winter madblonde

Dear Seekrit Santa (3)

due South Seekrit Santa ask, 3

Dear Santa,

There's a scene or two missing from the shows, where Lt Welsh and Ray V. decide/conclude that Ray will go to Las Vegas undercover. They've had a rocky relationship over the years, but I think Ray earns Welsh's deep respect here for agreeing to this dangerous and life-altering assignment. What do they say to each other? What reason does Welsh give for suggesting this, and what reason does Ray give for accepting it? Two strong men with no idea what the future brings, becoming friends. I have imagined it, but would love to see how someone else imagines it.

Thank you kindly, Santa!

PS It should probably involve whiskey. 
winter madblonde

Dear Seekrit Santa (2)

due South Seekrit Santa ask 2

Dear Santa,

I realise your artistic elves get a lot of requests, but if by chance any of them should see this & think "I could do that," it would warm my heart on a cold Xmas. To be specific, a drawing of Benton, both Rays, and Diefenbaker with a Halloween theme, including a Jack o' Lantern, would make my days (& nights) so very Merry and Bright.

Thank you kindly, Santa!
winter madblonde

Dear Seekrit Santa

due South Seekrit Santa request #1

What I would like most this holiday is the story of Benton Fraser’s first US Halloween, please. This would be when his good friend (not lover, or at least not yet) Ray Vecchio tells him about the crazy customs of American Kids in Chicago at Halloween, and Ray and Benton are enlisted/persuaded/cajoled/blackmailed into taking Ray’s nieces and nephews trick or treating. There may be an old-fashioned Halloween party at the station. There may be a bad guy that they have to thwart or someone in need that they have to help in order to save the day. There should definitely be an Innuit story and a chase to keep Diefenbaker from eating chocolate. I would so love to read this chapter of their friendship, woven into a holiday I deeply love.

Thank you kindly, Santa!

it's a madblonde mystery

Somewhere in London

Good morning!! It's taken us a few weeks to sort through & edit over 1000 pictures taken (some by our dear friend & wonderful photographer Ruth Helen Kenyon) & for Bear to type up a day-by-day diary of our trip to London, but it's FINALLY done & all nicely posted & presented on Shutterfly. If you'd like to see pictures from the trip (all of them, a few of them), read about our travels, or just sigh over pictures of London & the Surrey countryside in spring, you can find them here: https://karenandkevinvisitlondon.shutterfly.com/
fireflies catch as cat can

The Last Unicorn

Wait, who is that? Her? Wow, I thought she was looooong gone. What's she doing back on LJ?

Yeah, I know, my return isn't likely to cause that much buzz. However, I hope it catches a few eyes because there's an upcoming event for which I'm volunteering & about which I'm very excited & at which I would love to see a bunch of friends.

The Last Unicorn, with Peter Beagle, is coming to the Twin Cities. Even better, it's going to be showing at the Riverview, with its huge screens & real butter on the popcorn. C'mon, PETER BEAGLE. LAST UNICORN. REAL BUTTER. You know you want to be there.

Wed 9/17 & Thurs 9/18, Riverview, 7pm. See you there! http://lastunicorntour.com/#comment-3751

#thelastunicorn #thelastunicorntour #petersbeagle @petersbeagle
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It's a Halloween Parade!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends!
If you're looking for some online resources to help "set the mood" for the holiday, I have compiled a list of favourite/useful links. This is not meant to be comprehensive, just a place (or places) to start. I began collecting these (mostly free) Halloween resources several years ago, but try to add & update a bit every year, so please check it out. Collapse )
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends!

If you're looking for some online resources to help "set the mood" for the holiday, I have compiled a list of favourite/useful links. This is not meant to be comprehensive, just a place (or places) to start. I began collecting these (mostly free) Halloween resources several years ago, but try to add & update a bit every year, so please check it out. Collapse )