Weekly Beautiful Libraries Links

I’ve been looking for books to read, but have ended up finding silly links and games to play – so far I’ve played 5 rounds of Battleship on my mobile and only won twice. Here’s some links while I play again.

If 2016’s Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth – let’s see which one of them wins tonight!

When Frozen meets Star Wars. A mashup by artist Katarzyna Witerscheim.

And while you’re at it, here’s some hijabi-fied Disney Princesses.

A magnetic collage – a short story with GIFs.

Thought this was good – a piece of fiction on an alien’s take of human behaviour.

This is one for Londoners – cute and quirky cafe shops around London to visit for something a little different.

This white chocolate sphere dessert. Surprisingly not that difficult to make!

An interesting article on China and it’s women-only mosques – part of BBC’s documentaries about China.

I’m a real library freak, and I always look for pretty bookshops and libraries whenever I travel abroad. A list of beautiful libraries around the world to add to my bucket list.

5 second films – enjoyment and wasting less of your time. Or more of your time depending on how many of these you end up watching.

Weekend Pretty…Books and Pudding

Seriously, what can be cosier than this on a cold, grey weekend? I was meant to go to a hijab awareness exhibition today, which looked pretty fun because there would be plenty of fellow bloggers in attendance, not to mention lots of food, cake and henna stalls to try out – but I ended up succumbing to laziness and good books, and stayed home with this.

I think I made the right decision.

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Weekly Mean Legolas Links

Yaayyy, it’s Sunday! Here’s a few links before the crazy week back to work (for me) until the holidays!

I loving the new Twitter crazy this week – #explainafilmplotbadly – some hilarious submissions here! Here’s just a few of my favourites.

I love finding alternative worlds of famous cartoon or TV characters – this is one comic strip I found by the wonderful Sassquach of Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald on a Boy’s Night Out. It’s a little long so be patient, but it’s wonderfully moving and well done – as soon as I read it I wanted more. Let me know what you think of it.

I have to throw in some Disney here. If they re-made Disney films like this, imagine how much more popular (and awkward) they’d be!

A whole tumblr site devoted to Parks & Recs mash-up with Lord of the Rings. Weirdly it works well. Read more on Buzzfeed here.

And if you liked that one, this is even better – Mean Girls meets Lord of the Rings. I love how well they fit. Here’s a Harry Potter mash-up as well.

I wish I had ideas like this when I go on holiday. Famous landmarks which are transformed with simple pieces of cut-out paper. Part one here and part two here.

I thought this was amazing – astrophysics of galaxies visualized with a foam ball soaked in water, complete with the stars. Not entirely accurate but makes a beautiful demonstration.

Literary classics re-imagined in text messages. Most of them sound like whiny teenages, to be honest.

Well, it was inevitable, they have everything else. Japan has it’s own My Little Pony cafe, for all the Pony fans (and Bronies).

Birds with arms. Because, why not.

Something cute to finish off – wildlife that’s cute and funny. These are submissions for the competition held by The Comedy Wildlife, some of these are adorable!

Let me know what you think of these, I’ve been giggling away and wasting lots of time in front of Sherlock re-runs, and generally having a good Sunday looking for these : D

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Weekly Donald Trump Princess Links

It’s that time of the week to take some time out, get the mouse ready to click, and basically look at useless websites to make us happy. Here’s some links I found.

When advertising fridges takes a new level.

Hinglish, a mix of English words with Hindi accents you need in your life.

I love finding blogs with talented artists, particularly those with a story for each piece and some serious talent. Doodlewash is one of these, browse away!

The things we did as kids. One woman’s apology to her parents.

Amazing Paper Craft, seriously inspiring. And I can barely make a paper plane.

Awesome superhero strips! I love these.

Foreign words that can’t be translated into English in a single word – some illustrations.

Not sure where to browse? Try The Useless Web, one click and it takes you to a useless page. Pretty self-explanatory.

Donald Trump as Disney Princesses. Because why not?

Super cute cards for people you don’t like. I’ve been looking for these.

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Weekend Pretty…Floral Stained Glass

I love finding beautiful parts of a building that’s been hidden away for you to stumble on, like this beautiful arch window with a gorgeous floral border. It’s just the sort of thing I like to see which shows the intricate beauty and workmanship of colourful stained glass hung up high for you to lift your head and admire.

A nice way to begin my bank holiday weekend, admiring beautiful windows!

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Weekly Gurrrlll Links

I always enjoy doing these, although inevitable I go from one (more sensible page) and end up watching cat videos on Youtube.

What does ‘Guurrl’ really mean? I can relate to all of these.

Parenting. Nuff said.

For the Harry Potter Fans who want more after the ending – here’s a compilation of what happened to who in Life after Hogwarts.

For the Bollywood watchers, here’s an accurate and hilarious summary of Devdas. I remember when this came out (more than ten years ago now!) and it’s still pretty breath-taking (and emo!)

I almost wish my wedding pictures were this emotional.

I need to convince my mum to plant these in her garden – flowers that turn into transparent skeletal looking flowers.

If Disney Heroines had their mothers, they wouldn’t be in the mess they ended up in. That clears a lot of things up.

Instagram nonsense which is actually kinda cool

Words you never knew existed but which have lovely meanings.

This is cool – the Bechdel IMBD list about women who talk about something other than men.

Shakespeare illustrated – I liked this one from Romeo and Juliet!

The pencil case I would have hated as a kid, but which I want now so I can pretend it’s one of my mum’s rotis.

Weekly Baby Goats in Pyjamas Links

I’ve been accumulating links for this post, so apologies if a lot of these are random (but then which of my links aren’t?).

8 ill-advised reasons for getting married from the eighteenth century. The last reason is pretty reasonable, if you ask me.

Why do we never get fed up of The Goonies. No, seriously? Thirty-years on, and we still love ’em. And guess what, you guuuuys – you can now buy squishy Goonies teddies now – the Sloth one is cute!

My husband showed me this and I though they were beautiful – beautiful glass paperwoeights painstakingly made by Paul Stankard, with beautifully crafted scenes of nature inside.

When something gets too immodest, we put underwear on it. The latest thing is underwear for water bottles. Japanese people are cray.

The Muppets version of Jurassic Park. Love it. Please apply this to all the other classic films, please?

It was National Donut Day last week – here’s some crazy designs that people made (and then ate, I assume).

Looking for a good book to read (aren’t we always?!) – here’s a list compiled by Lisa Simpson. I’ve read some of these, and they’re actually awesome.

For the cat fans – here’s a website to join your enemies up (or friends?) to. Just so they can get some random, detailed facts.

Russian paper artist and illustrator, Talamaska, has created a series of paper-art to take us into Wonderland. I love paper-art, and the sheer details of these are beautiful.

Here’s a silly one – a ridiculously entertaining website that shows a picture of someone pointing at wherever you put your cursor.

The Greek God Family Tree – I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, and this is pretty accurate in showing who comes from what.

Lastly, something to cheer you up (I loved it!) – baby goats playing around in pyjamas. They’re adorable!