Laura Cheshire's Blog
Thursday 12 February 2015 6:00am
I am still awake due to a wearisome wisdom tooth so am keeping occupied with 6am writings and Patsy Cline. I watched Frank recently. I wish every film were of the same grain. It is brilliant. I don't want to rattle on about romance except I recently read an article about the greatest love letters of all time and I adored Richard Burton's to Elizabeth Taylor in 1964:
'My blind eyes are desperately waiting for the sight of you. You don't realize of course, E.B., how fascinatingly beautiful you have always been, and how strangely you have acquired an added and special and dangerous loveliness.'
Beethoven could certainly poetise a few good words too. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
I have to admit that I'm not a devoted Valentines Day advocate. At school, February the 14th always emphasised the fact that the gents in my year weren't all that bowled over by painfully shy boyish-looking girls with fierce acne. I do get incredibly excited by a lovely thing called love though so, with that in mind, I will share four of my favourite ways of giving it (in DIY gift form).
A lover's shrine isn't just for stalkers. If it is presented in a tiny box and doesn't include snippets of hair or old gum, it is actually fairly romantic. Although, if your one and only is expecting a marriage proposal, a misleading-shaped decorative matchbox might not go down so well.
A paper doll of your soul mate is a certain winner. For the purpose of this entry and my wildest fantasies, I will pretend I'm dating Noel Fielding. Do not worry if you cannot draw decently - as your Honeybear, they will be so immensely infatuated by you that they believe anything you create is wondrous and of great talent.
The mixed tape / CD is due a revival. With music so easily accessible nowadays, to press play on a stereo and await affectionately hand-picked songs from your courter is the bee's knees. Throw in a love letter for good measure.
Even though the penny is not considered a favourable coin, it should not be so readily dismissed - 400 of them earn you a daily bus ticket, 1000 earn you two moderate beers along Call Lane, and only one is needed to earn your significant other endless pleasure. Find one that is dated from the year you first locked eyes on one another and superglue it to an old necklace or ring (pre-loved jewellery adds to the charm). And remember, if all else fails, just have some ridiculously priced heart-shaped chocolate on standby.
Thursday 29 January 2015 6:50am
I'm listening to Hummingbird by Local Natives, writing poetry and painting my nails 'Pop Art' as it snows. There is quite a decent number of posing photographs in this post due to, once again, having unrequited feelings which leads to redirected focus on art and photography (and posing). oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Friday 9th January 2015 4:00am
It appears Germany is on the cards after a 5am ticket purchase to see Passenger in Bonn. I can relate to his words so much ♥. It is now 2015 - the year I plan to journey home. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
New Year's Eve.
My dear, I'll be there soon.
Wednesday 31 December 2014 5:40pm
After another wild run across the station, I once again missed the train to Birmingham. Time, eh! I built a boyfriend. He somewhat resembles John Lennon and Errol. I watched a Roald Dahl performance, had a fair few guinesses with family, watched fireworks and it snowed. Best doll up for New Year's - I am late. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Sunday 21 December 2014 3:35am
I am mid-poem entitled 'A Romantic's Tale of Misfortune and Sorrow' and listening to Lykke Li. After the German Markets yesterday, I visited McDonald's and recorded a washroom tale. I love how eloquent, vivid and rhythmic strangers can unintentionally be (even after a few ales). oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Champion Up North.
Friday 12 December 2014 11:40pm
I've written and photographed two articles - Christmas DIY Gifts and Street Style for Champion Up North, followed a deer trail, wandered through the German Markets, danced to The Beatles and had an ephemeral romance. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Leeds Deer Trail.
German Christmas Markets.
Tuesday 25 November 2014 4:00am
I generally don't write mopey things here - it does no favours holding onto the negative and I fumble with the fact that there is so much I appreciate. Except, lately, all I do is cry. Love is strange. I travelled to Liverpool to watch The Maccabees on the 17th and visited the World Museum. I wandered into an out-of-bounds room accidentally. Security were not pleased, to say the least (I promise I had no intention of running off with an African mask!). I currently have Foxygen's 'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic' on steady rotation ♥ oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Not made for love.
Monday 17 November 2014 4:00am
I attempted to read poetry by Thomas Hardy tonight. I didn't read so decently - I find him difficult to follow, plus, I'm a fool for rhyme. Now I am listening to SoKo's album I Thought I Was An Alien, thinking about old love and that laundry I must do at the end of the bed. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
Bonfire Night. Street Style.
Thursday 6 November 2014 5:00pm
I've done Halloween DIY HERE with Champion Up North, edited grammar for university papers on Asian philosophy and poetry, painted, danced, and celebrated Halloween and Bonfire Night. From the rooftop window, I could see the fireworks all across Leeds. Today I have a much needed free hour before work in which I will have a tea and read poetry. oxoxoxoxoxoxox
A gift from Roksana for the poem I wrote ♥
Luke's band poster, heh.