london living // wimbledon 2012

3 Dec 2012

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i am probably the most unsporty person you would ever meet. i was that girl in primary school who'd tip the ball on the teeball stand and run like hell on advice from the boys on my team who knew i sucked at sport. but that's okay because when i was 6 i came third in my 100m sprint (just don't ask how i did in the years after that). so yes i am not sporty, but i love watching tennis. mum and i are two of the biggest rodger federer fangirls you could possibly meet. from his serve to his hair we love him all. all of the fed.
so after i missed wimbledon the first year i was in london i couldn't possibly miss going to see it in my second year! along with some friends we made the commitment to wake up ridiculously early and join the queue to get in. we started lining up at about 6:30am and we were in by about 10am, before the first match started. the brits know how to queue. there's no pushing, there's no disrespect and we made friends with the two lovely ladies in front of us who had been attending wimbledon for the last two decades. they shared stories of when they used to camp out on the footpath and gave us tips on how to see the players - like going straight to the practice courts. we did that and saw maria sharapova, as well as a bunch of other players who i'm afraid i didn't know...

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy
when at wimbledon, one must have pimms.

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2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

john mcenroe!!

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rafael nadal vs thomaz belluci

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rafa constantly picking out his wedgies.

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recognise the lady in the front row in the cream blazer? yep, that's jk rowling. MY HERO.

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2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

2012_06_26 Wimbledon copy

rafa always stops to sign autographs. bless.

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andy murray vs nikolay davydenko

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links // link it

19 Nov 2012


Some new links!

music // paranoid people meet me in the middle

14 Nov 2012



you may remember my post about my pal's gig i attended... well MT is here with his first official video for paranoid people meet me in the middle!

party times!

party // roald dahl dress up

10 Nov 2012

2012_06_23 Roald Dahl, Chin Chin, Louboutin

2012_06_23 Roald Dahl, Chin Chin, Louboutin

one of the best dress-up parties i've ever attended has to be the roald dahl party my canadian friends hosted. it started off with an awesome invitation just like willy wonka's golden ticket!

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2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

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2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

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2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

2012_07_13 Roald Dahl party copy

music // danco aka @dannhume


yes, it's another one of those posts where i gush about one of my insanely talented muso friends. today is all about danco, or as some of you may know him - dann hume, or even "the drummer/occasional singer in evermore". he's a songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and now a pretty damn fine producer - he's worked with lisa mitchell and alpine to name drop a few.

dann was kind enough to put me on the door for his support gig with lisa mitchell last week and you could tell he was having fun on stage (minus the drunk lady who kept yelling at him to take off his pants). we talked about my blog and he suggested i link it to my twitter since he follows that... but well, yeah i do that already. so now i've purposefully tagged it with his twitter just to be obnoxious. so if you're reading this... HI DANN!

also, i am totally obsessed with his song "three in the morning". i woke up with it stuck in my head, so that's just how catchy it is!



design // sony music office in london

4 Nov 2012


This is by far, one of the coolest design projects I've seen. It was commissioned for the Sony office in London (right near where my old housemate works) and it combines two things I really love: music and typography.
The Sony Music Timeline by Alex Fowkes celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space in Sony’s Derry Street headquarters. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of Sony Music's signed artists from 1887 to the present day.
 I can't even really say much more about it without doing some serious gushing, but watch the videos and look at the photos. I wish I could see it in real life! Maybe I'll be able to wrangle a peek when I visit  London next...
















london // things i miss

30 Oct 2012



things i miss about london

  • my friends
  • pret ham, bacon, cheese and tomato croissants
  • big red buses
  • walking everywhere
  • random celebrity spotting (yes, i really walked past andrew garfield and he was just as dreamy in real life)
  • cheap berries
  • cheap gigs
  • cheap books
  • seeing the london eye while walking across one of the bridges


things i'm enjoying about brisbane

  • family and friends
  • avocados
  • sushi
  • asian food
so there's a bit of a discrepancy in the lists at the moment...

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