Sep 25, 2013


I saw this picture a couple of weeks ago on Claudia's blog, and I think I'll remain forever haunted by how well loved this Filofax (Kensington) is. It's exactly the idea of how I want my Filofax to look like and prove it's been by my side forever, hiding my numerous secrets.

A tiny problem: I have far too many. And rotate them far too often.
Is this actually the classical question of still having to find The One that I won't be able to part with ever again? (BTW, how many of those have I encountered already?! Yet here I am on the search again).

Which model, in which color would look this great when used and loved so much?

Ah, the excitement, ah, the longing...

May 16, 2013

Thoughts On A Rainy Day In Spring

“This is what you do on your very first day in Paris.
You get yourself some rain, not just a drizzle but honest-to-goodness rain.
Then you find yourself someone really nice, and drive her through the Bois de Boulogne in a taxi.
The rain’s very important, because that’s when Paris smells its sweetest.
It’s the damp chestnut trees, you see.”
Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.

picture from here

May 14, 2013

Absolutely At The Beginning

My new year's resolution number 9 was: keep on blogging.

I never expected the long planned transitions that happened in between to take up so much of my energy, though. It feels as if I'm waking up from an intense, incomprehensible dream, still figuring out between the here and now and the there and then.

The feelings when you try to start your life anew.
It is the first time I'm trying to start my life completely anew.

It's overwhelming.
Things are slowly, gradually dawning on me.
Things like needs.
Things like wishes.
Things like plans.
Things like insights.

B recently posted this video and being blown away by its emotional intensity I realised how much emotion there still is lying beneath my seemingly numb surface - long lost emotions and heart's genuine desires.
It was rather scary to get such a sensory display of them all at once.

But I was grateful.
I'm starting a long long trip, and an additional push was very needed.

Jan 31, 2013

A Mental Note To Myself:

I must relaunch this blog.

(pic found here)

Dec 4, 2012

Shall I Name It The Balmorikat???

How can it be that only a couple of hours after reading THIS - THIS happened:

You know - in a hurry, in a store - and suddenly there was the whole bulk of cards in my hands when I opened the mini. Plus the ring mechanism itself! I swallowed hardly, already knowing what was going on, and just stuck it to the bottom of my bag. I didn't even want to look at it when I came back home.

After a couple of hours, however (probably when the steam got off my head?) I gathered the courage and did the autopsy anyway. And guess what I noticed?

The ring mechanism, despite being obviously broken off the metal in the spine of the binder, has small metal tags that match the place where they were broken off. Which means - yes, I can reattach them!!! :)
(And I guess I have finally gotten the clue as to how the Ikat conversion into a ringless clutch works...)

It works for now, the mechanism still holding on in there... Hm, let's see how it behaves in action, OK?
Please keep your fingers crossed, and I'll update you on it in a couple of days!

Nov 19, 2012

Pretty Little Things #15

Another idea by sweet Angela. It works wonders, being greeted by this in the foggy early morning! :)

Nov 13, 2012

Pretty Little Things #14

Japanese fried noodles in classic Yakisoba sauce. I could eat tons of them!