Whenever a gift giving event rolls around, one of the conversations the Fella tries to strike up without me noticing is, which Ella am I buying for this time? See, the different moods of me come with very different tastes. If I’m feeling silly and playful I love to be showered with plushies, animated movies, or merchandise from my favourite kids’ TV shows. When my mood takes on a melancholy tone I get weepy when he gives me fuzzy socks, books, and tasty stuff I can eat while I wear and read them. And then there’s macabre me, who wants skulls, blood and anything that could be considered even slightly satanic. Continue reading “Six Shades of Ella: A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide”
When I first started working out where I wanted to go with this post I realised quite quickly that it was gonna be a long one. For a shy gal who actively pursues the quiet life, 2017 was a little bit crazy. I went places I never thought I’d go. Did things I openly hoped but secretly doubted I would ever get to do. My year has been filled to the brim with awesome people, awesome blogs, companies, and sex toys, and all because of Scandarella.
Well, that’s not totally accurate, is it? Cos if it wasn’t for you, my lovely readers, Scandarella probably wouldn’t exist. The fact that you click links that lead you here (whether they come from other blogs, social media, or search engines), that you read my stuff, leave lovely comments, send me emails or private messages, ask for advice and recommendations… it all makes what I do feel like it has value. And that’s why I keep on doing it.
In comparison to 2016, the past twelve months have seen my traffic – your visits – increase threefold and, every day, more and more of you find me. I’m so happy to have you here, so thank you for coming.
Without further ado, here is my year in review: Continue reading “Ella’s 2017 Round-Up”
*Please note that this isn’t a sexy story. There be no sexy shenanigans here.*
I hate you. I hate you because I love you and I can’t tell you. I lost my chance to say it a long time ago. Let it slip through my fingers because I valued security and reliability over unpredictable love. Now that I have age and experience behind me and I no longer fear it, I crave your unpredictability, because I understand that what it made me feel for you was true, passionate love. But now that I know in my heart that I’m ready for it I can’t reach out to find out if it was ever really mine. Because you’re gone. Continue reading “Untrustworthy Heart”
About an hour ago, I went downstairs in search of sympathy and a hot toddy. What did I get? “Christ, you look like shit” from my kid and “Don’t kiss me, I can’t be having your disease when it’s the work Christmas party next weekend” from the Fella. Yep, I have the winter ills, folks, and neither of those two give a rat’s arse. My Christmas lights are a’twinklin’ and my cats are a’purrin’ though, so I’m a comfy, if snuffly, little Ella.
I’ve not spent a lot of time online this week cos of Christmassing and playing dead in the hopes that someone will bury me until this cold has gone, so my #SoSS post is gonna be a bit different this week. However, in its difference it’s gonna offer you so much more than its predecessor posts have ever done. Why? Cos I’m gonna give you a selection box of links to other people’s #SoSS posts! How’s that for being lazy but still wanting to be on the team?!
I’ll be back with my own picks next week but for now, check out what everyone else is loving…
Continue reading “Love Links #7”
Eeek, it’s December! And just where the fuck is all my Christmas at? I really expected to be tiptoeing my way through snowy blog posts and being dazzled by fairy lights, but so far I haven’t seen much of that. Still, we’re only three days in so there’s plenty of time for folks to get their jingle on. My house is full of glittery warmth, I’ve started working on some thoroughly dirty festive tales, and my Christmas Giveaway is go.
I’ve not been around on social media much this week cos I’ve been busy preparing to make merry, and also cos Windows decided it was high time for an update. My laptop was out of commission for a day and a half, probably because it’s over a year old and has only been updated once. I don’t do updates unless I’m forced to. But I’m back in control as of today so I’ve had a good look through some ace blog posts, and my pick of the this week’s crop is laid out before you. Tuck in!
Continue reading “Love Links #6”
I had planned to be on the ball with this week’s #SoSS post, folks. Bright spark that I am, I made a template of my usual layout and promised myself that I’d whack links in as I read them, then fine tune the post on Saturday morning and get it published by lunchtime. Ah, I’m so naive. I made the template, sure, but not a frigging thing went on it. Seriously, I couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery.
Anyway, it’s the last weekend of November, and probably the last Love Links of the year that isn’t gonna be filled with so much Christmas spirit you could get bladdered just reading it. Premature jubilation haters needn’t get too excited, though, cos there is a wee hint of the season to be jolly at the end of this post. Down there, you’ll find links to a few Xmas giveaways that have been launched this week.
Along with those, you’ll find links to temperature rising images, thought-provoking blog posts, and erotica that could melt a Kindle, as well as the lowdown on some sexy products from the people who use them. Have at it, people!
Continue reading “Love Links #5”
I wish this past week had been a dick, folks, cos it’s fucked me so hard, so many times, I’d be bow-legged and smiling like the Cheshire Cat right now if it was. I’ve had some rage inducing days, and they’ve left me very little time to be reading through all the awesome content the blogging community has poured into the world since last Saturday.
But, today I’ve taken back my time. I’ve done some paid writing. I’m working on a few reviews and thinking about how to spin my next smutty yarn. And I’ve sat down with a Bailey’s latte, a couple of mince pies, and an emergency vibrator to check out some posts and bring you lovely peeps all the links. The following stuff grabbed my attention in all the best ways today, so get busy with those clicky fingers… Continue reading “Love Links #4”
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I’m a feminist but…
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Pain Sluts and Brain Squirrels
His Car Keys
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A quick check of the clock informs me that it’s almost six. The last client went home fifteen minutes ago and all that’s left for me to do before I go home is clean the changing room. Dragging the mop bucket behind me with one hand, I sweep the corridor in a haphazard fashion. I’m missing bits, but I don’t care. My mind isn’t on work. It’s on something else entirely. That something?
Miss Lucky Bellamy. Continue reading “Getting Lucky”