hello two zero one four {i think we’re going to be friends}…

a nomadic abode_london

hello & belated new year greetings…

after two months away i’m now easing back into london life & desperately trying to hold on to the jetlag that’s promising to make those early work starts next week all the smoother…

as much as i love travelling, visiting family & rekindling distant friendships {& i do}, i equally love that feeling of arriving home…

8 weeks of non-pottering in my own abode is a long time for this pilgrim…

& now, keepsakes, presents & purchases abroad have been duly unpacked & distributed throughout the home, bringing with them happy memories & layering my home with even more meaning…

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from a vodka-infused bottle that formed part of a wedding bomboniere & a cheeky polaroid selfie with a bestie, to a souvenir my sister & i picked up nearly 30 years ago on our travels which has now been ‘borrowed’ from my mum’s house & sits pride of place on my mantel…

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elsewhere some gum nuts help bring a little australiana to my abode & a copy of sibella court‘s gypsy {a gift from a dear friend that knows me oh-so-well} sits proudly on display, whilst a nearby array of cooking pots anxiously await their first session in the kitchen…

yes, it’s good to be back…

to be honest, 2013 wasn’t the best of years for me, but by no means was it the worst either: regardless, i’m thankful it was, but i won’t miss it…

there was a bit of heart ache, a dolloping of hard work & lots of lessons…

early on i foolishly listed my 3*6*5 for 2013 where i challenged myself to choose from a veritable smörgåsbord of achievements…

i failed {big girly style}…

turns out a lot of those challenges just weren’t realistic & not because they were unattainable or foolish, but because they weren’t aligned with where my life is at right now: the aimless wandering of my youth is currently on hold to kickstart a new career, money is tight & free time even tighter…

but the experiences & lessons i got to enjoy in place of those i’d listed proved even more invaluable {funny how life works like that}…

last year i enrolled in two very different design internships which challenged, rewarded & ultimately put my career on the right track…

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the first was at livingetc magazine where i got to experience the dizzying pace of editorial, attend my first ever styling shoot & see my name published in one of my all-time favourite magazines ever {october’s ‘disco fever’ shoot, in case you were wondering}!

the second internship was at a renowned design studio, russell sage studio, wherein i immersed myself in the land of enchantingly bonkers, timeless & intriguing design {this is also the role i will be resuming next week, although now in a freelance capacity}…

i hope to give you the skinny on both of these internships a little more one day soon…

2013 also saw my boyfriend & i successfully achieve our plight to do more, see more & generally enjoy life just that little bit more…

old friendships were revisited & new ones formed…

there were two trips home, four new baby boys {not ours, i hasten to add} to welcome into the world & innumerable memories made…

we undertook our, now annual, pilgrimage to london’s sundance film festival, delighted in a series of outdoor films & plays under an obliging summer sun, took in exhibits & concerts alike & challenged our minds & our hearts to expand…

there was dancing in our seats to the beat of the buena vista social club at the royal albert hall, we were enchanted by the magical surrounds of colombe d’or, mucked-in at pamplona & spent a glorious summer exploring parts of the uk that, up until now, had alluded us…

& finally, we capped the year off by submitting our elusive house plans to council {fingers crossed please} & celebrating a ‘bush’ christmas with our respective families…

this year, who knows what lays ahead: my sole aim for 2014 is to live in the moment & enjoy wherever it is life takes me…

no lists, no muss, no fuss {lesson learned}…

i wish nothing more & nothing less to each & everyone of you…

hello two zero one four {i think we’re going to be friends}…

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8 thoughts on “hello two zero one four {i think we’re going to be friends}…

  1. No lists, 2014. That’s a resolution I can get behind. 2013 was such a good year for you (I can’t believe you were gone for 2 full months, though! That kind of went by quickly!) and I’m excited to see where it goes from here. First, though, sort through all the laundry and the unpacking! Get re-settled and back into the groove of things 🙂 Happy to have you back. xo

  2. Sue, I was nearly in tears when I read this! I wish you all the best for 2014… I think that it’s not about what you have achieved that counts but whether you have made any progress from where you were. And how many times you laughed. I can’t wait to hear about your internships – it sounds like quite an experience. I’m looking forward to reading more posts in 2014. xD

  3. You should be so proud of all you achieved, lists be damned. I’m liking this plucky non-resolution though and can’t wait to see where life takes you next! Also? Your home looks the shizzle. xxx

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