Friday, 25 March 2011

friday fives

Five photos:
All five photos this week are from

Five links of the week:
  1. Evolving English at the British Library - go and see this in London quickly, before it closes!
  2. Dear Blank Please Blank - hilarious
  3. This photo of the Supermoon
  4. Horribly scary image of all the earthquakes Japan experienced - please do donate to help
  5. Damn you auto correct - for all you iPhone users

Five inspirational quotes of the week:
  1. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try
  2. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle
  3. To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so
  4. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself
  5. We do not remember days. We remember moments

Five things that have made me smile recently:
  1. A very lovely girly weekend with my closest friends
  2. Going to a comedy show in London
  3. Many dinners with lovely friends
  4. Going to exhibitions on Linguistics and on Ancient Egypt (I know, I'm a geek)
  5. A big heart to heart with a very old friend

Five things I'm looking forward to:
  1. A weekend in BRIGHTON - going back there tomorrow (yay!) for the weekend with lots of my friends, and so very excited about it
  2. My friend Lauren moving back to England after living in France for a year - I've missed her!
  3. Planning moving into London - will be a good few months until I do this, but it's fun to plan all the same!
  4. The onset of summer - it's been warm this week at last and I'm hoping that the nice weather is here to stay!
  5. Long chats tonight with a good friend

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

busy busy / breathe

Aren't these gorgeous photos?

Anna Aden is absolutely one of my favourite photographers, and one whose beautiful images I've included on the blog before - but I thought it was definitely time for her to have her own post. These photos are mainly from her Plainness set, with the first and fourth image from the Longing set. I just love the gorgeous colour of the girl's hair, which just makes me wish mine was a titian shade!

And I love how dreamy and relaxed these photos are - makes me want a quiet weekend tucked away in a little cottage somewhere, with time to read and paint and write and sleep. I never get enough sleep these days!

So anyway - I know I haven't updated in a little while; I'm sorry. Things have been crazy busy - I know I always say that, but this time, they really have. I've been so desperate to make sure that I don't have time to myself to just think that I've ended up being out all day, every day; every evening after work, every spare minute - and the past few weeks have blurred past with a lovely but hectic mix of dinners, wine, comedy shows, dancing, exhibitions, breaks, work events, more dinners and wine, tea and shopping. And more...

Particular highlights have included my amazing friend coming over to stay from France for a few very lovely girly days, going to an exhibition with some uni people I don't see enough, a very fun second date with a boy I met, and lots of dining out in lovely restaurants with family and friends. Oh, and not to mention Rome, which was amazing as briefly mentioned before, and which I still need to blog about. I will do it, I promise :)

Also, just wanted to say a quick hello to my lovely new followers - great to see you here, and thanks so much for the follow :)

Monday, 7 March 2011

just a minute / march

Another month, another Just a Minute :)

Oh I know this is very delayed, what with it being 7th of the month already, and I'm sorry, but I like to think I have some valid excuses this month: for a start, I went to Rome last week!! I will write some proper posts with lots of information and photos very soon, because it's an amazing city and really deserves a lot more than a small mention here at the beginning of a longer post. Suffice it to say that I loved it there, had a great time with lovely friends, and would go back in a heartbeat!
And aside from Rome, work's been busy, and I spent a lot of time after I got back from Rome last week hanging out with my friends and my cousin having lots of drinks and long chats. I also went to the British Museum on Saturday too, to see the fantastic Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead exhibition. And plus - I say this in whispered italics - I went on a date on Sunday. But more on that some other time, maybe...!

Anyway, back to Just a Minute. As mentioned every month, I found this on Daydream Lily's lovely blog via August Street, late last year, and found it to be a really lovely little monthly activity.
Want to join in? Feel free - and make sure to send me a link if you do though, so I can see what you're up to at the moment!

So, this month I am:

Reading...... The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Marie Claire magazine, of course

Buying........ lots of dinners out in London and lots of bottles of wine to accompany it

Listening......... to Charlotte Martin, who I’ve got back into recently.

Watching...... The Tudors, Take Me Out, and that’s pretty much it. I haven’t had time to watch TV for ages!

Loving.......... well, my life, actually, as clich├ęd as that is. I have an amazing family, amazing friends, a good job and I've actually realised recently how lucky I am to have everything that I do. I'm making the most of it, seeing friends every day, keeping very busy and am honestly, truly, happy with how things are going for me right now :)

Planning...... summer holidays (already), the logistics of living in Brighton for a few weeks over summer and commuting into London from there, and many fun and exciting days and nights out


What are your plans for this month?

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