Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What Time is It?

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. 

So I watching the Outlander Season 2 premiere last night. Hubby was flipping channels, saw it, and stayed there. Either I have him trained, or that man is a bonafide Outlander fan! 😂

And as I was watching, I saw something I hadn't remembered from the first thousand times I watched it:

Claire realizing Jamie is dead. No, worse...Claire realizing that Jamie's been dead this...whole...time. Just like me! Just like ALL of us!

When I started Dragonfly in Amber, Tracey made me read Page 1 with her on the phone. And then I got upset and started to cry.

"Jamie's DEAD!", I said.

"Jamie was dead the day you started the series", Tracey said.

And last night, I watched Claire come to that realization, too. 😢

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

It's HERE, y'all!! NEW Diana Gabaldon!

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall!

"A magnificent collection of Outlander short fiction—including two never-before-published novellas—featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon."

Bannocks Shortcut? ❤️

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LochCarron: Clan Battlefield Map

Got an email from Tamara at LochCarron regarding their new, interactive Clan Battlefield Map:

At Lochcarron, we have created an interactive battlefield map that details all the Clan wars that took place across Scotland from the 12th to the 18th Centuries. An added feature of being able to filter battles in Outlander and by the different clans.

We thought this would be a great way to uncover the rich History of Scotland and it’s famous Clans. Users are able to click on the various battlefield spots to uncover more information on the battle itself and the clans involved. 

Wow. This map is so neat (and kindof chilling.😱) You can click each red circle to read more info about each individual battle. (And I know which ones you're all going to click first. 💔)

Thanks Tamara!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Building off the Grid

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've read "The Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon.

I am watching a guy named Joe Donovan on DIY ("Building off the Grid") build his own house – from scratch – in extremely rural Montana. Why am I mentioning this? It is reminding me of a certain awesome, fictitious couple who came to the US with nothing but a dream and the clothes on their back, and built a life for themselves on The Ridge.

Holy crap, I think I'm tearing up. ❤️