Discovering a folder full of negatives in a box in the cupboard. I thought they were lost forever. There was also a bag of undeveloped film with them, which I'm looking forward to getting processed to see if any of their secrets will be revealed. I also just bought a new external hard drive (yes to all of the storage!) so I'll have to make a start on scanning the negatives very soon. I think it might be a sign from the universe, you know. A few years ago I had plans of setting up a print shop but I never quite got there. I had a jewellery shop for a little while but it wasn't my thing, it didn't make my heart as happy as shooting film does.
Finding a receipt in my inbox yesterday morning that informed me that I had apparently bought some books at 2am on New Year's Day. I do not remember doing that but I'm pretty excited about them all. I think I have better taste when I'm a bit tipsy. They were on sale too, thank goodness!
In contrast to that last one I've decided that I'm only going to purchase things if they're absolutely essential for as long as I can keep it up. Lately books have been my weakness and I'd be lying if I said I felt guilty about that, but I definitely have more than enough stories to immerse myself in for the time being. As for products and the like, I'm only going to let myself buy something if I don't already have an alternative in my cupboard.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I'm just over half way through and I'm so looking forward to finding an hour to finish it. The blurb makes it sound a little like a run-of-the-mill post-apocalyptic story, but it's so much more. So much character development!
The New Year! I'm wishing you all the happiness for 2015!
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What are you especially loving this Friday?
Any favourite blogs? As always I'd love to hear your recommendations!
All my love,