All the shiny brooches at Blitz London.
My vintage fashion version of Pokemon

All the shiny brooches at Blitz London.

My vintage fashion version of Pokemon

Keep Calm & Look at the Helicopter Crash

Apparently my husband was on the train at Vauxhall station during the helicopter crash this morning.

The driver comes on the announcement: "We will be held here at Vauxhall. As those of you on the left hand side of the carriage may have noticed, a helicopter has just crashed next to the platform."


Related: I am not calm enough to be a train driver. “Everybody panic & freak out! Do you not see the massive fireball next to the train?! We are all going to die!”

Lest you think living in London during the Olympics is glamorous, here is a list of ways in which I have have been woken up in the middle of the night:
scraping down road to prepare for bike race
repaving road to prepare for bike race
hanging Olympic themed bunting down the high street
putting up parade guardrails for the bike race (4 days early?)
low hovering military helicopters (I think) practicing
Thank god I was up before those bells this morning, or I would be convinced that this whole international event was conceived as a unique form of sleep deprivation torture.

Lest you think living in London during the Olympics is glamorous, here is a list of ways in which I have have been woken up in the middle of the night:

  • scraping down road to prepare for bike race
  • repaving road to prepare for bike race
  • hanging Olympic themed bunting down the high street
  • putting up parade guardrails for the bike race (4 days early?)
  • low hovering military helicopters (I think) practicing

Thank god I was up before those bells this morning, or I would be convinced that this whole international event was conceived as a unique form of sleep deprivation torture.

Reality check souvenir bags.
For those of us who are excited for the Olympics (to be over).

Reality check souvenir bags.

For those of us who are excited for the Olympics (to be over).

An Elephant & Castle on the roof of a building in #Vauxhall #london  (Taken with Instagram at Vauxhall Railway Station (VXH))

An Elephant & Castle on the roof of a building in #Vauxhall #london (Taken with Instagram at Vauxhall Railway Station (VXH))

Spend £1.5 billion building The Shard, then open it with the worst Dark Side of the Moon laser light show in history.
I can’t believe I actually waited around to see this last night. The only good thing about this show was the 6 hours of outdoor day drinking I did prior.
BTW London- THIS  is how you are supposed to do it

Spend £1.5 billion building The Shard, then open it with the worst Dark Side of the Moon laser light show in history.

I can’t believe I actually waited around to see this last night. The only good thing about this show was the 6 hours of outdoor day drinking I did prior.

BTW London- THIS  is how you are supposed to do it

Battersea Power Station looking over the park (Taken with Instagram at Battersea Park)

Battersea Power Station looking over the park (Taken with Instagram at Battersea Park)

Albert Bridge afternoon. (Taken with Instagram at Albert Bridge)

Albert Bridge afternoon. (Taken with Instagram at Albert Bridge)

Digging the new King’s Cross station (Taken with Instagram at London King’s Cross Railway Station (KGX))

Digging the new King’s Cross station (Taken with Instagram at London King’s Cross Railway Station (KGX))