Thursday, April 29, 2010

No reason behind this, I just love his spectacles

"How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?"

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New discoveries

Whilst I was away I had a bit of time in between waitng for flight updates to sit down and have a really good virtual browsing session. I know it's a little bit strange that I'm posting about things I came across online rather than in Berlin (don't worry, once my head is back in order that will come) but here are some of the goodies I stumbled across...

Content & Container Perfect Imperfect espresso cup, brooch and pins all designed and made using porcelain which is charmingly referred to as "white gold" on the site.

Michael Husmann and Pascale Mira Tschaeni for Rittenhouse...wearable art in every sense of the word. The close ups on the embroidery are amazing too.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Stuck in Berlin

Pretty much sums up my day so far

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hello again's another day gone in the great "stuck in Berlin" saga. I was meant to be flying home tomorrow but have had to book train tickets as a back up. And the earliest we could get? FRIDAY! For three of us it came to well over 1000 pounds. Sigh

Anyway, I'm trying to make the best of a bad situation (even though my m.e. is flaring up badly) as Berlin is such a wonderful city. I feel extremely comfortable here despite the circumstances and am enjoying being able to pop over the road for a (very good) coffee in a fantastic cafe which seems to be a hub for creative arty people. I'm going to try and load pics tomorrow and fill you in on what I've been up to.

For now, auf weidersehn! I'm really hoping I spelt that correctly)

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hello all! Due to my forgetfulness and rush to pack I didn't mention that I was going to Berlin! Well it looks like I'm having an extended stay seeing as there are no flights home (thank you Mr Volcano). So if any lovely readers in Berlin want to say hello or anyone else has any must sees do let me know. Who knows how long I'll be here!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

Gimme gimme gimme: I Spy

When I was little I wanted to be a spy. Now I don't mean this was one of those on a whim "when I grow up" was a full blown obsession and dedication to all things private detective. I can name when and where I bought most of my spy favourite bits being the Usborne Detective's Handbook (bought in the Hampstead branch of Waterstone's), mirrored spy glasses (bought on my 1st trip to America aged 9, in a kids shop at a shopping centre called Fashion Island) and of course a trusty magnifying glass (although many an afternoon was spent burning holes in things in the garden...thanks for teaching me that essential skill Dad).

Alas, my dreams weren't fulfilled but maybe one day...illustrator by day, spy by night? I like!
So for the modern day spy outfit:
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