Thursday, 29 January 2009

weekend out west.

it was so nice to get out of the smoke. we walked the cost and filled our lungs with sea air. i recommend this { it feels like spring cleaning them}  it was so good to see the sea and the enormous sky which you sometimes forget about in the city in winter, where you don't see that much of it. ( short days, tall buildings and light pollution)
it was good to see the family too, the aunts and mrs b, who at 88 is still joining us on these walking jaunts, she's still such a lively spirit...we're very lucky.
thanks to my aunt susan for putting us up and feeding us so well.

laughing so much tea just came out my nose...

you have to give it a minute or 2...but its so worth it.
freeeeeeeeee stylin!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

some spectacular images for you...

found via alsakan eyes follow the link for more spectacular-ness.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

happy chinese new year for saturday.

have you ever played the game where you add "in bed" to the the beginning or end of the fortune in your fortune cookie? I had one last night that read " when you find yourself in a hole stop digging" ....make of that what you will.

pretty ladies.


Wednesday, 21 January 2009

america, roll up your sleeves.

... they keep saying that he's not going to live up to you think that's true? I don't think that people expect him to work miracles. i think maybe they are just relieved to have someone in charge who they can trust, who is intelligent, decent and likely to do the right thing by them. in a way maybe he's already worked his miracle. making history, mobilising previously uninspired voters, giving hope, uniting a nation in their willingness to try something new. of course there is a long way to go and they have some serious work to do but the point is they're on the right track with the right person leading the way.
do you think we could kidnap him and adopt him as our p.m? look even his people look pretty cool.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

a new musical discovery....

is always a good thing. the pica beats

song poor old ra is getting me going at the instantly sends me to  sunnier times, i think this one is going to be a great road trip song.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Friday, 16 January 2009

scrumptious sculpture

i came across some more interesting sculpture.

tara donovan makes these organic forms out of styrofoam cups, paper plates and drinking straws.

maurizio savini makes things out of bubble gum.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

dreaming of imminent escape....

the top image is my bestfriend on boxing day...standing where i will be standing in 3 weeks. the other 2 images can be found and purchased at etsy shop isphotography.

Monday, 12 January 2009

im a bit obsessed with sufjan...

he is...i mean this is beautiful is it not?

funny guys...

enjoying the sounds of

of montreal at the moment. this animation is genius. check out some of their other videos on youtube. they're really rather good. 


Lykke Li & Bon Iver doing 'Dance Dance Dance' in L.A from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

minus 9

its a slow start to the year here, i know, but its reached minus 9 here at night its freezing! all i can do is scurry home at the end of the day eat soup, make a hot water bottle and climb under 2 duvets wearing all my clothes (I mean all the clothes i own at once) plus a woolly hat.
i really really hate january...there i said it! sorry i know its a negative note on which to start the year but its true. its all darkness and coldness and abstinence ( from alcohol and cheese) and pale blotchy skin, cracked lips and post christmas poverty. today i woke up, watched the news about rising unemployment, the rapidly multiplying rat population in london and the never ending cold snap...and i thought to myself thank god i'm going to be on a beach in thailand in less than a month. :-)

Saturday, 3 January 2009

belated happy new year hugs all around!

that was a good one and this will be better one i can just tell.

resolutions for 2009

1. write thank you notes.
2. be brave (er)
3. quit drunk smoking
4. buy things that i love and not just because theyre a bargain.
5. start making regular artwork again and post on this blog for public scrutiny {...go on be brave}
 6. change my career for something more meaningful/ interesting. 
7. have a whirlwind romance with a paul newman look alike { resulting in 50 years of marriage}
8. buy polaroid film before it all runs out.
9. spring clean {and not just in spring}
10. visit mrs b
11. eat cheese in moderation
12. drink in moderation { so that increasingly bad hangovers don't ruin the weekends}
13. smarten up my act, dress like a grown up { eg stop cutting my own hair, wear make up, have manicures, wear skirts and matching underwear}
14. rent a villa in greece with friends in the summer.
15. sell something i've made
16. learn how to make a website.
17. get up earlier at the weekends in order to catch good phototaking light.
18. DO IT... dont just talk about doing it.

I know 18 a pretty tall order but I will be happy if i manage even a few of these.
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