Sunday, January 30, 2011

The new topshop video for the Spring Collection is pretty cool. See it here!


I was planning on doing a giant book update post but I'm too tired now :( My writing brain power is zapped so instead I shall leave you with some pretty faery related whimsical images. Night night!

marie antoinette

I hadn't watched this film for so so long so I watched it last night! It was ah-mazing.. I actually love Kirsten Dunst in this and don't even get me started on the costumes.. I think I could almost be Marie Antoinette if it didn't end in me getting beheaded and all..


I'm always complaining about where I live; not having enough trees, not having snow, not having enough great places to go, not having enough, not having enough. I've decided that my aim for this year, my new years resolution so to speak.. is to find a little bit of beauty each and every day, where I am now. Sure, there is plenty of beauty overseas but that doesn't mean there isn't any right here. There's beauty on a full moon at the top of my street, with the moon sitting over the water casting light on the ripples and waves. There's beauty on a warm Sunday afternoon standing on my gate, swinging back and forth. There's beauty in happiness and there's beauty in anguish. The other day I was walking back from the hospital when I saw a man leaning against his car, in the car park at the Ronald McDonald House. I can't seem to get that image out of my head. A dozen different scenarios rushed through my head on what he must have just heard for his whole entire being to show so much sadness and stillness in that moment. It's the kind of moment when you banish every single worry and problem in your life because there is nothing that could compare to whatever his must be.

I don't consider myself a saint or a really good person. Far from it really. But, seeing what I saw that day I really, really want to be able to help somehow. Which brings me to my second resolution. Simply to be of help to people this year. And as far as I'm concerned donating to the flood victims isn't enough. I want to actually do something that I can give to a person face to face. I remember this book I read years and years ago and the girl in it took pictures of a bunch of little kids that lived across the street from her, when they would play and muck around without them knowing anyone was watching. She collected a book full of images that captured moments when they were having fun and being stupid and childish and sometimes cheeky, then gave it to their parents years and years down the track. I want to be able to do something like that. Give something meaningful and real. Because there are plenty and plenty of people, like that man on the street that needs a little beauty in their lives right now. If I can give them something to make their lives feel less bleak, then that would feel like an achievement far more rewarding than anything else.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

10pm ramble hour

I have this theory that if I ever expect or think of something then it will never, ever happen. Every good and bad thing in life will always come as a surprise when you least expect it. It's not an original theory of course but I think I actually really believe it. You're only really living when something really good or something really bad happens so therefore you only really live in the moment when you have zero expectations and are taken completely by surprise. Unfortunately there always seems to be more surprise shit moments than surprise great moments. I don't have a theory as to why that is yet, but I'll keep you updated. I hope you all had a great Australia Day, Invasion Day whatever you want to call it. For me it was just a good excuse to lay around in a pool rather than sitting in an under air conditioned assembly hall to discuss our academic expectations for the year ahead. Night night.

dreaming of

 Tub after tub of fairy floss (although it tastes so much better on a stick)
 Trees and enchanted forests
 Decorating an apartment with furniture from thrift shops and council clean ups
 Backwards hugs and spooning
A cute little kitty that I can knit cardigans for

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Different styles I love at the moment. All sourced from knight cat ( )

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

girl next door screenshots


As holidays nears to a close I'm trying to squeeze in as much responsibility free times as possible. Yesterday I went over a friends house for a pool party and then had a lovely girly night in with Holls. We watched 'The Girl Next Door' and 'The Animal Kingdom'. Two extremely different movies but both were great in different ways. Today I went into the Valley with the boys and Holl and Belle to go gaming. After a few hours of zombie killin' we headed back to home base. Then in the night Marty, Kris and I went over to Mitch's house for a swim which kinda failed due to an epic storm so we just watched Starwars instead :D This weekend is Big Day Out which I'm looking forward to but then unfortunately it's back to school. Only one year to go!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

things i like

Roses in paper wrapping, sprawling libraries and corny carnivals


Lately I've been watching a lottttttt of cake shows. Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes and Ultimate Cake Off every Friday. Not sure if this is sad or not..

tedious times

I'm seriously tired of sitting at home playing playstation games day after day. I think if I walked outside of my house I might actually start jumping up and down like my dog does when we take her for a walk (usually once every few months.. probably why she looks like she's constantly pregnant). For drama last year we had to go see the play Waiting for Godot. It was the most boring fucking play I've been to in my life and I think I'm that bored right now, I'd go see Waiting for Godot for 5 sessions straight. That's 10 hours of absurdism and if you understand drama terms you'll understand just how painfully impossible it would be to sit through that. I know it always gets like towards the end of two months of no school (and no employment.. might I add) but you never really believe that school would ever be favorable over holidays until you're sitting here, posting about nothing, after 48 hours of nothing and another 17 hours of nothing to come.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

new layout!

As I near to the 500 posts mark I decided it's time for a new layout. What do you think? :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011