matthias, my first love. remembering redwall.

redwall, brian jacques, badger illustration, redwall character, the great redwall feast

“Brian Jacques, author of Redwall (1987) and some 20 sequels, died at the age of 71 on Sat., Feb. 5, 2011. His books have sold in the tens of millions and have touched adventure-loving kids all over the world. His … Continue reading

the kings of summer

peg and awl, beautiful desk in cozy cabin, natural setting, writing desk, legs in stockings, natural light hitting paper, simplistic living, a writers dream

i just finished watching jordan vogt-roberts’ the kings of summer, an endearing sundance film [2013] centered around the lives of three teenage boys and their escape into the wilderness. instead of dealing with their bizarre / overbearing families, they build … Continue reading

the busking challenge – preface

pretty picture of big ben, sunset behind big ben, big ben in london, a walk around london, for the first time, stream of lights and a bridge, westminster bridge, elizabeth tower, a sunset and the thames

i have this crazy idea. one of many, i assure you.. upon my eventual return to london, i have decided to “busk” for at least thirty minutes in an underground tube station, during rush hour. if you are unsure as … Continue reading

hey love

technics turntable, gorgeous turntable, brian eno, vinyl records, old school, listening to music, technics turntable and receiver

things are going really, really well. in the last week, i have felt better {mentally and physically} than i have in a while. not saying that i haven’t been good for a while, now i am just extra good. i … Continue reading

the night of

my last post was written in celebration of apple day, this post is for what happened afterwards. i’m not sure how long i spent dodging flying brussel sprouts and ingesting cinnamon apple fudge, apple tarts, mulled apple cider, and beeswax … Continue reading

the day the sky spewed vegetables

draught cider, apple day in borough market, apple day october 20, borough market celebrations, the lions part, apple cider in london, festivity in london, southwark, apple cider, hot mulled cider

london is not a place where boredom is an acceptable state of being. there is too much going on, too many lost people subconsciously searching for other lost people. it was on a chilly, arbitrary morning when i went looking … Continue reading

s[n]o[w] many hats

girl in hat, blondie, red lipstick, winter accessories, smirking, blue eyed girl, blonde hair, grey hat, sporting a hat, teal scarf, smile

it’s snowing … again. this winter season has officially compensated for the painfully embarrassing “winters” of years past. i simply mean to say that it hasn’t snowed like this in a very, very long time. in this day and age, … Continue reading

and so, i celebrated

celebration, pretty colors, quick movements, iPhone, lovely, new year, joy

there came a moment last night while i was pleading with 2014 to arrive more quickly when i glanced around and imagined what i would be doing elsewhere. as in, london. or los angeles. or new york. or anywhere, really, with a stronger sense of … Continue reading