summer



 (clockwise from top left; Eoin made Sangria last night (it was so delicious), I planted a whole world of vegetables this week, Emily’s baby toes asleep in the sun, Lily chillin’ in the shade—she can’t handle this heat!


Summer so far has been busy. So so busy. I feel like I haven’t sat down in a week! My mum is away and my brother has exams so I’m meant to be holding down the fort…while also doing my mum’s job, minding my cousin’s little baby, doing some design work and cooking and cleaning and washing and all that boring stuff too. The baby is cute but not really used to me yet so she’s only happy when we’re moving…so we do an awful lot of walking. Yesterday I worked out that I’d already walked over 12 and a half kilometers before lunch! Yikes! 
The weather has been crazy amazing, so uncharacteristically hot for May which has made working like a busy bee much nicer. I even got sun burned yesterday, oops. I must say it has been pretty cool to wear summer clothes (no jeans! no tights! no socks!) all week.

Hope you’ve all been enjoying this beautiful weather…I’m off to work, boo!

PS I have a whole roll of film that I haven’t got a chance to develop yet, so that must mean I’m suuuuper busy, it’s driving me nuts not seeing the photos.



insta-germany


I didn’t blog this week (or last week really…oops!) because Richard and I went to Berlin! As you can imagine it was amazing and as I did not at all imagine it was freeezing. So freezing I had to buy a coat. I haven’t got around to developing my rolls of film yet but be prepared for an onslaught of Germany photos and stories next week friends! For the mean time here’s some uber hipster instagrammy shizz (we had to fit in, Berlin is like hipster capital dontcha know?!).

From top to bottom, left to right;
-Packing, I love packing, this time (unlike most times) I brought too much stuff!
-Some lovely things I bought on the trip, including some cool washi tape, more film, handcream and the chewing gum I used to chew when I little.
-The bubblegum pink cafe we ate lunch in one day in Mitte; so cheap and so delicious.
-The cardigan (and drawing of the cardigan) that I had to buy in H&M on day two because I was so cold.
-Some amazing lindt-balls-come-chocolate-bars.
-Cameras galore, Richard bought me the polaroid as our third-aversary present.
-WE FOUND THE AUTOMAT! Needless to say I was uber excited and made us take two strips of photos!
-And lastly this little baby was yellow and shiny and SO beautiful and she had a note on her windscreen that said ‘I am very loved and well looked after please don’t do anything to hurt me’. Ha!

I can’t wait to see how our negatives turn out and share the rest of our black-and-white Berlin film photos with you. Enjoy your weekend everybody x

yesterday


Richard “I don't really like Valentine's day. Can we just have Clío and Richard day?”
Me “OK” 

We didn't do anything special, I made Richard a disaster-pie (as in it was kind of a disaster) and he got me flowers, a city guide to Berlin AND a t-shirt with Elmo on it. Then we all got Thai food and watched the proposal special of Don't Tell the Bride  followed by Suits.

(It’s not every day where one gets flowers like that though!)