cat's eyes.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

We are looking after my grandparents' cats just now, and this one was sitting up on my window-ledge yesterday morning, watching snow falling outside.


The noise of the camera annoyed her, I think, so she turned round to tell me to 'be quiet!' - and I managed to catch this picture (with my new DSLR camera, don't'cha know, which my parents very kindly bought me for Christmas).



On another note, you might've noticed that I've changed the design of the blog a little. University work-load permitting, I'm hoping to post more photographs in the months to come ...once I figure out how to work the camera (lots of buttons and numbers and letters. Don't quite know what they mean yet), so I wanted to make the blog a bit wider. And I've been wanting to change it for a while, anyway. I'm no html-genius, so it's still pretty simple. But I think it looks a bit nicer. Hopefully you like it! 

(The wallpaper is from: The Darling Tree. This lady has a beautiful blog which I just stumbled upon a few months ago).



Anyway! I'm off to have dinner now. On the menu tonight: Moroccan chickpea stew with couscous, and grilled halloumi cheese and toasted almonds scattered on top. (My Mum bought some very delicious vegetarian cookbooks over New Year - the recipes are delicious, I mean, not necessarily the books - so many a tasty meal has been had recently!)

falling light

Monday, 14 January 2013


I’ve recently fallen in love with this painting (‘The Accolade’ by Edmund Blair Leighton). The light, the solemnity, his down-looking eyes, her hair: beautiful.
 
I noticed it in my friend's house a few weeks ago. She had a copy of it hanging right as I walked in the front door.

I was pretty pleased with myself I have to admit because, without knowing anything about it, I was able to guess that it was a picture of Guinevere and Lancelot and that it looked vaguely pre-Raphaelite. Useful to know that – as well as being able to work out the metre of old poems, the difference between finite and non-finite verbs, and other such useful life skills – my English degree has equipped me with painting-recognition talents. Huzzah! Someone employ me, quick!

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