Saturday, 3 November 2012

Help Break a Guinness Record!

Hi everyone! So I'm doing GISHWHES this year and it's CRAZY.
It's basically a scavenger hunt but it's international and very strange.
 ...If anyone has ready access to lava please get in touch!

We (all who are participating) are trying to break a Guinness Record- 100,000 pledges for Random Acts, a wonderful charity organisation associated with Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural).
You can help too!
All you need to do is make a pledge HERE, its free, and a Random Act can be ANYTHING- from helping someone with their shopping or crossing a road, to running X miles for charity. And everything in between :)

When/if you make a pledge be sure to put as the person who referred you (that's me!) or it wont count towards the record attempt :)

Also, if you could let me know if you do so I can keep count, that'd be awesome :D

Thanks everyone, you are all brilliant!

Love Mily

Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Liebster Blog Award!

Hi everyone! Hope you're all ok...sorry for the massive gap since my last post. Naughty me.

So anyway, I have been nominated for The Liebster Blog Award by the lovely Cathriona, who writes a variety of beautiful poetry and prose. I would like to thank her very much for her kind nomination; and also note that her blog deserves the Liebster Award way more than mine!

Apparently, I'm now supposed to write 11 facts about myself, answer Cathriona's 11 questions, and then nominate 11 blogs; writing my own 11 questions for them to answer. So here goes...

Facts About Me

1) I am, currently, 21.
2) I hate hypocrites.
3) My favourite colours are green and orange.
4) My favourite film right now is Suckerpunch.
5) Listening to politicians angers me (as I'm sure it does many).
6) I love the little things in life.
7) I have never been outside of the UK.
8) I love tea, and coffee.
9) I love Scotland, which is where I live (I'm from England).
10) I'm a little bit obsessed with old keys...I love their mystery.
11) I am pagan.

Cathriona's Questions

1) What do you love about blogging?  I love it's outlet factor. I can rant about anything and those who are interested will read and perhaps respond. Those who aren't can just ignore me. Also, meeting new people.

2) What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to read, and write (obviously).  I love cuddling down in front of the TV or a movie with Jamie and a cup of tea. I also like to play the ps3- Call of Duty, Wet, Saints Row, etc. We also like to take the camera for a walk ;)

3) What do you value about yourself and others? In myself, I value my respect for others. I like to think I put others before myself. In others I value honesty and loyalty, and having the balls to do what's right.

4) What was the most significant thing that has happened in your life? Meeting Jamie and moving up to Scotland.

5) Are you in a relationship? Yes, I'm engaged to the above mentioned Jamie (who is awesome, by the way).

6) List three of your favorite things in life and state why?
   Friends and family- I can count on them and they can count on me.
   Books- I like to plunge into other people's stories.
   Jamie- for obvious reasons. :)

7) Where do you get your inspiration from? Trudi Canavan. She is an awesome author; my favourite, in fact. Also, Alison Croggon and Cornelia Funke. Sometimes photographs inspire me, and poems too. Other times things come to me in my sleep but I have no idea where my subconscious gets them from...

8) What are your aims for the future? To have a of my own. To publish a few books. Other than that, I couldn't tell you.

9) Do you have a motto that you live by? If so, what is it? If not, what would it be?
     There's a pagan saying (which is part of many other religions too) which is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Basically, treat everyone how you expect to be treated yourself. I also love the line from Suckerpunch (that's where I heard it, but it could originate from somewhere else) "You have to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything."

10) What type of books and poetry do you enjoy? My favourite genre of books is Fantasy/Fantasy Adventure, but I'll read anything if the blurb catches my eye. As for poetry, I'm quite eclectic. I'm not saying I like every single poem I've read, but I can't pin what I do into a particular category.

11) What is your greatest achievement? Hmmmm...this one is tricky. When I was younger I had a couple of poems published in Young Writers collections through my school. I was pretty proud of that. I don't think I'm old enough yet to have achieved my greatest. So watch this space...

My Nominations for The Liebster Award

Note To Nominees

If you have been nominated, post a thanks to your nominator including the Liebster Award logo (there are many to choose from online), write 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 question asked by your nominator and nominate 11 blogs for the award. The blogs must have less than 200 followers. Write 11 questions for your nominations to answer. Comment on the blogs that you have nominated to let them know.

Questions For My Nominees

1) What is your favourite pass time?
2) If you could have anything in the world, no strings, what would it be?
3) Who is your favourite author and/or poet?
4) Sweet or savory?
5) The apocalypse has come. You have to keep on the move to stay alive and you have to travel light. Other than necessities, you only have room for 5 items in your pack. What would you take?
6) What is your favourite TV show?
7) What is your favourite genre when it comes to books?
8) What do you notice first about a guy/girl?
9) Top three things in life?
10) What makes you blog?
11) If you could time travel would you explore the past or have a glimpse at the future?

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Well folks, the last few days have been rather blustery in Britain! And wet. Parts are rather flooded, and I'm glad those I care about are safe and sound. After a pitiful summer, we seem to be doomed for a winter resembling the ice age! I remember for years complaining about the lack of a 'White Christmas', and now they are here year after year in abundance it's not that great. Sure, a sprinkling of snow would be nice on Christmas day, or even a couple of inches in that strange week between Christmas and New Year. But snowfall after snowfall makes gift shopping and the like a risky business. Also the face that I make my poor unsuspecting fiance drive me from Scotland to the English Midlands to visit my folks around this time. Well. . .I say 'make', but that's not true. He enjoys visiting them too, and is kind enough to drive all that way out of his good nature.
Does anyone else have a yearly ritual for Christmas?

I have taken to browsing pinterest and stumbleupon for inspirational images and ideas for my writing, pinterest especially for the board function. Any time I'm stuck I just take a peek at my boards :)

For those fellow bloggers, writers and readers alike, who aren't yet on Wattpad, I highly recommend it. I think I prefer it to Goodreads, and it is awesome for discovering new favourites as well as networking :)

That's all for now I think. Sorry for such a boring post, but I felt my blog was being neglected. Poor blog.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Chain Writing!

Ok, just for fun, I'm starting a "Chain Story". You remember that game, where someone draws a head, folds the paper and passes it to someone who draws the torso, folds the paper, passes. . .etc? If it has a name, I've forgot it. Anyway, I'm thinking along the lines of that; with words. Obviously, we can't fold the screen, but it will be interesting to see where the story is taken. . .and how far it gets.

Copy the post, add your sentence (just one sentence!) and link all previous writers so we can see where it goes!

Thanks for joining in!
(p.s. no raunchy bits please!)
(p.p.s- I just realised, if you write a sentence, you'll have to comment on the post you continue the story from, or we wont be able to follow it!)

Water had always fascinated Alex, its eternal journey through history, feeding into life and bearing witness to all that has come and gone; it was beautiful, yet deadly at times.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Incommunicado- Part 3

Tina stared at the message, having not expected such a speedy response. Now what? She had thought she would have a night to sleep on it and contemplate advice or, in fact, what to say. Now it felt rushed and unprepared. Well I've got to say something!

scar22:- Hi Tina. What do you want?
tina07:- Just to sat hello. It's always nice to meet new people.
scar22:- Why? What's so special about people? They just complicate things. Make you feel guilty or loved. Lure you in and destroy what you were; make you into what you are now.
Wow. This guy is a tough one. What happened to give him such a state of mind?
tina07:- Well...I don't get out much. So this is how I socialise, I guess. I need people. They make me feel...normal.
scar22:- Why don't you get out?
tina07:- scares me. Being outside. The open spaces. It's terrifying!
scar22:- I see.
I see? He's certainly not one for talking.
tina07:- So, are you afraid of anything? Anyone?
scar22:- No. Nothing.
Now that's a bit rude...
tina07:- Okay. What are you looking for? On this site, I mean. Someone to talk to?
scar22:- Nothing. My therapist told me to come on here. So I did. It keeps her happy.
tina07:- Do you like her?
Silence. Tina waited for a reply for a few minutes, before the little icon that told her scar22 was online turned red, signalling he had logged out. Well that was productive! She sneered at herself, sarcastically. What was I thinking? She logged out as well, disappointed by her lack of success and moved her laptop onto her desk. She checked the time, it was only half seven, but the conversation had tired her enough to consider sleep. Nipping into the bathroom next door to her room, she washed and brushed her teeth; staring blankly at her own eyes reflected in the mirror. They don't really express much, she noticed. They were dark brown, nearly black, and held no sign of spirit or that so called 'twinkle'. Dead eyes! She thought at them.
 The cool, fresh linen of her bed was bliss, and as soon as she had pulled the covers over her body she was encompassed in a cotton cocoon of comfort which calmed her to a feeble sigh of relief. At least in my sleep I can escape myself. . .she mused, before slipping into dreams of sailing on a calm, open sea.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Scum of Humanity!

Not writing or book related, I know, but I wanted to share this link.
It's a PETA campaign to stop the University of Wisconsin- Madison- running torturous experiments on poor, innocent cats.
All the information and a link to sign the campaign is in the link.

Let's save Double Trouble and his friends!


Thursday, 6 September 2012

The Keeper's Kingdom Trilogy Facebook Page

Hi all!
So I've created a facebook page for the trilogy, please feel free to 'like' it! =p
Here's the link -->

There's not much more on there right now, but I'm going to build it up in time.

I'm currently re-writing my beginning, to paint a better picture of's the what I have so far, as another sneak peek! =) Sorry about any errors, its not been edited yet!


Laelin had always been a dreamy girl. She stared up at the fluffy, ever-changing clouds above and wondered what it would be like to float amongst them; as free as a bird, without a care in the world. It was a hot summer’s day, the sky was the brightest blue and the clouds were a pure white. The sun cast its burning rays upon the ground, but she needed not worry, as the cool, shady willow trees she had laid under were more than adequate protection against the heat. This was her favourite place, away from the noise of her home. Seven willows grew at the river bank, their foliage green and lush; hanging down in swaying tendrils to create a pod of peace around the trunk. It was in one of these ‘pods’ where Laelin laid, listening to the river flow by and watching the clouds through the gaps between the branches. Often, she came here to study; to practise her writing and sums, or sometimes simply to read a book. On one occasion, she had brought some paints and an easel- borrowed from her neighbour- but the breeze on that day had whipped the paper around, resulting in more of a smudge than a piece of art. Lately, it had been mostly studying because this was her tenth Cycle in life, and therefore time for her to take the Test.

Thanks for reading!