If you've not had the chance to visit yet you must! It's brill! We queued for almost 2hrs for 4min photo opportunity but me being me had planned each one to military precision so we got all the ones we wanted in plenty of time! It was such a giggle!
If you've not heard of Dalston House before it's a free exhibition by Leandro Erlich & put on by The Barbican (website HERE). We went the first week it opened but it closes on August 4th so MIMO!
It's definitely one of those little gems that make me love being in London so much!
Nothing beats when a childhood friends gets married. A few weekends ago it was Caz & Dave's turn to join the smug married crew & it was awesome!
Caz, her sister Helen & I have known each other all our lives & although we don't see each other a lot now it's always like good old times when we get together. It used to be the three of us against the world, whether it was getting stuck in the nets at Twycross Zoo, setting up Domino Rally in the kitchen during school hols or giggling the nights away at Brownie (then eventually Guide) Pack Holiday we were there....I even think they were the ones to Christen me KtP!
Another thing we did when we were young was sing in the church choir, the highlight of each month was the weddings (& not cos we'd get paid £1 every time, tho it did help!). We used to sit there before the service chatting about our own big day then once the service started we'd nod at each other if the bride looked really pretty & grin if the couple were local at the way they said "I Wiw." These memories all swarmed back to me as I sat in church & Caz caught my eye & grinned & then at the end, when she walked down the aisle with her new hubby, looked at me & said "I Wiw!" Made.My.Day!
Another tradition we had was sweeping up the confetti (again we used to get £1 for it - notice a theme?!). I wasn't going to let this chance pass me by though & made sure I got my £1! Though maybe the footwear wasn't the best idea?!
After my energetic outburst I needed to wet my whistle & imagine my delight when I found out the bar at the reception had Tribute Ale (my fave!).....so let's all take a moment to enjoy my Tribute to Tribute above.....
Fully refreshed it was time to welcome in the bride & groom - I love this shot & how happy they both look :) After some very funny speeches (best man I'm looking at you!) it was time to tuck in to an amazing BBQ before it was time to let our hair down (or put it up seeing how hot it was!) for the rest of the night.
The one thing I remember the most about Caz & Helen at our wedding was the dancing! We grew up going to dance classes & the same birthday discos so it was inevitable we'd be there making the most of it! I even packed the flat shoes ready! We had such a giggle dancing together just like the good old days! We danced....
....& danced...we even formed a conga line that went right out into the putting green of the golf club! Yoink!.
We had planned for dad to pick us up at the end of the night (yay for local weddings!) but seeing as it was so warm we well I) decided we should walk home....45min, blistered feet & sore knees later we were home & cream crackered! Not my greatest plan ever but hey!
This photo was just snapped on my iPhone but is one of my fave pics of Adam & I so far.
Weddings really do bring out the best in people!
Now for the soppy bit - I'm really glad the three of us have stayed in touch & got to share two very special wedding days together! Hopefully we can carry on from where we left off & not leave it too long till we go out again & I'm looking forward to getting to know the new Mr Caz a lot better! Who's up for a pint at the Queens Head?!
Now don’t go thinking I’ve been sitting around twiddling my
thumbs all day…far from it! I’ve been a busy little bee & the fruits of my
work can be seen on the River Island website HERE! Whoop! Here’s a screen grab
too in case you can’t get to the website…..
I’m dead chuffed! This is all my own handiwork! :) It’s my first design
that I’ve done everything on ever…from the button colour, stitch colour &
styling to the little zebras that I sat there drawing during my first few days
at my new job. Yay!
So if like dad, Adam & Pete you’d like to join the Cool
Zebra Clan (I like to call them the CZC!) get buying online (I think they might
be available in store on Oxford Street soon-ish but can’t be sure). If you do
happen to get one, or see someone wearing it send me the pic or link it below,
would love to know how many there are out there!)