Friday, 6 March 2015



W O A H  I can't seem to keep track of life - everything's just whizzing by (as per usual). 

Here's yet another forgotten little stash of photos from last Summer that I've dug out from the back of my shelves. Goodness me what a flashback. Just looking at them reminds me of that wonderful feeling of Summer sun on your back and a warm wind in your hair. Though I do love frosty winter mornings and snow showers, I think it's about time the sunshine hurries its way back sharpish!

I also have some very exciting news in the shape of an upcoming giveaway courtesy of Lomography UK so keep your eyes peeled for more details on that in a blog post in the not-so-distant future.

Bye for now,

Nora x

Now Playing: The Wombats // Greek Tagedy


Saturday, 31 January 2015



I'm not sure if you can tell, but it was bloody freezing when I took these photographs - my hands turned ghostly white! Although, saying that, it was still worth it. It was last weekend when mum and I decided to venture out on a snow-finding adventure. We had a lovely time pottering about the adorable little Alston station, even with our woolly hats pulled right down over our ears due to the rather bracing winds. I was very glad of my cosy new coat from Zara, although I could've done with a scarf because your neck does get a tad drafty! 

Despite all the hassle it can cause and the freezing temperatures, snow has to be my favourite kind of weather - it makes everything so beautiful and quiet. Sadly most of the snow around where I live has melted now. 

I can't believe January is already over, see you in February,

Nora x

Now Playing: Flyte // Light Me Up


Sunday, 25 January 2015


Oops I have such a flakey relationship with blogging, it's almost the end of January and here I am only just getting going again. Although I do love it.

{Life Lately} 
Well life has been, as per usual, extremely busy and a tad on the stressful side, deadlines are approaching and my mock exams no longer seem so distant (help). But away from school I've had rather a nice time pottering around not doing much in particular, other than a few snowy adventures and lots of hot chocolate drinking.

{Currently Reading} 
Although, saying that, the other thing which has kept me very much occupied recently is the sizeable stack of books which has appeared on my desk. In particular, the three very lovely books which I received for Christmas: The Wes Anderson Collection, Human Universe by Brian Cox and Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade. They are all so very beautiful and fascinating I think I shall have to dedicate a blog post to them at some point. 
In terms of blog reading, I've been going back to a few old favourites of mine like being little, rose & vintage, becky bedbug and ellie's blog - they're all such lovely people with beautiful blogs! I've been trying to set aside more time lately for finding and reading new blogs so, if you fancy recommending any, let me know in the comments.

{Listening To} 
With a new itunes vouchers comes a whole stack of wonderful new music. Current obsessions include: Peace, Darlia, Honeyblood, as well as some old Walk The Moon stuff. I'd thoroughly recommend a listen to the new Wombats song "Greek Tragedy," I also urge you to watch the amazing video that goes with it! This release begins their highly anticipated return and I cannot wait to see them live in April!

much love, 

Nora x


Saturday, 13 December 2014


These photographs are from a disposable camera I used waaayy back in the Summer but when I rediscovered them the other day, scanned in but hidden away in a long forgotten file somewhere in the depths of my computer, it seemed rather a shame not to post them on here. I particularly love the first one, there's something really special about how film - even when it's just a cheap little disposable camera - captures the light. I find it is a quality which is difficult to emulate using a digital camera. 

Lately I've been wishing ever so much that I had more time for random wanderings to take random photographs. This is actually one of the reasons I'm looking forward to the (rapidly approaching) Christmas holidays so much. Oh to have the time to pootle about without worrying about what work is due in or other such stressful events! That reminds me, I need to stock up my film supplies because I'm going on an art trip with my school to Paris soon and I'm sure there'll be plenty of opportunities for dreamy photographs. I also want to give black & white film photography a go for the first time. If you have any tips or suggestions do let me know.

Well, happy Saturday everyone! It's the penultimate one before Christmas (..not that I'm counting down or anything..) so I hope your present shopping is going well. Much love,

Nora x

Now Playing: Peace // Lost On Me


Friday, 12 December 2014



For me there's something rather thrilling about listening to a song for the very first time - you don't know what's coming, whether you'll like it or not. It's that feeling you get when you know you're going to fall in love with a band even though you're only half way through their first single. I am constantly in the pursuit of good new music and this time of year is particularly good because there's handy 'sounds of 2015' or 'look out for' lists popping up all over the place. So I thought I'd share with you a few of the songs that've caught my attention lately.

I've just realised that I featured Model Aeroplanes in the last 'all shiny and new' music post - oops - but ah well I love this song too much not to share it. It grabs you from the very start, catchy and spectacularly indie! How could anyone feel miserable when listening to this? It makes me want to dance about my room and pretend it's summer. 
The same goes for this track from Vitamin, 'To Believe' - it's so dreamy and makes for the perfect soundtrack to (stressful) catching up on my art coursework. 
The third track, 'Cave Song' by Pretty Vicious, I first heard when Zane Lowe played it and I immediately set about googling to find out who these mysterious guys were. But, alas, this is their only song online - just hurry up and make some more music already guys! - Keep your eyes peeled for them because I've got my fingers & toes crossed that next year they'll crack on and properly get going. 
Finally, this wonderfully wistful song from Black Honey, it's just one of several really great demos that are on their soundcloud. I can't really find out much about them but then I suppose that's all part of the mystery and excitement of finding new music.

Do have a listen and let me know what you think, ta tah for now,

Nora x


Sunday, 7 December 2014


Gee at this rate half of my posts are going to be "weekly nutshell' posts!

{Life lately} Well another week has rolled around, Christmas has gotten a leap closer and I remain no further in my present buying missions. As always I'm slightly terrified that I'll forget someone and remember only when I reach to hand them their present and - oops. So, in typical me style, I have written stacks of to-do lists to hopefully ensure that nothing escapes my sieve brain! 
In other happenings: there's nothing quite as exciting as getting a mysterious roll of film, which you found down the side of your bed from goodness knows when, developed. I think it's from just before the summer holidays, when I was on study leave. I can't remember what's on it so am pretty excited to see, fingers crossed it all turns out ok!

{Currently reading} As you can see, another issue of Oh Comely has found its way to my doorstep and, let me tell you, it is more than delightful. As usual it is full to the brim with gorgeous photography and fascinating articles, my favourite so far is a collection of stories under the title 'where the heart is.'
As well as beautiful magazines, I've finally found a little time to read some lovely blogs. I've been loving Sophie's The Private Life Of A Girl, her post on refreshing your blog particularly caught my eye, I find that it's too easy to fall out of love with your blog especially when you can't spend as much time on it as you would like. Yesterday I also stumbled across Laura's fabulous blog Cardboardcities - Oh my goodness how did I not know about this?! It's full of bright colours and beautiful photos, not to mention the spectacular patterns she makes. I'm seriously running out of adjectives here! 

Bye for now,

Nora x

Now Playing: Marmozats // Move, Shake, Hide

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