacier.

pic from our family holiday in Jasper last weekend! niblings, little sister, and me (green jacket, second from left).