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Valentine’s Tunes & Doodles

I love Valentine’s Day and will take any excuse to pull out some cheesy, grin giving music!

Here are a few Valentine’s themed favourites & doodles for your enjoyment, whether you have someone to kiss on the mouth or not, hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your face!

Get these tunes spotified, you tubed, ituned?

Barry WhiteDon’t Go Changing’ – This man’s music can brighten the gloomiest of days.

Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered’ – Perhaps better for a wedding?

Fleetwood MacEverywhere’ – Romantic or needy? I want to be with you everywhere, or just some places?

Elvis ‘A Little Less Conversation a Little More Action Please’ – Catering for all Valentine’s eventuations.                                                                                                                     (We’ve all been there.)

The Cure ‘Friday I’m in Love’ – Except that it’s Saturday

The Beach Boys ‘God only knows’ – How could you not love this song?

R Kelly ‘Bump n Grind‘ – There are no words. Best song.

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Not much goes together as well as these two.

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Remember when a mixed tape meant ‘true love’?

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Niche? But not as niche as ‘We go together like Na + Cl.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Celeste 

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Weekend in Pictures

It’s blue Monday and we’re thinking of the fun we had at the weekend…

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Wandering through cobbled streets with good ones.

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“It’s great!” to spend some quality time with the beautiful niece. Sarah & Eve.

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Hot buttered popcorn, m&m peanuts & binge watching ‘Borgen’. Perfect.

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Celeste has been tucking into ‘Fifteens’, a Northern Irish delicacy, in an attempt at assimilation.

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But not forgetting where she comes from, getting some Aussie grog in celebration of Australia Day.

Happy last week of January! (Yikes!!) 

– Tracks of Foxes 

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Weekend in Pictures

The first weekend in December! Yikes!!

Christmas is coming & so Hanna and her husband picked their tree complete with complimentary mulled wine!

If that doesn’t get you into the spirit?

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First christmas in their new home.

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Sarah & Simon spent the weekend partying with their one year old.. look at that smile!!

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& catching up with a lovely friend visiting from Vancouver

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A breakfast made from whatever there is in the fridge turned out to be surprisingly tasty… even this one wanted a piece of it!

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The V&A Museum of Childhood has all sorts of nostalgic goodies including this guy!

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& to ready herself for her big move to Belfast, Celeste kept warm with a little Guinness at Broadway Market.

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 Hope you all had beautiful, warm, bright & advent-ful weekends!

Sarah, Hanna & Celeste

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Our weekend in pictures

imageHope you all had a weekend full of merriment – ours consisted on house renovations, mooching around a beautiful blustery Edinburgh, and enjoying coffee & banana
bread in the new and lovely Wild goose bakery (https://mobile.twitter.com/WildGooseBakery) in Leytonstone and Celeste has indulged her tom Selleck infatuation for a good cause and has become a mo sister :

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Hope your week is full of rest & play

-Hanna, Celeste & Sarah

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Dancing Words: The journey

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The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice-
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations, though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen branches and stones.
but little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do-
determined to save
the only life you could save.

Mary Oliver, Dream Work, Grove Atlantic Inc., 1986 & New and Selected Poems, Beacon Press, 1992.

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January 28, 2014 · 3:36 pm

Found: Bowerbirds

When the temperature drops, I throw on my long johns, knitwear, hat, scarf and mittens and look for some tunes to warm the cockles of my heart. Bowerbirds have been doing the trick these last few icy days. I can’t feel my nose but my ears are happy.

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No surprise that I like this one. This southern girl, she knows the Northern Lights.

Bowerbirds casually making music in the canned goods section.

If it doesn’t warm you enough then maybe add some whiskey?

x

Celeste

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A little Icelandic jaunt!

For the last little while I have had more than a little obsession with Scandinavia. In part to do with some particularly beautiful music (The Tallest Man on Earth, Mew, Olafur Arnalds), Nordic Noir and more than a healthy amount of Scandinavian chums.

All this to say, after being on my ‘wishful thinking’ list for last 5 years, I actually get to make a little trip to ‘the land of Ice that’s very nice’! (A little Mighty Ducks quote there for ya!)

One of my favourite regular coffee drinkers is a little bit of an expert on Iceland and when I asked him for tips this brilliant itinerary is what he came up with. This actually made my day! It’s too good not to share.

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And now to the Northern Lights, the elusive Celestial treat, I know I’m not meant to get my heart set on seeing them but I can’t help it. I’ve wanted to see the Northern Lights ever since Joey and Dawson watched them in Season 3. (Don’t judge me.)

Until after Iceland!

Xxx
Celeste

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Make Do Mend: Fatty Fatty Boom Boom Ballaty

Whenever I decide that I need to try and be skinny I inevitably find myself perusing numerous DELICIOUS food blogs. This time I think I have got myself in real trouble. Oh well, I am just gonna have to smash this stuff in my face. The two blogs that have been my food porn are, as always, Joy the Baker and Wit and Vinegar. I have also just started watching a scary program and the back door is open… crapping myself looking at yummy food. classy. If you don’t hear from me then it’s most likely that Axe man got me… or I have gorged myself on these tasty treats and am in a food coma. Tell my mum I love her.

From Joy the Baker

Corn Tacos ..  oh yes.

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Watermelon Sangria… ohhhh yessss. 

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Mexican Zuchini…. Homemade Hot Dogs …. Ultimate Club Sandwhich …. Touch me.

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 And from Wit & Vinegar.

Check out his posts, pretty pictures and funny words. I like him.

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Eat, drink & be merry.

x

Celeste

p.s. Now I’m starving.

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Days Like These: Melting …

The three of us at tracks of foxes aim to share with you some crafty projects we’ve been putting our hands to, some adventures we’ve been spending our time on, we also thought we’d share with you some of the stuff that fills our stereos, book shelves, screens and tummy’s on emotional days, hope you might identify with some days like these.

Here comes the sun.. doo doo doo doo! 

The weather has been utterly glorious of late, some might say even too glorious. I noticed an ‘It’s too hot’ swear jar somewhere.  It’s enough to make a little girl from Aus nostalgic and homesick.

Here are a few ways you could be spending your time while you navigate making the most of the beautiful sun and not melting!

To drink:

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Tequila Sunrise

  • 50ml/2fl oz tequila
  • fresh orange juice, to top up
  • 1 tbsp grenadine (sometimes I leave this out)

 … maybe with some of these ice cubes Hanna made last summer, except with raspberries?

or else

A beautiful little virgin punch… mix up some orange juice with bits, tropical juice, any juice and add some ginger ale and some raspberries. YUM!

To eat:

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VIETNAMESE! This weather makes me crave vietnamese bun noodles. Beautiful cold rice vermicelli noodles with pork, spring rolls and fish sauce.

If you want to make it yourself here is a little recipe.

Otherwise a little place that does good pan asian street food is ‘Kin’ found on Leather Lane in Farringdon.

Or else Kingsland Rd in Shorditch is chockas full of more Vietnamese restaurants than you can count.

To listen:

Getting ready for End of the Road this year…

Night Beds

Caitlin Rose

David Byrne and St Vincent

To do:

SWIM!!! Hampstead Heath Ponds or the Lido.. but if they’re a bit too packed for your liking last summer Hanna mentioned ‘Wild Swimming’, you can also get a nifty app for it if you have an android that tells you your nearest wild swimming hole! Wooo! But say, ‘No!‘ to skin cancer and ‘Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat’. Can you tell I grew up in Aus?

And probably when it is just a little too hot sit inside with a beer, an ice cream and a book… depending on how many hands you have?


Enjoy the gift of the sun while it lasts, stay hydrated, sun protected, drink lots of beer, eat ice cream and please, please wear deoderant! 

xxx

Celeste

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