1. London. Me*. In February. CUE ALL THE YAYS.
3. Bookish stuff: if I keep putting door-stops on my reading list, I’ll never finish my 2013 reading challenges. I’m looking at you Tartt, Lamb, Tan and Catton.
4. You know when you’ve finished a book and you’ve got so much to say you don’t even know where to start? That**.
5. There’s a sensational mid-century house down the road from us. Or I should say, there was. The new owners have ripped out the fixtures, plonked a filthy big extension on top of what was once a roof-top entertaining area (with built in barbeque) and then, as a final insult, are rendering over the cream bricks as I type. As a fan of mid-century architecture and for all the years I dabbled in town planning, this BREAKS MY HEART. This is the house as it was:
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*Solo trip. Did I mention ALL THE HOORAYS I’ve been throwing around?
**Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas