9th June 2012

“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” 

Julia Roberts in Notting Hill

Not entirely sure why, but over the past few days many, many chick flicks have been watched and enjoyed – what better way is there to relax after a busy few days anyway? Also, Notting Hill, what a classic!


12th May 2012

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

This is one of my favourite quotes ever; it just rings true for so much stuff. If I think back to an argument I had with my sisters when I was younger, I couldn’t remember for the life of me what was said, but I remember how I felt at the time (obviously, arguments with siblings never last long.)  If I think back to a day where I felt a bit down and insecure, I remember who made me feel that way. If I think back to a day that made me feel happy, I remember the fact that I was happy because of who I was with. And naturally, people associate certain feelings and emotions with certain people – regardless of what they have said or done. For many, a mother signifies comfort; a sibling means ease; an ex can mean sadness or disdain; a grandparent signifies learning through wisdom; a partner can mean joy and a friend can be relief, or reassurance . When someone makes you feel the worst or the best you have ever felt, I don’t think that is something that is ever forgotten.

30th April 2012

[Mrs Doubtfire takes a lime and throws it at Stu’s head. Stu looks back, angry]

“Mrs Doubtfire: Oh, sir. I saw it! Some angry member of the kitchen staff, Did you not tip them? Oh, the terrorists! They ran that way. It was a run-by fruiting. I’ll get them, sir. Don’t worry.”

Mrs Doubtfire

Classic children’s film that I’m rewatching tonight with my friend. It was actually filmed the year I was born! Never gets old, “run-by-fruiting” is my favourite bit 🙂

19th April 2012

“One day at a time. This is enough.  Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come.  Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

Ida Scott Taylor

Spending too much time looking at what could have been or what could be is pointless, because if you make today beautiful enough, when you look back on it, it is less likely that it will be with sadness, regret or grievance. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, it could make or break your day, week, year and it could change you in ways you don’t even realise – so don’t over think it. Tonight I realised how much I have changed as a person, how proud of myself I actually am and how, when I look back, it is the happy things I remember. Live in today, and make the most of it no matter how it is going – how might you go about doing that?

6th April 2012

“Why can’t you fly now, mother?” 
“Because I am grown up, dearest. When people grow up they forget the way.” 
“Why do they forget the way?” 
“Because they are no longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly.” 

J.M Barrie, Peter Pan

Today is my sister’s birthday, she has turned 16. I remember when she was brought home when she was born – I was incredibly jealous of all the attention she was getting haha but it goes to show just how fast time flies. Safe to say that all three of us still act like 5 year olds when we are together 🙂

Happy Birthday Arps x