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Showing posts from May, 2011

Two weeks

So much has happened in the last two weeks and I'm still not really dealing with it. Last week I had some job interviews and I've got more coming. Looks like I'm going to have some big choices to make soon enough. It's exciting that all this is happening and it's also helped to take my mind off other things but it's all a bit overwhelming at times. Next few days I've a work trip so hopefully that will give me a chance to sort myself out before some more interviews at the end of the week. For now I'm going to sit, watch The Office, knit and eat strawberry laces.

Maybe I should pack though...

Current Project

At the moment I'm knitting this gorgeous cushion cover from the Amy Butler Rowan book (which has some great patterns in). It's my first go with colour work and it's going ok so far although it's getting kinda messy with all the ends. Have you got any tips for knitting intarsia?

The Relationship Playlist

Not much more to say about this one! Spotify link

Track list
If Loneliness Was Art, Allo, Darlin'I Wish That I Could See You Soon, Herman DuneAbsolutely Cuckoo, The Magnetic FieldsSky Holds The Sun, The BeesFairytale Lullaby, Bombay Bicycle ClubWhen I'm With You, Best CoastI'll Be Yours, Those Dancing DaysKnock Out, Air WavesUndeclared, The DodosHow My Heart Behaves, FeistOf Angels and Angles, The DecemberistsI Didn't Understand, Elliot SmithEverything Goes My Way, MetronomyGood Feeling, Violent FemmesMelt Your Heart, Jenny Lewis and The Watson TwinsGhosts, Laura MarlingEasy Way Out, Elliott SmithSquealing Pigs, Admiral FallowDistance, Beach FossilsMy Heart Is A Drummer, Allo, Darlin'I Don't Want To Get Over You, The Magnetic FieldsThe First Days Of Spring, Noah and The Whale

Summer Playlist

The sun has been shinning here a lot lately so I put together a summer playlist on Spotify. It's likely to evolve over the course of the next few months as these things do! If you're on Spotify check it out here other wise the track listing is below...

Breaker, Breaker, Peter Bjorn & JohnThe Bike Song, Mark Ronson & The Business InternationalDon't Say Oh Well, GrouploveRun Run, Those Dancing DaysThe Polaroid Song, Allo, Darlin'Lets Go Surfing, The DrumsRadar Detector, Darwin DeezBlue Skies, Noah and The WhaleDo As I Say Not As I Do, Ed HarcourtZorbing, StornowayMoth's Wings, Passion PitEverything Goes My Way, MetronomySummer Hits or J+J Don't Like, MazesMarathon, TennisEyes, Peter Bjorn & JohnBig Wave, Jenny and JohnnyI Really Need Love, The BeesIn The Sun, She & HimRelator, Pete Yorn & Scarlett JohanssonSlaveship, Josh RouseCover Rights, Eux AutresLa La La, The Bird and The BeeThe Summer, Coconut RecordsElectric Twist, A Fine FrenzyEast Van …

Buster Keaton

For months my brother has been on at me to watch Sherlock Jr. I love old black and white movies but have had a problems getting into silent films in the same way. Of course I found The Kid moving but it was devastating and the comic side of it didn't sit right with me. However Sherlock Jr. has changed that (though maybe I should give Chaplin another shot). The film is beautifully shot, moving and also very funny. Some of the techniques must have been quite advanced for the period. It's also short and out of copyright so you can watch it on YouTube. I really think you should. This weekend I think I'm going to hunt out some of his others.

Maybe after that I'll watch Benny and Joon again too..


Truth time!

I haven't updated in a while because I've been scared what might start pouring out when I start typing. Life (well relationships) have been rather up and down since my last post. There are plenty of other things they don't tell you in the movies it would seem!

Anyway in other news I'm now on Pinterest and slightly addicted to it! You can find me at I'd love to know if you're using it and how you're using it. At the moment I'm using it as a mood board / wishlist and love that the pictures link back to their original webpage; great for recipes and how to's.

[picture from here found on pinterest :) ]