Sometimes all you need is hot melty marshmallows and ice-cream infused milk.
So it is almost winter again and up here in the Sky Castle we have two temperatures: ‘Sweet Jaisis this is like being in a damn sweat shop’ and ‘Creeping Jaisis I think hell has frozen over’. Right now it is the second of the two. That is the price we pay for living in a draughty listed building, but comme ci comme ça, this is of no consequence to you.
I have been toying with a blog that I wrote three weeks ago about my strong dislike of children. Every few days I reread it, tinker a bit, then leave, as every draft makes me come across as a sanctimonious, self serving know it all and/or a psychopathic child hater. Neither of which I am (not totally anyway). Most women are born to be mothers; I am not one of these women. Children, as a sub-species, generally disgust me. Working in retail for the last two and a half years has taught me that the majority of children are horrible, little germ factories. I am not a child friendly person. Continue reading
Thankfully there were no rabid fans in Cleckheaton.
So, on Monday night (Sept 17th) I got to meet a literary hero of mine, Mr John Connolly. Author of the Charlie Parker novels, The Book of Lost Things and the Samuel Johnson books, he was speaking at an event at a Kirklees Library event at Cleckheaton Town Hall. I entered the Wrath of Angels contest on his site some months ago and was one of 11 winners, so I was very excited to meet the man himself (and so were the Boif and my good friend Sam). Continue reading
Aloha. Bonjour. Hola. Hello.
Starting a new blog is always awkward, like the first day of a new job or walking into a party where the only person you know is the host. But never fear, I am not about to drag this out.
For those who don’t know me I go by the name Emily Frogmella Farquharson (but Farquharson is just fine). Having started several blogs previously I decided to give myself one last whirl into blogging and if it doesn’t stick this time I am going to give up and go back to just incessantly posting photos of cool stuff on my tumblr. As well as trying to string sentences together I am also the co-owner of House of the Fickle Queen and owner of FROGMELLAINK.
My aims for this blog is for it to be a place where I can unabashedly make observations on geek subculture, being a girl, baking, my dog and quite frankly anything else that takes my fancy. I will hopefully be interviewing some of the super people I have met through working on HotFQ and maybe, just maybe, get some guest contributers too.
So there you have it. Welcome, to FROGMELLA SPEAKS.