Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Predictable One

I know that this is a bit of a cop-out post. I mean, who hasn't done the list of pretty Johnny Depp photos or the list of Johnny Depp movies?

So yes, I am predictable, and here are my favourite Depp movies to date.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Yulia Brodskaya Illustrations

source for all

Yulia Brodskaya is an amazing Russian artist and illustrator, who is highly recognised for her beautiful and elegant illustrations.

You can find more of here work here.

Design is...

Friday, May 21, 2010



Just something sweet for your Friday afternoon. Enjoy your weekend my lovelies.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's a Sling Thing


I am so sorry to have been away from you all for so long. You might remember that I signed up for a Body Pump class last week, well the class went great but I ended up straining the ligaments in my right elbow. No right elbow = not being able to do much at all. It's really difficult to do anything without your elbow - I never realised how much I rely on it for everything. Driving, typing, cooking, getting dressed...

And another thing - getting dressed with a bad arm is not fun at all. I realised on the first day that I need to make sure to wear a belt - pulling up your pants one handed is not the easiest of tasks! Jumpers are way too much work to try to put on. Long earrings get caught on the fabric on the sling. So I resigned myself to cardi's and vest tops for the last week, and of course a large scarf draped around my neck to best hide the sling. Without Sonya around to brush and tie up my hair for me I would have been lost, and thank you so much to Raymay and J in the house for bringing me many cups of tea and yelling at me whenever I took off my sling.

Have you ever found it difficult to get dressed around an injury? I'd love to hear your story?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Torture Class


Am heading to the UL Arena in about 30 minutes for my first Body Pump class. Thank Jeebus Laura is going too or else I'd bottle out of going. And we were stupid enough to sign up for Mind - Body Fusion straight afterwards too.

Wish me and my glutes luck!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Like I'm Eight


Do you know whats lots and lots of fun to do?

Sneak into the local playground at dusk and have a go on the swings, and slides, and monkey bars, and climbing wall, and roundabout, and pretty much everything. It was pretty cool to feel like an 8 year old again, even if it was just for half an hour.

Remember back to when you were 8 - the biggest of my worries were probably wonderfully mundane things that felt like HUGE issues to me. Would I be finished playing outside before Thundercats was on tv? How could I persuade my mum to cook chicken nuggets for me again tonight? Did my next door neighbour want to play Hungry Hippos with me after tea? Was August too early to start making a Santa list? What kind of cake do I want for my birthday?

Just imagine for a few minutes if the biggest worry that you face today was whether your brother would let you have the remote after dinner. Isn't it a good feeling?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

Summer Blossoms - I love when the blossoms are out on the trees. Everything looks so so pretty and fresh and new. It turns the college very 'Memoirs of a Geisha' for a few days and makes me want to put my hair up into a pretty 'do' and wear something ornamental in it.

That Sense of Achievement - You know the one! The one you get when you finally get through a bout of work - you sit back, take a look at what you have just achieved, give yourself a proverbial pat on the back and congratulate yourself for getting through it all. S got a new job, Raymy finished her PhD transfer thesis and I am one step closer to completing my research. Things are looking good today ladies.

Surprise Shopping - Monday I went to the shops with the girls, yesterday I went to the shops with the guys and tonight I am going to the shops with S. Now I don't go to buy something every time, most of the time my shopping trips aren't even planned - someone just decides to 'go to the shops' but lately I have been finding some really great, inexpensive buys. Yea!

Honourable Mentions - too much coffee (just like Lady Smaggle), my new cuffed sandals, winning beautiful make-up, floral patterns on a black background, The Vampire Diaries, real coke - not diet

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm A Winner


Absolutely ages ago I entered a quick competition over at and then proceeded to completely forget all about it. So imagine my surprise to find a parcel waiting for me when I got home from college today.

Inside I found two scrummy eye shadows from the new Bourjois Pretty Paris range, Citron Givre and Tabac Blonde, as well as a So Laque nail polish in Tangerine Fatal. I can't wait to wear them to college tomorrow.

This day just couldn't get any better.