LOVING your jumper today. It's very You.
I've got so many things to tell you all that I don't know where to start. So I've decided to avoid the whole issue and write a frivolous post about three things currently making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like an inside-out koala. Here we go:
1. Peppermint & Liquorice Tea
Yes, I know; that combination sounds absolutely disgusting. I pulled a very similar wrinkled-up-nose face the first time I heard of it too (don't think I can't see you doing that), but I'm imploring you to ignore the voices in your head singing* "That sounds so gross!" and find some STAT.
I'm not really a fan of liquorice, but the flavour is completely different to what I expected, and it's so sweet that it could almost count as pudding. Obviously, no tea could ever truly replace pudding- but this one's certainly a good substitute while you're waiting for the Ben and Jerry's to defrost enough to dig in with a spoon.
2. Dinosaur Pyjamas
My Mirror Twin and I both agree that these pyjama bottoms are the best thing to have happened to human legs since Kevin Bacon's dance solo in Footloose.
I was horribly sensible and DID NOT BUY THEM because I already own 18,000 pairs of pyjama bottoms. I'm now wondering whether that might be the dumbest decision I've ever made; including the time I had a mullet.
3. Wonderful words
Having recently rediscovered the magic of The Great British Library, I've been wolfing down novels like a very hungry silverfish. Sadly, my rekindled love of literature hasn't done anything to improve my metaphors, but it has introduced me to some incredible new authors.
I'd never read any John Green before, despite the whole internet being in love with him, because I'd assumed his novels were rather morose. I was overjoyed to discover how wrong I was after picking up Let It Snow; a compilation of three interwoven teenage romances occurring on Christmas Eve. The characters are funny, sweet, and flawed, and I'm now planning to track down everything ever written by John Green and Maureen Johnson.
I was also recently introduced to the awe-inspiring work of Edward Gorey. Despite never having heard of him before, I fell in love from the very first paragraph of Amphigorey; which is quite possibly the most captivating and fantastical collection of writing/illustration/art/ awesomeness ever created.
|Image from Amphigorey|
All fifteen stories/collections were so exquisite that they made me feel happy and sad in equal measure, which is a rather odd feeling indeed. The sadness was due to realising that, no matter how hard I try, I'll never come close to producing such a masterpiece. Luckily for you lot, I've decided to soldier on with creating my rambling, semi-humorous nonsense regardless; so there'll be many more dinosaur-related posts and cake-based tributes from me yet.
So, what have you been up to recently?
*The voices in your head sing too, right?!