Champagne I won from the Christmas draw at work, along with vintage clutches that were gifted to me by a family friend.
My art work.
So I finally stopped jumping flats and started renting a beautiful home in Blackheath with two of my friends at the end of January. We really lucked out with this place, thanks to dear Ruthie's constant flat hunting. It's so specious, with the best kitchen and has a beautiful backyard. The only negative side is that it does take a wee while to get into town, but hey, when you're in the thick of things, sometimes it's nice to feel like you live in the country!
So here is the start of my bedroom. I have slowly started to collect some precious odds and ends on my London journey. I was very hesitant for most of my trip to start collecting because of all the travelling I was doing. Now that I have a place to call my own, I will start to treasure hunt for very small treasure that fit into suitcases!
One great feature in our flat is that every room has it's own fire place, which makes for a perfect space for presentation. On my fireplace, I have a vase that I found on the street, a picture frame that I got from Sara (Turnpike Lane roomie) as a Christmas gift with a beautiful vintage envelope as the photo, and a champaign glass that somehow found it's way into my handbag on New Year's Eve. I also decided to fill my fireplace with vodka and ballet shoes. Like a true Russian ballerina.
Then we've got a lace collar that I managed to get for only 50p at this crazy antique market, along with some beautiful, slightly rusted bronze buttons.
My room has so much potential, I can not wait to get back and start working on it again!
James Bond themed Birthday parties at the Hippodrome Casino.
Look at Matt's brilliant scar.
The set of the Improvathon
It's interesting having some time now to reflect on my stay in London so far. On a day to day basis I feel as though I am struggling just to make ends meet, but looking back through these pictures, I have managed to squeeze in some pretty cool stuff.
I think one of my favourite parts about living in London are the new friends I've made. I was lucky enough to step off the plane and straight into a flat with about 14 new friends (thanks to my friend, Bracken and the Edinburgh Fringe). It really set me up with a great network of interesting and lovely people, many of who I still see weekly.
I have also made some great friends through my last job (working front of house at the West End production of Singin' In The Rain). It was there that I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely Scottish gal named Samantha. Sam and I are like peas in a pod. We get on so well and we always seem to be on the same page. Sammy is my go to gal, my pal, my sweets, my love, my Scottish sister from another mister. I am very thankful to call her and many other front of house peeps my friends.
I've made so many lovely friends over the past year, but another great part about living in London, is everyone that comes to visit London! I've been lucky enough to meet up with many of my Canadian friends, some that I haven't seen for years. It was also such a treat seeing some of my favourite Canadian improvers on the London stage for this year's Improvathon.
That's enough reflecting for now! At this present moment I am so lucky to be back in Canada and I'm really appreciating my time with my prairie friends. Now that the show is on it's feet I can't wait for more catch-up dates with pals.