Friday, December 31, 2010

a new year, new beginnings

Happy New Year!

Today is a very exciting day for me, apart from being the first day of 2011. I have just launched my new blog, One April Morning, at I hope you like it.

At this stage, One April Morning will replace Life.Beauty.Laughter., meaning that I will no longer be posting here. Please don't worry, my new blog will be very much in the same vein as this one, just with a fresh starting point. And, hopefully, at least a little better. 

Once again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your love and support throughout the past year. 

Wishing you love and happiness for the year ahead, and I hope that you will keep in touch.

With love,

Laura x

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Dear lovely readers,

Just a little note to let you know that Life.Beauty.Laughter. is on hiatus. I will be launching a new blog in the new year. (And by new year, I mean New Year's Day, at this stage.) I don't know much about it yet - the name, the look, etc. All I know is that it will be very similar to this one, yet a whole lot better. (Trust me. I promise.)

Please let me know if you would like me to email you when the new blog launches - you can either leave a comment or email me at laura[dot]valerie89[at]gmail[dot]com. I will try to get an ad-hoc newsletter thing going to keep you updated (being a "blogger" may imply that I am technically competent, but that is sadly not the case). Otherwise, I will let you all know via this page.

Thank you for all of your ongoing support. It means the world to me.

With love,

Laura x

P.S. Merry Christmas!

(Photo via Seven Dreaming Souls)

Monday, December 6, 2010

summer loving

Summer, for me, is really long holiday, marked by clear skies and hot weather, stretching into the expanse of the next year and beyond. Since exams, I have taken a break, taking the opportunity to do lazy things like watch Secret Diary of a Call Girl (my new guilty pleasure), read my backlog of magazines and paint my nails. (I do work, sporadically, don't worry.)

So I think it is time to use my freedom to get stuff done. The following are a few things I want to do... a to-list thrown in with a bit of goal-making. I will be expanding upon some of these soon.

1. Read some classics novels... Ulysses, Anna Karenina.

2. Run.

3. Write a chunk of my novel.

4. Move out of home with Andy (hopefully, probably).

5. Watch Love My Way.

6. Try Bikram yoga.

7. Write a screenplay.

8. Do some sort of Julie and Julia-esque challenge with my newly arrived copy of Stephanie Alexander's The Cook's Companion. 

9. Save for a holiday to Ubud, Bali in July for a friend's wedding.

10. Celebrate my 7 year anniversary with Andy. 

11. Perfect a morning routine.

12. Secure a work experience stint for 2011.

13. Play around with watercolour painting.

14. Build the framework for a freelance makeup artistry business (on the side).

15. Read a book in French.

That's all! What are your plans for the summer?