Tuesday, March 29, 2011


a few weeks ago i went to sherbert with some girlfriends. well actually we went to mrs.s for breakfast, which turned into lunch then, sherbert for dessert. last time i went to sherbet i had a really bad experience. the staff were really unhelpful, rude even and the cupcake that i choose was awfully dry. 
however this time was a different experience, thankfully. it was hot in the shop, but the cakes were delicious. the tea was flavourful and refreshing and i even took extra home for the family. its such a shame when you have heard about somewhere and when you finally get there and its not what you expect it is very disappointing. this experience was rather redeeming. i will be heading back to have another cake and a chocolate cherry brownie and a slice and cup of tea.   

Monday, March 28, 2011

a perfect day

i spent the morning reading a text for class under a tree in the garden. i enjoyed a lovely custard donut and headed to the port city for class. in between the souvenir shops and the cafes, there are the most lovely shops. one of them is B&M, i first heard of this brand at the subiaco christmas market last year. the couple that run the store were selling beautiful felt laptop cases and macaron pops. 
today i stopped in and bought the loveliest periwinkle blue felt pencil case. as i left freo i thought about how much i love being back studying in fremantle and getting to shop in lovely stores like B&M.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Love Animals - Love Animal Planet

I saw the loveliest little fable style short on Animal Planet. I have looked everywhere for a better quality version but it seems that this is the only one on Youtube and Vimeo. I think that the way its has been recorded only adds to the charm. Plus I really wanted to share this with you. 

PS how much do you love the Rob Ryan inspired start and finish!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

snow riding made easy

A while ago I did a post on Downtownfrombehind one of the most original and creative tumblr's I have ever come across. The other day I was looking at it again and stumbled across this delightful entry. I just wanted to share it with you. The composition has such harmony and she makes riding a bike, in the snow, elegantly seem like child's play!

Elizabeth Taylor 27.02.1932 - 23.03.2011

I was saddened to hear that screen icon and humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor had passed away. Her work in films like Giant, Cleopatra and my favourite Cat on a hot tin roof was definitive of both the era and her talent. Elizabeth Taylor will be missed, but not forgotten, she will live on in her films and through her work increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS. 

image courtesy of flickr.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

head embellishments

ASOS has some of the most delightful hats and head accessories for autumn. I can wait to get out my scarves, faux furs, riding hat, glue gun and fake flowers to recreate these looks. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

sunday nights starting 27 march..

i'm so excited about boardwalk empire. sunday nights i used to watch miss marple. she has since finished and all i can say is bring on HBO's latest masterpiece. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

book club

So a group of friends and I have started a book club and we are hopefully meeting for the first time this weekend. We are going to get an idea of the type of books that we want to read and the also the type of meetings that we want to have.

I'm not really a traditional kinda girl so i think we are all going to run riot with whacky ideas for adventures of the 20 something book club. 

We are trying to decide what to start with, I was thinking it may be nice to do the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or Kathryn Stockett's The Help. 

I love books and movies that are set in the south of America. I love reading about the history and the food, the clothes and also the landscape. I read a great article in this months Vanity Fair (which is an amazing issue by the way) about 'Atlanta's Literary Sorority'. 

I was delighted to discover that "The Help" is being made into a movie by Dreamworks, called 'Kitty'. According to the article Kathryn Stockett, on the far right, is one of many young southern writers that is returning home to her roots to write about her heritage. In this article the author mentions a book written by his wife, Susan Rebecca White, called Bound South of similar subject matter. Not only does this book seem up my street, but I like the idea that all these women are writting about what the know and love, thier home and history. 

I'm not sure yet if they all have Stockett's candor about the issues that plagued the south for a long time, but if her beautiful book is anything to go by, I think that we will have a lot to keep us occupied.