|Saturday, July 9th, 2016|
|Tuesday, May 24th, 2016|
|Monday, April 4th, 2016|
|Apparently no finch fledglings this year after all
It's been five weeks since the house finches built their nest on my outdoor lantern once more. But they haven't been back since to lay eggs.
I've looked up causes for lay-delays, which can occur and the most common reasons for which are unfavourable weather and food conditions... however none of which apply to the current spring time climate here. So I fear something must have happened to the bird parents... There have been two stray cats roaming around my garden a lot in the past months, it is just possible they got one or both of them.
|Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016|
|Wednesday, March 16th, 2016|
|two music videos I love this week
New Order's "Blue Monday" has been reinterpreted in a most beautiful rendition:
the youtube link above also led me to this video featuring a most unusual musical machine:
|Saturday, March 12th, 2016|
Looks like I'll be hosting little finches this year as well:
|Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016|
|Severus Snape and the Marauders
Some of you might remember the fan film kickstarter event
I went to in November 2014? Well, due to all sorts of roadblocks (Warner Bros required them to take the kickstarter page down at some point due to licensing reasons, they ran out of money before the project was completed and had to have a second fundraising campaign, etc.)
it took a while, but the film is now finished. On Monday they had their world premiere screening at the Downtown Independent
, which my friend S. and I attended. Whether or not this falls into my personal head-canon for the HP universe, I applaud and admire the ambitious and well-made result of all their long and hard work. Here you go - Severus Snape and the Marauders:
|Wednesday, February 24th, 2016|
Hab' gerade gelesen, dass Peter Lustig gestorben
ist. Ist zwar mindestens fuenfundzwanzig Jahre her, aber ich kann immer noch seine Stimme in meinem inneren Ohr hoeren, das Innere des blauen Bauwagens vor meinen Augen sehen und die Titelmelodie mitsummen. Mit Dankbarkeit:
|Saturday, February 13th, 2016|
This motor bike totally reminds me of Toothless! :D
|Friday, February 5th, 2016|
So I took this Buzzfeed Quiz "How Much Do You Really Know About Dinner Table Etiquette?"
My result, while a pleasing affirmation of my Mum's success in raising me to not make a complete fool out of myself in a restaurant (until I dribble food down my chest or something), has me startled: I'm supposed to have done better at this test than 100% (!) of other people taking it? Has just nobody else been bored enough to do this or are we at a point in society where table manners just ... fall away?
|Wednesday, January 6th, 2016|
Another gorgeous rainy day... Am into mellow music on repeat apparently. Today's choice:
|Tuesday, January 5th, 2016|
Beautiful rainy day here today. Listened to this on repeat for a while, just perfect with the view.
|Thursday, December 24th, 2015|
|Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015|
|Bag design fail
Presumably NOT what they were going for. But hilarious to me, because apparently I'm twelve:
|Tuesday, November 24th, 2015|
|Friday, November 6th, 2015|
The first eight seconds of this:
|Saturday, October 24th, 2015|
Spotted yesterday on my way to lunch. The license plate even read "outatime". :D :D :D
|Friday, October 23rd, 2015|
|Thursday, October 8th, 2015|
As part of the promo tour for "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill were asked to read out random bits from phone books. With soft focus lens and trance music. Yup. Still works for me. ;p
|TGBBO Season 6 finale (spoiler free)
SO happy with the finale. Was so touched and happy at the end I actually cried. And then noticed that even Mary Berry couldn't suppress a tear! Such a great season, loved everyone so much, but was especially pleased for and with the winner!