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That awkward middle part

I have a midterm on Wednesday.

And an essay on Friday.

It’s not even that much studying compared to Finals week, but still it’s that time of the year when it’s getting harder to get up for my morning classes and make that last push before spring break – yes next week is spring break and it’s super early compared to other schools. 132 more words

Heat and Dust

“The Fainting” unpublished lithograph by H. de Toulouse-Lautrec (c. 1920)

heat and dust
somewhere the sound
of a tambourine

Paul Conneally

Paul Conneally

"The Kiss" (1892) by Toulouse Lautrec

Oil on cardboard, 60 x 80 cm
Private collection

Towards the end of 1892 Lautrec was commissioned to produce decorations for the salon walls of the Rue d’Amboise brothel, and he decided to design 16 panels in the style of Louis XV, each one centring on an oval portraits of one of the girls. 70 more words


Golden Age nostalgia

I recently re-watched Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris, which has long been a favourite of mine. It’s a film made for writers, a type of nostalgic wish-fulfillment. 1,110 more words


Blue Pastel and Pink Garlic

I’m in the Tarn, otherwise known as the Pays de Cocagne. The cocagne being a compacted ball of shredded pastel leaves which historically has been an important source of blue dye. 206 more words

European Nomad

Toulouse-Lautrec's Gratin of Pumpkin

When browsing through a cookbook some recipes literally leap from the pages and beg for more attention.  Generally it is the ingredient combination that appeals to me first, but in this case it was the recipe combined with a wonderful tale of the origins of the dish, being inspired by the colours of a piece of artwork.   433 more words