Footnotes and Finds

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

My Favourite Historical and Time period TV series




Historical Fiction based loosely on history:

Crown
Medici
Vikings
Tudors
Versailles
Rome
White Queen
Victoria

Historical Fiction:
Poldark
Downton Abbey
The Last Kingdom
War and Peace

Time period
Pride & Prejudice (BBC 1995)
North & South
Death Comes to Pemberley
Sense & Sensibility (BBC 2008)
Dr. Thorne
Persuasion (BBC TV Film, 2007)
Northanger Abbey (ITV TV Film 2007)
Emma (BBC 2009)
Poldark


Skip (I wouldn't recommend watching):
Borgias
Reign
Spartacus: Blood and Sand & Vengeance
Pillars of the Earth

Planning on watching:
Marco Polo
Davinci's Devils
Outlander
Hallow Crown
Black sails
Boardwalk empire
Magnificent Century Kosem
White Princess
Wolf Hall
The Scandalous Lady W
Peaky Blinders
Anne of Green Gables (CBC 2017)
Dancing on the Edge
The Beginning of Everything

What are yours?
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

The courage to try new things




I have found a new sense of adventure the more and more I am mindfully walking through my late-twenties. I think it arises from a new sense of confidence and just being in an overall good place in life. But I have been there before, so what has changed this time? I'm not really sure to be honest. Maybe its just a part of growing up and gaining the sense of value of not only time but of your time on this planet for however long you are privileged to have. Maybe its realizing that I wont ever be this young and carefree forever no matter how much I will hold those values close to my heart as I age.





So here are somethings that I was courageous enough to try. Now, disclaimer, don't be judgemental. While some of these things may not seem like a big deal to you, they are for me--so be kind!

1. I cut my hair short...like really short
Some of you that follow the blog you will know that I have talked about this before. It was a big deal for me to go short and by short I mean to my collarbones. This time I went even shorter: grazing the shoulders. Long hair was for a very long time really a part of my identity. I found comfort in my long, dark hair that sometimes tickled my belly and got caught in the most unfortunate, painful or awkward ways. But I knew it was time for a change. And so far, so good!

2. I started wearing different coloured nailpolishes
If you know me you will know that I will almost always some version of black, plum or wine. This year I decided to change things up and painted my nail lilac and even grey. This has actually been quite fun and I realised...why was I not doing this to begin with?

3. I am all packed to travel on my own
I love travelling but I am a firm believer that you are meant to share the experience. So i've always either travelled with my sisters, family or my friends. This time around, a conservation project that I have signed myself up for is taking me on a trip alone to Macedonia. This is an experience that is long overdue and I will definitely be blogging about it!

4. I started taking naps
I have always been against napping. I think it was mostly because I've been anemic my whole life and that instilled the mentality that if I stopped for a second my day would be over so I reserved sleeping for the night. But this last year when my health got really bad I was recommended daily naps. My doctor told me: if your body is telling you to sleep it doesn't matter what time of the day it is, you should sleep that 15 or 40 minutes will make a huge difference. And it has. I feel energetic, less sluggish and better rested!...so why wasn't I always napping?



shop the look:

Duster coat: H&M / similar
Sweater: Zara / similar
Jeans: H&M / similar
Shoes: Zara / similar
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a series that Footnotes and Finds runs every friday where we share interesting, informative and fun finds/links from around the web.  Follow along!






  1. This is a MUST WATCH, Women in Power, "From Medusa to Merkel, Mary Beard considers the extent to which the exclusion of women from power is culturally embedded, and how idioms from ancient Greece are still used to normalised gendered violence. The lecture was delivered at the British Museum on 3 March 2017 as part of the LRB’s Winter Lecture series."
  2. Since I have heard about this project I have been awe of such a beautiful concept! They say it really well with their own words: 
    "
    Her Story, Our Story is a magazine written by women-identified writers whose playground is the genres memoir, personal essay or person-centred narrative. We digitally publish thought-provoking and artistic, culturally significant pieces. We want to tell women's stories. 
    We are champions of the art of storytelling, and advocates for the transformation of our world through story activism; the reclamation of the voice and master narrative in order to re-write the future of our world. It is time to tell new stories about femininity, womanhood and the lived experiences of half the world’s population, too often and for too long silenced."
  3. keeping my fingers crossed, that we can continue with our wanderlust adventures, any which way I have my eye on this & this to accompany me and they just happen to be in one of my favourite colours!
  4. meet this insanely talented 13 year old. He is a 13 year old kid with many guessing that his paintings were done by a 40 year old. His paintings are OUTSTANDING! 

  5. take a peak through writer Oliver Sack's creative process.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The most beautiful beach I have been to - Lanikai Beach

On a recent family vacation to Hawaii, we came across what I would call the most beautiful beach I have been to, Lanikai Beach.

We decided to vacation in Oahu for our first trip to Hawaii, staying in Waikiki, Honolulu.  The best part is that we rented a car and were able to drive around the island.

Although we did end up fitting quite a lot in our week long trip: parasailing, luau, visiting turtle beach, dole pineapple factory, driving around the entire island etc.

My favourite day during the entire vacation would have to be the entire day we dedicated to spending time at Lanikai Beach.

This is a "best kept" secret destination on the island of Oahu. Located in the small community of Lanikai in the town of Kailua, it's the less visited beach than it's popular tourist sister beach which is adjacent to it: Kailua beach.

Lanikai means "heavenly sea", and let me tell you it really lives up to it's name!  It is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and for me personally it has been the most beautiful beach I have visited!

It's great because it's a small beach, in a quiet location, nice and secluded and not overrun with tourists.

We spent an entire day there. Relaxing on the beach on the beautiful sand. And then venturing out into the water, where we ended up spending most of our time on our little floaties (floatation devices).  It was such a fun carefree day. The sand was soft, so fine and almost white. The water was a turquoise blue, clear and nice and warm.  The sky was a nice blue. We left with our souls nourished, burnt skin, and lots of fun memories.

The photos below, really don't do it justice, but it is a definite bucket list addition for those that haven't been.

video



the most beautiful beach I have been to, Lanikai Beach.

the most beautiful beach I have been to, Lanikai Beach.

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Lanikai Beach, Hawaii


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