Hello! So I just got a couple more rolls of film back (I’m really loving taking pictures differently and practicing shooting on 35mm!) so I thought I’d check in and do another 'Life Lately' post recapping a few things from the past month or so… It’s been kinda busy!
Thanks to a kind invite from Wines of Germany, we went to Latitude Festival this month and spent a really fun weekend camping, drinking wine, and eating more street food that you’d think feasible in the 24 hours we were there! It really was so fun. We went to Latitude 3 years ago but this year was so much better than I remembered it being — a good mix of family vibes, great headliners, late-night music in the woods, and lake swimming. We had a Wines of Germany masterclass where we tried to learn a thing or two, plus tasted a whole load different wines we've never come across before, my fave being one called Little Bastard.
We had a totally lush weekend up in Liverpool with the fam. My sister is about to pop so we threw a little impromptu baby shower with my mum and dad which was so cute — did a little BBQ out in their yard. Ed and I went to the Keith Haring exhibition at TATE Liverpool too, which was so, so great. It’s on ‘til November and is definitely worth a visit! We also hit up some cool food and drink places, faves being Bundobust, VOLPI, and Duke Street Market — I totally LOVE Liverpool.
We’ve also been on our little summer hols to Portugal, which was totally glorious, and I’ll share more about it in a few separate posts. We did 5 days between Comporta and Lisbon and it was really all about wine, beach time, and delicious seafood. We proper chilled out and really embraced it, though I feel like as soon as we got back, things got hectic again super fast.
Work is kind of crazy right now as we gear up for The Hoxton, Southwark opening. It’s a fun kind of crazy but crazy all the same. Roll on September when we get the doors open and the fun really starts!
I’m spending pretty much all of my free-time at Psycle, doing my 8-Week Energy Challenge. I absolutely love it and am getting really into spinning and yoga, seeing myself improve which feels really rewarding. I’m trying to stick to the 5 classes a week I’ve agreed to do, and though I thought it would totally exhaust me, it’s actually giving me heaps of energy. What’s not so fun is cycling 45 minutes home after a 45-minute spin class. Killer!
I’ve fallen off the reading wagon a bit after taking my sweet ass time getting through Ordinary People. Though it is my kind of book, I didn’t really love it. Maybe it was just too ‘samey’ after reading Normal People and Conversations With Others only recently. Next on my list is Home Fire, which I’ve borrowed from a friend though haven’t got round to starting it yet, and then I still really really want to read The Lido, though it’s always on loan from the library!
I'll leave it there for this post, but more soon!