(sometimes not-so and sometimes) Joyful June

SO the majority of June was a bit of a wash out- and the weather was actually quite nice for the best part of it... my mood was awful! -Again as I mentioned previously the blame is all on Mercury retrograde!
But there were some good parts. when my Mother came to work one morning with a pale green Ladurée bag, with the pretty lilac Macaron gift box filled with the equally pretty pastel pâtisseries. That cheered me up a considerable amount! that sunny Wednesday I went up to London to meet my lovely sweetpea pal miss Jenny. We ambled around Covent Garden in search for food, in which I had a giant Fish cake burger and Blackcurrant beer.
After we caught up over our huge lunch & fruit flavoured beers, we went to the Hunterian Museum where we found some pretty creepy things. Shelves and shelves were filled with jars of creepy crawlies and human body parts and nature.
I remember going there many years ago when I was an Art college student. I remember sitting there with my sketchbook and watercolour pencils and ink and pen. I miss those days!
So after glaring at the 'preserves' and having a giggle in the education room we hopped on the tube to the V&A Museum of Childhood. This was Jenny's choice... which strangely enough I visited when I was a Uni student. Oh what memories!
We had a little ride on the vintage rocking horses, we pointed at all the toys that were familiar to us when we were little'uns, we read pages from old diaries. We briefly looked at the Jacqueline Wilson exhibtion before getting chucked out. I used to LOVE reading her books as a girl- I was probably quite old for these books but I loved them so! My favourite was The Suitcase Kid, the little Radish, the bright cover! -I still have that book in my bookcase!
We eventually got chucked out by the loud 'bell-ringer' and we went on our merry way.
Jenny and I hopped on the tube to go to our last stop-before going our separate ways-Ladurée for a Posh pâtisserie and a cup of Tea.
However, in the events of the busy rush hour we ended up having a little, er, 'issue'!
Jenny lost her flip flop down the gap between the platform and the tube... We were in tears of laughter. My favourite part was when Jenny casually says 'Oh, my flip flop' we frantically open the tube doors and peered out... Ohhh goodness it was such a funny thing. --Remember when Jenny and I first hung out?? THE DUCK STOLE HER SANDWICH!!!
After the search for new flip flops we went to the French tearoom for a takeaway dessert. We sat on a step in the courtyard eating our treats whilst sipping tea laughing at the days events. After planning another meetup we said our goodbyes.
It was so lovely. I love hanging out with miss Jenny! My friendship with her feels like it has been a childhood one. I still cannot express how grateful I am for this little space of the internet- it has given me the bestest of friends! Jenny, Alix! I really do not know what my life would be like without them! Honestly!!
Grateful of long-life friends and grateful June/Mercury Retrograde is over.


  1. What a lovely round up of what looks to be a wonderful day :)

  2. This might sound like a silly question but what is the Mercury retrograde?

    Is it something to do with starsigns? xx

  3. I still have sadness over not being able to see you in June. :( But I'm glad things are looking up for you. <3 xoxo

  4. Hi Charlotte, thank you for always sharing such wonderful posts with us. in your last picture is clock and I'm looking for a similiar one. Where did you get yours from? Thanks in advance,


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