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Themed Parties I'd Like To Throw

I'm a bit nuts when it comes to fancy dress. And by a bit nuts I mean I beg my friends to make their birthday parties a themed event. Even if they're the ones who always turned up to fancy dress parties thinking cats ears alone is an acceptable attempt (which it isn't). 

Katy Perry Party
This has pretty much been decided as my 21st birthday theme. Inspired by the fact I'd love to dress up in a dress decorated in sweets and don an purple wig I think a Katy Perry party could be very versatile. If like me you love to look a bit inappropriate in public, wearing cupcakes on your breast would be ideal. But for the more conservative amongst us you could simple wear jeans and a brown loose fitted shirt and be all Teenage Dream. And for the boys there is the obvious choice of Russell Brand but if he isn't your cup of tea (and I'd forgive you if he wasn't) then there's 3OH!3, Kanye West or even Travis McCoy.

Obscure Harry Potter Characters Ball
Due to the fact that Harry Potter is now no more it may raise eyebrows to have a HP themed night. But I really just want an excuse to dress up as Bellatrix Lastrange without the fear that people won't "get it" (this however has not put me off attempting to be her for Halloween 2011). I want it to be obscure characters to avoid seven Harry's turning up due to a lack of HP knowledge. It would make my life if someone came as Nagini.

Sorting Hat Ceremony
Can you tell I like Harry Potter? This one is easier to gather items for (if you know where to look) whilst deciding how to dress up could be hard. Hard is in that us Muggles don't have a worn old hat to tell which house we'd belong to. Yes, for the sorting hat ceremony you are all asked to come in memorabilia or colours of your chosen house. I just want an excuse to spent a £29.00 on a an official Ravenclaw scarf. But we can still have fun in the process.

Jesus Party
So my church-elder of a mum probably wouldn't approve but how about we all grow beards and wear crosses whilst drinking nothing other than red wine (or red wine spritzer if you're working tomorrow) with bread to line our holy stomachs? No? You suck.

ElizaBathany's amazing attempt at a Twitter costume!
Twitter Party
We all come dressed as the cute little blue bird and dangle @signs in front of our names. Plus cupcakes with hashtags and on them. Plus a hashtag for the party obviously. And if anyone has a plasma we can have running updates. And maybe a re-writeable timeline poster. (I did some Googling and can't find this already in existence so I'm calling copywrite!)

The Social Network
As half my IRL friends don't have Twitter then I'll compromise with a generalised social networking party. Though I know I'll end up with 13 Facebooks. You could re-use your twitter bird costume or dress up as Tom Anderson, or get yourself an iPhone costume. You could even come in an outfit which is bright pink and bright blue and call yourself Flickr!

Very sorry, but I have no idea who is this photo.
Portal Party
Where we all have DIY portal guns. 'Cause that's what normal people do! I'll even make sure there's a deep male voiceover running through the chosen venue.

What would your ideal themed party be? Would you keep to normal themes such as Fairytales or a certain decade? Or something even more odd? 

Morag x
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Things I Love Thursday #14

She was the person who influenced this after all:

Everything is looking very quiet at my blog right now. I haven't really been able to post anything other than TiLT or Sunday Reflections. And I haven't really been commenting elsewhere so that's slowing down the traffic. Once I'm done with learning to driving I should be back into a more stable routine but until then everything will take a back seat! But I am mega-excited about, and mega busy with, my personal life!

Becoming insured on my parents car & extra practice My parents finally found the confidence to take me out driving with them as well as my instructor. Very exciting! I was told back in school that in order to pass your driving test successfully you really do need extra practice outside of your official lessons. My first attempt in my dad's car (a Ford Fiesta - think how old that is!) didn't go so well and I ended up stalling three times before leaving the driveway. But my mum took me out later that night to where I had my very first lesson and let me play with teh car to get used it. And this extra practice really seems to have helped ^_^ I even successfully parked for the first time that night!

Being told "this is your best lesson to date". This was on the lesson today, when my dad took up a position in the back seat. It's not test ready yet, but we're back on track to getting me driving by the end of September. I can be quite the grandma at times with my speed and that was looking like it would be my downfall. I'm not the most practically able of people (I can write killers essays but ask me to use my hands at something and you're asking for trouble!) so being told I can drive was a confidence-boost ^_^.

My own custom Blogger theme. Over at my Test Blog I have been developing my own Blogger template from scratch which for a while was seeming like a right headache! So much code! Blogger is definitely one of the hardest codes to write my designs into but thankfully, through Google, I was able to find some decent tutorials that explained how Blogger worked (if I find the time I'll write a full description of how I went about it). The sidebar is still very messy looking but it's getting closer to what I want (if anyone knows how to get it looking like my previous blog with a split sidebar beneath an about me then please share).

A big pay check that is enough to pay off my overdraft! And leave me with a nice bit left over. This will be spent on finally upgrading/fixing PC parts. Want to know how desperately I need to do this? My PC has been out of sound for over a year. Yes, really. Now hopefully I'll be able to play to 30+ PC games I have but have never been able to play. 

Finally putting myself out there! Okay this hasn't quite happened yet. But I have been thinking about it and I am now finally prepared to put together my own domain name blog/site on a particular subject that relates to the career I want. Essentially it will be a portfolio and a collection of my own personal opinions. I'm REALLY excited for this project which should take effect after I re-arrange this place. Time to shine baby, time to shine!

Let's just say I'm a pretty happy person right now!

Hope you all have something to be grateful lovelies!

Morag x 
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Things I Love Thursday #13

The Beautiful Sunshine!
I am an absolute sunny bunny who cannot stand winter (to the point that one of my life goals is to move somewhere where I can permanently lay in the sun) so I am majorly loving the heat! Yesterday I was 'working' in my back garden with a rug and umbrella (pale and proud!). Sunshine plus social media is an excellent combination in my book!

Finally Installing Ubuntu!
I've been saying I would do this for years and yesterday I finally did! In the past few weeks I had been seriously contemplating switching and weighing up the co's and prons when I woke up on Monday to find my PC had crashed. Despite losing some pictures and videos that I was yet to edit I took it as a sign to FINALLY DO IT! I'm now much nearer my ideal PC set up (which btw is an Ubuntu PC, Macbook and Samsung tablet!).

Finally wearing something someone else said you never would!
And by this I am referring to the dress in yesterday's How I Looked Post. Finally have the confidence to wear it! I knew I was holding on to it for some reason!

Finding something vegetarian to eat at a restaurant
If you're vegetarian like me than being invited out for lunch or dinner can be a bit of nightmare. What if there is nothing to suit your lifestyle or ethical code? Luckily the garden centre me and my dad took my grandmother to had some lovely mini cheese and onion quiches! If you're ever cooking for me onions go down VERY well. ;)

Finding some new online hangouts!
I used to be very into message boards when I was younger but for some reason grew out of them. However I have been making my way into the online community again by posting on yesandyesVeracityMB and Snark Forums which all seem like lovely places so far!

Hope you have loads to be grateful for this week! I cannot stress how much sitting down and writing a list of the good things in your life has on your overall mental health!

Morag x
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Things I Love Thursday #12

Feeling the fear! By which I mean booking my practical driving test. It will be in early September sometime but I don't like revealing exact dates (I rarely tell people about job interviews - most people only find out once I have the job). I think it's because I want to avoid having to answer "no" to the "So, did you pass?" questions. But it's booked and now I have a date to work towards.

My first #FF, favourites tweets and much more generally Twitter activity! I've have been using my Twitter so much more recently and now feel as if I am getting more out of it. And something that rang home a bit was 'making friends online is similar to offline' as in sometimes you need to talk first! If you reply to more tweets more of yours will probably be replied to as well! If I see a Tweet I know I can add to I will now do so, as before I was always hesitant to. 

A pay rise! My last paycheck was higher than anticipated because I had gotten an unnoticed payrise. I am now on par with the bar staff (I'm waitress) not because I do bar but because I am actually older than most of those on the bar. 

My clearing skin! The natural tea tree and cucumber soap I bought at the market has had a positive difference in my skin. I've always liked tea tree but I remember one time my skin appeared to have got used to it! I really hoping that doesn't happening and hoping even more that I have found more perfect skin routine. 

My growing hair! Last summer I had to cut my hair short due to messing up my own hair cut (yes, I cut my own hair). Granted I did suit shorter hair but I just didn't like it; I missed the impact of long hair. And today's DailyBooth picture I'm wowing at it being almost past my breasts! The length I want is just past the breasts so after it's that length I just have to maintain it.

Morag x
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