Hi Lovelies. It has been a busy couple of weeks as I started Superlatively LJ’s writing course, ventured out nearly every night to meet friends and tried my hand at some new crafts. I had a fantastic time last Saturday at Blognic with a group of creative men and women who made prints for wallpaper, designed sewing patterns, created realistic paper birds and were illustrators amongst other things. My patience was tested at the ceramics studio as the temperatures hit over 35degrees and the clay was challenging to work with. I’ve been out for drinks with friends most nights this week and am looking forward to working from home Friday so I can sleep in to 9am!
I have two favourite colleagues at work at the moment. One is a female and of a similar age, loves food and knows all the great places to go in London. The other is a older distinguished male who loves to know about new books and TV shows and we are constantly swapping Netflix picks! Recently he lent me his copy of Northern Lights by Philips Pullman after learning of my predilection for fictional writings with discerning story lines. I was under an iron clad agreement that I would return the book after he lost a selection of his favourites to a friends ex. Pressure!
This year has been polar opposites to the last, full of fun activities, adventures with friends and an abundance of creativity. Yet despite doing all of this, spending a significant amount of money on myself for a retreat seemed self indulgent. A constant idea that would spring forward and then to be squashed by other thoughts. How could I justify spending this amount of money when I was advising my family I couldn’t return to Australia this Christmas, or my friends that I can’t travel to Perth for their wedding next year. Not that the retreat money is anywhere near what was needed for one or both of these.
How’s your week been? It’s hot and bothersome in London and we are all saying ‘we’re not complaining, but a little rain would be nice’! This week started for me back at Mizuyo’s studio finishing my Kintsugi project. For my lunch I chose to have an ice cream sandwich by Mister Fitz, the sibling popup of Doughnut Time! To get out of the heat I headed to The V&A for their latest exhibition which you can read about here.