Bits and Pieces


I wanted to share a few bits and pieces I've been collecting on my various internet places (or shall we call them, endless forms of procrastination): Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Other Blogs. Occasionally, I stumble upon things too great not to share here.

: : I wrote a guest post for The Australian Film Institute's blog on the film, Somersault. I hope you enjoy!


: : This amazing telegraph, featuring Tolstoy.


: : This beautiful photo of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes with their first child. I love how young and vulnerable Plath looks here.


: : 101 ways to use a cat: Bookmark, taken by roxeteer. Cute and functional.

: : These extracts from Emma Thompson’s diaries while shooting Sense and Sensibility, from The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries (sent to me by Marina). Here are some of my favourites:

WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL: Paparazzi arrived for Hugh [Grant]. We had to stand under a tree and smile for them.

Photographer: ‘Hugh, could you look less - um - ’

Hugh: ‘Pained?’

SATURDAY 13 MAY: Overheard later:

Kate: ‘Oh God, my knickers have gone up my arse.’

Alan [Rickman]: ‘Ah. Feminine mystique strikes again.’

SATURDAY 3 JUNE: Very nice lady served us drinks in hotel and was followed in by a cat. We all crooned at it. Alan to cat (very low and meaning it): ‘Fuck off.’ The nice lady didn’t turn a hair. The cat looked slightly embarrassed but stayed.

THURSDAY 22 JUNE: Noon. Finish scene with Alan.

Me: ‘Oh! I’ve just ovulated.’

Alan (long pause): ‘Thank you for that.’


: : New edition of Brick Magazine (found via Jane). I especially like Grant Buday's essay, ‘Old Paper’. Here's an extract:

Not that I’ve anything against e-books and Kindles. Some day I’ll likely buy one and be thoroughly impressed. But can you throw it at the cat or flatten a roach, can you hide things in it, use it as a filing system, or dribble wax onto the back cover and stick a candle on it to enhance the atmosphere of a faraway room and, in those flickering shadows, make love?


: : This Mitchell and Webb Pride and Prejudice Parody.

And lastly, thank you so much everyone for your amazing comments on my Synesthesia and the Way We See Colour post below. Your responses are truly fascinating. Have a great weekend everyone.