- Balmy summer evenings
- Origami hearts
- The reassuring sound of the Minolta shutter
- Commissioned artwork that turns out better than you could have imagined
What have you guys been up to? Fill me in.
The Life List is still going strong. Every now and again I think of new things to add to it; here’s what I’ve added since I last updated it:
* Learn how to shuck an oyster
* Make my own mayonnaise
* Eat at one of the Man vs Food restaurants
* Make a cookbook of our favourite meals
* Eat a pain au chocolat in Paris
* Go to a roller derby
Swim in a rooftop pool blog post on this coming soon. * Watch Dita Von Teese perform
* Go to a drive in movie
* Learn Welsh
* Take a sign language class
* Learn how to play one song on the ukulele
* Read a Man Booker prize winner
* No swearing for a day
* Shoot a real gun
* Spend the night on a houseboat
* Develop film in a darkroom
* Sponsor a child in a third world country
* Buy a slow cooker
* Buy a video camera
* Get my eyes lasered
* Buy a set of chefs knives
Go on the dodgems
Play Laser Quest
Pet a tiny owl [inspiration]
Go to Paris for lunch
Take a holiday that involves a hammock
See the Golden Gate bridge
Stay in one of the ACE hotels
Sleep in a treehouse
Go to the Sapporo snow festival in Japan
Thanks for being a skill I have to master in the real world, instead of something inside my head like Photoshop or CSS. Even tho I am terrible at you, I feel like I’m learning and gaining in patience at the same time. Some things are worth the wait, thanks for reminding me of that.
Q and I had a voucher for a rock climbing trial so we went along one evening early this year to see what it was all about. Honestly? I wasn’t a fan. Q enjoyed it but the sensation of being so close to a wall, gripping on by my finger tips wasn’t one that I relished.
Still, at least I tried it, right?
Want to know more about the Life List? You can view it in full here.
I’ve been absent from here for quite some time. Mostly wedding, job and life stress has made me less inclined to post – rather than try and catch up on six months of updates I’m going to catch up from now and try and update as I go.
We went to London a little over a month ago to eat burgers and catch up with some friends pre-wedding. It’s been a while since I went to London to see someone other than the best friend (our visits normally revolve around pubs and chinese food) so I wanted to take advantage of it and get my grubby paws on a doughnut and a burger. We spotted:
Tiny Singers in the Sea
We popped over to the Tate Modern whilst we were in London and spotted this guy doing an impromptu performance (complete with a mike stand and an electric guitar) whilst standing in the Thames. Like you do.
Doughnuts at St Johns
We met up with Ian, Jools, Leni and Owen for doughnuts at St Johns Bakery and Coffee at Monmouth Street before heading to Meat Liquor and meeting up with Aaron to consume some delicious burgers and deep fried pickles.
We also met up with Amy, Anna and Andrew (triple A!) for a wander around Alexandra Palace.
There are deer there. Who knew?
All of these were shot on the Minolta 35mm. Dreamy little camera. There are more on my Flickr stream if anyone remotely cares.
It’s nice to be able to introduce people to each other before the wedding – it’s only 15 weeks away now but it still feels like a complete dream at this point. It’ll feel real eventually, right?