Thursday, 19 March 2009


“He had a whole collection of beautiful notebooks himself. He loved stationery. But he hardly ever used it. Like his gran he felt that he’s be spoiling it, even trying to put his ideas onto paper. He’d tried a couple of times, but become too embarrassed and self-conscious in the attempt. By now he knew that he’d never be a writer. ‘We’re readers. That’s what we are,’ he told his gran. ‘And we read enough to know that we can’t do it. To know that writing is hard.’”

Exchange - Paul Magrs

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Vintage frames

A while ago while I scouring the internet for vintage looking frames for photos I came across these frames - as in glasses - saved them on my computer and found them again yesterday while I was attempting to organize the files on my computer.

This pair is rather nice and are surprisingly from Apperican Apparel

These ones, which I love but cannot remember where I got them from.

And these loverly ones. I just love the model as well, don't you?

Tuesday, 3 March 2009


L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore can love
L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole

I received a chain mail email type thing and usually I’m not the biggest fan of them but this one was just so adorable I just had to share.

What does 'Love' mean?
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does 'love' mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'
Billy - age 4

by mikki

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'
Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'
Chrissie- age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'
Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'
Danny - age 7

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,'
Nikka - age 6

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'
Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'
Tommy - age 6

'My mummy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
Chris - age
'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day'
Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'
Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.'
Karen - age 7

And my two favourites:

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'
Jessica - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'
Bobby - age 7

Sunday, 1 March 2009


As I was reading all the blog posts from my favourite blogs that I missed while I was away I came across a post from Sally Jane Vintage about the fashion line Anthropologie and have (as I do) fallen completely in love with some of their pieces. Particularly this bag and these shoes.