Wednesday, 23 April 2014


I love nailpolish with a holo effect (rainbow colorshift, like a discoball). I prefer the linear holos, the stronger the better, but a scatter holo can be pretty damn awesome too..

Jade holografico, linear, indoor lighting

Zoya blaze, scatter

Zoya Aurora, my hands down favourite polish to date! 

Happy birthday

Alasdair and Olivia 1 year old today!


Saturday, 19 April 2014


Nemesis helped me tidy on the balcony, and put seeds in three big planters.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Shiny black

This is my shiniest plain black mani ever. My camera freaked out.

One of those days

It'll soon be too warm to wear this for a few months, but today is a grey drizzly somehow chilly morning and I will totally wear my eeyore onesie until I have to get ready to leave the house!

Thursday, 17 April 2014


So many memories connected to various DAF songs! I have concert tickets for the end of May to see them live with a bunch of friends.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Trapped inside looking out

Spent most of last week at a course (about labour legislation, which is super interesting!) - but we were stuck inside looking out at the lovely spring weather that finally arrived on the last day.
 The first two days it rained, and rained, and rained. 

Resonating Writings, Transparency, and the Escalator.

I think I have said this before, but -

I had this silly idea that I didn't need anyone else's thoughts, needn't discuss my internal workings, because I am me and I don't need others labels. As I grew a few years older and wisened up a bit I started discovering that I was reinventing the wheel, and it was slow going. Other had already travelled this road and I could reuse pieces of their discoveries, and I didn't have to copy them or do as they said, just see if a piece of it resonated and use that. (I approach fashion a bit the same way - I take the pieces I like and ignore the rest. Why it didn't occur to me to do the same with this until a few years ago I don't know.)

I know a lot more about how I work. I also know more about how to express it to make others gain some understanding of it. Using words and labels can be useful - if we want to discuss things.

And sometimes I stumble across someone else's writings and a part or all of it resonates strongly with me. I think I'll start collecting them here for my own reference. That means, maybe, that I'll share, indirectly or directly, a bit more about my inner workings than I have so far, which is maybe a bit scary, but since I tend to speak up for transparency otherwise this is just adding another transparent layer to my communication, right?
As a person, I’m a die-hard romantic, and I know that I need relationships with substance. Just because I don’t want to jump on the Relationship Escalator with someone, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to connect heart to heart, or that I will tolerate being treated as a purely sexual object or objective. All too often has that assumption been made, and I’m tired of people thinking that being Singleish equals treating the relationship with me as disposable.
To some, this has seemed like a total contradiction- a woman who desires relationships with substance, yet doesn’t want to commit to the standard “lets get married now” ideal. An individual who values her autonomy and independence so fiercely, yet who desires to share sexual, romantic, and emotional intimacy.
From HERE.

This excerpt is from a recent blogpost over at polysingleish - she comes at it from a different background than me, as is to be expected, but I find a lot of her writings eloquent and resonating deeply with me. The above really hit the spot though.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


These flowers were blooming before winter returned early this month, but now they are back, and have multiplied. A sign that spring is for real now?

Komm und flieg mit mir davon

We need one more Welle: Erdball song. (This is a rabbit hole for me. I love them. I'll try to post something else for a while after this, promise.)

Monday, 14 April 2014

Colour changers

I can't help it, I love polish that change colours depending on angle and how the light falls, socalled duo or multichromes. Here are a few - all of them over black.

The view upwards last week

Inside the hotel room

Outside the hotel room

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Green thumb

I just started my balcony garden for the year; sowing a miniature wildflower meadow in a big pot. I'll add more as inspiration strikes, and once I have cleaned out there. 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Vivid Lacquer!

Plate VL019 with Nails Inc Old Park Lane over VL Black creme

 So I got a box of lovelies from Anni at Vivid Lacquer a while back and have started using some of them. Here are a few photos!
Plate VL017 over a grey VL from the Buffy line (I asked for an anthracite holo and I got one and I am so in love!) with two coats of Theoretical Rockstar on the accent finger. 

Spring poking up

Peeking through the hedge in a maze

Thursday, 10 April 2014


I am away this week, so I am scheduling these in advance. Since I was already on a "tanz" theme you get another song with the word in it. Enjoy!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Purry snuggles

I got "help" packing my bag, from both cats - here's Alasdair. We got lots of snuggles in while I took a cat-decreed break from packing!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Squirreled away

I made this necklace as a birthday gift for a friend who likes squirrels. I had been hoarding the squirrel for ages waiting to find out when her birthday was :)