The other photos are of course from a day trip to a country house a few towns away from us. The house itself was ok, it wasn't particularly pretty and the insides were just plain creepy: lengthy corridors with floor to ceiling cabinets full to the brim with stuffed animals in every breed and colour and shape you can imagine. My textiles theme for year 11 is going to be ' Cabinet of Curiosities' and this would have been the perfect teacher's pet research that would have impressed but alas, photography was banned. Although the house slightly disappointed, the grounds certainly exceeded expectations. They stretched for miles with bridges and lakes and fairytale paths dotted in a maze of woods and fields. We stumbled across the organic garden which had a few greenhouses peeking out at the bottom of the field. I am now insistent on buying a house with an orangery in it, which I shall fill with looming plants and cacti and an antique wooden table which I can sit and pretend to enjoy literature at.
In other news, I have become completely and utterly obsessed with Catfish and the Bottlemen, although the name evokes images of a one man blues band, they are in fact a rocky pop type band. They all walk round in leather jackets and skinny jeans and Chelsea boots looking the epitome of cool. They are yet to release an album, although the singles they've released are all incredible. It's rare that you listen to a band's songs for the first time and like them, let alone anything they've ever created. Every single song is catchy and if you watch interviews of them they are all instantly like able too. I highly recommend the song Kathleen and the song and the video to Fallout.
Hope you're all enjoying your summer hols still and hope those of you that got your results back got what you were hoping for!
currently: listening: isle of her//klaxons, catfish and the bottlemen//pacifier, //kathleen, //fallout, lana del rey//young and beautiful, reading: divergent//veronica ross, wishing: gingham shorts