Thursday, 27 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
but oh well! there's nothing i can do about it now, so i propose to not worry (:
(this resolution will probably last until, oh i don't know, tomorrow at the latest maybe?)
i am quite happy though, two exams down, four to go! also, the sun was out today which was lovely, & there are cherry blossom petals everrrrrrrywhere! i was feeling a bit free-spirity so i took my shoes off & ran over the grass in bare feet, which has to be one of the loveliest feelings in the world.
Friday, 14 May 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
today, inbetween spanish revision, i watched the seven year itch which i had never seen before. this is widely regarded as the film which turned marilyn monroe into a star, & i was really impressed by it. i loved the shifts into fantasy, and of course marilyn's costume changes.
if i could look this effortlessly glamourous while carrying groceries, i think i'd be rather pleased.
this wasn't one of my favourite outfits from the film, but this scene shows her amazing grace and elegance - which i had actually never realised before. normally when i think of 1950s-60s hollywood elegance, i think of people like audrey hepburn, sophia loren or rita hayworth, but marilyn is well & truly up there now.
anybody who can look elegant in a dressing gown carrying a breakfast tray is forever in my icon books.
of course, this film is famous for the "skirt scene". marilyn looks lovely in this dress, but i think it's kind of sad that she never got past the "sex symbol" status, and was neveer lastingly, happily married because of that. she was beautiful, but only because she would never be seen any other way.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
we're moving house soon, and i think i'm really going to miss living here. especially the garden, as we have loads of lovely, pretty trees. today i felt a bit sad to be leaving, & some sort of artistic instinct took over me & i
raced walked sedately outside to take some photos.
this is the most beautiful tree, ever. it's a little japanese maple & i absolutely adore it.
i've told the father that we have to get another one for our garden in the new house, because my heart just aches to part with it.
okay, slight overexaggeration there.
we have some super cute tulips too, bright pinks, purples, & mixed flowers.
for some reason, i am kind of in love with lichen on tree branches. is that weird?
i do hope i spelled that correctly.
cherry blossom, yum. i'm seeing inspirational photographs of these babies pop up all over the blogosphere at the moment. much better than mine, of course.
i think i'll be marching father down to the nearest garden centre to be purchasing one of these trees too.
i love how it is the proper cherry blossom as well, with the big ass flowers. not the silly little excuses for flowers.
i am quite proud of this photo (:
Sunday, 2 May 2010
oh my, i haven't posted in almost a week!
i do sincerely apologise, but i've been completely overwhelmed with work (mainly art, as my deadline is in 5 days, eeeek!) & probably will be for the next few weeks.
at the moment, as a bit of light relief, we've been coming up with some ideas for summer plans. last year, although we had 2 months off because of our GCSEs, we didn't actually do any of the things we said we would.
this is what we've come up with so far;
- expedition to the end of the metro line
- many days at the beach
- fake tattoo day
- balloon rave
- camping in a friend's summer house
- my house warming party
- motown night
- 50s night
- nowhere boy premiere
- vintage fair expeditions
- coco avant chanel night
- charity shopping in hexham
- and, if somebody has passed their test by then, a road trip.
quite a good selection so far, i hope we can do everything!
oh, & my driver's license arrived the other day! eeeeeeeeep! i can't wait to start learning, although i'm a
little very nervous because i doubt i'll take to it well. mother says i can't start until after the exams, grrr.
sorrrryyyyy again for the sporadic posting, here's a lovely picture of some tights i'm coveting to make up for it.
image from weheartit