Thursday, 30 April 2009

Just to let anyone who actually reads this know..

I'm probably going to abandon this blog.

You never know, I may come back to it, but for now:

is my home.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Bobs bobs bobs

Apologies for the lack of posts. I've moved home and it's taken a few days to sort everything out. And in a HUGE 'new me' twist I'm getting the chop. That's right - a bob. 'How very two years ago' I hear you cry. And you'd be right. I half-heartedly trawled the web for any scrap of fashion credibilty the bob might have left post-Katy Holmes. This was very unsuccessful, but to be honest, I don't really care.

I like that it's not 'cool'. I spend alot of time trying to run away from what's cool in order to avoid looking like the fashion victim that I know I am at heart. My rule is, once a trend reaches Heat/More/Look magazines etc I must move on. With this in mind I relish and look forward to my 'so-uncool-that-its-cool' bob.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I see a little silhouette of a man

There's something magical about vintage silhouettes. I'm going through a bit of a stage of loving all things old.. I'm yearning for quaint country-cottage style crockery. god knows why..
On a completely different note; I'm completely addicted to twitter. get yourself an account. and follow me here. Also have a gander at Twistori - it's strangely inspiring and it makes me happy to watch it go :)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009


Dear God. I've just discovered the adorable world of Kawaii. Literally translating to mean 'cute' or 'pet', it's basically a term for cute little japanese things. I was browsing the stationary on Lady Luck when I found this adorbale notebook:

And I saw that one reviewer has described it as 'Kawaii'. Intrigued, I googled and found a whole world of cuteness. I am now convinced that my life will not be complete until everything I own is shaped like an ice cream with a cute face.

Shop Kawaii has the most amazing and extensive array of cute things I've ever seen. It's a collection of every adorble japanese cartoon product imaginable, from bookmarks to toilet roll holders. Well worth a look. And THESE are the most amazing things I've ever seen. That's right, they even managed to make pee and poo look cute. Incredible.


So.. The man I love, who I've done everything for over the last six months has left me. Because I allegedly 'get in the way of his work'. I don't see how this could be the case, as I hardly saw him anyway due to his workload..

I've tried my best to negotiate but I refuse to beg when I have done nothing wrong. So, I spent a while crying. About ten hours I think. I was tempted to post but it would have all been embarasing emotional rubbush. I picked myself up, got pep talks from my wonderful friends and I'm trying not to pity myself anymore.

So, now I'm faced with a huge obstacle. How do I take my mind off of this man? I need to keep myself busy busy busy..

I could cook, but I have hardly any food. I could go out, but I have nowhere to go. I could shop, but I have hardly any money..

So I window shop (or browser shop if you will). I look at all the things I want and that I can have in my new single life :) This gorgeous dress, for instance, by Reko of More posts to come :)

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sleeplessness and Acrylic

Alas, I cannot sleep. I've been on the websites of just about every university in or near London looking at graphic design and illustration courses, and the graduate artwork at Westminster was so good, I just had to sit down with my sketchbook and make myself useful for a few minutes.
Well, that kept me occupied for about 15 minutes.. what else to do?

I should be jobhunting...

But instead I'm fantasising about all the shopping I can't do because I've wasted my student loan..
Just think, if all I ate this year was porridge, I could be the proud owner of that Luella clutch..

Sadly, the closest I'll get to fulfilling this list is by trying to find a similar Blondie tee to this one by Buddhist Punk. I have quite an addiction to old battered-looking rock t shirts, I think it must stem from my teenage years, when I'd turn up to college in my dad's old rolling stones tour shirts, leggings and a studded belt. Still a classic look, but maybe wait for summer to start leaving the house without trousers? And maybe wait for a few pounds to drop off too...

Potato and Leek soup makes me happy :)

There's something really comforting about soup. Since I was a child I've always mashed up my meals with my fork and mixed everything together to make 'soup' at dinnertime. I was an odd child..

Potato and Leek soup is one of my favorite meals for cold days, but the tinned pre-made versions often taste a little 'ashy', and it's so easy to make yourself. I find soup-making incredibly satisfying; using up all those leftover ingrediesnts and feeling like a domestic goddess without actually having to do much work..

If you fancy trying your hand at the easiest form of cooking, give my easy-peasy recipe a go. It's the first time I've got the potato vs leek ratio perfect so I'm all proud of myself :)

2 x large potatoes
3 or 4 large leeks
1 x large onion
a little vegetable oil
black pepper
mixed herbs
  1. Chop all the veg. Potatoes into chunks about 2cm x 2cm, leeks sliced thickly, and the onion chopped roughly.
  2. Put a little oil in the bottom of a large saucepan (yes, saucepan) and start frying the onion on a high heat.
  3. When the onion is turning transparent add the potato and leek while you put the kettle on, then pour the boiling water into the saucepan as the onion is just starting to go brown.
  4. Add a pinch of black pepper and mixed herbs to taste, then pop the lid on and let it boil for about 10-15 minutes, just until the potato softens.
  5. Stick your fork in and mash some of the potato chunks up, to make the soup extra thick and rich. Add a little cornflour if it's looking a bit thin.
  6. Voila! A delicious winter soup. serve with warm crusty bread and butter, and a pinch of black pepper on top.


Saturday, 28 March 2009

The story of little grey rabbit

I was happy in my little bubble. I have lovely friends, a lovely boyfriend, a loving family and a comfortable job with my mother that fits around my university schedule.

I was happy in my little bubble until I suddenly realised that I hate what I'm studying and I'm really not much good at it.

So here I am, dropping out. This is unfamiliar territory for me, I've always been the girl who managed to do quite well at almost everything, without ever having to try too hard. I coast by quite comfortably in life, not really ever having to think about the future.

But now I've cast myself out into the world of work, with no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. All i know is that I want to be in the city, in the hustle and bustle and thrill of it all. In the beating heart of England.

So this is my blog; a written and photographic record of my journey to 'find myself' and find a passion for something which I might just be able to make money from. This is both my diary and my inspiration; I hope that as I add and add various bits and bobs that I find exciting, they will point me towards a suitable career path.

Please let me know if you have a similar blog, and I will post a link to yours on my sidebar.

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