Sunday, 23 January 2011

week in photos #2

001. I've been taking some pictures with my Diana Mini this week. I've already finished 1 roll this year so far (although nowhere seems to be able to develop it, it's some sort of mystery film!) and I'm hoping to finish the 2nd by the end of this month. I love my Diana, but it's such a different experience from film photography. I find it difficult taking many pictures because I don't know what they look like and I'm scared they won't turn out. Which is part of the fun of a Diana, I realise. I'm too much of a perfectionist!

002. Work work work. I feel as if that's all I've done this week. It's been absolutely crazy all week, with queues of 60 customers at times, but I can't complain as it's been great for getting sales. Although if I hear "can I have the iPhone 4 at £5 per month with unlimited everything?" one more time I might crack up!

003. I've been playing about with some designs for a logo for my friend Jenna's jewellery company. We finally decided on which one to use and I've made it into a rubber stamp for her to apply onto her packaging and achieve a nice vintage feel.

004. A few nights ago I made Nando's style portobello mushroom & halloumi cheese wraps, homemade guacamole and sweet potato wedges for dinner. It was delicious, tasted exactly like the one from Nando's and cost a fraction of the price. Success!

005. As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to see Black Swan last night and absolutely loved it. I think I'll be seeing it again whilst it's in the cinema, it's just that good. I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it yet (what are you waiting for?! go now!) but every last detail is just perfect, and the acting was fantastic. I did cringe and cover my eyes in quite a few places though, yuck!

006. I've been reading quite a lot this week. I finally started reading One Day, by David Nicholls. It's the first book in a long time that I've been so engrossed in. It's brilliant, possibly a new favourite! I also discovered Oh Comely magazine whilst browsing WH Smiths and it has quickly become my favourite magazine. If you're anything like me and can't stand magazines full of celebrity stories, stories about how to achieve the perfect (read as: too skinny) body and would prefer to read about musicians, artists, photographers in a gorgeously designed magazine full of pretty photos and quirky articles then this is for you! I'm going to sign up for my first ever magazine subscription as soon as pay day arrives!

007. It's been really foggy this week and I had one of the worst driving experiences of my life because of it. Out of all the bad weather conditions, fog is the only one that scares me. I was trying to drive in it last night and I literally couldn't see 1 inch infront of me. I couldn't even see the cats eye lights on the centre of the road and ended up driving on the wrong side of the road, it was that bad. I had to turn back and take another route, which was almost as bad. Fog lights didn't help and it was pretty scary!


  1. I'm so glad I took your advice and bought that magazine! I emailed them and submitted a few recipes too :)
    I love One Day, I have as book club with my friends and this was the first book we read. I laughed and cried. His other two books The Understudy and Starter for Ten are also amazing

  2. You've posted this twice so I didn't know which one to comment on, but eventually I chose this one! I just found your blog and adore it - you take such lovely pictures.
    I really have to stop being such a wimp and go watch Black Swan... I'm reading so many good things about it now and it's making me ill to think I'm missing out on something that could be so spectacular.

  3. Lovely post & pictures. Your nails are amazing. I have to see Black Swan and look into reading One Day :) x

  4. love your camera, your nails are so pretty too <3

  5. Gem - More people need to know about the magazine, it's great! I even ordered back issues from the website. I think I'll read his other books after this one. :) xx

    Michelle - Oops, didn't realise I had posted twice! Thanks :) You definitely need to see Black Swan. I thought it would have been creepier than it was, but it's just beautifully made! xx

    Leila - Thank you :) Both the film and the book are great - you should! xx

    Carina - Thank you :) xx

  6. i love oh comely magazine, i always hunt it on in my local waterstones but they haven't had it for ages! aso had NO IDEA you could buy nandos peri peri stuff in shops? i'm amazed, seriously, haha. i think you've opened my eyes to a cheaper, new way of life. x

  7. Ohh I am so tempted to get a Diana Mini! I hope you can find somewhere to develop the film though! I'd love to see the results :)
    I've heard about 'Oh Comely' before, it definitely sounds like my kind of magazine :) xoxo

  8. I need to pick up the new Oh Comely for inspo for my wedding :) Love the leopard nails and am getting the set of Diana lenses for my DSLR to take on my honeymoon :)

  9. Never heard of that magazine, it sounds interesting :) xx

  10. I could so eat a nandos right now! (even though it is only 10.30am!) I am planning to go see black swan this week but I don't think my boyfriend is looking forward to it for some reason... xx

  11. Love your blog!! So glad I stumbled upon it :) these pics are amazing and your nails are awesome. I saw Black Swan too, loved it. I'm also a big nandos fan, I'm suddenly in the mood for some piri piri fries haha xx

  12. I want a Mini Diana! *pout*
    And I want to go see Black Swan, bu I don't know when it premieres in Arg.
    I'm a new follower!

    xo, Ella

  13. Oooh the magazine looks good - will have a look for it next time I'm in WHSmith. It will be nice to read something different! I really want to see Black Swan but we've just got a new puppy so can't leave her on her own just yet! Maybe in a couple of weeks :) PS - Am subscribing to your blog, love it!

  14. elle - yep! i think morrisons and asda both sell the piri piri sauce. it's brilliant for when you're craving nandos but can't afford it! xx

    katie - you should get one, they're so much fun! i've found somewhere to develop the film - just have to post it off now :) xx

    emma - thank you! xx

    natz - thanks for the comment. those diana lenses sound interesting! xx

    dan - i hadn't heard of it until last week. you should pick up a copy :) xx

    sarah - i could eat a nandos ANYTIME! haha! xx

    stefany - thank you! i really want to go see black swan again. piri piri fries are brilliant.. i wonder if you can make those at home too? xx

    Ella - you should get a diana mini! i love mine :) has it not been released in your country yet? oh no :( you must be dying to see it after everyone praising it on their blogs! thanks for following xx

    nic - my WHSmith has a lot of them in the clearance bins for 50p, so keep an eye out in yours! thanks for following xx

  15. I'm totally in love with my Diana and my Blackberry!

    So jealous you've been to see Black Swan already! x

  16. Great photos and blog!:)

  17. What a beautiful week in photos! Jealous of the fact you've seen black swan, i wanna see it so bad! xx

  18. Ooo I adore your nails on the first photo! I want them!
    I really want to see Black Swan! However my friends said it was really weird, oh well I shall find time to see it, seen as you thought it was really good :)

    Sian xx

  19. I nearly bought Oh Comely magazine in WHSmiths today, what a really weird coincidence! Might have to pick up a copy now though, it sounds like my kinda magazine :)

  20. cute camera! your nails match it too!

  21. your nails are amazing!

    cute blog too, now following ;-)