Thursday, 26 August 2010

Reason #7 why I love my bf.

My bf with Ribena.

She is quite seriously addicted to Ribena. So much so that when she happened upon a carton at Nairobi airport we whooped with elation. It may take her 7weeks to drink a pint of it (more on that later) but it gets her through the day. And what is not to like?


We're back! Jambo!

I'm back from jaunting around Kenya and had a thoroughly brilliant time. I am finding it hard to readjust to cold temperatures and responsibilities. How have I lived without a swimming pool all my life?! 

Monday, 26 July 2010


How gorgeous are the mood rings on this website ?

And modelled by Tilda Swinton. Awesome.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Lovely London prints.

Lonely metropolis.

Southwark Row.

I love the pop of colour in these two prints from Etsy seller Janice Jong. They can be bought here.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

School is out for summer.

The flat all finish for summer tomorrow. Yee ha. Plans include, but are not limited to:

  • Paris with French flatmates;
  • Plage en Seine;
  • Thesis camp in bonny Anstruther with boy flatmate;
  • The Xcerts gig at King Tut's;
  • Home;
  • Poetry Slam at the Roundhouse;
  • Kenya!, safari, Diani, Mombasa, wedding;
  • Lidos;
  • Hampstead Heath;
  • Mastering the art of doing a handstand in a pool;
  • Improving my picnic blanket collection;
  • Murder mystery dinner party;
  • Reading and writing.

Reason #6 why I love my bf.

She knows that all I want to do when I am older is become a TV chef. Which is exactly why she emailed me yesterday with a link to this competition The subject was entitled
Filming takes place this evening.
And it sure did. Watch out Delia. 

Me and my bf kicking it at the Xcerts gig.

Saturday night date night.

Or doing it the clich├ęd way... 

Resulted in drinks here and then delicious Italian dinner at a local eatery. I had Spaghetti Carbonara. Yummy. 

Image found here.

Monday, 12 July 2010

We graduated!

On Friday night we graduated Teach First. Yee ha!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

What I ate.

Victoria Park Pavilion post party. We may look a little worse for wear but it was worth it. Dining al fresco at breakfast. Does it get any better?

Reason #5 why I love my bf.

When she accidentally bumps into a man who screwed me around regarding a job application she makes it very clear that I am now in a better position without him. And when he apologised to her instead of me she does not accept that apology.
When it comes to boys she plays for Team Gray. Period.

Sports day.

Me and my bf ready for the sack race.

Team Kenya on the field.

The chalkboard was inspired.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Me and my fam.

I miss this crowd all the time.

They are  very good at poking fun at me, dressing well, watching films, buying Christmas presents, making me laugh, putting up with our parents stories, letting me stay in their homes.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday night date night.

My good friend JS is a huge believer in moving date night to a Sunday, he says that it takes away the fear. You know the fear (although my fear about shouty year 10s and an unachievable list of things to do before then end of term seems trite compared to others' fear). Despite that self- loathing Sunday as it has become known in our household is never enjoyable so I am mixing it up a little and going on date night. Call me crazy.

Me and my good friend JS.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

This is another blog entry about my labrador.

He is very, very good at looking cute when there is food on the go.
Doesn't girls geek look great too?

Friday, 25 June 2010

It is hotter than the sun!

London has hit the high twenties and I cannot handle it. I live in the "bat cave" which means that my bedroom is a loft conversion. Thus, I am at the top of the house and we all know heat rises... On top of that, I have skylights which means there is nae air flow in my room. 

I'm planning to make these lollies to cool off.

What I read.

This book made me cry on the bus. In a good way. 

We loved the Isle of Wight.

Before the birthday dinner, nearly all the team.

All the team post dinner.

Team on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Reason #4 why I love my bf.

She introduced me to Friday Night Lights
And for that I am eternally grateful. The drama, the hair, the camera work and the football. Love.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

What to wear... to the beach?

This weekend the Mile End Men, my flatmates and I will be sojourning on the Isle of Wight. I cannot wait. We will be playing rounders on the beach, toasting marshmallows and singing along to Jonny's guitar. I am in the market for a new bikini. I have narrowed it down to these two.

All bikinis by seafolly and images found on asos.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Reason #3 why I love my bf.

Every time we play the lottery she is absolutely convinced that we have won.
This email demonstrates this.

Dear my loves,
Unfortunately we are not multi millionaires.  Although I did have a brief seconds thought while waiting for the page to load thinking about how I would tell you/what I would do if we had one.  I decided on
    -  Leave at 3.30pm. 
    -  Go straight home in the car.
    -  Stop in at _______.  (Valet parking)
    -  Go straight to a personal shopper and get us all a new posh outfit
    -  Buy us some very expensive champers and some other fun accessories for the house
    -  Go home, don't buy a parking ticket unless it is convenient (i.e. unless I had change and there was a space beside the machine) cause lets face it, a parking ticket is a drop in our very wide million pound ocean.
    -  Decorate the lounge only.  Keep you both out of their until you are both home.
    -  Take you in their together and ANNOUNCE the news (imagine; outfits laid out, champagne in ice buckets, big candles, a sky box (for sports and election tonight), possibly a butler)
    -   Change into outfits
    -  Go in private hire car to exclusive hotel for cocktails followed by dinner wherever we can get a nice table.
Or, ditch the shops, go mental the minute you get in, order in food and not worry about the bill/go to Wahaca or somewhere else nearby.  Ditch the masters and GO BIG Lindsey style at the weekend?!!! 

If you had won the lottery what would you do?

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

I keep a scrapbook.

Does that make me a loser?

Monday, 14 June 2010

This is a blog entry about my labrador.

This photo cracks me up. I like to think that Cobby is laughing hysterically at a joke I've made. He probably is.

I'm not sure how we have lived for so long without this.

I love the colour grey and I love this British map. 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

I love London.

I had a real, 'I Love London' moment this weekend when I was flitting around Brick Lane on Friday night with some teaching buddies. Good food, great company, drinking in a cobbled mews and the canal. Good times.

I Love London card available here.

Two for tea.

On Saturday afternoon to celebrate both our birthdays my girl flatmate and I were treated to a massage and champagne afternoon tea for two! It was delightful. 
Me and my bf in our tea dresses.

We are ready.

World cup excitement has reached fever pitch in my residence. The flat are collecting world cup stickers and our wall chart is now on display. My girl flatmate and I have decided, after much deliberation, to support England. And whilst I love to play the proud Scotswoman card often, this joke made me chuckle. 
Found here.

Brazil have been drawn against Scotland in the World Cup, and Ronaldo tells his team mates that he's going to play them on his own, single-handed.

So they all sod off down the pub, have a few drinks, play some pool, and keep up with the score on Teletext.

They see 'Ronaldo' go 1-0 up after 15 minutes and can't believe it.

Then, in the last seconds of injury time, they see Scotland equalise.

Still more than impressed that one man held a whole team to a draw, they go back to the ground to congratulate Ronaldo, who they find sitting in the dressing room, head-in-hands, looking utterly distraught.

Roberto Carlos asks him 'why are you so upset?'

and Ronaldo replies 'I can't believe I let you all down like this'

Carlos says 'what do you mean? you played an entire team on your own and got a draw. that's incredible!'

and Ronaldo says to him 'no - you don't understand. I got sent off after half an hour'

Friday, 11 June 2010

What I read.

I have just devoured the second Levitt and Dubner outing, Superfreakonomics. Such a fun book. And as much as I liked the book I also laughed out loud at the Guardian's digested read of the book found here.

Thursday night date night.

Taquitos at Wahaca. Yummers.

Live music at the Goldhawk. Good.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Reason #2 why I love my bf.

Me and my bf. Sofia, Bulgaria.

She rocks freckles. Fact.

Go to work on an egg.

I work in a challenging urban school that is not that near to my lovely flat. As such, breakfast is not a large part of my day because I am usually rushing out the door at 6.50 still applying mascara. Boy flatmate and I used to do the "breakfast waltz" before our morning patterns changed. That consisted of me and him narrowly avoiding each other in our small kitchen plunging coffee, wolfing down cereal and exchanging knowing glances about the long school day that lay ahead. Nowadays, when I have time there is a free breakfast available at school.That consists of half a grapefruit and a slice of wholemeal toast but if I could, I would go to work on an egg
Image produced by Ogilvy, Benson and Mather I believe.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

I'm not sure how we have lived for so long without this.

What to wear... on date night?

Date night this week is Thursday and today I am imaginary shopping at Urban Outfitters. For a casual meal and drink what would you wear?

Or, my personal favourite, nautical stripes

Fired Earth on-line

I'm not in the market for a kitchen but if I was then I'd like one that looks like these please.

Hollie Wright

But if I can't have real chickens then I will make do with this little dude. Courtesy of her.

I have a girl crush...

On Alys Fowler.

This flame haired gardener has been gracing the BBC in a new series that follows her attempts to grow an edible garden. These are three of the reasons I like her.

  1. She grows an edible garden! This in itself deserves applause. The flat's attempts to grow anything edible have been fruitless (pun intended).
  2. Her ginger hair rocks in a way that I have never been able to pull off.
  3. She owns chickens. I would love to own chickens.
I particularly like this little ditty about her here.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Sofa so good.

When I was at home I went sofa shopping with my mum. She was in the market for something large and comfortable. But I fell in love with this...

I also think that their website is rather fabulous and that the Deadgood designers are just the type of people that would be fun to have round to the flat for dinner.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

I'm not sure how we have lived for so long without these.

Every so often my girl flatmate (who also happens to be my bf, isn't that handy?) and I put a kitchen utensil into the weekly shop and hope that our boy flatmate does not notice. I wonder if we could get away with this?
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