Saturday 20 December 2008

Advent Calendar

I usually opt for a traditional Cadbury advent calendar like the one above, but this year I was unable to find one. Instead, I had to buy one with all the mini Dairy Milk varieties in it, similar to those you find in boxes of Celebrations etc. I don't like nuts or turkish delight, but as the calendar features six different varieties, I thought it would be alright.

I'm on day twenty and so far I have had FOUR chocolate which are not turkish delight or nutty.

Now this, this is bad design.

Thursday 13 November 2008


Today is grey. The sky is the colour of unlit lightbulbs and the rain is drizzling so lazily, I don't think it could be any more uninspiring if it tried. I had no uni this morning so I enjoyed a lie in until almost 11am. When I finally rolled out of bed, I had to turn all my lights on because it was so gloomy.

I've spent the last few hours drinking coffee, reading blogs and watching Top Gear. I've been making a conscious effort to think about my dissertation though, sadly I still hate design at the moment so coming up with a topic is proving difficult. I can't find an eloquent and articulate way to word "why design can't save the world/why designers should all go out and get real jobs/why design is overrated in the design world". We had a seminar yesterday with Ewan Steel which was quite interesting, he assured me we'd find a way of putting it. My confidence was further enhanced when we were leaving and he announced "you're all going to do just fine... even Jo". Here's hoping.

Wednesday 12 November 2008

We can't go back

Becoming the person you want to be shouldn't feel this way. It shouldn't be so numbing.

Monday 3 November 2008


I found out today that it is National Novel Writing Month.
I used to write a lot but these days I never really feel the need to. Perhaps I'm suffering from terrible writer's block. Or perhaps I'm just not trying? Either way, I have decided to write more. It's probably good for me.

Saturday 18 October 2008

Let's start all over again

"If you're not happy, you just have to get out."