Summery Summary


The last seven months have been quite epic. At the end of March I left the lovely art gallery I was running in Frome, Somerset, and returned to live in London. It was the end of a two-year-stint in the West Country, which included: keeping chickens, making chutneys, walking – a lot – getting married in a field, drinking quite a lot of ale and eating quite a lot of pork scratchings.

Here’s some of what I’ve been doing since the return to the Big Smoke…

Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern:

Invitation inspiration for my next party (also Kusama):

Hackney Weekender and Lovebox:

Yauatcha for Rich’s b’day:

Celebrated with Rudimental when ‘Feel The Love’ went to No.1:

We watched the Olympics in Victoria Park and that was nice but my sister’s banging midnight blue jumper, teamed with magenta shell earrings was nicer:

Popped over to Turkey for some sun, sea and lahmacun:

Lived in Crouch End for a bit:

…whilst doing up a flat in Clapton:

Drove our van to the Green Man with a mattress in the back and felt very smug each time we curled up in comfort, listening to the pelting rain smashing down on the tents around us:

Danced to Van Morrison, making intermittent comments about just how tiny he is:

Drank rum at Carnival (Lauren and Lizzie):

Chilled with a pig on Rich’s dad’s farm (him – not me):

Went camping in Devon:

Fell in love with L’Entrepot on Dalston Lane:

Moved in to our new flat and built some amazing shelves to store all my favourite books (less favourite books will be living on the overspill bookshelf – out of public view):

And my running route has changed from fields and meadows and winding country lanes, to the much less tiring but equally as charming Hackney Downs:

But the highlight of my return has to be buying Collected Thoughts from Drive-By Abuser from the Broadway Market bookshop for the second time (I’d forgotten I already had it) and reading it aloud to my sister whilst we pissed ourselves laughing.

See ya!