Saturday, 17 July 2010


The window displays have always been pretty. I particularly like this butterfly poster for summer reading promotion. Look at the common reader!! Foyles seems to be doing ok in this time of failing bookshops. Poor bookshops :( I hope they survive. Not that I help...I get my books from the library or charity shops or amazon. Boo.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

1000 origami cranes

So, this is what I've been doing lately, with the help of my paper team. We decided to make 1000 cranes to decorate the wedding venue! All white, using scrap paper. These are folded from old uni work! If you fold 1000 you are supposed to be granted a we thought it would be lovely to do for our marriage, and look very pretty.

Over a thousand are folded was fun. I'm not looking forward to putting them on strings though!

Kate Jenkins

Oh dear.....a 3 month blogging blank. I suck...I guess I have been quite preoccupied with wedding planning! But I haven't failed to fall in love with Kate Jenkin's oh so cute food crochet-ing of joy! Pork Pie! And 4 and 20 blackbirds! And marmite! Catch the exhibition quickly, at Rebecca Hossack Gallery on Charlotte Street till the 24th.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

25 : 365

I have decided to do this 365 thing that I've seen being done at Afeitar (a pretty blog I like to read). You take a picture every day for a year and then you have a year captured in photographs. I think its a flickr thing, I'll look into that later, for now I'm doing it here for myself, starting from yesterday, my 25th birthday, rather than the start of the year. I'm going to capture my 25th year.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Book Club Boutique - Sophia Blackwell

Yesterday a friend and I went to the Bookclub Boutique at Blacks in Soho. It was very lovely, charming and intimate with open fires, sofas and writers reading stories, poetry and singing. It was Alice in Wonderland/fairy tale themed - how perfect for me! We did feel a little awkward, being somewhat shy and everyone appeared to know each other, although they seemed nice.

Highlights for me were Salena Godden making up an excellent song, on the spot, about Alice in an artichoke, Rachel Rose Reid telling a story about seals and Sophia Blackwell's poems.

There was gin to be drunk from teacups too, though I stuck to regular tea. We were too hungry to stay to the end though so we had to leave around 8:30 and didn't see everything. It goes on from 3 til 12. I think you can get food there but don't know what it costs! We went to Crepe Affaire, and enjoyed teapigs and crepes. Then found out afterward that they don't use free range eggs. So I won't be returning. Why on earth do they bother using organic flour but not eggs??? It puzzles me.

I think I will be returning to Book Club Boutique though.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Lovely Soreen

About a month ago, a colleague offered me a slice of Soreen. I accepted, curious to try this 'Soreen'. That night I bought 2 loaves and scoffed them within 2 days. It tastes like dense, sticky heaven...and it's full of raisin therefore I consider it healthy. Despite loading each slice with butter. Mmmmmmm.

Next I must try it with cheese!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Stuff I hope to get for my birthday....

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (with the wolf on the cover), Beautiful Polka dot dress from Dorothy Perkins, and Cream Puffs from Beard Papa :D These would be the perfect gifts! Maybe I will buy them for myself. . .

Friday, 22 January 2010

Brat and Suzie

I want this shirt alot. It's red, it has a squirrel on a bike...

Brat and Suzie do lovely illustrated shirts, I spotted them at the Bust Craftacular event in hard to resist spending money. I fell in love with the squirrel, hope I manage to buy it soon!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Monika Filasiewicz

My lovely friend Monika takes stunning photos and I'm very lucky that she has agreed to photograph my wedding :) She has a knack for composition and colour and capturing people looking natural and beautiful. Her photos are only up on facebook I believe...but hopefully she will have a public gallery soon...