Friday, 31 October 2008

Sour Samhain

Hocus Pocus via youtube, flat parties with my costume (or perhaps my dance moves) scaring the shit out of everyone there and partying to Utah Saints with a killer Thriller routine in an underground club over the most haunted vaults in Britain.
I even ended up on the Mercat Cross at the strike of midnight...
Hallowe'en was dead good.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Do Not Disturb

far below and heavenbound,
deafening and without sound,
in between and in the seams,
like wordless poetry or dreams.

you must look after yourself, for who else can you depend on to be with you always?
it isn't a matter of science, just sense.

Monday, 27 October 2008

"I want to ride my..."

if only edinburgh weren't so hilly...

anja louise verdugo

steve h

hannah s




all un-creditted courtesy of wonderous israel-based style blog
the street walker.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Oh, Baby

i am ill with the motherbitch of all headcolds. these shoes are the only thing sexy about me right now, as i look like gollum, probably smell even worse but i have no sense of smell so am clueless in this department, and have worn pyjamas for the past 48 hours solidly.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bats for Hats

so i went and
got me a hat.

this delightful granddad-esque titfer is from the marie curie charity shop on nicholson street, where i also bought a big thick navy cardigan for a fiver (i like to think both the hat and the cardigan were owned by the same old man and worn in conjunction with each other), because it's definitely cardigan weather in edinburgh. and at the 20% Topshop student sale, i got some ever-essential leggings, my black lace up FMPs as my american brethren call them (that translates to "fuck me pumps", pardon my french - pictures of them coming soon, you will have to be 18+ to view) and some nice new knickers. all in all, a good haul. and i didn't lose my head once.

(photo by my lovely flatmate tori, who really is that hilarious)

i think natasha khan might be a dream.
one of those amazing dreams that are so amazing that your heart races and wakes you up, and that make you roll back over away from the light, to try and fall back asleep and find them again.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

I Have Loved You So Long

but now i love another. another meaning others.

it has happened. today, princes street made me the happiest girl in edinburgh because it was there that i found the objects of my affections.
i'm so happy i'm walking up the walls and planning on wearing one of each to the wedding. any wedding. all weddings, from here until everyone i know is dead or married.
i blush madly everytime i think about them and wish i could take them to bed.
oh. it is love.

so much so that i missed 9pm showing at the Cameo of the french film after which this post is named, in order to afford these new additions. but shoes are for life, not just for saturday nights. so i watched The Virgin Suicides instead - Sofia Coppola is one of those rare things existing in the world that i might love more than these shoes.
...or, you know, not.

my blue suede suitors - Bertie
my grey boot beaus - Clarks
and my black lace-up lotharios are yet to come, but when they do, they will be from Topshop and my life will be complete.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Hanging On The Telephone

being away from home has given me a new found appreciation for phone calls. it's always so exciting to have something come through the letterbox with your name on it. but nothing beats hearing the voice of someone you love when they're too far away to see.

i miss being blonde!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Harper's Bizarre

now you see her.
now you don't.

how hot was liv tyler in october's harper's bazaar?
i'm showing signs similar to those of tuberculosis right now, nothing a bit of sleep and some milk and honey won't sort out though. but after my archaeology tutorial today, i went into hermit mode and stayed in my room, watched little miss sunshine, and hammered out some jewellery.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Oh Autumn, Stay Golden


"A careless bird is complicated
An empty nest still leaves a space"
- Au Revoir Simone

p.s. i love becky.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Just Visiting

i had visitors last weekend.

tomorrow, i cross the border and go back to the motherland.
i can't wait to see england.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


fighting temptation; i refuse to believe
that men must be adam, and all women eve.

complete gaelic homework on the day it is given, leaving me more time to crawl, crying, to my director of studies and beg for help when i find that i can't do it;
buy the following: all 8 prescribed text books - a potato masher - lightbulbs - replacement mayonnaise for rosie;
sign up for archaeology weekend trips before it gets too cold;
buy suitable footwear for said trips;
compile a comprehensive list of the best charity shops from southbridge to south clerk street;
write at least 3 songs with becky;
stop living off tins of tuna and peanut butter and frozen pizza, and buy some fresh groceries before i get scurvy and my teeth fall out and i lose all my friends.