Monday, 23 July 2012


My husband said to me that he thought we'd have more art on the walls living with an artistic person.

The thing is I'm too fickle or is it indecisive I'm not sure... well it's not either really as by definition I'm not a fickle person  (I've just looked it up)
Changing frequently, esp. as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection.

I'm fiercely loyal in my interests and affections.

But then I am changeable when it comes to, how can we put it...adornments. So there's the changeable bit I suppose.

When I was a child mum would get me dresses and look round ten minutes later and I'd be wearing something else, I'd also rearrange my bedroom in the middle of the night. (in fact I've just rearranged the living room!)

Which is why I could never have a tattoo I mean I'd change my mind within a week and find that it didn't go with something I was wearing.

If I did have one it would be a choice of two

1. Stars, I like them, you know nice 5 pointed ones like on the champions league ball 

2. the Birmingham City badge in fact if Blues ever got to the champions league maybe I could combine the two.

Eee I'm classy me...this is never going to happen.

Reading back through this (yes I know you're amazed I do and still miss the typos) I realised that this is probably why I've never had a proper grown up handbag.
You know a nice big expensive leather one that sits nicely on your shoulder, unlike my various canvas ones I sling across my body and then sling into the cupboard under the stairs at the end of the day.
A friend was recently bought a posh one by her boyfriend it came with a bag to keep it in!


Which leads me back round to art, we have some pieces on the wall the usually Ikea print and some black and white prints of the kids on holidays and some of my favourite postcards and at the top of the stairs we have a large print bought for us as a wedding present, I really like it and it was bought by a good friend who I know would've thought about what he was buying but I couldn't imagine myself standing their buying it I would've gone through turmoil imagining it in different rooms and positions and what it would go with and did it go with my mood!  Which in the grand scheme of things is pretty stupid as we've since moved house and it fits in very nicely.


Monday, 9 July 2012

Ramblings of a mad woman or why I like Scandinavian Crime Drama

(Your lucky I didn't write this at midnight last night when I originally thought about it...)

My theory on why I (we) like Scandinavian crime drama.


Why I want a Volvo, padded jacket and a wooly jumper and listen to A-Ha.

 I had this poster, it had a crease through Pål's face so Smash Hits sent me a new one.

Firstly I reckon we need to have a quick look to our past, our invaders, we can forget the Europeans, Italians or Romans I think history likes to call them as I believe they probably kept themselves to themselves, invaded and then returned leaving behind a few broken pots, straight roads and sanitation.

lights on in search of straight roads and sanitation.

Ah, but let's look east (or is it west, no hang on west is Wales) to Scandinavia and think Vikings, you know the hairy guys, I reckon they invaded, stayed and did a bit of genetic knitting... or 'raping and pillaging' as the history books like to call it.

Have I mentioned my mum is a Lund...

Well that's my theory on why we - I love Scandinavia drama it's in our blood like a child likes to hear stories from their grandparents ...
Why I secretly believe if I watch enough of The Bridge or Borgen I might actually be able to speak Danish or is it Swedish, no its Danish were they speaking both?? and why Seb Larsson was really waving to me at every home game.

 *waves back like a mad thing embarrassing children and husband*

Well these were my mad thoughts last night when I got into bed after watching Wallander and why I was wondering why I had a strange affinity with wind swept ferries and cold baron landscapes... ooh and stylish architecture ... damn I think I've missed the Ikea sale... Oh and did you ever see those Norwegian farmers on that programme ... my god they were gorgeous this why I like Lego...and Hans Christian Andersen...don't start me on Dancing Queen...Do you remember that 80s programme called Annika...Even though I'm vegetarian I loved the way Peter Schmeichel said 'theres no better bacon'...I did a project on Denmark when I was 8...H&M where's that from...did mice really make the Norwegian coastline!

 any way godnat.