Monday, 6 September 2010
It looked super cool and I admit that I am partial to blunt fringes and head bands so this wedding was off to a good start!!!
Then I saw the following accessories that each of the bridesmaids wore and were made by the Bride's cousin I think...
I love neutral/ warm colours so I was sold on these accessories - sign me up now - I want them all!!!
But it was the following picture of "the bride" which got me hook, line and sinker...
Turns out the wedding I was stalking and admiring was that of illustrator / designer / artist - Kelli Murray and now she's my favourite!
Obvo I had to check out more and I was happy with the artistic inspiration I found - Get in!!! I've been following her work for about 8 months now and I've seen lots of Kelli's work that I love not to mention the super cool events she gets involved in through her work. I shall post more of her work in future posts for you to also admire but in the mean while... bon appetit!
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Yesterday, armed with new found freedom and a 40% off movie voucher I decided to go to the movies. I didn't really have anything I particularly wanted to see but was tempted by a movie that was made by the same people who produced Juno and Little Miss Sunshine but watched the trailer and soon moved on from that! I then took the chance on watching the trailer for Le Concert. I thought it was going to be a bit serious and heavy but then I watched the trailer and realised it was driven by strong characters and was quite light hearted with that nice artistic twist.
So off I went to the afternoon showing. I wandered into the cinema to find a whole bunch of senior citizens and me in the cinema.
Believe it or not I was considering on telling them to sssshhhhh!!! Seniors these days!!!
If you're patient enough for subtitles or happen to know Russian and French I highly recommend the tale of a russian orchestra that comes together after 30 years to perform in Paris - go for it!!!!!
If nothing else you will be left with a new found appreciation for Tchaikovsky. I don't have any Tchaikovsy here so I've settled for Chopin.
Click here to watch the trailer
Saturday, 4 September 2010
About a year ago I wrote an entry called "Mouthwatering" about the play KinkyFish would potentially perform, "A Dream Play". After our London run of the surreal show in December we fish were pondering what direction we wanted to move in and the answer we came up with was the Edinburgh Fringe Festival aka the biggest arts festival in the world that runs for three weeks, hosting 40,000 shows and 4,000 performers. This year it also hosted for the first time 10 KinkyFish and even more friends of the Fish.
On average we KinkyFish have met up twice a week for the last 8 months to plan, play and rehearse the adapted version of Strindberg's A Dream Play and it has been wonderful in sooooo many ways, not without hard work and sometimes some drama off the stage as well as on.
I became very mindful when I was about 16 that things I looked forward to never seemed to live up to the imaginations I had... the problem with being very creative ;-) I really learnt that happiness is a journey and not a destination and life has been more joyful because of it. So bearing this in mind, as we prepared for the Fringe I emphasised enjoying the moments and the rehearsals, preparing myself for the inevitable let down the Festival would be.
Friday, 7 May 2010
Your body cannot distinguish between a real laugh or a fake one... the positive effects on your body come either way.
Another fact which makes a mockery of gyms (look at me casting stones in glass castles seeing as I do have a gym membership) ...
Now the final fact that really got me going was...
The average adult laughs about 15 times a day. Whereas the average child laughs about 400 times!
This didn't sit right with me - I didn't want to be cast as a serious adult with no laughter in my life!!!
I did a little bit of basic maths and worked out that if I'm laughing at a rate of 15 times every 37 minutes that in a day I would laugh 584 times!!!
I'm gonna laugh while I'm alive and sleep when I'm dead!
Ed from the Lion King - a famous laugher
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Around the streets where I work, amidst the pitiful excuses for high rise buildings I've noticed quite a few of the above signs...
"Danger: Men working overhead"
One day, creatively unstimulated walking between buildings I looked at one of these signs as I never had before... what makes it dangerous, the fact that it's men working overhead? If it were women working overhead would it read "Danger" still... based on some of the signs I've seen in the city for, ironically, "gentleman's clubs"? (nothing gentlemanly about it)... it would probably say look up!
Strong opinions about dodgy men working in the city aside I had a giggle thinking that men working overhead warranted a warning. I like to think if you want a job done right give it to a woman... you can also save money that you'd normally spend on danger signs!
Saturday, 20 February 2010
- The roads of London and realising there aren't that many roads that you probably haven't walked or seen before...
- It has also consolidated that I want to work in shoreditch or farringdon... the heart of all things boutique, media, pr and coolness
- Pedestrians looking vacantly in the opposite direction as they cross the road in front of me while talking on their phones or listening to their ipods - grrrr pedestrians!!!
- Men, women and children yelling at me for any number of reasons but generally if I ride on the footpath or cut in front of them - my theory - a cyclist will never be as dangerous to a pedestrian as all of the trucks, buses, cars, taxis, fellow cyclists are to me on the road but you don't see me chucking a tanty
- People... generally just obnoxious taxi drivers beeping their horns at me, when i go around a parked bus or the like - seriously, just go around me, I impose no threat compared to the threat you pose to me and you don't see me beeping my horn or even ringing my bell!!!
- Every form of precipitation on my body - yes I have cycled in rain, hail, snow and shine - typically, seeing as I live in London I have yet to cycle in the heat and lets face it I may never do so. I have however felt a burning in my legs whilst peddling uphill.
- the sweet smell of a shisha from an arab restaurant on my way home - not that i endorse smoking at all but when I'm a bit lost on the dark back streets I know I'm not too far from Edgware Road, my beacon of direction!
- A lot of food. I generally eat like I have a hollow leg at the best of times but with all the cycling and the energy that you need/ burn I'm ravenous and justify eating any/ everything