time to sort out the sidebar i think...

Isn't it funny the way someone else's lists bring on the need to write your own?

Watching: Lars and the Real Girl. I do enjoy an American indie' film, especially when it's as good as this one. Awkward man, blow up doll and an inspirational wardrobe mistress...weird knitwear to die for...enormous plastic thumbs up!

Reading: As it is in Heaven, Niall Williams. Poignant... a lovely word and it describes this book beautifully. Another awkward man (is there a theme developing?), violins and a love story.

Listening: Back in the day I was quite the muso, even though these days I seem more likely to be humming a TV jingle than some iconic intro'.
I found my old vinyl copy of the Les Negresses Vertes, Zig Zague whilst cleaning out the garage. Unfortunately, my old record player has long since given up the ghost so I scampered off to a favourite website and ordered a download for the ipod...Genius! French, indie', fusion...if you are prone to late night dancing on the verandah with a bottle of wine and a happy husband then this is the album for you.

Discovered: Wallander on the telly. Kenneth Branagh plays a swedish detective in Sweden...duh! Crikey, if the police stations in the UK were as stylie as Ken's then I reckon there'd be a queue at the recruitment office.
On my personal Top 40, Sweden has charted for the first time at an impressive #3.

Thrifting: Botanical prints for $1 each, old theatre posters, twisted Levi's and a 50's's to follow.

Have an awesome weekend!


  1. I think Lil and my son must be twins! Yep you guesssed it...pristine to bombsite in less than 3 seconds!

  2. If I was dancing to music with a bottle of wine my hubby would not only be happy he would probably be in hysterics (in a ha, ha kind of way) and trying to capture the moment to post on YouTube!

    take care and have a lovely day/evening?? I'm never too sure

    Nina x

  3. I stumbled across your blog a couple of months ago- I love beach huts and i like reading about people on the other side of the world. Funny though, you're reading my favourite book and watching my favourite film! Small world after all!!
    Laura by a beach in Wales x

  4. You've left me waaaaaaay behind here. I've never heard of any of these things. I think I'm on a different planet.