Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Love Affair With: Dane Shitagi & The Ballerina Project #4

- My sister, is a ballerina. I like to send her ballet related art via email when I am away from home (just so she doesn't forget me!) It has become our little tradition.

- I found the work of Dane Shitagi a while ago, and I have no idea how I came accross it, but, I sure am glad I did.

- The New York based photographer is not at all my usual choice. I like colours and bold portraits, Dane's work usually reflects dancers in black and white, and more often than not, from quite a distance.

- There is no denying his work is the glorious joining of two art forms, as he captures dancers out of their normal context. I especially love the commentary to his images he provides on his blog, where you can see exactly what he was thinking at the time.







All pictures are here
Dale Shitagi 2010/2011

- The thing I love most in photography, is when the essence of the person is truly captured- probably why I prefer portraits, Shitagi manages to capture this, without the need to focus harshly on the facial expressions of the individuals; something which I believe is quite difficult to achieve.

- You can become a fan of the Ballerina Project on facebook which is regularly updated with more of Shitagi's exciting work.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Love Affair With: Elizaveta Porodina #3

- Today has been one of those days, harassment at work was at an all time high. I won't rant, but I just think some people are so rude, and that they should treat people the way they wish to be treated; unless, of course, they want to be treated like crap, in which case they should probably go see a shrink (or set up house in a cave a LONG way away from me!).

- A while ago I stumbled accross the work of Elizaveta Porodina, and have since developed a little bit of a crush on her! - just look at her she's so adorable!!

- Seriously, this girl is a genius! All of her work is amazing! Anyone who knows me, knows I have a little thing for a. glitter and b. bright colours. This lady encapsulates both!

- Her work is described as showing "glam rock fairy" and I don't think this is a bad description.

- Her series 'Prayers For Rain' has to be one of my favourites, the pictures are so original, I've never seen anything like it before (well apart from in James Bond)

- For a girl in her twenties, her work is a cut above the rest, I expect great things from her, she's definitely one to watch!




- All pictures can be found here
Elizaveta Porodina 2011

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Songs on Sunday #3

- Another end to a week, and to be honest, it's both gone ridiculously fast, and so so slowly at the same time.

- I had a bit of a spat with a friend, made some mistakes with another. . . and the only song I have really listened to is Porta - La bella y la bestia . . . It's a beautiful song, and there is nothing that makes me more emotional than driving along in the middle of the night singing this, and I mean REALLY singing! Asides the fact that I am totally in love with Christian Jiménez Bundo, totally, I'd marry him right here, right now if he asked! - I love his lyrics, they just get to me. (and his voice is fit- said like a true 13 year old!!)

- I love the lyrics to this song especially

"Se que me quieres mi vida
yo se que no habra mas heridas
mañana sera un nuevo dia
Y otra vez seremos felices de nuevo"

Tomorrow IS a new day, and we will be happy again!

- Here's some other songs I have been in love with for a while

- All of these songs hold quite a lot of sentimental value to me. They are not necesarily the best songs in the world, but they bring back a lot of memories for me. I want to share them with you.

- Nearly three years ago now (wow time flies!) I got out of a particularly violent relationship and allthough I was glad, I was also so, so very lost. Music was how I passed the time, pretty songs that I had never given a second chance before. Up until this point I was into this . . . and this. . . and NOTHING else. I still love From Autumn To Ashes and The Number 12 Looks Like You and all sorts of 'heavier' music, but this period in my life really opened my mind to different sorts of music.

- One of the most important people in my life, was my music teacher. I used to visit him every week after school, and it was him who introduced me to Jim Moray. I also used Jim Moray's lyrics in an english essay to blag knowing a ballad off by heart! Jim Moray has such a beautiful voice, and his lyrics really mean something, they tell a story, not just meaningless words.

- Jim Moray's website introduced me to St Vincent, and Gypsy Cz was part of my obsession with foreign music, and the czech republic *rolls eyes*. I have plenty of Czech music. . but I shall spare you that for now!

A Love Affair With: Elena Kalis #2

- Elena Kalis isn't initially who I wanted to feature, Alastair Magnaldo is my first choice, but I can't link his photos. Here is the link to his website *ClickyClicky* His photos are so unbelieveably beautiful. I especially love his pictures featuring the stars and moon.

-However Elena Kalis is beautiful.

-Like so many other people on the internet recently I have fallen head over heels in love with Elena Kalis' photography, her series Alice in Waterland is just breathtaking.

- I just love the whole concept, and she creates some stunning images.

elena 2

elena 3

elena 1

All Pictures can be found here

Elena Kalis 2011

- Just look at the colours! (I know I shouldn't get so excited over colours - but I do!)

Friday, 24 June 2011

15. Ghost Towns! - and Han's Going To Buy a Village!

- Whenever I'm in a bad mood, I end up doing something daft, but, I'm not in a bad mood and I've just done something stupid which I regret. I've had a good cry. I've just lost a lot of memories in picture format, stored on my computer. Accidentally!

- As I was driving home last night *ahem* this morning (half three) I had to pull over the car at the side of the road to take these pictures, I love the colours of sunrise. Such a beautiful time of day, so peaceful. Lucky for me, there was only one lorry driver who passed me (he did look at me like I had lost it but hey ho!)

Sunrise 1

sunrise 5

sunrise 4

- Ghost towns!

-How cool are ghost towns!

Hashima Island
Once home to 5259 people, the mining island was shut down in 1974
It opened again in 2009 for tourism

- The more I read about ghost towns, the more I want to read. There's something so eerily enthralling about somewhere that used to be home to so many, that is now completely empty. Like history comes alive, because the whole place is frozen in time.

- I guess they are like looking into a pictre that exists, like jumping into a picture!

Bodie, California

Kolmanskop, Namibia

- I think I feel sorry for the place, like it was once loved, and now it's all abandoned. Id love to visit some of these places and I'm sorry that I never got to see Sanzhi in Taiwan.

-This Website *ClickyClicky* shows the top ten abandoned towns.

- If I could, Id live in my own ghost town.

- When I get a spare£485,000 I shall buy Valle Piola in Italy, it's crazy that you can buy an ENTIRE village!! - for the price of a smallish flat!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

You're Wearing That? #3

- Really Han? you're wearing that?

- I feel like death today, like I have actually been run over with a double decker bus. (To anyone else with ME, I feel your pain, I really do!! - I have to leave again for work in about an hour, and I don't know how I am physically going to be able to move) I feel like slobbing around the house in pyjamas, but I have to actually leave the house, so I figured it was better if I got dressed!

- This vintage inspired necklace is my favourite accesory at the moment, I love the blue against the gold. I used to love silver jewellery- but I think I sway more toward gold now.

- Anyway, for days like these, requires something simple and comfy. Painted my nails a ridiculous blue though! It's amazing how a bit of colour can cheer me up no end!

Lace Waistcoat - Primark
Basic Tshirt - H&M
Jeans - Domaine
Bracelets - Primark
Necklace - Joieria

14. She's Crazy! Tigi Haircare Review : Bed Head & Catwalk.

- Why yes, I am probably the only insane girl with a bottle of conditioner THIS SIZE in my bathroom!! (2 Litres!)

1. TIGI BedHead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor.
2. TIGI BedHead Foxy Curls Conditioner.
3. TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Styling Spray.

- So, my hair, naturally is a level 8 light blonde (If you're not familiar with said level system here is a chart) darker at the roots and lighter towards the ends where the sun has caught it. (makes sense!) A couple of years ago I gradually took it lighter and lighter to the point of platinum, as a result my hair is pretty dry- It's not snapping off, and I don't have split ends, it's just DRY (as in, sahara dry- can't get a brush through it unless it's wet, dry!) But these products - in conjunction with very little heat styling, have returned my hair to it's former state, I was a little sceptical, but when I traded back to my previous products, I could REALLY tell the difference.

- The flat I have been living in for the last couple of years has RIDICULOUSLY hard water - which doesn't make sense, because you'd assume that because the water would come off the mountains, and wouldn't be so hard. . .alas, it is, and just coming home to England the condition of my hair improves ten fold. Having said that, these products have really helped both home and away!

1. TIGI BedHead Dumb Blonde Reconstructor.
- This product is gorgeous! It smells amazing! - I was previously using Aussie 3 Minute Miracle as a deep conditioner, and I liked it. There are so many good reviews about it, and they are true, it is nice, but this, this is better! This is actually my second tube of this. It claims to be packed with protein to help recondition hair that has lost protein through over-bleaching. It also says you can use it as an everyday conditioner or leave it on as a hair mask. I once read that for any deep conditioner to work properly it needs to be left on for five or more minutes, so I always look out for products that say on the label that it can be left on for over five minutes. A little goes a long way with this product. The first time I tried it I was so used to putting LOADS of cheaper product on that I did the same thing with this. I wasn't particularly impressed, but I discovered the less is more approach, I think if you put too much on it is a bit of a product overload and it doesn't have the desired effect. My hair is definitely left feeling so much more manageable, it gets rid of all the flyaways (I have curly hair- I have a LOT of those!) and prevents frizz. Finally a product that does what I want it to!

2. TIGI BedHead Foxy Curls Conditioner.
- I think the sheer size of the bottle shows how much I like this. I did go through three of the normal size bottles before I purchased this one! I love the smell of this, and the conditioner is so light it doesn't weigh my hair down, it doesn't leave it looking dull and my hair really feels softer! I don't usually leave my hair to dry curly, but when I do it is frizz free, and even when I blow dry it straight my hair doesn't frizz up. I don't think I could find a better conditioner than this (and I've tried a LOT). The only problem I have with this, is the bottle is too big to sit on the side of my bath, and I stub my toe on it in the shower!! I did buy this from TKMaxx, so it was a little cheaper than if I had bought it from the hairdressers (Im not even sure you could buy this size from the salon?) I paid £11.99 for this from TKMaxx and it is 2l so that is an amazing deal. My local TKMaxx is amazing for TIGI products (luuuckkkyyy!)

3. TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Styling Spray.
- I hate heat protector that leaves your hair crunchy/ stiff/ dry. I'm sure you know what I mean. I have tried so many heat protectors, mainly because I refuse to use heat tools (including the hairdryer) on my hair without some form of protection. All of the ones I have tried leave my hair crunchy, apart from Tresemme, but I don't really feel like that is protecting very well. This is such a good product, because it has some styling spray in it aswell, yet it still doesn't leave my hair crunchy (I do use some other products aswell) The only thing is, I don't like the smell (it smells like melon, not synthetic melon scent, real melons) but it doesn't linger, so I can get over that because I love it so much!

13. Moccasins are the Best Shoes Ever!

- Everyone should have a favourite pair of shoes!

- The ones you wear into the ground, whether it be a pair of converse (and they go at the heel), a pair of Vans slip ons (same problem) or a pair of Moccasins!

- Everyone I know mocks me for these shoes, ("Han, are you wearing slippers?"/ "Alright granny shoes?") this makes me sad! They are my all time favourite pair of shoes. Before these I had a pair of tan leather ones, and I wore those into the ground aswell, The sole was completely obliterated, and I ended up pulling it off on a day trip around Liverpool (most inconvenient).

- Not only am I mocked for these shoes, I am mocked for buying them from Marks and Spencers! There are a few pairs of moccasins on the highstreet at the moment that I would without a doubt consider, but most of them are so hard. I hate new shoes that give blisters, and the quality of these shoes is just not up to par, especially when they are charging the same as I bought these for. I am buying another pair from M&S - Probably in a tan colour.

- My obsession with moccasins is quite ridiculous. It has come to the point of me wishfully typing into Ebay, in the hope some beautiful boots will come my way!

- I am seriously lusting after some moccasin boots, preferably with fringe, preferably with embroidery. I LOVE the Manitobah pair, but the TopShop ones are probably a little more in my price range at the moment! If you find any; send them my way!

- The Manitobah website *ClickyClicky* is awesome, and I have had the background music playing the entire time I have been writing this post. I probably shouldn't be looking at these shoes though, I need to pay rent and buy food before I buy more shoes.

- The music on the website reminds me of the music we used to file into assembly to when we were little at school. That or Shakira!. . . (but that's for another day Shakira = awesome)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

12. Fake It To Make It: Fake Tan Reviews Uk, The Best Fake Tan I Know.

- Fake Tan!

- My family and I are from Germany, I have a typically German complexion. I have naturally blonde hair, green eyes, yet my skin is not an 'English Rose' complexion. I tan easily, not a beautiful olive colour, Oh no! My skin naturally turns a beautiful *ahem* shade of orange. When I was younger, I used to make sure I got tan lines, so when someone asked "did you have an accident with fake tan?" I could prove, that no, in fact, I am naturally orange. Anyone else with this problem will feel my pain. Orange. Why orange?!

- Any article, in any magazine you read, will decipher that because I have light coloured eyes, and fair hair, I must burn the instant my skin even sees the sun. This doesn't happen.

- I tan easily, but I also lose my tan really quickly too. Like any girl, I feel better with a bit of a tan, but I'm never trying to full on fake a tan, just emphasize what I have. I admire the girls such as Nicola Roberts who is gorgeous when she's pale (Article here), but, it's just not a look I pull off well!

Clockwise from bottom left
1. Garnier Ambre Solaire No-Streaks Bronzer : Original.
2. Superdrug Solait 360 Dry Mist Bronzing Spray.
3. Rimmel Instant Tan Sun Shimmer : Fair Matte.
4. Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion.
5. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze.
6. Dove Summer Glow.
7. Rimmel Instant Tan Sun Shimmer : Medium Shimmer.
8. Loreal Paris Sublime Bronze.
9. Clinique Self Sun Body Daily Moisturiser.
10. Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion.

- I'm pretty low maintenance, and can't be bothered with things that are going to make my life difficult. Therefore I'm always looking for the perfect tan enhancer, and my expectations are pretty high. It needs to be a nice colour, preferably not stink, apply easily, and fade nicely, none of this blotchy business!!

- Here are my reviews of fake-tans I use at the moment.

1. Garnier Ambre Solaire No-Streaks Bronzer: Original .
- I don't dislike this, but it is one of the worst I own for streaking. Which seems silly as it is the only one which claims to be No-Streaks!
- It does feel nice when you apply it, but it smells like fake tan. It may seem daft to say fake tan smells like fake tan. However a lot of companies are striving to make their products smell better. I was talking to one of my best friends, a bloke, and he said that when you can smell fake tan it is the most unattractive smell on a girl. (like wet biscuits!)
- I also don't think this develops to a particularly nice colour. Very Orange.
- It is one of the few fake tans I own which is closest to traditional fake tan, and I only tend to use it when I really can't be bothered to sort my skin out over a few days.
- All in all, not my favourite, and when I'm through this bottle, I probably won't repurchase.

Superdrug Solait 360 Dry Mist Bronzing Spray.
- I can't decide with this. It has a nice colour. It sprays OK. But it has the worst smell. It doesn't smell nice before it develops, and it smells even worse after. You may think that because it is Superdrug own brand that you get what you pay for, but it's not any cheaper than some name brands, so I really don't think there are many benefits to it.
- It does tend to spray out of the bottle REALLY fast, which makes it difficult to do bits of your own body, like your chest and arms, because you can't position the bottle far enough away to get a streak free finish. However I did my sisters legs for her, and it gave a really nice colour, that was, really even.

3. Rimmel Instant Tan Sun Shimmer : Fair Matte.
- This is, without a doubt, too fair for me. My sister (who is SO PALE) bought this, and it was too dark for her. I used it throughout the winter, when my skin was a bit paler, and I still had to layer it.
- I use this as a contour, only on my face, and it actually works pretty nicely, if you put a couple of layers on. It also dries really quickly and doesn't feel tacky or clammy, and doesn't look cakey like traditional powder bronzers. So I do actually really l ike this product, I just think that if I were to repurchase, Id definitely go for a darker colour.
- The only downside is. It claims to 'wash off' this should be losely translated to 'Will not budge unless you get the turps out' . . you really do have to scrub it off.

4. Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion.
- I've had this quite a while, and I'm not sure whether or not it is still available, I did check in my local Debenhams and they still had it in stock, so I presume it is!
- I really like this product. It doesn't have a smell to it, it leaves a really nice colour and I have never had it streak, even when I've just slapped it on when I'm on the train home. I've also never had it stain my hands.
- It is a little more expensive than some of the others, so maybe one for the duty free! It is totally worth it though!

5. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Natural Bronze.
- This is what I have been using recently, and I really like it. It leaves my skin soft and moisturised, and it does leave noticeable colour behind.
- It is not a really orange colour when it is developed, which is also why I like it.
- This product claims to be daily moisturiser, and you are supposed to reapply every day. I apply it after the shower, but you do have to watch because it absorbs so quickly it is difficult to tell where you have been and it's quite easy to miss spots, but if you work it systematically there is no problem!
- I love the fact that it doesn't smell. At all. When it has developed. (I don't smell like wet biscuits!!!) And when you apply it, it just smells like regular cocoa butter.
- I do work as a cleaner, and I use a lot of chemicals, and this has survived - Im not entirely sure what is going to bring it off! (so definitely summer- proof!!)

6. Dove Summer Glow.
- Very average.
- Builds up daily, but does smell when it has developed.
- I do like the colour though, so if you can get over the smell this is a good one as it very rarely leaves streaks.
- Out of all of the generic daily build up tans readily available this is my favourite.

7. Rimmel Instant Tan Sun Shimmer : Medium Shimmer.
- I hate this
- I don't know why I own it
- It's blotchy, and doesn't wash off like it claims to.
- I actually used this for fancy dress. Slathered it over my face, put on a paper suit, and claimed to be from a tanning company. *slaps forehead*
- As much as I love Tom Jones; This is not a look I want to go for!!!

8. Loreal Paris Sublime Bronze.
- I don't really like this either
- I bought this because I had heard so many good reviews about it, but I find it to be no where near as good as the Superdrug own brand, and that is embarassing for loreal. The colour is pants. It doesn't spray very nicely, yet that is one of it's claims! It also claims to have a 'fresh citrus fragrance' . . . does it heck as like! It smells like your average wet-biscuit fake tan, even before it has developed.
- I could put up with it, and will probably keep using it. but, not a fan.

9. Clinique Self Sun Body Daily Moisturiser.
- Not just out of these in this selection, but out of all of the ones I have ever tried, ever.
- My mother is a bit of a slave to Clinique, which is why I ended up with this, it was a present from her. I'm not fussed by brands, and didn't really have any expectations with this at all, but Oh MY GOODNESS, I can't rave about this enough.
- It's a daily moisturiser so you can build up the colour, but in the winter if you just want to perk up your skin, one use is enough to make your skin glow.
- It smells like christmas! - Such an odd thing to say- but I think it has the faint smell of cloves before it develops, and has virtually no smell after.
- It has never streaked and the consistency is second to none. When you apply it, the lotion has a slight shimmer, but this dissapears as it develops, and I have actually found that it makes it easier to apply.
- It stays put until you exfoliate, and if you don't bother, it fades quite naturally by itself.
- I hate it when fake tan transfers onto clothes, and this never has, even if I've worn a white bra!
- Amazing stuff!

10. Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion.
- This is OK
- No where near as good as #9.
- It has a nice colour, and no smell as you apply, but it does have a slight smell as it develops.
- It does leave a nice colour, but it doesn't fade nicely and you will find it going slightly blotchy as it ages, especially in places like the inside of your elbows and the back of your knees. . Which is annoying, I've never had that happen before.
- A little dissapointing after owning other Clinique Self Sun products, and I wouldn't dive out and buy it again.

- I hope that this was helpful to someone! I know that there are a lot of reviews for fake tan out there, however I've noticed that they are usually for the St Tropez and Fake Bake. I know I haven't really read any for Clinique products, which are, my favourites!

- If anyone has any products they think are better, I'd love to know, I'm always on the hunt for the perfect tan enhancer!

11. The Muffin Man; Homemade Coffee Muffins & Lemon Curd Centre Muffins.

- Today, apparently, is a day where food is quite a big factor in my head!

- As a bit of a backlog from Father's day on Sunday. I made my dad some coffee muffins, seeing as his favourite cake is coffee cake! I just figure that muffins are easier to serve, and they look prettier, and I like making them!

- I just used a basic sponge mix

8oz Flour
8oz Sugar
8oz Butter
4 eggs
1tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tsp Baking Powder

-Then I made some instant coffee using 3 tsp of coffee granules and 1tbsp of boiling water. I added this to the mix and then divided it up into muffin cases.

- These cook for about 20minutes (or until a skewer, when inserted, comes out clean) at 160°c

- For the icing I used my favourite Vanilla Cheese Icing recipe and added 1tbsp of Camp Coffee! Simple! To finish I sprinkled on some mixed chopped nuts, In a vague attempt to recreate a coffee and walnut cake.

- Now, I know it was Father's day, but, my mother, loathes coffee! I didn't want her to feel left out so I whipped up these Lemon Curd muffins.

- I used the same basic sponge recipe as above, but when you spoon these into the cases, add half a dessert spoon full into the bottom, followed by a teaspoon of lemon curd, then fill up the case.

- This results in. . . .

- Gooey Lemony centres!

-Because these are so sweet, and packed full of lemon flavour, I don't really think these need icing, so I simply dusted the tops with icing sugar.

- Baking is such a stress reliever for me, and I love how happy cake makes everyone else! Isn't it funny how much of a mood-changer cake is?!

10. "It's Too Late For McDonalds" Homemade Burger Recipe

- Sometimes, it's just all about junk food.

- Speaking generally, I have a really good diet, I hardly ever eat anything 'bad'. I can't remember the last time I ate chips, and I never put salt on or in anything. But sometimes, just sometimes, all you want to do is come home at night, eat a burger and be lazy!

- I compromised, and made these healthier burgers from a recipe devised by me and my sister a while ago. This makes a LOT of burgers, enough to feed the whole family, and a few for the freezer aswell!

- They are speedy to make, not half as long as you would expect, If you preheat the oven, you can rustle up these within half an hour. I have a food processer that lives in the kitchen, I used that to quickly blitz the apple and onion instead of having to chop and grate - it was just easier, and my hands didn't stink of onions afterwards!

750g Pork Mince
1 egg
1 apple - grated
1 onion - finely chopped
1 pack (85g) - Sage and Onion Stuffing mix
Bung it in a bowl. Mix it round a bit until it is good and combined!

Take a dessert spoon to measure out the right amount into your hands, and make little patties. You should get about 25 from this mix.

Once you have made all of your burgers, cook them! either . . .
1. Place them on a baking sheet, and cook for 20 minutes at 160°c (until they are no longer pink in the middle)
2. Add a little oil to a frying pan and fry them until they are cooked through.
3. Cook them on the BBQ!

- Ah summer! One of the only good things about the slightly warmer weather is the food. These burgers are perfect for the BBQ, served with spinach salad, Ciabatta bread and onion relish.

- Enjoy!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

9. Tea Obsession, Chai Tea Recipe, and a Few Others!

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~Catherine Douzel

1: Blueberry and Vanilla Tea
2: Ginger and Lemon Tea
3: Moroccan Blend Tea

- Tea!

- I have been indulging in a little love affair for tea recently. Nothing is better than curling up with a good read and a cup of tea. Although I am quite willing to drink a cup of white tea. I prefer my tea black. I have been obsessed with chai tea for a long time, especially chai latte. Then I discovered different blends of chai tea in my local Indian supermarket.

- Here is a really cute video I found telling you how to make Chai Tea Syrup - I've tried loads of different methods, but this one is definitely the best!

- However, even more recently I have discovered Morrocan blend tea, black tea with mint, cinnamon and other spices. Possibly one of the best things ever invented!

- Today is a manic day! and the only thing that seems appropriate for such a time is a cup of tea! Sometimes I scare myself with my English-ness!!!

- I'm sure we have all seen 'How to be English", but for those who haven't . . here is the epitomy of the English - Tea.

- Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. ~Alice Walker

- Clearly I have a little bit of an obsession going on here, so much so that I have bookmarked a tonne of recipes for different tea-based drinks, that I have made the mental note to try ASAP! Springtime Citrus Iced Tea Sounds gorgeous, because as much of a fan I am of hot teas, I LOVE iced tea aswell. I also need to try Friendship Tea, Which is another hot spiced tea!

- There are some yummy sounding tea recipes here and here and if you are feeling a little bit crazy here is a recipe for Green Tea Ice Cream, this has definitely been added to my to do list!

- Anyway, all of this talk of tea has made me thirsty, and I am going to make myself a cup of Peach Iced Tea, before I have to go back to work!

You're Wearing That? #2

- This weekend has been one of the best I have had in a long time.

- Saturday I went out for Oolong tea with a friend for a chat, in the strangest tea shop you will ever see! It was a cellar, we had tea in a cellar! (I've been telling people I had tea in a dungeon, because a, it sounds better and b, it did actually look like a dungeon!) I was reading the information sheet provided on all of the teas, and apparently 'oolong' comes from a word which means 'black dragon' - but me being me, I forgot all of the details and now this event boils down to "I drank dragon tea in a dungeon!!". Which is plenty good enough for me! A little more civilised than today's fiasco in Starbucks (That place does my nut, service, PLEASE!)

- One of my best friends and I went for a historical visit, things I have visited hundreds of times, yet was fun to act like complete tourists in my own city!

- Another event of the weekend was the local music festival, a bit of a gathering, on a farm, local bands, tarot readings and vegan chocolate chip cookies! Followed by a mooch to the nearest pub for a pint of cider!

Shirt - Zara
High Waisted Denim Shorts - TopShop
Straw Sun Hat - Primark
Necklaces - Primark

- I'm sad this weekend is over, completely exhausted, but had a blast all the same!

- Now, back to the world of work it is, first shift back today, I have so much paperwork to fill out (sending. paycheck. to. wrong. bank. account. stupid.) but the bonus is, I get a new ID card, so better photo here I come!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Songs on Sunday #2

- You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

- It's Sunday (well, now it's Monday!) and Sunday means songs!
- Here is my selection from the past week of songs that just make me feel so much better, music I have really enjoyed listening to!