Sunday, 28 July 2013

All things Emma

So, I am a wee bit obsessed with anything to do with my name, and having just discovered that there is a lake, in New Zealand, with my name(!) I thought I would do a post about all of the things I love that are Emma related.
1. First is, of course, the book Emma by Jane Austen. I have not yet read it, as I find books written in this style hard to read, but I am determined to one day do so. (Interesting fact: the inspiration for my name came from this book, mum was reading it around the time I was born!)
2. The film adaptions of the above book. I love both versions equally, I cannot pick one over the other!
3. Lake Emma, Canterbury. Having just discovered this I am now very keen to go there!!! There is a tramping hut there, and it would be such a fun thing to do with a bunch of friends. It looks stunning!
4. My teddy bear that I got when I was little. It is really just one of those teddies that you can get for most names, but it was made in New Zealand (by Robin Rive) and it has such a sweet little dress, arms and legs that move and even a little certificate!

5. Emma Watson! I always wanted to be like Hermione when I was little, intelligent and pretty with great friends (and of course a witch!). When I found out that the actor was also called Emma it was like it was meant to be. :)

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Words Worlds project no.3

This is one of the first pictures that I printed out and stuck to my ceiling. It is from the third Harry Potter movie, and would just go around and around my head like a song lyric. I find it so true, and whimsical. Dumbledore is such a wise character, and I think that when he says dreams, he means not just the dreams you have while you are sleeping, but also daydreams, hopes, and our own unique worlds of imagination.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Words Worlds project no.2

This quote is from John Keats, a romantic poet who died tragically aged 25. I love his poetry, and this line is from a love letter he wrote to Fanny Brawne, the woman he fell in love with. Their love story is shown beautifully in the movie Bright Star, which is how I first discovered the genius that is John Keats. I love the idea behind it, that you don't always need lots of time, if you have a short time well spent. I often waste time waiting for something, but really it is better just to do what you want to do, and not plan everything out completely. Be confident! Fill three days with more delight than fifty common years. I am trying these holidays to put more effort into talking with people and making memories. It's going well so far!

If you would like to see where I'm getting some of my inspiration for my quotes from, have a look at my Pinterest :) 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Words Worlds project no.1

As I lay awake in bed one night, I came up with the idea of covering my ceiling with a collage of words. These words would be things that get stuck in my head like songs lyrics, quotes, or just singular words. Words that I love. And so every time I add a new one to my ceiling, I will post the picture/words that I put up.
First of all is the centre-piece, the title of it all. I made this by picking some paper I liked, drawing two circles with a compass and cutting it out. Then I wrote on it in both gold and silver pens. Originally I was just going to write words on both sides of the circle, but then I realised that the word worlds is just one letter off words, and I thought that because words are like worlds, each with its own atmosphere and different aspects, I would write that on the other side instead. I blue-tacked this paper around my light, in the centre of my ceiling. The words that I make I will blue-tack to the ceiling, radiating outwards from the centre, so that if you stand in the middle, directly under the light, you will be able to turn in a full circle and read all the words. I know that it won't look perfectly elegant, blue-tacking printed/handwritten images to the ceiling, but it will be personal to me, and that's how I want it (it's my ceiling after all!).

Saturday, 6 July 2013

6 Books I love

I read a lot, and I can't go more than a week without reading a book. And so I thought I would share some of the books I love, not necessarily my favourites, because there are so many good ones, and not ones that everyone knows are good anyway (eg. Harry Potter).
1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
When you first look at this book you might pass it off as being your run-of-the-mill teen romance, but it is so much better. I can't even explain why it is so fantastic and wonderful, it's so easy to read and funny and I could read it over and over and not get sick of it. You just have to read it, it is the best.

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