Sunday, 27 April 2014

Self - Portraits and People In the Mirrors

Hello all!!

Like many of you in this digital age, I take pictures of life on a daily basis. With our smart phones, it is easy to snap our meals we eat in restaurants, funny things we see on the street, doing selfies,...

But I also like having my "proper" camera with me, looking for the details around me, documenting my life in pictures. I am by no means a good photographer, but from time to time, I take an interesting picture and feel happy. But since I am behind the camera, not many pictures feature me. I have a great number of albums and you wouldn't think I was there at all.
Leafing through them tonight, I noticed that every album actually does feature me, but the pictures are either of me in the mirror or my reflection in the window. I quite like them, so here are a few for your viewing pleasure (as ever, click on the image to enlarge).

These ones were taken in a museum in Copenhagen in March this year. 

I love the idea of an animal's skull being a part of my head:

These ones were taken in an antique shop this weekend. I like them all:

And this last one is my favourite. I LOVE catching others in the mirror, in this case, in two mirrors:

So, how about you? Do you take pictures every day? Do you take "selfies"? 
Have a great week everyone.

Red xx

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Hello all!!

It has been a while since I last did a "lately" post. As there are too many things to list, here are just a few for this instalment.

I have finally finished a blanket for my friend's baby. My mum helped with the finishing touches, and I have to say, I am quite pleased with it. I am now knitting a big blanket for myself:

I got a new lunch box when I visited Copenhagen for a long weekend recently. I love it so much:

A present from myself to myself. It has had only one outing so far, but I really like it. It goes really well with skinny jeans and heels. It is from my favourite shop Joy.

This beautiful ring is my latest addition to my ever growing collection of rings. A present from my mum. Occasion - simply because loves me and wanted to make me happy. My mum makes me happy without buying me anything. She is the loveliest and kindest person I have ever met. I think of my mum when I wear this ring:

Onto the less superficial things. A movie I first saw when I was a teenager. It is made by one of my favourite film makers, Jim Jarmusch. It features John Lurrie (the great jazz musician) and Tom Waits (no need for introduction there.) I strongly recommend it if you can find it anywhere these days (maybe Amazon). It is very funny and the music is beautiful.

Books on my coffee table. I have to admit that lately, I have lost focus when it comes to reading. I read newspapers every day, but don't seem to have the concentration to sit for two hours and read. These two books should get me back into it. One is by Howard Jacobson (my second favourite writer, closely followed by the great Haruki Murakami). It is a collection of his column articles from different newspapers he wrote for, over the years. The other is a novel I picked up in the library and don't know much about, but am hoping will get me back into reading.

In other "lately" news, I have this tom cat that keeps coming into my flat almost every evening. I like cats, but I am afraid I am not sure I want this one to make my home, his home. Purely because he gives me a fright every time he comes in. I am usually pottering around the house, doing things and being busy. My balcony door is always open and he keeps sneaking in without me noticing. I am not sure what to do. He seems to like being here.

That's it for now. What have you been doing lately?

Red xx