I don't remember much of my dream today, but I know I was one of four spies, who were all related. I remember being at a ball, and I am pretty sure I was a man. I also remember strawberry fields and Wellington. O_o
Also, since last night I keep wanting to find a plotbunny for a Sharpe/Wellington fic that would start: "It was embarrasing. Really embarrasing." XD
Characters: Wellington, Alava, Sharpe.
A/N: I haven't written anything for a while and finally decided to do something about that by taking the idea of my Holmes "Food" fics and combining them with Sharpe and Wellington. This is just a short piece I wrote to get me going and it turned out rather strange and, dare I say it, metaphoric. >.>
“How much cheese is a handful? How much more or less is a cupful? What is the capacity of a glass, a tumbler, or a soup ladle? What is the difference between a suspicion and a pinch? How much more is a good pinch? How much wine is a little, how many olives a few? When a book says a tin of chopped almonds or pomegranate juice what are you supposed to understand by that?”
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And now I gotta get my butt in gear cause I promised to cook some typical Russian dishes for my pregnant Russian friend and the main dish takes quite a while. But like "War and Peace" is soooo worth it. The only thing is, I hate mincing onions, cause I cry like a baby. On the bright side I finally did go to the Russian shop and bought salo! :D :D :D
From teh_elb1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.
( Icons this way )XD
More answers for the association meme, from generals_best
( Answers )
London Book Shopping:
1. 'Talking with Serial Killers: the most evil people in the world tell their own stories' by Christopher Berry-Dee.
2. 'On Beulah Height' by Reginald Hill.
3. 'The Affair of Thirty-Nine Cufflinks' by James Anderson.
4. 'A Plague on both your houses' by S. Gregory.
5. 'Vlad: the Last Confession' by C.C.Humphreys.
6. 'Marlborough' by Richard Holmes.
7. 'Redcoat' by Richard Holmes.
8. 'Beau Brummel: the ultimate dandy' by Ian Kelly
9. 'Cochrane The Dauntless' by David Condingly.
10. 'A Social History of the Navy 1793-1814' by Micheal Lewis.
11. 'The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815'
12.Maxwell's Life of the Duke of Wellington in 3 volumes (published 1852).
Pancake Party! Yay! Is over! Double yay! XD Fed people with pancakes. Yum. Friend broke a chair. Something tells me his girlfriend is gonna put him on a diet! XD Craaack! Booom! XD
My AoS focus seems to be shifting to Russia. *fondles Peter the Great's biography* I really want to re-read Tolstoy's 'Peter the First'. Such an amazing historical fiction book. *loves* Peter the Great was the first history icon I fangirled about... Oh, how I fangirled about him! Gah. Up to the point of going on a spectacular rant about him in the middle of A-level history lesson. XD ( And he has quite a lot of 'official' fanfiction XD XD XD).
OMFG, OMFG!!! When I bought a new issue of 'Classic Arms and Militia' I didn't even know what jewel waited for me between it's covers! An article about James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife!!! Yes, the one who became a Spanish General! OMG, I practically shrieked with delight! Most of the article was on the man's gun collection but there were a few biographical facts that I did not know and just have to share!
'He fought with distinction being severely wounded at Talavera, and becoming a hero at Fort Matagorda while saving the Spanish standard. Before returning home in 1813, his friend the Duke of Wellington presented him with a jeweled sword that he had taken from the defeated Tipu Sultan in India in 1799.'
'He was also appointed Grand Master of Masonic Lodge for Scotland.'
'He had been known occasionally to dress down while attempting to go unrecognised on his estate. On one occasion he spotted an old woman as she struggled, carrying a heavy sack on her shoulders. Taking it from her, James carried it to her croft. 'Sieve your oats well, lassie,' he cried on departing. The old woman took heed and discovered two gold coins within the sack.'
The magazine also has an article on New Land Pattern Light Infantry musket that was developed during the Napoleonic Wars and also saw service in the Canadian War in 1812.
On a totally different note. I was rewatching some old episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot and it struck me that in 'The Disapperance of Mr. Davenheim' Poirot is being particularly sarcastic. XD Here are a couple of quotes.
'Small animals have no place in the home life of a private detective from Belgium... except of course as a source of nourishment.'
Poirot : 'And please dont fraternize with that creature, I'm still training him'
Hastings: 'It's only a parrot.'
Poirot: 'I was talking to the parrot.'
( Food! )
Kirk of St. Nicholas.
( Prettiness. ^_^ )
We Russians do not look for easy ways that is why I am trying to post PICTURES while my internet is being a total f***head! *grumble, grumble*.
On a side note: I spent a small fortune on wine today. Heh, it's better be good! (The shop I get wine from, ran out of the wines I usually buy. Grrrr. Who bought ALL of Nuit St. George?! And if I find out that my coffee/tea shop ran out of Hawaii Kona (or God forbid, Jamaica Blue Mountain) and Gen mai cha, they shall be all slaughtered!) I am a slave of my stomach, I do not take kindly to it being denied anything.
And God, I want some oysters....Or a grilled octopus. Mmmm. Can anyone tell that I am hungry? XD XD
Book Challenge Note. Finished:
4. 'Death of the Chancellor' by David Dickinson
5. 'Overture to Death' by Ngaio Marsh
sentryguardt finish ur tests and get ur Slavic butt here, I promise to feed you all this!
( Delicious things for your viewing pleasure )