Little Wishlist

Monday, 31 March 2014
Like most people my age (I hope), I spend a fair amount of time on the Internet lusting after things that I probably will never own. To be fair, I've spent a lot less time doing that recently, mainly because I don't have much extra time. But I still find the odd 10 minutes for a browse of my favourite online shops.

At the moment the things I seem to be longing for most are things for the house rather than clothes. This is probably because I'm doing a lot of DIY at the moment. This being the first house I've lived in as a fully fledged adult, rather than a student, I'm excited at the prospect of putting my own stamp on it. Luckily my housemates and I share similar tastes in decorating. That, or I'm just louder than everyone else and get my own way. But I like to think it's because we have similar tastes...

So we've been doing a lot of painting, and re-arranging and building little things. I'm saving that for a separate post though because things are still happening, but the house looks so much nicer and cosier than when we moved in six months ago. 

Etsy is one of my favourite online places to browse because it's just endless and has such a treasure trove of beautiful and creative things. I quite often buy presents for people from Etsy because I think it's more likely to be unique. I think sometimes because of the handmade nature of a lot of the shops they can be more expensive than a high street shop, but that's the trade off I guess. It's also why I spend more time browsing and clicking 'favourite' than actually purchasing things for myself on there. But if I could... here's what I would have bought recently. All of these are from Etsy. Click for the link.






I mean, how cute is that necklace?! I should probably just make one, but you have to give credit to the person who created this, don't you. 

Right, off to bed before work and rehearsal tomorrow. Got an exciting showcase coming up on Thursday and Friday. I can't work out where I am on the excited-terrified spectrum, that will probably become clear on Thursday...!

Thanks for visiting.

Harriet x



Shiny and new!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
So as you may have noticed, I've had a little blog makeover. I was tired of the old look so decided to go for something a bit different. I might make it a bit more interesting in time but for now I'm happy with something clean and simple. The new layout is a template by Nudge Media Design, and I really like it.

Apart from that, I've also got a lot of other new things on the go! I've got a couple of new jobs, which I'm really enjoying. One's an acting role and the other is a regular got-to-pay-the-bills job at Propercorn, the popcorn company. Which basically means I spend a lot of time eating all the popcorn in the office! The acting one is for a really cool site-specific production that's taking place on the South Downs in Sussex around the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes. It's a really fun production (despite sounding quite historical, which it is!) and best of all I'm playing a 14 year old boy. Which is just hilarious!

It was my birthday last Friday, and I got a new lens for my camera, which I am madly in love with. It's a 50mm, which I've been meaning to get for ages. I think it's just a lovely lens and such good quality for the price. So I got the boyfriend to take a picture of me for an outfit post, which I genuinely don't think I've done for about 3 years. It's the kind of thing that once you get out of the habit of doing it seems kind of embarrassing and ridiculous, even though there's actually nothing wrong with it, and I enjoy other people's outfit posts. So I think what I should probably do is just get over myself and start posting them again. Now that I have the necessary equipment (camera, lens, boyfriend who can just about hold camera and press button..!) I might as well :)

Dress - Topshop, Boots - Kurt Geiger
Hope you're all having a great week and I can't wait to get back on top blogging form. I'm working on it, I promise!

Here are a couple of other photos from my birthday weekend. I'll be back soon :)





Harriet x

Goals

Sunday, 23 March 2014

// Originally posted 3/3/14 //

I've written a list. I love lists. It's a list of things I want to focus on this year, in my personal life rather than work life. I'm still working on that list! So have a gander and let me know if there's anything glaringly obvious I've missed off. I'm sure the boyfriend would have a witty addition along the lines of 'talk less'. He's hilarious. I wanted to write goals rather than resolutions as such, mainly because resolutions sound a bit too much like rules, which will inevitably be broken.
Learn to play the guitar
Improve photography skills
Draw & paint more
Go running more
More DIY (yay!)
Plant flowers in the garden
Try some new recipes
Try meditation
Read some great books
Watch some of those films that have been on my list for ages.
Go camping
Quit smoking
Blog and write more


I got a guitar for Christmas and have been learning since then, which is really fun. It's such a good skill to have that I wish I'd learnt when I was younger, but better late than never I guess!


I watched most of the Oscars last night, although it was ridiculous o'clock in the morning. We had a bowl of popcorn and a pot of tea in bed whilst watching - wild, I know. I feel a bit sorry for Leo, bless him. Maybe next year, eh?! But there were some brilliant films out this year, a few of which I still have to watch. I haven't seen Nebraska or Gravityyet so they're next on my list. I think I've seen most of the other nominated films. I really liked Her actually, and hadn't really known what the film was about before watching it but it was a really compelling story told very subtley and the soundtrack was beautiful too. And Joaquin Phoenix never puts a foot wrong, in my opinion.


Wolf of Wall St was just outrageous, but I absolutely loved it. I've read a few articles from people decrying its immorality... I know what they mean but I guess it's down to the story the director wants to tell. I think it did glorify the character of Jordan, but to the point of grotesquety, and by the end I doubt any audience member could find him aspirational.


Hats off to Cate Blanchett as well, I thought her performance in Blue Jasmine was brilliant, and the award so well deserved. I loved what she said about female-driven films making money at the box office too. She was basically saying, 'more please, more please' wink wink, nudge nudge. And hell yes, I'm with you!


Harriet.


P.S.

It is totally pancake day tomorrow (or Shrove Tuesday, as my mother calls it...) which I firmly regard as the most important holiday in the calendar. Yes, even above Christmas. PANCAKES. Not that I need an excuse, but tomorrow I shall be consuming even more pancakes than usual. Win.
 
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