Tuesday, 23 December 2008

ready set tag!

I have been tagged twice! Which is cool as I think they are pretty fun :)
So here goes.
before i start, i did try to link everyone but everytime i do it comes up in some weirdo code.. maybe blogger is not my friend today or i'm just too tired to do it right and not realise.. but i have everyone on the links on the left anyways, so visit them all!! :)

1. Were you named after anyone? no, but my middle name is my nanna's name.
2. Do you still have your tonsils? yes i do!
3. Would you bungee jump? i like to think i would someday, it would be such an amazing experience, along with skydiving!
4. What is your favorite cereal? coco pops or golden nuggets.
5. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? depends which ones.. i can't get some of my converse off without undoing the laces!
6. What is your favorite ice cream? hmm.. chocolate or mint. or any ben and jerrys!
7. What is the first thing you notice about people? their smile.
8. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? i am not very confident, and i forgive people way too easily.
9. What was the last thing you ate? toast.
10. What are you listening to right now? robert pattinson - let me sign. i am obsessed with this boy!
11. Last movie you watched? the devil wears prada.
12. What did you dream about last night? i never remember my dreams..
13. What book are you reading? re-reading eclipse :)
14. Summer or winter? i love them both for different reasons.
15. Do you have any special talents? i can play the oboe and like to make things, but i am not the best i just enjoy it :)

Tag you're it! -

* the lovely lovely belle from everybody needs an anchor
* another belle with the amazing read ramblings
* the sweet and interesting the yellow elephant
* and my all time favourite betsey from una bella vita

The rules are :
1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.
2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!

Well, my fourth folder is where I save things that I have found on the internet that I like/find interesting. And here is the fourth photo!

I found this today on this is my heart. it is a good heart, which is where i find some of my favourite quotes and photos. but while i was looking i found something i saved ages ago, and had to share because i love it. maybe it's just me but i find it amazing..


anyways, i tag anyone and everyone that wants to do this tag ;)

Monday, 22 December 2008


I love Chanel, there is something so sophisticated and classic about it. I am so inspired by the models, ad campaigns and Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld themselves.

Coco Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld with models

The Paris-Moscou 2008-2009 Show
2008/9 Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear Campaign

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”
- Marilyn Monroe
Image credits: 1 2 3 4

Sunday, 21 December 2008

christmas is coming

Hello guys :)

First of all, I finally saw Twilight!! I went to see it on Friday and oh my gosh I loved it, although I do prefer the books but I always expected that the film would not beat them. I am hoping I will have time to go and watch it again before Christmas! What did you think of it?
Rob has cut his hair! I prefered him with long hair, but whatever.. haha :)

I am really quite shocked that it is Christmas on Thursday. Really, where has this year flown off to? I am all prepared with presents, though. All bought and wrapped in Christmassy paper with bright bows under our shining, glowing Christmas tree. I can't wait to see my mum and brother's faces when they open their gifts!

The book I mentioned in a previous post (make! by Cath Kidston) well, I bought it for myself and I have decided to start making my own gifts for people from now on. It is always something I have planned to do and done a couple of times but I am so unorganized it always ends up too late to make them. My first one will be for my Grandad's birthday in January and I am torn between making him either slippers, gloves and a scarf or a cushion.. hmm..

"You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details."

These photos have been saved on a memory stick as I found them in college and I can't remember where they are from! So sorry for not crediting - if they are yours or you know where they are from please let me know so I can put links up!

My Christmas List

Sunday, 14 December 2008

confusion from him

I have received the award mentioned on the last post again from SEE YOUR VOICE which is amazing as her blog is so so wonderful! Thank you so much, you are too kind this made me smile lots! :) xx
I'm so confused right now, in a way where there is something on my mind that I can't stop going over and thinking about. Confusion like this can only ever be guy related and it is so, so frustrating to keep thinking he is giving signals, and then just thinking I am imagining it because I want it to be true. I will leave you with some quotes I like and Robert Pattinson photos that I have found because I am not really in a talking mood - and this will also stop me rambling on about the beautiful boy who has stolen my heart (and no I am not talking about Rob, even though he is gorgeous)

"I must learn to love the fool in me- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries."

"Do something everyday, regardless. Nothing will happen unless you first initiate a process of cause and effect. This starts with an action. Reawaken the possibility of possibility. Reawaken it with play." "How are you? Fine, and you? It’s not that we don’t care, it’s that we’re terrified that someone will actually break down and tell us. Everyone I know is in some kind of pain. Everyone. How do you like them apples? And so, another reason to lie, because we’ve all agreed not to tell the truth to each other, not about that. Someone put their hand in my heart and they didn’t take it back out."

Photos from robert-pattinson.co.uk

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


I know I have only just posted, but I am very excited as I just recieved my first award from Snows Of Kilimanjaro!! Thank you so much this made me smile lots! :)

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceeding charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement!Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,even more friendships are propagated.Please give more attention to these writers!Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight moreand include this clever-written text into the body of their award."
So I am going to pass this onto:
I also have my first follower! I am a very happy blogger today :)

sometimes you just can't think of a title

Hello Beautifuls!

Firstly, I just wanted to inform you about a skirt and top I am currently selling on ebay. I don't normally sell things on ebay unless they are brand new and I don't want to waste, I normally give my clothes to local charities but these two were so beautiful I wanted someone to properly appreciate them! And if I am being totally honest, I do need some money for Christmas. I don't normally have much luck when selling things so if you know someone who may be interested in them please spread the word! Especially the skirt, it is so gorgeous.

Some photos of the skirt below. The first one I took (Not the best of photos, I must admit but I had to use my awful phone camera as I don't have a camera at the moment) and the second photo I came across when looking on chictopia, and she pulls it off so well so I thought I'd post that here, too (I hope she won't mind). See her page here

Check out the skirt and the top on my ebay HERE!

I started my Christmas shopping today and it went quite well! I don't have much left to buy, which is good seeing as I got most of it in one shop. I am making my mums presents myself and am very excited to see the finished result. I then got sidetracked and ended up buying a black high waisted skirt (I can't decide what sort of top will look best with a high waisted skirt, any ideas?) and a white jumper. How is your Christmas shopping going?

My Wish List
1. Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion
2. Make! by Cath Kidston
3 and 4. Sequin Sparkle Dress in black and gold (I can't decide which colour I want, yout thoughts?)

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Some things you don’t know you miss until, out of nowhere, you have them back, or have them back but back all wrong…The way, after a dream, where you’ve kissed someone who, in real life, you’ll never kiss again, maybe you’ve never kissed at all, you wake up and realize, in the throbbing pit of your stomach, how impossible it is to live without kissing them again.

At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good.. struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls — and sometimes.. all you need is 1.

I like to think that somewhere out there, on a planet exactly like ours, two people exactly like you and me made totally different choices and that, somewhere, we're still together. That's enough for me.

If you've never felt your ribs pushing against your skin. If you know when you're next going to eat. If you slept under a roof last night. If you know how to use a computer. If you can see this picture.
If you can read these words. If you know someone you can share this with. You have a lot to be thankful for.

Quotes one and two, photo one and two: here
Quotes three and four, photos three and four: here

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

december december

I can not belive it is December. (Already!?!) It amazes me how this year has flown by, how when you look back and realise time just disappears is such a scary thought, but I am too happy to dwell on that. I am happy about it being December, though. I love Christmas time. I do like recieving presents but that is not my reason for loving the holiday, I love it because I spend the day with family I do not see very often and it is such an enjoyable, fun day spent catching up, eating Christmas food and playing all sorts of games. Speaking of it is getting me even more excited, and also the snow today put me in a very festive mood, until the snow went through my boots and left my feet damp and cold all day..

I found this questionnaire in the book Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and thought I would fill it in on here.
Your most marked characteristic? Being a good listener
The quality you like most in a man? Sense of humour, easy and interesting to talk to, tall
The quality you like most in a woman? Trustworthy, loyalty
What do you most value in your friends? Honesty
What is your principle defect? Forgiving too easily
What is your favourite occupation? I would love to be a teacher
What is your dream of happiness? Just being with people that I love
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes? Losing someone you love
What would you like to be? To be able to always look on the bright side, no matter what the circumstance and to not care what other people think about me
In what country would you like to live? America, preferebly NY
What is your favourite colour? Green and orange
What is your favourite flower? Lily
What is your favourite bird? Robin
Who are your favourite writers? At the moment Stephenie Meyer, but I love so many authors
Who are your favourite poets? Walt Whitman
Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Edward Cullen
Who is your favourite heroine of fiction?
Who are your favourite painters? Andy Warhol
Who are your heroes in real life? My family and friends
What is it you most dislike? Constantly moody people
What natural gift would you most like to possess? To be able to sing
How would you like to die? In my sleep
What is your present state of mind? Thoughtful
To what faults do you feel most indulgent? Not standing up for myself enough
What is your motto? It is a Marilyn Monroe quotes, but I agree with it totally:
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you apprieciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

And this photo is just because I am re-reading Twilight and am so excited for the films!
Hope all is amazingly amazing for you all! xo

Saturday, 29 November 2008

i am alive

Hello guys. Long time no post (just over a week i think) i have been sososososox100000 busy!! Ive done so much overtime at work, then had college and on top of that I have also been ill. But all is good and i have a day off tomorrow horray! I have been looking at tumblr sites a lot recently, found some really good ones there are some amazing quotes! So i have added a few to the links that you should check out.
'Awkward moments define me. I’d sleep all day if I could. I lack the capability to keep my mouth shut. Yeah, everyone has bad days, but I seem to have more than my fair share. If you don’t like me, don’t act like you do. I swear, it offends me less. I’ve made mistakes and I’ve let people take advantage of me and I’ve accepted way less than I deserve. But, I’ve learned from my bad choices and even though there are some things I can never get back, and people who will never be sorry, I’ll know better next time and I won’t settle for anything less than I deserve.'
photo+quote from here

'Gratitude. Appreciation. Giving thanks. No matter which words you use, it all means the same thing: happiness. We’re supposed to be happy and grateful- for friends, for family. Happy just to be alive.' Grey's Anatomy found here

'I believe that two people are connected at the heart and it doesn’t matter what you do or who you are or where you live. There are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.'
Julia Roberts quote/the photo above found here

'We deny that we’re tired. We deny that we’re scared. We deny how badly we want to succeed and most importantly, we deny that we’re in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe. And it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while, the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can’t recognize the truth right in front of our faces.'
photo/quote found here

100 Ways To Be A Love Letter To The Universe
from here
photo from here
Do your lips up sticky, sparkly & sweet. Then blow kisses. Say thank you. Allow other people to inspire you. Share your bliss. Smile — even if you’re shy, even if you have bad teeth, even if it scares you. Hold someone’s hand. Be honest. Volunteer your time. Love yourself. Do your best. Learn how to balance having respect for other people’s decisions & being true to yourself. Tell people how much you like them. Send unexpected gifts. Talk to strangers. Do favours. Let go. Be generous. Eat whatever you want without guilt. Don’t think about other people’s definitions of success, beauty or happiness. Make your own rules. Write your own guidebook. Count your blessings. Never stop trying to improve. Be your own superhero. Aim higher. Contribute. Create spaces for other people to enjoy. Sleep in. Let other people sleep in, too. Be compassionate. Listen. Give yourself time off. Be enthusiastic. Choose happiness. Create. Follow your passion. Connect. Compliment people. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Surprise yourself. Appreciate the people who support you. Take photos; document everything. Have a plan. Know your patterns. Be in the present. Laugh. Get close. Move through your fear. Challenge yourself. Keep it simple. Turn up the music. Realise your own freedom. Relax. Flirt. Dress up in some small way every day. Even if it’s just a good pair of knickers or a coat of death-defying mascara. Be different. Be genuine. Allow yourself to change & evolve. Dream big. Believe that you can manifest anything. Take responsibility. Treat everyone the same way — from your lover to your mother to your postman. Appreciate your past for having made you the person you are. Talk about how you feel. Dance. Sing. Let go of guilt. Treat your lovers with respect. Admit your flaws. …& come up with a plan to remedy them. Surprise people. Set yourself a really huge goal. Then achieve it & set another one. Kiss. A lot. Remember that trouble doesn’t last. Be still. Look at the stars. Be as ridiculous as you like. Trust that you are loved. Stay curious. Charm people. Give real hugs. Bat your eyelashes. Forget yourself. Reach out. Flatter people. Get drunk on life. Release your expectations of other people. Allow them to be who they are, & appreciate them regardless. Stretch. Listen to your instincts. Make eye contact. Keep your word. Talk about real things. Discover yourself. Speak up. Let life excite you & lead you astray. Delight in every day. Don’t be afraid. Just love.

Friday, 21 November 2008

have a break

I haven't had any time for the internet over the last few days, I would say my week has been busy but I think that would be an understatement. Chaotic is more like it! But I have decided that I should have a well earned break!
How are you all? :)
I did get chance to pop online during college and read comments from the last post, and they were so comforting. Just knowing that other people can relate to how you are feeling can make things easier because you know that it's not just you that it is happening to.
I do feel slightly better about it but I won't ramble on and bore you all with the details.

Today I bought some of these from Topshop. I have wanted some for a while and I can't wait to wear them with oversized tee's!

While I am writing this I am watching A Little Princess, which is such a beautiful film that I have not seen in the longest time.

Photos are from here


"One day, you fall for this boy and he touches you with his fingers and he burns holes in your skin with his mouth and it hurts to look at him and it hurts when you don’t and it feels like someone’s cut you open with a piece of glass."

"I can’t quite pinpoint what it is about him but I don’t think of anyone else. No one the same way, not in the least."

I want this sort of thing, so so badly.

Photos from the first and second of the Diary of a Crush book series by Sarra Manning.
Quotes from here.