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If you're clicking here for the first time, WELCOME! Every Friday (well, today it's Monday. Oops!) we celebrate the fact that - ding, ding! - it's Friday, and our favourite things (making new friends? Mops?! Okay, it's probably not the latter...) from the week that was. Here's what I'm currently loving!
x Splendid Spring - Sure, it’s cheesier than a Margherita pizza and probably one of the most overused expressions e-v-e-r, but guess what?! In Australia, spring has sprung, and who wouldn't be ecstatic at the thought of enjoying all-day barbecues, splish-splashing around at the beach and frolicking about in ridiculous dresses in the months ahead? (Vampires?! Possibly. But not this sunshine lover!)
Can you feel it in the air?! Spring's h-h-here!
Shells, marbles and vases galore. Welcome to my home!
x Frantically Furnishing The Apartment - With the realisation that a work experience student/intern is set to arrive at Casa De Frock & Roll in the next couple of days (OH! MY! GOODNESS!), I've been manically attempting to clean it up. My apartment building is extremely old, and currently in the process of being renovated (read: it looks dilapidated right now), so I've been snapping up Eiffel Tower prints and purchasing candles left, right and centre in a last-minute attempt to make it visitor-friendly. (The photograph above is of the living/dining area. What do you think?! CRIPES inviting people over to your home can be nervewracking!)
x Appreciating Life - My great uncle passed away and I visited a retirement village this week. Both were mindblowingly depressing occurrences, but if there's anything positive that can be derived from either of them, it's to treasure life and live it full throttle while you can. We spend nonsensical amounts of time over-analyzing the craziest of things (what, you think I don't do it too? Oh, but I DO!), when really, we should just be leaping out there and taking chances!
x Other Little Things - Atmosphere's Puppets (hip-hop so good, it should be a crime); so-awful-they're-hilarious jokes (my favourite kind! An older gentleman, after I became tangled in his dog's lead the other day: ''Oh, come on now, Pugsley. I've told you to pick up pretty girls for me before, but not like this!'' Ugh! Ugh, ugh, UGH!); seeeriously contemplating spending New Year's Eve in Krakow, only to discover that it takes 38 HOURS to fly there (honestly now, 38 hours?! That's nuts!); this pretty dress (and it's only 27 clams!); conversations about everything and nothing (again, my favourite kind!); homemade muesli; donning belts in every colour of the rainbow; and traipsing across the sand!
x Contemplate the above. When was the last time you did something for the first time?
P.S. UNCOOL CONFESSION ALERT! Can I let you in on a little secret? The reason that this is being delivered on a Monday - and not its usual day of Friday - is because I've been overcome with a severe bout of... BLOGGER STAGE FRIGHT! (See?! I told you it was uncool!) Although I wholeheartedly advocate sharing your work (and I do!), a downside can be that occasionally, you maaay just start picturing the people you know reading your thoughts... and be tempted to freak out. But let's not!
Is one of my all-time favourite quotes (thanks, Atmosphere!), and it's a fairly excellent line to remember while writing/painting/singing/talking/engaging in ANYTHING, isn't it? Spill a little bit of blood/wear your heart on your sleeve in the pursuit of adventure and experiencing life. After all, what's a good story without a terrifying chapter or two?!