This week round up has a selection of articles, new product launches, a neww podcast and book recommendation. We just had a bank holiday, long weekend in the UK and I ventured to Haggerston to make films with Xantha and a lovely group of ladies. The sun shone bright and I continued into the late afternoon traversing across London to Hyde park to meet Momo forgetting to pick up my dry cleaning! Oh well!
Sunday I rose early for a dance cardio session with Simone De Le Rue. I haven’t done a class of this level for nearly a year. There were no nerves, possibly a bit of frowning from concentration and I made it through, exhausted and elated. Simone updated us that she hopes to open a studio in London in a few months, lot of fingers crossed and prayers for her.
Hair matted and slightly smelly (!) I treated myself to a second breakfast of gluten free pancakes with banana and chocolate sauce from Deliciously Ella. I also purchased a bag of her bircher muesli, the yummiest you have eaten and best after waiting a few minutes for your milk of choice to sink in. Later that day after a nap (!) I wrote my post about Dubrovnik, Croatia and edited some photos. Bonus day Monday I took advantage of a quite London and went hunting for photographic doorways around Mayfair. Creating content and improving my photography skills is lots of fun.
Always a fan of tipping buskers for their engaging tunes on the underground and the shopping streets of London it has been difficult lately as I don’t carry any coins. This is all set to change as iZettle has developed a tap technology that allows buskers to get payments from customers debit and credit cards.
Holidays are viewed as best taken in large periods of time however research shows that many micro vacations benefit us just as much. Here Elizabeth Saunders, a life and time management coach, gives a number of suggestions on how to mix up your leave time to take advantage and bring more happiness to your year.
I’m currently researching for a weekender, off the beaten path, travel idea. This guide to Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy is a short drive out of Rome and has plenty of old, historic buildings in various states of repair to photograph. I’m in!
During the week new friend Megan recommended podcast Love Stories. Journalist Dolly Alderton speaks with a number of female guests on their defining relationships from unrequited love, heartbreak and long lasting love. The great thing is this isn’t a focus particularly on men, the heartbreak can be from fashion not working for the guest or lasting love with a family favourite recipe!
Have you seen House of Hackney’s and Other Stories Collaboration. All the heart eyes!
Emma Gannon launched her new book, The Multi-Hyphen Method which embraces the new working world millennials are experiencing being a jack of all trades. I’ve put it in my amazon cart to purchase once I have finished my current book stack!
I went and saw previews of Peter Pan at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and encourage you to go. There are puppets, a rig so everyone can fly and a stage that comes alive from below in so many ways your imagination will explode. See it before the 15th June.
Finally M&S Dine in for Two is currently one of the best I have seen this year. £10 for two pizza’s and two sides. For this single girl that’s four meals as these pizza’s freeze and reheat perfectly.
Enjoy your weekend. PF xo