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#fandom5 Characters I Would Invite To A Feast

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

The list for this week is fictional characters you would invite to your Thanksgiving Feast. We don’t do Thanksgiving here, but if I was to host a feast for my favourite fictional characters I hope these guys would RSVP!

  1. Hermione Granger – I’m pretty sure she could help with the making the meal super magical and delicious.
  2. Ariel – We all know by know how much I love The Little Mermaid, I know her table manners are lacking something, but she is adorkable, and she help with the after dinner entertainment.
  3. Alice – This little lady from Wonderland knows lots about tea parties, so I’m sure she’ll be able to help me keep things running smoothly.
  4. Veronica Mars – It’s not a real party until things get sassy, VMars is full of the sass… and she’s very funny too.
  5. Erica – From Being Erica, I loved this show, and I miss it. So I’d like her to come along, maybe we could do some therapy on the side… time travel yeah.

So, that’s my list for this week. Which of your favourite characters would you invite too a feast?

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #fandom5 Apps I Can’t Live Without

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

This week I’m listing my top 5 Smart Phone Apps I Cannot Live Without. I’m pretty addicted to my phone, it has managed to be a part of every single part of my life… it holds my music, my pictures, to do lists, book lists and all of my social media to name a few.

1. NubiDo

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This is top of my list, mostly because it is my favourite to do list app. You can have multiple lists going at once, and set due dates for things. I had to try a lot of apps before settling on this one.

2. Tsum Tsum

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This is a super cute game that I found recently [thanks to the IGGPPC] and I am hooked. I like that you can have friends in it that show up on your scoreboard. The game itself is super adorable and really quick, so you can play a quick game to help you wake up in the morning.

3. Feedly

feedlyThis is the app I use for keeping up with the blogs I follow on the go. It’s got a neat list function so you can have everything categorised.

4. Pinterest

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I use Pinterest for storing things to look at later. I have boards for recipes I want to try, crafts for potential presents and decor ideas for the house. It has a serious amount of stuff on there!

5. Goodreads

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We all know of my love Goodreads. I like the app on my phone for checking if I own a book, or if I’ve read it before whilst in a book shop. I like that I can keep track of my reading challenge wherever I might have finished a book. It’s very handy.

What apps do you use every day? What can’t you live without on your phone?

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #fandom5 Comfort Foods

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

The theme for this week Comfort Foods That Always Make Me Feel Better.

I am super pro at eating when I need comfort, so this list should be a blast… well the long list was a blast… putting those things in order so I had a top 5 list! Woah, that was a little trickier.

1. Chipshero_pdt_fries_mediumSome call them chips, some call them fries… whatever you call them… delicious chunks of deep fried potato. At the end of a long day, this is what I want to be eating in the cold months to make me feel better. Be they from a chip shop or a McDonalds.

2. Nutella

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I can eat this stuff with a spoon… mostly when in need of comfort. You will soon notice a trend in my comfort foods.

3. Crackers

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I love crackers, the savory biscuit kind, covered in butter if they are plain, or straight from the packet if they are salty or cheesy. Nom. Excuse me while I go to the kitchen!

4. Chocolatey things

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These were originally 2 separate items, but lets face it, they’re very  similar so I’m grouping them together. I love chocolate buttons and malteasers. I could eat any amount, all day long. The bite-sized nature keeps me coming back for more.

5. Buttered thingsButtered_crumpet2

This could be toast, this could be crumpets, this could be english muffins [oh man now I want toast too!]. Anything bread like, hot, and covered in butter is a go to.

What are your favourite comfort foods?

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #fandom5 Trick or Treat

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

This week the theme for this weeks Fandom 5 post is The Halloween Candy I Always Hope For When Trick-or-Treating.

I have a confession to make… I have never been trick or treating before. I’ll leave it to sink in for a second.

So… I like sweets, so in theory I like the idea of being given sweets on Halloween, but I was a shy kid and there was no way I would’ve been brave enough to knock on doors and go through with that plan. I also lived in an area full of old people, so knocking on their doors late at night was not advised.

So… my list is more of a pick and mix kind of list, my go to sweets when you feel in the mood for a mixture.

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1. Malteasers – I can quite happily chow down on an entire bag of these babies… the malty centre is just too good.

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2. Giant Strawberries – Strawberry is my favourite flavour… these are yummy. What more can you say.

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3. Mini eggs – These used to only be around for a short amount of the year. Easter. However in the cinema they have these all year round in the pick and mix place.

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4. Marshmallows – this is the perfect time of year for them… sneak them into a hot chocolate, I dare you.

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5. Strawberry laces – these are super fun to eat. I remember plaiting them so they were extra thick.

So, that was my sweet tooth special, tune in next week for Comfort food… I’m looking forward to that one.

Go check out the other #fandom5 posts on twitter.

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #Fandom5 Halloween Entertainment

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

This week the theme is Halloween movies, but I’ve never been a massive fan of scary films. So I’m mixing the list up, and adding a mixture of Halloween-y entertainment for you to enjoy. Also, I’m not so good at the being scared thing, so… there’s not much spooky stuff in there!

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by Looney Labs

  1. Zombie Fluxx – This is a quick little game that is the perfect way to start off a night of spooky fun.cod
  2. Card of the Dead – another quick and easy little game, good for a filler.nbc
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas – this is about as scary a movie as I can cope with, so it’s a must for me in October.dow
  4. Dead of Winter – this is a long game, more about survival than the horror of the zombies… but there could be a traitor in your ranks who is only out to help themselves. Trying to survive the middle of an icy winter with zombies all around is pretty damn tricky.gyb
  5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – this was my bookclub pick for this month, and it’s a perfect way to round of a list of not too scary Halloween fun.

That’s all for this week, go check out the other bloggers in this collab using the hashtag #fandom5.

Here’s a list of some of the other bloggers that took part, go check those ones out!

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #Fandom5 Fancy Dress Edition

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

Today’s topic is Characters I’d Love to Dress Up As For Halloween. Well… I’m not much of a Halloween dress-upper, but I do have some characters I would .love to dress up as if I had the nerve.

1. Ariel – I have a lot of love for The Little Mermaid, so it goes without saying that she is my first pick…

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2. Tinkerbell – look at her, she’s all small and sassy and she wears green. What more could a girl want!

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3. Poison Ivy – Green is the theme here. I love Poison Ivy as a character, but I’m not sure I’d ever be brave enough to dress in such a tiny costume. We can dream though! ivy

4. Korra – Anyone sensing a theme yet? Though so, well, at least this lady isn’t green.

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5. The Tardis – This one could go either way, you can either dress in a giant cardboard box, or make the dress that just LOOKS like a tardis… either way, classy.

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That’s all for this week folks, tune in next week for My Favourite Halloweeny Things.

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #fandom5 Wardrobe Edition

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

This weeks Fandom 5 Friday is Geeky Clothing Items I need In My Closet Right Now

I had so much fun looking for these, although now I do want to buy them all. Might be a bit of a challenge on the old bank balance, but we shall see what we can do!

1. The Dingle Hopper Tank from Adorkable Apparel

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My Name is Dinglehopper

This top is so cute, and I have a serious love for the little mermaid, so I needs it in my life. I bought the Mermaid Shells jumper from these guys, and it is pretty as all hell.

2. Mermaid Leggings by Black Milk

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3. Alice Mugshot Tank by Geeklachic

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Yes, more Disney I know. I only really want to add things to my wardrobe that I would actually wear, and tank tops are super versetile… and this one is a little bit different!

4. Always Tank by PerksofBeingAWeasley on Etsy

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Harry Pottert time! I love the simplicity of this vest, and that moment in the book “Always…” always brings a tear to the eye.

5. Marauders Map dress by Hot Topic

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I solemnley swear I am up to no good…

Just look at it. If only it was still available, I would have that right now. I would put it on and never take it off!

That’s all from this weeks Top 5 Friday… tune in next time for the Fancy Dress Edition

– girlinthenerdshop

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My #Fandom5 Gateway Fandoms

IMG_4867Hello folks, today begins a new feature that I’m trying out. A blog linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. The original posts are here and here. So go check those out so you can catch up on what is going on… I’ll wait.

The topic for this week is Gateway Fandoms That Make Me Who I Am Today. Having only really submitted to my geekiness recently, it took me a long time to think of fandoms that make me, well me… So I chose things that I was obsessed with a various times in my life. Like a little history lesson for you!

  1. Harry Potter – This is a pretty obvious starting point for me. I devoured these books when I was younger. Oddly I started with the third book, and that will always be my favourite one.
  2. Lost – This is my obsession from 6th form… I remember borrowing the first season from my friend, and watching the whole lot in a week with my brother. We were hooked.
  3. Prison Break – This is from my university days, I remember sitting in my room in that cold student house, with a hot drink watching this on my laptop. Even though it felt ridiculous how many contingency plans were worked into that tatoo, it was still my little escape.
  4. Veronica Mars- This obsession occurred I finished university and moved into my first flat with Alex. He bought me the entire show after a conversation about it. So good. This one will always be close to my heart. As soon as I heard about the Kickstarter for the movie I jumped on that! Even though the movie didn’t come to any cinemas near me I was still super excited that this movie got made, and it was all driven by the fans. I recently ordered the first book too… exciting times ahead!
  5. Community – This is my most recent love. I have caught up with the show in about a month… and everytime we come to the end of a season I feel sad that I am getting so much closer to the end. It’s only a matter of time for any show… but I feel this one showcases a really cool range of characters… Ones I never want to stop watching.

So, that’s all for this week folks. Tune in next time for more Top 5 excitement, wardrobe edition.

– girlinthenerdshop

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