Archive for June 2009

bathtime fun

June 28, 2009

So this weekend, I learnt that bloggy meet-ups enable the cutting through of the small talk shit. You go straight into the heart of everything, because there is no need for niceties when you already know each other’s story. And so it was on a sticky summer day in Bath, that Susannah and I spent […]


June 25, 2009

This scent wafts around me all day. It’s roses blooming in a summer garden. And cold white wine on a roof terrace, bare arms, peep toe sandals. It’s the smell of hot London streets bathed in the sun. And stopping for gelato at midnight before walking home. It’s deep, slow kisses. And turning over pillows […]

premature spendification

June 24, 2009

We took a boat out to Greenwich a few weekends ago and bought some fab limited edition Claire Rollet prints. Noodling around the Old Cinema second hand store, we found a large 1940s oak dining table that seats 8 comfortably, and two dark oak seat benches that may have come from a school or church […]

i would have prefered it if…

June 18, 2009

Ovulation didn’t feel much the way as I imagine a 1950’s hanger abortion did. Thanks bastard womany bits. Scheduled meetings actually began as scheduled. Random hotels in Basingstoke employed waiters that did not have serious issues with body odour. Twatty MPs were not allowed to do ridiculous things like claim for 1p expenses. WTF! I […]

la montana magica

June 16, 2009

Two years ago this week, I took my backpack to the Picos Mountains in Spain for a week of brain and body stretching. Our little group of 10 kindereds woke each morning in a stunning retreat for yoga before breakfast. We spent the days hiking up mountains and through gorges, kayaking, swimming, talking, laughing, breathing […]

deep breath

June 15, 2009

The realisation that we are going to be A Proper Couple That Lives Together has been percolating through my brain over the last few weeks. Up until now everywhere has been temporary; stop gaps and pit stops on the way to wherever we are going. And as someone who thrives on momentum, plans and change, […]