Thursday, 30 September 2010

the fading summer

Aren't these beautiful photos? Check out this wonderful flickr user's photostream for more gorgeous photography.

Summer is well and truly over here now - it's cold, foggy and even a little bit frosty in the mornings, but despite this I'm still trying to resist wearing coats and lighting fires just yet. I usually look forward to Winter - I love wearing baggy jumpers and hats and gloves, I love eating more (I am, by the way, really not one of those girls who is calorie-obsessed or who does not enjoy her food) and I love the open fires and mulled wine of cosy winter evenings. For some reason, though, this year I feel like I want to try and resist the onset of Winter for as long as possible.
In other news, I really should be updating more often, and I will try - things, as ever, are busy at the moment, but I'm aware that I haven't responded to so many of your lovely comments. I do appreciate them all though, and I have a day off on Monday, so I shall try and devote some time to them then :)

And a quick by the way -
for those of you who wanted to know how to follow my blog (thank you!)- the easiest way would be, if you're logged into a blogspot account, to click follow at the top of the page, on the left hand side. Alternatively, just enter the web address - - into any following app such as Blogger, Google Reader, RSS feeder, etc, and you should be able to get regular updates of my posts through that. :)

Monday, 20 September 2010

softly softly

Ah, this shoot makes me think of the springtime; I love the flowers and floaty whites and I especially like the sofa in the second photo!
This shoot is taken from Swedish fashion and beauty magazine Damernas Varld.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

brighton rocks

Ah, Brighton! Have been thinking of the lovely town I used to live in all day and so thought I'd share some photos I took there on my Canon 300v film SLR a few months ago.

For those of you not aware or maybe new to this blog, Brighton is a town on the south coast of England - an amazing, liberal, individual city. I went to University there and so lucky old me got to spend three whole years in what I happily regard as the best place to live in the UK. I'm back in London now, which, honestly, I do really like, but nothing quite compares to Brighton. One day I will move back there, but until that time, reminiscing and frequent visits will have to do!

Photos are of, in order: Brighton pier, the West Pier (which burnt down in the 90s but is now left standing near the newer pier), pebbles and the carousel on the beach, Brighton pier again, Brighton Royal Pavillion, the carousel again, Victorian lamppost outside the Royal Pavillion, and a typical Brighton street in the Lanes.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Stumbled across this house - how cute! It's actually a little cosy holiday hut, which sits on the beach at Winchelsea, East Sussex.

I love the soft white minimalism and the neutral, pale little watering can contrasted with the bright pinks and blues of the outside panelling, some of the seating and the cushions. These photos show that the rooms have so much light; seems like the perfect weekend break location.

Talking of weekend breaks, I've just booked up a long weekend with my boyfriend to go to the New Forest in Hampshire at the end of October. It promises to be a lovely relaxed weekend and a nice rest from work and the daily commute. Really, really looking forward to it already!

Monday, 13 September 2010

roberto rubalcava

I've just discovered this photographer and completely fallen in love with his work!

Roberto Rubalcava is a Mexican-born photographer who has published internationally and exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Mexico City, amongst other places. London-based since 1999 (hurrah, a local!), his work is soft and dreamy and, in my opinion, absolutely beautiful.

The photos above are from his "fashion" portfolio. Check out the rest of Roberto's work at his website here.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

ooh i put on my

(click on the photos for credits)

shoes and I'm ready for the weekend
... (Calvin Harris, oh dear).

I'm really excited for the weekend. Going up to Oxford to see my boyfriend play with two of his bands in some gigs. He's a singer/bassist/guitarist/keyboardist and whenever I get to see him play it's definitely a proud girlfriend moment!
What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

daydream me away

Photo credit - Gaby J Photography

It's Wednesday - also known as hump day - and I'm pretty exhausted. It's been an evening of sweet warm tea, rhubarb yoghurt and browsing Flickr for some lovely inspiration (which I found today in the form of the gorgeous, soft photos above!)

I find that I get so tired now I'm commuting to London to work every day; by the middle of the week, I always crave a lazy evening to recuperate, ready for the rest of the week.

Saturday, 4 September 2010


Oh, I know it's been a while, to say the least. I'm sorry. It probably seemed like I had completely abandoned this blog - perhaps I had, really, but in the back of my mind I knew it was just a matter of time before I came back to it.
The truth is that the final few months of a degree turned out to be pretty much incompatible with a social life (or any kind of life, to be honest), let alone leaving time for me to blog. Things have been hectic, to say the least. My apologies.
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