I've Just Been Shot And That Bullet Has Sent Me Back To 1981
It’s an unexplainable wonder. A passion or a love that you don’t understand and can’t fully explain. I didn’t realise how much I loved the fashion of the 80s until I watched the hit TV series sequel to Life on Mars – Ashes to Ashes. Maybe I was an 80s fashionista in my previous life, or maybe I really was just born in the wrong decade, but there is something about the fashion of this underappreciated decade that I feel we could learn from and bring back to our own time. This isn’t just a matter of personal preference, but something I believe could be economically, environmentally and socially beneficial.
At The Edge of The Water
I have always been so fascinated by the sea. My home, in Scotland, overlooked Port Glasgow. 1841. I grew up with the salty scent of the ocean, the sounds of the gentle crashes of the waves and the beguiling bustling of each new ship’s crew as they offloaded and onloaded their cargo. I would watch from the window of my parent’s room, sitting and staring from dawn till dusk, soaking in the sun and the smell of fish from the small open gap of the window and I would hear the distant sound of sea shanties as they drifted far out to sea. As the years moved on it became a pattern of mine to sit at that window, studying the ships as they came to our shore. I patiently sat there until I could see the first ship dawn on the horizon, just peacefully sitting there like a small toy-like ship silhouetted by the sun. Before long it would grow bigger and bigger until docked at our shore the people pilling off its deck had become larger than the ship on the horizon. It towered with great magnitude and magnificence over the cowering houses; the masts so high it looked to someone as small as me, like it touched the skies. But too soon the ship, following its protocol, would be loaded up with new supplies and new passengers as the same Captain and crew would sail the boat away with ghostly elegance back onto the horizon.
Edinburgh's Local Italian Treasure
La Bruschetta is a small luxurious Italian restaurant in the centre of Scotland’s capital city – Edinburgh. A family-run business, La Bruschetta has been in the hearts of many Edinburgh locals and foreign travellers for the past nineteen years. The physical size of the premises doesn’t curtail the great community and family that they have built over the years with their five star one of a kind Menu A La Carte and warm welcoming staff.
Operation: Dream Date
“Smooth? You ken that’s a smooth operation?” Brown snorted his whiskey before it had even reached his mouth. “Aye… Sir” McGowan hastily added at the end of his nonchalance. “We got the lass, I didnae ken what the fuss is about?”
The Most Powerful Find Is That Of Knowledge
Shopping. What I find so inimitably fascinating about shopping is how you don’t always leave a shop with what you intended to go in for. What are treasures to one can be obsolete objects to another, but whether you come out with your intended buy or an unexpected profit it’s just another reminder of how this world is wildly full of surprises.
Heather the Hamster
I hate thinking of Heather as being a ‘purchase’. I often forget that I actually paid to have my little friend in my life. If anyone ever asked me ‘what do you think has been your best ever purchase’ I had maybe mentioned a new piece of filming equipment that had advanced my filmmaking or a new book that brought insight to a fictional world I loved, but now?
Entering the Avatar State
Finding your zen isn’t just about sitting cross-legged with pinched fingers humming until you connect to your spiritual self. Zen, in its simplest form, is slowing down and finding peace; being centred at your core and mentally in touch with your soul, allowing you peace and power amidst transitions and nervousness.
From The Avatar to The Princess of Power
When it comes to these fantastic comic originating TV animations you can tell that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. It’s hard to believe at points that these shows are originally aimed for children; their exploration of character development delves deeply into the psychology of their protagonists to the point it becomes questioningly psychological thrillers.