London in Film

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Walked through the delights of the city, glanced at every nook and cranny. Admired architecture, smelled the scent of crushed flowers – contrasting and different, but working together so seamlessly. Had dancing colours of sunsets mirrored in her own eyes, how blessed she was to touch the diamonds of nature.

Had the constant urge to capture scenes, freeze moments in time, remember what was seen that too often gets lost amid the fast-paced energy the air brings. Slow down, slow down, slow down.

Thought about what could have happened, what could have been. Thought about why some things unfolded the way it did, tried to remind herself that everything happened for a reason. Thought that maybe waiting a little longer, leaving time to make decisions for her, would bring certain joy – even the simplest joy, that was all she wanted. Till today, still waiting. As if someone paused the clip in the middle of a movie, left to attend to something more important, then forgot about the plot altogether. But with hope that someday, this someone decides to replay the motion picture, she will continue to wait.


“Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day.”


x, Nat.

❅ Christmas Wreaths ❅

Hello! Its the second week of December, which means its time for my second Christmassy post on this blog. I’m really excited for this one, so I hope you enjoy it!

Yesterday evening, I made a rather impromptu decision to join my Mum in making some Christmas wreaths (she makes good un’s, its a little intimidating). I remember making one last December, and to be very frank, it didn’t turn out very pretty. So, in hopes of my second try being much better, I snapped some photographs that captured the process of the wreath-making-evening. Here they are!

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Adding decorations!

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Decoration ideas: rattan balls, cinnamon sticks, pinecones, ribbon
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The candle to go in the middle!

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetThey may look slightly complicated to do, but there really isn’t much technique put into making one of these! A lot of the positioning of leaves and decorating is up to your preference and artistic eye – you decide what works best where. As long as the final product results in some semblance of a circular shape, has leaves/cinnamon sticks/other Christmassy things on it, and smells like the freshness of pine, you’re fineeee.

I think wreaths do an amazing job of getting any space ready for the Christmas season. We made a few of these in varying sizes, and put them around the house (mostly for our viewing pleasure). Here are some photos of just how cozy of a vibe these lil’ things create.

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Yep, that was a quick sum-up of my Thursday evening. Definitely give making these a try, and leave a comment/email me if you’d like a tutorial type thing. Honestly though, I think figuring it out yourself just adds to the fun! 😛 Its a great activity to do with the family, or even by yourself with some good music on in the background. I’ll include a list of things you need to get started anyway. Hope you’ve enjoyed the second Christmassy post of the season!

Christmas Wreaths: Things you need (+where i got them)

❅ Candles – IKEA 

❅ Paper ribbon – IKEA

❅ Rattan balls – IKEA

❅ Ring foam – GG Flowers

❅ Pine leaves – GG Flowers

❅ Dried Pinecones – GG Flowers

❅ Cinnamon sticks – Cold Storage

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x, Nat.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

As I type this, I am still in the midst of my final exams and I really should be studying (but I’m running away from my responsibilities, again). So instead of trying to make these math equations stay in my head, I decided to go around my humble abode, snapping some pictures of things that I thought looked nice.

We’ve started to change up the decor a lil’ to suit the holiday season, and although the hardcore Christmas decorating has yet to begin, I thought I’d share some of the stuff that’s been hanging around. I absolutely love how such subtle changes can make all of the difference, serving for a homely atmosphere. A simple (but appropriately scented according to time of year) candle can pick up the mood, and a tiny tin jar of dried flowers on the coffee table can liven up the room with such ease. (Explains why these photos are so full of detail – the small things are the star of the show today!). I present to you, the bits-and-bobs of my household:

If you couldn’t already tell, there kinda are lots of flowers around the house. I am not complaining.

I realise that this post is very random, and also the first post ever on this blog. I do hope, though, that if this somehow manages to reach your computer screen, that it’d either 1. give you ideas and inspiration on making up your place to look mighty-fine, or 2. give you some sense of enjoyment. I really want to post more in the future, and share many many other things that I deem significant and worth sharing! I hope you enjoy, and defo leave me ideas on what my next post should be. 🙂

The Humble List Of Thingums That Can Make Any Space A Lovely Space

Dried flowers 

– Scented candles

– Lace tablecloth

– Wine crates

SUCCULENTS 

Glass jars 

– Tin containers 

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x, Nat.