Saturday, 28 November 2009

today i love

this video. the lyrics, the shots and most of all the beautiful lighting.

i'm also slightly hooked on this band right now; Local Natives. a friend lent me their album and i haven't been able to stop listening to them all evening. as he put it "they're like a cross between fleet foxes and arcade fire"


i also love strangers who smile and say hello to you in the street, so rare to see in London. i think everyone must have that warm festive feeling.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

we've recently set up a music/reading room, it's now become my favourite room in the house. Take a look around.
I've been here all week, picking out records and reading books, it's been so relaxing.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

family and friends are what weekends are made for!

I really do have the best family and friends. They shower me with love and show me constant support.
I love you!

Monday, 23 November 2009

sleepless nights. yawn.

sleeping beauty photo found here
it's 3.25 am in the morning and i haven't been able to sleep a wink! i've been tossing and turning in bed for almost 3 hours now, and with glen having to get up at 4.30 for work, i thought it was slightly unfair of me to keep him awake any longer. i'm now downstairs still in my pj's drinking my herbal sleepy time tea and listening to the creaks in the old house where i call home.

anyway with thanksgiving coming up i thought i would write a list to say what i'm thankful for, and to hopefully make me sleepy!

{p.s i'm also a little bit jealous that we don't have this holiday in the UK.}

  • Thankful for my mum who sends me little messages every day just to say how much she loves me.

  • Thankful for my sister and my cute little nephew. i'm so glad you're staying at home for christmas and can't wait to make decorations with you this year. yippee!

  • Thankful for glen's jokes and baby voices we only use for each other. i think we made up our on language a while ago that only we understand!

  • Thankful for my friend’s nat and alex, who make me dinner whenever glen's not at home (even if they do argue over who's the best cook whenever i go round!)

  • Thankful for my home and all the creaks and cracks that go with it. however the mouse that keeps making an appearance in our kitchen i'm not so thankful for!

  • Thankful for my sleepy time tea.....................

i think it's finally made me zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, 19 November 2009

I laughed out loud as i watched this earlier. I love that people are just walking past them and aren't sure what to do!
I'm also pretty smitten with the background being in Paris, it makes this video more special to me.


So i hope you like the little play list below. I must give credit to hearblack, as i didn't realise you could do this until i saw his yesterday.
( and maybe i listened to it all day whilst tidying up the house!)
It's like a mixed tape that you used to receive from friends in school.
I hope you like it.
I can see my self getting very addicted to this widget from now on..........

songs to get me out of bed

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

it's always the little things that make me the happiest

I have been listening to Laura Marling non - stop for three days now. She has such a beautiful voice and an innocence about her that i find adorable.

here she is on Jool's Holland.


Monday, 16 November 2009

I heart my city

My relationship with London has been a love hate one for a while now.
There are days when i want to move to the country where you can breathe in fresh air, not second hand smoke! also where you can sit on a bus or train and just spark up lovely conversations with strangers, rather than being stared at on an over crowded tube.

But then there are days where the city's bright lights really take me in and make me

Last night was one of those nights.

I've spent most the weekend surrounded by tissues in the comfort of my bed.

I've had a horrid cold and yesterday i felt the need to escape the room and leave all the snotty tissues behind. Glen and I jumped in the car and went for a little drive around town,
laughing and listening to
Christmas songs
whilst drinking our
hot chocolates!

ahhhhh bliss.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Happy Weekend!

The weather here has changed.
We've got thunder, wind and lots of rain.
Our plan for the weekend is wrapping up warm with the paper, magazines, films and yummy food!

I'm unwinding from a very busy but uh-mazing week.

Can't wait to share soon.
But for now, have a fantastic weekend whatever you get up to!

Photos taken in Clissold park Stoke Newington. Before the rain came!

Monday, 9 November 2009


can you spot the elephant? taken in uganda

a local shop keeper waving

my gorgeous mum. taken on a trip to columbia road market

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Have a fab weekend

Okay so it's 11 am and I am wide awake, and my lovely boyfriend is fast asleep next to me. I feel like I should give him till 12, considering he was up at 4.30 am yesterday for work and we were out last night till 1 am! But my belly is rumbling something rotten and i'm surprised that it hasn't woken G up yet....ohhhhhh tossing....turning. Nope he's still asleep! Anyway when he does wake up we're off to the farmers market, to eat brunch and drink coffee, whilst reading the paper sat on a school bench! I love weekends. I hope you all have a great one too!

Photos's from G's b'day taken at the Chicago rib shack

Thursday, 5 November 2009

itchy feet

It's only been a month since I've been back from Uganda, and I have a terrible case of the holiday blues. I can't sit still for very long, this has always been a big problem. Every pound I earn is mostly saved up for future trips.

I'm day dreaming of the next place I'll go.....South Africa, Japan, Thailand.......if only I could just hop on a plane and go! Who's with me? Let's get away from the cold and sit on a beach and watch the sun set with cocktails in our hands!

Image { such an adorable blog}

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Birthday fun!

Glen and I had the best day yesterday celebrating his B'day.
We had blueberry pancakes for breakfast, then travelled to the Natural History Museum to see the new Darwin Cocoon
{worth a visit it you live in London}.
We had such a lovely time sharing secrets and talking about our goals and future plans.
And i must say i'm pretty excited by it!

However today i've woken up with a stinky cold. so i now have four layers of tops on and i've spent most the day applying for jobs whilst being tucked up in bed!

I've also become slightly addicted to this video!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Mr G's Birthday!

Happy Birthday my love!

I can't wait to spend this special day with you, hooray!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

November we welcome you with open arms

I woke up today with the sound of rain and wind hitting the window and i couldn't have been happier!
I snuggled up under my big duvet with a cup of coffee and just watched the rain outside, it was truly so comforting.

I wish i could stay in this fort all day reading children's books!

image found here