Friday, November 27, 2015

Lovely Movies: When Marnie Was There

Well, hopefully I am back blogging and can manage to do so more often. And what better way to ease back into it than with something about Studio Ghibli?! I recently watched When Marnie Was There and it was lovely! Of course!

It's quite a calm film that is mostly about inner life, friendship and family ties. And I really enjoyed the family dynamics in this film, and by that I mean the way her aunt and uncle treated and supported her. It seemed so realistic. Far more realistic than the actual plot twist. But it wouldn't be Studio Ghibli without a little magic, now would it?

It's not quite up there with my favorite Ghibli films for it lacks a little something plotwise, but it's beautifully made and I very much enjoyed it. And I was also pleasantly surprised to see they used a Priscilla Ahn song in the soundtrack!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Owl Things Considered

Today I came across this dancing owl! Not only is it a very cute video, it's even seasonally appropriate. Enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mood & Music Mosaic

Wah Ha - Lisa Mitchell 
dress - candle - shoes - satchel

So I thought I'd try some new posts to shake things up a little bit… I've been wanting to bring back music and also to create another platform to share pretty things that fit a certain mood, be it personal or seasonal. Hope you'll enjoy!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lovely Movies: Finding Neverland

Whenever I'm home sick with a cold or flu I tend to watch old favorites. It had been quite some time since I'd last seen Finding Neverland, so it was due for another watch. I thought I knew what to expect, but it still blew me away.

The story itself is wonderful, intriguing and quite the emotional roller coaster, but my favorite thing is Freddie Highmore's performance. It made me cry when I first saw it -back when films never made me cry- and it still does today.

Anyway, this is a film full of wonder and imagination, but also of harsh realities and very bad luck. Which is, of course, why we so need the first. It is based on J.M. Barrie's life and how he came to write Peter Pan.

I will actually be reading Peter Pan soon, and after that I might even read a J.M. Barrie biography at some point. Although it might not quite live up to the magic of this movie… But he seems intriguing and I'd like know more.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Plans & Goals: October

Last month I was able to very little, because I was wiped out by a bad cold. Still am, so I'm planning on taking it easy for a while, but I also hope to catch up on some stuff and make up for the slow few weeks I've had. I'd really like to:

  • Meet up with some friends again.
  • See my first ever professional ballet show.
  • Send some lovely things to lovely people.
  • Get back into Zentangling.
  • Continue meditating.
  • Take more pictures for blogposts.
  • Listen to some unopened CDs.
  • Sew something again.
  • And also just snuggle up and relax. Preferably with the little guy above!

So what do you have planned? Anything fun?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lovely Movies: Justin and the Knights of Valour

Last week my supermarket had a couple of DVDs in the bargain bin. One of them was a promising looking animation about a young knight. For less than 3 bucks, I decided to just go for it. And I'm very glad I took that tiny little risk.

Turned out Freddie Highmore did the main character's voice! I had no idea he'd done this film, so I was pleasantly surprised when I popped this in my DVD player and suddenly heard his voice. I then knew the movie would be good.

It was quite a lovely film. Perhaps a bit predictable, but well done and very entertaining. The plot and pacing were good and the animations pretty excellent. And well, there was a little mechanical owl in it… So bonus points for that!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Nephtali is a beautiful video for the Paris Ballet that shows what happened when Glen Keane went to sketch a ballet dancer. It's a short but gorgeous video that's part "making of", part animated story/dance performance. Enjoy!

You can follow Glen Keane's projects on facebook if you'd like to see more of his work.


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