Penguin Little Black Classics

So I was browsing the shelves of my regular bookstore, and came across these. Have you seen anything cuter??!


I am now obsessed and must have them all. See how they’ve even numbered them?? They know how book addicts work. So I had to go back and buy more.



You can find out more about this collection here. At only $1.99 they make great small gifts or fillers…or, say if you’re an addict and had to buy them all it’s not too hard on the back pocket!


Awesome People Reading

A tumblr blog I’ve been loving lately. Check it out here.  Basically, it’s just submissions from all over the globe of people reading. Usually famous…like Stephen King here reading Kate Atkinson’s When Will There Be Good News?


Stephen King reads

Pic credit- Awesome People Reading.

Some belated sunshine…

*ehem. This was last edited October 17th, I was just reminded of the fact that it was sitting in drafts!!*

So a couple of weeks ago Mel tagged me in a sunshine award!!! I had a good squeal about this with Neen, then promptly forgot that I had to DO something in return…so without further ado, some Q&A’s on moi and my own nominees!


If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you. You must answer some questions and nominate fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

1. Who is your favorite philosopher?
Wow this is a hard one. We don’t take philosophy in high school, nor did I choose it as a unit in university, so over the years Ive come across ideas that have resonated, however whether they are my favourite philosophers I couldn’t say – I would need to take a closer, more holistic look at their total works and ideas. I absolutely believe in freedom of speech and separation between church & state (think this is attributed to Locke?).  I like Chomsky, especially his thoughts on mass media, Huxley who I would consider a philosopher, Thoreau as well as Socrates, Plato & Aristotle , whose work, weirdly enough, I have studied in Ancient History. I also really like the thoughts and writings of Hrant Dink, especially around human & minority rights. Continue reading

A survey in time

So Mel, a lovely girl who I am yet to meet IRL but whose blog I love for  inspiring fashion, fitness and food posted up one of those surveys the other day…you know the ones you used to get emailed all the time when it was all the rage? I actually loved doing and receiving these…so here goes.

What time did get up this morning?
6.15  unfortunately, then a couple of snoozes before getting up for reals at 7.

Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds! Can’t go past the sparkle Continue reading

Friday tunes

I’ve been obsessed with this song for about …oh, 6 months. It’s so epic. It has a real emotional,  fragile and nostalgic quality about it which I love.

The Ellie Goulding version was just featured on one of the final episodes of Gossip Girl. I don’t mind her version, but the original will always have a place in my heart ❤

An auditory travel through time…

A friend’s recent Facebook post prompted me to think about sound and music in particular recently. It’s such a powerful sense and can literally transport you back to another time and place.  She asked what music we were listening to throughout high school. I distinctly remember sitting in the playground with a group of friends in Year 7 belting out ‘Ain’t nobody gonna break my stride’ by Unique II (Yes I had to look them up!)

I think this, along with this Savage Garden number could just about sum up my high school years. Continue reading