Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Hesitating before you knock on a door...

Hesitating before you knock on a door
because you need a moment
to muster up the courage

Leaving the supermarket
because you couldn't find what you wanted
and asking someone is not an option

Feeling your heart nearly palpitate
when dialling a number
because your mum made you phone yourself

Rehearsing your response in your head
before raising your hand in class
to make sure you don't screw up

Staying silent when sitting with a group at lunch
because you never know
anything you say can be ridiculed


New Year, New Hair(ish!)

I have had long straggly hair for the longest time, which I will admit has been full of split ends! As much as I love having that 'just got out of the sea' hair look (which I do!), my mum finally convinced me to have my hair cut.
The salon that I used to go to charges something ridiculous like £40-£50 for a simple cut and blow dry, and as nice as my hair used to look afterwards, I couldn't justify that price. So I decided to go to my local hairdressers and she did the exact same job and only charged me £14.50!
Admittedly all I have had done is a couple of inches off the length and layers but my hair feels so much thicker and healthier. I am glad that I finally gave in to my mums peer pressure to have it cut!

The Life of Sus

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Small Gestures

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

Jonathon Carroll

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


I know I talk a lot about tumblr, but I'm really not sorry about that...at all! Scrolling through my dashboard has been one of my favourite past times for getting on for 5 years. There is something so exciting about seeing all of the images, especially when Harry Potter gifs pop up. It is also very humbling when you see your followers list creeping up and you realise that people appreciate your choice in images!


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Christmas Haul 2013

I hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish the best of look for the new year!

For Christmas this year I just got a selection of small items, as there was nothing big/expensive that I overly wanted. A couple of my favourites are the grey tweed dog slippers from John Lewis, some Yankee candles and The Bling Ring movie. I admit the only reason I wanted the bling ring was because Emma Watson is in it, but the film and story is actually amazing. It is based on a true story where a group of Californian teenagers broke into celebrities houses. I would definitely recommend watching it if you haven't already.

The Life of Sus