Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Alhambra, Granada


Another tick on my bucket list :)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Dont know where to start

So yeah I have no idea where to start with writing on here again. Once you get out of the habit it is just so hard to get back into it. This is something that I see over and over again on the other blog that I read. Life just gets manic and this is what suffers.

To be honest I have been thinking about some things that I've wanted to put on here but then I get really paranoid about what I write. Would people take it well if they found it? I know that some friends etc read this and so therefore I do edit some things that I would love to say to the big out there but it is going to leave someone maybe not happy. And well I'm not really willing to take that risk. It would just bring drama into my life and I dont do drama anymore.

Also it seems that I have the attention span of a fish at the moment...esp since I wander off from this post already to go find something else to entertain me. I'm really struggling with boredom and lack of motivation at the moment and it is really getting to me!

Oops, there I go again. I wandered off to go find the layouts that I'm considering for our bedroom. It is chaos in there at the moment and it needs emergency change/help. So I found us a free wardrobe and that is hopefully going to be the push I need to get organised and moving with all the things that I want to do.

One last thing before I wander off not to come back to this post... The one thing that is really getting me excited at the moment is photography. I've been so inspired and encouraged by the new photographer/climber friend that this is the first time I think that I could start taking my love of photography seriously. He is happily imparting all his knowledge :) And so hope to see some good things on here soon hopefully.

Off to pick up that wardrobe now... wish me luck getting it into the flat though!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Time for a refresh...

To be honest I've been completely uninspired by my blog these days... I look at it and just nothing - not interested. But I want to be. I like getting things down, having them there to look through etc. 

So since I've been doing an image overhaul on myself these days I've done a quick image overhaul on my blog. And to be honest I think and refresh is needed. I may even try keep it fluid and change a few things more often. Like the background image. I've been hugely inspired by my photography of late and am loving the cool quick and easy results I'm getting with my iPhone. It is crazy but you can create images that would take me hours in photoshop in just 10 minutes of work on the phone. I've yet to see how they translate to printed media and I doubt they'll print great quality at large format, but hey those are not my requirements. 

My photographer friend, havent figure out a name for him yet on here, and I have even been discussing the role he is finding in his work for the iPhone. He is happier with the iPhone results over his digital camera.... But of course not over his very awesome 6x6 "Mamiya" manual camera. May actually pop a link in here sometime and let people click through to his site as he is doing great stuff with his photography and I'm hoping he will the photography artwork of his forward and start exhibiting sooner rather then later. 

So here is hoping for inspiration....

Thursday, 29 July 2010

New gadget

Well finally four generations later I've finally joined the ranks of iPhone owners. I have wanted this since the day the first one launched but I refused to be hemmed into one service provider.

So the point is that I have a shiney new toy to play with :)

Oh the amazingness that is apple. Let's just say that I'm one happy girl. I can be such a geek sometimes!

I'm hoping that I'm going to get more blogging done now when I have a spare moment like now on the tube on the way home




Thursday, 3 June 2010

For Charity

Well it looks like my friends are being a pathetic bunch at the moment...

I'm trying to fundraise for a company cycle ride that we are doing for the Lennox Childrens Cancer fund, in the sense that I'm forcing C to ride and I'm doing the fundraising for us and I'm also fundraising for the company and helping organise the actual event. I'm making C ride 100km's for this cause!

As a company we are one of the only companies supporting the charity but actually putting on an event. They are really struggling as a charity at the moment and are in real danger of having to close the charity. That is incredibly sad since they provide support and positive influence in the lives of children fighting cancer. I think we all could try and imagine how hard it would be to go through cancer let alone how hard it would be for a kid and their families.

So i'm putting it out there and asking anyone who reads this blog to add to my little bit of fundraising. It is really easy to donate right here....




You can use a credit or debit card from anywhere in the world and no sign up is needed. It is all safe and secure :)


We are really wanting to make a seriously significant donation to the charity, something like they have never received before. 


oh and btw we want to have it all donated by the 11th June, the day before the cycle

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Table designs

I've been trying to fill myself with design inspiration at the moment for home so this is a little look at my soon future plans...

This was the inspiration.... 
and this is the design for the Freecycle table I have sitting 
waiting for some designer TLC...


I get to use the above to make a template for the table top - I love having large format printers at work :) 

Hopefully I'l get started on this next weekend - it is a long weekend and all :)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sun makes the British happy..

*Believe it or not this is London!

Yes, the sun is out and warm in the UK! It has definitely been a long time coming but will probably be gone by the long weekend coming up. That would be typical British weather.

Had a bit of a hectic weekend and thought I would be more shattered come this morning at work but it looks like a bit of sun was all I needed. I'm sitting here looking at the nice little bit of tan I got from the weekend. oh joy :)

Friday was a nice chill social evening which is maybe another little story - but was a very late night as we got home after 2:30am, only to have to be up and about cleaning flat for guests to arrive. We now have one of C's friends little brothers (and one of C's little scouts that he led) staying with us for a week. His friend is on this crazy mission to win this girls heart by flying over here and wooing her all week as a surprise. He didnt want to do this alone so brought Little Brother along with him. So far they havent spent much time together and he is being left a little high and dry as he couldnt really afford this. BUT it is his first time out of South Africa and that is super exciting. One needs trips outside of ones country to gain perspective on life I think.

So we took Little Brother for a little walking tour of London... Well when I say little I mean little in comparison to the whole of London. We walked and walked and walked. We did Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Soho, Bond St, Hyde Park (Speakers Corner, the serpentine lake, the awesome umbrella tree) Westminster Abbey, Parliment square (complete with protesters tents that they are busy trying to evict furiously), Big Ben, the houses of parliment, The southbank including: The London Eye, Oxo Tower, Tate Modern, The millennium bridge. Then St Pauls and finally back home! Wow my feet are sore even typing that... But I did get this pic...

*I do love St Pauls. It never ceases to awe
   
C has been a bit ill this last week and was just getting worse and worse each day. By yesterday he was just exhausted and since we were tired already of endless socialising we head off just the 2 of us to the reservoir that is just behind our climbing gym, just down the road. We have always known it was there but never walked the 30 secs down the road to the reservoir centre to check it out. It has a little cafe there that mostly serves the little sailing and canoe club but it open to the public. We sat out on the terrace in the sun sipping our drinks and chilling out. It was like a little bit of the Cape Town lifestyle in our back garden. It was lovely and just so relaxing! Definitely one of the "undiscovered" corners to London. There was also one VERY large fish cruise around feeding and popping its head out the water by the edge of the terrace...

*I missed it sticking its head out the water :(... and there is no scale to the pic but it was about 400mm long

Then we went for a walk through  the park to the gorgeous little high st in Stock Newington. We do love wondering along this street. Such lovely little shops and cool vibe and so villagey. We stopped for snacks at the Whole Foods organic shops (so cool) and headed back to the park to go lie in the sun and get all the Vitamin D we could.

What a lovely day :)

* Lying in the Park eating watermelon - perfection!

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