Thursday, April 18, 2013

throw a little glitter on it honey, and go dancing!

I am back in Scotland now, but before I left the smoggy, KFC-scented embrace of Lewisham I indulged in a little bit of ARTS'N'CRAFTSWOMANSHIP. Home improvement. Divinely-ordained creativity. Not to toot my own horn, but let's just say that if managing to stick glitter onto things without actually sticking myself to the table counts as anything vaguely artistic, then I am basically a one-woman Pinterest board right now*.

And now Hamish looks even swaggier than before. SMUG LIFE INDEED.

I still have loads of letters left, just need to decide on a slogan for my Aberdeen bedroom wall now. I am pretty tempted to just go for ABERDOOM, not gonna lie.

*...I stuck some glitter onto letters from a pre-existing banner kit I bought in a junk tourist shop in Amsterdam. Div-friendly! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Just got back from visiting BFF in Amsterdam yesterday! (I hope you like my hilarious title for this post, by the way. #borntobeahack) Had such an ace time running round town drinking 8% beer under windmills and on canal boats, eating delicious fried kroketten and bitterballen, trawling gigantic street and warehouse markets for mad sartorial bargainzzz, dancing to rock & roll music in sweaty smoky clubs, looking at lots of marv exhibitions and also chillin out blowing bubbles.

This was from the Sara Cwynar exhibition at FOAM, which was totally so beautiful that I defied the ENTIRE PURPOSE of the message of the piece by taking a photograph of it. I pretty much love any artist who plays with memento mori/vanitas/pop art/found objects, and therefore she is my new fave.

Delicious flavoured liqueurs from Wynand Fockink. Mine was cherry, vanilla and orange blossom.

This was in Johan van der Keuken's amazing film exhibition at the Eye, we got trapped in there in a trance for about 3 hours watching all his beautiful bits and bobs. You can watch his first short, Paris a l'Aube, here.

note the excellent sign that was held up for me at the airport

I also spent all ma moneyyyyyyyyy. Though it was all under 4 Euros apiece so thas cool right?? I was particularly pleased with the pink silk shirt and the long paisley skirt, gonna be a BALLER librarian this summer.

Can't wait for exams to be over and for the sun to put his hat on so I can spend my whole June/July/Aug lying in the grass like a cat and drinking strawberry beer. Whilst wearing a a gingham dress and a straw hat, for extra carefree factor.