Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back home again.

Image via weheartit.

I'm back. How are all you lovely bloggers? Thankyou for all your comments while I was gone. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, what did you get? I was very happy with all my presents, surprised at a few. I had a really nice time at the coast, just relaxing and eating ice - cream everday. What am I going to do without you now Baskin and Robbins?

I have a few photos to share with you, and some new discoveries, but for now I'm going to leave you with some questions. It'll help me get to know you all better. Everyone seems to be doing them lately. I was going to think of my own questions but the ones Much Love posted, pretty much summed up what I wanted to say. She said you could answer them on your own blog. So that's what I'm going to do.
Only I want you to answer them as well!

One thing that you loved in 2009?
Going to the coast and eating ice-cream and swimming everyday. Oh, and starting blogging!
One thing you're loving this very moment?
Being on holidays. It's lovely. No school, I can just relax and do whatever.
One thing that you'd love to do next year?
I'm starting to get more interested in photography, so I'd like to explore that a bit more. I've got heaps of ideas for photos in my head, it's just that my annoying old digital camera just doesn't like me. I think I'll have to steal Dad's...I'd also like to take up piano again.

So please do take the time to answer them :). And feel free to say more than one thing, cause I sure did. Haha.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Images via weheartit.

Christmas is ever so soon. Exactly a week from today in fact!I've been getting into the Christmas spirit lately, I spent yesterday wrapping presents whilst listening to Florence the Machine. Then I made a card for my Nan and Pop, and then spent the afternoon last minute Christmas present hunting (yay for late night shopping!). I also must admit I love watching the corny Christmas movies that are always on.. e.g. The Santa Clause 1,2 & 3.

Lately there have been a fair few posts floating around about Christmas obviously. Heaps of people seem to be looking forward to the 'white Christmas'. I love snow, but I just can't see how Christmas would be complete without the hot summery weather and swimming. Maybe it depends on what you're used to. Which do you prefer?

Tomorrow I am off to the coast for a week! I'm so excited I'm even looking forward to the car trip, which is two days long. I'm looking forward to being with some of my family on Christmas Day, even if it's not the usual big Christmas Day at my Nan and Pop's. But I think mainly I can't wait for the chance to relax for a week, with nothing to bother me. I won't be back till about a week from Monday, and unless I can somehow get onto the Internet, this is my last post for a while. Also I think I've broken the record for how many times you can say the word 'Christmas' in one blog post.

Anyway, Merry Christmas! Have a magical and fun day, full of laughs and love...and presents ;). I hope Santa is good to you, and looking forward to hearing from you all when I get back!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I saw this on a Hurley oversized tee today, except the black was blue. I'm in love. It's gorgeous. But I have no money!
Pretty please Santa...?

Monday, December 14, 2009



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Care for some tea?

Usually my friends and I go for the whole 'movies and nachoes' night. This time we decided we'd be a bit more creative, and cook something. We ended up deciding on biscuits...
When they were all cooked and iced, we said we may as well have a tea party! And so we did.
We then spent the rest of the night talking and looking at the stars. Pretty good weekend :).

If you're wondering about the 'EG', it is the result of left over dough, that my friend flattened into an egg shape. She tried to write 'EGG' on it, but as you can see, she failed...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Summer List: Part Two

Part two of my things to do this summer list, just cause I love lists. Some of the things aren't really particular to summer, but I'm pretty sure I shouldn't get too bored these holidays now.

1. Make some pretty cookies/cupcakes. I'm inspired by the photo in the last post.
2. Have an Aaron Johnson movie marathon. Loveeee Aaron Johnson.
3. Find a four leaf clover.
4. I really would love to take one photo each day of summer, with a polaroid. Problem is, I don't have a Polaroid, and even if I get one for Christmas, the film is pretty expensive! Maybe next summer. I really want to do it though.
5. Build a sand castle. Havn't done that for ages. I'm so happy we're off to the beach for Christmas! :).
6. Yet another thing I havn't done for a while. I'm determined to fly a kite. I don't think I have mine anymore though. It used to be so cute, complete with little bows along the tail (is it called a tail?). Where exactly do you buy kites anyway? Havn't seen them anywhere...
7. Camp out in my back yard, or my friend's. Doing this in summer is perfect. It doesn't get too cold and you can lie outside and watch the stars.
8. Swim at night.
9. Get a penpal. Somehow. I had one when I was about 11 or 12 and I loved getting the letters in the mail. I've had no luck finding a decent, reliable way to get one though. Can anyone help?
10. Collect seashells and draw in the sand. The end! For now...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Just a bit of pink.

Plus this quote, cause I love it.

The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go “No, I’m happy for you”? That’s when it’s really sad.
- John Mayer

Click images for source, third image found via weheartit.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Unicorn Diaries

Soooo pretty.

All from The Unicorn Diaries.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Longing for holidays..

Just a quick post. My school has roped me into debating tomorrow. Tomorrow, and they only got a team together today. How organised! Haha. I do actually love debating, but I am not in the mood to write 2 four minute speeches in one night. Especially when I have to go to my sister's presentation night as well.
Anyhow, there's no getting out of it. I just can't wait till the term's over. Only 7 more school days! For now I thought I'd leave you with this cute little quote/embroidery. I can think of so many books that it applies to.
Hopefully I will bring you a more interesting post tomorrow!

Click image for source.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kareena Zerefos

I can't think of any way to describe Kareena's work better than what is says in her biography.

Unique and refreshing in its simplicity, her work often captures young children in moments of endearing expression as they discover their imaginary worlds. Mysterious giants and fragile creatures populate these shadowy worlds; like the curious owl, who simply says ‘hello’, or the deer alone in the silent woods.

The first image is my favourite!

Where The Wild Things Are

I've always loved the book Where The Wild Things are, so I got pretty excited when I heard that there was a movie coming out. I'm sure most of you were, since there's been a lot of talk about it in the blogging world.

Finally it came out, and my friend and I went and saw it last night. Wow. It was amazing. I don't even know how to begin to explain it. It had a great soundtrack, it was funny and sad, whimsical. The list goes on. The costumes in particular I loved. The monsters weren't animated, but instead huge costumes were made that were operated from the inside. Only the faces were animated by using CGI.

There are two quotes I remember from the movie.
"I think we broke the king."
"He does have a double recracker."

My friend and I burst out laughing at them while the rest of the cinema was completely silent. Sorry about that.

If only you could really jump into a tiny boat and sail away to an mystical land...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Interior inspiration

Personally I don't think you can ever get enough.

Click images for source. Apologies for most that are linkless. I tend to be careless and save images in a folder on my computer rather than in favourites.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Sooo I've received my very first two blog awards :). From the lovely blog Owl vs. Dove. Thank you!

With these awards also comes a challenge. I had to find seven things in my room that were a particular colour, that being...
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

So here are my seven things!

Little wooden figurines. They're all dressed in blue except the little girl.

A paper crane I made. But I can't remember how to make them anymore sadly.

Good old Eeyore. Everyone one has a old, beloved toy like this, right?

Box that used to hold a teacup and saucer.

Sunglasses I brought today! The blue fades into white, then goes blue again. They remind me of summer and the beach :).

Blue lips, blue veins, blue, the colour of our planet from far, far away.

Notepad I got from my Nan and Pop a few Christmases ago. Havn't found a use for it yet. I have so many blank notebooks.

I also have to pass the awards on to seven more blogs. You all get the two awards! The two came with the option to name 7 random facts about yourself, and 7 things you're loving at the moment. Plus the '7 things in your room' challenge. You can do any, or all.

But I would say you should definitely do the 7 things in your room challenge. But you're not going to have to find seven blue things, I have to change the colour, and that colour will Just cause everyone I know seems to have a fair bit of pink in their rooms.

Anyway, the wonderful blogs I am going to tag are...

Let's Fly Away Now
Just B
A Daisy Chain Dream
Where the Wild Wolves Dream
Daisy Lane

Hope you're all having a good week :).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sometimes I wonder...

I've got my very first blog award also :). With it comes a challenge, a bit like a scavenger I will take some photos tonight, and will get them all posted and explain tomorrow.

Click on images for source.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Summer List.

It's only two and a half weeks till summer holidays 'officially' start here. Six lovely weeks. One of which will be spent at the coast, staying right across the road from the beach! So, here is my list of what I want to get done in the summer holidays. Sorry, I can't help it. I'm addicted to list- making.

1. Spend as long as I want reading at the beach.
2. Learn how to cartwheel. I have spent too long doing pathetic half handstands before falling onto the ground.
3. Have a picnic in the gardens. If I can't get anyone to join me, I'll do it à la Teddy Bear's Picnic.
4. Fill another tile. Ok, that doesn't really make sense. Everytime we go to the local pool, my friend and I fill up a tile on the bottom of the pool. We write or draw something by scratching it into the tile with a bobby pin. And it stays there, year after year. We don't go too much together, I think we've filled about four tiles so far.
5. Get up early in the morning, sneak out, walk down to the beach and watch the sunrise.
6. Go swimming at the beach every morning.
7. Make icy poles.
8. Have a water fight.
9. Write more of my book/story/novel/whatever it is.
10. And I know I won't do it, but how sweet would it be to have a lemonade stall like in all the movies?

Image via weheartit, and the photographer's name is also on it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tim Walker

I was doing my usual photography browsing when I came across Tim Walker. Wow he has some amazing work. Wouldn't it be wonderful to go buy a cute little car, strap a bed onto the top and go driving around the countryside. Far better than a caravan! Or maybe camp inside...?



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