where did my holidays go? it seems only a few moments ago that i was deeply immersed in exam preparation at the end of semester one, and now semester two has begin and it’s full steam ahead.
i’m finding, this evening, that i have to lay my copy of ‘brideshead revisited’ aside in favour of a bunch of journal articles that i need to read in preparation for writing my next paper. they have titles like: “regulatory focus and strategic inclinations: promotion and prevention in decision-making”, “prediction of negative attitudes toward australian asylum seekers: false beliefs, nationalism, and self-esteem,” and “the paradox of group-based guilt: modes of national identification, conflict vehemence, and reactions to the in-group’s moral violations”… the list goes on. i’ll admit that i’m quite a nerd, and learning about this stuff is kind of exciting for me, but it’s equally stressful and intense, and i can’t help the odd pang when i think of the holiday leisure time i have had to forgo for now.
to bring myself a little cheer, i just have to think about some of the cute and pretty things i have come across online in the last couple of days. want to see?
pretty: livy’s tutorial for making paper lace at her blog “a field journal”. i think i might try making some of these nex time we have a party at our house.
cute: bears made of recycled blankets” by fontok. good for the environment, good for you!
pretty: this amazing botanical calendar by susyjack. i am obsessed with all things botanical, so the motifs here are just so lovely to me.
cute: my funny family - a claymation by 5 year old girl and her family.
… and finally, here is something both pretty, and cute - passionfruit cake all wrapped in a tiny little parcel. i bought it from a bakery that i think was tiawanese , and i can’t bring myself to destroy the adorable wrapping and eat it, so i’ve resorted to taking a photo of it instead:
okay - time to hit the books!