Friday, 7 February 2014

So that was January...


Inspired by the Accidental Boyfriend - who has a wonderful eye for detail and a shameless approach to snap-happy photography - and the lovely new camera I received from my kind Accidental Father at Christmas, I am taking more photos in 2014.  I am also embracing actually doing something with them rather than leaving them to languish on my camera / phone / computer / SnapFish account. Even if that just means sharing them a little more (bad luck, faithful readers!).

So here is January 2014 in photographic form.


It was a month in which....
- I found some heartening graffiti along the canal in Islington, on a rainy New Year's Day walk.
- I returned to work, and to a wall of several hundred chaotic post-its. (Joy!)
- I ran away to Paris to escape from work, and to visit the fabulous Lou.
- I explored more of London, with a wander round Stoke Newington. And I discovered that Newington Green regards itself as the birthplace of modern feminism, hence its wonderful Mary Wollstonecraft street art.
- London looked stunning, despite a month filled with endless rain.
- The Accidental Ally and I were invited to the launch of the Vault Festival 2014, in some excellent tunnels beneath Waterloo station.
- I did some reading. I scooped up this monster of an autobiography of Martha Gellhorn, one of my writing heroes, from this little spot on Charing Cross Road (whilst seeking refuge from yet another downpour).
- I took in and then said goodbye to my latest feline lodger; Lola. Small, stripey, obsessed with baths and sinks, and keen on mountaineering up bookshelves. Hope you're enjoying your new, permanent home now, little one!

6 comments:

  1. Oh, pretty kitty! I don't know how you say goodbye to them, you are a braver woman than I haha

    The London Project

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    1. It's a wrench sometimes, Charlotte. Some are much harder to let go than others. But when you know they have a lovely home to go to it's a whole lot easier!

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  2. I really enjoyed this post Flora. You take such lovely photos. Thanks for calling me fabulous : ) Your visit was definitely a highlight of my January! X
    P.S. I can't believe it's February already.

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    1. Thank you, my dear! So many fun things to see in a city - bit it London or Paris - but the random things that make you smile on a rainy Thursday afternoon are my favourites; I'm endeavouring to capture them for posterity. My weekend in Paris provided many such moments...even several weeks after I made it home...(that cheeky wallet!)

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  3. Well, it looks like it was an excellent month! What is next for you?

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    1. Hopefully more of the same, Muriel. More fun with blogging pals, more food, more travel, more exploring the city. What could be better, eh?

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