Wednesday, 20 November 2013

I sang by the piano, tore my yellow dress and cried and cried and cried....

The title are lyrics from the song 'Over the Love' by 
Florence and the Machine for the Great
 Gatsby soundtrack.


My favourite part of the day at the moment is sunset. It seems to warm up my room (I wish literally!) and makes everything seem so perfect and romantic. I naively put some colour film in my camera at the start of Uni thinking I would use it up, then realised I needed my camera for a project which needs to be done in black/white so I had to quickly use up the rest of the colour film so as not to waste it! I could only take photos in my room, so the majority of them were taken of the view out of my window. 
















Thursday, 14 November 2013

inspiration





 john lennon and yoko ono
 ginger and rosa
 from pinterest

(all beyondretro, except coat - topshop)

Monday, 28 October 2013

Lincoln

I have officially been living in Lincoln for a whole month and five days! It's been crazy to say the least.. from having to actually ensure I eat proper meals at proper times, to getting up in time for lectures which start at twelve! (Yes I manage to sleep in until 11.40am with twenty minutes to spare!) Lincoln is a beautiful city, especially once you get up steep hill! The Cathedral is amazing, and you can see it from almost anywhere! Everything as been so exciting and my course has been awesome... I have a two hour lecture dedicated to watching films each week!


Lincoln Cathedral
 Lincoln Castle

In other interesting news I got my first tattoo! I decided that just before I came to university I wanted to get something which symbolised my childhood and the start of a new adventure and nothing seemed more better than the Swallows and Amazons flags from the book series by Arthur Ransome, which my dad used to read to my sister and I when we were little. (Or little-er I should say!) It feels so weird having something that is permanently on my skin, but I don't regret it one bit!

 My tattoo (well some of it!)
I also got my nose pierced!

One of the hardest parts of being away from home is being away from home! I definitely miss the home comforts, like having my mum make tea after a long of day! James has visited me twice now, and this weekend we went to see Paloma Faith who was touring with the Guy Barker Orchestra in Nottingham. It was so amazing - live music like that is perfection, it made me so thankful to God for creating something so beautiful as music! We were sat right at the top on the back row, which, although may sound like some people's worst nightmare, I really enjoyed.
 Paloma Faith!


Since starting uni I have had a lot of spare time so I've been watching some awesome films lately, and of course I get to watch films in lecture! With my course we watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which was really interesting, but definitely a film where you have to keep paying attention to and the other new film (well new to me) we watched was Annie Hall. I really liked this film because I liked the talking and constant analysis of the situation, it reminded me (in a weird way) of Dawson's Creek where the character are constantly looking into and talking about every single aspect of their lives. I saw the new Romeo and Juliet in the cinema (directed by Carlo Carlei), which was slow to start but had a beautiful aesthetic. The same goes to Ginger and Rosa (directed by Sally Potter) - I didn't care much for the storyline but the way it depicted London in the early sixties was lovely.



Stills from Annie Hall, Ginger and Rosa, Romeo and Juliet

I'm also reading George Orwell's 1984 at the moment. I bought so many books over the Summer (16 to be precise, but 4 of those I have already read) and 1984 seemed like something I needed to read. I've read a lot of dystopian style novels recently (Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, The Declaration - all great book series) and that's exactly what 1984 is.

And finally, a nice photo of my paints, as I've spending a lot of my down time journal-ing. :)


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

University..

I've started collecting a few bits and bobs for uni recently and it's so hard not to want to buy all of the expensive awesome looking plates and glasses. However I have splashed out slightly on a really cute collander from next (£5) and two sets of vintage looking cutlery (£12) which may not sound that expensive, but when you can find the equivalent in somewhere like wilkinsons for a couple of pound at most, it is. Plus there is so much to buy! Anyway here a couple of pics of my recent finds...