A reason to blog again

We've been really bad at this lately!
But here is a treehouse, and suddenly I'm inspired again:


It ain't me, babe

Go 'way from my window,
Leave at your own chosen speed.
I'm not the one you want, babe,
I'm not the one you need.
You say you're lookin' for someone
Never weak but always strong,
To protect you an' defend you
Whether you are right or wrong,
Someone to open each and every door,
But it ain't me, babe,
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe,
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.

Go lightly from the ledge, babe,
Go lightly on the ground.
I'm not the one you want, babe,
I will only let you down.
You say you're lookin' for someone
Who will promise never to part,
Someone to close his eyes for you,
Someone to close his heart,
Someone who will die for you an' more,
But it ain't me, babe,
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe,
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.

Go melt back into the night, babe,
Everything inside is made of stone.
There's nothing in here moving
An' anyway I'm not alone.
You say you're looking for someone
Who'll pick you up each time you fall,
To gather flowers constantly
An' to come each time you call,
A lover for your life an' nothing more,
But it ain't me, babe,
No, no, no, it ain't me, babe,
It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.


Funny Facebook

Facebook has the weirdest ads

"Get some of our teeth whitener and your lips will turn glossy and multi-coloured as a bonus!"

Top notch advertising.

Bigger than Jesus

Gosh, I love this photo of The Beatles! Look how awesome and happy go lucky and chuffed and cool they all are. Especially John - my favourite Beatle.
When I'm not listening to The xx (which isn't often), I'm listening to The Beatles White Album. Best album. Guitars gently weeping, etc.

Korean Pancakes

Like I NEED another food addiction.

Someone tipped me off to the little hole-in-the-wall Korean Pancake shop on the corner of Wellesley & Lorne St.

So far I've tried chicken&Cheese and Beef&cheese, they also have sweet ones and vege ones and ham ones. And all for $2.50!

They're so good...really just a big cheap greasy mess, but I have to say I am really quite partial to big greasy messes :/ :/

Umiya has serious competition!


The xx

Today is "Listen to Nothing But The xx Day."
In fairness, the last week has almost purely been "Listen to Nothing But The xx Day." I'm obsessed: Every single song is so beautiful. Liss and I are both feeling a lot of feelings for The xx at the moment and we particularly like Intro, Crystalise, Islands and Infinity. The songs love is made out of.
It's the soundtrack to all things lovely and special, and everybody should listen to it. This video to Crystalise is also rad:


Spring shadows

Our friend Chelsea has this very cool blog about our home town, called I Have Loved You So Long. We are rather parochial around here and really do love the East Coast.
Anyway, I love these photos she took of the shadows from the spring sun coming through her bedroom window. So lovely !



I’m going to Fleetwood Mac! Tickets sold out within minutes but luckily I have a friend with super speed internet that snapped us up a couple just in the nick of time. Joy! My life is complete.

Top 5 all-time best ever reasons why Fleetwood Mac is going to rule:

1)Stevie Nicks is one of my heroes.
2)Rhiannon, Dreams, Sara, etc has been the soundtrack to my life.
3)I have never been to Taranaki before
4)Me & my chum are going to hire a campervan, which is both hilarious and awesome.
5)Imagine all the amazing op shop and trinket spots I will discover on the nine-hour journey to the naki?!


Need this:

I want this ring slash bracelet! Or one that is pretty much the same! Where can I find one? Or can somebody make one? Or somthing ? Lissy? Help !


Shamelessly sucked in by ads.

I don't know what it smells like, but I do know I want it anyway.


Nice wee reminder

The First

I love “first” days. Today is a perfect example – the first day of September, the first day of spring, my first day back at the gym and the first day of my “I’m totes sticking to it this time” health regime. What a day to start afresh! And what makes a “first” day even better is when it’s beautiful as today was; crisp and sunny outside, blossoms on the trees and those lovely good natured, nice-guy flowers daffodils and jonquils in every well-tended garden around town. Today is also random act of kindness day!
What was my point here? Oh, right – Noah and the Whale. Their latest album The First Days of Spring is so lovely. It has been on heavy rotation on my iPod the past few weeks and it seems even more appropriate to listen to it since it really is the first days of spring. It even sounds how spring would sound if it was music (?).
My random act of kindness for the day is posting this link which allows you to download the album. Sharing is caring <3


- Port, I've recently been introduced to this by someone I now drink with on rather a regular basis and think it's safe to say I've developed a definite craving :/ it's all I want to drink now! (try drinking it in a caravan in a small sea-side town whilst playing drunk pictionary and it's a pretty cool Saturday night) :)

- Umiya Japanese takeaways in the atrium. Amaaaaazing. I have a problem/addiction

- This song always pleasantly surprising when you can like an artist/band for months and not get sick of them! :) <3 you Ellie


Cool kids stick together

Further benefits of being a fan of bands on facebook: Having a rare peak into the Alison Mosshart inner circle. She posted these behind the scenes photos from The Kills tour with The Horrors, (what a combo) providing insight into the fun times had when you're in a cool band. Like drinking at bars in Brooklyn with Alexa Chung and putting Noel Fielding into a merchandise box. Looks like a proper lark!


Muscats @ Millton

Everyone should come to this awesome party our friend Mon is having at her place! It's going to be so fun! In fact, why not come to gissy for the whole labour weekend and come to the Wine & Food festival on the Sunday too! The festival is also extremely fun, and if you don't believe me, just look at what a laugh we had last year:


Penguin Books

As Lissy mentioned previously, we love old books. Lots. For a while I was focusing my collection on extremely old hard-covered books, with pretty spines and gold leaf pages but recently I've been turned my attention to Penguins. I love the coded and organised nature of them, the simplicity and the fact they are so penguin-ish; they're easy to spot among walls of books. I got a couple of these ones today for only $2 each!!!!! Bargain. And I'm so excited about my rapidly growing collection I just had to share some of my favourites. x

The Hangover

The last thing I remember from last night was dancing around a lounge to Violet by Hole and wine spilling over my glass. Suddenly I woke up at 5am, extremely uncomfortable, on some flattish type couch with my heels still on. Groan.
I made my way home, surprisingly made my way to work and now I'm dealing with several symptoms of The Hangover. You know, the usual stuff: cringy flashbacks, cellphone sent message horror, that taste in the back of your mouth that simply WILL NOT GO AWAY, an indescribably bad feeling in my stomach, eyes that look like pissholes in the snow, zero cigarettes, and an overwhelming need to be hugged.

So, I give you the Top 5 All-Time Best Ever Things for The Hangover:

1) All manner of drinks. Not just one, ALL MANNER, such as: banana milk, cup of tea, coke and mandarin mizone.
2) Pasta! I always have hungover cravings for cabonara type food, as well as meaty croquettes, creamy mayo cheeseburgers or eggs benedict. Any of these will do.
3) Television or movies that requires no thinking. Such as shortland street omnibuses, Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Hills, Bromance or, the worst ever, Denise Richards: It's complicated. Shit television is surprisingly therapeutic.
4) Hugs! Reassurance from wholesome people that everything is going to be ok.
5) Suri Cruise. Just look at her!

Great stuff

I love all of this at the moment.

Bring back thank you notes

Especially ones like this

Girl crush

How much of a fox is Georgia Jagger?


:) and :/

- Feijoa cider from the Wine Cellar...genius/ah-mazing. Warning: you will NOT have "just one pint"

- My new Yeti! we've called him Not Yeti, and he is the new keeper of my heart <3 you can get him from here!

- Studying/learning, yay, love it!

- Not blogging for months, where have I been? I forgot that I love writing down random thoughts and bits & bobs so much! hehe

- Snarkyness

- Student poor-ness setting in. Hmmm. Not loving it