I have the best Mum in the world. Despite the 8 hour time difference, she will still talk to me for 2 hours at 4am her time when I need her most.
Love & miss you, Mum.
My celebrity moment when Mum put me on her blog. This is grand!
Whats your favourite drink? I make it 4 u.
I HAVE A TRIAL SHIFT TMRW AT A BAR, a really COOL BAR, HALP, I need tips!
Oh yes, I guess it has.
Well, I haven’t made anything in a long time, so that’s why my posts have been so scarce.
However, I have moved into my new place and I am in the process of gathering up my things that are dotted around the country and putting them there. I have lots of projects on my mind, mostly little ones to make my new room seem Meg-esque.
I have been reading a lot. The most recent books I’ve read are ”We Need to Talk About Kevin”, “Silver Linings Playbook”, and I am now reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, each of which are amazing in their own way.
I don’t much want to talk about We Need to Talk About Kevin aside from the fact that I think you should read it. It is harrowing. It is one of those books that sits in the shell of your bones and you find yourself sympathizing for the ‘wrong’ party. It makes you question your role in society and it makes you ask yourself “Do I really want children?”
Needless to say, it faces head-on into topics that are really quite hush-hush, especially those pertaining to new mothers. For that reason it took me for a spin and I got to the point where I-just-had-to-finish-it because it was up-ending my world. On top of that, it’s written beautifully. Even if you don’t commit to it, I recommend reading just three pages from anywhere in the book and delving into the actual, as Danielle puts it, “Word Porn”.
So after that I wanted something a little more light hearted. Silver Linings Playbook is on the complete other end of the spectrum, especially in the way it’s written, which is rather repetitive. I couldn’t help myself from comparing it to the movie (which I love, if only for the acting) which was a shame because you can’t really enjoy books when you know what’s going to happen, even if it’s not filmed entirely in the same order. It was a quick read which had some light hearted messages about “finding the silver lining” in the bad times and was generally rather optimistic.
I am only 39% through The Perks of Being a Wallflower (thank you to my new/old Kindle* for being so precise) and it’s, well, rather beautiful. It’s so charming the way this 16 year old kid makes such simple and obvious observations of the world and his friends. It’s incredibly honest which is probably why I love it, and it’s full of those quotes that a lot of people would probably love to re-blog on Tumblr. I’m not finished yet, so maybe I’ll give you the verdict when I’m through.
Somehow this turned into a literary blog over the course of the past few months. Forgive me if writing is less interesting that my drawings, I’m just in a big (okay, massive) rut. Don’t give up on me yet.
*A note on my Kindle: This is a new phase of mine, one that stemmed mostly from the necessity to have a lighter handbag during my commute to and from work. Also, I can buy new books in the click of a button, which is why I’m flying through them at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, nothing compares to a well-worn paperback, but for convenience sake my little Kindle works at the moment.
Please oh please let these people say I can live with them, their house is so perfect with that little winding staircase and plastic flowers and little blue front door with the perfect doorbell ring… ahhhhh
THEY SAID YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Alex Turner (via recluse)
Am I fastidious?
Ada Rose is the new brand by Lisa Levis (nee Stickley) and it’s beautiful. A very elegant collection of handbags, purses, toiletry bags and scarves in lovely blue-green hues with pops of scarlet red.
There is a give away at the moment! If you sign up to the Ada Rose mailing list here you’ll be entered to win a lovely silk scarf. Sign up!!
I have been content lately and it’s an amazing feeling. The feeling of being just a tiny bit settled. Not worrying about the future but living completely in the present. All I worry about is this day, Wednesday, and forget yesterday and don’t even think about tomorrow.