After my excellent socialising in May, I turned the flat into a hermit cave and retreated for the duration of June, only leaving my deep state of introversion to buy food (though I used the self checkouts, so no conversation was needed) and to vote in the Brexit Referendum. As Commonwealth citizens residing in the UK, Yannick and I were eligible to vote and did so with sangfroid, only to be struck down in shock when the results came out.Following that, we went on a rather terrific trip to Greece in July for which I made daily posts (see the first one here).
Shoreditch is a happening area, and was fairly close to Bethnal Green. I attended the grand opening of What the Pitta, a vegan doner kebab and baklava stall. A food blogger, Fat Gay Vegan, had paired up with them to offer attendees a special meal deal and I couldn't pass it up! Not only did I meet a celebrity (FGV has over 25k followers on Instagram) but I chowed down on an amazing kebab for cheap! It was very filling, so I ate the baklava much later at home and can confirm that What the Pitta deserve all their 5-star reviews.
Though I've had no previous modelling experience, I was roped into going on a photo shoot for my friend Adam's company, Thou Should Eat to Live. His shirt poses the question that vegans get asked all too often: "Where do you get your protein from?" Why, plants of course! Just like where cows and gorillas and other herbivores get their protein. The photographer had a handy light reflector that we used to combat shadows, which helped make us look flawless and modelly. Ka-pow! Ker-splat! Shadow be gone!
Katie (the girl in the glasses) was the uniting force of this little group, but sadly she was to be flying off to new lands. After travelling out to Walkern by train to partake in her birthday picnic, she flew to Thailand to take a diving course and then galavant around Southeast Asia having a lovely time. We miss her dearly, but keep in touch and know we'll meet up again somewhere in the world.
Notting Hill Carnival which was full of dancers and performers in dazzling costumes.