Friday, 30 May 2014

Break in.

Our house was broken into. I've lost a bunch of stuff, not everything can be replaced. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

London is such a show-off.

Pick Me Up fair was the perfect excuse for a visit to London. Visiting the fair just took up a few hours of my visit, the rest was quite leisurely, mostly filled with quality time with my uni friends Anna and Marta.

But before that, Puwaba night was the best welcome London could have offered to me. And these women were there: 

(Photo borrowed from Facebook)

Jack's wonderful views to greet us in the morning. 

Jack, the wonderful host. 
After a 24 hour recovery from Puwaba night, I was ready for Pick Me Up fair. 

Linnie Zulu

3d models by Edward Cheverton

Jack Hudson

Nick Alston (this print is on the way to my house!)

I'm the proud owner of the print of the swimmers in the center
by Rob Bailey

Hand made book by Rambharon Jha. Screen printed and hand bound.

It was a warm, sunny day! 

Marta stylishly picks something out of her teeth. 

Anna being photogenic, as per usual. 

Siesta time!

Lots of giggles over the weekend. 

Celebrating a yellow wall. 

Here it wasn't that warm, English people just like living on the edge.

Making the city a bit greener. 

Something was really funny here apparently. 

London love scene. 

We learned that we couldn't go up to The Shard restaurant in trainers. 

Cuppa tea.

Marta giving feedback on an illustrated children's book. 

Anna eating an imaginary sandwich. 

Oh London... 

Stop showing off, London. 

Marta suspects something fishy about me. 

Smiling for the handsome photographer. 

We visited Marta's studio. This is her shared office!

Her tidy desk. Marta is working on her fifth book!
Check out her website, charming style and great sense of humour!

Dancing in the hallway. 

Tiny people from the top floor of the Tate Modern. 

Teeny tiny. 

Matisse's paper cutouts at the Tate are exquisit. I was blown away by them. 

So happy for Marta! Her book "I Am An Artist" was in the
Tate Modern bookshop! Whoop!

Very serious waiting girl. 

Fish and chips at Sutton and Sons, where they fish the fish themselves.
Anna went for the healthy version, Marta and I went for the deep-fried-cholesterol one.
Mushy peas on the side.

Las guapas. 

Nature taking over. 

This was home for four days. Thank you so much, Jack!

¡Marta, Anna, soys maravillosas!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter weekend, tulip overload.

We had Tim, Vicky, Alex and Hattie over for the long Easter weekend. To celebrate spring's arrival, we took them to Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden. Some wikifacts about Keukenhof: 
- 7 million bulbs are planted each year there. 
- It was designed in the 19th century by Zocher. 
- It was meant to show off Dutch and European tulips and their hybrids. Also to help the Dutch flower export industry. 

The photos don't lie, the colours were incredible and the first impression was breathtaking, it felt like we were in Wonderland and the Queen could pop out from behind any bush! I found it a strange, beautiful, overcrowded and an overpriced place. It's worth a visit though, I've seen nothing like it. 

Getting ready for our tulip adventure. 

BOOM. Keukenhof entrance. The flower party began. 


The greenest grass I've sat on. 

Secretly hoping Alex wouldn't finish the last piece of cheese.

Catalan flag in tulips. 

Siesta in the sun. Phil is a comfy bed.

Proud tourist. 

Happy travelers in the back row. Tom sometimes forgets to smile. 

Hattie, another happy traveller. 

The following day we went to Eindhoven. Tom and Phil were reminiscing in the skate park. 

Beer time!

Piet Hein Eek's empire. 

Alex returning from his adventure. 

Lovely people. 

English girls with English hair.