Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Week-ling

Hello!

If you read my blog a week or so back, you'll know that after I decided I wanted to do a bit more good stuff for other people, I've been interning on A Good Week ... which is in fact this very week! Our launch event was yesterday, and it's marked the culmination of the last month and a bit of work. I am super proud and excited to be a part of it, and as such am going to plug a few choice things that are happening, in case any of you dear readers want to get involved with any of it.

Firstly, tomorrow night, there's a free yoga session in Willesdon Green, North London. You know how I love my yoga, in fact, I attribute the core work and breathing exercises to the upkeep of my small (in proportion to the rest of me) waist! If you want to go along, then you can register for free at Eventbrite - it's being held at a pretty fab place called The Library Lab, where any company-starved freelancers can go and work for free... definitely check it out!

The thing I am probably most excited about checking out is the Forgotten Feasts pop-up restaurant, which opens on Thursday and runs until Sunday. It's been put together by a charity called Foodcycle, who work to try and offset the vast amount of food that's wasted in this country (400,000 tonnes) by serving it to a fraction of the 4 million people suffering in food poverty, and an eco-chef called Tom Hunt; and it's an amazing-looking 10-course meal made from surplus, weird-looking and unloved food, old-fashioned cuts of meat and things that have been foraged from the wild. I will be taking lots of photos of the food and posting it all to make you jealous. If you can't come, that is - do feel free to join me - tickets are available here!

There's so much more going on, if you peruse the A Good Week site - from talks to sewing workshops to online competitions. Do have a look.

In other, less altruistic but no less exciting (for me) news, I've got so many fun things coming up in the next week! On Friday, my best friend of well over a decade is getting married and I am welling up just thinking of it. Then, next Saturday, I'm going to another food-stravaganza - this time it's a day-time Speakeasy 'supper club' with a WWI theme (food from every country that participated in WWI, specifically), which sounds amazing! I'm free on that day because, due to a mix-up on dates, I'm going to the Hackney Weekender on Sunday, ALMOST on my own as all my friends are going on the Saturday! Luckily some running friends will be there... I can't wait to see, well... everyone on the Radio 1 Xtra stage. Anyone else going Sunday?

Next Monday I've been invited to a Babicka vodka launch night with a 'dark fairytale' theme. It's in one of my favourite London cocktail bars, The Nightjar, so I'm looking forward to sharing pictures with you (but have no idea what to wear).

Last but not least, in my social diary for the discerning do-gooder/vintage person, my friends Harry and Grace of the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall are putting on a new swing night on Saturday 23rd - Fat Harry's Midsummer Swing. It's such an awesome venue and run by sterling folks. I may well see you there.

So this post isn't entirely words, here are some photos of what I am wearing today, in my new guise as office gal extraordinaire!


This is an example of how being shot from above makes you look short! My colleague Charlene is very petite, so she stood on a chair and conversely made me look little! I quite like it! As you can see, we were hard at work blowing bubbles in the office this afternoon!

Outfit details:
Spotty t-shirt - H&M
40s repro trousers - Heyday
Boat shoes - Chatham Marine


Ruby Woo lips
Barry M nails in a ruby red and turquoise accent aaaand...
...Vintage clip on plastic hoop earrings!

So tell me what makes a Good week for you? It can be anything from personal to professional. I'm just being nosy really, so humour me ;)

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

13 comments:

  1. The Forgotten Feast sounds pretty awesome! What a great way to use up food rather than waste! I'm wishing I was back in London so I could go to some of these events!

    Your office gal job sounds like a lot of fun! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Love your Heydey trousers! :)

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  2. A good week for me is any week that the kids in my class really make me laugh. So every week. Such as today, when instead of walking around a table, one kid decided to crawl under it like a little mole, including squeezing under two of those little school chairs. They make me laugh!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  3. I agree, Becky. The kids in my class can make my week too. Mine were on the front page of our local paper last week, I was like a proud parent of 20!
    That, and half term, that's always a good week! xx

    http://whatpeggysaid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. A good week for me is when it culminates in a weekend visit to either mine or the boyfriends family. Just to spend time with them, eat, laugh, experience.

    I think this means I've gotten old.
    ;)

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  5. A good week for me is one that ends with a weekend of vintage shopping, spending time with the boy and dancing the night away at a swing dancing event.

    Sarah x
    amongthedancers.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Good week is any week where i can share love and feelings for my family, kids and friends.

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  7. A good week must be at least a day of being unplugged from the net and take napping and cat lady as as a serious job. Got my eye on your blog now.

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  8. My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong. Flights to Freetown

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  9. Tiffany glasses are one of the most popular collections among the Hollywood stars. A lot of cinema stars, singers, actors and other celebrities adore and wear these glasses.

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  10. Such a nice post!

    I love your style and your blog!!

    I'll follow you here and on bloglovin' as well!

    If you like take a look at my blog, I'd love to hear from you

    Ciao! from Italy
    Gian
    Consultant Style Advisor
    http://gntstyle.wordpress.com/

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  11. What an exciting week you have planned.
    You didn't mention you will be featuring in the "The House the 50s Built."

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  12. Have been following your blog for ages, but driven to post my first comment here after just seeing you on the TV in The House the 50s Built. Lovely to see you in action.

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  13. WOW! Fleur - lots of people have commented on here about what Good means to them : D
    Just wanted to leave you a note to say a HUGE thank you for all your A Good Week related blogs. YOU. ARE. FAB : D

    Katherine

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