Third day of the challenge and well I have come to the conclusion that because I am looking for weird and interesting things, I am actually not finding them – when usually I always would. Dont you find that happens? when you want or look for something your tend not to find it?! So from this I will not bother looking for things and just let weird and random things come to me.
However despite this, Friday the main highlight to me was seeing one of my long time good friends. I hadn’t seen her in a while (far too long actually) but it was as if we had seen each other a few days before. We just talked and laughed like it was yesterday we spoke and I thought to myself,; this is what a true friend is. Someone you may not always talk to and see much, but you know when you need them and you do see them after quite sometime, you know they are there and you still can talk forever about anything.
So I thought I’ll share this poem, specially to my dearest friend…
So often we don’t take the time to be aware of what is treasured.
Not wealth or material things,
But how your days are measured.
Friendship is so special,
It cannot be brought or sold.
It is precious if it is brand new,
or priceless if it is old.
Friends are who you need the most,
When times are not so right.
They come and go so frequently,
You hope you pick one right.
The right one listens with both ears,
So they can be the one who says,
‘be calm and let me help’
We never forget our dearest friends,
And treat them with loving care.
If they don’t they will leave you,
When you need them they won’t be there.
Wine has been the biggest topic of my day! Italian food for lunch, at this beautiful restaurant where there was this beautiful staircase with a wine case incorporated along the side going down. I mean this Italian restaurant is such an elegant place to go for a cosy atmosphere and delicious food. It’s tucked away in the streets of Shoreditch and if any of you have been to Shoreditch before, its such a boutique place – full of unique shops, restaurants and bars. Check out this wonderful stair case of wine, personally I don’t feel the photo does it justice but nevertheless still cool.
I also went to a wine shop today called bottle apostle! Literally this place is for all wine lovers; it’s literally wine heaven. Such a cool place, seriously look!
This photo only shows just one side to the shop, the whole shop is like this; ceiling to floor in all different wines from all around the world. One could think I am a lover for wine from this post and the day I have had involving wine, well I am not; I have no idea about wine really! But I do love drinking wine and I am starting to form more of a love for it and maybe could possibly lead to a passion to understanding it much more. I just adore the sheer elegance that people take into creating beautiful wines. From the actual bottle shape, to labels and the wine itself – altogether it creates a lovely combination to the feel of having and drinking mouthwatering wine. Plus I am on a new mission to find new interesting things I can get into and try, and I feel exploring this month with the challenge of taking a photo and writing a paragraph of the the weird and wonderful things I find or do within my day, is helping me achieve this.
Oh this wine shop had such a cool idea of trying new wines without having to buy a actual whole bottle. Look at this picture. You can see a selection of wines in a fridge, with a nozzle attached so the wine can be ejected when you press a button. You literally pay like a pound and you get 50ml of wine to try and see what you think of it. There is about 30-40 different wines you can try or so, which is a pretty impressive selection. But personally I wouldn’t advise trying them all; be a bit drunk from it but still really awesome idea.
Actually from it, its made me really want to join a wine tasting class so I can understand wines much more and have a good time meeting fellow wine lovers. So does anyone know of any in and around London?
Well today was meant to be the first day of my One Photograph and One Paragraph challenge – as today is the first day of February! However I completely forget; bad I know suppose in my defence – doesn’t time just fly faster and faster these days? I literally cant believe its February already!
Moving on from my bad memory, I thought I’ll share this quote! I think specially today and in the past few weeks this is the one things I have learnt considerably and I am sure others have too.
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
But sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned but just how it’s meant to be.
isn’t this slightly disturbing art?! is it art? one could ask!
Well I think excellent concept I suppose its making a point to find beauty in decay however unfortunately I don’t think this is art. Its a photo, showing simple documentation, I personally think it takes more to make this tragedy art.
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
Say what you mean and mean what you say. Don’t expect others to read your mind, and don’t play games with their heads and hearts. Don’t tell half-truths and expect people to trust you when the full truth comes out. Half-truths are no better than lies. And don’t ignore someone you care about, because lack of concern hurts more than angry words.