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First, a warning. This livejournal is whiny and self indulgent and is mostly just a stream of consciousness.

I teach high school Drama and English. I live in Australia but my heart lies in England where my family is from.
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I think that "speaking Shakespeare is like having jewels in your mouth". My favourite play is Richard III ("Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer"), closely followed by Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth.

I love the arts. I consider myself a bit of a movie buff and particularly like thrillers, musicals and anything directed by Stanley Kubrick.I listen to Jazz mostly and sometimes Lounge and World music, Paris Combo's album "Living Room" practically never leaves my iPod.I also like St. Germain, Madeleine Peyroux, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, the Buddy Rich Big Band and Juliette Greco.I have an affinity with all things French and plan to visit Paris again as soon as I can.I admire those who dare to doubt and believe that "a wise man proportions his beliefs to the evidence"-David Hume.

My idol is Frida Kahlo.

The little things that make me smile.....
“Pilot guide’s” in Brazil and Paris, cigars, dark eyes, girls with creamy skin, Indonesian food, accordion music, trains, wrought iron lacework, Port, 'Clair de Lune' by Debussy, rainy days in the city, Mucha posters, lemon curd, booths in restaurants, winking, waking up early to catch a plane, comfy shoes, owls, stained glass windows, candlelight, foreign accents, dusk, period dramas , European apartments, hennaed hands, IKEA, guitarists, snow, fancy plaster moulding on ceilings, painted toenails, sepia photographs, cozy cafes, men in suits, chai tea, old cinemas, red lipstick, tapas, Billie Holiday, cemeteries, the smell of wet wool, creamed honey, German food, Cirque du Soleil, Yann Tiersen's music, tarot cards, Mouiseur Camembert, Montville, South Bank, New Orleans, Hookahs, Tiffany lamps, citrus tarts, thunderstorms, velvet cushions, beignets, lofts, "Les Triplett's de Belleville", flocked wallpaper, Fado singers, bento boxes, painting portraits of my family and friends, Opera.

the list is constantly growing.

These are actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
Act four, scene I. The Tempest.

A robin red breast in a cage puts all heaven in a rage.
-William Blake

No man who is ignorant can ever be free.

It's just a ride.....-Bill Hicks

the many faces of peter
French actresses are mysterious and alluring love.

the many faces of peter
Peter Sellers is British comic love.

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You Belong in Paris

Stylish and a little sassy, you were meant for Paris.
The art, the fashion, the wine, the men!
Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...
You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.

My Wishlist

Daniel Craig is NOT Bond!
2001:a space odyssey, a clockwork orange, absinthe, acid jazz, aestheticism, al pacino, alan alda, alan rickman, alphonse mucha, androgyny, anne rice, art, art nouveau, atheism, audrey tautou, beatnik, beautiful women, beauty, belle du berry, bill hicks, billie holiday, bohemianism, british actors, cafes, carnivale, chanson, chocolat, cirque du soleil, clara bow, coffee table books, commedia dell'arte, costume jewellery, creme brulee, dali, david tennant, day of the dead, debussy, diana krall, django reinhardt, documentaries, dr. strangelove, eccentricity, education, england, enlightenment, equality, europe, existentialism, expressionism, feminism, film, florence, france, freud, frida kahlo, gabriel byrne, gamine, germaine greer, ginsberg, goldfrapp, gustav klimt, hannibal lecter, history, idealism, ingenue, isabel allende, j.w. waterhouse, james mason, jazz manouche, jean-paul sartre, jeremy irons, john malkovich, johnny depp, joni mitchell, journaling, juliette binoche, juliette greco, kate winslet, katie melua, keats, kenneth branaugh, kerouac, le fee verte, learning, les liasons dangereuses, liberalism, lila downs, lolita, lord byron, louise brooks, m*a*s*h, madeleine peyroux, man ray, merchant of venice, michael curry, miles davis, montmarte, moulin rouge, nabokov, new orleans, nietzsche, old movies, opera, oscar wilde, paris, paris combo, peter sellers, philosophy, photography, pirates of the caribbean, poetry, pretension, ralph fiennes, realism, red lipstick, red wine, restoration, richard iii, roaring 20's, robert carlyle, rufus sewell, salma hayek, salome, shakespeare, silence of the lambs, snobs, st. germain des pres, stanley kubrick, stevie nicks, surrealism, taboos, tarot, teaching, the bbc, the goon show, thunderstorms, tim burton, tori amos, transcendence, travel, vampires, venice, vintage beauty, vodka, voodoo, william blake, wit, yann tiersen