Or should I say philippHunts?

Philipp’s birthday is on tomorrow but I am extremely upset at February for only having 28 days! I have lots of preparations to do and it also clashed with mum’s visit! Either way this week is going to be a busy week involving balloons and helium! And a little bit of master-planning!
I’m trying to fit the huntski between Philipp’s birthday breakfast and his birthday dinner so it will only be a few hours, but considering the time constraints and the amazingness of handmade presents I think that is fair enough! It is actually quite refreshing considering all those hunts that last for weeks.

Either way, at the end of this week Joe will be a warrior and Philipp will be a fairy!

I do not want to reveal much about the actual presents just yet but they will appear here next week…

Challenge accepted!

A new treasure hunt has began this morning. I feel pretty free to put it all up here, as no one really reads this blog (yeah, yeah, Benji, I know you do).
The theme of this one is Warrior! It aims at making a warrior out of an average Joe! His name is Joe, and it’s his birthday today!

You shouldn’t have challenged me Joe! I know you were drunk, ignorant of my powers and just generally Welsh but one has to learn to bear the consequences of their actions and therefore you will need to go through a tough training and complete hard tasks in order to get your smelly present!

Alea iacta est! It started today!
(I will not reveal more until later, just in case someone gets a bit too much into QR codes.)

Happy Stoopid Valentine’s Day!

Once again, it’s Stoopid Valentine’s Day! Like once a year isn’t enough!

On Stoopid Valentine’s Day, Stoopid Benji Rosman gets stoopid cards and presents! This year, the card has been particularly stoopid:


I found this so stoopid it clashed with funny around the edges and it is very hard to be angry when one’s laughing so I had to let Stoopid Benji off the hook. Also, after the stoopid card followed a present that was actually very anti-stoopid! It was everything I want from a present: beautiful, practical, colourful, light-emitting, squishy. It was… a chameleon!!!

The chameleon’s name in Huey and he is a nightlight that changes colour according to the surface it’s on. How freaking amazing it that???
There are more colours but some are harder to get and others don’t come out so accurately in photos.


Huey has joined the ghosts in my newly re-shuffled room, I had to do this for his sake because I’m OCD like that. Nevertheless, Whiski can now finally access my wardrobe and loom at us from above so it all works out fine!

Partying and reasons for doing so…

The Beagles won 12:1 in Bradford on Thursday night and we have safely returned to Edinburgh at stupid o’clock in the morning. Unfortunately Friday is also the day of Jenny’s magical creature party which I would normally just ignore and use the valuable time gained by doing so for sleeping. Yet I have spent monies and put effort into making my costume and I intend to show it off! I have decided to go for Vin and I am happy with the decision. My mum gave me an amazing tip on how to put my cloak together and it took no time at all. Other equipment will unfortunately remain unfinished or missing but I did what I could with the little time I had.

Well the party ended up being a total disaster for the following reasons:
– my rogue top, which is btw amazing, didn’t arrive until Saturday morning
– my pants were pants!!!
– for once, Edinburgh failed to be windy (or misty), this would have been a great advantage when taking photos under streetlights, the misty look would have been produced by itself and there would have been no requirement for me fluffing up my cloak like a hen in heat! We will have to have another go at this!
– Benji was too tall to be a dwarf!!! (I never thought this possible!)
– Whiski kept eating my misty cloak and throwing up!
– only one person recognised me,

Here’s a photo:

Fairies, Goblins, Dwarfs, Wizards and Elves!

This is the name (and theme), of a birthday party I have been invited to by a friend of Whiski’s. And it’s on Friday Fraiday! Aaaaah!

I don’t have a costume, or much money to spare, it’s too cold for a mermaid and to early for a vodyanoy! Having recently started re-reading Terry Pratchett, I was thinking I could be a Discworld character, but nothing amazing comes to mind at the moment and I think I will leave that one for the next magical party.
I have an amazing cloak from Claire though. It’s meant to be a Winterfell grey but it’s the perfect colour of moon and mist instead. That leaves me with two options:

  • Vin (Mistborn) the Skaa girl from a book I started reading about a week ago or
  • Tyrande Whisperwind, the World of Warcraft leader of the Night Elves

True, Vin is neither of the above but it fits my hairstyle, all I need is a little bit of soot. And a Mistborn cloak (or an addition to my amazing mist-cloak). Oh and some rogue clothing…
For Tyrande I could use a blue wig, pink body paint, make some cardboard weapons and maybe try and find a white dress in a charity shop?

Anyway here are the two of them, what to do, what to do?