Monday, 24 November 2014


I suppose its quite a cliché to start a book post with 'I love to read and don't remember a time in which I didn't' no matter how true that cliché is, so I shall start another way...
Old books, those are my favourite. The one's that you need to handle carefully in fear they will fall apart. The one's where you need to blow the layer of dust that has gathered upon it before being able to open the front cover. And of course there's the smell, that glorious smell only old books have. I must admit I'm quite a fan of the oldies. But what I love more than an old forgotten book is when that old book has a handwritten sentiment in it. A lovely moment sealed within the pages.
1. Han's Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales, found in a charity shop in Carlisle.
2. Enid Blyton's The Mountain of Adventure, found in a vintage book shop in Tynemouth.
3. Enid Blyton's The Ship of Adventure, found in a vintage book shop in Tynemouth

Sunday, 16 November 2014


Happiness... it's a bit of a strange one. There will be times when I think to myself 'in this moment right now, I feel completely and undoubtedly happy' and of course there will be other moments where I won't be so happy, and thankfully these times are just 'moments'. Recently I've been thinking quite a lot about happiness and in particular my happiness.
If your new to my blog then you might not know that I'm currently study Fine Art at University, however the course I'm doing is a Foundation Degree. A Foundation Degree is the first two years of any University course, you have the option at the end of the second year to keep it at a Foundation Degree or you can do a top up year which will bring it to a BA Degree. Anyway the point I was making is I have a lot of thinking to do as to what my next move is and where do I want to be in a few years time? and of course the biggest question of all what the hell am I doing with my life? 
After a good chat with my dad, it came to my attention that very few people have their dream job but that doesn't necessarily make them any less happier than a person who does. I think the point I'm trying to make is life doesn't always work out the way you plan, and that's ok. You may have a job that you hate but the people you work with are the people you couldn't quite live without. I'm beginning to think you don't need to love your job or enjoy it to be happy.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something wonderfully peaceful about taking a walk along a beach in the freezing cold and blustery wind, then warming yourself up in a near by coffee shop with a large hot chocolate. Which is exactly what my friend Celene and I did a week or so ago. As always I had my Camera in hand and I happily snapped away as we wandered and talked. I decided to  pick a few of my favourite photographs to share with you all.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014



Sometimes you just need a fineliner, a pile of scrap paper and a little spare time to allow your mind to go a little wild with doodles.

Thursday, 6 November 2014


 64 days...that's how long it's been since I last posted on my blog...64 days. I think we can all agree I've been slightly M.I.A (perhaps not slightly), however instead of focusing on those 64 days I thought it best to jump straight back into it.

I really just want to live in this illustration or at least hang paper stars from my ceiling.
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