Monday, June 1, 2015

Colour Me In!

Here's a colouring in page I drew to wrap up with an order.
Will be working on more pieces which will hopefully will be lots of fun to colour in.

Feel free to print it out and colour it in!

DOWNLOAD file here

Thursday, April 30, 2015

No foot is safe!

Mind The Gap!

I was born and raised in Greater London. I have been going in and out of Central London all my life. And I have been a Londoner for almost the last 4 years so I would say I was a very competent Tube traveler - almost well enough to move around with my eyes shut! But now, I will use the underground with my eyes wide open!!!

Yesterday, I was on my way to meet my sister at Liverpool street. My journey started at Clapham South Station and I had to change at Bank. It was a very regular journey, until something unexpected happened. 

I fell in the gap! Yes,  I FELL IN THE GAP! I still can't believe it.

All I can remember is following a man into the tube, I took a step, and dropped down and was just looking at the floor of the tube, which was almost at my eye level! I didn't move or even make a sound. I was completely startled.


Then I found myself quickly and gently picked up and placed on the train. I was in a state of shock and embarrassment. Instantly I could feel a bruise on my left leg when I had hit it on my way down.
It was only one stop to Liverpool street, and the whole time I felt eyes on me and the pain in my leg. Silently I was telling myself - don't cry, don't cry, don't cry - and I succeeded until I met my sister. It was probably one of the most ridiculous things I had to explain.

 I did not see the guy who lifted me up. Whoever you are, thank you for saving me, you are my hero!

 Forever now, I will mind the gap...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday To Mummy Loo!

 Yesterday, was my mum's birthday! We strolled around the local park and my mum showed me a part I had never seen before. It was a serene, bluebell meadow. Had to go back to the house to grab my camera and the Sukis to have a quick, mini photoshoot!

I had a wonderful day, I hope my mum did too! xxx

Awwww... Kitty, I've missed you!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dragonsquatch and blossom!

I am squeezing in a blog post now, before I discover, time has whizzed by without me blogging and it's Winter!

So welcome Spring!

Our area looks so pretty with all the flowers blooming. I took my Dragonsquatch for a walk today and found a beautiful pink blossom tree on the street. Unfortunately it was windy, and taking photos with the Dragonsquatch posing between the delightfully pink flowers, was proving difficult. However, I managed to get a couple of snaps.

I've been feeling a bit out of sorts lately... The works on our house is never ending, but I'm not gonna get in to that right now.

This post is all about my little photoshoot with the Dragonsqautch and the prettiest blossom tree I've found so far!

 It was wonderful to go outside the house and enjoy the Spring sunshine! Today I had a good day!!!!

On my way home, I saw my new friend. This is the second time we have met. I have never seen a cat like this before. Perhaps a mix of Siamese?

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Robodinos

There is a story that come with these Sukis... 

Back in April 2011, in Amsterdam, me and Francesco had to party to celebrate us moving to London. For a long time, I have always wanted to have a Dinosaur party and this seemed like the best opportunity to do so! One last, big party with our friends, all dressed in silly costumes!! What could be better??!! There is nothing! :)

Francesco decided to add the Robot element to it, so it became a Robodino Party! We gave our friends a choice - they could to be a dinosaur or a robot, or both! Some were boring and came as neither!

Francesco was a Robodino and I was a dinosaur - (Don't ask what kind though)

Me & Francesco

Fabric shopping was fun! I cannot remember if the design was influenced by the fabrics or I designed them before getting the fabrics. Either way, they turned out pretty well! I still feel super proud of whenever I see photos, especially Francesco's! :D

Francesco chose his fabrics and left the designing completely up to me. I remember chuckling as I was sketching it out.  The final result remained pretty true to the sketch.

Robodino Francesco

No matter how early I plan to do something, it still always ends up being done at the last minute. I wanted this occasion to be different, but it was not...

Surpri started on my costume a month early, but I had a terrible mishap on my sewing machine which involved the need going through my finger. After that disaster, I didn't touch my sewing machine until about a week before the party! I managed to make both costumes in time, but I was still sewing on the day!

The turn out was amazing! So many people made such an effort! We had Transformers and all kinds of wonderful variants of robots and dinosaurs!

Fabien's costume all finished

Astrid making her costume

Dino Fabien

Robo Stellios

 The one of the far left, is Vagellis. It was such a joy watching him make his helmet and Stellios's (the one next to him). He randomly stuck things on and painted stuff and then TA DA! One robot and one dino!
All ready

Julien and Tanya
 These masks were amazing! Julien made the mesh for their faces, and each mosaic piece was glued on by hand! Not sure how they both could see through with the blinding blue lights shining directly through their eyeballs!

Yves and Astrid - Lovebots

Jan Bart, Marijn, Misja and Victor

Our Robodino Party!

And what a great party it was! Thanks so much to all of our friends that came to celebrate with us!

So that brings me back to these little guys! It's me and Francesco! :)

And four years later... three days ago, Francesco proposed. And I said YES!!!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

My Pink Pineapple!

2015 seems to be passing ever so quickly! We are already in February and only now am I doing my first blog post for this year! I know its a bit late now, but I wish everyone a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Normally, I list all the things I plan to accomplish in the new year and 'doing website' in ALWAYS in the list...

So, this year I am not going to say I will get my website done and will see what happens! ( hopefully this will be the year though)

Today, I made a very exciting discovery at Columbia Road, Flower Market, London  - A pink pineapple!! Definitely a very interesting change from a flower!

Valentines and Birthdays are the only time I may get flowers from Francesco. I love flowers, so I am always complaining about him never getting me flowers. This year, I may hint for bunch of of pink pineapples instead! :)