Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hipster picking

Having recently joined the Tumblr community, I am astounded. I have found the perfect sociological phenomenon. Here are Tumblr lurkers in a nutchell:

their ideologies - skinny, caked in make-up, covered in studs and pierced in compromising places

their idols - Linsday Lohan, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence

their image - smoking, wearing those Jamie Campbell boots, compulsively dying their hair

their loves - cats, crucifixes, instagram photos of nothing in particular

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back from Florence!

Why hello there! So basically with my trusty guidebook and camera, I discovered two vital things about Florence:

1- no angry shopkeepers, despite the hordes of tourists
2- awesome street artists (i.e. people selling art in the street. Somehow I don't think anyone would get away with spraypainting Brunelleschi's masterpiece)

... And I though I'd give you the classic list of top 5 Florentine moments:

1 - climbing the Duomo Campanile - when I got to the top I had it all to myself because everyone was over on the dome.

2 - Coffee on the roof of the Uffizi (there's the usual overpriced cafe once you have finished the museum tour) - the view is great

3 - Having mind-blowing lemon sorbet at the foot of San Miniato al Monte (before climbing the hill and listening to Gregorian chants)

4 - The view from San Miniato al Monte

5 - Seeing David for free after 8 o'clock and having him all to yourself...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Readers! Terribly sorry to have neglected you! Unfortunately I have been sucked into the vortex that is Tumblr.

Do stop on by > Caterpillar, Caterpillar

It provides a better solution to my musings than this. Like the inboard I keep in my room, crammed with scraps of random paper and postcards.. Henceforth, this blog will be reserved for what I like to call my 'grassroots journalism', pretentious though it may be. We shall see.

Anyway, back to my being a havoc-causing traditionalist. I love to write, as you may have already guessed. I write all sorts, but I was just thinking how there is a disparity between the speed of my thoughts and that of my pencil, when I am writing by hand. However, when I write on a computer, I always always get distracted. Therefore, I want a typewriter. I love the sound, I love the rarity and the clumsiness of it, the clack-clack ting! but above all I love the purity of function. Multitasking is a fallacy of modern invention, and I don't want it. Any thoughts?

Hope you are all enjoying your summers -