Saturday, August 22, 2009

To Arrive in France to a Bouquet of Roses

... is to be truly in love.

I've arrived in France for my four month university exchange! After stressful airports, tiring flights and heavy bags - I was happy to finally be settled in Lille (a town in the north) this morning.

The beautiful roses from my mister.

What made it a million times lovelier was recieving a bunch of 50 beautiful roses within 1/2 an hour of arriving; care of a handsome man my P.

So Lille is great! I'm still quite jetlagged, have made it 'till 7pm here - so sleep will come soon. Just wanted to let you know I'm safe and there are many exciting/hopefully humorous cultural stories to come!

Side-note: my room is pretty good, large with a fridge, sink, desk, cupboard, bed and pretty lovely view (view above).

How is everything in your world lovely's? Got any tips for the "missing the ones you love" blues?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Brief Interlude...

Thank you for your lovely messages on my previous post....The inspiration began oozing back through me as I fell upon this lost folder..

Possibly the best female chanteuse, Ella Fitzgerald, happy and glowing.

Robert Redford in the '70's - certainly the "Brad" of his time.

A woman through and through, Marilyn Monroe.

Another Marilyn - to me, each time I look at this photo I always think it looks as if it were taken early one morning by one of her boyfriends' on a mobile phone! Impossible I realise, but it just looks so raw - it's kind of refreshing.

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg; a strange looking couple that somehow worked, non?

I'll be back with proper posts soon... only five days until I'm on a plane to France, going to uni there, living there, eating there... I'm excited, nervous, hesitant.... basically a little all over the place.

Anyone else making big moves in the life at the moment?

P.S. Please excuse my lack of references for the pics - I lost their mothersite's long ago, so let me know if any are yours and I'll attribute..

Monday, August 03, 2009

Where Does the Inspiration Go?

Above: A great book I'm reading at the moment.

Please excuse my lagging posts of late. Another excuse; but was quite sick over the past week and now am just taking it easy.

On top of that, amid all my thoughts of my impending exchange, I seem to be losing a bit of blogging inspiration.

Tell me, what gets you up and going again?

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