Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lately (according to my phone)

On Thursday I drove to Groblersdal to visit my parents and friends, and I only got back in Pretoria yesterday. (A long weekend for me!) On Friday friends and I had a bbq, Saturday we woke up really early and had beers on a deck next to a river, and went out later that night. Sunday morning we went for breakfast and after we had a couple of beers at River Cottage, a pub next to the river at Loskopdam. So mostly I spent the weekend with friends rather than with my parents, at least I got to spend time with my parents on Monday as well as with my sister’s little daughter, Katinka, who turned 5. Basically, I had tons of fun with a lot of amazing people.

PicMonkey CollageI received that photo of Riley from Stephanie, with him playing with stickers. Probably the cutest photo! The photos above is from the time I’ve spent with my parents and with Katinka, also a photo of me and the puppy cuddling on the couch watching Bones. And below, photos with friends and the time at the river and at River Cottage.

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My favorite for this week is my red lipstick I bought in London, Rimmel’s Kate Moss Lipstick, which I only re-discovered recently. And the last photo made my day when I accidently discovered it on my phone, it was when a friend and I went out for beers at a local pub in London when I was still there.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Camden Town

Happy Friday! I’m in Groblersdal to visit my parents for the weekend and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

My definite “must see” when I was in London was probably Camden Town, and I absolutely loved it, really beautiful and really old, it was laid out as a residential district from 1791. Camden is well known for its markets, dating from the 1970’s and later.

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Camden Town tube station was not designed to cope with the volume of traffic it handles since the area increased in popularity, it gets extremely crowded. As of 2011, Camden tube station is closed to outbound passengers on Sunday afternoons for safety reasons. The closest tube station is Morning Crescent which I took to see Chinatown, the Strand area and St. Paul's Cathedral.

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My favorite part of Strand was a building built in 1625, and the only Strand building to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

This is not a book {Part 1}

So on my birthday last year, I received This is not a book by Keri Smith from my sister, Stephanie. I thought it was high time to start with this book, and probably the best challenge to start with. It taught me to carry This is not a Book around with me ALL. The. Time.

I collected a few photos throughout the week to show you that I really carried this book around with me for a WHOLE week.

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One photo for each day of the week plus a couple more. This was actually not too bad. The week flew by pretty quickly and I have to admit, I can’t wait to start with the next couple of challenges, there’s some pretty interesting once. I’ll try to do one page once a week.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wreck this Journal {part 3}

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I’ve always had a thing for monster doodles, so I decided to cover my “Poke holes in this page using a pencil” page in doodles of monster, so that the monster’s eyes could be poked out by the pencil.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014


The past few days had been really busy, I’m working on a bunch of new designs for various new projects, one of which is designing posters for my cousin’s dance school, which I’m extremely excited about! Winter is almost in full swing here in South Africa, so a bunch of my time in spent under blankets and drinking coffee.

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My favorite photo from this week is the photo Stephanie sent me of tiny Riley sitting shirtless in the sun. I miss that little guy so much.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Wreck this Journal {part 2}

Happy Friday! I’ll leave you with this next part of how I Wreck my Journal.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Highgate Cemetery (East)

This was part of my ‘must see’ list while I was in London, Highgate Cemetery was completely worth while, we even had a little picnic under some of the massive trees. There are approximately 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves. The cemetery is divided into 2, East and West. The West cemetery has older graves from the Victorian era and you have to book through a tour to visit, the East cemetery is still old and extremely beautiful, but it’s only a few pounds to go in.  I have a ‘thing’ for cemeteries and this was by far one of my favorites!

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