Is it Love? or is it Emotional Dependancy?
Spring time always puts me in a good mood. Something about the sunshine mixed with London’s cool city breeze. I’m lucky enough to live in the side of London that’s known for its copious amount of parks and woodlands so the air is particularly clear. Continue reading
George Condo was first recognized for his raw and emotionally triggering ink drawings back in the 1980’s. Since then, he has made a name for himself as an artist who refuses to stick to one signature style. Continue reading
Pancake day is my second favorite holiday in the year. First being Christmas, Shrove Tuesday can’t beat presents and it being acceptable to drink at ten in the morning. None the less, it’s still up there in second place. Continue reading
Teatox craze has been all over my twitter feed and Instagram adverts lately. I don’t know if its because its the new year and people are trying out new ways of losing weight and getting healthier, but I got the sense that I needed to review this new product that has caught the worlds attention. Continue reading
Londoners get the opportunity to experience a Japanese Christmas Market.
Hyper Japan, a Christmas market that celebrates the Japanese culture in the Tobacco docks in London was back this November for its 6th year running.
With so much to do, Londoners get the opportunity to shop authentic Japanese merchandise, eat Japanese food as well as get the opportunity to meet their Japanese idols.
I was sitting in a coffee shop and just had an idea to write a scenario where there was a ‘scene’ re written in three different peoples perspective. Its an ironic short about crushes and coffee.
let me know what you think! 🙂
If you’d have said to me that I would eat fish off the bone that had a face one month ago, I would probably had gagged a little and then laughed at you. Or that I would have trusted the meat that came out of a kitchen that looked dirtier than a public toilet. But there is something about me that I have noticed a change in already and that is my new taste for different things. There would have been times when I wouldn’t have dared even touch a fork that had a spot of dirt on it. But if travelling has yet to teach me anything its that if you’d like to eat- you have to lower your standards of hygene expectations. Continue reading
Do we want to get married or do we all just want a wedding?
When I was little I used to take my bedsheets off and pretend I had a big white wedding gown on and stare at myself in the mirror, I also had the habit of sketching what my dress would look like as I didn’t want my gown to be “Off the rack”. A quote I had heard from an episode of ‘F.r.i.e.n.d.s.’
A few weeks ago I found all of these sketches, cut outs and ripped pages straight out of magazines. I’d planned my entire wedding at the age of ten! The one thing that I noticed immediately that bothered me was the fact that not one word written in this scrap book mentioned the husband?!
It was cut outs of flowers to choose from and venues and honey moon spots. Pages from magazines frantically ripped out and sprawled across the pages with Pritt stick glue and illegible handwriting scribbled all over the place.
It made me think…
Do I ever want to get married? Or has society embedded the image of the expectation of me, someday in a wedding dress into my brain that it has now become an unnecessary need in my life?
In my generation and in this day and age with advertisements showing perfect bodies and perfect examples of what society expects you to be or how you should look, left right and centre. It’s not a surprise that we all can self deprecate with such ease but when it comes to the opposite… we struggle.
I was asked by a colleague at work the other day…
“What’s your most favourite thing about yourself?”
And I didn’t know how to answer it. I didn’t want to say something about my looks as I didn’t want to come off as vein, but I also didn’t want to say something about a personality trait because I didn’t want to come off as self-involved so I came up with a simple: “I don’t know…. nothing I guess?” The person who asked the question in the first place just looked at me and replied “That’s sad…”
I realised later on that he was right, it is! It’s sad that I had to worry so much and complicate something so simple as a question as- what do I like about myself?
So you know what? Here’s my answer…
What I like about myself:
The fact that I have the ability to not care what other people think. Now this is something that I didn’t discover myself. I was told this.. When I was having a conversation with my partner. He mentioned to me that one of the good things about me was that I didn’t care what others thought about me. Now this came to a surprise to me as I had never noticed I had given off this sort of ‘care free’ vibe.
But it is true… When others would rock the latest fashions in school, I would cover my face in glitter and wear army trousers and a ripped t-shirt. Not because it was hip but because it was comfortable and it was the first thing I saw that I liked in my wardrobe. This may seem odd to many as something to like about myself but I am sort of proud of it. I like the fact that I can say things and like things and hate things that aren’t following the crowd. I like to be different, I like the fact that I’m utterly unordinary.
I think my belly could be more toned but, if I lost weight, I’d lose my bum which I think is my best feature. There!! I said it! So I don’t think I’ll ever have that flat tum that everyone raves about… because I like my bum too much. 😉
I like my big brown eyes and my very shapely eyebrows, my thick eyelashes and my nostril shape. (I know thats an odd one but they’re shaped like little petals and I think its cute 🙂 )