Friday, 26 August 2016

Summer Favourites with Lou Loves

Harry Potter:

The harry potter books and films are nothing new to me. They'd scatter my brother's bedroom floor and he'd always, always make me sit through them all. It's until now though, after years of my brother moving out that I've revisited this wicked and marvelous school of witchcraft and wizardry and introduced myself to the likes of Snape and Dumbledore yet again. This involved watching seven films in a matter of days but do you know what? It was, it was totally worth it.
 The Book Thief:

I have no idea how to express my love for this film through words..It's so captivating and deeply touching that I cannot express how much you must watch it. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that the film follows the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old German girl who was given up by her mother to live with foster parents in the small town of Molching in 1939, shortly before World War II and is narrated by death which is a big aspect of the story. I can't wait to read the book and see how it compares.


Sand will never be a thing that I take for granted because quite frankly, it's hard to come across where I live. Whilst staying in a beach cottage in Cornwall a couple of weeks ago, surrounded by miles of sand and beach, I was really able to appreciate the splendour of such a simple thing. Glistening and sun kissed, as delicate as a feather.

Lauren Child:

I'm positively certain that I have talked about Lauren Child at length over my blog before but I'm truly obsessed with the way she illustrates. It's all so unique, so simple and so beautiful. I've recently been interested in her books too which showcase her trademark style.

Wishing you heath and happiness,
Marti xx
(Make sure to check out my lovely friend Lou's post)

Friday, 19 August 2016

Skies of blue and clouds of white

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind"...
 Nathaniel Hawthorne

Some snaps of the boat trip over to St Michael's Mt.
As always, wishing you health and happiness,
Marti xx

Friday, 5 August 2016

Welcome to my humble abode

This is a post that I've been meaning to write up for the best part of a year and I've finally gotten round to writing it..well sort of. I think that the reason it has taken me so long is because I actually don't know what to say other than welcome to my humble abode..
I absolutely love Lauren Child and her illustrations. The prints that I have on my wall here are ones that I have had for such a long time and ones that came as part of an illustrated copy of Pippi Longstocking. All this time and I still haven't gotten around to buying frames for them. I also have a German holiday postcard (it's rather blurred on this photo) that I bought from a car boot sale a little while ago. The illustration on the front is 'Bambi and friends'. It's dated to around 1954 which I find fascinating and has been previously sent to a little girl who isn't very well. The sender talks about her holiday in Germany with her supposed boyfriend and promises the little girl lots of gifts. I also have a scratch off map of the world that my fabulous sister got me for Christmas, some euros (don't ask) and a print from Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland. I also adore books of any sort which means that my shelves, window sill, desk and basically any surface in my room are covered in them. I think everything else is pretty self explanatory, though I can't help  but feel like this post is already getting very personal. After all, I've virtually let you inside of my bedroom now aha.

Wishing you all health and happiness,
Marti xx