All posts tagged: Weather

Day 355: 10 more days of appreciation, Walking in the rain, This meme, When a Marley kid meets Erykah Badu and Cheese Mushroom Croissants…

10 more days of appreciation! Grateful! / This meme – so true! Unfortunately! – Grateful I’m not the only one! / When Stephen Marley meets Miss Erykah… it’s all just a bit easygoin’… know what i’m sayin’? ūüėČ / Cheese and mushroom croissants… YUM! My latest lunch time craves! / Walking in the rain… while listening to this song…¬†post-yoga. Get my drift? =) You see the rain isn’t problem as long as you accept that you’re going to get wet. If you can make peace with that, well hey… don’t just walk in the rain… DANCE in it =) x

Day 354: Being able to work on Tom’s canal-side patio for 15 mins, Grilled aubergines, TechCrunch and Having a friendship network that actually spans the entire globe…

Today, grateful Tom offered to let Louis and I work on his patio and catch 15 mins of sun! / Today, I’m grateful for TechCrunch and finding this interesting map that shows me where all my friends are in the world… Intriguing… … … Though I have to say that looks pretty impressive. I love being a Global Nomad and TCK =D It has its perks =) ¬†/ Grilled aubergines = YUM! More please! x

Day 326: This morning, Liquid Dub, Liquid DnB, Moustache Smilees, Aunty’s Bracelet and Foyles…

This morning reflects my mood =) grateful! / This is actually the most chilled out track list in the world. Especially the opening remix of¬†Sweetheart of Kairi. Man you just feel like a balloon lifting higher and higher, getting smaller and smaller in the sky listening to this… =) Awesome. Grateful. / And this… well, this is just powerful! ūüėČ / Today, I discovered you could make moustache smilees! I know! ={O! The conversation went like this:¬†Joanna:¬† holy shit¬†can’t wait to hear this story¬†:S¬†me:¬† haha……yea…..¬†Joanna:¬† okay defo lunch date¬†me:¬† lol thought so¬†=[p¬†woah¬†hahahah¬†its a sticky tongue motuh with a moustache!¬†new smileee!!¬†Joanna:¬† Haha i love it¬†=[)¬†=[(¬†;[P¬†me:¬† )¬†oh¬†Joanna:¬† haha¬†me:¬† OMG¬†it has a tache!!!¬†HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA – Yea. In short? GRATEFUL! / Aunty, thank you so much again for my prayer beads. I will look after them and keep it close to me always =) / Thank you also for offering to bring home some presents for my sister. Really appreciate it =) / I <3 Foyles. Best. Bookstore. Ever. x  

Day 146: The first snow of the season, Christmas pub lunches and Rebecca Ferguson…

It might be icy cold and horribly uncomfortable to the bone, but you gotta admit there’s a childlike excitement that bubbles inside you when it first begins to snow… There’s nothing like a fairy-light and ticklish snowflake that lands on your cheek to remind you Christmas time has come =) / I love the festive mood everyone gets into around Christmas. I love how you can walk into a pub at lunch time and everyone around you is flushed with warmth (and alcohol!), merrily stuffed with their roast chickens and gravy, greasy fat chips and big fat burgers. / Jo, Dom – glad we at least had this downtime before the mad rush in the afternoon. Hope you guys (and everyone else in the office) has a wonderful Christmas break! Lord knows we need it! / I love Rebecca Ferguson. Truly, what a soothing, soulful and nurturing sound. When you listen to her, it’s like listening to the wind blowing through the trees, and feeling the minutest quiver and vibrations of violin strings in beautiful, …

Day 131: Self-Practice, My Magic Carpet, The Winter Chill and Arm & Leg Warmers…

Was feeling a bit guilty for not going to class today (even though I went yesterday) because I knew it was for poor excuses like “I’m really tired and my whole body is aching”; “I have another conference call at 9 and that means I’ll be rushing”; “It’s too cold and too wet outside!”; “I have groceries and frozen food I need to take home”… But it turns out going straight home was probably the best thing I could have done tonight. I will always, always advocate going to a big group class – because the energy in the room is so much stronger and the determination and skill so much more tangible when they bounce off each other and reverb within the 4 walls of that studio. HOWEVER, nothing quite beats the focus, dedication, discipline and serenity of a really good self-practice. / Today, I am grateful for my mat. The second my feet and palms plant themselves on this magic carpet, I know it will take me places where I find joy, where …

Day 71: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, chasing after sun, getting invited to a BBQ by a bunch of complete strangers and chocolate guinness cake!

I’ve lived in a 5-bedroom house with a swimming pool, 2 kitchens and room service; 3 and 30-storey high condo blocks; a seaside flat and a hilltop duplex… I’ve lived on an island where I had to take a ferry to school every morning. I’ve lived in halls. I’ve lived in an ex council house flat and a couple of flats that roasted above the local chicken shops. I’ve lived in an old gatekeeper’s cottage and a fully-serviced apartment. I’ve lived in a 5-star beach resort and I now live in a pretty pimping house with two surfboards in the garden, a marble bathroom (still, clearly, can’t get over that!) and a crazy actor for a housemate that leaves me 6-minute voicemails about nothing in particular and random free merchandise as pressents on my bed every other day… But never, have I lived in a place like Sir Giles Gilbert Scott… What a truly strange but fascinating brief it must have been – to turn an old college into a living complex split into 100 …

Day 68: Pink Office Productivity, Work Front United, Summer Fall, IKEA dream purchases & that random list of office jokes!

I love working in our pink break-out/meeting room. Got so much done today. Complete 100% focus. =) / I love days like today when everyone is on the same wavelength. It’s especially a good sign when Client Services and Studio find themselves on the exact same line of thought and inspiration without prompt and lots of smiling high-fives. This new microsite is going to be awesome! =D / I love IKEA. / And I love the fact that I just purchased this massive rug that I have been wanting to buy for years! / I love that it’s like summer in the fall and I still get to wear shorts in October and sit at the park for lunch. / And I love it when things are so funny you have tears rolling down your face – especially when you’re on a bus late at night and everyone’s trying hard not to stare at you! If you want to have an absolute riot at work, read this!

Day 35: Freshly tumble-dried clothes, The Raj Tandoori, Lobster Reef Pinot Noir & Miro…

– Cabeza de Campesino Catalan 2, Joan Miro – The Miro exhibit at the Tate is, in a word: mesmerizing. This was one of my favourite’s. Thanks, Sue, for the head’s up. And Kavesh/Jason for the free corporate pass. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon =) * On a bone-chilling, crisp morning you gotta love the feel of a toasty, warm sweater wrapped around your goosepimply skin. And after another late train ride home, with tired forms and hungry stomachs, you gotta give thanks to the chatty storekeeper that recommends a good bottle of Pinot Noir.¬†Conclusion? Lobster Reef Pinot Noir is, despite it’s cheap appearances, actually very good. Not as dark-chocolatey-rich or full-bodied as other Pinot’s I’m used to. But extremely palatable and easy to drink. A bit too easy in fact!) As¬†Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon quite rightly puts it: a good Pinot Noir is “like sex in a glass”. Cheers to that! Special thanks to the Raj Tandoori restaurant down the road for whipping up a last minute order before closing. In …

Day 27: TGIF and great weather for tent pitching!

After two days of cold and rain, the sun’s finally come out for me to practice my tent pitching skills from AYP (Duke of Edinburgh). Got there in the end… Weekend, here I come! =D (P.S. there may be delays in postings for the next 2 days. Depends on how well WordPress works on iPhones…¬†and whether there’s internet connection in the middle of a field. BYE!)