morning routine

It’s odd how my normal hours now are back to normal, if that makes any sense. I don’t sleep at 4am and wake up a day and a half later anymore. I sleep at ‘night’ and wake up in the ‘morning.’ I have 2 alarms, hit snooze twice, doze off, and then manage to reach…

Time-bending Moleskine notebooks

I read an article on Adweek that caught my attention because it included 2 of my favourite things: ‘Hamilton’ and stationery. I shall focus on the latter, with a generous sprinkling of the former. Moleskine notebooks (in its current form) have been around since 1997, and have a certain ‘romance’ associated with it. Yes, today we…

My First Album

It was 2001. Britney Spears released her self-titled album, and a little girl in New Zealand had to have it. Me. I needed (wanted) it. I must have seen the ad on TV, and thus started the whining. I don’t know why I decided that this was the album I willing to throw tantrums over. I…

VLOG time; things that make me tick.

I’ve been blogging for a while now. Here’s a video blog to spice things up. 10 super random/strange things about me. Join me as I take you on a journey to things that make me tick. Including stationery & feijoas. Like, comment & share if you please 🙂 Subscribe to my Youtube channel for future videos…

Liebster Award- Q & A

I had read about the Liebster Award in my first few months of blogging, hoping I’d receive it someday. The award is used to recognise and share cool new blogs you’ve discovered. And Ravine from the blog Boho Street Queen  nominated me quite a few weeks ago! Her blog is amazing- she’s into photography, art and recommending…

Stream of consciousness- creativity & puns

I over-think. Over-analyse. Over-sleep. Lately, I’ve been discovering many different artists /writers/creators- theatre, video creators, poets, comics, musicians,etc. As I always have. And I become insanely jealous. Jealous of their final, polished products, which receives a lot praise. It’s such an easy statement to make: “I wish I could have painted/written/performed that.” And you know…

Musicals and the rise of new media

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away… Did you think this was the blog post I was going to spill all my feelings for you to read? SIKE!  Calm your pants. That emotional line was in reference to lyrics from the song ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles. I heard the tune while watching an unrelated video,…

Stream of consciousness- II

[rambling contd…] Taylor Swift released her song ‘New Romantics’- the music video/single today. I was hoping for a story line video, but it is her tour footage (which was my first suspicion). It’s on Apple Music, not on Youtube/Vevo (yet), probably because of her deal with Apple Music- concert film, new treadmill ad. She’s becoming…

Stream of consciousness- I

This post will have no logical flow- consider it a ‘stream of consciousness.’ I’m in a strange mood now. Listening to Kanye, drawing doodles (I’m atrociously horrible at art, but I like attempting it). I drew a little thing, a new blog logo of sorts… Ladidadooooo. My back really needs a massage, it feels knotted and…

Child with a hat and a backstory

Story time… This is Lady Maddy, a distant relative of the Crawley family (from Downton Abbey), who was conveniently not featured on the television show. Rude. But she too had a story to tell. As a child, Lady Maddy was close to Lady Mary and Lady Sybil, but never Lady Edith, because Lady Edith was…

Inferno ‘sky-blue’ Crater, New Zealand

Rotorua is the hub of geothermal attractions in New Zealand. This photo was taken at Inferno Crater Lake, which can be found in Waimangu Volcanic Valley, which is ‘the world’s youngest geothermal system’ located in Rotorua, New Zealand. This lake is one of the many attractions in the Volcanic Valley, which I explored in one of…

Stubborn fashion statement choices

When I was 11 years old, I felt that I wasn’t being feminine enough because I didn’t really own anything pink. Despite my childhood favourite colour being red (which is basically on the same spectrum as pink, in the darker zone), I, for some reason, thought I was missing out on life as a girl…