Thursday, 21 May 2009


on monday, i visited bradford
bradford's a lot like my boyfriend, which i mean in the nicest way
it was all humble and surprise

we found a statue of queen victoria, that we'd seen the day before, in a photo from a hundred years ago. once it had an ostentatious building behind it... then it became the focal point of a traffic island. now it's just a pleasant statue in a pedestrian area. we had lunch in lister park, where the sweet lady working in the cafe admitted she'd never cooked that sandwich before, so we were to tell her if it was ok. it was, of course, lovely. how could it be anything else, with that introduction?

this is a waterstone's in the city centre! what a beautiful building. it summed bradford up nicely... all of these gorgeous buildings, hiding and not showing themselves off.

all photos by me

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


from here

i spent this weekend:
eating my boyfriend's homemade birthday cake
hiding away with him, watching high school musical 1+2
giving and receiving the sort of hugs where you press your whole cheek against their body
learning more about him through his home town and the way he plays guitar
scaring myself by playing an improv set whilst drunk
chatting on the floor with my friends
cooking a last minute meal and spending time with friends
giving birthday presents and feeling like i could never stop giving him everything
finding the future reassuring


Monday, 11 May 2009


All I want you to remember about my 21st birthday is that I felt less anxious and stressed than I have for a long time - and I felt (and still feel) very, very loved

the sweet necklace is from here

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


'Living well is the best revenge'

- George Herbert
- My boyfriend's advice over a cup of coffee

Sunday, 3 May 2009


in the future, all i want:
to share kisses with my boyfriend
to put my feet up on his lap as he works on the computer
to lean back on our bed and read books
to drink the hot chocolate he has made for me, and to let it cool as we kiss
to doze off in the late afternoon sunshine
to make plans as our noses rub each other's
to always be thinking of how to make him happier

photo from here



In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.

— Mortimer J. Adler

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Cameron and Ash do a lovely live music podcast with an accompanying webzine of art - it's always a relaxing listen and never fails to put a smile on my face! In the future, there'll be a CD of the bands that have played (who are all recorded in a basement and fed tea and cakes by the boys!) and a gig/exhibition with art and more live music. I can't wait for that!

This month, they feature Pilla, My First Tooth, Tellison, Red Trees and Cielovero. It's all beautiful. I think when this month's podcast finishes I'm going to rewind and play it all from the beginning again.


Saturday, 2 May 2009


the droning weight of this song isn't meant to sound like me saying sorry
but it does
and i am sorry

(king creosote - leslie)


Friday, 1 May 2009


joan as police woman - the start of my heart

"the damage i've done / can show me the way to my heart"