Sunday, 15 June 2014

So what's been happening the last month?

It's been about a month since I've updated this blog. Things have been a bit crazy lately and I've hardly found the time so catch up on things that I've needed to.

So since I've last updated my blog I've been working like crazy, travelling on the tube to much, reading, baking, seeing people like Charlie Simpson, Kina Grannis and Imaginary Future and have a migraine for the last 2 days. Yay for life!

For anyone who follows me on Instagram (@ruthdandilly) you'd see my daily snaps and thoughts in photo form. For those that don't, you can see some of the lovely things I've been doing (with who other than my partner in everything, Daniel below)

Dan and I went to go and see Charlie Simpson at the O2 Academy in Islington. After a really great show and asking two people to shut up since they insisted on talking throughout the entire gig, we took a lovely stroll and walked to Highbury & Islington. It looks like there's some amazing restaurants there and strangely we saw a group of people circled around a mouse on the pavement watching it sneek some food it found. It was like the people of Islington had never seen a mouse before. So bizarre.

The weekend following, Dan and I went to go and see the dried up crispy mammoth at the Natural History Museum. It was pretty incredible to see something that old up close. It was amazing how well preserved it really put a perspective on time and how really insignificant some things are in the space of time.

Below is also a really awesome sculpture Dan and I found in a shop near Oxford Street. Would totally have bought this... if I could have afford it.

The weekend following I met up with an old friend I went to school with many many years ago. Tom Starr. (or to me, TomStarrFace). I met up with him and his lovely girlfriend Jess and I'm pretty sure I made them yawn for 4 hours chatting to them about life and old times. Still, it was great seeing him since it has been about 4 years since we last saw each other.

The weekend following saw Dan and I celebrating our 1st year anniversary in London. It brought about some exciting conversations about the future and where we see ourselves in another year. A year in London has gone incredibly quickly but it's also been an amazing learning curve full of tears and laughter and happiness :) Thank you to everyone who's supported us.

Last week also saw my big brother, Jules turn the ripe old age of 25. TWENTY-FIVE! My gosh, I remember when I was giving him presents for his 10th birthday. Still, he's grown into an exceptional human being with a passion and love for photography which is clearly evident throughout all his work. You can see his website here, and he's got a new one coming real soon too! Will definitely update you when it's up and running.

Last week also saw me seeing a long time American singer songwriter I admire, Kina Grannis and her husband, Imaginary Future. Having followed her on youtube for about 6 years, I never thought I'd get the opportunity to see her. Then, I see her twice in one week. Simply amazing! 

And also, I couldn't write a post on the 15th June 2014 without taking a paragraph to talk about my dear Dad. This photo was taken when I was living in Hong Kong in 2013. It's at some point on this roof that he told me I should come home, after only 6 months of being there, move to London and carry on doing design and something I love. That's exactly what I did. If he hadn't guided me and taken the time to talk to me, I wouldn't be in the amazing place that I am now. So Dad, thank you for everything you've done and everything you continue to do. Not just for me, but for everyone around you. You give a lot of yourself and it never, ever goes unnoticed.

I love you, pops.

And finally, if you're still reading by this point I just want to say thank you. I've rambled on for quite some time now. This is the last little bit of the post, I promise.
Today Dan and I went to Portobello Road and visited Jamie's Recipease shop. Dan bought us an amazing lunch - possibly one of the best lunch's I've had in London, and I bought us some cookie dough and some brownie mix with some lovely cake tins to go with. Definitely pop by the shop and but some chocolate and peanut butter cookie dough (if you can't find is ask them to make it up for you!) and have something to eat in the restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for reading :)