Wednesday, June 30, 2010

simply beautiful

i saw this on the gruen transfer last week. my mouth was agape.

it's stunning. i hope you like it.



Friday, June 25, 2010

"you may have the universe if i may have italy" - giuseppe verdi

not much happening today. a bit of a lie in, a light breaky, a trip to italy. you know, just your average friday...except that actually it's a pretty FREAKIN' AMAZING FRIDAY!

the boy and i have packed our bags (well, presumably. i wrote this pre-pack but since i scheduled it to publish just before we board the plane, i'm thinking we've put a few things in a suitcase by now) and we're off to explore "the boot" for four glorious weeks.

we'll land in rome tomorrow and the next four weeks will look a little something like this...

{positano}

{regional tuscany}

{no, wait. wrong florence}

{that's better}

{siena}

{venice}

{milan}

{cinque terre}

oh, what a wondrous month lies ahead.

the main purpose is to see this wonderful gal marry her equally wonderful guy in tuscany. and i can't think of a better excuse to travel italy.

aside from a few scheduled posts to keep camelshoes ticking, it'll be a little quiet here until late july. i am veering off the technology highway while i am gone and indulging in nothing but delicious food, a delirious luuurve. i can think of few things better. i'll make up for it by telling you about all the different gelato flavours i tried when i return.

ciao

xx

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

keep calm and carry on...or words to that effect


i thought it would be kind of cool to read alice in wonderland. i saw it reviewed on first tuesday book club ages ago and found the idea of revisiting a childhood classic charming.

so i bought it and tucked in but i never found my rhythm. i'd snap out of a thought and realise i have just read five pages without 'hearing' a thing. this just happens sometimes and isn't necessarily an indication of the story's quality. still, i've since stopped reading alice and moved on to we need to talk about kevin which, as an aside, is so far brilliant.

i will quite likely return to alice. i'll have to start again and make a better effort to get involved. i think i owe it to author lewis carroll since he, through his alice, most kindly came up with these spectacular words:

...but it's no use
going back
to yesterday because
i was a different
person then...

this quote resonated with me instantly and has, among other things, helped me find a way forward from portions of my past which had previously held me back. i love words for having that power.

and you? words to live by? quotes which inspire?

Monday, June 7, 2010

from where i'd rather be

it sure is winter here.
but, in less than three weeks we'll be escaping the chill for the italian sun.
sunshine and sunshine-related activities rock my world.

Friday, June 4, 2010

SATC2: the verdict

{trite}

{cheesy}

{void of plot}

{absolutely
. awful}

have you seen it yet? what did you think? anyone willing to give it two thumbs up?

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