Month: February, 2014

telling stories

stories are, in one way or another, mirrors. we use them to explain to ourselves how the world works or how it doesn’t work. like mirrors, stories prepare us for the day to come. they distract us from the things in the darkness.

neil gaiman, smoke and mirrors: short fictions and illusions



wonderful, wonderful

non ci posso credere

i went to see this last night and it was so good. it was on at the pound arts centre in corsham which is a saving grace if you live in chippenham where there is really not much to do.

toni servillo plays the main character, jep gambardella, and he has such wonderful on screen presence as he draws you through a reflection on his life. the whole film is a visual feast with a bacchanalian air which makes the two and a half hours fly by. i molto molto recommend this film although it reminded me that in my two months in italy i learnt a pitiful amount of the language.


full circle


i visited brighton at the weekend for the first time since i left last year and it was wonderful. i miss it and the people i left there but i have my dream job in bath so what can you do.

we went to this great exhibition. the idea behind it was to reflect on the huge amount of paper waste accumulated throughout the festive season and find a creative use for it. so in the middle of an empty white room there was a greenhouse filled with hole punch circles where you can take off your shoes and go inside. you could throw handfuls of the circles into the air and it was like being in a giant snow globe. there was something so calming and magical about being inside there and i realised that it would be great to have a dedicated glitter room in your house for stress relief. it really works.