Monday, 31 March 2008

In a sweet world

I did a little shopping on Saturday morning and picked up the first issue of World Sweet World from here.
A crafty zine from NZ. Sure is sweet! You can check it out and order here.

Friday, 28 March 2008

For you

This is especially for you and you and you and you.
As you can see, I can't stop listening to anything and everything by Wilco. I haven't yet tired of googling Wilco and seeing what I discover.
Now I am off to rest my weary bones on a bed. But no california stars for me. I'll have to make do with pretty New Zealand stars that we will hopefully be able to see better tomorrow night when the people of Christchurch turn off their lights for Earth Hour.
Goodnight my sweet friends. Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Yay for birthdays

It's good to have birthdays. Happy happy birthday to my crazy friend Emma (crazy in a good way!)
Thanks Em for being so much fun!

To Alice, with love

the last line from the last letter I received from Alice

My beautiful best friend Alice died on this day 3 years ago. I miss so much about her. But mostly her just being here. To talk to, to laugh with, to write to. We used to write to each other all the time. When I lived overseas, and even when we lived in the same city. Now, I keep buying stationery which is spilling out of my desk drawer. I wish I could write to Ali now.

Dear Ali

I miss you. So very much.

I have moments when it feels like time is whizzing by at lightening speed and other moments when it feels like everything is in slow motion.

I have moments when I can clearly hear your voice in my head saying "Hi Sarah", and other moments when it feels like I am losing my memory of your features. Your fine fingernails, your white teeth, your lovely hair.

You still continue to inspire me. I wish I could share blogland with you! You would love it. I'm glad I named my blog a name we both liked.

I feel like part of me left with you but I know I will always carry you in my heart.

There are so many things I wish I could tell you. I need you to tell me everything will be ok.

I always think of us.

Love you long time my sweet friend

SJM xxx

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

The day Jeff Tweedy waved at me

I spent Easter in Wellington visiting Jojo. I feel so lucky that we got to go see Wilco play on Monday night. Oh my! The concert was AMAZING! Prior to 9pm on Monday night, I liked Wilco a lot. After 2 hours of being blown away by the musical genius that is Wilco, I am in love.

The gig was in a lovely old theatre which had great acoustics. It also had seats. Comfortable seats mind you, but still seats. It's just wrong to sit down at a concert! Halfway through, I said to Jo that I was going to go stand up at the front and join the dozen or so people already there and that if she didn't come, she would regret it. So when Jeff Tweedy jumped down to join us dancing few, we were glad to be there. (It's ok Jo, you can thank me later).

But I need to do my research better. I was gutted to discover today that Wilco allow non flash photography to be taken at their concerts. Boo hoo me because I didn't take my camera! Hence the rather blurry photos above which were taken from Jo's phone. Lucky that I have a million images imprinted in my memory. Most particularly, one from the very end of the evening, when the band was walking off stage after 2 amazing encores, Mr Tweedy himself looked straight at me, casually raised his hand and walked on. And that was the day that Jeff Tweedy waved at me.

Read the review here.
The title of this post may cause some controversy within my family as Jo thinks Jeff Tweedy waved at her, Sorry Jojo, there's no easy way to say this - you're still gorgeous but it was me he waved at!

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Momiji love!

I know, it's been a while but look at what I spied at Borders today. The cutest little Momiji dolls/gifts/sweet things. I love them so much. I think my favourite is Rainbows. She loves shopping, fashion and long division. How can you not love a little doll who loves long division?!
Flowers likes action movies and Dizzy likes knitting and techno.
Do yourself a favour and check out the website.
Love Sarah - I like juicy raindrops and miso.
Update: I had another look at the website and found this doll. Clever Clogs: Once upon a time there was a clever clogs and her name was you. I like: boys who wear glasses.
It's true, I love boys who wear glasses!

Monday, 10 March 2008

Zena Holloway

Big thanks to a friend at work who introduced me the the mesmerising photography of Zena Holloway.
Zena's specialty is underwater photography and I am in absolute awe of her craft. Her photos are so ethereal and haunting.
The last one reminds me of Ophelia by John Everett Millais.
Are you in love with them too?

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Sweet in every way

Things have been up and down lately.
There is something heavy on my mind and I am finding it hard not to think about it.
My Mum left this sweet treat for me.
It's the littlest things that touch my heart.