31 August, 2011

Fashion Dork

Somewhere along the way from metamorphosing from a child who liked to climb trees and didn't give a thought to whether my socks were matched or my t-shirts were on the right way around, and becoming an adult who was trying to make herself as attractive as possible the James Dean types out there, I missed a critical step... learning about fashion.

Last Friday I attended my first fashion show. Actually, I attended the general rehearsal for that evening's fashion show. I spent more time wondering what drives the (amateur) models to want to become models than I paid attention to what they were wearing.

28 August, 2011

Danny Macaskill- Doing what he does best

I'm sure I've shown one or two of Danny Macaskill's cycle stunt odysseys. My son sent me the link to this one, The Industrial Revolutions, and I was struck how marvelous the film team managed to gather a balance between intricate and sweeping movements, between the mind and gut feelings.

Danny Macaskill - Industrial Revolutions (by cutmedia1)

I'm not sure what made Macaskill the hero of a brigade of young people who spend their lives doing stunt cycling... but I am glad he is succeeding in doing what he wants in life.

25 August, 2011

Slow Return

When I started this blog, all those years ago, I promised myself not to apologise, not to explain away bad blogging behaviour... but, I do want to say I am sorry for not idling here for such a long while.

The summer was a delightful one of continual guests. Oh, how easy it was to become distracted with friends and family knocking at my door daily, "Do you want to come out and play?" What better an invite could I wish for?

Not that you left my life... I did read you, one and all. And now that summer is more of a willful bedmate showing signs of wanting to leave, I promise more attention in the weeks to come.

07 August, 2011

Life's Wisdom

Link from my son today. Thought it would be good to share with you. Don't know about you, but Tetris is one of those games I played forever.