Tuesday, 15 April 2014

if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world





Jumper - Dad's old
Dress&Socks - Primark
Shoes&Bag - New look
Necklace - Gift/Kalevala Koru





I went on a walk to see this house J. R. R. Tolkien lived in in the 20's while working at Leeds University today. It was a bit creepy of me to take photos of a house that someone actually lives in, especially as it was so obvious that I was there only for this reason. But maybe nobody noticed.. I do love Tolkien, though, and seeing his old house was rather sweet. If the house is ever for rent, I'd definitely go and live there. Even though it isn't ideally located. I'd just love to say that I live in the same house as Tolkien once did!

Another thing that I love is not wearing tights! Cannot shut about the weather, whether it's nice or awful, so I must say that today was absolutely beautiful:-) I did wear a jumper, but I think I might've been alright without one. Despite the fact that I don't really like wearing green, I've had this jumper on an awful lot. It has elbow patches, so that compensates for the colour! And mind when I said that I bought the same dress in three different patterns? This is one of them.

Also, if you know where the title's from, you're a great wee fellow in my book!

21 comments :

Corinne said...

Oh wow, that's so cool! I had no idea he went to Leeds uni!

Corinne x
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Laura said...

Corinne - ah, i know, doll! but, yeah, he taught english there for 5 years or so:-) xx

Wildflower Of Prague said...

Such a lovely place to take photos! You look beautiful! xx

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Lady parisienne said...

you look so pretty, I love the dress as a skirt the print is very nice!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is really neat that you got to see Tolkien's old house! Love how you styled the dress as a skirt!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Sam said...

Thanks for showing us the house, thats really interesting, you look so pretty, love the green jumper.

Irina Senina said...

Nice outfit and great pics!

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Marlen said...

oh my godddd, imagining owning that! so jealous of the people that live there. and i cant WAIT til I can ignore my tights drawer- i feel like they're starting to ruin my outfits, haha

xo marlen
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Indy said...

Wow, what a beautiful building! And how nice to be able to go out sans tights!

And I think I'm gonna say every time I comment that I am in love with your hair. :)

Marta Vanillia said...

I love outfit and place of these pics :) lovely

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Ewelina słomska said...

piękna zieleń;)

The Purple Assassin. said...

Cool combination.

Gail J said...

You make me miss UK even more, but wait I'm coming back in 4 months :D

Mary Lee said...

love these photos! your dress is so cute
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x

Alicia Mackin said...

Ah cool is that, I can understand why you would want to take a picture. But what is really creepy is when people took pictures back in the day of the house whereKurt Cobain died and he had not been dead all that long. Plus it was not good situation. People can be weird. But that is a great house!

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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Laura said...

Wildflower of Prague - thank you very much, dear! xx

Lady parisienne - thank you, lovely! x

Sharon - i have to agree with that:-) and thank you, sweetie! x

Sam - ah, i know, i find things like this far too interesting! and thank you, lady! x

Irina Senina - thank you, pet! x

Marlen - i know, doll! they're such lucky wee individuals! haha, it's not like i get to ignore them every day, but maybe soon! xx

Indy - aw, thank you, honey! if you continue to do that, you'll become my favourite person, hehe! :-) x

Marta Vanillia - thank you, hen! x

Ewelina słomska - cheers, girl! x

The Purple Assassin. - thanks, hun! x

Gail J - that is actually really soon, love! hooray:-) xx

Mary Lee - why, thank you, chick! x

Allie - ohh yes, i'd say that's a completely different thing, hon! doing that is just disrespectful, especially shortly after his death. if there's a blue plaque, like at the tolkien house, that's like an invitation for me to take pictures, haha! x

Meg Kernaghan said...

This looks like a lovely day. I love the Jumper from your Dad! I sometimes ransack my dad's old stuff :)

I would absolutely love to visit Leeds :)

x

Elliementary, My Dear said...

How cool that you saw Tolkien's house. I take pictures of unique looking houses when I travel and always wonder if I'm creepy for doing so haha. I think in your case it's fine though, especially since there is a plaque on the wall stating that he lived there. And even though you don't like green, it sure is a lovely color on you :)

Laura said...

Meg Kernaghan - that it was:-) and thank you, lovely! i have so many things that were my dad's, dads can have pretty neat things:-) and leeds is lovely, hope you get to go! x

Elliementary, My Dear - oh, i do that too! most likely people don't even notice that their house is being photographed:-) and thank you, honey! x

Jessica Cai said...

Love your outfit, and so cool that you visited his house! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!

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xo Jess

Laura said...

Jessica Cai - i think so too:-) and thank you, lovely! i'll stop by your blog soon. xx