Cinema: An Education

Cinema: An Education

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It’s 1961, Europe is recovering from World War II, you’re a sixteen year old girl and will soon go off to college. In Britain, the country where you live, most women just go to college to find a man and if you still want to work after your studies, then you probably will be a teacher and end up feeling just as miserable as during your studies. Why would you even go to college at all? That is the question that Jenny quite rightly asks herself, when she is being faced with making the most important decision in her sixteen-year-old life. For years she has been prepped by her father to go to Oxford and now that moment has finally arrived, but is it really what she wants?

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The past ten days (bits and piecies)

The past ten days (bits and piecies)

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Photosession with Tara, yay! She is definitely my favorite person to shoot with. We shot pictures inside her house and some by the sea. This is one of my favorites. ✝ Our street has been covered with pink blossom and this tree is the one who’s responsible for it. ✝ It’s moving time again! I decided I wanted to get rid of some clothing so I cleaned out my closet. If I’m not going to wear it, I’d rather have someone else enjoying them. ✝ I also found these babies! Totally forgot I had them.

Another picture from when I was shooting with Tara. I borrowed a camera from a friend so we could shoot some clips of her playing her music which she then could send to her family in Ireland. Scroll down if you want to hear one of her songs. ✝ I paid a visit to the optician and got some new glasses. I’ll have to wait two weeks for them to arrive, bugger… I’ll show you when I’ve got them :)

(Tara is a bit shy, so she’s probably going to kill me when she sees her face plastered all over this page)

(I don’t care)

She said she felt brave today, so I was granted the permission (he he) to make the youtube clips public. Here you go, here is one of her songs:

PLEASE IGNORE MY POOR VIDEO (EDITING) SKILLS. I decided to try and zoom in at the end, BAD IDEA, lol.

I had a really hard time choosing which one I would show. Eventually I chose this one because I love how it feels like a very honest and cute song. It’s not really my story to tell, but listen to it and you’ll know what it’s about. Go check it out at my youtube channel (eventually she will have them up on her own channel, this was just for easy sharing purposes).

Speaking of (being) green: I really love how everything is turning green outside. It all happened over the course of one weekend. Suddenly it looked like summer! Too bad it’s been raining ever since.

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Anne took me to see The Great Gatsby as a birthday present this week and whoaahhh… it was amazing. I really loved it! I was a bit worried when I saw the trailer that it would simply be too much for me (director Baz Luhrmann has a really distinctive way of filmmaking), but I was pleasantly surprised! ♥ My two favorite songs from the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby: Lana del Rey with Young and Beautiful & Florence + The Machine with Over the Love ♥ A friend of mine showed me reddit.com and now I’m seriously hooked (also, please don’t call me Shirley). I have an app on my phone and I keep checking it every few minutes. A few gems: IamA, were you can ask questions to people who have something to tell (like a refugee from north Korea or a police officer or someone who has a few days left to live), the“funny” tag or the one about politics. ♥ I drove FOUR hours this week and I’m finally getting the hang of it (sort of). Atleast I haven’t killed anyone yet. ♥ My work-out clothes have not seen daylight this week. Yes, I’m a lazy bum. And I reallly don’t care. ♥ We don’t know what we should do with our vacation! Warsaw and Krakow or being lazy on a beach somewhere? (whitegirlproblems) ♥ “When I look at you a Coldplay song plays in my heart”, haha! I love GIRLS! (the series. Sorry ladies.) ♥ One of my best friends is getting married and she asked me to be her “best man”! Wow, such an honor! I’m very happy for them :) ♥ The final episode of The Office aired last week… what can I say? It was just the way I wanted it to be, or maybe even better. I’m not going to spoil it for you, no worries! Just want to say it was great. ♥

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a house to pack….. Pfffff. Have a nice weekend everybody xx

Cinema: A Single Man

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Let’s take a time-machine and go back to the awesome sixties, with this beautiful film about the homosexual English professor George. In A Single Man (Tom Fords directorial debut) Ford tells us the story about a man who lost the love of his live and has great difficulty with moving on. I will not reveal too much, but I’ve also read the book (which I loved) and all I can say is that Ford does not disappoint us at all. It’s a perfect rendition of the book. And have I mentioned that it is beautiful? I dare say that, after Lost in Translation, this is probably my favorite film EVER.

Why, you ask? What’s so special about this film? Well, here are 3 very good reasons why you should go and watch it:
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Images and thoughts

Images and thoughts

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▲ 1. We have been taking our bikes out quite a lot the past few weeks and I just HAD to take a picture of our pretty view along the way. ▲ 2. WE HAVE TICKETS!! I’m finally going to see Stevie!!! It’s still a few months away. Counting down the days. ▲ 3. Awesome picture of our king with his parents (when he was younger -obviously). Lion King? Anybody? ▲ 4. On our way home, when passing Rotterdam.

I deleted my twitter and (public) instagram yesterday. I just felt like it and don’t regret it at all. I also had my second driving lesson, which I actually enjoyed.

{ two pictures from Frankfurt }

{ all else }

The soundtrack for The Bling Ring is here! And I’m now listening to it for the first time. I love Sofia and her soundtracks, so I have high hopes for it. ♥ So many hearts for The Office. Can’t believe it’s almost over! ♥ I seriously get goosebumps every.single.time while watching this. (ok ok ok, enough fangirling) Rhiannonnnn! ♥ Speaking of goosebumps… Still can’t believe how beautiful our new queen looked in that gorgeous dress by Jan Taminiau. ♥ You’ve probably read this already, but if you haven’t, then I think you should. If you’ve actually wondered what your life would look like without the internet, then this article “I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet” by Paul Miller is a read for you. ♥

Oh, and before I forget: It’s Annemerel’s birthday today! Yay! ♥

(Psst.. I heard she celebrated it with cocktails and pulled a real “Serena on Thanksgiving“, if you know what I mean… xoxo GG)

Too much to tell, not even going to try

Too much to tell, not even going to try

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(A picture I took after our wine and dine in the park, thanks Kim for tolerating me and my camera-craziness.)

I’ve written several vomit-inducing paragraphs and deleted them all. Let’s just say I’m loving life (gag) at the moment. The past few weeks have been great and YAY, summer is FINALLY here! Feels like I’ve been waiting FOR-EV-ER.

Hope you are all doing well! :)