Overdue Catch Up & Weekly Digest

I thought I’d do a general catch up and a Weekly Digest in one today because it’s been a while. Lucky you, eh?

The last few weeks have been pretty busy catching up and actually socialising in the sunshine for a change, something I am resolutely against (kind of). I’ve been blessed with the people in my life who actually make me feel cooler and younger by proxy. So that’s been nice.

A few weeks back we went to Margate for my brother’s birthday and I can honestly say I’m in love – to the point I’ve been googling jobs there. It’s not a viable option but boy would I love to live in Margate – it’s just got a vibe I can see myself embracing and I want in. Again, it’s pie in the sky but it’s nice to have a dream, right? – and you just never know!

Much as I love Brighton I do worry about the lack of bang for your buck, rent is astronomical (as with a lot of places outside London I know) and even if we are ever lucky enough to buy our own place, it will be hard to find a good deal. So sometimes I do fantasise about starting a new life in other towns, I’m sure that’s quite normal. Anyway, for now Margate has my heart and maybe the novelty will wear off, maybe it won’t – all I know is that it feels good right now!

And this leads me seamlessly into the things I am currently digging.

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Dreamland, Margate

The happiest place in the South of England? Possibly. And a great venue – I’m really interested in seeing Roni Size in August – either way I’ve been once and I’m obsessed.

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Mom Jeans

I’m so into Mom jeans right now. High waisted is apparently the style I’ve been seeking all my life and now it’s here I can’t stop. Any wardrobe should boast multiple pairs though so it’s practical if nothing else to stock up. Right?

L-R: Blue mom jeans, £30 ~ Blue/Black wash mom jeans, £16 (in sale) ~ Washed Black mom jeans, £32

REVENGE

Revenge (2017)

I’m not super crazy about rape revenge and this is exactly that, however I was pleasantly surprised by Revenge. I thought Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz as the abused Jen was really interesting to watch and while of course this is horrible, it’s quite an aesthetically pleasing body horror with a soundtrack and imagery reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino.

Honestly, some of the colours and shots are spectacular.

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CYO This Line’s A Keeper Semi-permanent Eyeliner

This liquid liner does not budge and it’s a fine replacement for Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner, which was brutally discontinued recently. Shame I spent £16 on the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner before I found this beauty, eh? The trials and tribulations of a riot grrrl, eh?

What are you digging this week?

A Visit in Pictures

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As you know, Jill visited me this week and we did shit loads of sightseeing around Brighton together.

I’ve been particularly lazy this weekend as we’ve been on the go (G and I) since last Sunday, so I haven’t blogged much (that will change though, have no fear). Have some pictures instead.

Sorry if you follow me on social media and have seen all these already.

From L-R, Top – Bottom:

  1. Some cool graff I saw near the Open Market
  2. Chilling at Presuming Eds
  3. More graff on Presuming Eds’ garden terrace
  4. The Dolphins fountain at Brighton Square
  5. An art installation in the Brighton Pavilion Gardens
  6. We saw this which culminated in an impressive light show projected onto the front of the Pavilion that night (couldn’t get an amazing shot)
  7. Chilling at the end of a very nice day…
  8. A delish coffee meringue with coffee cream at The Mock Turtle. Yumma
  9. Cute flowers outside L’Occitane
  10. Chilling at the Rock Garden after a visit to Preston Park Manor for the Folklore, Magic and Mysteries exhibit
  11. Breakfast at my very favourite haunt, LangeLees. Genuinely the best pancakes ever
  12. Couldn’t resist a #selfie in the gorgeous afternoon light
  13. Brighton Pier, baby
  14. Always spying street art, this one is apt for an over-apologiser like me
  15. Blog wives ❤ (Miss her already)
  16. The Doughnut on Brighton Beach

It’s been an amazing week off and I’m sort of dreading going back to work tomorrow, even though I secretly enjoy a bit of routine. Plus I get to see my friends.

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the wonderful weather, wherever you are ❤

Summer Apocalypse

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On Friday, Tatty and I found a secret garden of graffiti to frolic in, aided by a kindly skater. He actually kicked in a hidden door for us so we could enter this out of bounds Wonderland.

This place could double for the set of Mad Max: Fury Road and it is spectacular.

I’ll share more on Graffiti Bridge soon, but I just love this snap Tatty took of me while I was ‘working’.

My City: Brighton

 

You know how I love great graffiti. Luckily, we have some insanely talented local artists whose work pops up regularly and sometimes in the most interesting of places. Seriously, I’ve taken an uncommon turn around a corner and ended up in Wonderland, more than once.

There’s even a piece outside my workplace (left), should I ever feel the need to go and look at something more inspiring than the interior of our run down office block. Which is a lot.

Last week, on our anniversary, we wandered the streets and found some gems. I’m not the greatest photographer but it’s okay as these subjects speak for themselves. I love Brighton for many reasons, the graffiti is one of them.

Check out this AMAZING house in Brighton, recently decorated with the landlord’s blessing.

Featuring the artwork of: @aroe_msk, @gary_msk_ha, @morf_@snub_23, @fatheat, @turkesart and others.

#brightongraffiti

My Weekend in Pictures – March 15

Or rather, my Sunday in pictures. Saturday wasn’t the most photogenic of days, let’s put it that way! Unless you’re interested in the sight of me with a top knot, scrubbing the loo.


A couple of #selfies in there for you as well as some kick ass graffiti and the interior of a great new coffee shop.

I’ve a bit of a headache so I’m going to bed with my book for a bit. These happy pictures will have to represent me today, I’ll offer a better post tomorrow.

I’ve got a couple of mini film reviews to put up later and for once, I’ve actually drawn up a blog schedule, so there’s a lot planned for this week, which is quite exciting for me.

Basically, once I’m shifted this headache, you won’t be able to shut me up. Happy Monday!

Weekend One: Photography 101

Experiment with Composition. We’ve learned framing and composition techniques this week. Let’s apply them! Via Photography 101: Weekend One (7th March 2015)

I don’t know if I’ve successfully achieved the lesson  set out in this weekend’s assignment, I didn’t really think about composition and the like when I was acting like a tourist in my own town.

We went out to do my absolute favourite thing this morning, which is to wander around enjoying the things that make it feel inherently Brighton.

Best. Morning. Ever.