Wednesday, February 24, 2010

happy wednesday

not much to report. packing boxes is taking over my life. luckily we move tomorrow. wow* i only wish nici could have been here

Monday, February 22, 2010

everything i touch turns to gold

for hope (cupcake monday socks)

and for steven :)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part,but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

ah such a beautiful part of scripture*
Have a SUPER monday :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

when violet eyes get brighter

The stars lean down to kiss you
And I lie awake and miss you
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere
'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'd send a postcard to you, dear
'Cause I wish you were here

I'll watch the night turn light-blue
But it's not the same without you
Because it takes two to whisper quietly
The silence isn't so bad
'Til I look at my hands and feel sad
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly
I'll find repose in new ways
Though I haven't slept in two days
'Cause cold
Chills me to the bone

But drenched in vanilla twilight
I'll sit on the front porch all night
Waist-deep in thought because
When I think of you I don't feel so alone
I don't feel so alone, I don't feel so alone
As many times as I blink
I'll think of
you tonight
I'll think of you tonight

When violet eyes get brighter
heavy wings grow lighter
I'll taste the sky and feel alive again

And I'll forget the world that I knew
But I swear I won't forget you
Oh, if my voice could reach
Back through the past
I'd whisper in your ear
Oh darling, I wish you were here

* feeling distinctly english today

Friday, February 19, 2010

happy friday

we found a house. this is a good thing because we have to move on thursday :)
have a superb friday*

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


thats all*

today in pictures

yes i boycotted cupcake monday. well done for spotting it.
today was a wake up and have oats and leave-your-bed-rumpled kind of day.

which = the beginning of THE BEST SEASON EVER
ill calm down. chey. youre super amazing :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

a valentine sunday

happy valentines day all*

Today, 27 years ago, my parents went on their first date. aww. snoeks.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
you have to have some shakespeare today :)

enjoy the love*

Friday, February 12, 2010

this week i liked, and a beautiful song*

Come, Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
While the hope of endless glory
Fills my heart with joy and love,
Teach me ever to adore Thee;
May I still Thy goodness prove.

Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by Thy help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be;
Let that grace now like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it;
Prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

autumn has arrived :) it is the most beautiful season, especially here in cape town. ah what do i have to report about my week? It was frustrating, there were so many times where i relied on my friends for encouragement and they let me down.
i wish someone would just get it, you know? and i missed my best friend. goodness
IN OTHER NEWS. haha. i saw shakespeares anthony and cleopatra last night whis was super amazing, however it was in an open air theatre and we got rained on :)
good times

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a friend*

Alyssa; i couldnt find any kenyan tea so a cupcake will have to do :)

i thank you God for most this amazing by E. E. Cummings
i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
wich is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
*chicken. thankyou for being awesome. and
happy birthday*

tuesday night lights

Happy birthday for yesterday dear 13 year old sister*

"Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers. "

secondly. i want these :) in my dreams*

thirdly. this is my new favourite blog: sally jane vintage. if you have some time, go and see it. its lovely

night all* night nici pix, maryjane, vickyjane and chey

Saturday, February 6, 2010

saturday night

so this is a catch up post.
moving house, it is rather odd, makes you tired for no apparent reason because packing books into boxes really isnt that strenuous. goodness.
(picture from the met,pre-sunburn of the centuary)

... anddd happy birthday to my ballerina friend/ person who doesnt like my hair colour. i love you despite you not liking my hair colour :)

and finally. i would love love love to go on a roadtrip with my bestfriend* hint?

“ there was no gleam, no shadow, for the heavens, too, were one still, pale cloud; no sound or motion in anything but the dark river that flowed and moaned like an unresting sorrow.
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

happy february

good evening all! i just got home from camp and lectures officialy start tomorrow* in-between unpacking, sleeping and watching bed time stories i found this amazing picture which has inspired me to make turkish delight.

so for all of you who want a delicious (but marginally long) recipe here it is:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups cornstarch
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons rosewater
1 cup confectioners sugar
Vegetable oil ot shortening
In a 9 inch baking pan, grease the sides and bottom with vegetable oil or shortening. Line with wax paper and grease the wax paper.

In a saucepan, combine lemon juice, sugar and 1 1/2 cups water on medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to boil. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, until the mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine cream of tartar, 1 cup corn starch and remaining water in saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all lumps are gone and the mixture begins to boil. Stop stirring when the mixture has a glue like consistency.

Stir in the lemon juice, water and sugar mixture. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, Allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture has become a golden color, stir in rosewater. Pour mixture into wax paper lined pan. Spread evenly and allow to cool overnight.

Once it has cooled overnight, sift together confectioners sugar and remaining cornstarch.

Turn over baking pan containing Turkish delight onto clean counter or table and cut with oiled knife into one inch pieces.

Coat with confectioners sugar mixture. Serve or store in airtight container in layers separated with wax or parchment paper.

and, that is all from me. for tonight anyway :)