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Photos of the Week #10

March 10, 2015

WEEK 10 OF 52

^^MONDAY. Just a whiskerface, hanging out in our bedroom. Such a cutey! And check out our headboard!! Totally worth all that hardwork.^^

^^TUESDAY. I’m working on the Tech4Good Awards for another year, and last week we launched the entry period with an event at the top of BT Tower. I enjoy all of the events pinpointed throughout the year, but the launch is always quite exciting – it really kicks off the project for me, and as I’ve been working on it since January it’s great to see this first stage come to a close and the next stage begin. It’s great seeing all the preparation coming together, and knowing that the next stage is even better – getting to hear about all these amazing organisations and individuals working to address issues that I’ve never even thought about before. I love catching up with the finalists and winners from previous years and finding out what they’ve been up to, and the impact winning had on them. Plus the view is amazing! I really want to go up at night.^^

^^After the event we went to Leon for lunch. I was starving – we’d all been so busy with interviews and photos that none of us had even had a bite to eat, and by 2.30pm my stomach was angry. I’d never been to Leon before – it’s so good! I had a roasted sweet potato + falafel wrap, and it was very tasty.^^

^^I love all the packaging!^^

^^Afterwards I headed home and was sat on the sofa by 5.30pm. It felt like 3pm, a luxury, an early evening, I couldn’t believe it! I snuggled up with Ras on my lap and caught up on emails and listened to a bit more of the Criminal podcast.^^

^^FRIDAY. It was our 13th anniversary on Sunday, and Trout planned a surprise weekend away. I knew he had something planned, but every time I asked he just said we were going to Dartford. He told everyone we were going to Dartford, and even made me look up vegan options in Dartford. (By the way, if you’re wondering, there are no vegan, vegetarian or veg-friendly cafes or restaurants, but there is a health food shop somewhere). So on Friday morning we set off on this secret roadtrip and drove to… DARTFORD! He wasn’t actually joking. Except that he was, and he drove back down the M25 before arriving at Richmond Park. This man is utterly bonkers. I really love Richmond Park though, and we were so lucky with the weather – it was absolutely stunning outside, warm with bright blue skies. Perfect.^^

^^After an hour or so spent in the park we drove into Kingston and had the best sandwich in the world, sat by the river with the swans. We did a bit of window shopping at John Lewis, then went to see The Theory of Everything, which is absolutely amazing. If you’re not sure about going – just go. It’s brilliant.^^

^^So at this point I still had no idea where we were even going that evening. We had organised friends to come and feed Ras so I knew we were away for the whole weekend, but I couldn’t figure out what his next move was. We ended up driving towards our home, which was a little confusing, until he swung the car into the car park at Gatwick, took us to the check-in desk for Norwegian Air and handed me a ticket to Bergen. He’s a good vegan egg ;) It turned out that Norwegian Air were on strike so our planned flight had been cancelled and replaced with an evening flight (not that I had any idea about this! I just thought we were spending the day in Kingston, which is one of my favourite places). It was an amazing long weekend, and I feel so incredibly lucky to have this sweet man plan this trip for us. I’ll share photos from the weekend in a separate blog.^^

EAT. Dark chocolate and peanut butter. Total obsession right now!//’Fish’ + chip-shop-chips with tartare sauce.//
MOVE. Plenty of walking around Bergen! The mountains were so beautiful, and the architecture so sweet.//
WEAR. Bare ankles!//Nail polish. I’m on a roll, people.//
LOVE. Trout <3//My new bed. White bedding from John Lewis, dove grey throw from Laura Ashley. Bliss. I can’t reach the floor when I’m in bed and it’s heaven.//Celebrating anniversaries with a homemade card, made up of collage of people in prison who have murdered their spouses. This guy. Swoon.//
LINK. These food styling tips.//These paintings by Justyna Kopania.//This salad from Cider with Rosie.//
LAST WEEK. I finished listening to Criminal (although I have to say, it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, and it certainly wasn’t any Serial).//I finished reading In Cold Blood (so good!)//Listened to The Truth.//
THIS WEEK. Looking forward to seeing friends and family this weekend.//Catch up with laundry.//Currently reading Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders.//

17 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2015 6:25 am

    Leon looks amazing- one for the “to visit” list! x

  2. March 11, 2015 3:05 pm

    What an awesome surprise! I’m excited to see some Norway pics :) I love that one of Ras at the top, so cute!

  3. March 11, 2015 3:07 pm

    What a great surprise! And a lucky girl you are :)
    Always enjoy reading your blog.

    xoxo Anne ~ lifeasarollingstone.blogspot.com

  4. Tamzin permalink
    March 11, 2015 3:47 pm

    Love your cat!!! Sounds like you’ve been having a great time x

  5. March 12, 2015 12:45 am

    That picture of Ras is very aesthetically pleasing. Congrats on 13 years! That’s awesome. I love seeing all the places you go and cool foods you eat. It’s so different from America. The Theory of Everything is amazing.

  6. heyrita permalink
    March 12, 2015 1:26 pm

    Hey Christina! I absolutely love your blog so I nominated you for a Liebster Award:

    http://heyrita.co.uk/2015/03/liebster-award

    Feel free to drop me a comment with a link to your post if you answer the questions :) Would love to read.

    Happy Thursday x

    Rita
    http://heyrita.co.uk

  7. March 12, 2015 7:16 pm

    Aww that weekend sounds so lovely! I always love a good surprise. I listened to criminal too but definitely not as good as serial! I’ve been listening to Invisibilia which is really good if you are looking for a new podcast x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  8. March 12, 2015 7:27 pm

    Aw your kitty cat is so cute! And happy 13th anniversary, sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I actually live right by Dartford, I love how he actually drove there to try and trick you even more aha!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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