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!).
- 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 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!