Archive | June, 2010

Why Not Wednesday?

30 Jun

+ Hold an Alice In Wonderland themed tea party.
I wrote an article on the subject at http://www.mookychick.co.uk/lists/alice-in-wonderland-tea-party.php.

+ Take part in JulNoWriMo.
It’s the July version of NaNoWriMo and the aim is to write 50,000 words. Are you up for the challenge?

+ Decide to investigate how to become more eco friendly.
Little things such as not using plastic bags and recycling paper can make a big difference!

+ Plan out your blogging schedule for the next week.
Revel in the smug knowledge that you are fabulously organised.

+ Get a manicure.
Frivolous? Maybe. Self indulgent? Perhaps. Do you deserve it? Damn right you do!

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Curious Tuesday

29 Jun

1. Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. From pictures, nature, quotes, people with a story to tell.. everywhere.

2. Have you got any hobbies or interests you’ve let lapse & wish you would take up again?
Not really, no. At the moment, I’m in the midst of taking up several hobbies, including pottery and badminton, and quite recently I got back into writing for pleasure once again.

3. One tea party. Ten invitations. Who do you invite?
My grandma, because she is my favourite person in the universe. Charlie from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, because I find him fascinating and relatable (is that even a word?!). Lady Gaga, because she is absolutely fantastic and is an endless source of inspiration. Karl Lagerfeld, simply because he is wonderful. Charles Bukowski, because it would make my life to meet him. Gala Darling, because she is amazing and inspirational and showed me that it is possible to have a job you love. Russell Brand, because I am a little bit in love with him. Cher, so she could sing to us. And, my parents, because I would want them to experience this with me. What a tea party that would be!

4. Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?
Mrs Martins was endlessly encouraging to me with regards to my writing, but Mr Heap was there for me in so many ways. They are both fantastic people. I also adored Mr Murray, but for slightly different reasons.. ahem.

5. Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?
No, but I’d be interested to see whether or not it could work for me.

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Summer Plans

29 Jun

Things To Do;
Blog every weekday. Take daily outfit photos. Create something in pottery class. Go camping outdoors. Write letters to those who inspire me. Learn to knit. Intern at the fabulous British Style Bloggers. Get a steady part time job. Enhance my writing portfolio. Volunteer. Complete Julnowrimo. Create photoshoots. Host a tea party. Join the gym. Go to the seaside. Start driving lessons. Compile and complete a to read list. Visit somewhere I’ve never been before. Get a manicure. Have a piece published in The T&A. Practise my spanish. Spend a day relaxing at a spa. Donate blood. Go out for sushi.

Books To Read;
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne. How To Be An Explorer Of The World – Keri Smith. Bird By Bird – Anne Lamott. Dear Me – Joseph Galliano. The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest – Ken Kesey. 1984 – George Orwell. Succulent Wild Women – Sark. Living Out Loud – Keri Smith. You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay. The Freelance Writers Handbook – Andrew Crofts. The Daring Female’s Guide To Ecstatic Living – Natasha Kogan.

Films To Watch;
An Education. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Milk. 
Any suggestions of fabulous films lovelies?

Music To Download;
The Beatles. Bright Eyes. Ellie Goulding. Florence & The Machine. Iron & Wine. Jack Johnson. Jason Mraz. Laura Marling. Marina & The Diamonds. Sia. 

Other Exciting Plans;
Classes in pottery, creative writing & badminton. Regina Spektor concert. Blackpool with the family. Days out with the best friends.

That’s all for now frostings!
Thankyou to the wonderful www.sprinkle-diary.blogspot.com for the inspiration!

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Quote Of The Week

28 Jun

I never knew an early rising, hard working, prudent man, careful of his earnings and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck.
– Joseph Addison.

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Thankful Thursdays

24 Jun

+ All the exciting opportunities coming my way + my gorgeous doggy + fun times with my best friend + my health + all of my material possessions (especially the beloved iPOD touch!) + my creative mindset + lazy days spent writing + inspiring song lyrics + the opportunity to live life on my terms + delicious shakes from shakeaholics in York + pleasant train journeys + relaxation CDs that ease my manic mind + quality time with my family + outfits that make me feel fabulous + caring phone calls + having new projects to work on + working towards goals that make my heart sing.

What are you loving this week?
Let me know!

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Why Not Wednesday?

23 Jun

Why Not..?

+ Take a luxurious bubble bath with a glass of wine and your favourite music.

+ Spend fifteen minutes meditating.

+ Write a haiku about your best friends.

+ Decide to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

+ Start a new project.

+ Delve into your psychology.. the Myers Briggs personality tests are a great place to start!

+ Take a nap. Just because.

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

Curious Tuesday

22 Jun

1. If it was your birthday tomorrow, what would be on your wishlist?
A new camera, iPOD gadgets, clothes, shoes and a miu miu handbag would be much appreciated.

2. Do you look after your nails? Do you paint them? If so, do you have a colour that you keep returning to again & again?
I’m terrible. I do bite them, and I hate myself for it. I do paint them when I remember though.

3. What star sign are you, & do you think it is accurate?
Leo. Absolutely, 100% me.

4. What is something you have recently learned to appreciate?
My parents. They are fiercely loyal and never stop being there for me. I adore them.

5. What is your favourite city in the world, & why?
I love love love York. I know, it may not be the coolest or hippest place in the world, but it feels like home, has fabulous shops and culture to match. I’m going to live there one day.

Lots of love..
Kat xo.