Make. Build. Repair. Play. MacGyver Club at coFWD

Instagram images courtesy of Nat at coFWD

To kick of the last bank holiday weekend of the year, yesterday I went down to the coworking space in Rochester for their MacGyver Club, which was an opportunity to have a play, to make something or help a pal out in the company of the excellent coworkers.

My task? build a blackboard screen for our bunting stall at the upcoming Creative Brides Vintage and Unique Wedding Fair at Scotney Castle (that sounds rather impressive, doesn’t it!). I’ve been a bit worried that our stall wasn’t looking its best, and so I’ve been putting some energy into a redesign. I even jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon and pulled together some stall design ideas.  I’m generally a bit hesitant to make things that involve drilling, but in the end, I bit the proverbial bullet and thought I would lean on my pals at coFWD for a spot of moral support.
Other coworkers and friends were down playing with Raspberry Pies. I have no idea what they are, but it’s some sort of computer geekery, and they all seemed to be having a lot of fun. I got scared that I would spill blackboard paint over the lot, but this was thankfully avoided. I did manage to spill paint all over myself, but hey, no real surprises there!
The vibe at the space is always really fun, low pressure but supportive. I’m chuffed to bits that I can get down there every Wednesday, and it’s great to have something social on a weekend that doesn’t always involved getting on the booze.
I haven’t finished the screen yet, but I’m hoping I’ll get it done in the next few days, Stay tuned for the results!

Your Daily Cool: Das T-Shirt Automat

I mean, for fuxake. This is not only the funniest fashion I have seen in a long time, it’s also a totally excellent concept. Them Australians know how to do shit.

Das T-shirt Automat is essentially a drive (walk) through t shirt printer, in Johnston Street, Fitzroy (Melbourne). It’s a retail space created out of a house, and dammit if it doesn’t look awesome.

This is entrepreneurship at its best. Check them out and plz buy me a tshirt while you’re there.

John The Ex Fox

This is me, affectionately drawn by the talented John Sutherland of John The Ex Fox. Please check out his blog, I’m hideously biased of course, but I think he’s a wonderful talent and should be celebrated for it.

He’s also done a great series called The Smoking Animal Alphabet, which culminated in an exhibition at the Singapora Lounge last year. Word on the street is that he’s working on the next instalment…

It’s hard to be drawn by someone you know, obviously there’s an element of “do I really look like that?” but actually, I think John’s got the essence of me, and the more I look at this picture the more I see myself. He even got the rosy cheeks!

Falling in Love Again

Photo Credit Artur Gajewski
On Saturday night at The Cabaret Club in Rainham, I sang publicly for the first time in years. Yes that is a glass of wine. Yes I am grasping it tightly.
I hadn’t realised how much I had missed performing. That buzz came rushing back, and the backstage camaraderie was as strong as it ever was.
It was just wonderful.