Chunky knitwear in autumnal colours! I myself bagged a striped one this year in oranges, browns, creams and golds. Just awaiting the biting chill to set in (it’s already starting to get dark quick), before I’m lost in this cuddly warmth! :-)
If you ever find yourself at King’s Cross train station in London, walk to the very back nearest the platforms. The first thing you’ll notice is the curious trolley half sticking out of the wall. Interesting you say, but walk on. You’ll come to a book shop and just past that, tucked away around the corner… is the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4. It’s so well hidden that you’d think it had a cloaking charm set around it!
The Harry Potter shop is themed like Ollivander the wandmaker’s place in Diagon Alley. There’s even a section at the back where the wand chooses you!
In keeping with the traditions of the spookiest month of the year, A Curious Invitation in partnership with various other institutions will be hosting a number of talks and workshops around the subject of death and the afterlife in October.
I’m absolutely gutted that I missed this back in July. I literally only found out about it the weekend after the event had taken place, but it’s definitely on my calendar for next year.
The Chap Olympiad is a quirky annual event which takes place in a square in London. A little bit like an eccentric sports day, people gather from all over the country wearing their finest vintage wear to have picnics, drink Pimms and Hendrick’s and watch ridiculous sporting events such as Umbrella Jousting, the Tea Relay and ‘Tache Tug of War. It’s quintessentially English in tradition and wonderfully bizarre in nature.
The Chap Olympiad is hosted by the folks at The Chap Magazine http://thechapmagazine.co.uk/, a showcase of ‘the chap’ subculture. The ‘chappist’ movement concerns a more refined and dandy way of life, that of a gentleman, and a well-waxed moustache and lit pipe are staples of the look.
In their words; 'Since 1999, the Chap has been championing the rights of that increasingly marginalised and discredited species of Englishman – the gentleman. The Chap believes that a society without courteous behaviour and proper headwear is a society on the brink of moral and sartorial collapse, and it seeks to reinstate such outmoded but indispensable gestures as hat doffing, giving up one’s seat to a lady and regularly using a trouser press.'
Aaand here we go for a second time (why do you glitch so much tumblr?) I lost my first post!
Just a heads-up on some fundraising for a good cause. For all those wolf lovers out there, Rayne is a wolf-dog who has found himself in a troublesome situation. His owner is looking to transfer him to a specialist sanctuary and is looking to raise funds in order to do so. This is all in the hopes that Rayne will lead a long and happy life. Wolf is also offering bracelet and necklace commissions (specially woven using shed wolf and snow leopard fur) to help raise the amount he needs. If you’d like to get involved, please follow the link to Wolf’s journal below. Every little helps. :-)
'I'm starting a fund raiser to help get Rayne back to the wolf sanctuary. It's a long haul so the round trip will cost me roughly $400. With bills, it's really hard for me to afford the trip. Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary is also starting a fund raiser on his behalf but I'd prefer that the money they raise just goes to the sanctuary's account to help for all their animals there. Of course, I will be donating to them on a monthly basis as well but, well, you know…'
What this comes down to is that wolf-dogs do not make good pets. Wolf constantly presses the fact. Because wolf-dogs have a foot in both worlds, it makes them hard to figure out. They can’t fully be tamed or trusted (the wolf side) and at the same time, can’t be fully introduced into the world of the wolf (the dog side). Their needs go above and beyond and this is why Wolf has had to make this hard decision on Rayne’s behalf.
If you can’t donate today, it’s no problem but please help spread the word with a reblog if you can! Thank you! :-)
being really into history is cooler than being into math or science… someone who likes math and science is called a “math nerd” or a “science geek” but someone who likes history is called a “history buff” because of their strong, sensual arms
Jazzy designer by day, frenetic illustrator by night and currently working on a murderous graphic novel of sorts, I'm one of those eccentric yet pensive types... sadly lacking a pair of fetching pantaloons.
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