It is definitely winter, I can tell you that for sure. Earlier in the month we had our first snow fall of the season, like most years my sister ran into my room to say it had snowed (10 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off). I just love how pretty everything looks with a dusting of snow. The chilly and long days have resulted in a lot of coffee consumption. I have been cheating on Starbucks a little with Costa, in every building in my uni there is either a Costa express machine or a counter. Cinnamon lattes have been my favourite. While focusing on assignments I find it useful to put in some headphones and listen to music and an old favourite came on one day, reminds me of my angsty teenage years. The other day my sister and I put up the Christmas tree, it was nice to take part in some festive activity.

A lot of my time has been spent either at work, writing essays (I'm starting my dissertation at the moment) and of course sleeping. So if my blogging activity is a little slow, please bare with me. I actually miss having time to read through loads of blogs and having lots of time to write posts but life is just happening I guess. I hope you are enjoying Decemeber and getting ready to unwind after the quickest year ever!

xo Natasha

Life Lately: December

17.12.12


It is definitely winter, I can tell you that for sure. Earlier in the month we had our first snow fall of the season, like most years my sister ran into my room to say it had snowed (10 minutes before my alarm was supposed to go off). I just love how pretty everything looks with a dusting of snow. The chilly and long days have resulted in a lot of coffee consumption. I have been cheating on Starbucks a little with Costa, in every building in my uni there is either a Costa express machine or a counter. Cinnamon lattes have been my favourite. While focusing on assignments I find it useful to put in some headphones and listen to music and an old favourite came on one day, reminds me of my angsty teenage years. The other day my sister and I put up the Christmas tree, it was nice to take part in some festive activity.

A lot of my time has been spent either at work, writing essays (I'm starting my dissertation at the moment) and of course sleeping. So if my blogging activity is a little slow, please bare with me. I actually miss having time to read through loads of blogs and having lots of time to write posts but life is just happening I guess. I hope you are enjoying Decemeber and getting ready to unwind after the quickest year ever!

xo Natasha
but I never love England more than when covered in snow. My favourite thing about Winter is the snow and the frosty crisp mornings. I will admit it has been bloody freezing recently, it is constantly either 0 or below degrees celsius but the beautiful surroundings make up for it. This morning I braved the cold when it was minus 5 to take a few quick shots of my back garden, I have seen frost before but I don't think I have ever seen it look quite like this at 10 am. It looks a little magical.




What is your favourite thing about Winter?
xo Natasha

Winter was on us, at the end of my nose..

13.12.12

but I never love England more than when covered in snow. My favourite thing about Winter is the snow and the frosty crisp mornings. I will admit it has been bloody freezing recently, it is constantly either 0 or below degrees celsius but the beautiful surroundings make up for it. This morning I braved the cold when it was minus 5 to take a few quick shots of my back garden, I have seen frost before but I don't think I have ever seen it look quite like this at 10 am. It looks a little magical.




What is your favourite thing about Winter?
xo Natasha
Last night I went to see Florence + The Machine at the O2 with sister, an early Christmas present for her and myself I suppose. We are both completely different people, our Mum often uses the saying 'as different as chalk and cheese' and this goes for everything including music with the exception of F+TM. They have been able to bring us together and enjoy the night.  It is the first time I have ever been to a concert in the O2 and I actually liked it in there, most gigs I have gone to our either quite small and intimate or outside festival style.


The opening act was a band called Haim, I would say they are a mix of indie/nu-folk/90's r&b. Basically there is no one genre but they're quite good, the first two songs they played I was indifferent but then the next song opened my ears and I began to listen. Their sound is really fresh and new, it was also a nice surprise that I have actually heard one of their songs before, I think one day they will become very successful.

Then what everyone was waiting for came onto the stage and a spark was lit in the air. The set was a mixture of the first and second album and like a lot of acts when I hear them live it was so much better but that was not what made the show magical. Florence Welch has such an incredible energy, the power she has to make everyone feel happier and want to dance around. Watching live shows it always looks like everyone is having the best time and I can see why, even though I was very tired last night she kept me alive. The way her fiery red hair moved when she spun around, jumped and banged on the drums just screams out her personality.



I knew she was a great performer but in reality it was just so much better, even sitting so far away she engages with everyone, getting all of us to stand up and enjoy. The 3 song encore was probably the highlight, ending with Dog Days Are Over. I strongly urge you to see F+TM live if you get the chance, even if you don't like the music (you must be a tad strange not to) just the performance alone I think is worth it, I felt tingly at one point. Are there any bands you've seen live that have given you tingles?

xo Natasha

Only If For a Night.. with Florence + The Machine

6.12.12

Last night I went to see Florence + The Machine at the O2 with sister, an early Christmas present for her and myself I suppose. We are both completely different people, our Mum often uses the saying 'as different as chalk and cheese' and this goes for everything including music with the exception of F+TM. They have been able to bring us together and enjoy the night.  It is the first time I have ever been to a concert in the O2 and I actually liked it in there, most gigs I have gone to our either quite small and intimate or outside festival style.


The opening act was a band called Haim, I would say they are a mix of indie/nu-folk/90's r&b. Basically there is no one genre but they're quite good, the first two songs they played I was indifferent but then the next song opened my ears and I began to listen. Their sound is really fresh and new, it was also a nice surprise that I have actually heard one of their songs before, I think one day they will become very successful.

Then what everyone was waiting for came onto the stage and a spark was lit in the air. The set was a mixture of the first and second album and like a lot of acts when I hear them live it was so much better but that was not what made the show magical. Florence Welch has such an incredible energy, the power she has to make everyone feel happier and want to dance around. Watching live shows it always looks like everyone is having the best time and I can see why, even though I was very tired last night she kept me alive. The way her fiery red hair moved when she spun around, jumped and banged on the drums just screams out her personality.



I knew she was a great performer but in reality it was just so much better, even sitting so far away she engages with everyone, getting all of us to stand up and enjoy. The 3 song encore was probably the highlight, ending with Dog Days Are Over. I strongly urge you to see F+TM live if you get the chance, even if you don't like the music (you must be a tad strange not to) just the performance alone I think is worth it, I felt tingly at one point. Are there any bands you've seen live that have given you tingles?

xo Natasha

It has been a while since I have finished a book that I have actually wanted to read. Since uni started almost 2 months ago now the only reading I have done is for classes and essays but this week I decided to do some reading for myself.

I had already read half of On The Road when I came back to it and I managed to get right back into the story and I just wanted to finish it because I had to know what was going to happen. Every book I read it is a unique experience, with this one it reminded me a lot of when I read The Great Gatsby or Of Mice and Men. It slowly engaged me and I grew to love the character after turning each page, just like how you do with people. You begin to think more about the characters and what events took place in their past to shape them into who they are, I guess classic American authors have that in common with their work. What I love is how this is autobiographical, it just makes it feel more real to me.




As the title suggests, it takes place all over America in different cities and states over the course of a few years following Sal's journey and the people he meets along the way. Like his new friend Dean who he follows willingly they are wandering the land trying to find where they belong. At least that is my interpretation of it. Deep down I think we are all looking for that place where we feel like we can be most like ourselves and we act the way we do because we don't know if there is going to be a tomorrow. Everything is unknown except that we will grow old and we might as well explore while we have the chance.

I like this book, it's a classic. These are just my thoughts, sometimes when I read something that provokes feelings and thoughts I just have to write it down to make the madness that goes on in my head make sense. Amazingly, this book has given me inspiration and ideas about a piece of work I have to do for uni, double bonus. Maybe one day I can do a Kerouac, write about a piece of my life or write a novel. Some day. That is the dream. If anything I have written about this book sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend it. In fact even if it doesn't interest you, read it. Classics are here to be read.

xo Natasha 

Book Review: On The Road by Jack Kerouac

2.12.12

It has been a while since I have finished a book that I have actually wanted to read. Since uni started almost 2 months ago now the only reading I have done is for classes and essays but this week I decided to do some reading for myself.

I had already read half of On The Road when I came back to it and I managed to get right back into the story and I just wanted to finish it because I had to know what was going to happen. Every book I read it is a unique experience, with this one it reminded me a lot of when I read The Great Gatsby or Of Mice and Men. It slowly engaged me and I grew to love the character after turning each page, just like how you do with people. You begin to think more about the characters and what events took place in their past to shape them into who they are, I guess classic American authors have that in common with their work. What I love is how this is autobiographical, it just makes it feel more real to me.




As the title suggests, it takes place all over America in different cities and states over the course of a few years following Sal's journey and the people he meets along the way. Like his new friend Dean who he follows willingly they are wandering the land trying to find where they belong. At least that is my interpretation of it. Deep down I think we are all looking for that place where we feel like we can be most like ourselves and we act the way we do because we don't know if there is going to be a tomorrow. Everything is unknown except that we will grow old and we might as well explore while we have the chance.

I like this book, it's a classic. These are just my thoughts, sometimes when I read something that provokes feelings and thoughts I just have to write it down to make the madness that goes on in my head make sense. Amazingly, this book has given me inspiration and ideas about a piece of work I have to do for uni, double bonus. Maybe one day I can do a Kerouac, write about a piece of my life or write a novel. Some day. That is the dream. If anything I have written about this book sounds interesting to you, I highly recommend it. In fact even if it doesn't interest you, read it. Classics are here to be read.

xo Natasha 

A few weeks ago now in England we had a few autumnal days where the weather was just fog. No sun, no rain, no wind just fog and overcast skies. It did give the colours in the trees an extra pop and you could really see how bright they were despite the grey surroundings. I don't think these photos give them any justice but it does depict typical British days.

xo Natasha

Miles and Miles of Fog

20.11.12


A few weeks ago now in England we had a few autumnal days where the weather was just fog. No sun, no rain, no wind just fog and overcast skies. It did give the colours in the trees an extra pop and you could really see how bright they were despite the grey surroundings. I don't think these photos give them any justice but it does depict typical British days.

xo Natasha
It has been a long time since I have seen actual art in a gallery, when I studied art in school I went to galleries and museums quite often. Living so close to Central London I feel like I do not take full advantage of the incredible places it has to offer, the saying 'tourist in your own city' comes to mind. So now that I have an assignment to critically analyse an art/photography exhibition my friends and I headed to the National Gallery where they have the Seduced by Art exhibition that our tutor recommended we go to. Even though I have been outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square many times in my lifetime, I have never actually been inside (that I can remember at least). I appreciate art in all of its forms and enjoy creating my own, even though I do not possess much talent and I felt like an art student again.


In all honesty, having to write notes and trying to think of ways to link to core readings for my class took away my enjoyment but what can you do. If you are a true art lover I would recommend the exhibition, it has a variety of different types of art, I loved the landscape and still life rooms. Above are some postcards of a few of my favourite and interesting pieces. Afterwards we went to get some lunch and sat in Trafalgar Square enjoying the setting and the autumnal weather.


Before I made my way I heard on the radio that the new Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere was tonight in Leicester Square and it is literally around the corner from where we were during the day so my friend and I decided to check it out. We stayed for a little while hoping we might be able to see something but the security guards, the crowds, the cold and the fact we couldn't see anything sent us home. It was nice to be there because I wouldn't normally be in the area at all and I'm not a twihard even though I am looking forward to the final film and I hope it lives up to the book. It's my one and only guilty pleasure. It was a good touristy day.

xo Natasha

Day trip to the National Gallery (and around town)

14.11.12

It has been a long time since I have seen actual art in a gallery, when I studied art in school I went to galleries and museums quite often. Living so close to Central London I feel like I do not take full advantage of the incredible places it has to offer, the saying 'tourist in your own city' comes to mind. So now that I have an assignment to critically analyse an art/photography exhibition my friends and I headed to the National Gallery where they have the Seduced by Art exhibition that our tutor recommended we go to. Even though I have been outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square many times in my lifetime, I have never actually been inside (that I can remember at least). I appreciate art in all of its forms and enjoy creating my own, even though I do not possess much talent and I felt like an art student again.


In all honesty, having to write notes and trying to think of ways to link to core readings for my class took away my enjoyment but what can you do. If you are a true art lover I would recommend the exhibition, it has a variety of different types of art, I loved the landscape and still life rooms. Above are some postcards of a few of my favourite and interesting pieces. Afterwards we went to get some lunch and sat in Trafalgar Square enjoying the setting and the autumnal weather.


Before I made my way I heard on the radio that the new Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere was tonight in Leicester Square and it is literally around the corner from where we were during the day so my friend and I decided to check it out. We stayed for a little while hoping we might be able to see something but the security guards, the crowds, the cold and the fact we couldn't see anything sent us home. It was nice to be there because I wouldn't normally be in the area at all and I'm not a twihard even though I am looking forward to the final film and I hope it lives up to the book. It's my one and only guilty pleasure. It was a good touristy day.

xo Natasha


Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night is one of my favourite times of the year. Fireworks displays are held, people set them off in their back garden and most nights when you're out you will quite often see some. I love them, the black sky is lit up by fire and glitter. At the weekend my sister and I went down to our local fireworks, I have been so excited to go this year because I was busy last year and missed out. It was quite a chilly night but thankfully it was a dry night and did not rain. Spending half an hour 'oohing' and 'aahhing' and on our way out we lit some sparklers. For me, this is when Winter begins, all of the leaves are on the ground, everyone starts wrapping up and frost starts to arrive. I can't wait to stay inside, wrapped up in the cold Winter nights. 
 
xo Natasha 

Bonfire Night

5.11.12


Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night is one of my favourite times of the year. Fireworks displays are held, people set them off in their back garden and most nights when you're out you will quite often see some. I love them, the black sky is lit up by fire and glitter. At the weekend my sister and I went down to our local fireworks, I have been so excited to go this year because I was busy last year and missed out. It was quite a chilly night but thankfully it was a dry night and did not rain. Spending half an hour 'oohing' and 'aahhing' and on our way out we lit some sparklers. For me, this is when Winter begins, all of the leaves are on the ground, everyone starts wrapping up and frost starts to arrive. I can't wait to stay inside, wrapped up in the cold Winter nights. 
 
xo Natasha 
The last month has passed as quickly as the leaves have fallen off the trees. I say the same thing every time I change the calender over for the next month but knowing that there is only 2 months of the year left just scares me by how fast time is passing. I have had a busy October..


Enjoying the Autumn weather and scenery, even when we had a few days of fog and despite that fact that it has rained every other day.


Being able to wear my new scarf and gloves when it started to get chilly, I love Autumn/Winter fashion.


Went back to uni at the start of the month and the hard work has started almost immediately, with very long readings, killing my hand by trying to write down all of the notes before the slide changes (specifically talking about my boring Marketing and PR lecture) and getting ready to start writing my dissertation. Needless to say, third year is going to be a lot of hard work. 


Taking a break every now and then because too much work can drive you insane. I sometimes like to enjoy this time by watching some a TV show, Gilmore Girls has been my favourite recently. Rory Gilmore has become my inspiration and we both share the dream of being a journalist. And of course drinking coffee.


The other day I went to a Halloween party, I went as a Panda. One of my favourite animals and a really easy, last minute idea.

Nothing very exciting has happened but I like it that way sometimes. It has been a good month and I hope that November will be just as good to me. Have a wonderful month everyone!
xo Natasha

Life Lately: October

3.11.12

The last month has passed as quickly as the leaves have fallen off the trees. I say the same thing every time I change the calender over for the next month but knowing that there is only 2 months of the year left just scares me by how fast time is passing. I have had a busy October..


Enjoying the Autumn weather and scenery, even when we had a few days of fog and despite that fact that it has rained every other day.


Being able to wear my new scarf and gloves when it started to get chilly, I love Autumn/Winter fashion.


Went back to uni at the start of the month and the hard work has started almost immediately, with very long readings, killing my hand by trying to write down all of the notes before the slide changes (specifically talking about my boring Marketing and PR lecture) and getting ready to start writing my dissertation. Needless to say, third year is going to be a lot of hard work. 


Taking a break every now and then because too much work can drive you insane. I sometimes like to enjoy this time by watching some a TV show, Gilmore Girls has been my favourite recently. Rory Gilmore has become my inspiration and we both share the dream of being a journalist. And of course drinking coffee.


The other day I went to a Halloween party, I went as a Panda. One of my favourite animals and a really easy, last minute idea.

Nothing very exciting has happened but I like it that way sometimes. It has been a good month and I hope that November will be just as good to me. Have a wonderful month everyone!
xo Natasha

Today is the first day of my favourite season, even though it has already begun to feel like Autumn with the crisp, cool air, the leaves falling, the grass drying and the dark arriving earlier. I have been letting my rabbit Miffy out in the garden the last couple of days before it gets really cold for him to hop around the garden. I took some photos of him and my back garden. This morning it was sunny but cold. As I am writing this, I'm looking outside of my window. The sun is setting, a dusty orange with pale blue and pink streaks. Feels just like Autumn. Everything about it. I can start wearing boots, layering my clothes with cardigans and scarves. Walking through the leaves, drinking coffee, reading a book and drinking soup. There is nothing better.

xo Natasha

The First Day of Autumn

22.9.12


Today is the first day of my favourite season, even though it has already begun to feel like Autumn with the crisp, cool air, the leaves falling, the grass drying and the dark arriving earlier. I have been letting my rabbit Miffy out in the garden the last couple of days before it gets really cold for him to hop around the garden. I took some photos of him and my back garden. This morning it was sunny but cold. As I am writing this, I'm looking outside of my window. The sun is setting, a dusty orange with pale blue and pink streaks. Feels just like Autumn. Everything about it. I can start wearing boots, layering my clothes with cardigans and scarves. Walking through the leaves, drinking coffee, reading a book and drinking soup. There is nothing better.

xo Natasha

On Friday my friend Rosanna and I went to Reading Festival for the day. We stayed in a hotel the night before and after, some may say we are snobs but it's not like we stayed the whole weekend and this way we didn't have to leave early to catch the last train home. Compared to the rest of the weekend, weather-wise we were lucky, the day was overcast and a few times it drizzled. Unfortunately, I was not able to use my wellies to their full potential, they were however extremely comfy. 

The first band we saw was Angels & Airwaves, one of the three bands on my list to see. Whenever I listen to them, I think of Summer and even though the clouds were out it just felt like Summer. Tom DeLonge is a great front man and one day I would love to see Blink-182. Definitely a band that performs very well live.

Next was Crystal Castles, they are not exactly my cup of tea as they fall under the electronic genre with a small amount of lyrics and that is what I love most about music. Vocalist, Alice Glass was a hell of a performer, so much energy and possibly on some sort of drug. During this band, the mosh pit got a little crazy and a lot of people were pulled out. I felt like one of the oldest people in that crowd. 

After we had a bit of time to kill before Passion Pit, so we went for some food and sat outside the NME stage, The Blackout were playing during this time. A little heavy for the both of us but it's always nice to hear live music. I only knew a few songs by Passion Pit and I thought they were okay, when we saw them live they were pretty damn good (and a very attractive group). I experienced that moment when you realise how awesome a band is.


We had the leave half way through Passion Pit's set to make it over to the main stage to see Bombay Bicycle Club, it was a great set that did not last long enough and had a very big turn out. Starting with my favourite How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep and continued with more of their best songs. It was a great atmosphere and during the set the dark clouds went away for a song or two and the blue sky came out. Again another very impressive performance, they deserve many more fans. 

Paramore were the penultimate band of the day, during this time we drink some cider, sat on the grass and listened to the band. The songs reminded me of when I was 15/16, back then I would have loved to have seen them live but I really did not want to. From where we sat we could hear them play, every song was one of their hits and made me feel a little nostalgic.As soon as they finished we bought one more drink and headed to the main stage waiting for The Cure.

For those of you who don't know, The Cure are probably my favourite band. They have been around since 1976, so long that their 9th album Wish came out the same year I was born. I have began to love the band around 4 years ago, listening to their greatest hits and I never thought I would ever see them live as I was sure they would throw in the towel. After playing at Reading and Leeds Festival 33 years ago, they came back and I was waiting impatiently. As the crowd began to form around the stage everyone there was clearly as excited as I was, talking about what songs they want to hear, singing along to music that played. When Wonderwall came on everyone was in high spirits. We managed to find a good comfortable spot where we could see the stage and awaited the headliners.


Finally, they emerged from backstage. Robert Smith came out in his trade mark hair, black eyeliner and smudged lipstick wearing a sparkly black hoodie. I could not believe it, my favourite band was just meters away and they were about to play some of the best songs I have ever heard. They played some cult favourites at first and the first classic they played was Lovesong one of my favourites from the best album ever Disintegration. Robert Smith's voice just does not age, he had the same emotion in his voice that he had when recording every song. I was hoping they would play my favourite song that features one of my favourite lyrics 'Looking so long for the words to be true' from Pictures of You and they did, my eyes became a little watery. 

After and hour they played the song that everyone was waiting for. Robert Smith was strumming the guitar, mentioned how it was the wrong tune before saying 'But at least it's the right day' and everyone including myself cheered and even louder once they started playing Friday I'm in Love, everyone was singing along. It felt so great to be around people who cared so much about the same band you love, it's like you feel connected with thousands of people, all thinking the same thing. The set continued and eventually they went of stage before coming back for an encore. Usually it's just 1 or 2 songs but they played 5, ending the two and a half hour set with Boys Don't Cry. It was truly one of the best nights of my life, I felt so alive and I could not imagine a better performance, they were at their finest. A very talented band that has saved me many times from their magical words. I will always remember this night even though I only took a few low quality photos. If you look carefully at the picture above, you can see Robert Smith's silhouette. 

Here we are before we saw Angels and Airwaves, it was a wonderful day. Now I'm suffering from post gig blues.


I hope my pouring my thoughts out about The Cure has not been too boring for you. Have you seen your favourite band live? Was it one of the best days of your life?
xo Natasha

Reading Festival: The Cure, Bombay Bicycle Club, Passion Pit and more

27.8.12


On Friday my friend Rosanna and I went to Reading Festival for the day. We stayed in a hotel the night before and after, some may say we are snobs but it's not like we stayed the whole weekend and this way we didn't have to leave early to catch the last train home. Compared to the rest of the weekend, weather-wise we were lucky, the day was overcast and a few times it drizzled. Unfortunately, I was not able to use my wellies to their full potential, they were however extremely comfy. 

The first band we saw was Angels & Airwaves, one of the three bands on my list to see. Whenever I listen to them, I think of Summer and even though the clouds were out it just felt like Summer. Tom DeLonge is a great front man and one day I would love to see Blink-182. Definitely a band that performs very well live.

Next was Crystal Castles, they are not exactly my cup of tea as they fall under the electronic genre with a small amount of lyrics and that is what I love most about music. Vocalist, Alice Glass was a hell of a performer, so much energy and possibly on some sort of drug. During this band, the mosh pit got a little crazy and a lot of people were pulled out. I felt like one of the oldest people in that crowd. 

After we had a bit of time to kill before Passion Pit, so we went for some food and sat outside the NME stage, The Blackout were playing during this time. A little heavy for the both of us but it's always nice to hear live music. I only knew a few songs by Passion Pit and I thought they were okay, when we saw them live they were pretty damn good (and a very attractive group). I experienced that moment when you realise how awesome a band is.


We had the leave half way through Passion Pit's set to make it over to the main stage to see Bombay Bicycle Club, it was a great set that did not last long enough and had a very big turn out. Starting with my favourite How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep and continued with more of their best songs. It was a great atmosphere and during the set the dark clouds went away for a song or two and the blue sky came out. Again another very impressive performance, they deserve many more fans. 

Paramore were the penultimate band of the day, during this time we drink some cider, sat on the grass and listened to the band. The songs reminded me of when I was 15/16, back then I would have loved to have seen them live but I really did not want to. From where we sat we could hear them play, every song was one of their hits and made me feel a little nostalgic.As soon as they finished we bought one more drink and headed to the main stage waiting for The Cure.

For those of you who don't know, The Cure are probably my favourite band. They have been around since 1976, so long that their 9th album Wish came out the same year I was born. I have began to love the band around 4 years ago, listening to their greatest hits and I never thought I would ever see them live as I was sure they would throw in the towel. After playing at Reading and Leeds Festival 33 years ago, they came back and I was waiting impatiently. As the crowd began to form around the stage everyone there was clearly as excited as I was, talking about what songs they want to hear, singing along to music that played. When Wonderwall came on everyone was in high spirits. We managed to find a good comfortable spot where we could see the stage and awaited the headliners.


Finally, they emerged from backstage. Robert Smith came out in his trade mark hair, black eyeliner and smudged lipstick wearing a sparkly black hoodie. I could not believe it, my favourite band was just meters away and they were about to play some of the best songs I have ever heard. They played some cult favourites at first and the first classic they played was Lovesong one of my favourites from the best album ever Disintegration. Robert Smith's voice just does not age, he had the same emotion in his voice that he had when recording every song. I was hoping they would play my favourite song that features one of my favourite lyrics 'Looking so long for the words to be true' from Pictures of You and they did, my eyes became a little watery. 

After and hour they played the song that everyone was waiting for. Robert Smith was strumming the guitar, mentioned how it was the wrong tune before saying 'But at least it's the right day' and everyone including myself cheered and even louder once they started playing Friday I'm in Love, everyone was singing along. It felt so great to be around people who cared so much about the same band you love, it's like you feel connected with thousands of people, all thinking the same thing. The set continued and eventually they went of stage before coming back for an encore. Usually it's just 1 or 2 songs but they played 5, ending the two and a half hour set with Boys Don't Cry. It was truly one of the best nights of my life, I felt so alive and I could not imagine a better performance, they were at their finest. A very talented band that has saved me many times from their magical words. I will always remember this night even though I only took a few low quality photos. If you look carefully at the picture above, you can see Robert Smith's silhouette. 

Here we are before we saw Angels and Airwaves, it was a wonderful day. Now I'm suffering from post gig blues.


I hope my pouring my thoughts out about The Cure has not been too boring for you. Have you seen your favourite band live? Was it one of the best days of your life?
xo Natasha

It's not everyday that I can walk and stand in the middle of a road and take pictures, without the risk of a car coming around the corner moments later. I quite like the countryside sometimes, how quite and peaceful it can be. However spending a week every year or so is enough for me, the green gets a bit boring after a while compared to bright lights and colour vehicles. I think my future home will have to have the best of both worlds, close to the city but in a calm area.

xo Natasha

On the road

3.8.12


It's not everyday that I can walk and stand in the middle of a road and take pictures, without the risk of a car coming around the corner moments later. I quite like the countryside sometimes, how quite and peaceful it can be. However spending a week every year or so is enough for me, the green gets a bit boring after a while compared to bright lights and colour vehicles. I think my future home will have to have the best of both worlds, close to the city but in a calm area.

xo Natasha
As the weather in Blighty has been out of the ordinarily sunny and hot, my sister and I decided to take a trip down to Bournemouth and have a day at the beach. It was the perfect day to go, it was sunny, breezy and not so hot that you felt like you were melting. We had a little picnic, a little soak in the sea and laid on the sand. We had a Mr Whippy (ice cream), it melted quite quickly, you would think that they would be able to invent ice cream that did not melt so fast. Like most Brits we got a tiny bit sun burnt and had fun driving back listening to some old school songs on the radio.


I hope you're having a great weekend.
xo Natasha

A day by the seaside

28.7.12

As the weather in Blighty has been out of the ordinarily sunny and hot, my sister and I decided to take a trip down to Bournemouth and have a day at the beach. It was the perfect day to go, it was sunny, breezy and not so hot that you felt like you were melting. We had a little picnic, a little soak in the sea and laid on the sand. We had a Mr Whippy (ice cream), it melted quite quickly, you would think that they would be able to invent ice cream that did not melt so fast. Like most Brits we got a tiny bit sun burnt and had fun driving back listening to some old school songs on the radio.


I hope you're having a great weekend.
xo Natasha

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