Monday, 30 May 2016


Faery necklace from Ironfest

Prehnite crystal studs from Gnostic Rocks

Fox mitten gloves (they transform) from Kmart

Pink and blue glitter nailpolish (Ulta3 brand I think, found in chemists)

Witchy boots

Glitter rose earrrings Kmart

Unicorn pendant secondhand, Glamourkin pendant by Jennifer and Sarah Diemer, teapot pendant from street stall, pink glass bead necklace from charity shop

Pink Makeup

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Purple cardi: secondhand
Black leggings

Faux crystal pendant: Kmart

Crystal pendant: gift from inlaws, from Cawdor Castle
Faery pendant: secondhand

Monday, 23 May 2016

Death tag

From Lucretia's Reflection.

1. How would you like to die?

Painlessly in my sleep.

2. What would happen to your blog?

I guess it would just stop being updated.

3. Who will you leave money to?

Animal charities, maybe some depression groups. I would leave a pension to any pets which outlived me.

4. What happens to your body after you pass?

Cremated, because rotting grosses me out. Ashes scattered or buried in a garden or forest with no marker.

5. What do you want your funeral to be like?

I think No One Shall Know My Name, from Turandot is a great funeral song. I know some people want cheery funerals, but I want mine to be sad so I know I was loved.

6. What will you miss the most that still exists after death?

I certainly hope that I will go to a Summerlands where all my animal friends who have passed live and we want for nothing. I'd probably miss friends and pets left behind in life. I'm sure there'd be cake in the afterlife.

7. How will you want to be remembered?

Kind, loved.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Can you wear colour and still be Goth?

When I was younger, I thought that if you were a Goth, you could only wear white, black, red, maroon, purple, dark blue and dark green. For years I stuck firmly to this colour palette. At some point, I started wondering who I was trying to impress.

These days, I have friends who identify as Goth and friends who identify as non-Goth. Most of them wear colour at least occasionally and none of them seem to care if I do.

The way I see it, if Goth is really about rebelling, you can wear what you like. If it's really about being yourself, you should wear what you like. If one month I want to be a dark sorceress and the next I want to be a faery princess, why not?

Most of my favourite music falls under the Goth, Gothic Metal or Goth friendly banner; I love cemeteries; I have studied the history of the Gothic genre and Gothic literature. No one can take my Goth card away.

Wear what makes you happy!

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Silly Sarah

I love my little Sarah dog more than anything! Here are some of the adorable things she does.

  • She likes to burrow under the blankets and quilt and hide there for hours. She often gets too hot and has to tunnel out and lie in front of the fan. Then when she's cool, dives back in again.
  • When being made to do something she doesn't want (like getting out of bed) she rolls over on her back and goes stiff as a board to evade capture.
  • She can stand on her back legs. If she wants attention she will do this and pat me with her "hand" like a little kid.
  • She springs up to about 30 cm in the air when really excited.
  • She likes to carry her food to the nearest rug to eat it.
  • If you play a video of chicken sounds she stares into space and turns her head from side to side.
  • She likes to lie in washing baskets or piles of washed clothes etc. The higher and more precarious the better.
  • I'm her favourite person and she loves to sit on my lap for hours. Sometimes if I'm lying down she also stands on my chest which is not so comfortable.
  • She's obsessed with tummy rubs. She lies on her back and flails her legs at you until you do it. 
  • She knows what an oven timer is and when it goes off gets excited for food. 
  • She sneakily steals food which is not that odd but once she stole one biscuit from a plate of two and we joke she left the other to "share".
  • She likes to rest her chin on things. Chair arms, my arm or leg if we're snuggling.
  • Wherever I go in the house I can hear the tippy-tappy of tiny feet following me.
  • When she stretches she makes this really human moaning sound. She also grunts like a pig when she burrows under the quilt.
  • She has a tiny mouth but still basically inhales food with a slurping sound and sometimes you have to rub her throat while she chokes.
  • She sits with her legs tucked under her like a cat so it looks like she has no legs. Like a cat loaf, only a dog loaf. Sometimes she lies with her legs stretched out straight which I call her little horse pose.
  • She does a "pointing" begging thing with her paw when she wants food.
  • She loves sunbathing, which is not unusual, but after a few days of rain, I once caught her squinting up at the blindingly blue sky with such a look of bliss, it was truly special.