Wednesday, 21 September 2016

I'm Very Excited!

Compared to the title, this post might seem a bit dull to you, but it can't be helped - my inner diva needs to make dramatic announcements once in a while;)

At the moment I have more free time than I've had for a while which means more time for planning all kinds of projects:)

It also means more time for writing! And as it's been forever since I did a random post, I thought I would share with you some of the things that have me excited at the moment.

(Bear in mind that I am very easily excited)

  • Last month I worked my kitchen job full time, so I used up my favourite cake recipes very quickly and thus had to learn some new ones. And I've learned to bake the world's easiest and fastest fruit pie!! And it's also delicious. I also learned to bake cinnamon bread, and it looked and tasted just like the ones you buy at the baker!! Never have I been more proud of myself:)

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No that's not the one I baked, but it looked kinda the same

  • There's a new BBC series about the young Queen Victoria!! And it's starring Jemma Coleman! Even better, it's currently airing in England so I'm really counting on it airing in Denmark very soon.

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All the picure's realeased look so pretty!

  •  I have finally started on my first sewing project! It's going to be a full apron made from some fabric I got very cheap. And whoa, there's a lot of work involved! I couldn't even imagine how much time it took merely to make the hems. And even though the hems are very uneven,  I'm still proud of the fact that I made them all by myself, and I know I'm gonna look gorgeous in it when it's finished!

  • I'm hosting a celebration of classic Hollywood movies! (You probably knew about this one already) I've been thinking about doing it for months, and now it's finally happening! I've already watched 2 of the 3 movies I'm gonna review and I'm really looking forward to learn about new movies to watch from you guys:)

  • I'm going to the theater tonight to watch Swan Lake!!!! I'm an ardent lover of ballet - especially those by Tchaikovsky, and this is the only one of his ballets that I haven't watched yet. I've wanted to watch it for years, and tonight it's finally happening!! I don't even know what to do with all this excitement!
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  • The past few weeks I've tried to keep my apartement tidy and clean, by pretending to be a 50's housewife, and it's working like a charm! Who says just because you're an adult you can't dress up and play pretend? If I can make chores feel like a game, I think I'm the winner here:)

  • To stay in the 50's, next phase in my "vintage living" project is my kitchen. I've already got me an old fashioned kettle, and I'm contemplating painting all my kitchen cabinets mint green for a more 50's look.

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This picture is my inspiration

  • My piano lessons are starting up again next week, which means deciding which new pieces to learn:) 

This is the piece I'm going to play

  • I'm going to Copenhagen Comic Con this weekend (first time ever that it's held in Denmark), and I'm going to cosplay as the Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who and as Peggy Carter from Agent Carter (lucky that the Con spands over 2 days). It's my first time ever cosplaying and I'm very excited to go there and meet other enthusiastic people like me:)  

I think that pretty much covered what's been happening in my life at the moment.

What are some things you are excited about right now?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A Hollywood Celebration

I love classic Hollywood! That is no secret.

But as I haven't started really watching those movies until a few years ago, I have only now started to dive into the extravaganza of titles the classic Hollywood era contains. Which again means there are so many treasures yet to be discovered!

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But I thought,  why not discover some of them together?

Thus I'm dedicating the first days of November to celebrating Classic Hollywood.

Now, the obvious way to do so, is to review a lot of movies of the time, and that is where I need your help, lovely readers:)
Would you like to share some of your favourite classic movies with the blogosphere? Then this is the chance to do so!

According to Wikipedia the Classic Hollywood era is described as movies made in the years 1917-1960, but I'm a little more liberal, so I will say any movie from before 1970 is eligible to be reviewed in this celebration.

If you want to participate and already now know which movie(s) you will be reviewing, do tell me in a comment and I'll add it to the list I'm starting below. It is completely all right to have several reviews of the same movie, but it's also nice to get as big a variety as possible;)

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Movie Reviews To Look Forward To:

The Thin Man (1934) by Rose
State Fair (1945) by Rose
To Catch A Thief (1955) by Rose
National Velvet (1944) by MovieCritic
An American In Paris (1951) by MovieCritic
Destry Rides Again (1939) by Hamlette
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) by Meredith
The Wizard Of Oz (1939) by Meredith
Cape Fear (1962) by Quiggy
The Night Of The Hunter by (1955) Quiggy
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) by Livia Rachelle
A Friendly Persuasion (1956) by Livia Rachelle
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962) by Cordy
The Reluctant Debutante (1958) by Rilla Blythe
An Affair To Remember (1957) by The Elf

Last, but certainly not least, I have made a couple of buttons!! Feel free to take one of them to display on your blog, and let's get the word out to as many film enthusiasts as possible:)

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Inkling Explorations And A Lady's Dress

It's time for the monthly Inkling Explorations!

This month's theme is: a description of a lady's dress in literature.

Luckily for me, Heidi allowed entries written in September, so without further ado here is a lovely little scene from Anne Of Green Gables:  

"Anne took the dress and looked at it in reverent silence. Oh, how pretty it was—a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck. But the sleeves—they were the crowning glory! Long elbow cuffs, and above them two beautiful puffs divided by rows of shirring and bows of brown-silk ribbon."


For more descriptions of frills, ruffles and finery, don't forget to visit the link-up on Heidi's blog.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Proper Summer

Why, hello everybody!
It is me, finally returned from my extended blogging vacation.

I can't believe it's already September and that the summer is offically over! 
Not that I've had much of a summer here. 
We Danes are ever optimistic about summer - every year we say "this summer will be warm and sunny" and we keep up that sentiment even though we know that it will probably be cold, grey and wet with only few sunny days. This summer was no exception to that rule. 

Luckily it is not the weather that decides whether I think it has been a proper summer. For me there are certain activities that I will always connect with summer, and here are a few of them:

Reading Outdoors

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Nature Walks

Eating Strawberries With Cream

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Strawberry season is the best!

Bike Rides Along The Beach

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This is, in fact, the very beach I go to                       

Eating Koldskål

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For those of you who don't know, Koldskål is a kind of cold soup, made with buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. In Denmark it's often eaten for dinner on hot days with vanilla crackers
What makes a proper summer for you?

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