Monday, 28 February 2011

A thousand new worlds in a single room..

There's something about old libraries that inspires. I want to read, learn, study, discover and delve into the other worlds contained in the novels and non-fictional books stacked shelf upon shelf. I feel like Belle in Beauty and the Beast and could get lost for hours in the right library.

The only complaint I have regarding my law library at university is completely superficial. Its all too new! All too organised, too shiny and too open. I don't mean this in a pretentious manner its just not cosy enough for me. As pointed out above the inspiration is just not there, except the inspiration to get out and find somewhere smaller and warmer to read such as wrapped in blankets and surrounded by cushions in my room. Then I end up just dropping off to sleep... its a no win really.

Beauty has much in the way of inspiration, it raises our gaze to something above and beyond how was currently perceive things. It can make us feel more is accessible and to aim for better but sometimes it can cause individuals to shy away out of feelings of inferiority. These libraries have could never make me feel subordinate. They only inspire.


p.s. Sorry for the lackage of postage of recent. I need to spend time finding some more inspiration. What a pity my library is so new.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine's Post

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have to admit I'm do love Valentine's but not for the reasons you might think. I don't love this day for its gifts, the cheesy soft toys, chocolates and flowers, not for the romantic dates or even for secret admirers. Valentines day is a time to celebrate all the people you love in your life, your friends and family. Those who are there to share the happinesses, make you laugh even when you want to cry and those who you know you'll never be without. So here's to them, thank you for everything you've been to me!

Among life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare.

Hope your day is special too!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Granny's Blueberry Pancakes

Mardi Gras isn't set to fall until the 8th of March this year. Its so long away... I cannot wait! Thankfully, just to keep us going until then, one of my flatmates likes to make blueberry pancakes in true american fashion.

Despite the fact blueberries are in the 'super food' group (I think, but please correct me if I'm wrong) I find them less to my taste. I hate that weird 'popping' sensation you get when you bite into one; its just a little odd. In these pancakes I actually enjoy the blueberries. They are so thick and almost 'cakey' unlike the traditional thin ones that you flip over and accidently leave imprinted on the kitchen wall.

Add some maple syrup drizzled on top and viola! Happy days of studentdom.


Saturday, 5 February 2011

I was wishing you were here with me...

I like to record things. I express myself through writing and sometimes through song. It sounds dreamy and innocent I know but it helps me to get everything down on paper; problems seem less overbearing and goals appear more achievable. Aside from keeping a journal, a past-time I've kept for over 7 years now, I began keeping a 'wish box' sometime two years ago.

The 'wish box' is not elegant, its as plain as boxes come, and I never waste time writing anything fancy or pretty. The notes I place in my 'wish box' say it how it is. They say things like, 'I wish I'd never said that..', 'I wish I hadn't ignored him because I was scared of what he'd think', 'I wish I could stop procrastinating and do some work!', 'I wish I had a training contract' and 'I wish I could do my eyeliner like she can..'. I always place a date at the bottom of the note, I rarely name names and I never write more than a short sentence. I'm not sure what purpose it serves except that it gets the little things off my chest. I do love looking back at my 'wishes' a year on and recalling or wondering what the circumstances were!

Placing my wishes in my box means I don't always have to carry them around weighing down my heart.