Sunday, 11 September 2011


today is a beautiful sunny Sunday in London, as I am sure it will be when New York awakens.  However, today is a day that no-one could have ignored in its run-up...the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York.

The horror of losing someone you love is too much to think about.  If you do nothing else to mark today, tell your family you love them.

Friday, 9 September 2011

what to say?

I could talk about the lovely afternoon LB and I spent wandering around the Museum of Childhood, or the gorgeous 'brunch' ( how swanky are we?!?!) we treated ourselves to in Bistrotheque...or the trip to the Future Cinema to see the Lost Boys...yeah!  Let's go with the Lost Boys!

For the last few weeks, Emilie and I have been chatting about updating our eighties film knowledge - it's practically non-existent.  (I am excluding Dirty Dancing, which I would wager I watched close to a hundred times  between the ages of 18 and 20 - what a staple!).

So imagine our delight at winning two tickets to the Future Cinema to see the Lost Boys.  Getting to dress up?  Checking a film off our list?  For FREE??  Tick Tick Tick!

And what fun it was.  (I will ignore the hour long wait in the queue for the loo's.  I can't even bear to think about it).  A little island in Canary Wharf transformed into Santa Clara, complete with vampires and frog brothers.

As it turns out, its amazing fun to watch a cult film with 4000 other people who know it word for word.  The crowd were amazing, able to recite dialogue word for word, cheering/booing at all the right moments!  Turns out, no one likes vampires, and EVERYONE loves Corey Feldman.  EVERYONE.

So, Corey, the verdict is overwhelming, you're amazing!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

oh hello there

I have been a stranger these past few weeks, apologies.  It feels like time is running away from me!  To add to my horrendous time management skills, my lovely laptop Bessie, is being very badly behaved.  I had forgotten how frustrating technology can be when it just. doesn't. work.  BOO.

In a bid to reintroduce myself gently, here's a pretty picture...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday song

The Holy Innocents, wonderful.  No video yet, but  you can listen to and download the single here

Monday, 8 August 2011

get there quick

pure harte's beautiful summer range is now half price, treat yourself before they are all snapped up!

Saturday, 23 July 2011


Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog
-Taylor Mali
First of all, it’s a big responsibility,
especially in a city like New York.
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time?
No! No! Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk.
It runs you around the block and leaves you panting.
It pulls you in several different directions at once,
or winds around and around you
until you’re all wound up and can’t move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

awesome folks

in the vein of losing A LOT of time looking at photographs of strangers, this tumblr is AMAZING.  I mean it, amazing.  Without further ado, here are some photos of awesome people hanging out together.  

PS it's a lot of fun to guess who the young celebs actually are.  Some are quite the surprise.

A young Bill Clinton meeting John F. Kennedy at the White House in 1963

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman

Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood

David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, 1972

Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Eric Clapton

Eric Idle & George Harrison

Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor