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SIFF_webSIFF_Kweb2A week ago we had the opportunity to see Sofia Coppola’s North American premiere of her latest film Bling Ring and attend the gala that followed in Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. The evening was spent with great friends, the weather was sunny, and our hopes were high for a mere sighting of Ms. Coppola or, what if, Emma Watson. AHHH!! Turns out they weren’t in attendance, but amidst the excitement, we were asked to have our group photo taken by Seattle fashion blogger It’s My Darlin who was shooting on behalf of SIFF—and K was pulled aside for a special solo shoot. Go see the film when you can, and in the meantime, enjoy its soundtrack here, too.

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The movers came this morning. Tonight’s the last in our little London home. How I’ll miss my massive geraniums! For now, K’s out enjoying the sunshine, I’m finishing my last day at work, and we’re off to Copenhagen on Monday for the start of a September-long adventure. I’m not one to computer while on holiday, so don’t count on blog posts—but I promise we’ll pick up somewhere in a month, Ldn isn’t over. I’m too awful at goodbyes. XO.

I (M) actually made it to the Olympic Games—dressed in USA/Team GB colours! Whoa. With a mere 3 days left, this was made possible by Foxy, my fantastic workmate and excellent friend, and his obsessive internet attempts. It turns out our other awesome mate—our boss Paul—let us skip work and spend the day (almost 12 hours) in a sunny, 29°C/84°F Olympic Park. It was brilliant, to say the least. We watched 2 men’s hockey matches—first Argentina vs. New Zealand, second Pakistan vs. South Korea. K’s been on nights this week, so while he was sleeping, we cheered on South Korea. They lost. The rest of the day was spent wandering the park and watching events on the big screen, getting exceptional amounts of vitamin D and taking photographs—of which the pretty blue skies were an integral part. What they said was true, it really was the happiest place on earth.


Despite the weather, the Queen’s Jubilee weekend holiday was quite lovely. There was Field Day musical festival, horizontal rain in attempt to see the 1000+ flotilla on the Thames, and watching the procession from Trafalgar Square. Fortunate to be in town for the celebration, have never seen so many people in one place. And it was the first time I (M) got to participate in the Hip, Hip, Hooray call and response which was given by the Queen’s Guard—wow, 60 years!