Monday, December 20, 2010

christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat

if you haven't got a penny then a he-penny will do
if you haven't got a he-penny, well then God bless you


i always feel it when the tree goes up, and in fact we have put up two this year
one at home and one with our grandparents
and there's already a satisfying amount of presents under our tree :-))

the most fun this year is that my big present for my little sister is all wrapped and under the tree and she has no idea what it is!! it's great 'cause thought she loves surprises - i mean, who doesn't? - it's really bugging her that she hasn't got a clue what it is! anyways i'm headed to decorate the house still more so farewell and stay warm, it's freezing!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

happy fireworks

Guy Fawkes! aka bonfire night!

So basically this dude Guy Fawkes decides he doesn't like how the country's being run, so decides to blow up parliament. it didn't work...

but the english remember this evening by setting of fireworks. it was originally bonfires on which you burned a sort of scarecrow-thing on a bonfire to set an example or something like that...

but it's basically turned into just a fun night where people get together to watch the fireworks set off.

And i don't know what it is about them, but i love them. just about everybody does!
the display was great, i hung with friends and had a great night!
but it was pointed out to me that watching the crowd is almost as interesting as the thing itself

he has a point

Saturday, September 11, 2010

never forget

"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but can never forget what we did here"

"In Chess, it is called Zugswang... when the only viable move is not to move"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

yoga classes are fuuuunnnn

so today i did something not quite the norm of kids my age, i took a yoga class. my godmother is a former dancer. whilst still dancing, she began taking yoga classes to help her warm up for performances. then, when she stopped taking dance classes, she just took more yoga classes. lo and behold, now she's a yoga instructor! don't get me wrong, i first took yoga classes in school when i was like, 10. too young to get it, and it is an acquired taste, but it was really fun! sure it made it much cooler that my teacher was my godmother who i don't see a whole lot but it made me feel great! it was also fun having lunch with her afterwords because so many people in the town came over and said how much they loved her classes! when we first got down there i got really intimidated by all of her regulars who were getting their blocks and blankets and ties (most of which i still have no idea what it's for...) and some looking at me like i was some weird alien organism when she needed the bathroom and i had to sign people in, but then a very nice pregnant woman and her elderly mother came in, and i figured i'd be fine. even if someone carrying a child was far better than i... she was. and yes whist chanting aum three times, i was reminded of the yoga club i took in 4th grade when everyone burst out laughing when the teacher suggested we do this. i have also since fallen in love with hare krishna music, for which all my friends think is really weird, not like thats new! i was also amazed that by the end of the class i actually knew what some of the poses were called like downward facing dog and child's pose, and didn't have to blindly copy the people in front and next to me -who i think i was making feel self-conscious...sorry- and all that's good! so basically, yoga's fun. it's also fun to do something just for the sake of doing it. not because you're good at it, or you have to, but purely because it makes you feel happy or makes you laugh, or for no reason at all, do it just for the hell of it. i would recommend yoga. but if it's not for you, as my godmother says "It's a yoga class for God's sake!"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

sun sun sun

it's summer so the sun is shinning and sunscreen is needed! any will work.
i am telling you from experience as i spent a fair amount of time on the beach today and i did get fairly burnt in one or two places.
yes i'm being a hypocrite...
however it means i can also offer an insight into good aftersuns, I find nivea moisturizing after sun lotion with aloe vera works wonders.
weather it actually does any good for your sunburn, who knows. but the aloe will be good for your skin even if it does nothing to your burn.
sticking the bottle in the fridge also makes it very soothing.
you can find out more about nivea on their website.
have fun in the sun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


so here in the Gisland it's perfect Snapper (baby salmon) season so we went out, bought some stinking bait, broke out the old bamboo poles and hey presto!


and some corn

that's pretty much it, ciao

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just your average 4 th of July

so we were headed to New York for part 1 of our summer adventure and guess who was in the airport lounge?

mr Dev Patel was headed to Japan i assume to promote his new movie and it was my leetle seester who spotted him first and she wasn't sure who he was at first (having not seen slumdog millionaire or watched skins) but her suspicions were confirmed when two other little ladies went up and asked him to take a picture with them so....
we figured they paved the way for us

and then who would be on our plane but, drum roll please, Matthew Morrisson from Glee!! after making small talk as he was sitting practically in the seat next to us we finally thought it was ok enough to ask for a picture

so, naturally, we did! now my sister and I have renamed fedora's "Matthew Morrisson Hat's" we're working on making it official, i dont think it'll catch on though...
so it was a pretty good 4th of July, and we just about made it to see the end of the fireworks!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Borough Market

Welcome to Lambeth

Tinned l'ecargots from the French stall run by lads from Shoreditch
Turkish Delight. pretty darn good

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

numero duo

so you all know the logic behind my shortie famous person thingy
Natalie Portman is absolutely beautiful and is know for being very petite
the miniscule actress is only 5'3 !!

Wearing Lanvin for the 2005 Oscars

and was anyone else mesmerized by her spread in V magazine?

Swimsuit top Bottega Venatta, Shoulder pads Keko Hainswheeler

I guess it's second nature to look this good when you've been friends with Issac Mizrahi since you were 14 and Zac Posen considers you his muse.
For her 2003 New Year's Pary she wore a Zac Posen dress that had $10,000 worth of crystals sewn into it. I want that gig!!!

and here is Mr Posen with his muse

I love Natalie, she's beautiful, a great actress and has great style

Thursday, January 7, 2010

numero uno

if i am entirely honest (which i always try to be), i will tell you that i am not exactly the tallest person in the world. FAR from it! So i was very relieved to find out -with the help if IMDb- that many great actresses who I really admire are not really that tall. Take these two for instance.

This is the two of them at fashion week

Did you know that Mary-Kate is only 4'11 with Ashley being only just 5' ?!?! I feel much better...
So for the next few weeks i will be bringing you (as well as a regular post) many other short -rather, petite- stars to prove that the small of us are not little at heart!
TTFN, Ta Ta For Now!