''Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring'' Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, 23 May 2010

exams, essays and sunshine

This is where I would quite like to be. 

I am not. 
Currently I am sitting inside, reading a book that is too long and making notes so I can write an essay and pass a module. Now don't get me wrong, I actually do like my course and I actually do like to write essays: and this one is quite interesting. But....

Today it is very very hot, Yesterday was also very very hot and I was stuck inside reading books while children in a garden near-by were playing in a paddling pool. 
I can not wait until I can forget about reading and essays and module marks this summer.. 
Exams and essay deadlines should be all finished before the brilliant sunshine comes- that way I can enjoy it rather than despising it. 

That's it, rant over, now back to the books... I will finish this chapter, I will, I will...


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Happy music and distractions

t this moment in time I should be working on my essay reading but instead I am writing on here because of course it is more fun. I have found myself being distracted by almost everything in the past few days. Cleaning and organising my room being one of the most common along with a new found obsession with The West Wing. I was looking at fearne cotton's blog earlier today and found this beautiful song which she was raving about. 
It is just a brilliant happy song. 
Right off to do some work of some kind- Pile of four old library books waiting to be read. :D 

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


I was one of those typical girly girls when I was a child, Barbie dolls covering the floor and sleeping with me in my bed. I loved them, right up until the age of thirteen or fourteen I played with them. There is just something magical about that perfectly blonde, brilliant doll. The idea that you can just live a life through this doll. The movable ones and dancing ones, one of my house-mates had a singing Barbie. 

And of course then came Ken and Kelly and all the friends to go along with Barbie. It was a little fantasy world perfect for girly pink dreamers: a la me. 
So of course when I came across The Fashionteller's blog about the Barbie spa in Shanghai I had to investigate and discover this world. 

What can I say? I am hooked! Barbie is still as intriguing and thrilling to me now as she was when I was ten. I still adore her and dream of her life. I still (maybe somewhat misguided) want to grab one of my old Barbie's and make-believe her life. 

Believe it or not, I am currently making choices about my third year dissertation and without a doubt Barbie will make an appearance, my friends think I am mad. I think I am inspired. 


Saturday, 8 May 2010


I know what you've been hearing
I've seen you hide your fear
Embarrassed by your weaknesses
Afraid to let Me near
I wish you knew how much
I long for you to understand
No matter what may happen, child
I'll never let go of your hand

I know you've been forsaken
By all you've known before
When you failed their expectations
They frowned and closed the door
But even though your heart itself
Should lose the will to stand
No matter what may happen, child
I'll never let go of your hand

The life that I have given you
No one can take away
I've sealed it with my Spirit, Blood and Word
The everlasting Father
Has made His covenant with you
And He's stronger than the world you've seen and heard

So don't you fear to show them
All the love I have for you
I'll be with you everywhere
In everything you do
And even if you do it wrong
And miss the joy I've planned
I'll never, never let go of your hand

The life that I have given you
No one can take away
I've sealed it with my Spirit, Blood and Word
The everlasting Father
Has made His covenant with you
And He's stronger than the world you've seen and heard

So don't you fear to show them
All the love I have for you
I'll be with you everywhere
In everything you do
And even if you do it wrong
And miss the joy I've planned
I'll never, never let go of your hand
I'll never let go of your hand 

Books, books, books...

I love books and love reading, it is a beautiful sense of escape from the world in which we live. You become engrossed in the lives of the characters and live vicariously through them. I love the sense of a new world and discovering new things through those characters. 
I read a lot when I was younger, in the way that on school breaks I would sit in out living room with a pile of books and read my way through them. I re-discovered one of my childhood favourites on a recent visit to my parents house and so decided I would share a few of my all time greats. 

The Balloon Tree was my actual love when I was about 5 or 6. A princess is obsessed with balloons and her father has to go away to battle but tells her to send out her balloons if she needs him and he will come straight back. Of course her evil uncle tries to take over and destroys all the balloons, but a wizard helps her and it all ends happily ever after. It is such a beautifully illustrated and well written book, full of all the things a good princess story needs. It still makes me happy when I read it now.


When I was 12 or 13 I discovered this gem of a book and I still love it! In fact I just started reading it again. Its all about this girl's adventures as she travels to the Amazon to live with a distant relative after her parents did. The book has brilliant descriptions of the Amazon river and the world that surrounds it. It transports you to another place and time in which you love. The characters are beautiful and well made. 

I love reading and I think everyone should discover reading for themselves. 
I grew up in a house full of books and with parents that encouraged reading. I love looking at the books my parents have and stealing a few to read myself. Bookshelves in their house are full of John Grisham and Dick Francis next to the classics and Bill Bryson. 
It is a beautiful pass-time and a wonderful escapism. 


Monday, 3 May 2010

Three is the magic number...

3.Names I go by...

3. Jobs I have had...
1.Department store, sales assistant
2.Hair dresser temp
3.Gift shop assistant -Love

3.Places I've lived...
1. Papua New Guinea-childhood home until I was 7  

3. Favourite drinks...
1.Orange juice- smooth- without bits!
2.Cocktails- basically all of them
3.Lemon and Lime water 

3. TV shows I watch...

3. Places I have been...
1. Millennium Dome when thats what it actually was 
2.London Zoo- perfect day 
3.Taunton - beautiful town

3.Places I have visited...
3. Dallas

3.People who text me regularly...
1.Alannah- housemate 
2.Rosie- bestie from home 
3.Big Brother 

3.Favourite Old TV shows...
1.Friends- miss it- go to happy TV
2.Sex and the City - recent discovery and it makes me happy
3. Ground Force- actually Loved it as a child

3. Favourite dishes...
1.Ice -cream and cookies
2. Spaghetti 
3.Eggs and Bacon 

3.Make-up products I can not live without...
1.Concealer - benefit erase paste 
2. Mascara- whichever one I happen to Love at that minute 
3.cherry Carmex  

3.Things I am looking forward to...
1.Going to Israel in the summer
2.Finishing these essays!
3.Seeing my family on Friday- all together once again

Saturday, 1 May 2010


"Love and live life to it's fullest and one day you can look back with no regrets because you have lived through mistakes and heartache but never missed the opportunities put down in front of you" 

I have seen so many 'in' and 'out' blogs and video's that I though that I would do my own, only differently- this is going to be about things I love about the world and life and things I dislike about the world and life.

 Things that I love: 
-fresh cut flowers 
-children's uncontrollable laughter 
-beauty when it is discovered by the owner for the first time 
-put together rooms and beautiful shop displays
-strong scented candles 
-unconditional love from family 
-the beauty of nature and the world 
-the knowledge that wherever we are, we are never alone or without God 
-the knowledge that we are beautiful and perfectly, wonderfully made
-cupcakes and the smell of my mum's baking 
-family gatherings and stories into the night
-God's faithfulness
-the beauty of culture and diversity
-friends that become sisters and brothers 
-innocence until proven otherwise 

Things that I dislike
-injustice and exploitation
-hatred towards others for no reason  

I don't pretend to be a person who has all the answers and her life all together, in fact I know for a fact that I am so far from it. But I know that God is here and that He is real and that the world we live in and the people we live amongst are His. I know that the beauty of the world is His and the beauty of the world has been put here for us to share. So I hope that each day when you wake up you are able to see the beauty that has been set before you and placed in your life. I hope that when you see people you see the good in them and that when you make a snap judgement you ask the question "Do I actually know them?". I hope that you see the beauty that the world holds and that you do whatever you can in your daily life to embrace and show that beauty to others. 

There is beauty in this world, in each and every person there is Love and Passion and Talent to change their tiny bit of our planet in a way that gives it more beauty.

Know that you are beautiful and that you are treasured and cherished each and every day.