Well this week has been incredibly busy at work as I’ve taken on more projects that people were ignoring and my work load has doubled! It has impacted my personal life, ability to write and think, which always has a knock on to my mental health and sleep patterns. I got to the gym once which really helped with the mental strain.
Monday was a success in the ceramics studio and I produced three bowls, finished eight pots and a couple of cheese boards! Tuesday I headed to Donna Wilson’s pop up shop launch with a new friend Lana. We had such a lovely time and it was fun to see all the creatures lined up on the wall. My digital curfew has gone out the window most of the week and I’ve just had to accept that. Wednesday I went to the V&A and heard Stan Smith speak about his new book, Some People Think I Am A Shoe! He has so many great stories and it was magical walking around the back of the V&A after hours!
My friend Lucy Lucrafts Podcast, What She Said, is back for its third season and the first three episodes I’ve had to pause to write down notes. If you are interested in seo, affiliate marketing and body positivity this podcast is one to subscribe to. Lucy also has two very popular online courses, starting a podcast and understanding seo.
The V&A just launched their new exhibition on Videogames and the feedback on social is resoundingly positive. I’ve put it in the diary to go in the next week. Last year I invested in a membership and it is one of the best things I did. VIP walk in to exhibitions, all of them, and access to member talks.
Sarah Powell revealed a top tip to buy Stan Smiths cheap on her instagram and I’m going to try it!
Craft is going to save us all. It doesn’t judge and you don’t have to be good at it.
I updated my leopard print shoes in time for autumn. I’d burned the previous pair into the ground and it was time for a refresh.
Vicky’s Donuts is at Oliver Bonus today and I’m off to get this one, or this one or maybe these!
Have a lovely weekend. PF xo
This week has been quiet compared to the past few. I’ve been to the ceramics studio and made a bunch of pots to sell. I have mastered the wheel! Last weekend I did a lot of work on this site and my ceramics one. I even went to the gym twice!
Is it really days away from September and basically Christmas? Where has this year gone! This week was incredibly busy. On the bank holiday weekend I hung out with Supal, from Chevrons and Éclairs, touring Notting Hill and Holland Park on her AirBnb walk.
Monday I went to a Makers Festival in London, to do some creative writing and learnt how to make seasonal fruit tarts. Yum! Wednesday I headed to Hackney, an area of London I am really not familiar with, for a sketching class with 10 week old piglets. Jenny has upcoming classes with jelly fish, owls and wolves!
This week started with a photography class learning about exposure and lighting. It was really challenging and I have lots to think about with my photos now. I had a great breakthrough in my ceramics class. I was able to centre the clay on the wheel and once you get that right making pots becomes quite easy and they don’t fall over. I was on a high and declaring myself the ‘queen of the wheel’ all night! I haven’t felt like going to the gym but I did catch up with a friend and visit Bar Elba in Waterloo. It’s a rooftop, open air, with fantastic cocktails and a burger station. If you go book a table as it starts to get packed from 5pm.
The birthday week has been packed! First off I went to a workshop with Kintsugi master, Mizuyo and learnt how to repair ceramics with a natural lacquer paste. The studios are located in Hackney at the top of an old industrial building and the views were amazing. I left on a high and headed to Slone Square to the Magnum Pleasure Store to make myself a custom ice cream. A quick tour of the Saatchi art gallery and then huge dinner at my favourite Wahaca.
End of June already and everyone is coming out of hibernation. This week I made a selection of small plates at my ceramics studio, caught up with friends and bar hopped through the night. On the weekend I spent hours in St James Park having a picnic with some delicious treats from M&S. The best bit we loved was the roast chicken because as bunch of Aussies used to buying a roasted chicken from the supermarket it was lovely to be able to purchase the same from M&S and chomp down on a leg!