boredom

Confined

Is it the weather or something? London feels a bit like a trap right now. No plans for a holiday, or even a short trip away, and now I feel like I’m being punished for all of the amazing things I got to see and do last year (even though I earnt that & saved etc). My love for London gets pushed to some extreme limits, and right now I would rather be spending my summer in Scandinavia.

boredom · journal

Repetition

What with the changeable weather, horrible News of the World scandal, daily boredom and lack of money, July is getting me down.

I am reading the Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu though, and trying very hard to be content.

“Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.”

journal · things to go see

Weekends

…at the Urban Physic Garden.
They had free plate painting when I went recently to show my friend the space. I took the opportunity to make a garish psychedelic creation.
They also have free talks, yoga sessions and other activities. Go down and I’m sure you’ll find something to get involved in!

exhibitions · things to go see

Summer Science

There’s a science exhibition on at The Royal Society this weekend. It’s a great chance to talk to scientists about work they are currently doing research on, and it seems particularly geared towards people who have no prior knowledge of these areas of science.

It was worth going to see just for this display:

SCIENCE IS COOL.

fashion · nice things

Princess

This girl, Kiernan Shipka (actress in Mad Men), has the ‘princess’-look down perfectly. I’m a little jealous that she seems so self-assured and confident in fashion already, but hey, she hasn’t hit puberty yet and everything changes then…