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November 15, 2013

I thought I would do a little update as I haven’t posted much this week and I’m not sure I’ll be posting for a few more days as I have a lot on at the moment, and quite enjoying some time to myself. I’ve had the week ‘off work’, which has been filled with a big freelance project, so not really a week off at all. That’s not to say that I haven’t been having a lot of fun, because I have. I worked tirelessly on Monday – the kind of length that makes your eyes swell and you come away from the screen blinking, lost in time. I did a bit more work on Tuesday morning before visiting a close friend who was off work. She cooked the most amazing lunch (is there anything better than garlic mushroom on olive bread? With an incredible salad on the side? I think not) and after I left I picked up a few things for dinner and made Burmese curry for Trout and I. It was pretty good.

While I was at Vicky’s house, this happened. I am that girl who has insane friends with outfits for her pets.

On Wednesday I spent the day in London, which obviously had to start with coffee from my favourite local company, before I hopped on a train. I shopped (let’s not say too much about that, and let’s definitely not add up the price tags).

I met a friend for coffee, and we walked around the National Portrait Gallery, which was so much fun. It was the day before the photography prize opened though, so unfair! Especially as we knew it would be all set up, waiting for us. Couldn’t they give us a sneak peek?! We settled for the main collection, commenting on fantastic beards and gigantic heads and beady eyes and portraits of families who clearly haven’t bred outside of their gene pool in a thousand years, before walking up to Tibits for a few (non- alcoholic) cocktails and dinner. I hadn’t been there for such a long time, it was lovely to be back.

Afterwards I left and made my way to the Wellcome Collection for the private view, incidentally bumping into the artists outside as they tried to locate the Premier Inn nearby, and met another friend. It was so lovely to catch up that we hardly even took in the work. We found a quiet spot to chat, but it felt so brief and rushed and not nearly enough time. Dinner in one month’s time together can’t come fast enough.

Apart from working and meeting friends, I’ve been listening to The Flatliners new record:

And new The Head and the Heart tracks:

Catching up with my favourite blogs and eating too much peanut butter (I definitely couldn’t work from home all of the time. Either that or I would have to lock all biscuits, bars of chocolate, jars of peanut butter and other snacks in a cupboard away from my boredom induced hunger). I’ve been addicted to the series, Killers Behind Bars. Each week Professor David Wilson looks at a different serial killer, tries to piece together previously unsolved murders, and matches them together with the traits of that convict, to try and resolve the case.

So that’s what I’ve been up to this week! I have a few half-written posts which I’m sure I’ll be posting over the next week or so. I hope everyone has had a great week, and enjoy the weekend! Apparently it might snow next week, or at the very least it will be very cold, so make the most of any autumn-wear you haven’t cracked out yet!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2013 4:12 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had such a lovely week! I know I’ll be picking up a few shopping bags next week :-)

  2. November 15, 2013 4:15 pm

    I want outfits for Mae!

  3. November 15, 2013 6:11 pm

    I love the National Portrait Gallery and always go to the BP Portrait award. Sounds like a fab day in London- a gallery or 2, good food and shopping!

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