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...

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when at wimbledon, one must have pimms.

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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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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!

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...

music gig // MT @ ridley road market bar

18 Oct 2012

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My dear friend Mikey had a residency with his band MT at Ridley Road Market Bar (back in June now... whoops - delayed post!) and we finally made it along to see him. He is incredible! He was in a band a few years ago called Yves Klien Blue and they were pretty successful in Australia. I really dig his new stuff. His voice is somewhat reminiscent of Brandon Flowers and all of his songs are so catchy. He's got amazing great stage presence and you literally can't take your eyes off him - probably helped because he's always bouncing around, climbing up on things and wandering into the crowd! He's already supported Pete Doherty twice (yeah, Pete Doherty!) and Adrian Grimshaw and I think things are only on the up and up for him!


2012_06_17 MT's gig @ Ridley Market Rd Bar


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2012_06_17 MT's gig @ Ridley Market Rd Bar


2012_06_17 MT's gig @ Ridley Market Rd Bar


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2012_06_17 MT's gig @ Ridley Market Rd Bar


2012_06_17 MT's gig @ Ridley Market Rd Bar

And the delicious pizza from Homeslice.



And a dodgy video I took of Mikey's cover of Teardrops.

MT links // official, facebook, twitter.

nyc // spotted...

1 Oct 2012


Spotted: Dan Humphrey skateboarding in Brooklyn. No really, I saw Penn Badgley. He nearly ran us over as we crossed the street today!

I've been so silent of late, but I've been globe trotting! I went to Turkey for 10 days, back to London for 48 hours, then flew to New York. I leave for home (Australia home) tomorrow and then I'll have plenty of time to blog. Expect a lot of photos!

music // tigercats on tour in spain

3 Sep 2012

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While I was in Spain, I was lucky enough to be able to catch my pally wals Tigercats on tour. We hung out in the park to write setlists, drank some beer, had some food and I played photographer...

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Writing the setlist in a park in Barcelona

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Instore at fnac

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