Saturday, 14 April 2012

Hanging out with Iggy Pop - How to have a lovely night in

You've spent your day doing absolutely nothing productive, perhaps you've done a bit of that work you've been putting off for weeks, but then you give up after helplessly staring at it for over half an hour. You can't be bothered to answer the door or your phone and the comfort of your bed is the only appealing place . Your friends are out tonight, it's not even raining and you're in the middle of england and that's almost a miracle, but you're stuck at home with seemingly nothing to do. You are probably left feeling like a miserable, angsty teen. You mutter to yourself as you remember that time you couldn't handle a few shots of vodka and coke and all of a sudden you're kind of glad to be alone on a Wednesday night.

If, like me,  there have been many a night where it's 11pm and it finally hits you that your friends are rubbish and that you're going to die alone, *~*~fear not~*~ for this post is about


1. Lots of blankets and cushions and chairs and stuff to make a den. Drape quilts over chairs and prop pillows up inside your den, light some candles and grab a book. Pretend you're in The Dreamers,  acquire yourself two french siblings and voila, happiness is sure to follow.

2. A stack of dvd's to watch. I'd recommend Harold And Maude, A Bout De Souffle, Annie Hall, Me And You And Everyone We Know, The Darjeeling Limited, most girly 90's film will be suitable too or anything by Michael Gondry (not the green lantern though-errrgh) and Lars Von Trier (Antichrist, if you're brave.) 
note: don't watch things like Submarine or Lost In Translation, unless you want to be left in a teary eyed heap on the floor.

I love you too, Woody Allen. I thought I'd include this picture to cheer you up xoxo

3.  Just watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show and see your troubles disappear.

4. Some records, some paper, pens and some paint. I like to put on The Idiot by Iggy in those half-sleepy hours of the morning where you feel really weird. Put on loads of good records that you can sink into, something like Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine will do. Then go grab a pen and scribble down something really meaningless and don't stop writing until you feel you've vented enough. Alternative: paint something that is probably a bit silly and that doesn't require much thought. Just go for it.

5. Have a really long bath. Baths are really wonderful and they never fail to cheer me up. Again, the french siblings could enhance this. 

6. Lots of your nans/mums neglected clothes. Play dress up! I honestly still wear my mums 80's jumpsuits and feel like those really bad barbie dolls I used to have that had loads of pairs of legwarmers and stuff. 

7. Glitter. Put it around mirrors, in your hair, on your face, just sprinkle that shit everywhere and prepare to be ~fabulous~

8. Sing really loudly and bed surf to 60's garage music. Works like a charm!

9. Drink lots of peppermint tea, eat lots of bakewell tarts, make some macaroons (the recipe is here) watch Marie Antoinette and put your hair in a really big bun and put feathers in it.

10. Write a really long letter to an imaginary lover. Imagine you're Zelda Fitzgerald. Then fold it up and hide it away somewhere and be prepared to read it back in a few weeks time and cringe.

11. Watch Peep Show, Arrested Development, Black Books or The Young Ones.

12.  Go around your house with a torch and a video camera and go ghost hunting. Pretending to be Derek Acorah from Most Haunted or something.

13. If worst comes to worst and you're still left feeling a bit glum and lonesome, force your friends to spend time with you via a series of death threats.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Days Out & Sunshine

 Greetings from the void.

It's the Easter holidays and I feel as though I should spend my time wisely. Or, go out and sing loudly in the streets, smoke a lot, spend money on silly things. It has been really sunny here in England and it's cheered my up incedible amounts after feeling really quite glum for weeks on end. (Although today it has been a bit chilly and cloudy waa.) 

I went to a vintage fair in Oxford this Saturday and didn't find much except a velvet underground canvas bag (which wasn't even vintage, but very cheap) and a pair of shoes which are quite nice.

My pasty legs deserve a bit of the English sun, I think.

My dress looks like it has white dots from a distance but they're actually really tiny skulls, how fab is that?

 While my brother's been in portugal, I've been stealing all his records and playing them in my room. Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. (he's going to hate me if he finds out.)

My mum's old leather bag, that I don't know what to wear with.

        A photo of Jonah taking a photo of  me taking a photo of him

We're secretly chain smoking witches.

  This place called Watermead looks eerily like the neighbourhood in Edward Scissorhands or American Beauty. White picket fences, brightly painted houses and white street lamps, the full works!

Hopefully the weather stays delightful here, though i'm the biggest fan of the sun, I think it's still miles better than having to wear eight layers of clothing and looking like an arctic explorer in the middle of April. I don't even know when Easter is, but if I don't post before then, hope yours is wonderful!