Bastille and white wine have prompted me to ramble. Today has been a day where things have not gone as I would have wished. I do not know what that means for my future but we shall see.I only now realise that on days like this I am brought to search through the archives of my mind to find certain memories…Memories of losing myself staring at deep deep blue skies. I do not know why. There is something about the vastness, the pure colour. The simple beauty of a sky which is both empty in a sense and full in so many others that fills me with peace. When I cannot understand what I am ever going to do with myself, I am drawn to these memories. The feeling of peace that comes with them. That whatever plans I make or dreams I dream, one day it will all come to pass and it will be ok. so tonight I will steep myself in memories and blue sky.
this is something which i have wanted to write for a while. Mainly because the thoughts cross my mind so very regularly.I find that on occassion i am on night shifts seemingly all the time. I have no shame in admitting that the end of one such stint was ended with a blissfull McDonalds breakfast. I love McDonalds. I worked there. I despised working there with every fibre of my being. but I love the food and there is something naughty and awesome about everything I eat there. I admit to periods of definite McDonalds lust.But the Queen that reigns over the ends of my night shifts is the jam doughnut. I come down the stairs and walk through the hospital reception to the inexplicable smell of jam doughnuts. I have always been fond of them, but never before has the smell driven me a bit wild. I resisted for a week and a half. I can safely say the moment I bit into a fresh jam doughnut at the end of my last night shift of the month was the best bite of food I have had in this last half a year or so….
Well i decided that this weekend was the beginning of my Christmas celebrations. I spent my day listening to a carols album that sounds medieval and decorating my bedroom into as much of a Christmas grotto as I can make it. There is something so satisfying about decorating a tree. I try and build u a collection of decorations for the tree but I have left most of mine at home so here I have all the tree decorations and stuff from the past two years of student life. Its weird to see my student tree in my non student house without all of my friends around me. But hopefully over the next month before Christmas they will all come visit and see it. and meanwhile I have my doorway of lights and snowflakes so at night when I finish work and go to bed I can look at the wall and “step into Christmas” as Elton john sang. or rather gaze at the gazillion snowflakes i made and surrounded by a doorway of pretty Christmas lights. either way i have been happily staring at this “doorway” for some time and I invite any person to make their own doorway to Christmas. something that when things get a bit downbeat they can look at and go to another place with. Makes life a happier place!
Well I think these describe fairly well the food show experience…epic delicious food (little round cake company) and some rather more interesting food experiences. Among the strangest culinary delights I would like to list the Cheshire Cheese Company’s strawberries and cream cheese (points for imagination but dear lord I will not be trying it again) and the wonders of gourmet popcorn, who showed me that cheese on toast flavour popcorn tastes of awesome and that whiskey is also a welcome flavouring. It was a great afternoon out and I recommend anyone with a love of food and freebies to go!
This was from the good food show in london. Which was AMAZING. It kind of looks to me like the window is a big ole sun shining over the stalls. Which makes me happy :)
This is a piece of music to start the day with. When it’s too early to be awake or think or anything like that you can put i on and shut your eyes for 5 more minutes and suddenly it makes the world seem pretty darned exciting. It’s music that can take you to awesome places in your head if you let it :) and all of a sudden the world is your oyster and you can be anywhere you want and do anything. A grrrrrrrreat way to start the day.
Its nice to meet you tumblr. A couple of hours ago I came upon you and it looks like we are going to be firm friends. In the interests of friendship I will introduce myself. I am me. I am currently in my bedroom where I am being viewed by a giant rubber duck (patrick to his friends), an aardvark called Dennis and an odd googly eyed fish which lives on my wall. I find ridiculous enjoyment in things including
- bright colours
- baking things that taste of awesome
- the Christmas decorations in John Lewis
I hope I will discover many other peoples intriguing likes and dislikes as I wonder through. A happy voyage to us all!