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Treated myself…

… to a new Nikkor 50mm 1.8g Prime lens today. It’s rather lovely.

What’s more, it’s fast as fuck!

MY NEW BABY!!!

MY NEW BABY!!!

Welcome to my office.

Welcome to my office.

18 year old Caol Ila and a Bloody Mary made with Ardmore, courtesy of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Yum!

18 year old Caol Ila and a Bloody Mary made with Ardmore, courtesy of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Yum!

On accents & dialect.

Here’s a quick overview of the difference between dialect & accent, in the context of Scotland.

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A dialect is a modified version of a language, which utilises unique grammatical structures & vocabulary.

An accent is simply a manner of pronouncing said language.

For example:

Some Scottish people (most commonly Edinburgh/borders) may speak English with a Scottish accent, while others (and I would argue most) speak the Scottish dialect of English, with a localised Scottish accent.

Of course, a dialect is most often paired with an accent. So, two people speaking the same dialect of the same language, could nevertheless have different accents.

I.e.

Language > Accent

Or often,

Language > Dialect > Accent

Simple example:

English > Scottish Dialect > Glasgow Accent

For people who know me, I’d be a good case study as I often speak in Scottish dialect (I.e use uniquely Scottish sentence structure/unique words/phases) but enunciate this with a very southern English accent.

Which of course many find hilarious.

Yay for me.

Beautiful as always in Durhan today!

Beautiful as always in Durhan today!

Read about 10 Pratchett books, but never the first one! I wasn’t disappointed.

Read about 10 Pratchett books, but never the first one! I wasn’t disappointed.

Read about 10 Pratchett books, but never the first one! I wasn’t disappointed.

Read about 10 Pratchett books, but never the first one! I wasn’t disappointed.

Yeah I take Halloween quite seriously…!!!

Today was a very important day for me…

After 4 years of being on antidepressants and 9 months of weaning, I finally told my doctor to remove them from my repeat prescription. I haven’t taken any for 6 weeks now and I feel like my body has finally finished adjusting to coping without them.

The last 6 years have been challenging, and I’m sure the next 6 won’t be without their challenges too. Nevertheless, I will face them head-on in the knowledge that if I can get through this, I can get through anything.

To those of you out there who feel like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, you can do it. There were days I thought I’d be a slave to the meds forever, when I was so dependent that I fell apart without them. With time, hard work and support from those who love you, you can do it.

Oh how time flies…

Oh how time flies…

Looks like a good book collection. Wish this bitch in the foreground would get out of the way so I can have a good look.

Looks like a good book collection. Wish this bitch in the foreground would get out of the way so I can have a good look.

(Source: loveyou-tothebones, via feyqueen-deactivated20140302)

AWWWWWH YEAAAAH!!

AWWWWWH YEAAAAH!!

So I just finished GTA V. And my god it was awesome. I didn’t want it to end. I have so many things to go look for and collect now. Not to mention I need to sit and listen to all the radio stations, invest my 20mn in stocks, buy shit and fly a fighter jet!

You know it’s party time when the facepaints come out…

You know it’s party time when the facepaints come out…

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