I’m finding this whole mortgage thing so confusing, and we haven’t even started yet! We now have a meeting booked with a Financial Advisor called Steve, and a meeting with a bank, and a meeting with some estate agents. All of this feels much too grown up for me. I just want some walls I can cover in blackboard paint and pretty wallpaper. Not a...
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five...– In honour of my mum this Mother’s Day. I am clearly going to be a terrible mother…
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
I’ve finally gotten back to reading more of my book list. I’ve always been a huge fan of the traditional trashy novel for women, and found Jane Eyre to be of a similar vein. Although the difference in this case was the characters had depth, and weren’t heart-wrenchingly beautiful, which was a nice change. I liked Jane’s character; she tried so hard to always do the...
Hats off to the owner of this bright idea!
I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love with these amazing lights. They’re called Jeeves and Wooster lights- simply splendid! I first discovered them in a photograph of my current favourite website: http://sweethomestyle.tumblr.com/ The photos on there are amazing and so inspirational. Come hell or high water, one day I am going to own a spiral staircase complete with helter skelter slide....
For the whole of this year I’ve been searching for The Perfect Sweatshirt. I wanted something to slob out in on Sundays that was easy-to-wear, but still ‘expressed something about me, dahling’. Having scoured the high street and the internet to no avail, I remembered that I owned some fabric pens, and the best way to get exactly what I wanted was to draw exactly what I wanted. So...
I spent one Saturday in January combining three of my favourite things; tea, Pop Art, and spending time with Fran. Paint Pots, our local pottery painting cafe, had these amazing ceramic skulls to paint, which was our original lure to the place. Fran was all over them like the skull-enthusiast she is, but I decided to go for a teapot instead. I’ve always been a huge fan of...
I’ve been getting really into baking recently (these Banana Chocolate Muffins were a particularly big hit with my housemates :)) and I decided I wanted some pretty tins to put them in. More for display purposes than actual storage- cake never lasts long enough in our house to get cold, let alone stale! I was going to go and buy some, but then I remembered we have a cupboard full of empty...
Life of Pi, by Yenn Martel
This novel provided me with a tough-going start, and an almost completely different focus from the rest of the novel. The writing style was so rich in language my hungry mind gobbled it up, savouring morsels to be digested later at it’s leisure. I actually had started this one before; I was perhaps thirteen or fourteen, when I was sent this book by my favourite aunt (I know it’s...
The Time Traveller's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
I first attempted to read this book in mid-2009, after moving in with my best friend (who owns a plethora of novels I want to get round to reading). I remembered seeing the trailer for the film and thinking it looked sad and summery. I haven’t actually seen the film- aforementioned best friend’s father has advised against it, as he loved the book too and said the film butchered it....
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
I picked this up in Kashmir, India. It was the only book on the houseboat that was printed in English. I replaced it with two books of my own that I had finished reading earlier in my travels, an increase to the limited library that I half hope continued exponentially- although with the beauty of the world outside that houseboat perhaps it is ungrateful to mother nature to spend your days aboard...
There are few things in life that cannot be solved by Earl Grey tea.–
I’ve decided it’s time to jump on the blogwagon, and start pouring my thoughts out into cyberspace. The initial reason for starting a blog was as a book reviewing site- I decided that this year I was going to try and read all of the books on this Top 100 Books list published by the Telegraph. I’m failing miserably so far- since I made reading into a target rather than a pastime...