06 June 2012

Instagram: playing catch up

I haven't posted for months and months, so I thought that a little was better than nothing. Here's a little game of catch up via my iphone and instagram. Hope you enjoy!
Venice 2011
Trevi Fountain in Rome 2011

One night my date took me to see a real Banksy.
Paris 2011
Inside the TARDIS at the Doctor Who Experience. 
Dead to Me in Camden Town
I've become a lover of a good flat white.
And a lover of Marmite...I've gone native.

I've been taking lots of walks. (Parkland Walk)
Amazing street art in Valencia, Spain. 2011

I went back to red and blonde.
Lots of walks and adventures in the country.

I started interning for Standon Calling. 
And I found my dream car. 
I hope that your year has been equally full of joy and wonder. 
Best! ♥monica 

06 February 2012

Photo Drop: London Snow

It snowed in London! It's really exciting because from what I've been told it doesn't snow so much in London. It usually snows a lot further north in the UK and Scotland, but not so much here. Me being a 'Southern Belle' (I use that term loosely.) I've never really played in snow. I've seen snow on the ground, but I've never played in fresh snow while it was snowing. It was terrific fun and I wanted to share some photos with you all. Enjoy!

eating snowflakes 
Courtfield looks so magical in the snow!
The Tardis in the snow
This one makes me think of Narnia. 
We built snowmen on the truck of someone's car.
beautiful effect from my flash on the falling snow
I hope you all had a magnificent weekend! I've got to get back to my school work now. Have a great week and be kind to yourselves! ♥monica  

18 January 2012

An Open Thank-You Letter

Dear All,

As a part of the proverbial "we" I've noticed that we do not say thank-you often enough or sorry, but I'll see to that on a later date. I'm writing this to so that I know that I have said thank-you thoroughly to as many people as possible. Our society does say thank-you, but it strikes me as a force of habit, rather than something felt. Entirely lacking in resonance. It troubles me that such a important and sincere phrase has become disingenuous and I'm here to make a very heartfelt declaration of my appreciation. I suppose it may strike some as odd that I care so deeply for manners, considering how crass I can be, but I value people and the relationships we share and our interconnectedness.

My memory is particularly odd. I can't remember the names of people I just met, I've gone entire semesters in high-school and my undergrad only to discover that I don't know my professor's name, but I remember the tiniest things that any of you have ever done for me. Chances are you might not, but I do and when I reflect on the kindness and love that I have received from all of you I feel like the luckiest person alive. Somehow I have been fortunate enough to be graced with a set of beautiful family and friends that are supportive, kind, encouraging, generous, tremendously talented in so many ways, funny, brilliant, helpful, passionate and compassionate, great to get into trouble with, have their own lives and problems that I can listen and offer help for and manage to keep me within the range of sanity most of the time. 

I'm flying back to London tomorrow night and after being away and coming back to such an incredible group it's going to be far more difficult to say good-bye this time. Last time I was so enthused to get away from my hometown that I couldn't truly appreciate how wonderful it is, when you have such family and friends. I love you all and will miss you dearly. If you would like a postcard please email me your address or contact me

Stay excellent and be kind to yourselves. ♥monica