Category: Life

My poor neglected blog! I promise to use you more. This month I’ve been saving nice things I’ve read/seen/done to share with you.

Stars in Your Pocket comics and the fear of not being talented enough (via Rookie)
Riot Grrrl Ink and the Activist History of LGBTQ Record Labels (via Pitchfork)
Why are creative women dismissed as ‘quirky’? (via The Guardian)
The privileged are taking over the arts – without the grit, pop culture is doomed (via New Statesman)
Elephants Can Forget – embracing not having a ‘thick skin’ against experiencing racism/sexism and embracing being tender, gentle and having feelings (via Rookie)
Sick of It All the experience of having a mum with cancer (via Rookie)
Page 3 debates: no room for nuances? (via The F Word)
The creative arts are getting whiter and more middle class (via Dazed & Confused)
Yes We Should Talk About Bodies the body positivity and listening to your body (via Skepchick)
The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines (via Time)


♥ Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe
♥ Kill Your Darlings
♥ It’s Such a Beautiful Day
♥ Selma
♥ The last episodes of Parks and Rec :(
♥ Broad City (season 2)
♥ The One I Love
♥ Twin Peaks (season 2), which I finally finished, and now can’t wait for season 3.

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Listened to:

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♥ Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like a Bell, Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence, Tacocat – NVM

♥ Adventures of the Black Square at Whitechapel – exhibition on 100 years of abstract art



♥ Celebrated Galentines day with waffles + friends



♥ Made a paper/pom-pom/origami garland

Life Things I Like

I tried to do fiftyfifty this year (that’s a personal challenge of reading 50 books and 50 films that I’d never consumed before). I failed rather grandly on the books front. I’ve not had much time for books and what I have read has mostly been textbooks.

BUT! I did manage 90 new films. Here’s my list, favourites in bold:

  1. Bolt
  2. G-Force
  3. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  4. Bedtime Stories
  5. The Princess and the Frog
  6. Black Pond
  7. The Rebound
  8. Lucky Partners
  9. Hunger
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  11. Robot and Frank
  12. Belle De Jour
  13. X-men
  14. Whip-It
  15. 50/50
  16. Spring Breakers
  17. I’m So Excited
  18. The Secret World of Arrietty
  19. Mud
  20. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  21. Million Dollar Baby
  22. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  23. London to Brighton
  24. Say Anything
  25. Dead Poets Society
  26. The Royal Tenenbaums
  27. Food, Inc
  28. A Cinderella Story
  29. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  30. Populaire
  31. Erin Brockovich
  32. Ginger Snaps
  33. A Single Man
  34. Good Will Hunting
  35. Despicable Me
  36. Frida
  37. Pariah
  38. Wilde
  39. Human Traffic
  40. Hasta La Vista
  41. Before Midnight
  42. Grey Gardens (doc)
  43. Grey Gardens (feature)
  44. According to Greta
  45. Super 8
  46. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  47. From Up on Poppy Hill
  48. Adaptation
  49. The Holy Mountain
  50. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
  51. Harvey
  52. The Sweetest Thing
  53. Transamerica
  54. Lovelace
  55. Intouchables
  56. Female Trouble
  57. Warm Bodies
  58. Brave
  59. Koyaanisqatsi
  60. Urbanized
  61. Jeff Who Lives At Home
  62. ParaNorman
  63. Safety Not Guaranteed
  64. A Band Called Death
  65. I Need That Record
  66. The Kids Are All Right
  67. Frances Ha
  68. Tiny Furniture
  69. Hysteria
  70. The Help
  71. Despicable Me 2
  72. Our Idiot Brother
  73. The Brass Teapot
  74. The Vicious Kind
  75. 2 Days in Paris
  76. Daydream Nation
  77. Kissing Jessica Stein
  78. Natural Selection
  79. The Giant Mechanical Man
  80. My Week With Marilyn
  81. The Sapphires
  82. Starlet
  83. Dirty Girl
  84. Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus
  85. Molly’s Girl
  86. Being Elmo
  87. Driving Lessons
  88. The Babysitters
  89. Butter
  90. Paris is Burning

I’m going to do it again this year but deviate from the amounts to make it more interesting: 100/25 (films/books). Hope everyone has a happy new year! xx


A few weeks ago I was in the West Midlands (Shrewsbury to be exact) for a family wedding. The sun was nice enough to come out for the outdoor ceremony and there were lots of nice little details about.

Laser cut wedding favours box, inside there were soups made by the bride.

At the dinner everyone’s chair had a sash with their name embroidered onto it.

I stuck around for a couple of days afterwards to explore a bit. I had a look around the town, mostly poking around charity shops and had a trip to the safari park.

I have so many books on birds now it’s ridiculous. Book on dog breeds and the smaller birds book – £1.50 each. Thorburn’s Birds and 60’s Reader’s Digest gardening book (it has a nice wooden cover) -50p each. Velvet/lace dress – 20p. Jug – 30p. Sequinned shrug – £3.30. Belt – £1.50.

And I made myself a new squashed coin for my collection.