Life & Nonsense Etc. #4Saturday, 2 August 2014
Yes, August! I am so ready for you! I have had a rather exciting month, there's been a lot of good things (and a few bad things, but I can't dwell on the past anymore) and it's left me feeling pretty upbeat for once and ready to face the last month of Winter!
I think the most important and exciting thing that has happened this month is that I've been offered a job in one of my dream workplaces, and it has made me over the moon. I have never wanted a job so badly in my life, and I cannot tell you how much anxiety I suffered from in the lead up to it, but it was all worth it in the end I cannot wait to start! I had some very important goals to achieve at the beginning of this year, and this is one of the first I can tick off, and that feels phenomenal.
I also did a mini road trip to Melbourne with my best friend, and it was the best five days I've had in a long time! We took the scenic route, and spent two days total driving and saw some amazing things. The highlights were seat warmers in the car (that sensation is unexplainably amazing), waiting for around thirty kangaroos to cross the road in the middle of suburbia (what up, Australia), seeing a double rainbow, watching the Little Penguins come in from the ocean on Phillip Island and waddle to their little homes and getting to catch up with my Dad and two very good friends of mine and eating and drinking all the amazing food and coffee Melbourne has to offer! Lord Of The Fries, you need to have more locations in Sydney. We also visited the Melbourne Aquarium and I was pleasantly surprised to meet some King Penguins, and on our last day we went and watched Penguins 3D which was narrated by David Attenborough. I was well and truly in penguin bliss by the end of this trip!
Of course, no visit to Melbourne is complete without a shopping trip, H&M in particular, but I'll be saving that for another post!
I have been really enjoying coming across some random photographers lately, it really makes me miss my uni days where I would spend hours scouring the internet coming across some amazing artists that inspired me for my own work. Flickr randomly introduced me to photographer David Uzochukwu who is responsible for this stunning portrait - it does not get more beautiful than this. I'm also dying to get my hands on a few prints from this Pampa Horses Series, I think they're absolutely beautiful and the whole project is so interesting. I do love my ponies!
As far as TV shows are concerned, I have spent this entire month watching the first season of Hannibal. What a fantastic show, I love everything about it including the cinematography, the casting, the storyline, the creepiness of it all. It only took me so long to watch the short 13 episode season because it just full on. I mean, this show is pretty nightmarish in some parts, it is not for the sensitive. If you enjoy a good thriller/mystery esque show though, this may be right up your alley. So brilliantly well shot, I can't wait to start Season 2.
I haven't watched any new movies this month, I've been putting old movies on in the background whilst doing other things because I hate watching new movies and missing half of the plot line! I have always loved my older movies though, I honestly think the 90's produced some classics. I had a Jurassic Park marathon recently, which was great, and I can't wait for the new movie being released next year! I also had a bit of an accidental Brendan Fraser marathon - it started with Blast From The Past last month, and then just last week ended up watching Bedazzled, The Mummy, and The Mummy Returns. Those were so good back in the day! I also watched Heart and Souls, with a youuuung Robert Downey Jr. I hadn't seen this movie in years, I'd forgotten how cute it was! And just now, as I write this, I am totally watching The Parent Trap because, why not?
Last but not least, one of my favourite shows has come back, and it's the seventh season of Face Off! Does anybody else watch this show? I think its so entertaining. A group of special effects makeup artists compete every week, and have a set theme and 2-3 days to complete a makeup that is judged by a panel of award winning judges. Some of the work they create in such a short space of time is absolutely amazing, what a dream job!
That's it from me. I have a chocolate cake to ice, and a few more posts up my sleeve to start writing!
Hope you guys have been excellent xx