1. The 1st Quarter

    So were already a quarter of the way into the year. It got off to a bit of a faux start for me as I spent the first 3 months dipping my toes into various pools only to then decide that I don’t want to swim in any of them. But it wasn’t all bad, as I was able to get an insight to what it is that I don’t want out of life, and in doing so I’ve been able to gain a better perspective on what it is that I do want. And with Spring and April finally here, I am also ready to Spring into life as a slightly more defined version of myself.

     

  2. Jemila’s Mini Cactus Service Update.

    I’m really itching to get back to selling my Mini Cactus at Markets, unfortunately it’s taking a little longer than I had hoped, but I’ll let you know as soon as it’s all up and running again. 

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  3. February So Far…

    Some more random pics I took this Month…image

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  4. February So far Part 1…

    This months been a bit of a blur, as I’m not sure what I did and which days I did them on. I’ll attempt to recap as best as I can…

    Met up with Jodie earlier on in the month, we got our nails done (I’ve got the same nails done 4 months in a row, need to think of something new)

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    and then we went to a cafe in camberwell called Love Walk (that I had been meaning to go to for a little while now), they’ve got a cool neon pink sign at the back of the cafe.

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    We went to a bar in Shoreditch later on that night, but I had drank a little bit too much before we left, and was already falling a sleep on the way there.

     

  5. February So far Part 2…

    A few days later we went to TAX FREE ‘the new Yo Yo Night’ held in a basement of The Edition (a fancy hotel in Central London), Tim WestWood was DJing…The night wasn’t great! 

    The next morning we had a big English breakfast in one of the working Man’s Cafe in Brixton Village. 

    Jodie digging in…

    Later on that morning I met Kathleen in a Cafe in Kensal Rise, I had half of her Chicken baguette (it was really good)!

     

  6. February So far Part 3…

    Later on in the week Samuel and I went to the Bussey Building in Peckham. There was an all day Film, and Music Festival on. I listened to some spoken word, watched some cool documentaries, watched La haine…Again, and made a new friend (Hi Emma)!

     

  7. February So far Part 4…

    The rest of the Month I have spent mostly, taking a ridiculous amount of photos of my wardrobe (don’t judge me)…

    Listening to Mount Kimbie…

    and Vampire Weekend on repeat….

    Procrastinating on doing my work…. 

    and sending people gifts!…

     

  8. 'Graphic Novels'

    I’ve decided not to get Wifi and I’m already experiencing the benefits, as I’ve gone through 4 different books in 4 days. Marjane Satrapi’s Embroideries, The Sigh, and Chicken with Plums, all 3 books are beautifully written and Illustrated and I highly recommend them! And finally Ghost World which is great (of course) I always cry at the end! The way Daniel Clowes depicts all the subtle intricacies of a relationship between two girls and the impending decline of their friendship, is so spot on!

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  9. I want to go Dancing!

    image To avoid ever falling back into a ‘life rot’ I’ve been implementing this ‘new rule’; where I have to go out and do something fun every week! It doesn’t have to be something extreme, it can be as simple as going to the movies or for a meal. Whatever the case, it has to involve me leaving my house! I’m trying to keep it down to 1-2 things a week in order to avoid spending too much money. I went to the movies with my Sis this evening and on Friday I’m going to a Gallery Opening with a friend, so that’s my 2 ‘Fun things’ for the week. Though I have been in the mood for a full on Yardie Bashment Dance Sesh all month; and if I find one to go to this weekend I might have to make an exception to my rule!

     

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  11. Fast Food.

    As you can see in the pics below, I’ve already gone waaay off my healthy diet. I don’t have any real excuse, but I’ve literally spent the entire week bus hopping from one flat viewing to another (and when your short on time fast food always seems like the most appealing option). Fortunately (yesterday) I found somewhere new to lay my head, and I’ll be moving in on the 18th, I’m hoping to establish some kind of healthy routine again once I’ve moved. For now though I’ve got a lot of packing and sorting things out to do, I’m also aiming to start trading again by the last Saturday of the month.

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  12. Pink & Purple.

    My Pink Stole goes everywhere with me these days!

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    My stars say that the last quarter of 2013, and the whole of 2014 is going to be a period in which I define myself; a period in which I truly become my most authentic self, and stop catering to anyone else’s ideal of me. (this makes me very excited, as I already feel the changes happening) And right now I’m working on placing myself (both in a physical and mental space) where I am free of any external noise so that I can hear my inner voice and all of it’s wonderful idiosyncratic wants and needs when it speaks to me!

     

  13. Aloe

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    I’m 3 days late on restarting my New Years Fruit Diet, (I’ve been a bit preoccupied with something else), I’ve also not managed to get any work done in the last 3 days, though I’m hoping by the end of next week I’ll be back on my work schedule. I did manage to get some fruit and nuts today for my diet, I also discovered this Aloe water/juice (it has no artificial colours or preservatives and has little aloe bits in it) I’ve never really been one for the taste of Aloe Vera, but I know it’s supposed to be good, so I got it anyway, and was pleasantly surprised by how yummy it was, (I’ll defo be going back for some more). To make this diet easier for myself, I’m trying not to be so strict, I can have as much of any fruit as I want, I’m also eating nuts, and drinking lots of water, and if I get really hungry I can have organic noodles with vegetables. I’ve also not put a time frame on it so the diet can last as long or as short a period as I feel necessary. I’ll try and keep this blog updated with my progress, or sad decline (hopefully not the latter).

    Happy Healthy New Year! x

     

  14. NYE!

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    In my entire 20 something years I have only ever been a little bit tipsy, or some what sedated from the consumption of alcohol. I’d go to clubs and see girls and guys falling over them selves, slurring anything that popped into their heads, throwing up over the toilet, or sitting alone drunk and defeated in a corner, and would always (somewhat judgmentally) ask ‘how and why do people let themselves get like this?’ Well (in my case) the answer to that question is, Half a bottle of wine and 2 Gin Martini’s on an empty stomach! Last night I was that girl, slurring ‘I love you’ and any other thought that came into my mind to anyone that would listen, propositioning every guy and girl I saw (to dance! I weren’t that drunk hehe) dancing uncontrollably, and by the end of night I was the girl throwing up over a toilet bowl in the clubs crowded ladies toilet! And I know most people, from my Mum, to every dating advice guru, or self improvement guide, would advice that “that is NOT the way to go”, and that I should probably feel mortified this morning, but do you know what, it felt absolutely liberating! I’m not saying that I’m going to make a habit of it, or that I even disagree with ‘the dating advice guru’s, or self improvement guide’s’. But one resolution I’ve always had and am still yet to meet, is to be free to be my most authentic self and to stop seeking approval, and if it took 2 Martini’s and half a bottle of wine to help usher me into the New Year with my resolution in tact, then that’s all good. Now I just have to work on maintaining a natural high!

     
  15. "Everything your parents taught you is shit. Now you are going to create Yourself!"