This insanely gorgeous home has an amazing story behind it.
Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The interior was originally painted in pastel colors, but age and sunlight have all but eradicated any hint of the former hues. It contains much built-in furniture and is embellished with decorative tiles that Mercer made at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. It is filled with an extensive collection of ceramics embedded in the concrete of the house, as well as other artifacts from his world travels, including cuneiform tablets discovered in Mesopotamia dating back to over 2300 BCE. The home also contains around 1,000 prints from Mercer’s extensive collection, as well as over six thousand books, almost all of which were annotated by Mercer himself.
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A wizarding family lived here obviously.
I’ve just discovered that we can leave flowers on dead got characters’ graves and that is freaking awesome
WHY does Polliver have almost as many flowers as Yoren? There is no justice in the world.Left a flower for lady and Jory. I’m surprised at how many characters I don’t really care about.
I left a flower for Yoren. But I think he was reincarnated as the bear that killed Vargo Hoat.
Dear SanSan/Sansa/Hound fans,
- Sansa is aged up.
- Sandor/Hound duality explored.
- dreamscape & coming of age so awesome imagery
- hot scenes
- great art
SERIOUSLY GO CHECK IT OUT IF YOU’RE INTO THAT SORT OF THING BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT THOROUGHLY… maybe as much as the Hound.
The bomb diggity! Yeeeaaahhh, that’s right! ;-)
From this point onwards, I shall always refer to anything excellent as “the bomb diggity” because that is just all kinds of awesome.
Thanks OP! Your review made me lol, especially the last bit. A good time was had by all.
This is a sea otter with hiccups.
This would probably be funnier if that were actually a goddamn sea otter.
This is a fucking seal which makes is like fifteen times funnier because they’re such ridiculous predators.
Brantingham, East Yorkshire
Lovely photo set by my friend elliosis, from our walk this afternoon at Brantingham in East Yorkshire. (My little wolfdog Opal is featured in the top photo, my husband is pictured in the bottom photo, leaning against the fence looking at the sheep, hehe.)
These are so magical! I love seeing Opal and your hubby and the splendor of Yorkshire.
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This is so sad. People use to do the same with chicks for Easter when my mother was a child and then once they’d start to grow into chickens and become less cute, they’d abandon them. I didn’t know people did this for bunnies too. One should always read about an animal before getting it and take time to really think about it. No one should ever get a new pet on a whim.
Yourself, how did you come to have bunnies?
Oh, and your bunnies are so cute on this picture! :D
What is it with Easter and animal cruelty? Just buy a chocolate rabbit or chick! I feel bad too for snakes, you always see them being abandoned too.
I had a rabbit when I was a kid, Bono. I don’t think he was very well taken care of but at least we let him run free rather than cooping him up in a wire cage hardly bigger than he was. When I was in my twenties, my boyfriend bought me another rabbit, Epsilon. He ran way when we were on vacation. Then when I turned 30, we got Fenris and at this point we did our homework and became educated about rabbit welfare.
Now I have four rabbits. Which is too many rabbits. 3 or more of anything is too much. But they are very sweet despite the chaos and chewed up rugs and baseboards.
Now that’s exciting.
Great you’re trying out this different format/style. Got this wonderful letter story about Vietnam war Sandor - can only support your plans!! :-)
You’re writing more Sansan? That’s fantastic news! Is this the ‘pet project’ thing?
I am very, very excited by this news!
Fascinating premise! Very much looking forward to it. :)
I wasn’t expecting such an outpouring of enthusiasm and I am very much warmed by it. **blushing**
Thank you! You ladies are the best!
thedropletsparkled - a modern Sansan! That’s quite a departure for you. I can definitely see Sandor as a grizzly Vietnam Vet, the cynicism of that war is fertile AU ground
zsra187 - the pet project thing is a little side project of mine for my friends’ writing, rather than mine own. **whistles nonchalantly and avoiding direct eye contact with you** All will be reveal Sevenmas 2014.
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A dollar for a mango is pricey??! That’s only 60 pence! I bought a mango from Tesco the other day and it was £1.50!
$1.00 per fruit is expensive in the US.£1.50 per fruit would be gift fruit category, the kind of one buys at specialty shops and come all individually wrapped in gold tissue paper.
Ah, but you have free health care. So the British win!
what a pleasure it is to read this recipe and see all these mouthwatering and amazing photos. I am seriously considering buying a pasta maker. thank you ladytp, surely you set the best table in Sansan fandom.
First the pasta dough - and it really is easy. I mainly show this just to dispel any myths about it being hard or anything. I swear - it takes 10 min tops to make!
INGREDIENTS and TOOLS for the dough (enough for a meal for 2 people)
Tipo “00” (double zero) flour (it is especially finely ground - but if not available, regular flour - but not self-raising - will do fine). Usually recipes advice 100g flour per egg - but I recommend starting with 20% less and adding more if needed. Never make dough too dry and floury!
(red wine for the cook)
A fork and a pastry spatula
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Writing a story???? What story????
I’m writing a new Sansan story. Its an interesting exercise as its completely epistolary (Sandor is on campaign and these are his war letters) so there’s an intuitive level of self-censorship between Sansan that nonetheless has to be revealing to the reader. Also the format means I have to really suppress my typical flowery style as letter writing should have a natural quality of speech and cannot strive to be literary.