I know I’ve done this before, but I just can’t ignore the fact that people keep ending up on my blog after typing in very unusual Google search terms. Google searches that really shouldn’t be bringing them here.
I suppose that I should really be using these terms as a guide. I’m obviously not giving the people what they want.
*Sigh* Let’s give this a bash, shall we? *INITIATE FEEDBACK MODE*
1. “Sparkly capsules poop confetti”
Um. I think you need to take a long, hard look at yourself and ask your inner-being whether this was what you wanted out of life. Is this the person you wanted to become? Do you feel as though you have been utilizing your time well? I hope this response has helped you find what it is you were “searching” for. ie: Not sparkly poop.
2. “Famous people scratching crotch”
Enough? Not enough? More?
3. “Naked hairy man from Honduras”
Hey, hello, hi.
Ever since my little-kid days, my time has been filled with a great love for animation. (Thus – my animation degree. Imagine that?) Many of those days were sat in front of the tv, watching my favourite yellow family, The Simpsons. Always one of the most incredibly scripted shows, with the most memorable and entertaining cast. I can even remember carrying around a little vinyl Simpsons suitcase filled with all of my favourite cassettes. (One of them being The Simpsons Sing The Blues album – anyone remember Do the Bartman?)
Bart and the gang were a huge part of 90s pop culture, and have continued to be internationally adored to this day. I may be getting older, but somehow I keep getting drawn back in to Springfield. (I now work at Fox – Need I say more?)
So when I bagged a wonderful invitation to the launch of the new Simpsons Converse range, I did a little jig. If you know me well (or even if you’ve only seen me twice in your life) you’ll know how much I love my Converse sneakers. I love them. Like L.O.V.E them.
The launch was awesome (with a kick-ass refreshment table) but the highlight was definitely the new footwear range. With three different designs to choose from, my pocket cried a little. I need all three. I NEED them.
Ay Caramba. I need.
They are available from today across South Africa at selected Cross trainer, Stuttafords, and Shesha stores. Sizes range from child to adult and prices range from R699.95 to R1199.95.
Thanks to Converse for the invite (and the goody bag) and congrats on the rad launch!
Insert nerdy photo of me enjoying myself here:
Say hello to Marla Singer.
No. Not that one.
Another Marla Singer. I’m talking about blue-haired Lithuanian/Parisian-photography-person-of-great-weirdness-but-also-coolness. Her photographs are what bubblegum dreams are made of and I’ve compiled a few of my favourites below for your perusing pleasure.
You can find more of her work here, and here.
Apologies for the lack of promised updates…
Unfortunately, the mix of rainy walks and (I guess?) public transport germs, made a wonderful mess of my system. Ie: A horrible bout of the holiday flu.
A very belated Joyeux Noel to you all! (And a happy 2014!)
Here’s a quick pic journal of the last few days of my Christmas adventuring:
Christmas Day had me panting my way up the Eiffel Tower for a terribly over-priced baguette. (Only over-priced because the very rude woman behind the counter mistook my €20 for a €10 and refused to give me my correct change! – I was SO unimpressed.) Otherwise, the view was frosty but absolutely gorgeous! The tip top part of Montmartre was home to our Christmas dinner, a round of caricature portraits, and a rainy walk through the red-light district! (Oo-er.)
Back in the UK, a plate of the most amazing curry ever was waiting for us at Shakespeare’s Head pub in Holborn. – Along with a pint of cider. (Yes please!) Then, we took in some sights and gave ourselves up to some retail therapy.
Our final day was all about the gorgeous Moreish Cafe in Russell Square. Fresh, wholesome, home-baked food of major awesomeness. I wish we had found this place on day 1! HIGHLY recommended. Then we had to say goodbye to the wonderful Generator Hostel- which had fulfilled so many levels of radness- and took our final tune trip to Heathrow. (Where the duty free shopping commenced.)
10 Days of running around, gasping, eating, crying, laughing, coughing, and making memories. What a trip.
Hello, London! I’m here!
Today we walked our legs off in your streets – but what fun!
As promised, here’s a snap from day 1:
It was taken tonight at the Christmas fun-fair in Leceister Square .
A simple photo can be taken to new heights when a little magic is added to the equation. I hope these gorgeous photographs taken by Russian artist Katerina Plotnikova will inspire you to take on something unexpected this weekend, and turn it into something wonderful. See the rest of Katerina’s incredible work here and like her on Facebook here.