Hey, it’s been so long. I hope you’re doing fine. It seems I’ve given up on this space, although I didn’t intend to. My spare time is so scarce I used it for other things, and there you go. I haven’t had much time to listen to new music either. I am not even able to list my top 10 albums of 2012.
There are a few 2012 albums I do have listened to and liked, though :
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Lightships – Electric Cables
Allo Darlin’ – Europe
Tender Trap – Ten Songs About Girls
Woods – Bend Beyond
Tenniscoats – Papa’s Ear
and some great EPs:
Doggy – Leurs traces dans la neige
Pale Lights – EP
Granville – Jersey
and I still keep tracks of books I have read here.
I’m not saying I won’t ever post here again, but let’s say it’s on an ‘undefined hiatus’.
Have a lovely 2013!
Posted: January 5th, 2013 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc., Music | 1 Comment »
I’m really sorry not to have replied to some of your comments. My spam detector sometimes mistakingly places non-spam comments in the wrong folder. When this happens, I’m not aware of the comment, so it’s not validated and replied to. I’ll try to fix that, and until then I will check the folder on a more regular basis. Have a nice evening!
Record of the day: Tenniscoats – Papa’s Ear
Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 3 Comments »
A small but growing collection…
Record (song) of the day: Lightships – Two Lines
Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc., Wearables | 7 Comments »
Card by Quiet Hare
Hello dear readers! Sorry I didn’t even write to wish a merry Christmas. I have been lazy but mostly enjoying family time.
I wish you a great new year. 2011 was fantastic for me with the arrival of Baby P. but I know it’s not been so good for everybody. Hopefully 2012 will bring better things, or more greatness.
I have very down to earth resolutions: try not to eat the mountain of sugary treats all at once, exercice every day to lose my couple of post-pregnancy extra pounds, hold my back straight. Oh, and try to be a better person, but that goes without saying. Roll on 2012!
Some things I’m into:
- Video for Les Plus Beaux by Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains
- Thé de Noël (Christmas tea) Mariage Frères
- Tic Tac Boum awesome comic strips by 9-year old Adèle
- these imaginary outfits
Record of the day: Antsy Pants – Antsy Pants
Posted: January 2nd, 2012 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 5 Comments »
I love red and blue, and these two colours have been more present in our home lately:
- A handkerchief I used to dry/clean my flute with. I had forgotten about it then found it again.
- A Pastels t-shirt for P. who is going to be the coolest little guy in town next summer.
- Something my mum made to hang above his head. He looks at it with wide eyes.
Record of the day: The Kingsbury Manx – s/t
Posted: November 12th, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 3 Comments »
Wow, time really flies by. Everybody told me it would, but I couldn’t imagine to which extent. Baby P. is over a month old already and has grown out of his first outfits. My activities are a bit repetitive and I haven’t got much to report here, but things aren’t boring in the least.
The above photo was taken during a walk in the nearby park and features on Sandra Juto’s gallery of her Wrist Worms.
I’ve been reading good stuff. Kurt Wallander’s inquiries by Henning Mankell feel like home, although my home is not in Sweden and doesn’t include murder. And Alexander McCall Smith’s 44 Scotland Street series is the easy, feelgood read I expected.
I’m also in love with a couple of music albums that came out recently: Days by Real Estate, E Volo Love by Frànçois & The atlas Mountains, the Veronica Falls and Wild Flag albums.
I hope things are good with you.
Record of the day: Real Estate – Days
Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 1 Comment »
I sometimes wish I was more able to focus.
Posted: July 6th, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 7 Comments »
I would like to learn a scandinavian language, but I should first better my English, German or Spanish – languages I have started studying.
I enjoy knitting and am getting better at it, so should I concentrate on that instead of tackling sewing?
I would like to play bass when I can’t play the guitar properly and have almost completely given up on flute.
I used to draw a couple of things, I still occasionally do, but not much.
I am a librarian but I would have wanted to be a translator. Had I been a translator, maybe I would have wanted to be a librarian?
I sometimes also regret not using more the web building skills I acquired.
Why can’t I stick to one or two things? I guess I like too many and am reeling with the possibilities. Maybe becoming a parent will help me stick to fewer things and concentrate on them. Let’s hope so :)
This Sunday was well filled for me. I’ve been:
- reading a captivating crime novel by swedish author Henning Mankell
- preparing triangles to sew a bunting (using this tutorial) to the sound of Thomson Colour, a radio show hosted by The Pastels on Domino Radio
- knitting to make a little wooly hat for sonny
- hanging out at two different car boot sales this afternoon and finding a nice book and CD
Record of the day: Barbara Carlotti – Chansons
Posted: June 12th, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Books, Crafts, Misc. | 2 Comments »
This afternoon we wanted to get away from the city. Not that Poitiers is a big, oppressive city, but a change of setting is nice every now and then. We went to the Château de Touffou and had a lovely time visiting its gardens. We regretted not bringing books to read by that swimming-pool, let be able to have a swim in there! This castle used to belong to David Ogilvy, an american advertising executive who was apparently one of the real ‘Mad Men’. He died in ’99 but his family still owns the place.
Record of the day: Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
Posted: June 5th, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 3 Comments »
Now it’s official, I can share our secret with you. We’re expecting a baby for around October 1st.
Now you know for sure who I’ve been knitting for ;)
Record of the day: The Tyde – Three’s Co.
Posted: March 22nd, 2011 | Author: anneemall | Filed under: Misc. | 12 Comments »