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Monday, 4 November 2013

This weekend I have been #3

For most of last week I was sucked into the black hole that is the essay writing process and I've only just managed to claw my way out. I have a lot of blog posts to read and comments to reply to, but I'll get there because today I'm very much putting off reading Little Women (is it as terrible as I remember it being?!) and instead I'm calling today a blogging day! I'm poised with a cup of tea and a plate of cookies (shhh...) and it's very nice to be back!

Over the weekend I started reading Things The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett, who is the front man of Eels. I'm only a little way in at the moment but I think this is going to be one of those autobiographical books I love a lot. He's an interesting guy that I don't know too much about other than a few things Mark has told me, but I'm looking forward to finding out a little more.

I think buying Mark an Apple TV for his birthday last year is the worst gift I've ever given him because we keep spending money renting films on iTunes! Although, I guess at least it's cheaper than going to the cinema and I don't have to listen to someone chewing popcorn loudly in my ear whilst trying desperately to see the screen over the worlds tallest man that always sits in front of me!

Before Midnight is a must-see if you liked Before Sunrise and Before Sunset - I liked it more than Before Sunset but nowhere near as much as I love Before Sunrise. I love how low key and simple they are and I don't think Julie Delpy ever ages! 

The Bling Ring is one I've been waiting for what feels like forever to be released to rent on iTunes! I love Sofia Coppola and Emma Watson so it was on my must-watch list for sure. At first I thought it was just okay, but the more I think about it the more I like it, which sounds odd I know but I do love to over-think everything!
I've been listening to a lot of London Grammar, like a lot, a lot! Ambient + ethereal = perfection. And seriously, that voice! They are ridiculously talented and they make music that is very easy to be inspired by, my notebook hasn't been out of my sight over the past couple of weeks!  

Admittedly I haven't left the house very much recently, only when I absolutely have to and even then I do so reluctantly. It's that time of the year & I'm in one of those moods where I just want to be at home, cosy and warm. When I have been venturing out I've been wrapping up in my new Matalan Cocoon Coat. Best £40 I've spent in a very long time and it's worth every single penny.

1. Laura's Haven 2. Wander to Wonder 3. Becka; This is my world
4. Chambray & Curls 5. Sophie in the Sticks 6. Scared Toast

Other than that it's been pretty quiet over here, we've had our fair share of sad news so we're feeling a little subdued but it's nothing a little bit of time won't fix. I was going to redesign my whole layout and I have half finished one, but instead I ended up just tweaking a few parts of my current one. I think I'm a little more attached to it than I thought. I never want it to look too professional or fancy because that's not what I'm about. It's why I keep putting off buying studio lights for my pictures, I like the slightly-off colours and occasional wonky angle. That's very me. Slightly off and a little bit wonky. 

Did you have a good weekend? I hope so!

Love, Jennie
xoxo

71 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your coat! Great blog post. And I thought the Bling Ring was a bit of a let down unfortunately, all though I am a big Emma Watson fan as well. Great photos btw. :)

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  2. The coat is an absolute dream!! xx

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  3. Ohh your coat looks lovely :)
    I'm so tempted to watch The Bling Ring at some point too :)
    Keep in touch!
    Andrea
    xxx

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    1. It's a fun movie, just don't expect too much! xo

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  4. ahh i bought a coat nearly identical to that from Pull & Bear and so excited for it to arrive! those oversized things are the cosiest. you didn't like Little Women?!! i remember absolutely adoring it! i really enjoy London Grammar too, so lovely for autumn. thank you for the link lovely! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. They are super cosy, I'm so in love with oversized things! <3

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  5. That coat looks so nice! I'd quite like to see the Bling Ring too, in fact I'd like to see a new movie in general.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing
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  6. Ahhh I almost bought that coat! I would love to see an OOTD because I wasnt sure if it was for me when I tried it on, but I keep getting tempted :) x x

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  7. That coat is gorgeous, I want! It's so hard to leave the house when it gets colder :( thank you so much for the mention too :D xx

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    1. Ahh I know, being warm and cosy is too lovely! xo

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  8. I love how much you read, it always inspires me to read more. I definitely need to watch TBR! I hate loud eaters and tall people who sit infront of me. Wahhhhh!

    Tara xo

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    1. That is the worst at the cinema, totally ruins it! xo

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  9. Love these little posts :) love the jacket and all my flat mates seem to be in love with London Grammar at the moment :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  10. My Mum forces me to watch Little Women every Christmas... I'm starting to feel a bit nostalgic about it!
    Good luck with the essays and the blogging!

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    1. I might have to watch the film before I tackle the book! xo

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  11. I haven't seen The Bling Ring yet, but haven't heard great things about it. I am a huge Emma Watson fan though, so I do intend to watch it some day. I love the coat!

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    1. It's quite a fun watch, just don't expect anything amazing. Emma is one of the best parts! xo

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  12. After seeing Lost in translation many years ago I think I would be looking forward even to a new TV advertisement directed by Sofia Copolla. And I m also in a mood for London Grammar and there is one more group I ve been loving lately, Half Moon Run, specially this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx3rvbuaI78. Maybe u will like it:) xx

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    1. Lost in translation is probably my favourite ever film, love it! I'll definitely have a look at Half moon run, love their name! xo

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  13. Ah i'm desperate to watch the bling ring - let me know what you think! Adore the matalan coat!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. It's a fun watch, nothing amazing but still worth a go! xo

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  14. love the coat in the last picture xx

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  15. Ooh that song is so nice! Her voice kind of reminds me of Florence and the Machine. I watched the Bling Ring and I have to say I found it quite repetitive and boring, Emma Watson was definitely the highlight for me though and I really loved her at the very end haha.

    http://wanderlustandbabble.blogspot.com

    xx

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  16. That book sounds really interesting. I went to see Eels earlier this year, he's quite an interesting character. I had no idea he had a book out. Hope your sad news wasn't too sad. Hugs.

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

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    1. I think it's a good read so far! xo

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  17. Your coat looks gorgeous and so cosy!
    Sorry to hear about your sad news - hope you are okay :)

    Jess xo

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  18. Aaw Jennie <3 Well, I adore your new Matalan coat - they seem to have some great pieces in lately! I keep seeing more and more coats that I'd love to buy but I think I need to resist aha. I love being at home when it's cold too, I just want to snuggle up warm. xxx

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  19. We were learning about Sofia Coppola's work in film studies so I've wanted to watch The Bling Ring because it looks quite good and I also adore Emma Watson! I love taking a little time out of my days to blog for a while, it's nice and relaxing :)

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    1. Lost in translation is my very favourite <3

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  20. I love the bling ring, its sick :) that coat looks so nice xx
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Lovely post. The coat is absolutely gorgeous - I cannot believe it's from Matalan! x

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  22. Lovely coat! It's definitely getting cold now aha. Maybe that's an excuse for me to stay in and watch the bling ring haha, i've been wanting to for a while now.

    holllieee.blogspot.com

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  23. Ahh I bet that book is SO interesting and I really want to see The Bling Ring. And yay, coat twins! xxx

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  24. Lovely to have you back Jennie! <3 Tea and cookies is the most perfect combination ;-)

    I really wanted to see the Bling Ring at the cinema but never got the chance, it looks great. As for staying at home during this Winter weather I'm totally with you!

    Sophie xx soinspo

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    1. I know, right? Pretty chuffed! xo

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  26. Love love this! Perfect few fun things! <3

    xx from NYC
    Davie and Erica

    www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

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  27. I've had my eye on a coat like that, that is doubled the price. It looks super warm and stylish at the same time..

    http://thelittlebigobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Ok, you have some serious amazing taste... Thanks for sharing! xx

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  29. I'm feeling a bit of a blogger day too, I'm currently on my bed wrapped in my house coat with a hot water bottle! I'm out later though but wish I was staying in now ha. Things The Grand Children Should Know sounds very interesting and the goodreads reviews look great! You will have to let me know how it goes :) I've not read for a while other than bits here and there before I go to bed. I'm reading Lolita at the moment but finding it a very uncomfortable read, I don't see the craze that many seem to see with it!

    That's a belter of a coat too and for an awesome price. I often forget to visit Matalan as it's out the way in town but they have a fair few items I'm eyeing up on their website at the minute.

    Thanks for your comment too! It's definitely a book that is worthwhile looking through!

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    1. That sounds like a lovely way to spend a morning! I've never made it all the way through Lolita, it definitely makes for uncomfortable reading in parts.

      I'm the same, I looked everywhere for a coat like this but they were all crazy pricey, so glad I remembered matalan! xo

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  30. I always find some great new music and blogs thanks to you :)x

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  31. I love Sofia Coppola, but honestly did not enjoy The bling ring.. maybe it was not her fault and it's just that I hate that whole Hollywood/media/superficial vibe..I can't stand it.. when ever I go to L.A., I stay away from that scene.. anyway... Before Midnight, I did liked.. but my favorite is still Before Sunrise.. it's just magical, I can't get over that movie..and yes! Julie Delpy is gorgeous inside and out...I'm intrigued about that book..I think I'll look for it..thanks for sharing!

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    1. I think that was the point of it, to represent the social media i-want-it-now generation. I think she did a good job, nothing groundbreaking but it was a fun watch! <3

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  32. That sounds a lot more fun than essay writing! Just listened to London Grammer, think I am going to have to listen to a lot more of their music as that tune was beautiful :) x

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