I've had a lovely weekend this weekend. On Friday night I went out for some drinks and dancing with friends, and then on Saturday Tom and I went into the New Forest for a pub lunch and a walk around the lake near Lymington. Tom fed a swan some blackberries....
And it wasn't the only time this weekend that he made friends with a member of the animal kingdom, as, on Friday night, my friend Becki's leopard gecko took a liking to him - even licking his ear and climbing up his beard!
With Tom here it has been a good excuse to practice some cooking this week as I normally don't make much of an effort when it's just myself to cook for. I took some snaps of some of my favourite meals....
Recipe from Kaelah Bee's blog here
Recipe from Special K here
I have been feeling a lot more inspired and motivated this weekend, which is a good feeling. I have dug out all of my old film cameras (or, the ones that still work at least!) and am intending to get out and about and run some rolls of film through them all. Here are my four favourites sitting on my bookshelf;
I adore my Holga but it is such a pain getting 120 film developed. It is also a pain that all the film I have seems to go out of date so quickly - I have about four rolls of film that run out in September and I'm not sure how long after their use-by date they can still be used. Does anyone have any ideas? I've only run one roll of film through it so far and I adored the results, my favourite being this little snap I took on Daytona Beach in January.
Unfortunately my inspiration and motivation has not only been manifesting itself in creative forms, but also in a deep lust for making some additions to my wardrobe, and sorting out the things I already have. I am in deep need of another big EBay sortout, and I'm intending to, on payday, buy a load of those cool vacuum packing clothes bags and to tidy away all of my summer wardrobe since it is now quite clearly winter! To celebrate the arrival of the chillier season I have invested in a lovely vintage cable knit aran cardigan and as soon as my EBay blitz has been completed I will treat myself with some more additions. I have also been lusting after a military blazer, some jersey harem pants and anything with peaked shoulders so I'm sure I will find a way to justify these purchases - naughty!