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Hello!

My name is ANGELA

A Londoner by way of the Far East. Cat botherer. Photo taker. Queen of the afternoon naps. Here on the Awkward blog I write about, well. Anything I fancy. Sometimes I travel and wear pretty things. Currently busy growing a baby in my belly. I hope you like it here x

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I live here,

in LONDON

I write a little bit of everything. About this city. About Life Lately. About growing babies or cooking things up in the kitchen, about my love for interiors, travel and sometimes those 3am thoughts. Everything and anything, right here.

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Tea + Toast

"At 6:30am this morning- boom, boom, boom. My neighbour, the one who lives upstairs with a herd of elephants, leaves the house and slams the front door. I’m now wide awake and silently cursing her. I sit up in bed, not quite ready to leave the warmth of the duvet pondering if I should try and get back to sleep. The bin men come soon after, banging the..."

Flat Tour | Sneak Peek

" It was on Christmas Eve, somewhere around midnight when I cracked. Instead of sitting cosy on the sofa with a mince pie and tea watching Christmas specials, I was probably scraping or scrubbing or moving something. By the time I went to bed in an overly tired grump, the house was....."

Welcome to Lombok

"Leaving behind Singapore, having bounced from one major city to another, I was really looking forward to spending a few days in Lombok, a small island just off Bali. Lombok was exactly what I needed- small, peaceful and relaxed. Our resort was about an hour’s drive away from the airport, right by the sea..."

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  • I used to walk past this newsagent every week when going back and forth to our baby clinic. It felt so very New York, at the end of a very old school London street (near Baker Street, maybe the most famous one of all) I was always early to my appointments so I’d stand outside here and read the headlines, pretending I wasn’t creeping on their shop for Instagram 👀
  • Hello from the floor. Catching some sun rays with my floofs but also, trying to stretch out the tightness in my belly and a sore back. It’s called cat to cow position- Mooing as you go optional. Although I update Insta Stories regularly, my grid is looking pretty sparse lately so I’m going to try and rectify that! Maybe not always from the floor. Bye from down here! P.S take note of the paw prints on the door, where they knock and demand to be let in. Yep, knock. Clever little buggers.
  • I was in the middle of writing something about tropical skies and Winter but my cat is outside making a big song and dance as he does a wee in the corner, under a tree. I mean. How can I refocus after that. This leftover Nutella doughnut from last night will help.
  • My sister is on her way over to hang out with me and bump. I have no snacks in the house unless you’re into Penguins because I live for those right now. I can offer a lot of cat fur, particularly if you’re wearing black, and maybe the good bit of the sofa which Louie normally monopolises. Hoping the rain stays away so we can walk to the farmers market because that’s just how I roll on a Sunday. Keep up.
  • I find it really strange to plan ahead at the moment. Future trips, future days out or events- come April/May, we’ll have a little bubba to think of. I rsvp’d to a blogger event earlier thinking , Whoa, that could be the last one for awhile! It doesn’t seem all that long ago we were on a mini-moon in Marrakech and all I had to worry about was how to fit some gorgeous pottery into my hand luggage.
  • Ooh it’s nice outside isn’t it? Sunny and crisp! Had my whooping cough vaccination today so my arm currently feels like it’s been given a hundred dead arms by an army of 12 year olds. The waiting room at my GP smelt like old people and a woman sneezed without covering her mouth so catch you later I’m just off to bathe in disinfectant 👍🏼
  • Look, look! It’s 5pm and STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE. Before you know it, I’ll be obsessing over lavender plants. I’ve just finished the latest episode of Riverdale, I can’t decide if it’s so bad it’s good or if it’s just good? It makes all those wholesome Archie comics I read as a kid feel pretty silly now! (Jughead and Betty? Southside Serpents? Whuuuuut?!) Anyway. I’m 7 months pregnant. I’m pretty emotional. I’m pretty irritable. I’m pretty sure I won’t be riding bikes any time soon (or err this year?) if I don’t get a move on with these kegel exercises ( #ifyouknowyouknow ) so here’s my fav summery bikey outdoorsy pic from last last year 👍🏼