Last Sunday my parents ventured to the ‘dark side’ to see Chloe and I. As it was persistently pouring with rain, we took the opportunity to start our Christmas shopping at Spitalfields indoor market and the Renegade Craft Fair. Started up in the USA, the Renegade Craft Fair came to London in 2011 and has returned annually since. The fair is held in the fantastic bright space of the Old Truman Brewery and showcases 100 of the best indie makers and designers in the UK.
I’ve officially entered the real world! It all happened very quickly and I’ve already been living and working in London for three weeks. It was sad to say goodbye to Somerset and move to the big smoke but I’ll be going home frequently to get my country-side fix. Also, moving to London has meant that I haven’t been able to post regularly, and won’t be able to for a while, as I don’t have a camera. I was using my parents’ camera so my posts will have to coincide with seeing them until I can save up to buy my own. Until then, bear with, and I’ll try and update you on my journey into the real world as often as possible.
The other day I made an emergency fashion purchase. Yes, there is such a thing. It was one of those days when you just want to be comfy and nothing special is happening, so you don’t make much of an effort. However, it was then sprung on me that I was going somewhere nice for drinks that evening. Without time to go home and with little choice of shops I ventured into Fat Face.
Last weekend my sister Chloe and her boyfriend Ben came to stay in Somerset. On Sunday afternoon we made the most of the autumn sunshine and went for a walk at Stourhead. The estate and formal gardens are truly beautiful and, although I’ve been there so many times now, it never tires and changes every time.
Whilst I’m looking for a job, I regularly pop to London for interviews and stay with my boyfriend. I wanted to take him something and, as he’s from Yorkshire and loves tea, I decided to make him some Yorkshire tea bread! Tea bread is like a normal fruit cake but tea infused and not as rich. It’s the perfect afternoon pick me up, sliced, spread with butter and (unsurprisingly) is perfectly paired with a cup of tea. Luckily the recipe makes two loaves so I could leave one behind for my dad to keep him happy!
Hello, my name is Freya and I’m really excited to introduce you to Work It Girl. I’ve been thinking of starting a blog for a while and having recently graduated from University, now is the perfect time. I hope you enjoy my blog as I share with you my journey into the real world, splitting my time between Somerset and London (or “the dark side” *said in a west country accent* as some locals have been known to call it!)