Wednesday, August 28, 2013


 a kidney stone, blood clot, stroke, etc. :)


"I'm like Johnny Cash. I only wear black."

Lovely Adele

Sunday, August 25, 2013


6 Reasons you should consider being a cat
-free food
-free rent
-sleep as long as you want to
-look great with no effort
-toes look like beans
-license to kill


"I think I still have rain somewhere in my heart."

Saturday, August 24, 2013


"there is normal.
there is wild.
i am both at the same time."




"I like the sea: we understand one another."
Greta Garbo

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Dog meditating in the snow.


"when i grow up i’m gonna live in a cabin and be naked all the time and my hair will be long enough to serve as a sweater when it’s cold and i’m gonna grow my own food and i’m gonna live with people who play music all the time and i’ll read books constantly and make friends with all the little birdies and squirrels and they will help me do household chores."


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything. 

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small. 

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything. 

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.



"Do you know what I need? To escape into the mountains, surrounded by tall trees, I will lay on the moss, and breath in the scent of mushrooms, flowers and wet soil."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


"(Asked if he would ever do a nude scene) "I don`t do horror films."

Handsome James Garner

Friday, August 9, 2013


"One Hit or Quit" - Auto’s hog splitter finished.
The blade length is 17 1/2 in., with a final weight of 10 1/2 lbs.

Monday, August 5, 2013


"She’s got the whole dark forest living inside of her."


"If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them"

A. A. Milne