Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Monday adventures

Monday was a good day. I really needed some time to relax. I woke up Monday morning and enjoyed a lay in, while David brought me breakfast in bed. Watched a few episodes of Comic Book Men and just relaxed. We then nipped into town and I sold some of my art work, and I was walking around the corner and saw that this beautiful 1940s Tearoom. It was The Vintage Empire tearoom in Herne Bay, Kent. 
I had to go inside, and dragged David in. We were greeted by a lovely lady. We sat down at this pretty little table with floral wallpaper all around, and 1940s music playing in the background. We had a wonderful local tea and an apple tea. Oh, and plus a cupcake. It was a cute little place where you could purchase 3 biscuits and a glass of milk for 80p, you could also purchase chocolate milk in a carton. So many teas to choose from. We were given vintage teacups and beautiful teapots.
It was so nice just to relax into a peaceful place. It was a perfect day. Work has been so stressful recently, I can feel myself getting really worked up. Sometimes you just need a day to just get back to being yourself. Monday was perfect.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Time for you

So it feels like it's skipped from summer to winter in an instant. It's so cold. Waking up in the morning and having that feeling of chilly feet, and not wanting to get out of a warm bed. The cup of hot tea in the morning to get the day started is a must.
My spare time is filled with watching back to back episodes of tv shows on Netflix, making new art while chilling in my Happy Potter pjs.
I love having that kinda time to myself. Sometimes I always forget to just have some me time. Those moments are important, just enjoying your own company can be so good for your soul. Things like re-reading favourite books, watching unknown movies, making fancy hot chocolates are some of my favourite. It's important to be happy with yourself. I am starting to realise this.

Friday, 3 October 2014

When your heart skips a beat

Love is a powerful emotion. It can cloud your mind and heart and just take over. It can change you for good and bad. Love changes everything.

When you end up falling in love, it's one of those moments that you will remember for the rest of your life. You will not forget having those feelings, at that point in time. It's that feeling of all the butterflies you get on the way to see them. When you catch them smiling at you, or when you look over to them and your heart skips a beat when you lock eyes. That hello and that kiss, which seems like forever. To be in love is like being home. Finding that person that makes you feel like you are home, and everything is right with the world.

I always believed in love, of course I did. After all, I watched all the movies and tv shows telling me love was real. I mean Rachel got off the plane. I have always loved. I loved my family, my friends, and I was fine with that. I didn't need anything or anyone else. The people that did have someone else were lucky. I never hated people for having that. It always filled me with joy for them, and imagining how it must feel to truly be in love.
It's the over coming sense of joy and also knowing this all feels right. Like the puzzle pieces all fitting together, rather than being forced into place.

'.....my world is you.' -Bloom by The Paper Kites

To feel that is beautiful. I feel that everyday now. 

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Collecting: Pop! Vinyls

My current obsession is Funko Pop! vinyl figures. They are basically these really awesome vinyl figures which you can get in various designs. They range from tv, film, cartoon, musicians, comic book, and even sports characters. 
I have always loved collecting and these figures feed my collecting habit. What's really wonderful about these figures is that they all have the same eyes, yet they all actually look like their characters. It's very clever.
I love purchasing these when I go to conventions as they don't break the bank and they are a nice treat. I'm most excited about buying the Buffy and Firefly ones, hopefully I will be able to get my hands on them.
I have 12 Pop! Vinyls already, and can't wait to buy more. There are so many different ones out there, the list is never ending, and so is my wish list.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Snuggle up with a film

Nothing beats being wrapped up with a hot cup of tea in my hand watching some of my favourite movies.
A couple of my favourite movies to watch in the Autumn are Shopgirl and Once.
Shopgirl stars the beautiful Claire Danes, Steve Martin and my super favourite Mr Jason Schwartzman. Shopgirl is a really cute romantic comedy with an indie feel. Claire Danes' character, Mirabelle is an aspiring artist who works behind a glove counter at a Beverly Hills department store. She meets two very different men, Schwartzman's character Jeremy and Martin's  character Ray. The movie is all about Mirabelle finding the right person for her.
                                    (Images from IMDB)
I remember the first time I watched this movie and thinking to myself how much I felt for Claire Danes' character. All the hardship and potholes in looking for that special person.
Another wonderful movie to watch all wrapped up this Autumn is Once. This is another perfect movie, which is shot beautifully.
Once is a gorgeous story of two souls who find each other on the streets of Dublin. They both have a passion for music and come together to help and inspire one another.
                                  (Images from IMDB)
The soundtrack to this film is worth the watch, let alone the great characters portrayed by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The film is very inspiring because it makes you believe in yourself. That you can achieve great things if you really put your mind to it. Also with the help of other creative people. 'If You Want Me' is my favourite track. It fills me with joy and sadness. It's a beautiful song.
Two wonderful films to watch with that special person or dear friend, which are perfect for an Autumn afternoon.