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30 December 2011

Christmas







I had a really quiet Christmas this year, it was really nice to just spend the whole day together as a family without anyone having anything they were pre-occupied with or rushing off to do. We have a little christmas routine that we've followed for as long as I can remember - I think its lovely how every family seems to have their own little traditions. Its been nice to just have a few quiet days to kick back and chill out a bit. Here's hoping that all of you had a wonderful Christmas time as well (:

29 December 2011

i haven't fallen off the face of the earth

Just thought I'd let you all know that.

My laptop should arrive back from the repair shop later today (fingers crossed) so I'll be back tonight or tomorrow.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

21 December 2011

i do love to be beside the seaside








At the end of November I went to visit one of my best friends at uni, the weather was gorgeous and we pretty much spent a whole morning wandering around the beach & eating fish and chips. They were Harry Ramsdens - and guys, they seriously are the most awesome fish and chips. Ever. We were busy catching up (read talking nonsense at each other) so I didn't take too many pictures but these were a few of them that I really liked. I kinda wanted to go up in the balloon but it was really expensive. Sad times.

Technically...I wasn't really supposed to be at a railway station whilst the sun was setting...but then I wasn't really supposed to be at this particular station at all. I am an absolute master of getting on the wrong train and ending up somewhere I'm not supposed to be. Luckily I have awesome people who I can phone when I inevitably end up in the wrong place. And it was kinda worth it for the sunset, almost.

18 December 2011

inspired home

One of the things I'm looking forward to most about graduating is getting my own place. One of the things thats so frustrating about living in a rented student house is the lack of scope we have to stamp our personalities on the place. Given how restricted we are, we've done a pretty good job and its really cozy and homey. But this does not stop me totally dying over interior design ideas on pinterest. Do any of you have pinterest? Ever notice how it sucks you into a time-stealing place of awesome?

The last few weeks things have been pretty intense at uni and I've been on a self-imposed pinterest, etsy & ravelry ban. Its been hard guys, real hard. Anyways, I'm back home now and I've given myself a few days off before I start revising for January exams. And I've been finding a load of really inspiring stuff around the web recently, so I thought I'd share some of it with you guys. 


This bookshelf wall is perfect.


I love how much space there is in this room. Its so clean and empty.


This is beautiful. And expensive. 


I really really love this.


I think red and black are my absolute favourite bedroom colours. 


So simple. I could probably do this in my room at uni...



11 December 2011

Solitude




"I believe I'm loved when I'm completely by myself alone" - Savage Garden, Affirmation

Picasso once wrote that without great solitude no serious work is possible. Benjamin Franklin once said that the wisest man is he that takes wisdom from everyone. 

Solitude is an odd situation, there are those that crave it and there are those that hate it. In modern society it seems that solitude is scarce, badly thought of and misunderstood. We are constantly and instantly connected to other people. To friends. To family. To strangers. 

Sometimes this can be suffocating. At least, I can find it so. To clarify, no I'm not a people-hating antisocial nutjob (I think), but I do appreciate time alone, away from other people. I need to spend time with myself every now and again or I start to get cranky. Other people seem to really hate being alone, they say they hate feeling lonely. I don't understand this. In my opinion alone and lonely are worlds apart. 

Today I've spend pretty much the whole day in my room, which makes me feel a little guilty because R has been in all day. Today I have also been insanely productive and not felt stressed out for the first time in quite a while. What do you guys think about spending time alone? Good or not?

"Language...has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has crated the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone" - Paul Tillich



05 December 2011

around the web



You guys... I am seriously in love with this flickr gallery. How awesome are these frozen bubbles? I definitely want to try this, it looks amazing. They would make perfect christmas card pictures. Go check out the gallery to see them, 

Also, how awesome are these Panographies? I can't even imagine how much work these would take!











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