I usually drag my feet when it comes to something like a doctor's appointment but having to come here regularly doesn't bother me- it's so pretty and quintessentially London. I love the shops, old and new- there's a shop for cleaning brass instruments, another making fancy candles, whisky and old Italian delis and cafes. Streets like this, make me remember why I love this place ❤️(and also appreciative that no one bats an eyelid when you walk down the street clutching your trousers up when the zip breaks)
When you're making the most of the sunshine outside by practicing with your new camera when suddenly the sky rumbles with thunder and it POURS down! So much for practice. On the upside, I'm cosied indoors with tea, Gilmore Girl reruns and sleepy cats so there's that 🙂
16 years I've lived here and I'm still finding myself in new places. I'm in a new website tunnel so it's a bit crickets on the Awkward Blog at the mo'- bare with...bare with...bare with (anyone else a Miranda fan?) But okay, cool, got a tea in one hand, a biscuit in the other and my camera in my bag ready to go!
What a day. I hit my favourite Vietnamese cafe on Whitecross Street for the best pho I've ever found in London and felt a little sad that tomorrow is my last day in our eccentric old building in Shoreditch. Autumn is around the corner!
Have spent this weekend in old raggedy sweatpants, my hair is pretty much crying out for some TLC and I have been picking at fridge leftovers. Oh and I've been a bit ill this week (isn't everyone at the moment?!) Robin is away and I have turned into the crazy lady talking out loud to herself. CABIN. FEVER. I'm about to run a bath to snap out of the doldrums- I did book a salon appointment at George Northwood to feel human again too!
If, like me, you fell in love with the idea of hygge then you'll be pleased to know that this year @meikwiking has written all about Lykke (meaning Happiness!) "...I felt a sense of community, a sense of belonging, a sense of home. This was my tribe"
Entering Autumn and a new chapter in this life, I've enjoyed sinking into this book. It's made me grateful for the moments that have given me the sense of yes, this is my tribe and this is my home. Happiness isn't measured in my Instagram likes or how busy I can fill up my schedule, it's about being with my people. Now excuse me, I think I better go call my Mum!
I don't sleep very well, and I especially don't sleep very well when Robin is away. So last night I put the cat bed next to me on the bed and me and Peppy had ourselves a snuggly snore fest together. After a bowl of Coco Pops this morning, I 'accidentally' crawled back under the duvet 😏 ...if you can't dedicate some extra snooze time on a Sunday, when can you?