In a place called Little Wing, a small Wisconsin town, there were four boys, born and raised, grew up and started to become men with all the responsibilities and decisions that surface with becoming an adult. They are Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny. Some of them left the town, took a journey and when they're all back together after years apart they have also gained different types of success, personally and vocationally.

Lee is a musician who wrote his debut album in Little Wing, naming it 'Shotgun Lovesongs'. He then comes back home, finds his best friend Henry, a farmer, a good and loyal friend who is married with children. There is Ronny who was a rodeo rider and ended up with brain damage. His outlook of the world is innocent like a child with a good sense of humour. And Kip, a business man who is obsessed with money and greed.

The present events evidently get them thinking about the past. Bringing up old wounds, happy memories and a chance to step back and evaluate their lives. Beth who was with them while growing up and is still there years later is a woman who ignites passion, the same kind that resembles love songs. She too thinks about how different her life could have been if the past was written another way.

The book tells the story from each of their own eyes. In a plain and simple language. Touching on friendship, conflicts between husband and wife, heartbreak and dreams. Secrets are uncovered, people have changed but sometimes being back home will bring you back down to who you truly are and discovering what matters most. Showing that no matter how long it has been, there are still parts of us that will always connect us back to the home we grew up in.

A good read that you will begin to think about how everyone has something going on in their lives but we should not stay a stranger from those we care about most.

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Book Review: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

28.10.14


In a place called Little Wing, a small Wisconsin town, there were four boys, born and raised, grew up and started to become men with all the responsibilities and decisions that surface with becoming an adult. They are Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny. Some of them left the town, took a journey and when they're all back together after years apart they have also gained different types of success, personally and vocationally.

Lee is a musician who wrote his debut album in Little Wing, naming it 'Shotgun Lovesongs'. He then comes back home, finds his best friend Henry, a farmer, a good and loyal friend who is married with children. There is Ronny who was a rodeo rider and ended up with brain damage. His outlook of the world is innocent like a child with a good sense of humour. And Kip, a business man who is obsessed with money and greed.

The present events evidently get them thinking about the past. Bringing up old wounds, happy memories and a chance to step back and evaluate their lives. Beth who was with them while growing up and is still there years later is a woman who ignites passion, the same kind that resembles love songs. She too thinks about how different her life could have been if the past was written another way.

The book tells the story from each of their own eyes. In a plain and simple language. Touching on friendship, conflicts between husband and wife, heartbreak and dreams. Secrets are uncovered, people have changed but sometimes being back home will bring you back down to who you truly are and discovering what matters most. Showing that no matter how long it has been, there are still parts of us that will always connect us back to the home we grew up in.

A good read that you will begin to think about how everyone has something going on in their lives but we should not stay a stranger from those we care about most.

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When this time of year comes around the music I listen to changes slightly, I put on more acoustic, slower songs with lyrics that send goosebumps down your body like the chill of the colder air. It's a more peaceful time of year and music is a powerful addition to your life. Despite how beautiful it is when I look at the trees changing colour they are also dying. It provokes me to reflect on everything and I like to do so at the moment with these songs. I hope you like some of them as much as I do.

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October Music

19.10.14


When this time of year comes around the music I listen to changes slightly, I put on more acoustic, slower songs with lyrics that send goosebumps down your body like the chill of the colder air. It's a more peaceful time of year and music is a powerful addition to your life. Despite how beautiful it is when I look at the trees changing colour they are also dying. It provokes me to reflect on everything and I like to do so at the moment with these songs. I hope you like some of them as much as I do.

October Music by Natasha Chan on Grooveshark

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A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Scotland, where I was born and where half my family live. Throughout my whole life I always remember making the journey there, when I was a child it was by car and now by flying. Although there is not much to do at my Grandparents house in the countryside I forget how gorgeous the landscapes are, miles and miles of fields and trees. The air is cleaner, it's so peaceful and you can walk around the roads feeling safe and to my surprise a cheerful 'hey there' and 'it's a fine day today' from complete strangers just walking past. I do for a moment consider moving to a place like this where it is slower, calmer and friendlier. Then I think, where do the people that live here go when they want a break away from the already peace and quiet? For now I'll settle for living on the outskirts of London and the smaller towns. I took a walk with my sister down a path I never visited before and quickly found a small bridge and river amongst the tall trees. I sat on a bench beside it for a few minutes and let the sun warm up my face. It's the simple things that can make you feel so good inside.

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Down the country path

8.10.14



A few weeks ago I took a trip up to Scotland, where I was born and where half my family live. Throughout my whole life I always remember making the journey there, when I was a child it was by car and now by flying. Although there is not much to do at my Grandparents house in the countryside I forget how gorgeous the landscapes are, miles and miles of fields and trees. The air is cleaner, it's so peaceful and you can walk around the roads feeling safe and to my surprise a cheerful 'hey there' and 'it's a fine day today' from complete strangers just walking past. I do for a moment consider moving to a place like this where it is slower, calmer and friendlier. Then I think, where do the people that live here go when they want a break away from the already peace and quiet? For now I'll settle for living on the outskirts of London and the smaller towns. I took a walk with my sister down a path I never visited before and quickly found a small bridge and river amongst the tall trees. I sat on a bench beside it for a few minutes and let the sun warm up my face. It's the simple things that can make you feel so good inside.

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As the seasons change I without fail go on a shopping frenzy, in shops, online and even Pinterest looking for new items to add to my wardrobe. Last month I gave a lot of clothes, scarves, shoes and other bits to charity and now have a little bit of room to add some good pieces to my clothing collection. I like to make sure I really want what I'm buying and think about how often I would wear something and how I would wear it because like most girls I can sometimes buy things and never end up wearing them which is incredibly wasteful.

A new scarf is a given, I wear them throughout Autumn, Winter and even on colder Spring days. Blanket wraps are everywhere this year and I love it, I think we can all thank Christopher Bailey for that, blanket wraps were big in the Burberry Porsum A/W 2014 collection. I like a nice simple black bag, big enough to fit all the daily essentials but small enough that it won't get in the way of everything. Jumpers are a classic piece in every ones Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I love ankle boots, I wear them almost all year round, I have to control and reason with myself when I'm looking at boots otherwise I would have more boots than sense. I really liked wearing skirts this past Summer and I'll be continuing that as it gets colder.

What is on your list to buy this Autumn?

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Autumn Style Pieces

4.10.14


As the seasons change I without fail go on a shopping frenzy, in shops, online and even Pinterest looking for new items to add to my wardrobe. Last month I gave a lot of clothes, scarves, shoes and other bits to charity and now have a little bit of room to add some good pieces to my clothing collection. I like to make sure I really want what I'm buying and think about how often I would wear something and how I would wear it because like most girls I can sometimes buy things and never end up wearing them which is incredibly wasteful.

A new scarf is a given, I wear them throughout Autumn, Winter and even on colder Spring days. Blanket wraps are everywhere this year and I love it, I think we can all thank Christopher Bailey for that, blanket wraps were big in the Burberry Porsum A/W 2014 collection. I like a nice simple black bag, big enough to fit all the daily essentials but small enough that it won't get in the way of everything. Jumpers are a classic piece in every ones Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I love ankle boots, I wear them almost all year round, I have to control and reason with myself when I'm looking at boots otherwise I would have more boots than sense. I really liked wearing skirts this past Summer and I'll be continuing that as it gets colder.

What is on your list to buy this Autumn?

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