Dear Daschunds, Thanks for being so adorable, and for having hypoallergenic fur. Also thanks for being such an awesome vehicle for my “dogs dressed as food” dreams. I can’t wait to own one of you – you bet I’ll be ordering a hotdog costume at the same time. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

This week I ticked off another of my 30 for 30 goals: give blood. I’ve been giving blood semi-regularly for a few years, but I took a break between 2010 and this year (mostly because I was lazy and forgetful, not because I specifically didn’t want to give) so I decided to add it to my list to encourage me to remember to go. As blood types go mine is fairly rare (fun fact #1: Q and I have exactly the same blood type, B+….Continue Reading “30 for 30: Give Blood”

This is the first update I’ve done since December apparently, yikes. I’ve ticked 14 things off my list in the last 9 months, and, er, added 14. Ha. I’ve completed 59 of 221 at the moment, which I think is pretty good going for a list that’s not even three years old. As always, the more I do the more I think of that I’d like to do and the happier I become at being able to tick of those items. Some of them (like See…Continue Reading “Life List Update”

Dear Amy, Thank you for buying me my first ever pair of Converse, as a 30th birthday present. I’m still not 100% sure I’m lacing them up properly (I am not so much with the fashion) but they were a godsend in Paris and they’re fucking YELLOW, which, of course, instantly makes them the best shoes I own. I love you like butter, Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

This is the fourth post in my “5 Lovely Things…” series and we’re heading back to Etsy to check out Present & Correct.It’s not exactly a massive secret that I like stationery (I love writing letters, lists and birthday cards) so my love for Present & Correct was perhaps a little inevitable. Such pretty stationery, such affordable prices. Most of their pieces are available in limited quantities but it’s okay because all their stuff is ace so if you like one piece you’ll like them…Continue Reading “5 Lovely Things From Present & Correct”

I’ve had this list saved in my drafts folder ever since Val posted it in December 2011 – OUCH. Luckily, I’ve done a lot of travelling since then, so I have lots of new things I can talk about! 🙂 A: Age you went on your first international trip: I actually have no idea. We went to France a few times when I was a kid, but I don’t know how old I was the first time I went! B: Best (foreign) beer you’ve had…Continue Reading “ABCs of Travel”

Dear Paris, Thank you for allowing me to practice my rusty French, not laughing at my attempts to communicate and for introducing me to your beautiful city. Even tho my feet were killing, your beautiful food and wonderful quirkyness more than made up for it. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

01. NEW David Sedaris – The Santaland Diaries [book club] 02. RR William Gibson – Pattern Recognition [30 for 30] 03. NEW James Smythe – The Machine [30 for 30] 04. RR Bill Bryson – The Life & Times of the Thunderbolt Kid [30 for 30] 05. NEW Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of the Island [30 for 30] 06. NEW Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter – The Long War 07. NEW Joan Didion – The Year of Magical Thinking [30 for 30] 08. RR Terry Pratchett – Reaper Man [30 for 30] 09. RR Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus [30 for 30] 10. NEW Emma Donahue – The Woman Who…Continue Reading “September Book Update”