Early Canary

Three or four hours ago I was thinking of burning down the house.

The walls are made up of pencil sketches, moving up in inches,

covered first with Sea Breeze, then with Morning Yellow –

(yellow was supposed to bring about happiness).

The floors: that red wine spillage, much like

the port wine stain across her face.

Somewhere deep inside the soil are potatoes and carrots

and bulbs and leeks and Smiffy from Pets at Home,

and above ground, the first half of her treehouse

(he said he’d start the second half next week).

Even with the picnic bench abandoned,

sparrows still search for jam butties.

The matchbox sits beside the fireplace – it’s electric,

but I have so many candles these days.

Only five candles remain in the kitchen drawer

so I would have had to go out and buy two more.

Too much hassle.

The sky is fading into yellow now, anyway.

It’s strange how dust can be too much,

and ash too little.

 

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Vegan Eats in Amsterdam!

I just had to make a super quick post about some of the delicious food I ate in Amsterdam. I’m a seriously picky eater but it was an absolute breeze finding vegan restaurants in the city (with the help of Happy Cow)! Here’s some of the things I ate:

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Post-Exam Blues?

Since, well, the beginning of college, I’ve envisioned this day: sat at home, not college, with all my A-level exams finished. Nothing to revise for and worry about for nearly four months. And, don’t get me wrong, I can see that this is great and it’s just what I need. I love summer and I love the opportunity to get things done and revisit hobbies. But for some reason, things all feel a little lacklustre. My exams are finished, but I feel no sense of accomplishment.

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McDonald’s Might Actually Be Hell On Earth

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“HELL IS EMPTY, AND ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE.”

Regardless of your beliefs, the idea of Hell should conjure up images of misery and despair, pain and suffering, chaos and disorder, anguish and, most importantly, a complete and utter lack of any hope or sense of future. It’s where you go to be punished, and thus it’s where you’d never, ever willingly go – no matter how cheap or tasty you find the food there. Which is why I think McDonald’s might actually be Hell on Earth.

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Three Small Music Artists for April

You may or may not know (and again, I use the elusive “you” as if there’s some sort of silent, consistent audience out there, eagerly awaiting to read my stupid posts) that I ‘run’ the teeny-tiny music channel blackslushie which is a matter of me occasionally browsing the #dreampop tag on Bandcamp for hours on end until I find an album I like and sharing it with my small but very lovely following. This channel spawned after the short-lived hiatus of TheLazyLazyMe, as I wanted to continue the sharing and discovery of unknown yet very talented bands and artists. Without further ado, here are some of the artists I’ve discovered in my time that you need to check out this April (and no, I know nothing about music, just that my ears enjoy it):

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A Comprehensive Review of All My English Teachers So Far

I did (kind of) say in my previous post that now begins my spiral into exclusive Megan Boyle-esque confessional writing that is uncomfortably honest and possibly really fucking boring, but I’ve committed to it now and there’s no stopping me. I thought this would be a good place to start – it’s at least not totally unfamiliar territory. I’ve discounted my primary school teachers, both because I can’t remember a single thing about a good chunk of them and also because none of them were exclusively English teachers. To quote Kimya Dawson: ‘There are some nice teachers / And there are some mean teachers / Just because you have a mean teacher / Doesn’t mean all teachers suck’

(I’ve also anagrammed all my teachers’ names, both because I like anagrams and also because I don’t want to get sued or anything).

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