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Vandem Fashion

Although I was mainly at Vandem for the gnarly skating shots and to support Ash and our skating friends, the fashion loving side of myself also kept my eye on the clothing which was coming down the hill.  There were a lot of bright, fun shorts, vest tops, and colour matching; from the normal skater to the quirky and distinctive.

There were a lot of full leathers, obviously you want to keep yourself as safe as possible when travelling 40+mph on board, and quite often these were not only colour co-ordinated with their helmets but also their boards!

Some went for bright colours

Some a bit more toned down

There were a lot of brightly coloured shorts.

Muppet shorts and official T-shirt

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Colour co-ordinated with his board – which, by the way, is the board I really want.

Ash even sported a few Penguin Theory tops along with his own bright shorts!

And of course no event is complete without a bit of fancy dress!

There to keep order, protect the innocent and shred hard.

There was even this beauty spotted partying the night away:

The jacket to rule all jackets?

But my favourite fashion find from the weekend was around the neck of a skater named Ryan Swanton.  Not only did he look pretty cool in his sporty shorts and vest top, but he was wearing a nice black beaded necklace to which he had attached an old rusty bearing.

Ryan has been skating for around 2-3 years but this was his first time at Vandem. I asked how he found his Vandem experience and he told me that ‘it took a while to ease in, but all today i’ve been getting faster’. He agreed with me that it was extremely well run and he would definitely be coming again next year!

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I actually have some old ruined bearings in my drawer and so think I might make some jewellery out of them for myself.

Thanks for the inspiration Ryan!

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‘Till next time!

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A Year Together

Yesterday it was mine and Ashley’s year anniversary together. We decided to celebrate by going into london together and having a nice day out.

We started in McDonalds at Waterloo station as this was where we first met and had some nice healthy food(!) Obviously it was a very classy start to the day.

Then we thought we’d take a stroll on the south bank to see the performers, another thing we did on the first day we met. We found mr bean, some crazy bendy jamaicans and a man drumming on lots of buckets. I always enjoy seeing what’s going on there, the atmosphere always feels so alive.

We then wandered over to Camden Market, one of the first places we had a date. We wandered around the markets for a bit and I bought a lovely pocket watch where you can see all the inner workings. I’ve always wanted one but could never find one i liked until now! Ash bought a batman jumper and pulp fiction tshirt.

Found on the southbank

We then went to have a coffee in starbucks by the river before moving onto my little surprise for him. He’s a massive nerd so I thought I’d take him to Forbidden Planet, a big comic book and nerdy memorabilia shop. He was pretty excited! I ended up buying him ‘The One Ring’ from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy which he’s not taken off since. I’m surprised he made a decision so easily as there were so many items for him to choose from, and the book section could easily cause you to lose a few hours.

The one ring excitement

He then surprised me by taking me to a restaurant. But this wasn’t any old restaurant. This restaurant only sold puddings! Needless to say i was in heaven. In fact i was so overwhelmed that I panicked when the waitress came over and ordered probably the most boring thing on the menu.

A vanilla cake.

At least it was a very nice vanilla cake…The frosting was so light and sweet. Delicious!

I did buy myself an icecream on the way out though…

Looking tired after a long day.

However, he said he’d take me back again another time so I can order something a bit more exciting. 🙂

We then went home and decided to cuddle up and watch the first Lord of the Rings with some wine and malibu. All together a very chilled out and cosy night.

Definitely a successful anniversary. 


Snow, Drinks and Aprons!

First off, here’s a picture of the boyfriend cooking me food in his apron after my failure of taking a picture of him before. He likes the apron a lot.

There’s been a lot of snow this last weekend. Obviously I took a break from crafts and acting to play in it, especially as I missed all the snow last year. I was always at the wrong end of the country.

I was actually in London when the snow started to fall. I’d gone for some more extra work but that ended up being cancelled so I met up with my sister instead and went shopping. She bought loads of nice things, but I was being careful with my money as I felt a little guilty after spending £10 on material whilst waiting for her. Shepherds bush is far too good for buying Fabric, I should never be allowed there.

I did, however, treat myself to a hat. It’s a bear hat and I love it.

I then went and crashed her friends birthday meal at an indian place. It was really yummy. I don’t even remember what I had as we all kinda shared.

Next we moved on to a nice cocktail bar called Fravds. Their cocktails were amazing! It’s really hidden, just under a furniture shop with a small sign. It was also very crowded and took us a while to find a table, even when we had a few of us were sat on steps next to it. But the crampt-ness of the place just seemed to add to it’s atmosphere. I gradually got quite quite drunk and then had to find my way across london in the snow to meet Ash (and his workmates) who had just finished a meal of their own. We ended up getting back to Essex in the early hours of the morning with a thick blanket of snow on the ground, something my feet in their weather-innapropiate footwear were not too happy about.

On the Sunday Ash and I decided to make a giant snowman. It ended up being the scariest thing we’ve seen, with a pigs head on one side and a dogs on the other,we named it the snow-dog-pig. Very imaginative.

During the week I went to a house viewing. Well I say house, it was actually a Studio flat, in fact you couldn’t even call it flat as it was just one room (as studio flats are) probably about the same size as our bedroom now. There was barely any room to really live, but I guess we don’t really need much more for now. More house viewings to come i’m sure.

On thursday Ashley ended to having to take a day off work as he’d hurt his ankle. We ended up spending the whole day in pyjamas eating food that was bad for us and watching various films and TV shows. Was definitely a good, if not very unproductive, day.

Yesterday I just spent the day making probably my favourite Apron so far. I haven’t got a proper photo of it yet, but here’s a sneak preview. It should be on my Etsy later on today.

Till next time! Stay Happy!


Productivity

Ok so I didn’t finish the apron I said I was going to finish, but I did do most of it by the time I said. I didn’t want to sew too late as my sewing machine is really loud, although I might have solved this by putting it atop a nice wad of fabric now.

This is where I got up to…

But anyways it’s all done now, finished a couple of hours ago! Just got to wait for the Boyfriend to get home so I can give it to him. Now i’m making another ‘cupcake’ apron for a very young child with a matching chefs hat. Should be very cute.

I am the cook you deserve but not the cook you need.
Me wearing the finished product!

I could have finished it yesterday, however i went to be an extra a filming instead. I was paid £5 towards travel and given as much tea and biscuits as I liked. We were also fed some delicious stew and rice. Seriously the best stew i’ve ever tasted!

Part of the Film Set

There was an extra surprise in store as James Phelps of Harry Potter fame (Fred Weasley) was also being filmed.

Cue me showing my distinct lack of smoothness whilst trying to get a picture. The accidental flash definitely gave me away and he was looking right at me. My surprised noise and quick movement of the phone also did nothing to help matters and at the end I only got a blurry picture of a table.

Skills.

The thing is he seemed totally nice and like he wouldn’t have minded at all if i’d just asked, but I was having a Socially Awkward Penguin moment and couldn’t pluck up the courage to just say hi.

Blurry Picture of Film Set

Even better is that I’ve agreed to go on Saturday as well. I wonder if he’ll be there again.

I’ve also been busy trying to solve a rubix cube as my boyfriend is trying to teach me. For ages I couldn’t even do the first stage but now I’m doing better, although need a lot more practice.

I was stuck at this point for ages, the white was supposed to make a cross.

 Hopefully I will have solved my first rubix cube in the next couple of days.

Till then I better get practicing and sewing and trying to be smooth.

Instructions


Just Trying To Get An Income.

So again i’ve had a busy week.

I’ve been applying for jobs left, right and center and yet so far have only had two come back to me. Both part timers at Weatherspoons.

To be honest these would be perfect for me if I could get one (one more than the other for location) as then I can have a regular income as well as time to make my crafty things and audition for acting jobs.

I went for my first interview today at the ‘spoons’ i’d most like to work with as it’s located exactly where myself and the boyfriend we’re thinking of moving too (yes we’re moving again, this room is only temporary whilst we find a place). I think it went well, at least I did the best I could. I will find out in a couple of days whether or not I made it through to the second stage of interviews so fingers crossed!

Just incase though, I have the other interview tomorrow and I’m still applying for jobs.

I also have some acting jobs lined up. Ok so they’re voluntary, but it should be good for my film reel and such so all’s good.

Sitting on my 'chair' in my interview outfit.

Luckily I now have all my sewing and jewellery equipment set up and in use now! So I have lots of things I can make to fill my time in between the job search. We bought a new desk and bookcase thing from IKEA (love that place) which looks pretty nifty! Unfortunately we don’t have a chair yet so i’m having to sit on some drawers which isn’t the most comfortable but it will suffice.

I have several projects on the go at the moment including an apron for my boyfriend as he’s been asking for one from me for ages. I found this Batman fabric and decided it had to be done. He’s very excited.

Nananananananana BATMAN!

Nananananananana BATMAN!

I’m sure i’ll be able to show the results tomorrow.

If not i’ve been naughty and got distracted again.

Till next time!

Stay Happy!