One of the reasons I started this blog was that I wanted a place to share all the things I was thinking about. It’s hard to really know what you think of something until you write it down. As well as place that holds stories, photos and tales of tea and travel, I also like sharing fun things I find on the Internet. Every Sunday I share a peek of what I’m reading, listening to, inspired by, and give an update about what’s going on in my life. These are my Sunday sundries.
It was a good week. I had three photoshoots, including a session for Sarah Hart’s new Brand Mapping Method website which will be shortly re-launching. I took the above photo during the shoot. It’s really minimalist and there’s something about it that strikes me the right way. I also shot Miriam Toews who was at King’s to give a lecture, and Des Adams with his well-trained adopted pit bull, Rascal, who I’m making a short radio doc about for school.
What else is happening in life? I’m doing Jessica Abel’s first ever Creative Focus Workshop. She’s the author of Out on the Wire and she also has a podcast about the creative process. Her radio voice zens me out.
I finished Gloria Steinem’s memoir “My Life on the Road” which I am a bit obsessed with and will write a review about for my book list soon. In the meantime, go out and get it! I don’t care what demographic you are. Go. Buy it. Now.
And now for your regularly scheduled sundries:
- Read this before binge-watching your next Netflix show.
- Want to have a great day? Try the Have a Great Day Spotify playlist.
- The scientifically perfect road trip. Who wants to go?
- Smells like Canadian spirit.
- My friend was raving about this bulletproof coffee. Perfect if you’re into the life-hacking lifestyle.
- March 11 was the 5-year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster, and a few days later was the same for the Fukushima meltdown. I can’t believe it’s been five years.
- This series of Fukushima residents sharing their stories is particularly awesome.
- Just discovered Kira Salak, a supercool female travel writer who I need to read more stuff by.
- This Harry Potter radio doc had me tearing up. Which character were you most like? I’m a Hermione, obviously.
- Mortified Nation on Netflix is a great documentary about adults reading things they wrote as kids.
- Why is no one talking about this horrible scene in House of Cards?
- How Irish immigrants created St. Patrick’s day as we know it.
- This cool article about the 110 photojournalists who run National Geographic’s Instagram account. Also, being a National Geographic photo editor or director is my dream job, if anyone at National Geographic happens to be reading this and has a slot open. Just thought I’d mention that.
- Hollywood’s terrible descriptions of women.
- A new episode of Gaycation feat. Ellen Page and her best bud Ian Daniel is out! Gaycation isn’t just all fun and travel. It examines the social and political climate for LGBTQ people. In Brazil, Page stands her ground against a homophobic congressman and it is awesome. I’m an Ellen Page fangirl, what can I say.
- First sexual experiences in GIFs.
- Want to feel like you’re in Beauty and the Beast? Try working at this artist’s cottage in France. They’re looking for people now!
- Young female journalists: learn how to say ‘no’.
- I want to eat candy cats trying to catch goldfish in jelly. I miss Japan!
- Tips for getting over your Internet addiction.
- Bhutan seems like a paradise. Did you know it’s carbon negative?
- Teaching girls how to be brave with coding.
- “What lies behind the Beards”: an expose on a hipster chocolate company with sketchy morals.
That’s it for this week folks! Thanks for tuning in. All the love! Can’t believe I’ll be writing to you from London soon. 🇬🇧❤️