Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Festive fun at the beach.

Sunset last night at Bournemouth Beach, England.

The past few days were spent in Bournemouth, a coastal town in the South of England. Bournemouth is where I spent all my childhood holidays, and I was privileged to go back there to meet some new family members. I am very happy to announce that my mum is getting remarried and so we went to meet her new in laws, or my new step grandparents who live down there. They were so friendly and welcoming.

It was lovely to walk by the beach on Christmas day, even if it was freezing cold! Today there were lots of people about walking their dogs and having a stroll. As the waves lapped, I remembered holidays gone before as a child playing in the waves and building sandcastles, riding in the little train that goes along by the beach, playing crazy golf...eating fish and chips doused in sand. And I felt so happy to relive these memories, and creating more.

I hope you have all had a lovely holiday period!

Where did you spend the past few days?


Monday, 24 December 2012

Festive greetings x

Hello all,

Wanted to wish those of you that celebrate Christmas, a very happy one filled with family, friends and love. I don't really celebrate but as for my family its a day off from work, we get together, eat and watch the queens speech, good tv and just enjoy spending time together!  

So I am in a festive mood. My favourites currently include :

*Gingerbread houses
*Mulled Wine
*The snowman film by Raymond Briggs
and my mums delicious fruit cake that she made to take to family tomorrow.

Have a very lovely few days!

Eleanor xxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Writing my first novel, a quote.

'Those were the days- the times when life went so quickly it couldn't be captured, where each breath and each experience was so exciting and so new. The days when every aspect was felt so deeply, nerves tingled, hearts fluttered, fights and kisses intermingled but most of all the love she felt for him could not have been denied' (p2) - copyright Eleanor Segall, 2012

In the past few days, various people have told me that I need to and should be writing something. I have always loved writing and so I have commenced a story about a failing marriage and the wifes subsequent depression, with her battle for health becoming a defining part of the book.

I have never really written an actual book before so I suppose this will be an experiment as to whether people will like my writing. Above is a quote from the start of the book, which I have begun writing.

Please tell me what you think?


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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Being inspired, an email and a wedding.

Hello everyone,

Sorry its taken me longer than usual to write. I had my cousins wedding on Monday which was absolutely magical! It was a religious Jewish wedding and they are always lots of fun, with amazing dancing. Really enjoyed it and so happy for my cousin and his wife.

I wanted to share something that happened to me today, which has inspired me quite a bit.   

I got a lovely email from a blog reader, to say I am a very talented writer and do I write professionally? My blog also (insanely but amazingly) inspired them to give money to charity.

I love to write, it is always something that I have been good at, but I havn't had the confidence to put pen to paper and write a story. I really want something that could connect with people, move people, make people think.

So far I have a few ideas about either writing a story about depression and love...

Any ideas friends?

With love xxxxxxx 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Weekend Love: Heart sunglasses

This came up on my facebook feed from the amazing company Ruche. I know its December and so sunglasses in Europe are at the moment useless (except to walk around thinking ur a celeb LOL) but I absolutely love these, my favourites are the heart ones. Which are your favourites?

(image: click link here to Ruche) 

On another note, its my cousins wedding on Monday and I am very excited, I love weddings! Getting my dancing shoes ready! Happy weekend. E xxx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Winter Photo Collection

When its freezing outside but warm within.. some pictures to spark your imagination :) I love winter...

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Your Favourites: Ramblings at 1am

Hello blog friends/ blog universe (I was going to ask if there is a word for this like 'bluniverse' and then remembered the craftily worded blogosphere!), How are you all? Hoping everyone is having a good week so far. Its nearly 2am in London, England and I can't sleep so I thought I'd write a little note. I thought it might be a fun idea to post up my favourites of things that I am loving or enjoying at the moment.

Todays Favourites:

Favourite music: Radio 1 Live Lounge album, particularly Conor Maynards slowed down acoustic version of 'Starships' (I think originally by Nicki Minaj). Conors version is so beautiful, I love sitting in my blanket on the couch listening to it! The whole album is really chilled out and I recommend to all! Theres good tracks on there by Jessie J and Emeli Sande too.

Favourite food: I think I'd have to say chocolate money to this one. Whats chocolate money I hear you ask? Lol. So at the moment us Jews are celebrating Chanukah, the festival of lights and as its a happy festival, the tradition of giving money (I believe for good fortune/ celebratory purposes) developed. This then developed into making chocolate coins and so this is a tradition we have every year and why right now during Chanukah, its my favourite food. We also eat lots of doughnuts and fattening oily food such as potato latkes (a fried potato cake/patty, really yum) at this time of year, due to Chanukah having a miracle to do with oil. For more on Chanukah, just ask away.

Favourite book: I have just discovered Jojo Moyes romantic novels they are amazing, everyone read them although they may bring a tear to your eye, they are so well written!
I have also discovered the amazing writer Brian Andreas. His quotes on life are beautiful.

How about you, do you love acoustic music, chocolate (if so whats your fave?) and romantic novels like me? What are your favourites at the mo?

Much love xo


Monday Quote.

'We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.” - 

Brian Andreas

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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Cute gifts from

This time of year people are buying gifts so I wanted to share a few wonderful finds from a great website I have found :) Enjoy x 

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Alice in Wonderland inspired print from a very cool website. Click link above to view!

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Love quotes print from different movies :), this is so beautiful I would love to have it on my wall!

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Mr Darcy, Jane Austen inspired plate. I love this its so romantic.

For more cute gifts visit, a wonderful website stacked with beauteous treasures! Enjoy browsing x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Happiness comes from the little things.

Hi everyone. So, I havnt blogged for a few days but I wanted to write this post because lately, I have been down in the dumps. Feeling downright sad. Today though I woke up and thought, I don't want to feel like this anymore, I want to feel happy.

Cue happiness coming from the little things. They may seem trivial aspects of one's day but they are often the most important.

Today I loved:

-Walking around in my new 'house socks' (see below) which my dad has lovingly renamed 'the granny socks' and yes, i dont care as they are comfortable haha!

- Watching trashy TV shows for fun

- Reading Miranda Hart (British comedians) new book and laughing out loud.

- Eating mango, papaya and passion fruit yoghurt (i am currently hooked).

- My name necklace arriving :)

- Catching up with my friends

What makes you happy and did anything make you really happy this week? let me know :)

ps- I have decided to use less of other peoples photos on my blog and so a lot of my posts will be written or i will post up my own images. Lotsa love. E  

Friday, 30 November 2012

Friday: The Perfect Pair Of Cosy Socks

Ok so this is a really random post but how beautifully soft and cosy do these socks look? I really want to buy them. The second image socks are from Toast! I am still trying to find out where the first ones are from.

How is winter treating you?

Happy Friday


(image 1: image 2: Toast website)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Hes Just Not That Into You- Quote.

'Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, Every story we're told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we're so focused on finding our happy ending we don't learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don't, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. 

And maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe... it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is... just... moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope. 

-Gigi, Hes Just Not That Into You

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Autumnal Thoughts.





Autumn (or fall) is a truly beautiful season. Whether its walking over the crunchy auburn leaves scattered across the floor, huddling in a coat and stepping out of the way of shiny conkers. Or seeing squirrels scatter up the trees as you pass, while the leaves cascade down, Autumn is always a joy to behold.

What is your favourite thing about Autumn?


What I love Wednesday

Hi, so this is just a little post to show you what i am loving (and what you may love too!) on today, this fabulous Wednesday! Hope you enjoy and tell me what you are loving too:

1. Cath Kidston Folk Flower Bag, I love the print and the way it looks like a satchel!


2. Jessie Js new single-  Silver Lining Crazy Bout You.  Jessie is an amazing singer from the UK and she has the best voice ever! I love this song and the video:

3. Jojo Moyes Romantic  Novels, she writes such great books, have a read of her very clever love stories that often interweave the past and present. They will make you cry though!

Happy Wednesday all!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Rain, Unemployment and Motivation.


Dear readers,

I am happy so many of you have come and visited my blog in the last day. It is so nice to make new blog friends and share ideas with you. One of the reasons I started writing again is because I left my job last week. I wasn't enjoying it and so I left but I am currently unemployed and job hunting, so I have a lot of time to carry on writing my blog. I hope when I do start work I can continue updating too.

Also, here in London its just so rainy. This shouldnt be a surprise seeing as London rains a lot right? But it can make you tired and sap your motivation.


So a few questions on this drizzly day. How do you motivate yourself? Are any of you unemployed also?

Lots of love!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Amelie and Cable Knit Jumpers...


A few things I am loving on this Autumnal Monday. I have often talked of my love of the film 'Amelie' or if you want its full title- Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain). 

Amelie is about a woman who finds happiness through doing good things for others and falling in love. At first she is quirky and a little bit of a loner, but she makes friends and falls in love. It is a beautiful very creative and artsy film that I love. I can't quite believe it is nearly 12 years old!

Some pictures of the film for you:






Amelie is just a beautiful and heart warming film set in whimsical Paris. The way it is shot is wonderful, everyone watch it. :)

I am also loving cable knit jumpers. This winter I have bought a long purple cable knit one which I am wearing as I write this post. Comfy yet stylish. The picture is similar to the one I have except mine is a jumper cardigan!


Happy Monday!

El x  

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Fashion- Newest Purchases

Hello readers how you all doing? I have been having a lovely weekend with friends and family but I wanted to share some new purchases with you.

The first is a lovely floral tulip skirt from Mod Dolly at Vintage Style Me website which I cant get a picture of! Its at

The next is a gorgeous name necklace from and its like Carries from Sex and the City except mine reads  'Ellie' and is dainty and silver. Smaller than the one below!

Excited for both my purchases to come.

What have you bought lately?

El x 

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Random notion of creativity

Wow sorry blog readers I havn't been on here for a while, its been a bit mad. Mostly I havnt felt inspired but I wanted to get back to a place where the inspiration flows and the creativity fills my life up again. I want to get lost in beautiful works of literature, dreams, photos, quotes, theatre, cinema. Lost in the joyous beauty that is life again.

This blog started as a way of expressing myself and what I love. And right now the need to express and feel joy and beauty is of importance.

So I must remember to keep flourishing the creative aspect of myself and to share that with you.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

A Gem of the week

How gorgeous is this style??? This is Rihannon at VintageStyleMe. She owns a vintage shop, but this dress surprisingly comes from River Island, with the collar from Topshop! Love this look   

Ps. Hi blog world I'm back!!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Christian Louboutin Shoes Exhibition

This weekend, my family and I went to the Design Museum in London to see an exhibition of Christian Louboutin's shoes! Louboutin is an amazing shoe designer whose shoes all have red soles... lots of heel and glitter. He designs the most beautiful, well crafted, artistic pieces, all inspired by show girls of years past. The exhibition had a hologram of Dita Von Teeze dancing in glittery silver louboutins !

Here are some pictures of his shoes that I love and have found on the net, as we weren't allowed to take pictures of the actual shoes...

 The Tsar Shoe

Aurora Boreale Shoe

The Marie Antoinette Shoe


So here's to the theatre, the glamour, the sparkle, the womanly essence that inspires Mr Louboutin to make his incredible shoes....


Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Dear blog friends

I live in London, England..... and other than maybe 2 months of the year, we don't get a lot of sunshine. The past few weeks have been grey and rainy and dull....

So today I am posting pictures of sunshine as I dream of light .... xxx







Monday, 30 April 2012

Regina Spektor Inspiration

Regina Spektors songs are so beautiful and have really inspired me today....... so heres some pictures with some lovely messages and interesting learning on life....

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