Tom & Clara



Early last month Adam and I were in Canada to celebrate the wedding of two of our closest friends. This video was only released yesterday and I must have watched it about ten times, I think it's so good. OK it's probably because it shows a lot of our really close friends having the time of their lives, and how often is it that you get to capture something like that in a film?

If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll probably recognise Tom and Clara. We all lived together, along with Tom's sister Rachael, until we moved into our new flat this past spring. Adam and Clara were at high school together and Clara was my very first London friend. Rarely a week goes by where we're not all getting up to something, and it was so amazing to see them get married as they both mean so much to Adam and I.

Their story is one of my favourites. They met under an umbrella outside Angel Tube Station, he ducked under to get out of the rain saying something like "can I share your umbrella?", before asking for her number. As a couple they are just hilarious, as you can see from the video. They bicker and laugh together all the time, and they make domestic life look so easy!

Fore more about the day you can check out Joani and Henry's blog. Joani is Clara's best friend and one half of Henjo Films, the fab couple responsible for this video. For a good laugh I recommend checking out their 'about' video.  

Snowy Sunday and Some Good News




Sunday was such a wonderful day. It snowed here in London all day, non stop. The city seems to go so quiet when it snows.

Adam and I awoke to a text message inviting us to a viewing at a flat that just looked too good to be true. We've been looking to move for a while now, but we have been very casual about our flat hunt because we aren't under any pressure to leave where we are now.

We had eggs and bacon with crumpets for breakfast, dressed up warm, and left four hours early for the viewing just to make sure we made it on time. London transport can be unreliable at the best of times, and when it's snowing it just can not be trusted at all. And anyway, we were excited to visit our old neighbourhood in Hackney that we miss so much, go back to our favourite coffee shop and drop in on a friend or two. It was a lovely afternoon, leaping about in the snow.

And now for my exciting news... we loved the flat and the flat loved us! We're finally moving! For the first time ever we are going to buy our own furniture, put some love and care into decorating a place, and really have a proper home. I can't wait.

Oh, and our new landlords who live in a flat in the same house just happen to be award winning horticulturalists. So our back garden is beautiful, and we have a porch all of our own to sit on and enjoy the view with a cup of coffee every morning. Unless of course we want to go and sit in the Japanese tea house they have set up at the bottom of the garden, just follow the bridge over the stream and you'll find it tucked away somewhere.

I really can't believe our luck at finding the perfect place. And I'm glad I made a video of the day so that I can always remember it - I was going to take some footage of the house before we viewed it, but I didn't want to jinx it. I'm so excited to move. Come on March, hurry up!

Better Late Than Never


Remember when I went to Kenya? I mean, the first time I went to Kenya for work and then did some travelling afterwards - oh, say, about six months ago? Well here's a little something more about that trip:



If you don't remember it, then you can do a little catch up here, here and here if you feel like it. 

But on another note, looking back through those posts from half a year ago and seeing "0 comments" over and over again, it makes me so happy to know that now I have some blogging friends - and it really makes my day to read what you have to say, and carry on little email conversations with you all. So thanks a bunch guys, for always commenting and always being so amazing :)