14th July 2013

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” 

John Keats, Bright Star: Love letters and poems of John Keats to Fanny Browne.

I thought this was a beautiful quote in a few ways – from the lovely, summery imagery to the meaning behind Keats’ words. Our weather has been gorgeous at the moment and our garden has been full of butterflies and pretty flowers!

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21st April 2013

“Open the windows
For, the kind breeze is celebrating the birthday of the beautiful flowers
And spring,
On each and every branches
Close to each young leaf,
Has turned on lovely candles!

All swallows have come back
Singing the lovely song of freshness

Our narrow street is filled with spring songs
And the cherry trees
Are all blossoms
To celebrate the birthday of every flower”

Fereydoon Moshiri, Believe in the Spring

This poem popped up on my twitter yesterday via a friend and I thought it very fitting for the long-awaited, beautifully sunny weekend we’ve been having. It’s amazing what some sunshine does to us!

20th January 2012

“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

I have been stuck in my room at uni for about three days thanks to the snow, uni shutting down and to revision. I felt myself going a little insane earlier (I guess that’s what 72 hours of linguistics does to you) so I went out for a long walk in the snow to try and retain some of my sanity.

24th July 2012

“Mister blue sky please tell us why you had to hide away for so long? Where did we go wrong?
Hey there mister blue ,we’re so pleased to be with you, look around see what you do, ev’rybody smiles at you”

Mr Blue Sky, Electric Light Orchestra

The unlikely has happened. After a month and a half of almost non-stop rain, the sun is back and the skies are blue once again. Spent my day sunbathing in the garden 🙂