13 Nov

Awesome & awkward – The London edition



– Attending the House Beautiful awards and bringing home the gold for bluebellgray – such a proud moment.
– Christmas decorations on Carnaby Street.
– The shoppers amusement park that is Liberty.
– Creating a wishlist of all the gorgeous jewellery at Monica Vinader and coming home with a gorgeous engraved Thankfifi bracelet.  Surely I should own more?  They were made for stacking after all…
– Catching up with my gorgeous blogger friend MB of The Elgin Avenue and her sweet sister.
– Crossing a visit to Somerset House off my bucket list.  I hope to return of course and also hope to see some fashion shows or at least get to skate that gorgeous rink with the husband, how romantic.
– Indulging the artist in me with a look round the dark and enchanting Paul Benney exhition.
– Checking in online in enough time to discover my flight home was not from the airport I thought.
– British Airways.  23kg shoe allowance, a complimentary g&t and 2 handbags thank you very much.


– Finishing work at 3pm and catching a flight at 4.10pm which lands at 5.30pm on the opposite side of London from where you need to be at 6.45pm.  Pretty sure I could give Anneka Rice a run for her money.
– Achieving award ceremony ready hair and makeup… on the plane.
– Completely forgetting where my seat was as soon as I had received the award.  Not just for a moment.  For long enough that people started pointing at the all at once obvious void that was, yes, my empty seat.
– Not being able to fit everything in my case – award vs macarons (ok, not that awkward).
– Scottish money in London.
– Choosing perhaps the only art exhibition in history with not only no cloakroom but also cobbled streets between many, many tiny rooms each housing only one painting.  Pretty much a heavy trolley cases dream party ground.
– Convincing the husband that the stuffed owl I bought in Liberty is a fashionable ornament and not a toy I’m far too old to justify…


P.S.  Not had enough?  I had so many more shots to share with you, especially of the beautiful Monica Vinader collection, that I put them in a Facebook album which you can see here.

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  1. sheree@itsnotthatdee Posted 13 Nov at 1:00 pm

    Gorgeous photos….looks like a fabulous night out..those night wipe everything else away and you just get lost..love those night!
    Sheree xxx

    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 2:54 pm

      me too – it was a complete whirlwind but wonderful

  2. Neris Posted 13 Nov at 1:16 pm

    i loved reading this post! made me smile 🙂


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    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 2:54 pm

      aw, so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Poppie Posted 13 Nov at 2:39 pm

    Doll I love the awesome awkward break down. Too funny! The Scottish money in London had me cracking up and I can’t believe your flights and airports were so confusing. That sucks! But at least you were able to find out beforehand. These photos are amazing honey! What a great event!


    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 2:55 pm

      It’s so strange – it’s all sterling so scottish money is completely legal in england but certainly not appreciated!

  4. monkeyshines Posted 13 Nov at 5:41 pm

    amazing jewelry!


    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 5:48 pm

      ooh I know – I hope Santa is reading 😉

  5. Sarah O'Brien Posted 13 Nov at 5:55 pm

    very cute necklaces.

    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 6:05 pm

      I think so too – love the golden irregular pendant shapes

  6. Dana Posted 13 Nov at 6:37 pm

    all awesome – beautiful pics and congrats!

    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 8:15 pm

      thank you so much – the award has pride of place in the Glasgow studio now after being dragged round London all day!

  7. adore to adorn Posted 13 Nov at 7:29 pm

    Adore this post! Great list! And the photos are lovely!

    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 8:16 pm

      thanks so much nancy

  8. Gaylesbury Posted 13 Nov at 8:11 pm

    Awwww! Makes me so nostalgic for London 2003!!! Looks like you had a fab, if mental, time!!! Exhibition looks fab. Looking foward to seeing that bracelet in person! x

    • Thankfifi Posted 13 Nov at 8:16 pm

      definitely – would love to do that 2003 trip all over again 🙂

      • Gaylesbury Posted 14 Nov at 7:57 pm

        We should go next year 2013! Ten year anniversary! x

        • Thankfifi Posted 14 Nov at 7:57 pm

          If I’m still here – IT’S ON

          • Gaylesbury Posted 15 Nov at 8:33 pm

            It’s a date : ) x

  9. sara Posted 13 Nov at 10:48 pm

    Great pictures,looks like a lot of fun.


    • Thankfifi Posted 14 Nov at 8:56 am

      It was fun, crazy, but fun!

  10. Belated Bloomer Posted 14 Nov at 3:10 am

    Looks like a very memorable night. 🙂


    • Thankfifi Posted 14 Nov at 8:56 am


  11. Hallie Posted 14 Nov at 7:11 pm

    beautiful photos!!!! And fun too! 😀

    • Thankfifi Posted 14 Nov at 7:52 pm

      thanks Hallie 🙂

  12. Eleni Posted 19 Nov at 1:27 pm

    You’re all awesome to me and that’s what matters! 🙂

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