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you need only ask   One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

My tap teacher is leaving after summer to go to a London dance school. The sadness! Yet happiness for her. I wish I was as fabulous as she is. She’s a great teacher.

— 1 year ago

#life 

Scenario:
You are waiting to cross the road. You see that after a particular car there are no more and you will be able to cross. Hopefully the person in the car realises this too due to the invention of mirrors (I know, they are not for decoration, shocking). So you cross halfway as they approach to wait… but they stop for you to cross.

It’s not my right of way. I know that. They know that.

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING? FUCKING MOVE!

— 1 year ago with 2 notes

#rant  #life  #pet peeve  #driving  #pedestrian 
So one of the things I did with my holiday was watch “Food Matters” and “Food Inc”. Even if you take both of these to not be entirely true and biased towards their own line of thinking, they still show you how fucked up we are as a society in terms of our relationship with food how it mostly stems from a lack of education, and regulation in terms of what is allowed to be manufactured, marketed and sold by the food industry. Even if you decide to eat healthy and choose local/organic fruit and veg to get the most nutrients our of what you eat, do you know how hard it is to find? You have to literally search and stand and read all the labels in the supermarket and even then they often won’t have an ideal option available.

So one of the things I did with my holiday was watch “Food Matters” and “Food Inc”. Even if you take both of these to not be entirely true and biased towards their own line of thinking, they still show you how fucked up we are as a society in terms of our relationship with food how it mostly stems from a lack of education, and regulation in terms of what is allowed to be manufactured, marketed and sold by the food industry. Even if you decide to eat healthy and choose local/organic fruit and veg to get the most nutrients our of what you eat, do you know how hard it is to find? You have to literally search and stand and read all the labels in the supermarket and even then they often won’t have an ideal option available.

(Source: eatforhealth, via baby-fish-mouth)

— 1 year ago with 77 notes

#Life  #Food  #Obesity  #Diets  #healthy eating 
I feel like its really easy to fall into this trap of nostalgia and wishing to go back or wishing that future will be like or as good as that prior time. It’s something I found myself thinking about a lot. I guess I’m quite a nostalgic person but I’ve been trying to separate it in my mind so my nostalgia is ‘that’s a nice memory I have, I’m glad it happened’, and not ‘that’s a nice memory I have, I wish it could happen again’. I think that it’s super important, especially if life isn’t going the way we want at any particular time for us to be aware that changing a situation/location will not necessarily bring back the happiness of the past and that we should be content at the very least that this past time was something we experienced. 

This is also part of why I loved Like Crazy so much because it perfectly tips it hat to this idea towards the end.

I feel like its really easy to fall into this trap of nostalgia and wishing to go back or wishing that future will be like or as good as that prior time. It’s something I found myself thinking about a lot. I guess I’m quite a nostalgic person but I’ve been trying to separate it in my mind so my nostalgia is ‘that’s a nice memory I have, I’m glad it happened’, and not ‘that’s a nice memory I have, I wish it could happen again’. I think that it’s super important, especially if life isn’t going the way we want at any particular time for us to be aware that changing a situation/location will not necessarily bring back the happiness of the past and that we should be content at the very least that this past time was something we experienced.

This is also part of why I loved Like Crazy so much because it perfectly tips it hat to this idea towards the end.

(via conflictingheart)

— 1 year ago with 240 notes

#Nostalgia  #thoughts  #life 

If I’m going to get better at tap I need to learn to relax. And not worry so much when I fuck up.

— 2 years ago with 1 note

#life  #dance 

However yesterday was epic. Here is a taster of Rodrigo y Gabriela.

— 2 years ago with 1 note

#life  #music  #gigs  #awesome  #rodrigo y gabriela  #glasgow 
Went to see Zach Braff in his play All New People today. It was really great and just shows that he does everything he loves really well: directing, writing, acting (on stage and on film). He did a Q&A afterward and it was super nice to see him just chat about his career and what he loves to do. Super inspirational. Also a total nerd, and a total babe.

Went to see Zach Braff in his play All New People today. It was really great and just shows that he does everything he loves really well: directing, writing, acting (on stage and on film). He did a Q&A afterward and it was super nice to see him just chat about his career and what he loves to do. Super inspirational. Also a total nerd, and a total babe.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes

#life  #its good and stuff 
Films: January

Tangled - Rewatch

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - Twice. First time I’d seen a Mission Impossible film and was throughougly entertained. The stunts were amazing, overall it was a great and easy to watch.

Super 8 - Rewatch

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - As always I wish I got round to reading the book before I saw it and watching the original film however I really liked it. There was some great characterisation (loved the little things like the way Craig kept his glasses that really added something to their depth). Well directed as we have come to expect from Fincher. I wasn’t a fan of the opening credits they seemed out of sync with the rest of the film, I know that there are parts that are harsh and abrupt but the opening seemed so much more so than was necessary.

The Artist - Absolutely adored, reminds me of my favourite film of all time Singin’ in the Rain. The characters give it so much energy and life, the score is sublime and the humour was almost slapstick comedy without being over the top. Such a joy to watch,

10 Things I Hate About You - Rewatch

Coriolanus - so. incredibly. dull.

Limitless - Rewatch

Shame - Excellent film Steve McQueen, nice cinematography and use of lighting throughout. Fassbender and Mulligen were brilliant. One of the most particularly hard to watch scenes in recent memory - mostly because it doesn’t cut away, he forces you to look and forces the character to come to terms with the fact that if he’d opened himself to others company and not neglected every other aspect of his life apart from his obsession he might of been able to help.

J Edgar - Well made film however it is just too long. It’s a interesting story and DiCaprio plays the part well but it could have done with a good 20 minute chop.

EDIT: I also watched the entirety of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was AWESOME. But also was many hours long.

— 2 years ago with 1 note

#Films  #Life  #2012 
Pizza shirt. Huzzah!

Pizza shirt. Huzzah!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes

#Life  #John green  #Pizza 

I got my sister to read and finish a book. My sister does not read. In her words “I will not avoid things you like, I will avoid nerdy things you like”. But I got her to read John Green when she was bored. Lifetime mission accomplished! She says she’ll read another by the same author. READ ALL THE JOHN GREEN BOOKS!! HUZZAH!

— 2 years ago with 2 notes

#John green  #books  #Life 
Christmas Day

This is a post I wrote after Christmas. It is about illness and how much it sucks. I am very fortunate to have all my grandparents. One of my grandmothers has Parkinson’s Diesease.

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time at my Grandparents house because my dad worked offshore, two week rotation, and my mum worked night shift. So when I wasn’t at school I was often at their house because it made more sense for us to sleep there until we could look after ourselves if both parents were working.

I don’t visit my grandparents as often as I should. This is partially selfishness as I like to spend my days off doing other things and I often feel I have a lack of things to talk about with them. The other part is because it kind of makes me sad because I hate seeing my Gran how she is now.

We spent Christmas at my parents this year and my Grandparents joined us for dinner. I don’t think my Gran realised it was Christmas day as she often made reference to shops being open and we would say ‘but they’ll be closed today, it’s Christmas’.

After we’d eaten we exchanged gifts. Once everyone was finished my Gran says but we’ve missed some people. She starts to look around and ask about my cousins and Aunts and Uncles. They had already been to see them that day and they hadn’t been with her for hours.

Eventually she asked three or four times that she thought it was time to go home, probably because it was dark outside and even though it was only 5 o’clock, I think she thought it was later in the evening as we’d just eaten supper.

We bring her home and as we drive along past the school she asks why we are going this way. It’s a bumpy road but the other way home is too so I explain this is the quickest way, although not the most comfortable. When we arrive at the house however, she asks what are we doing here? Why have we come? She looks confused at why we’ve brought her home. It fucking breaks my heart. Once we are out of the car and on the way to the door she seems perfectly comfortable that we are going inside and happy enough once home, just tired.

It might have been that this particular day was a bad one because she hadn’t taken all her meds. Grandad noticed there were too many left to take and a dosage had been missed at some point, most likely because she didn’t have lunch that day.

From my point of view, her life must suck. She never really leaves the house as she doesnt like to walk far and she doesn’t like to bother people by going out in the wheelchair. She also hates trying to get in and out of the car as they are just not designed for people with limited mobility.

But I wonder if due to her increased ability to not remember things she thinks everything is fine, I think she misses baking and being able to do things for herself because her tremour doesn’t really allow it. But maybe she doesn’t dislike it that much as long as she has company. She won’t remember not remembering things I suppose.

Anyway, illness sucks. She’s already had to fight cancer in her lifetime. It would be great if PD would kindly fuck off.

— 2 years ago with 2 notes

#Life  #Illness  #Family 

Today was just awesome. Walking around a new city. Listening to your favourite author telling you a brilliant story in your ears, and talking about the city you are in like it’s the best place in the world. You can’t help but agree. Thinking about life, death, war, illness, infinitives, time, disorganising mourning, the right to freedom, water (in all it’s different forms) and so much more.

— 2 years ago with 4 notes

#life  #travel  #amsterdam 
Snow that came slowly at first then all at once.

Snow that came slowly at first then all at once.

— 2 years ago with 12 notes

#life  #travel  #amsterdam