31
Jul
2014

July’s Happiness!

July…one of my favourite months, busy fun packed days followed by long summer nights….and the odd few days on holiday if you’re lucky!
From left to right:

1 – A friend’s brightly coloured painted fingernails.

2 – A dog’s paw print in the pavement cement.

3 – A yellow rose given to me on my birthday by another talented friend just coming into bloom several days later….check out her website here.

4 – A ticket to see the wonderful Wynton Marsalis at the Barbican in my very generous cousin’s pocket..he’s a meditation wizard check out his blog here.

5 – Shadows on shoes.

6 – I’d love to stay and chat but i really moustache…

7 – Stumbled upon in Southwark

8 – Sinister sidewalk spot.

9 –  ”That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh myself under the shadow of my sycamore.” – Egyptian tomb inscription, circa 1400 BC

10 – Amazing find in Firefly Books on Chatsworth Road.

11 – Stamp from a swing dancing class.

12 – Artwork in Stour Space in Hackney Wick.

13 – Kwaffee.


14 – A washing machine spray painted gold given out as a booby prize during the launch party of The Mongol Rally by The Adventurists.

15 – A sample from a few hours experimenting with a new photographic technique in the dark room at Chats Palace.

16 – Pavement target in Soho.

17 – Ping Pong @ The Book Club

18 – Table for two at To the Jungle Cafe.

19 – Is it just me or is that a child holding hands with a monster running away from it’s own shadow?  Just me?  ok…

20 – Raiding my dad’s record collection with permission has surfaced some amazing stuff…

21 – Jiminey.

22 – On holiday in the South of France…this is the Lac de St. Cassien.

23 – The best swimming pool in the world…probably…

24 – Bagnols-en-foret.

25 – Beautiful red painting chez mon pere.

26 – Water, baby.

27 – midday sun.

28 – The view on the morning bread run.

29 – Wonderful wooden sculpture by Loris Marazzi.

30 – Pantone.

31 – Nice plage.

02
Jul
2014

June’s Happiness!

Ok, so I’m a few days late posting this, but in my defence it was my birthday at the end of the month so there was a fair amount of recovery time required from the celebrations! More and more these days I find myself wanting to express gratitude for the amazing people I have in my life, be they family, old friends, new friends, friends I haven’t seen in a long time, or people I have yet to get to know properly.  So again, many thanks to all of you!

Here are some snippets of things that made me smile last month:

1 – Thumbs up – graffiti outside The Old Dentist on Chatsworth Road.

2 – Painting on the walls inside Passing Clouds

3 – Yellow.

4 – The irrepressible Hoffman Trio playing at Oui Madame

5 – June is the month of roses!

6 – Gluten free, dairy free home made madelaines…delicious!

7 – Frond.

8 – Sometimes you just have to pay attention to the signs!

9 – Sky feather.

10 – Freshly painted graffiti near Old Street.

11 – You snooze you lose.

12 – That’s my kinda billboard.

13 – “Millions and millions of years would still not give me half enough time to describe that tiny instant of all eternity when you put your arms around me and I put my arms around you.”  - Jacques Prévert

14 – Ripening strawberries in the garden.

15 – One of my favourite bands Polar Bear playing in the foyer at the Southbank Centre.

16 – A hair beautifully out of place.

17 – “Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the shadow.” – T.S Eliot  - ‘The Hollow Men’

18 – Foxy.

19 – Pause.

20 – My red shoes.

21 – Hampstead Heath in between rain showers.

22 – Kwaffee.

23 – Graffiti in central london

24 – So much depends upon a red watering can…

25 – A wander around Hackney Marshes where I bumped into a trumpet player practising in a field…as you do…!

26 – Still so much of London to discover on foot…this is Holborn Viaduct.

27 – Ace exhibition ‘Message In a Bottle’ by Sebastian Kite and the hard working folk at Jotta.

28 – Another little visual memento from The Old Dentist.

29 – Fantastic gig from Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra playing with The Sachal Jazz Ensemble at The Barbican

30 – Great record playing at one of my favourite local venues…