The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Yesterday afternoon whilst trawling around the local shopping centre (yes, I totally trawl around the shops), I discovered the new Video Ezy Express vending machines. Well, it is and isn't a vending machine. For those of you who haven't seen them, they are similar to an ATM although, money doesn't pop out – a DVD does. So with their $2 opening special for the DVD vending machine I decided to give the machine ago. 
Swipe card, select movie, enter email address and mobile phone number, hit 'buy' and out pops a DVD. Done. Easiest trip to hire out a video. 
I rented The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with apprehension that it was probably going to be a movie that my Nanna would love. It starred the likes of Judi Dench (James Bond), Maggie Smith (Harry Potter) and Bill Nighy (The Boat that Rocked), and I got to say, I actually really loved it. Maggie Smith's character was my favourite. I adore her as an actor and love her as Professor McGonogall. In this movie she plays an incredibly racists older English woman who has to have hip surgery. She is brilliant. 

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Confession

Righto. So I realised something incredibly pathetic tonight whilst over at my friend Sarah's place. I am the world's biggest wimp. I challenge everyone out there to find someone who is worse than me. It is more to do with when watching television, and not so much so in reality. Although there is one area I refuse to delve into because of utter terror however, I will discuss this a little further in this post. 
So I thought, I would reflect on all the things that I find scary. Mainly, because I think you will all find it rather amusing. I am pretty sure Sarah's boyfriend found it more than a little amusing (the movie's I am scared of watching thing). Here goes…
Things that scare me (mainly movies). 

1. Harry Potter films. Mainly the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Particularly this scene.

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Who’s who in the zoo

Yesterday, to much excitement (on my behalf and I think Blake’s too) we went the Perth Zoo. I love zoo’s. It is like a completely far away escape in the middle of the city. The air is cleaner (mainly due to the crazy number of tree’s) and it is just such a fun, relaxing place to hang out – not to mention the amazing animals.
Here are a few pictures from today. Apologise for none of me. Blake took one and it was well, a bit disheartening. Back to the gym I go 🙂

Fijian Crested Iguana
Australian Frilled Neck Lizard & Blue-tongue Lizard
Happy little Penguin (I do love penguins)
 Tricia the Asian Elephant going for her morning stroll. We also saw her on her lunchtime stroll.
Blake being a typical guy and ‘testing the strength of the tiger enclosure glass’.
Blake’s favourite – Sumatran Orang-utan.
Blake and the African Savannah experience
 The world’s laziness animal – so much for the ‘King of the jungle’
Elephant demonstration. They were amazing.

Picasso to Warhol

Aside from my trip in 2009 to Muse d’Orse in Paris whilst on Contiki, this is my second most exciting art experience to date. At Muse d’Orse I got to experience one of my favourite artisits – Van Gough. Oh Starry Nights. It was amazing, overwhelming and just totally awesome. So the other day when my friend Alyssa invited me to go and see the current exhibit at the Perth Gallery and I found out another favourite of mine was going to be showed (Picasso), I squealed and was there. So was Ruth and two other friends of Alyssa.
 Alyssa, Ruth & I
The exhibit, entitled Picasso to Warhol featured 14 of the modern art masters including, Pablo Picasso (obviously), Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi, Fernand Leger, Marcel Duchamp, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Romare Bearden, Jasper Johns and finally Andy Warhol (again, obviously). I came out of the exhibition falling in love with some new artists and renewing my love for my old favourites. 
 Self Portrait [Picasso]
One of my favourites was Picasso’s self-portrait he did when he was about 20 years of age. I love the fact that it appears to heavily influenced by Paul Cezanne, particularly in comparison to his later, ‘cubism’ paintings. Cezanne is another one of my favourites. I thought it was awesome that we all had our favourite artisit’s.
 Ruth & The Song of Love [Giorgio de Chirico]
Ruth, Alyssa & There were seven in eight [Jackson Pollock]
Me & Painter and Model [Picasso]
It was an amazing experience. One of the girls commented that it was quite eery to think that once upon a time (and realistically not that long ago), these paintings were painted by the world’s most famous artists. Eery, but amazing. They look like they were painted yesterday and it felt incredible to be surrounded by them. Totally worth going to check out. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good shot of any of Andy Warhol’s paintings. There was a group of performing arts students in the Warhol section when we went through there and so the only shots I have, have people dressed in black in the way. 
If you want to go check out the exhibition out for yourself, it is showing at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until December 3.
 Enjoy the rest of your Saturday! 
Lindsay xx
  
P.S On our way home, Alyssa decided she wanted to pick some of the herbs from the communal gardens just next to the gallery. She looked like she was up to no good – as illustrated by the below pictures. It was a real laugh!!

Long time no see

Happy Saturday lovely people!
I am finally back to blogging and enjoying life again. Where have I been? It’s a long story…
…well, actually that’s a lie, it’s not a very long story – I have been finishing my degree(s). 
It was a crazy semester. To be able to finish on time I had to overload and ended up doing the equivalent of one full-time student and a part-time student (6 units baby!). It was hectic to say the least. 
And now… its finished. Yay!
(Finito. Completed. Done FOREVER!!!)
So, here I am. Finished uni and unemployed (kinda). With all this spare time I have, I have decided to open an Etsy Store and re do my entire blog. It looks much prettier and cleaner me thinks (thoughts?). Etsy store is in the process of being stocked and that will be my baby until I find myself a full-time job. 
I also did a few other things in between insanity and procrastination such as
And I fell in love with (just like everyone else)
With all this new found spare time, I have also decided that a few changes are necessary around here. 
1. Tutorial page will actually feature ‘tutorials’.
2. I want to start doing more regular posts about regular things on regular days.
3. I will be sponsoring other blogs more to get some more readership. Guest post on Living in Yellow was a major success.   
So there you have it, a catch up on what’s been happening in my little world. 
Chat soon,
xx

shyness bites

A short by Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries Binet, Sandrine Hanji Kuang, Juliette Laurent, and Sophie Markatatos.

The crocodile represents the woman’s shyness. I personally think it reminds me of Marley. She has a need to get ‘all up in my business’ all the time.

P.S I will be back soon – 5 assignments to go.