Thursday, 25 October 2012

A poem for the weekend

The Leader by Roger McGough

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? Can I?
Promise? Promise?
Yipee, I'm the leader
I'm the leader

OK, what shall we do now?

Picture taken on this tour

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

In my mailbox - romantic cities

Paris (postcard from Australia)

Venice (postcard from Italy)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I spent a couple of days in Ireland with my students the other week. We toured the Ring of Kerry, kissed the Blarney Stone, tried Irish coffee, cuddled some Irish wolfhounds, listened to live music and simply enjoyed the hospitality of these wonderful people.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A discovery tour of hidden art in London

Street art. It's unexpected, surprising, colourful, quirky and current. It's something I love and always photograph whenever I come across a piece. Not that I know a lot about the art form (or art in general), but it's something that intrigues me and when my friend Christine recently suggested to go on a street art tour of London, I was instantly game!

The tour was run by Alternative London Tours. The great thing about it was that the guide himself was an artist and really involved in the East London scene. He showed us some of his own work and told us stories about the other artists whose pieces we were seeing. He also gave us advice on how to spot street art and explained the different existing styles and techniques, as well as the history of the art form and the local area. It was so so interesting!

What do you think about street art? Do you like it? Is there any around where you live?

Friday, 5 October 2012

A poem for the weekend

A Question by Robert Frost

A voice said, Look me in the stars
And tell me truly, men of earth
If all the soul-and-body scars
Were not too much to pay for birth.

Scotland 2009

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Recently thrifted

Here is what I found the other day when scouting the local charity shops:
Flowery dress, book, pretty picture and bow tie necklace
How cute is the necklace?! Can you believe it was only £1.50!