Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just Listened to a New Song...

and I just melted. Listen to it. I would marry ANY man if he were to sing this for me. ANY MAN. And that is a HUGE statement for me.

PS: I DO like my men sweet and polite, emphasis on the polite.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why Me?

Ugh, the shows that I like get horrible ratings and get cut. The worst part is that the scripts aren't released to the public, so I have no clue what's supposed to happen! Stupid capitalism. Profit, profit, profit. That's all networks think about!


Monday, May 25, 2009


"Weather" ~1., originally uploaded by Madonovan.

I hate to sound like a debbie downer, but I'm having a hard time thinking of things that make me happy this week. It'd be easier to think of 10 things that make me sad. I'll try, though, even if it's only a few.

1. Warm, long baths.
2. Getting my hair played with.
3. Listening to Nick Drake.
4. Puppy kisses.
5. Wearing a cute outfit.
6. Friends who listen.

7. Sitting in the park, just talking with my amazing mother.

photo by Madonovan via {flickr}. Thanks, it's a lovely photo!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wastin' Time?

Alright, lastfm has once again introduced me to a gem. Her name in Laura Marling. She's indie, she's folk, she's talented, and she's my age! Literally, we were born the same year. Got me thinking.... is all this university stuff just wastin' my time? Maybe I should just give up and become a muscian....

Isn't she just darling? So talented.

Just so everyone knows, I love school and I wouldn't give it up for the world. It's amazing all the things I've learned. Besides, I can't sing or play the guitair, so I'd be a horrible muscian. Sounded like a good idea though, right?

{photo via All the Songs We Never Heard Before}

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh So Happy

Things that make me happy:

1. A clean, organized room
2. Taking long walks in the park, and just smelling fresh air
3. Doing something right
4. Giving sage advice, yes, my advice is always sage.
5. Watching a good movie or TV show
6. Discovering a new blog
7. Getting things done
8. Laughing at a memory or an old joke
9. Smiling to myself on the Tube, and not caring if I look crazy
10. Puppy-dog kisses

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Striped Pajamas

If you haven't seen The Boy in the Striped Pajamas yet. Get out there and rent it. Also buy a few boxes of kleenex. This movie is incredibly well made and heart warming.

It's set in WWII. The main character, an eight year old boy named Bruno, is the son of a Naxi Commandant. He notices from his window a "farm" where all the workers wear striped pajamas. The same pajamas. He meets a boy from the "farm" and they form a touching friendship. It gives the German people's point of view. Some were in favor with the camps, others weren't. It's also a lovely story from a child's perspective.

It is produced by the same producers of Life is Beautiful. It is just as beautiful, and just as sad.

Go see it. Now.


One of the UK's best assets us this store called Lush. It is an amazing store that offers all natural soaps, lotions, bath products, shampoos, conditioners, shaving creme, perfume... basically it offers all natural hygiene products. Yum. They smell divine. They feel divine. And they're not that expensive. (£2.99 for an all natural bubble bath.)

My lovely grandparents bought me £15 worth as a thank you. Yum, yum, yum. Best thank you present ever. This is what I got:One Vanilla Fountain
Two Dreamtime bath meltsOne French KissOne Aqua MirabilisOne AmandopondoA chunk of Milky Bar (for free! as a sample as well as a fantastic asparagus face mask!)

Yes, I got all of that for £15. Amazing, huh?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Definition of Happiness Part II

Alright, it's decided. Each week I'm going to post 10 things that make me happy.
Here's this week's:

- Discovering new music
- Hearing from old friends
- Falling asleep to my puppy snoring in my ear
- Fresh raspberries
- Freshly painted nails
- Just shaven legs
- Knowing everything's going to be alright
- Freshly baked cookies
- Waking up feeling refreshed
- Being alone, but not feeling alone

Sweet Little Nothings

I really like these pictures from etsy seller, Fréya Art & Design.

I found them at this site. They are just so adorable. Check out her stuff. They really are sweet.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Definition of Happiness

I've recently been reading a blog that showcases its readers and lists the 10 things that really make them happy. I've decided to do the same thing, but without sending it to some one else.

- Coming home and having my two dogs go crazy with excitement
- Listening to The Beetles
- Hearing old men whistle or hum while walking down the street
- Drinking tea or hot chocolate
- Having blogs to read
- Seeing little school boys ride their scooters home after school
- Getting hugs
- Walking through gardens
- Smelling/ seeing the bouquet of flowers in our kitchen
- Freshly laundered clothing and sheets

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Things I Really Miss...

Living in London really does have its perks:
- accents galore
- great public transport
- parks
- museums
- antique markets
- cheap play tickets

But it doesn't have these things:
Or these things:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Moors, Romans, and Iberans

For Katherine's 21st birthday, we {meaning Katherine, Kiri, Mark and I} went to the south of Spain. It was lovely!

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We went to Ronda, Ubrique, Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, Seville, Acula, Carmona, Montorla, Cordaba, Granda, and Malaga.
I took over 500 photos, so I'll just add a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

The Rock of Gilbraltar


Acula de la Frontera


Cordaba (the Mezquita)

Granda (the Alhambra)