Sunday, 31 May 2009

I Heart Edinburger

Yes, it might be good, but it's difficult to appreciate when all you really want is...

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Leave of Absence

Today I move out of my first year university flat. It is sad and hopeful and scary and exciting.

This is a pied wagtail. There is a pied wagtail called Tim who plays in my courtyard. I hope Tim will be okay after I'm gone.
I'm going back home, to catch up with old friends and get ready for the summer. But I won't be there long until I have to leave again.

It is both a beginning and an end.

source unknown
Goodbye month of May, first year of university, Flat 5 Room 3...
I'm going to miss everything about you.

Friday, 29 May 2009


I woke up with...
asleep on my floor.

Today, I have been enjoying chocolate cream buns and Whirling Dervish smoothies, mediterranean sunshine and packing like a maniac, and serenading this little love with...

A lovely last day.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Swing Swing

Sing-along songs for sunny days spent playing in the park

Arms - Seabear
Caravan Girl - Goldfrapp
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
5 Years Time - Noah and the Whale
Turn On Me - The Shins
Toxic Girl - Kings of Convenience
Take Me Anywhere - Tegan and Sara
Slayer - Giant Drag
Ashley - The Dodos
Ghosts - Laura Marling
Holland, 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
She's Got You High - Mumm-ra
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
Close My Eyes - Arthur Russell
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer

floral dress, red top and cowboy boots - B.'s
belt as bracelet - Barnardo's Vintage
yellow skirt - handmedown

I love to own, however briefly, something that doesn't belong to me, something that isn't necessarily new but feels it. I love borrowing, putting someone else's things together in a way they wouldn't, in a way that makes them mine for a while.
A dress, a book, a moment, a song.

found here

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Young and Fearless

I am back, safe and sound, from a whirlwind adventure in France. We flew to Nice, took a bus to Cannes, and staked out the last days of the film festival.
It was a carpets and white wine, Belle Roscoe and Wattstax on the Cinema de la Plage, a multitude of tuxedo'd men and bejwelled women, the cutest 1950s diner, sunbathing on the beach and splashing in the surf...
Yes I Cannes.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Bon Voyage

found here
So I'm going. Back soon!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Bon Chance

I am so lucky when I sit down and look at my life.
As of tomorrow, my exams will be finished and my first year at university will be over. To celebrate, on Saturday I'm going away on a secret adventure. Viva la spontaneity! I'll tell you all about it on Tuesday when I return...

P.S. 200th!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Birds lift my heart to heights unknown. Is there a ceiling for such an entity?

"I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Glasgae Gets

secondhand Topshop candy stripe sundress - £15
secondhand Topshop military shorts - £6.99
necklace - gift
secondhand brown leather shoulder bag - £2
secondhand Dorothy Perkins leather jacket - £30
vintage green tooled leather pouch - £2.50
Yann Martel's Life of Pi - £2
Sasaki Stoneware measuring jug - £2

Monday, 18 May 2009

I Still Hate Mondays

Healthy eating (as well as sporadic gym-going) has been put forward as a priority ever since I realised that I've just over a month until Cyprus, and that I need to be fitter than I've ever been if I'm going to hold my own when I'm out there.

However, I'm just far too self-indulgent at times to resist a good treat, but I don't feel too guilty because I always share. This is was a great big brownie-like nutty biscuit toffee-chunked cakey tray bake, and possibly the greatest baking achievement I've achieved in a while - which isn't hard, considering I've not been paying the oven proper respects recently.

And speaking of treats, I went to Glasgow last week with two lovely girls and came home laden with all kinds of good things. After being here almost nine months, I can't believe I've left it so long to go. Next year, Glasgae, next year...promise I'll be a frequent visiter.

top - handmedown thermal, skirt - carboot sale, necklace - vintage gift

(Kerri's fantastic £1 teapot and the ironic Barnardo's badge)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Lover, You Should Have Come Over

I only wish for whitewashed walls,
A house with hardwood floors,
A fireplace, a soft warm bed
And you at my front door.

Lion's Mane - Iron & Wine

Snap Happy

I did a photoshoot and interview with the other volunteers for the Barnardo's magazine; I thought victory rolls were terribly appropriate as a representative of a vintage clothing shop. I can't wait until my exams are over so I can party like it's 1945.

Look familiar? I'm going to miss being silly with Angelica. Canada, you can't have her back, you just can't!

Monday, 11 May 2009


(credit unknown, found here)

I want to wrap you up in ribbons and present you to the world.