Day of Odin

Today is wednesday, the day of the germanic supreme God Odin, or Woden. But this post has actually nothing to do with Odin, but it’s going to be filled with a mixture of bits and pieces. I’m actually going to be talking about a creative DIY idea, patronuses and

“The person who has lost their name”

For a very long time now, I have been thinking about the personalised children’s books you can create. I absolutely love the idea of being able to do that, but I was a bit disappointed to see that there is not a non-binary option and/or they/them pronouns (or other gender neutral pronouns).

Hence, I have thought about writing my own, turning this very cute gift idea into a somewhat DIY gift idea for friends. Currently I am writing my own as an idea for a friend, but ze doesn’t know the story line. By now I’m pretty sure ze has gathered that I’m doing this in preparation for christmas.

Furthermore, I love that they have now added “THe incredible Intergalactic Journey Back Home”, again using the child’s name and photos from their home to create this book. Yet again, no gender neutral option which is a shame. I’m sure my friend would actually absolutely love something like this…
I just love these ideas, and hope that their choice of not having gender neutral options will inspire me to write my own (for friends, admittedly). I find it’s semi easy to create something like this yourself, maybe even handwritten. One could personalise it even more. Personally, I can’t say too much about how I will personalise my friend’s story haha, but so far I am having fun writing it. (By hand. Why? Because I am an idiot. That is why. Good luck reading that, matey)

Naturally, there are many websites where you can order personalised gifts (such as here, here and here). Etsy is a good place too, and a lot of other sites. I’m not very arts and craftsy, but from some of the things I have seen, I feel like I could try and make something similar. Maybe. Hopefully. (At some point). It’s nice to have my mind completely focus on one thing.

Patronus

For a few days now, you are finally able to see what your Patronus is on Pottermore. Previously, I had done a test and found out my Patronus was a swan. Today, I finally did the test on Pottermore and found out, my Patronus is actually an Otter! I love both animals and am very pleased to have an Otter, just like Hermiones Patronus.

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ADHD/ADD Meeting

I have inattentive ADHD, and today a friend and I are going to a Support Meeting in Brighton. I have never been to an “organised” support meeting, and i haven’t been to any of the drop ins in a very long time. We all agreed on keeping it all confidential so I wont actually say much about it. The topics we gathered we’re really interesting and the usual topics when brainstorming about ADHD/ADD.

I feel bad for not going more often to the group meet ups for some reason. I feel weirdly good after getting back home again. Even though I just realised I still got some prep to do before going back to Uni and its Thursday tomorrow… 😮

Good night, sleep tight

Ciarán

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