Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Contrasting (People 1)

I had been looking through some of my old blog posts and I can across this one from a year ago. Since then my collection of black and white images have grown, I have been adding them to my Tumblr blog or Pinterest.

The images in this post are all of people and some of my favorites to be honest, I had some many to chose from, there is enough for three posts.

Source: Tumblr & Pinterest

Monday, 26 November 2012


The weeks all seem to be merging into one at the moment, but for me I have something to look forward to. I have Friday off of work, to spend with Chris as it is my Birthday. I can't wait for some time with him and a long weekend. Then it'll be back to work for the short time left till Christmas...

Friday, 23 November 2012

Drive time music

The weeks are flying by at the moment, work is busy and home life is crazy and it will stay this way during the run up to the Christmas break....

So this week, I have been enjoying music with a slower tempo, that feels more calm and sets me up for the day ahead or the wind down on the way home.

The videos below (in order) are:

Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks
The Killers - Miss Atomic Bomb
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Drive time music

I heard one of my favourite Strokes songs this week and I haven't stopped playing since. Even though it isn't a new one, I can't help but have a car dance whenever I hear it.

The videos below (in order) are:

The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
The XX - Angels
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Why worry?

There are a lot times in my life, where I have to put my head in my hands and breath and when that doesn't work I don't give up, but I keep trying until it does.

There isn't one thing that makes me do this (so, I can plan ahead and avoid it in the future). It can be a number of things, I could hear something on the telly or radio, read something or the worst is when someone tells me something. When that happens I am left feeling panicked and feel like I need air, even if I am standing outside, which can come across as rude to the other person/people.

My body goes into a state of panic, I feel all hot and bothered and most of all I worry and worry some more, and boy do I worry.

I am a natural born worrier, even though I know that my worrying can not control a situation (however hard I try) I will still worry about an outcome until I know the result. In everyday life this can be resolved in a simple and calm manor, I can stop watching or reading, I can remove myself from the situation and (try to) put the information I have just absorbed to the back of my mind. But... It will still niggle away, until I find out what the result was. I could resolve this by reading to the end of a news article or listening watching out for news updates.

The worst is when it is something that involves someone I know, this can vary from the little things of; asking a friend to text me to let them know they got home safely to the bigger things that most people would worry about; when a loved one is ill.

This isn't something that I have just developed, it has been growing since I was little and I wouldn't worry about the big things that I should really worry/panic/be nervous about; performing on stage to an audience of 2,000 and it not even crossing my mind to what they think, but I would worry/panic/be nervous about the new person who I would be working with and if they liked me or not. It is always worse when I know the person/people.

I am growing as a person and I have learnt to be stronger and fight some of the battles I used to let other people win. I used to live by the motto of: "You can hurt me, but I will stand up to you if you hurt the ones I love". I know that this isn't a healthy way of thinking (see, I admit I know, but I still let it happen), but I know stick up for myself and others, when I know a person is in the wrong and they are treating another human in a way that just isn't acceptable. I feel good about myself for about an hour, knowing that what I did was right, but then the worrying kicks in and it is then a vicious circle from there on in. I give it ten years before I forget about it (I joke....).

I know that if my life was played by an Eastenders/American sitcom character, people would be sat shouting at the telly, telling me to pull myself together and I would no doubt join them in doing so. But, it really isn't that easy, there is a worry button in my head that clicks at certain times and off I go for the next X amount of time.

This is where the 'head in hands' comes into use, I go into some sort of meditation like state to calm myself down and clear my mind of the impending worry. It seems to be getting easier, but I guess time will tell.

Source: Pinterest 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Coffee table books

I have mentioned previously that I love a bookcase and how they are a great way not only to display books, but frames, treasures found etc.

In addition, I love coffee table books. To be able to pick up a book, open it on any page and look at the amazing pictures, without much reading involved. I have started my own collection of books at home and I am always on the look out for new and exciting ones, as well as ones that have past me by.

To find more inspiration and plan my wish list of Coffee Table Books, I have started pinning them on Pinterest. As well as adding books I want to my wish list, I have also created a new board dedicated to Coffee Table Books, to give me ideas on how to display them, store them and research the ones I should be adding to my collection.

This is some of my inspiration.

All images are from Pinterest, if you know the source to any please let me know. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


I have been busy taking lots of photos over the past few weeks and while they upload onto Instagram and I share them on Twitter, I didn't want to leave my blog out.

These are a few of the images I have taken over the past few weeks.

Firework night

Firework night

Firework night

I drive through Windsor Great Park on my way to work, amazing views

Lola will sit anywhere...

If you would like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you will find me @thekeypieces

Monday, 12 November 2012

Drive time music

I am late with this post, it is a Monday morning and a new week has begun but I feel like I am still in last week.

Last week, including the weekend was manic and filled with exciting new projects and meetings at work, seeing friends and their new puppy Mya (she is so beautiful) and trying to catch up on the oh so boring task of house work.

But these are the three tunes that I was loving last week, and I still do this week in all fairness. Not all of the songs are new, some might be old and some might be from years ago, I like to mix it up and my taste is music is a mix mash of lots of different types of music. So, sit back and enjoy....

The videos below (in order) are:

The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Jay-Z & Kanye West Feat. Frank Ocean - No Church In The Wild

Friday, 2 November 2012

Drive time music

These are a few songs that I've heard on the radio this week and enjoying.

The videos below (in order) are:

Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Alt-J - Something Good