a smile short of laughing

johnny flynn, music video, screenshot, beautiful colours, sunset, sunrise, calm, raising the dead, sillion, new album, folk music, picking up the pieces, life changes, moving on, johnny flynn and the sussex wit, energy, starting over, painting, dangerous ladders

if i am ever to break my first bone or succumb to some final destination approved death by plummeting through a glass window, today will be that day. on this shifty ladder. over my disgust towards the current drapery. … it’s got to go. _ … Continue reading

where i need to be

dried flowers, moving to a new place, bermondsey, postcards, mortar and pestle, art, saying goodbye, changes, feathers, flora, old books, fireplace mantel, london, home in london, making a new home

bagpipes are blaring out my window. burns night is here and they are celebrating with a full band and street food nearby. i celebrated burns night last year and mentioned a bit about it in this post dedicated to pancake day. sometimes, everything … Continue reading

pack lightly

cuba, havana, traveling to cuba, classic cars, locals in cuba, quartz, americans going to cuba, cuban national flag, architecture in cuba, getting to cuba, the ladys guide to adventure, kelsey melin, travel planning

beginning with rumi… out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.   meet me there.   i have been going through my things and making piles of what i don’t need, to be given away or sold. i am … Continue reading

the year of the monkey – 新年快樂

chinese new year, chinatown, london chinatown, london chinese new year, chinese celebrations, london festival, an american in london, nian gao, the year of the monkey, dragons, the lion dance, steamed buns, boa bun, happy new year, valentines day, adventures in europe, beautiful london, the lion dance, new year lion dance, children watching the lion dance

chinatown in london is already an exciting place to visit. if i am in the mood to meander, it takes little to no persuasion to set my course for leicester square station. climbing the steps to street level, i put … Continue reading

smallholdings – my feathered future

mark hearld, st jude, smallholding, farm, sustainability, illustration, chickens

when searching the term “smallholding” on the internet, you come across these types of images:    basically, smallholding is homesteading is sustained living is getting back to the basics and feeding your family with the {pun intended} fruits of your … Continue reading

always searching

you can’t have it both ways. no matter how much you want something. i wish we weren’t always so torn into two. i wanted adventure, a never-ending list of things to do on any given day, worldly food options, foreign language, … Continue reading

what it all could be

ben and viv travels, london, park in london, borrowed from another blog, ben and viv, regents park, london parks, beautiful city

“i’ve hung my happiness on what it all could be. and what it all could be. what it all, what it all could be.”   i want to be a self-taught botanist. i want to acquire a bicycle and ride … Continue reading

morning eyes

natural colors, moss, growing north, the ladys guide to adventure, sunrise, springtime

today’s listenings: ray lamontagne {artist} gossip in the grain {album} with slightly more than a handful of days left in america, i feel myself looking a little closer and for a little longer at the wonderful parts of the life that … 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