Thursday, 17 October 2013

How To Have Fun When You're Skint

 News to one and all, I have officially become a student  because I have no money. Yes, darling Sophia hasn't been careful with her spending and has no choice now but to sit in a dark corner and to wait for some kind of a miracle to occur. No, not really. I'm going to find things to do to keep myself busy... until that miracle occurs, simples!

So here is my guide of things to do when your skint because everyone is at some point. The moment when you realise that all the money you have in the world is in fact non existent and the only form of payment you have is in Pokemon cards.

1. Watch movies. Many movies.
2. Experiment and makes new things with your clothes/make-up/hair/paper/cardboard boxes/cooking pots.
A few ways to spend your time.
3. Learn the 'Cup Song'. It's harder than it looks! 
4. Make up a new dance trend that will take over the world! Like the Harlem Gangnam Twerk (it's going to be a thing).
5. If your friends want to go out to a bar, go with them. You may not be able to buy a drink, but in the morning when your friends' memories are failing them, you can helpfully fill in the gaps with a little fiction here and there. 
6. Devise a plan to find out whether there is someone living in the (maybe not so) empty room in your flat or whether you've been hearing voices in your head.
7. Find that slipper you've been missing for two weeks... seriously, where the hell is it?!
8. Seeing as you don't have money for a costume, find items in your rooms that you can use to create a Halloween look.
Totally rocking the sun-burnt-ghost-on-holiday look. 
9. Try and figure out how on earth Sherlock is still alive after he jumped off that building. How Sherlock?! HOW?!
10. Write a blog post about how to have fun when your skint.

Have I missed anything out?


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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Life In London

I have lost a slipper and it is doing my head in. I took it off a couple of minutes ago to try on some new shoes and now I can't find it any where! Absolutely bizarre. It's somewhere in my room but it... isn't? I feel like I'm going mad. This feels a lot like the time when I couldn't find my glasses for half an hour and then realised they were on my head. So here I sit, typing away with a chilly foot, how tedious. Anyway...

Who knew Somerset house was so beautiful? It was my first time going there today and I was actually quite taken aback. Of course I always knew of the its existence but because of its layout, it's sort of hidden from street view. My destination within the premises was the Courtauld Gallery and I was really impressed by the range of art there was. Pieces from the Medieval period to some questionable so-called 'modern art'. And until today, who knew that I actually have an opinion on art! ('Tis indeed a day of many a 'who knew'-ing)  My reason for being here was that I was set the assignment of having to find a self-portrait that I like. And this is what I liked... 
Roger Fry - Self Portrait (Courtesy of Wikipedia.)
I could bang on for a bit about how the colours represent his feelings at that moment or the way his hat is tilted is a sign of how many pets he had as a child but I won't. I will say though that I find that there is something quite honest about this self-portrait. Nothing fancy. Just straight a forward portrait. And nothing tops of a day of cultural enhancement better than joining your friends in a pub until the last order are called in. Did I wake up in the morning still feeling a little squiffy? Yes. But it was totally worth it! 

And just for a bit of fun, here is something that put a smile on my face...