Archive for March, 2010

Paul

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Went to Paul yesterday with Linda, it was lovely. She got tarte aux fruits rouges, I got tarte aux myrtilles, plus a big praline macaron and two thick, rich mochas. So so good.

I wish blueberries were indeed blue. Blue is my favourite colour and there’s nearly nothing edible that’s blue. I’ve never seen indian blue corn in person but it looks the same deep purple as blueberries to me.

These days are made of…

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

…this.

Top of the class!

I really love these incredibly kitschy vintage Fireking cups. The are called peach lustre Anchor Hocking.

I sneak in a bit of drawing to keep me sane.

Antique doll show

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

I went to the “London International Antique and Artist Dolls, Toys, Miniatures, Teddy Bears and Vintage Fashion Fair” today, which despite its elaborate title was sadly not all that much. It used to be held in Kensington and it was much bigger then, but now they moved it to Dulwich college in the middle of nowhere. It’s a much, much nicer place, with natural light, but so inconvenient that there was poor turnout of both sellers and customers.

Anyhow, there were lots of wonderful and extremely expensive antique bisque dolls that I’ll never get to own.

Some of them had the most amazing glass eyes.

I loved this one so much, especially her outfit.

I liked this Sasha. I can’t possibly resist white lips.

Antique teddy in cute outfit.

I was hoping to find some antique glass eyes for Noeru, my U-noa B-El, but there were none! So I only got a very very old, possibly victorian, baby’s gown that is almost compltely made out of lace, very beautiful.

It was a very good day, a rare occurrence around here.

P-5 day

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Pizzicato Five – La depression

Pizzicato Five singing about the recession in interesting men. Couldn’t agree more.
http://www.tedmills.com/pizzlyrics/playboy.html#recession

Teacups

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I got this wonderful set at the local antique market today. They’re french made transluscent milk glass, glazed in these beautiful pastel colours, from the 1960s.

There are a few british habits I took on immediately as soon as I moved here, for example complaining about the weather all the time, even though I actually like rain. And there are others I thought I could never, ever get into, like their perverse obsession with tea. And I did pretty well, for three years. But then there was this one night, it was snowing, and it was incredibly cold, and I went to someone’s house and they offered me a cup. And it was so warming, so comforting, it converted me overnight. Now I drink a good few cups a day.

My favourite is Earl Grey and Masala Chai. These taste great with milk that I love, and they don’t need sugar which is good because I eat too much of it as it is. I hate English breakfast tea, and I hate Darjeeling. They taste like you soaked cigarette butts in water. Not really into herbal tea at the moment but I’ve learnt to never say never…

The english have TERRIBLE food. But there’s one thing they do well and that’s tea cakes. “Cream tea” is tea accompanied with scones topped with clotted cream and jam. Incredibly fatty, incredibly delicious.

Tim Burton’s Alice

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Ooooh I am DYING with excitement for this. I just booked my ticket to see it in 3D. A week ago there were still plenty of seats for the premiere but I had no money. Today that I went looking, it’s booked FOR THE MONTH. I found ONE good seat, so I will go watch it on my own on the 10th. Five days after the opening! But that’s better than waiting for a month to see it with someone else.

I’ve been looking at photos of the costumes and teaser pics and trailers for months and it all looks so good. I’m worried most of it is so digital it will look like a video game…but we’ll see.

Of all the costumes this is by far my favourite. Blue velvet jacket, red waistcoat and a KILT?