Friday, 25 July 2014
Thursday, 24 July 2014
As you may know by now I run every Tuesday evening with RunDemCrew where we choose different routes across London, according to a destination that relates to current affairs. This week we were treated to a special guest of an inspiring lady who turns out isn't just sporty by name, but also sporty by nature! Look slightly to the left of centre in the group shot and you will see a humble Mel C shining out of our motley crew. She literally doesn't look any different which I think backs up my conspiracy theory that being fit is the best anti-age tactic there is! Forget the botox ladies, get running and Spice up yer life!!
(Top two photos from founder of RunDemCrew Charlie Dark, rest by me)
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
After cycling to Southwold in Suffolk last Saturday, I returned once again this weekend (by train & car !!) for the annual East Anglia music festival "Latitude". When I told my nephew about it, he asked if I was going to go to a Longitude festival in 6 months time?! Good question.......... and the kind of enquiring cheeky humour that would have gone down well at this child-centric festival. There is a whole field devoted to kids so the weekend's movements are bumper to bumper bugaboos and toddlers worn on shoulders, accessorised with ear defenders. Dipping in and out of pockets of Pine forests there are hanging neon light sculptures and tree-house cocktail bars; supposedly for after-hours when you have lost the kids. Also nestling in the woods are mini stages which make up the designated live music showcases. This is the perfect setting for an intimate gig compared to other larger, more common corporate music festivals. To put that into perspective, we saw the headline act of Damon Albarn & The Heavy Seas ( with guest Graham Coxon) on big stage but with easy view from the smaller crowd than if it was at Glastonbury or his own tour. Infact the very back of the main arena has racks of stadium seats so its positively an all-age festival equipped for those who prefer to take a perch! Brilliant! My favourite bit was actually hula-hooping in the shade of the helta-scelta, finding myself showing little girls how to do the same ............ so thanks to Marawa for that gift!!! This festival has lots to discover and acres of space to get lost and explore............ not to mention the beautiful lake and multi-colour BAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAA rainbow sheep!
Monday, 21 July 2014
Shoreditch House hosted a pool party for T.E.E.D and Hercules And Love Affair's Andy Butler to hold back to back live dj set. Kate Moross devised the artwork (see her holding the risograph print above) with the title spelt out in inflatables which then became the visual theme of the event. The roof-top of the East London club was filled with floating balloons and Acid smiley face beach balls to become the real-life version of the artwork. The English Summer sky opened it's flood gates to throw down rain on the giant mirror ball suspended over the pool, but it didn't dampen the proceedings with the dry-ice filled edges becoming the dance floor for the colourful guests.........