Friday, 28 August 2009

When love takes over.

Have a listen?

Smile like you mean it...

Today I went to harrow to pick up some things for work and for the party next friday. There were people from a well known charity stopping passers by "selling" the charity and asking for money. What do you do when you see this going on? If you are asked to stop and have a minute what do you say? I would really like to know. Today I stopped and listened.

I chatted to a guy called adam who told me about what the charity were doing. He told me of stories of little girls in third world countries and how little it would cost to help them out. He seemed like a cool guy. Truth is I am skint, but then isnt everyone? I stopped for another charity a couple of months ago, I think its nice to chat to them and hear whats going on as I know it must be a hard job. They're decent people. Today I explained about my uni course (and how extortionate it is) and the volunteer work I had done in the past. This guy was more forcefull, keeping eye contact the whole time, he really wasn't taking no for an answer. I did make my way onwards though, politely thanking him and hopefully saying maybe in the future. It has made me think though. Think about how much I forget about other stuff going on. How much should I be doing?

Before I came to uni I did two gap years, of which I paid to do volunteer work, something I immensley valued, and also like to think did some good whilst I was there, so was beneficial for those whom I was working with. I have continuely helped out with youthwork and summer camps for free, and volunteer as a counsellor as part of my placement? I'm no saint, I assure you, but one person can't help everyone right? Where would you draw the line?

While writing this I have been thinking, if I can't pay to help each month, its good to remember and to remind myself atleast to pray for them. This is something I will ponder, I know there's the whole tithing thing too, but I'm not being paid, I'm actually having other people generously support me through uni!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

guess what, I am not a robot.

love this.

Cookie cutter

Tonight we baked cookies.
My mother gave me a 100 piece cookie cutter set which I was really excited to be using.
However we ended up making sticky cookie dough which saddened me slightly as we didnt get to use the cutters.

Feast your eyes on these though.

The cookies didnt look like this but did taste amazing.


So I like to think I am quite organised and do alot of things.
Sometimes I feel like theres so much I could do but Don't make the most of time. I would like to spend more time on my photography, I would like to spend more time on making videos. More specific time. I hope to make time to do this. I think it would be fun to do. Maybe I shall put my explorations of this on here. My sister asked me the other day who my favourite photographers were, I couldnt answer properly, I would like to be able to. Here's to researching and exploring and trying out these new things hopefully. Investing in hobbies? IS that what you call them?

Here's a video i made last year with my friend kirsty. the ending im not so pleased with, but to be geeky, i like some of the shots and transitions between them.

do you like cheese this much?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

People and times. and community and painting and friends and fun

This evening despite starting the day not feeling very well I find myself excited for the coming week. Starting tomorrow I'm seeing old friends, family and beginning birthday celebrations, even though my birthday is not for a couple of weeks.

However short piece of trivia for you, I was born two weeks late, so today would have been my birthday had this not been the case.

I'm liking the little community we have at the moment in our part of the world. Having people to stay, people over for dinner, people feeling free to pop in, having an open house, having girly nights, cooking, baking, deep and meaningful chats, eating ice-cream and watching bridget jones, taking photos of such events.

Life, painting rooms, helping each other out. and having fun whilst doing it, and the fact that it comes naturally, everyone is happy to be a part of it and include one and all.

What made today wonderful do you ask?

  • I spent the morning chillaxing and watching pointless programmes such as smallville on the tv.
  • My sister came over for lunch and brough lovely things to eat. I very much delight in spending time with her. We giggled and watched movies and chatted.
  • Lucy came home from work, a pleasure in itself, but she called on the way to inform me that it was compulsery we got into our pj's and watched bridget jones with ice-cream ( it definately helped me to feel beter)
  • Ben dropped by for a visit, mr everything is fixable! I havent seen him for a while which was funtimes. we played with my new remote control robot. oh yes. ROBOT.
  • This evening conversations were had regarding parties occuring next week. EXCITED.
  • now i'm speaking to pleasant people on the internet and watching funny things.
Last night I spent some time on youtube, it reminded me of how much I like making video's i wish I had time to do more.

Maybe I will.

Feast your eyes on these beautiful people.

Despite business and far too much to do, today is a happy day.
Lucy, kiki and myself, fellow housemates.

Clothing £1, at your local pound shop, bargain.
American boy. Very very special fellow.
To be seen in the next issue of Ideal homes. (student edition)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Today, I pressed snooze 15 times on my alarm, I then proceeded to procrastinate for the most of the rest of the day...

A little bit of inane information for you there.

Look at its very funny.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Farwells and shindigs

goodbye bbq for mark, he's going home to south africa.

Say hello!

From suggestion from my friend dave over here I added a widget which shows you how many people visit and how frequent, It seems as though my blog is read more often than I thought, not that I am sure why...:P But it was a nice surprise! So hello whomever you are reading my blog. In honour of this I have added a guest book at the bottom of my words for you lovely people to say hello if you feel so inclined.

I do hope you are having a lovely day.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Painting? raving?

So today was a trek and a half,
a trek to find paint,
once we found the paint, we had to carry it back, with little arms and a long way to go twas a challeneg, thankyou to the lovely irish man who helped us up the stairs at the tube station!

Thisafternoon we painted, baked and baked some more,
we purchased wonderful outfits to paint in, some could suggest good for raving,
has given us idea's for the party.

lucy and kirsty;s room is now a lovely colour. yes.

Job done.

Friday, 21 August 2009

25 things.

This guy is very funny you should look up his website

he made me laugh alot.

On another note tonight was good flat time involving chinese food, ice-cream, wine, dancing, games, dancing and jokes.


Saturday, 15 August 2009

A lot like love

My friends got married...

it was lovely.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Week one in the girls flat....

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


In just over a month I will turn 23.

"It was my turn to decide
I knew this was our time
No one else will have me like you do
No one else will have me, only you

You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine

Amazing still it seems
I'll be 23
I won't always love what I'll never have
I won't always live in my regrets"

Jimmy eat world

Saturday, 1 August 2009


I gotta feeling

that tonights gonna be a good night
that tonights gonna be a good night
that tonights gonna be a good night
that tonights gonna be a good good night.

Today is big move day.

The boys move out. and move into their new place.
We move in
so excited. i'm just waiting now.
Tonight will be our first night in the new place.