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Here is a short and grammatically atrocious summary of the past two months: I am alive and in Scotland! It's pretty cool here. I joined Ab Fab (Uni of Aberdeen lgbt society) and got an awesome member card for my troubles. I have drank all the vodka. My flatmates are great, IR is interesting, history is decidedly not my subject, Spanish is awesome, French less so, and essays are a form of torture. Proper writing structure? Never heard of it.

Have you guys got any tips for getting writing done? Particularly for essays, but I'll take anything at this point. Right now I'm left with 2000 words to write about how different political ideologies affected the way that European women were able to participate in their country's war effort in WWII and the deadline passed on Thursday. D:

Anyway, the main point of this post is holiday cards! For once I have decided to buy them instead of trying to make them so there's a possibility I might get them sent this year! :D (though who knows, I just got a new set of watercolour brushes to break in so art might be forthcoming) So put your current address here if I don't have it already and I'll add you to the list :)

P.S. for proof of life in times of no lj activity, have my tumblr. I'm making another one to be properly fannish with, but atm I only have that one (and this one where I attempt to manage a tumblr together with the bff). 

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My moves were complimented when we went to celebrate tonight, and a boy (a very very cute one with glasses and reassuring things to say about future studies) told a friend I had a nice smile. Weird. Also weird was how he was still fresh as a daisy when I eventually hugged him goodbye, while I was a floppy-haired, flushed thing. Now, I need a glass of water and sleep. Details and hopefully some doodles tomorrow ♥ 
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GUESS WHO IS OLD. WHY YES IT IS ME. :DD I DREW A CAKE 'CAUSE I WAS TOO LAZY TO BAKE IT
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IT'S A CRAPPY CELLPHONE PICTURE. CAUSE I LOST MY PHOTOSHOP IN A TRAGIC MYSTERY ACCIDENT :(
 
I JUST OPENED IT AND TADAA! PLAID LIGHTSHOW! )
MAY IT REST IN PEACE. THE NEW ONE IS A BEAUTY, TOO.
 
Oh and thanks for the chocolate torte, Saba! It was most delicious and happy-making in my moment of baking laziness ♥

'KAY, BYE FOR NOW. I PROMISE LESS CAPSLOCK NEXT TIME.
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(It so is still the 28th in my mind and in various timezones.)
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Do you have amazing recipes for sweet stuff that could go into a holiday care package? Because if you do, I'd love to hear about them, especially if you know some without eggs or flour.

I've had a tradition of doing a batch of big homemade & decorated heart-shaped gingerbread cookies for each of my friends instead of drawing cards. This year I'm not confident enough to make the cookie dough by myself, so I'm doing gift bags with assorted sweet stuff to nibble on when taking a break from aunts, uncles, and cousins you're not sure you're actually related to. 

I'm planning on doing cinnamon sugar 'S's, cake pops, twisty candy sticks, hot chocolate on a stick (little bit of a theme forming there), some cookies, something chocolate-y, and toffee if I can finally get it right on the trillionth try. I tried twice on Thursday and the first batch had an overwhelming taste of burnt sugar, while the second one refused to set or even freeze when I dumped it outside in the -20 degree weather. On top of that, the latter was a rather eye-searing shade of yellow, possibly glowed in the dark. Got any good tips for successful toffee-making? Throw them into the comments!

Later on the to-do list: Karelian pies! I made them for the first time last year with a Swiss friend of mine, who wanted to bake something Finnish. The batch of almost 60 was gone in an hour. Recipe and helpful pictures of the baking process to come nearer 24th (which is btw, the day when we celebrate here)

Are you feeling the holiday spirit, flist?
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I drew you the shiniest of shiny things in a skin-tight, sequined costume, of course.
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The card also reads something like: And of course I, too, wish you an awesome birthday with all the hugs and cake and presents you could wish for!

I hope you're having the bestest birthday, sweetie!


P.S. Thank you for the e-card! I must admit that I know only about ten words of German (a Swiss friend helped me write the holiday card), but I love all things in languages other than mine! <3 There were plenty of congratulatory hugs, good food with good wine and yummy cake, but I shall be posting more about that later (with a cake recipe, no less!). :D

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