Just stuff I've been loving these days.



Into the Woods - Your Fault


All right so warning: it is super addictive. Not that you'll start to sing it, because 1. you need three (no, four) fellow singers and 2. it's super fast and you'll need mega-memory to know all the lyrics by heart, especially if you're planning to sing all the parts in the shower, which you'll feel like doing - but it's addictive to listen to. The Youtube clip is addictive. So if you waste time listening to this song don't blame me because, wait a minute, it was you who decided to listen to it in the first place, so it's your fault!

(You'll get that if you listen to the song.) Basically it's hilarious and funny and insanely cleverly written and sung. Also, Gavroche as Jack is adorable and I love his accent, and James Corden makes an adorable baker. Now I want to see this movie; it looks weird and good and clever all in one.

La La Land Soundtrack

Everyone knows I want to watch this musical so badly around here (yes, I was in the Belgian press the other day) and duh, obviously, I've listened to the soundtrack on repeat. It's gorgeous and twinkly and sunsetty and just WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN TO THE THING. :-P

🕮 Books 🕮

Wonderland Creek - Lynn Austin

What? Yes. Why yes, I'm rereading it. DO NOT GIVE ME THAT LOOK.

This time it's even more fun because I'm reading it with some lovely blogging friends and it's really cool to update each other with our thoughts (most of the time all I say is how much I relate to Alice and how much I want to be Lilly when I grow up). There's something so magical about this book; it's like a fairytale - quite unrealistic but it feels like it's 100% happening to you right now. It's filled with people that love books, mysterious houses and a creek called Wonderland which is surrounded by old family quarrles, a 'dead' man (don't be fooled), mines, school kids, a horse named Belle and a puma. I love this book to bits.

Crazy Love - Francis Chan

I know I've said it all ready, and I know you think I think you should read it. But I have to mention it again (I'll be brief; gosh, have some patience with me!) - this book really inspired me. You can just feel how much love is poured into the message; and how important the message is. It's all about God and what it means to love Him; and what it means to be loved By Him. Yes, it's a challenging book - but you should be able to handle challenging. This book blew me away.

(Like, really, by the time I was finished I was sitting on a cloud next to Mary Poppins. Jay Kay. (Jay Kay is a cool way of saying 'JK' which is a cool way of saying 'just kidding' which is a cool way of saying 't'was a JOKE!') (By the way.))

🖳 Online 🖳

One (if not the) of my favourite blog posts published this month is Olivia's 15 Reasons not to watch BBC. Obviously it's sarcasm, but then it's not because BBC is cruel and ughhh. :-P (I basically wish I'd thought up this post idea but dear Olivia got there before I did, as clever people tend to.)

I need to give a quick shout-out to mah girl Emma. I love her blog posts; her writing makes me feel like I'm a special heroine in a quirky novel; and I love that the stories in her posts are relatable and that they're bits of life. (Check out her blog if you haven't yet.)

I really enjoyed Rachel's Ask Me Anything Answers, too. And Abby's post about stuff to add in envelopes when sending someone a letter. :-)

Also, pictures of the Golden Globes Award show have been drifting around and about recently, so of course I had to have a look at the dresses. Some of them were so . awful . but then there were some gorgeous pieces, like my favourite one; Lily Collins' pink embroidered princess dress:

I know. It's pretty impressive. :-)

Now tell me what stuff YOU've been loving these days. (Just kidding. You don't have to. But you may if you desperately wish to do so.) Let's say you may tell me if you 1. are into eating lemons 2. have read The Fault in Our Stars this year 3. had 'learn how to french braid' as one of your new years' resolutions or 4. got 'Your Fault' from Into the Woods memorised. If you can check off one of these four, you may tell me all about your life in the comment section. Permission and all that.

(Conclusion: I'm weird.)


The Big Bang needs a Big Banger.


 (I started copying out some random verses I love and I scrambled some of them together and this is what I got. Words aren't my own. :-)) (I know it's short, but it's beautiful. Read it through slowly and taste each sentence.)

The heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of His Hands. Day after day, they pour forth speech; night after night, they display knowledge. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Your love, o Lord, reaches to the heavens; your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains. Your justice is like the great deep. By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me. Send your light and your truth. Let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Funny things

If Period Drama Characters had Internet Bios #5 - {Musical edition}



@FrauleinMARIA Music is life, curtains make great clothes, God is good; have confidence in sunshine!
@CaptainGeorg_vonTrapp Call me captain.
@Liesl_vonTrapp 🍸👗 16 going on 17; don't need a governess; old enough to taste my first champagne. 💓 Telegrams.
@Friedrich_vonTrapp I'M IMPOSSIBLE.
@Louisa_vonTrapp i'm brigitta just kidding lol, i'm louisa! i can climb up waterpipes with a jar of spiders in my hand. #beware
@Kurt_vonTrapp Apparently I'm Incorrigable. COOL.😁
@Brigitta_vonTrapp 丨Bookworm丨Hate ugly dresses丨Dark hair丨
@Marta_vonTrapp I love my pink parasol. I'm seven. 
@Gretl_vonTrapp 🖐
@heil_ROLF German telegraph boy with handsome brown shirt. #me
@UncleMaxDetweiler I like the way I live when I'm with rich people. Better still, talented ones. #vontrappfamilysingers
@The_baroness Blonde beauty, fiancé to a rich captain. I play harmonica and like the word 'boarding school.'
@FrauSchmidt Beware of frogs.
@Mother_Abbess Climb every mountain, tiiiiil youuuu fiiiiiind youuuuuur dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam!
@SisterBerthe I am a nun, @FrauleinMARIA is a clown.


@The_Mary_Poppins I'm suoicodilaipxecitsiligarfilacrepus; practically perfect in every way. Now spit spot.
@thatguyBert Chimney sweepah, paivment paintah, music playah. #Stepintime
@Jane_Banks Wanted: a nanny for two adorable children. Contact me if you fit requirements! I promise I'm an angel.
@Michael_Banks Teach me how to snap my fingers plz i need this in my life.
@Mr_Banks I update this bio every year, January 3rd, at 3:51: on the dot. Punctuality is key!
@WinifredBanks Votes for Women! (ssh don't tell darling husband about this account!)
@The_Senior_Mr_Dawes Invest your tuppence, safely in the bank, @Michael_Banks!
@Admiral_Bloom don't ask me why I do what I do.
@Katienanna goodbye
@Thebird_Woman Feed the birds; tuppence a bag. Feed the birds; tuppence a bag. etc.
@the_penguins we dance better than bert lol and pamela travers hates us lol


@Liza_Doolit'l 🥀🍫i'm a GOOD gerl y AM8! ain't nothin bad 'bout me not even my haccent! y ate enry iggins! 
@Henry_Higgins My dear little guttersnipe, @Liza_Doolit'l, you did not eat me because I am still alive as I write. Now do your exercises.
@ColonelPickering Have faith; be kind: speak well.
@Alfred_Doolittle gettin' married in the morning; wont elaborate because t'might get vulgar! lol!
@Mrs_Pearce I could do with less noise in the house. Poor professor Higgins.
@Freddy_Eynsford_Hill No place on earth where I would rather be than on the street of my beloved crush. #truelovethistime
@MRS_Higgins @Henry_Higgins, you do NOT call someone a guttersnipe online. That's rude, darling.


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