Thursday, 30 October 2014

DAY 71: Comfort

The upside to wearing a corset for 12 hours is that you really start to appreciate your own comfortable clothes. There is plenty wrong with fashion and beauty today, but at least I can choose not to have my ribcage squashed into my lungs. I can bend over and tie my own shoe lace without running the risk of a whale bone snapping and piercing my chest. And it is well known that I'm partial to a good pair pyjama bottoms.
Heavenly hoodie. This one's been with me since I studied in Australia in 2009 and it feels absolutely wonderful on tonight.  
Apart from the fact that yawning hurts, and you tend to yawn quite a bit after just three hours of sleep, it was a good day filming. After a bit of food and rest, tomorrow will hopefully be equally as good, and then it's the weekend! Wohoo!

Hope you've had a good week so far!
Cheers

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

DAY 70: A duck. On stage.

A friend and I went to see tonight's performance of The Wild Duck at the Barbican. The Ibsen play had been transported into modern day and the dialogue and scenes reimagined. Despite this, the story remained the same and yes, there was a live duck on stage. It pretty much stole the show whenever it was on. (Who cares about human misery when there's a duck?)

I really enjoyed the show and many of the solutions. It was also an educational outing for future projects. It's always interesting to see how others have solved the issue of making something "old" relevant for a modern audience. It doesn't always have to be much, but sometimes rethinking an old story can give it a whole new life.

Right, I need to get ready for bed. I'll be getting up in about 3,5 hours to catch a bus to work. Oh the glamour of being an extra. Should be fun thought!

Cheers!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

DAY 69: Giant Fun

Who says offices can't be fun? My office is moving buildings in a few days and suddenly we have three GIANT rolls of bubble wrap. They're pretty much as high as I'm tall. Now I'm not the tallest person in the world but that's still pretty high for a roll of bubble wrap!
Ooooh.
Bubble wrap makes people go funny. Very few can resist it. Imagine what you could do with these! I want to roll around on it. I want to walk on it! If you walked like on hot coals or glass, could you get across without popping any bubbles? But then again, all the fun is in popping the bubbles.  

I have a feeling I shouldn't start just yet, but maybe when we've moved and unwrapped everything again? A mountain of discarded bubble wrap! A literal heap of fun! Who wants to join me?

Cheers!

Monday, 27 October 2014

DAY 68: Creative Challenges

Hello!

I know, that should be 69. I feel like I'm slightly struggling with the 100 days of happy challenge because there is so much else going on, which is a good thing in itself. Having come this far though, it would feel silly to stop, especially now that I have so much fun.
I was hoping to have a photo of a lion, but didn't, so you're getting pandas instead. This is how relaxed I'd like to be about it all. But maybe that wouldn't be good for the creative juices ...
I did a normal day at the office before shooting off to the Southbank Centre to meet up with a couple of great ladies. We are planning to work together on a project that is both very exciting and a bit intimidating. It is definitely going to challenge my creative process and how I normally do things, which is part of why I really want to take part. I just have to keep telling my instinctive flight reaction to put at sock in it. I'm not going to be eaten by a lion, I'm just taking a little step outside my comfort zone.  Unfortunately that's all I can say for now but I'm very happy to have something new to "chew" on.

I hope you've had a good start to the week and have plenty to look forward to!

Cheers

Saturday, 25 October 2014

DAY 67: Before and After

Hello!

Happy Saturday! Are you up to anything fun? I've had a great day, which included emptying a storage unit, having lunch with the family (Chinese) and painting a very sad looking door. The door had spent quite some time in the attic space of my apartment building and needed some TLC now that it moved back downstairs to the actual flat again.

Here's the obligatory before picture (after I'd scraped off loads of loose paint):
My dad then did some magic with filler so I could slap on a couple of coats of paint. It didn't turn out completely smooth but so so much better! Ta daa: 
I had to wait for an hour or so between the coats. Alone, in an completely empty flat where the only other option was literally to watch paint dry, I made myself a little nest and spent the time reading and drinking chai tea. Could be much worse!
Tomorrow I'm flying back to London where a busy but fun week awaits! But before that, a lunch stop at my Gran's. Glad to have had time to see so many lovely people this trip!

Cheers!

Friday, 24 October 2014

DAY 66: A cool end to the day

Holy Moly the wind is cold! I just got back from dinner with my dad and I thought I'd turn into an icicle while waiting for the tram. Luckily I didn't but my body is still in spasms. A cup of tea is what I need! Seeing my dad again was great though, and it's been a good day on a whole. Unfortunately I only have a couple of very random photos:

1. In Finland we always coordinate our outdoor outfits with our take away coffee ...
2. My hotel room window oversees the hotel next door and a balcony that is clearly being used for storage of random objects. It's brilliant! I feel like I'm taking part in some great secret ...
Tomorrow promises a bit of door painting, storage emptying and lunch with the family. If everything goes as planned, it should be a great Saturday!

Have lovely weekend!
Cheers

Thursday, 23 October 2014

DAY 65: New leather, M&S and Mexican

Hello!

Flying to Helsinki today was a treat. The old BA plane had finally been replaced. The blue leather interior that was literally falling to pieces had turned into something black and sleek. I know, don't judge a book by its cover, but when you fold out your tray and it comes off completely, you start to worry about the engines ...
Comfy seats and free papers - Nice
I did worry a bit when I got off the flight bus and this was almost the first thing I saw. Had the plane turned around and landed back in the UK? Since when has Helsinki had Marks & Spencer?!
Damn you globalization.
Having relaxed (and warmed up, -2 C outside) a bit I headed out to meet some dear friends and it was great as usual. It doesn't matter if we haven't seen each other for months and months. Having been friends for over 10 years now, we just pick up where we left off and have a good time. This time, that included Mexican food. You know, when in Finland ...
I hope my Mexican flatmate approves.
Thanks to the 2 hour time difference I'm still pretty energetic and will enjoy some down time before a full on weekend. I hope you have something nice to look forward to!

Cheers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

DAY 64: Sometimes it's definitely the destination and not the journey

The only good thing about packing is that eventually, after much teeth grinding and procrastination, it's done. And I'm done!
Poor things keeps being lugged between London and Helsinki. I'm sure it's thinking "For once, take me some place exotic!"
I'm off to Finland again tomorrow, braving the slightly cooler weather. I had to dig out some of my winter gear and think twice about where I'd put my wool coat. Apparently it snowed in Helsinki the other day, but it should stay on the plus side during the weekend. Time to find that Finnish sisu again!

I hope you've had a great day and I'll see you from up North!
Cheers

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

DAY 61, 62 & 63 - Very good indeed

The past few days have been so good I haven't even had time to write about them. Even worse, I just realised I have no decent photos! None. Nada. All I have is this one photo of my massive veggie roast at the Latchmere/Theatre 503. (I could've worn the Yorkshire pudding as a hat.) The only consolation is that I did have the pre-show meal with brilliant director Claire Mullane (in blue) and one of my great actors George Jovanovic (grey).
Sustenance before the "premiere". 
Claire and George and actor Nick Downes, made up the team that took my short play Nineteen from page to stage as part of Theatre 503's Rapide Write Response event. With very little time to rehears they made the characters, a father and son in a very vulnerable moment, seem heart achingly real. Both shows offered new discoveries and it's been such a thrill to be part of the whole process. There's so much I've learned just by observing how the others work. And I'd like to think I've also made some new friends.

 So a big thank you to "my" RWR team and to those who came and saw the play! 

I hope your week has started off well!
Cheers

Saturday, 18 October 2014

DAY 60: My Saturday List

Hello!

Here are three things I've appreciated so far today:

1. Lunch - Yes, it looked way dodgy, like uncooked mince meat, but I had a really nice beetroot risotto. I also realised how English I've become because I had tea with lunch. Not AFTER lunch, but WITH lunch. I think I'm ready for that citizenship test ...
Don't judge a food by its colour?
2. Socks - I finally decided to got out at get proper running socks that are supposed to keep you from getting blisters. My shoes are fine, I just have sensitive feet and it's a bummer if I have to take long breaks between runs. If these ones turn out to be any good, I'll go back and get a few more pairs. (They had some cool colours!)
Hmm. My foot looks super weird ...
3. Soundtrack - We've finalised the music for tomorrow's show. The choices might seem at bit unlikely at first glance (listen?) but I think they'll work really well! One of these days I'll share, but of course if you want the full effect, you'll have to come and see the performances! ;)

Right! Time to enjoy the evening! I hope you're all having a great weekend,
Cheers

Friday, 17 October 2014

DAY 59: They see me coming

Hello!

Greetings from the Running Raspberry. I've been thinking I might need to update my exercise gear. As the weather has gotten worse, I've been "forced" to wear my super pink rain coat outdoors (I can't really use my other one) and it makes me a tad "eye-catching". Today while having a jog I made a pros and cons list:

Pro - It might be good to glow in the dark so traffic etc. sees me.
Con - Do I really want EVERYONE to see me?

Going against the elements.
Call me silly, but sometimes I worry when I move about in the evening. I don't think I'm being completely unreasonable, things happen in a city like London, people disappear, bodies are found. Do I want a potential predator to see me coming a mile away? Wouldn't it be better if I was dressed for stealth mode and snuck past them? OR might my pinkness actually deter them? If they can see me coming then so can everyone else and perhaps it's harder to harass someone who looks like an out of breath Post It-note?  
My shoes don't make things that much better ...
As you might've noticed, I get bored while exercising. Too much time to think. I still didn't come to a conclusion though so I have "entertainment" for a few more runs. I guess I could always stay out of the rain and the dark, but that would mean not going out for the next 6 months ... (Hmm. Heureka?)

I'm not sure what the happy bit in this entry is but I guess getting some "fresh" air and being left alone counts?

Hope you've enjoyed your week and have a great weekend!
Cheers

Thursday, 16 October 2014

DAY 58: Easy Peasy

Hello!

My evening plans fell through so I decided to stay in and order sushi. Sometimes, that's happiness in a delivered box. 
A surprisingly unappetizing photo of sushi. 
We had another day of rehearsals today and now I won't see any of "my" team before Sunday when we have tech and then the first performance in the evening. They guys are still doing great and today emotions were running high!

That's all for now. I hope you've had a great day!
Cheers

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

DAY 57: They're coming alive!

Good evening!

How are you? I spent most of the day in rehearsals for the shows on Sunday and Monday. It was so much fun! "My" director and actors are brilliant and I really admire their energy and focus. I was mainly observing them while they worked and I was still knackered by the end. We're continuing tomorrow and I can't wait to see how it evolves!
I'm glad to get another day. I love watching plays and films, but I've always been even more fascinated by how things work behind the scenes. When someone gave me a DVD or VHS (!) as a kid, I would sometimes go straight for the  extra material where they talked about the making of the film. I guess that's why I enjoy doing work as an extra as well. A lot of the time it's boring and tiring, but you also learn new things and get to see what few other people get to see. Fingers crossed for an equally good day tomorrow!

Have a nice evening!
Cheers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

DAY 56: My favourite comedian

I had a brief conversation about punctuation last week (all conversations about punctuation are best kept brief) and it reminded me of one of my all time favourite comedians/musicians; Victor Borge! My mum first introduced me to him when I was little and I loved how he combined stand up comedy with some great piano playing. It was a sad day when he passed away.

The reason I was reminded of Borge was that he had a routine about punctuation which I found hilarious as a child and I still giggle every time I see it.


He also had several routines where he played with other pianists. I did a fair bit of  piano for four hands back in the day and it was always a miracle that my partner and I didn't get all tangled up. I guess that's why I enjoy this one:


One of these rainy days I'm going to settle down in front of Youtube and watch all the available clips! The quality might not be great but much of the humor still is. 

Hope you're having a good week!
Cheers

Monday, 13 October 2014

DAY 55: Don't mess with the professor of comparative literature

Wasn't Hugh Grant going to stop making films? The rain drove me back into the cinema today after work and I ended up seeing The Rewrite, the first romantic comedy I've seen since About Time. Considering the plot; A washed up screenwriter is forced to leave LA and teach screenwriting at a small university, I almost felt obligated to see it.
I thought I'd get the theatre all to myself but then three other people walked in. Rude.
Two facts: The world of screenwriting is tough. The world of academia is tough. A screenwriter in an academic setting could equal some explosive or hilarious moments ... But no. The film felt tired - just like the main character; an awkward (but ultimately lovable) British man who always ends up saying the wrong thing (a Grant classic). The cheapo soundtrack was straight out of the 90s and drove me mad. In the film's defence, there were a few funny lines and I did enjoy the "in screenwriting class" and mentoring scenes, which felt quite familiar to an ex screenwriting student.

The great thing is, I don't feel bad about seeing mediocre films anymore, because at the end of the day, it's now my job to watch films (amazing!) and just like the good ones, the bad films can teach me something.

Now, I know exactly what I want to see next! Ghostbusters at the cinema! In honor of the film's 30th anniversary (I'm as old as Ghostbusters!) they've restored the film to new glory and they're screening it at the end of this month. I loved Ghostbusters as a kid! You know who you gonna to call!

Hope your week has started off well!
Cheers!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

DAY 54: Crazy Characters

Hello!

I spent my morning making final edits to the script for next week's show. It's a lot of fun to write when you know the text is soon going to be in the hands of a director and actors. I look forward to seeing the characters come to life! (I did however struggle to concentrate when a couple met with their wedding photographer right next to me, 420 guests!)
Look! I'm number one!
Having seen Gone Girl yesterday, my characters also felt very safe and sane. The film was a masterclass in crazy (and I guess so was the book which I hadn't read beforehand). I wouldn't say it put me off marriage, but I would like there to be some kind of simple but fool proof test, maybe a breathalyzer, to see if the person I'm with is a class A sociopath. You know, just in case. (Maybe I should've asked the couple next to me if they had seen it?) I did some research into sociopathy when I wrote my full-length play and one of my characters turned out pretty nasty, but it never went this far! I did like the film but won't go into the plot because of spoilers and all of that. I'll just take this opportunity to give five stars to the ginger cat.

Hope you've had a great weekend so far!
Cheers

Saturday, 11 October 2014

DAY 53: Something I wrote is being staged

Hi there!

If you happen to have a free evening on Sunday 19th or Monday 20th, why not consider popping down to Theatre 503 in London? A short play of mine is being performed on both nights as part of the theatre's current Rapid Write Response event. In addition to my play, there are going to be 6 other 10-minute plays, all written, directed and acted by different people, so there should be something for everyone! 

I'm going to be at both shows and it would be lovely to see some familiar faces. So in case someone fancies having a closer look or might want to buy a ticket, I'll just leave this link here: 


It would be great to see you!
Cheers

Friday, 10 October 2014

DAY 52: Here endeth the lesson

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an entry about three things I'd like to learn. Here are three things I learnt today, the hard way:

1. Stabbing the plastic film on your Sainsbury's ready meal too eagerly with a fork can lead to injury. I was millimeters away from having a projectile half-cooked grain of rice puncture my eyeball. These things should come with a health and safety warning.

2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are barely drinkable. I'm sorry Americans, but it's true. In my head I'd imagined something a bit like a chai latte but with more cinnamon and something else "festive", but in reality it's just coffee with ... what? (Again, health and safety!)

3. I've always admired talented doodlers. Their lives seem much more fun. You can doodle anywhere. You can doodle yourself through school and uni. I have a few friends who are great doodlers. I am not a great doodler. I rediscovered this today at work when I drew this "man":
I still enjoyed drawing him though.
Not everything you learn in life is very profound. If it was, life would be pretty exhausting. Like when you think back to your 6- or 7-year-old self. If you had known then exactly how much you would have to learn and how many tests you would end up taking ... But then it doesn't have to be, because even small wisdoms can make your day better! And now I'm going to watch some Graham Norton.

Have a great weekend!
Cheers

Thursday, 9 October 2014

DAY 51: That thing called the Internet

I need to run an errand to Finland again this month. I was booking the plane tickets when it hit me how incredibly easy it is to make travel arrangements these days! You can find time tables and prices online, you can book everything yourself from the comfort of your own bed (if you are so inclined), at any time of day and you get everything sent to your email immediately after. No going to an agency, no phone calls with horrid lift music, no waiting for tickets in the post. It's almost like magic!
This gate has become way too familiar ...
Now, my late granddad might have disagreed. He was a master traveller. Before retiring he could spend over 200 days a year on work trips. He also loved organising holiday trips for the family. He was the guru of catalogues and travel agencies. He would have done a lot of tutting if someone told him to look anything up online. And it's true. Sometimes you would prefer to sit face to face with someone when booking a trip. Those times when the website suddenly crashes, the payment doesn't seem to have gone through (or maybe it did?) or when you didn't get that email confirmation. When you after all have to find a customer service phone number to call up and ask What the f**k just happened?
Vegetarian airplane food!
More often than not though things work out and you've suddenly booked yourself a trip and maybe a nice hotel. And we've become so used to it that we take it for granted. We become extremely grumpy when something doesn't go quite right. But once in a while, I like to take a moment and marvel at it all, because to me, it really is like magic.

Hope you've had a good day!
Cheers

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

DAY 50: Inspiration HQ

(Day 50! I'm halfway already!)

The playwriting and screenwriting MA might be over, but we're not resting on our laurels. Today a bunch of us from the course met up for a first official meeting. We've decided to establish a writers' group so we can continue to work together, inspire each other and put on some great events. There was much brainstorming for a group name and deciding on a format that will benefit everyone involved.
We met at the Old Red Lion Theatre/Pub not far from where we used to have lectures. 
I'm very happy to have this network of brilliant people. I've mentioned it before and I'm going to repeat myself, writing can be a rather lonely business if you don't have other writers to talk to now and then. When you talk about a project, or share bits of it with others, something new always comes up. You might not want to share right from the start (I know I'm quite bad at sharing before I have a clear picture of things in my own head, maybe a first draft) but at some point it's always good to get outside feedback. So hurrah for the Lost City Writers!

I also received some good news this morning regarding a short play I wrote recently. I'll elaborate once I know a bit more!

I hope you've had a great day!
Cheers 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

DAY 49: My virtual holiday

Let's be honest here, I'm longing for a holiday. A proper "go away and think of nothing" holiday. It's been quite a while. I've travelled, but usually in the name of work and/or obligation. I want to go somewhere without a mission. I want to see more of the UK. I want to see more of the WORLD.

This made me think of all the lovely places I've been to in England (yes, I've only been in England, not Wales or Scotland). If you don't mind, I thought I'd revisit a few of them, the ones within easy reach of London, and you're more than welcome to join me. Let's pretend we're taking the day off! All aboard!


Oxford - This happened a couple of years before I moved to the UK. A friend and I came over to visit Lotta and we took the train from London. I was recovering from some tough times and even in murky November weather it felt quite magical to get away and see something so different, a city I'd previously only experienced through books and TV series like Morse and Lewis. 

Oxford in the sun. 
Brighton - The sea! The sea! We can see the sea! It always amuses me that I now live on an island but it's the first time in my life I'm not within walking distance of a coastline. Therefore it was an extra delight to walk down to the Brighton beach and see the sea grow as the fog lifted. We got lucky with the weather, and except for a visit to the Royal Pavilion we spent all our time outdoors. I could watch the waves for hours.
The sea is out there, I promise. 
Cambridge - Lotta, my trusty travelling partner, and I decided to take a day and spurt off to the other Oxbridge city. What can I say, I'm a sucker for the architecture, history and general vibe. We hadn't planned anything but did a lot of nice walking, eating and ended up attending a concert too. A great day out! (For the love of small pigs in tiny wellies, I can't find the entry for Cambridge. Did I really not blog about Cambridge? Oh well, you'll have to go and see it for yourselves.)
One of the few Cambridge photos I could find in my computer. Again, we got lucky with the November weather. 
Newton Abbot - Granted, this wasn't a holiday as such, I visited the writers' retreat to write, but getting out of busy London and spending a few days in the country was immensely soothing for the soul. I've been back once since, for a slightly longer stay, and it was just as good. A great way to mix business with pleasure!
The view from my lovely bedroom. 
Bath - I decided to go off on my own last summer and found myself on a train to Bath. It was a very pleasant two day trip and I spent much of it in a park reading. (It was a hot hot summer and deck chairs cannot be overrated.) I also had a look at the Roman version of Grand Designs and they had definitely followed their own vision.
A Roman bath tub. 
Ely - A town I hadn't heard of before but clearly is the place to be since Neil Gaiman was there and Lotta asked me to join her for the talk. It was an idyllic day with a slightly absurd cathedral in the middle of a seemingly miniature town. We had lovely afternoon tea, loitered on the grass and enjoyed the evening's entertainment. Then we ran for the train, away from the (most certainly) looming werewolves!
Ely doesn't only do good cream teas, they also know their towers ...
And we're back in London, please mind the gap. (If you want to read more about any of the trips, just click on the link. The Oxford pics also become bigger if you click on them.) If anyone has suggestions on where I should go next, do let me know! So many nice places, so little time and all of that ...

I hope your week has started off well!
Cheers   

Monday, 6 October 2014

DAY 48: A Light Bulb Moment

... Literally. My bedroom is lit by a number of spotlights. For most of summer I watched them die one by one, it wasn't a problem, it was light most of the time anyway. Now suddenly, it's getting dark way before bedtime and with a single spotlight left, in completely the wrong end of my room, I was beginning to struggle. 
I made light!
So, out came the swivel chair and up I went! (Sometimes it would be very handy to be 6ft tall.) I could hear my Gran tut all the way from Finland; Be careful! But as you might have gathered from this post I neither electrocuted myself nor fell and broke my neck. And I now have three working spotlights! Hurrah! (I didn't have enough to change them all.)
The swivel chair.
My life already feels brighter! I'm a person who likes a well lit room, I easily feel gloomy, tired or claustrophobic otherwise. It's like the darkness is weighing down on me. You'd think I'd be used to it as a Finn, but it's like with the cold, I can manage it outdoors, but indoors I want it to be warm and light.

At least the London weather has been fairly rubbish today so I hope you're all keeping warm, dry and happy!

Cheers 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

DAY 47: Meeting the Author

I wasn't a big fan of One Day (sacrilege, I know) but I did enjoy The Understudy and wanted to give David Nicholls another go now that his new novel Us is out. Waterstones had it for half price so I decided (uncharacteristically) to buy the hardback instead of waiting for the Kindle version or paperback.
Turned out my copy had been signed by the author. Cool, I thought but didn't linger on it. I stepped up to the till and the sales person exclaimed Oh, that's a shame! You just missed him! Oh? He was just here signing books. To be honest, I wasn't too sad about it but replied cheerfully That's too bad! You shouldn't have told me, I would've been happier not knowing.

I was about to pay when, as if on cue, there was a kindly voice behind me: Actually, I'm still here, lurking about. I turned around and there he was, some meter away, the author of the book I was holding. A lover of literature, he seemed to have to just staid on to browse.

I was suddenly very relieved I hadn't said anything bad about One Day! I'm sure it's a good book, it just didn't work for me! Instead I said hello, made an awkward wave (I'm always amazed at how awkward I can be) and then the sales person asked if Nicholls wouldn't mind signing a few more copies.

For a second I thought I should say something more, at least tell him I was looking forward to reading the book, but ended up leaving the shop instead. Best to keep it short and sweet. He seemed like a nice guy.

I hope your weekend has been good so far!
Cheers


Saturday, 4 October 2014

DAY 46: My brother!

My "baby" brother is currently in town on business! Today we met up for lunch and Pizza Expressed it. Living in London is great in many ways but being far away from friends and family can be tough so it's always great when we have the opportunity to see each other and catch up!
We chatted about all kinds. (When did we start talking about such grown up things?!) And it's funny how different and similar we are at the same time. Definitely our parents' children! We took a rainy walk and then sat down for a coffee. I might be going to this one place a bit too much because they now know what I want before I order it ... Heh. 
You wouldn't think so, but the Finns are the biggest coffee drinkers in the world. Over 12 kg per person per year according to my brother. Filter coffee is still the done thing in Finland although the "fancier" coffees have also settled in. 

I hope you've had a good weekend so far!
Cheers 

Friday, 3 October 2014

DAY 45: Police, Pubs and Giggles

This Friday's entry is dedicated to my dear friend Lotta, because she always makes my day that much better and we've now been friends for over 10 years!
Who are these children?
Today we watched a street fight together. The brawlers pretty much crashed into Lotta's pop up shop before promptly being grabbed and handcuffed by the police. There was much huffing and puffing but they were finally taken away. London, never dull!

After all that excitement we decided on a drink, and joined by Lotta's brother we orientated our way to a well researched pub. Or so we thought ... Clearly somebody had forgotten to update the website.
Uhm, I guess they're closed?
We tried another pub but the prospect of listening to "Killing Me Softly" all evening was too depressing and instead we ended up at my place and had a drink on the roof terrace. There was much giggling, (who knew an (accidental) mango and melon beer could be so funny?) and silliness before we said goodnight. Not everyone has the weekend off ...
Pink fairy lights, what more do you need?
A good Friday evening and here's to hopefully another 10 years! I also hope you've had a good week and enjoy the weekend ahead! I'll be seeing my brother tomorrow, hurrah!

Cheers

Thursday, 2 October 2014

DAY 44: A Hair Cut


Today I departed from about 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of hair. So happy! I'd been putting it off for ages as it felt like an unnecessary expense, but when my tax return came back positive I decided it was time ...
Take a good look people, because my hair is straight and smooth for one day and one day only. (Sorry about the blurr).
It's not a massive change, I know, it's still on the long side, but it feels much much healthier. And I'm even happier that I've found a hairdresser in London that I really like!

Now that my hair is all nice and shiny, maybe it's time for those hair dos?

Cheers! 

Ps. I know I missed a day yesterday. I went to see a play and got back late ... I'm sure the universe will survive.