Wednesday, 22 December 2010

New Bright Eyes album - The People's Key

Conor says it will be:  "A science-fiction-inspired exploration of time, existence and humanity".
This is going to be the best record ever made, by anyone.

Read the full interview:  Here

Non, je ne regrette rien

Things I do not regret about 2010.

I do not regret spending hours on my computer plotting my destiny.
I do not regret eating all that chocolate, I didn't have a man this year so what's a girl to do?
I do not regret being single.  Drama free year.
I do not regret booking that trip to Bali.  I may be paying it off for years to come but boy will it be worth it.
I do not regret staying in this yawnworthy job for another year - it's provided me with funds to go on fabulous holidays and buy expensive dolls.
I do not regret doing my best to stay positive despite how drab life can get.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Angel Reading for December

I just adore oracle cards.  I think I am addicted to buying new sets.  So I am sharing with you a reading each month (and maybe more often if I get time).

Since its such a magical time of year, for December's reading I am using Doreen Virtue's Magical Unicorn Deck.

The first card is that of CURIOSITY.  What are most curious about RIGHT NOW?  What have you been reading about or googling lately?  What really gets your passion going?  This is a message of confirmation for you to delve deeper into this interest.  Start a project that you have been putting off, or take that course that you've been deliberating over.  Often our curiosity about certain times in history or events may be because of a past life memory we are holding.  Have you always been interested in Egyptians, Native Americans or Salem Witches?  Its possible then, that your soul may have had a lifetime as one of these people.  So follow your curiosity, follow your intuition and follow your guides wherever they may lead you.

And next the Unicorns give us that absolute confirmation that DEFINITELY YES you should move forward with this idea.  I feel this is particularly a message for those of you wanting to start a new course in the new year, wanting to try something completely different, taking a completely new step towards their true life path.  So again, follow that curiosity, find what it is you truly want to do, and then YES move forward, even if it is just small steps at first.  In this card you can see the Unicorn is standing in very shallow water but he has dared to get his feet wet, the rocky waters are behind him, as is the dark of the forest.  He is starting on his new and magical journey...

Finally they are saying IT'S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT.  This again follows on beautifully from the last two cards.  Affirming that it is OK to be who you want to be.  It is OK to follow that new path or take that new course or move into that new line of work, no matter how WACKY it might seem to some.   Many people, when they begin a spiritual journey fear that what they're learning or reading is so far out there that people will think they've lost their marbles.  They may not want to share any of their beliefs with their family for fear of being ridiculed or branded WACKY.  We are moving into strange and exciting times, and I believe there is little time for being "normal".

This is a very important card to get for December, and more specifically Christmas, because Christmas is a time most of spend with our families and perhaps catch up with people we haven't seen for a while and for those perceivably "wacky" people, like myself, this can often feel like a lonely time too.  Because of our spiritual awakening, we may feel quite distant from those who are not on the same path.  At family get-together's we may be the running joke - certainly I often am, when my family will joke "Just get Lynn to ask the angels what we should do" or "does that fairy on the tree have a message for you?"  and everyone has a good chuckle.  I chuckle along with them, because I am safe in the knowledge that WACKY IS WHERE IT'S AT.  Its OK to be different.

I work with the Archangels a lot, so finally I asked which Archangel we should all be working with this month, and that is:

Archangel Jophiel is perceived in the beautiful Doreen Virtue Archangels oracle deck as a feminine angel and this is certainly how I always see "her" but of course angels are neither sex, however they often do embody a more masculine or feminine essence.   
Jophiel's message for this month is that of PATIENCE.  Again they are bringing me back to these new projects, courses, career moves... all these things are going to manifest in 2011 but Jophiel is saying that we may not see the physical results until Spring of 2011, so the rest of Winter is to be a time of nurturing our dreams.  By all means do not think this time of waiting is in any way stagnant, things are moving for you, you will just not be able to see it just yet.  Remember the planting of the seeds is just as important as the end result of the beautiful plant or flower.  So take time this month for inner journey's, for contemplation, for making your wishes and putting your cosmic orders out to the Universe.

Please call upon Archangel Jophiel this month to give you guidance.  She is often seen in the mind's eye as a bright daffodil yellow colour.  She is also good to communicate with outdoors, so wrap up warm and take a long walk in the park, be still and just listen for her guidance.

Peace & Love,

Saturday, 13 November 2010


I have always been a fan of the LBLD aka Little Black Lace Dress.  And despite the fact that I already have many of them in my wardrobe, I really want the latest Pearl Lowe design for Peacocks.  It was inspired by the vintage LBLD which her daughter Daisy wore as a bridesmaid dress at Pearl's wedding to Supergrass drummer, Danny Goffey.

What do you think of Emma Watson's vintage LBLD?  Its not something I would wear but I totally love it on her.

Here is a link to some of the best LBLD's on the market right now.

Bali Spirit

I have just booked the holiday of a lifetime for July 2011.  2 weeks in Bali, Indonesia...BLISS.

I am stopping over for 2 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malasyia before flying to Bali and staying in Sanur Beach for the majority of the time, and also a few days in the artsy city of Ubud.

I am staying at the Puri Santrian and the Bali Spirit Hotel

How amazing.  I feel so lucky to be alive!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Melody Maison

A wonderful store for vintage chic interiors.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Mermaids & Fairies

Ever since purchasing Doreen Virtue's Magical Mermaid and Dolphin cards I've been kinda obsessed with Mermaids.  They're one of those things that even though deep down in the bottom of your logical mind you know couldn't be real, there's still a tiny piece of you that really really hopes they are.  Same with fairies...I've always been obsessed with them and will continue to talk to them in my garden regardless.

So the joy was pulsing in my twisted fins when I found this fabulous artist Hannah Lynn  We even share a second name, its truly divine guidance!  I went ahead and bought 2 of her cameo necklaces made with her artwork.  One for me, and the other for a Christmas present. For me, my favourite character of the bunch has to be Gypsy Pirate Mermaid.  I'll keep the other one I bought a secret in case the recipient of the the present reads this blog, I don't want to ruin the surprise.

My Gypsy Pirate Mermaid, Isn't she badass?

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Dream Hair

This is the hair colour/style that I am aiming for...I'm almost there...kinda...

Glamorous Grunge

My picks of the week from one of my favourite shops

Girls to the Front

Having spent the majority of my teenage years RIOTING GRRL STYLE.  I am intrigued by this new book.


Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an uncompromising movement of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet. Young women everywhere were realizing that the equality they’d been promised was still elusive, and a newly resurgent right wing was turning feminism into the ultimate dirty word. In response, thousands of riot grrrls published zines, founded local groups, and organized national conventions, while fiercely prophetic punk bands such as Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, and Bikini Kill helped spread the word across the US and to Canada, Europe, and beyond.

Home Exchange

This is something I have been pondering over for a while, but I now feel I am ready to take the plunge.

Home Exchange is where you swap your house for a number of weeks or longer with another person in a far off magical land.  In my case, this would hopefully be the USA and I will hopefully find an exchange in Seattle at the beginning of April to make the annual pilgrimage that bit cheaper.  I have been browsing numerous sites such as:

Can you  imagine my surprise and delight when I saw this architectural extravagansa right on Lake Washington in Seattle! Wow, just Wow.

Also who knew that in the movie Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks lived in a Floating Home!  I just assumed it was a house on the water's edge.  But there are similar properties on these sites to exchange in Seattle.  They're small, but look like fun!

sTori Telling

I am currently reading the New York Times Besteller (yes, really!) "Stori Telling" by Tori Spelling.

I have to say I love this girl.  She's no prize winning author by any stretch of the imagination but she certainly is witty and has that unique ability of being able to laugh at herself without being self-deprecating.  What I found interesting is just how similar her life is to mine, and probably thousands of other women which goes to prove that growing up in Beverley Hills and having a gazillionaire for a father doesn't really mean anything in the grand scheme of things.  She makes retarded decisions regarding men-folk, she has problems getting work, she argues with her mother constantly (mainly about interior design).  Most surprising of all was the longterm relationships she had, first with a boyfriend who was mentally abusive to her and then to a husband who was emotionally uninvolved with her...wouldn't you think with all that money you could afford to upgrade to the PERFECT guy.  Hopefully she has managed to do that with current husband, Dean.  But it gives me hope in knowing it took her until her mid-30s to find him.

Afternoon Tea Necklaces

By Etsy's charlieccbb

Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Highlight of my Week

I purchased a new bedlinen collection and a new teapot this week.  Life is good.