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Found: Extracurricular Magazine

In celebration of ‘Good Thursday’ and Easter break here is a little publication that, coupled with some bourbon, has warmed my little heart this last week.

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Thanks to Rohan Anderson, Whole Larder Love, instagramming I stumbled across this beautiful publication ‘for creative folk’ that comes out of New Zealand. Every thing good comes from the South Pacific.

Extracurricular magazine is a proper treat. Courtesy of the last issue I now have grande plans to make some homebrew, homemade ice blocks (if the sun ever arrives) and a little dinosaur terrarium. (!?!)

Looking forward to the next issue ‘New Beginnings’ which is timely as I am coming to the end of a long old chapter and starting a new little adventure in the next few weeks.  You can pick up past issues and the New Beginnings issue at BigCartel.

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If you want to see pretty things, have good ideas and be inspired this little magazine is what you need to get your hot little hands on.  True.

They also have a sweet blog chockas with beautiful things, ideas and artists.

Thank you New Zealand for making something so special that we get to enjoy!

– Celeste 

xx

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Friday Finds…

In case this week has made you want to run away with a bear to the forest here is Ursus, a beautiful charcoal animation by Latvian artist… (Thank you Liga Kitchen for the find!)

I am a sucker for ships and an old man with an aussie accent, so this is quite perfect. Thank you Smith Journal. A little story about an Australian man who puts ships in bottles… magic.

‘Nothing good gets away.’ Some wise words from Steinbeck on love, written to his son on hearing news of his falling in love with a girl at boarding school. Those boarding school girls, they break hearts!

Here it is courtesy of the beaut little blog that is, Letters of Note.

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,

Fa

Have a beaut weekend. Be good to yourselves.

xxx

-Tracks of Foxes 

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Field Trip: Weezer Cruise 2014

Wednesdays can occasionally feel like they have stolen your soul. Just me? Coffee break was spent dreaming of a Weezer cruise to the Bahamas.

I am going to quote Huffington Post, quoting Weezer…

‘Twelve years after they crooned “On an island in the sun, we’ll be playin’ an’ havin’ fun,” Weezer is once again making good on that promise with an upcoming Weezer Cruise to the Bahamas.’

Weezer, geeks before it was cool and all round weapons. True.

This video is nine years on and still a brightener on any day, even a Wednesday when it’s snowing and it should be spring!

 

P.s. I still think Richie Cunningham is a dreamboat.

Anyway, Weezer cruise to the Bahama’s. Shall we?

Celeste

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Friday Finds…

Here are a few little bits and pieces to hopefully bring a sparkle to your eyes, ears, mouth, imagination.

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Most excited that Rilo Kiley are back with some new music, listen to their new song on Spin. They regularly were the soundtrack to my days working at a music shop 8 years ago. (I’ve got a pretty big girl crush on Jenny Lewis)

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Cereal Magazine is a UK based magazine that is ‘in pursuit of food & travel’ , two of the loveliest things in life. A bit of treat to be sure!

HollyExleyZizziPlate3Speaking of travel, London illustrator Holly Exley has this lovely blog filled with her travels and art. It’s made my imagination feel all sparky, as well as making my feet a little itchy for some adventure.

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Perusing the loveliness of  ‘Oh My Deer’ brought me to this little number for some Saturday Sipping. I think that a little… or a lot.. of ‘Magic Juice’ is most definitely in order this weekend!

Happy weekend! Do something that makes you sparky!

xxx

Tracks of Foxes

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Friday Finds…

For your lugholes: 

Oregon’s Laura Gibson was NPR‘s first ever tiny desk concert. She returns to NPR to play some beautiful songs from her new album La Grande. She also has a blog documenting her beautiful, musical adventures.

Here is a magical little video that makes me wish for a more simple life… by the riverside.

For your tum:

The sun has been peaking his little head around the clouds which makes me think muesli for breakfast.  Don’t ask me why, it just does.

It’s no secret that I love a bit of Joy the Baker, here is her Toasted Oat and Coconut Muesli and a tasty pic from her site. Our Hanna also has a beaut Granola recipe.

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 For your peepers: 

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If you’re fortunate enough to be in the magical city of London then there is a beaut exhibition at the Tate of German artist Kurt Schwitter’s work on until 12th May. Focusing on the work he did in the last 8 yrs of his life when he had come to Britain as a refugee in 1940. Beautiful, fascinating and a mere £10.

Merry Friday, we hope your weekend is a glorious one!

– Sarah, Hanna & Celeste

xxx

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Penny for your thoughts: Amanda Palmer – The art of asking.

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Yesterday, perusing the interweb, I came across this Ted talk by musician Amanda Palmer. Talking about ‘The Art of Asking‘. Like anything there are bits I love and bits I don’t love (being distracted by her eyebrows). More than her eyebrows what stayed with me was the invitation to creative generosity, community and humility.

To be generous with creativity, to be generous in community and to have humility are things in my life that I want to be in constant pursuit of.

Although I’m not sure I would strip naked though for drunk Germans to draw all over me. Maybe if the conditions were perfect? Hmm.. Perhaps not.

Have a look and see what you think? About the talk.. not particularly about getting naked for drunk Germans. But you tell me what you think about that also!

– Celeste xx

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Weekend in Pictures…

This weekend Sarah and Celeste took in the breathtaking views in Scotland celebrating a most lovely friend’s birthday.

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Life could be much worse eh?

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Fire pit necessities.

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 Fire pit.

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An egg hunt in the woods.

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You may even find a pixie house on your egg hunt.

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A little homemade card for the birthday girl, she’s a peach!

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Tragic accident on the swings.

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Our rooms were glorious.

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Sarah picked up some local whiskey for her hubby.

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Hanna stuffed cabbage leaves.

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Eggs and soilders, always a winner!

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Keeping warm by candlelight.

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Hanna’s husband is a bit brilliant, homemade onion bhaji’s and mint sauce.

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Hope your weeks have been lovely and hope ours measure up to our weekends.

Tracks of Foxes

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