Category: Life

Last Saturday was my birthday. On Friday my boyfriend surprised me with a trip round Brighton Pavilion (I’d never been before – it’s delightfully hideous. Dragons EVERYWHERE) and a cream tea in their café. & in the evening he took me to my fave place to eat in Brighton – Terre á Terre.

On the day I had a little tea party with some of my favourite people. We made quintessential party food like triangle cut sandwiches, chocolate nests and cheese and pineapple on sticks (there would have been cocktail sausages there too – but I failed to find the ones Quorn do while I was shopping – boo!) . Oh, and I bought a MASSIVE red velvet cupcake from Angel Food Bakery. Which was delicious, but treacherous when it came to cutting it up – it was so top heavy that it kept toppling over.

We took the cake stand to the pub afterwards, drunk people love chocolate. I don’t think a weekend out should be without one now.


Lots of chocolates from various people, and books (always welcomed), a ticket to West Hill Kino Club’s riot grrrl night, and couple of other bits ‘n’ bobs.

I was desperate for one of these when I was about 11, dream come true! There wasn’t any film inside, but these drawings instead..

…which I actually think are better.

Typewriter necklace ♥

I love Rob Ryan.

This is the favourite thing I got – once I mention in passing that I loved this spread from the story “Eric” in Shaun Tan’s illustrated book Tales from Outer Suburbia. The boy then found a big version of it and had it professionally printed and framed for me – he’s such a sweetheart!


Handmade Xmas Fair

Hello! It’s been a while. Here’s a few things that have happened since I last posted:

  • Moved into a new cosy flat near St Peter’s church. We’re on the top floor, but all the stairs are worth the lovely view across Brighton.
  • Started renting a studio with 2 other lovely girls (including Miss String of Felt Up! craft club fame) at Coachwerks. It’s still a work in progress, but once things have come together a bit more I’m sure photos will be posted.
  • My computer died (boo) so I updated to a shiny new laptop (yaay).
  • Had immense fun at White Night (post to follow about that soon), went to see Sleigh Bells, Liars, 65daysofstatic, !!!, Titus Andronicus and Melt-Banana – it’s been good for gigs the past couple of months, and started planning a little trip back to Nottingham.

And as you’ve probably guessed, I’ll be at Handmade’s Christmas fair at Komedia tomorrow, so I’m off to make and cut and sew manically in preparation for that! x

Life Updates

Here’s what the first half of my summer has looked like. It’s involved a lot of travelling outside the borders of Brighton, beaches, cycling, painting, eating ice cream and in pubs (the only safe bet to go with a dog).


Brighton (paddle round the pier festival):

(Owl & the Pussycat <3)

(giant plastic-bag swan)


Beachy Head:

Other stuff:

Brighton Life Photography