Thursday, 31 December 2015
Monday, 28 December 2015
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Saturday, 26 December 2015
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Here are a few snapshots of our Christmas tree this year. This is the second time we've had a real living Christmas tree in the house and with that comes all the excitement of choosing the right one and then of course, decorating it! We picked up our tree from the local park and with our dog Fischer's help (he loves to get involved every year), chose a 7 foot Nordman Fir (which apparently is a variety that lasts the longest indoors). Thought it would be fun to make this kind of post an annual thing and document our trees starting from now. Last year I somehow landed firm decorating rights to our tree and it ended up being a Game of Thrones themed tree (oh I know you're not surprised at all), but this year my housemates and I all got together to bedazzle it so it's more of a mish-mash of baubles. I think it still looks lovely though as everything fit into a neutral colour scheme with pops of red. I re-used my GoT baubles and Iron Throne ornament that I got from the HBO shop and most of the other decorations are from John Lewis. There are a few London themed ones of course to reflect my Anglophilia, and some feathered ones that I picked out after seeing them in Louise's unboxing video and falling in love with them too. A couple of cute animal and dog figurines feature as we are all avid animal lovers and the final thing that we are yet to place are the lights, but we found a couple of simple flashing red and white LED lights at Habitat that were already 50% off, score!
What does your tree look like this year? Any particular theme?
Sunday, 20 December 2015
I was pretty gutted when I missed out on tickets to see one of my favourite actors do a reading at the Globe last year but perhaps due to the great response they've decided to repeat the performance this winter not only once but six times, yay! Seeing as I was not about to take any chances this time, I booked tickets the first day they went on sale and managed to secure second row seats on the opening night. The reading is held at the Sam Wanaker Playhouse, a newer, completely indoor theatre next to Shakespeare's Globe, which uses candlelight as it's only form of illuminance. My first time at the Playhouse was seeing The Duchess of Malfi (starring Gemma Arterton) in early 2014 and I fell in love with it's old fashioned wooden decor, though I have to admit, the benches aren't the most comfortable after the two hour mark.
Feargal Murray plays a beautiful introduction on the piano before Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) takes to the stage in a tuxedo and starts the story. Possessing a rather short attention span, I often find readings can get a bit boring after a while but let me tell you this was not the case with this one and I'm 99% sure that I'm not biased. Though perhaps it had everything to do with Aidan Gillen's narration, which is captivating to the point where I'm not sure whether he is the world's best storyteller or... I'm just biased. Anywho, his narration is a far cry from the quieter muttering I'm used to hearing in press interviews and such, and accompanied periodically by the soaring piano accompaniment, he really takes you deep into the story and encompasses the world around you so much so that you can almost taste the food that is being served at the dinner party. By the end, the short story felt entirely too erm, short, though it stayed with me for quite a long while after. It's quite interesting how much laughter you can get out of the audience from such a realist and ultimately dark piece of literature too.
Friday, 18 December 2015
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015
What do you think of this sneak peek? Are you as excited as I am about Primark's new season?
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Zara dress / ASOS hat / Alexander Wang boots / Givenchy bag / Attack on Titan keyring / Necklace (borrowed from my mum)
Please excuse my hair here, it was at the stage where the grey toner was fading but I wasn't sure what colour I wanted to go next... looking back, the dip dye look definitely doesn't work with blonde ends (just resembled a terrible ombre job) but I made the most of it and just attempted to rock it for the time being. I featured this dress in my Singapore haul up on Youtube, it happens to have everything that appeals to me right now: velvet, flared sleeves, a high neck, and deep autumnal shades.
I seem to have accumulated a large amount of outfit photos that I've shot but haven't managed to find the time to blog about, I'm gonna attempt to trickle them out by the end of the year but as you can imagine it's been a little manic in the household in the lead up to Christmas. I've just about finished all my Christmas shopping and today my flatmates and I are off to look for the perfect tree. We need a small one so it'll fit in our modest abode but a cute one nonetheless. No doubt we'll bring our dog tree hunting too, he has to have the final say as he'll be the one peeing on it over the next few weeks!