Saw Jen for an impromptu lunch. Not at all vegan but very delicious.

Sewing vulvas and listening to funny podcasts.

GBBO lols from Twitter

I baked a carrot cake!

Spotting the little squirrel curled up in the tree outside. That you can’t really see in this photo.

She bought me flowers. Even if we didn’t end up hanging out today.

Mark checking up on me and telling me that a solution will be found. I love him.

Walking along the New River path. Twice. Watching the ducks and seeing the leaves change colour and being reflected in the water.

An eco Grand Designs I hadn’t seen.

Ben’s beautiful bright sunny bathroom.

A BBQ in the garden, in the sun.

Singing out loud on the rail replacement bus on the way back to London.

Seeing the family.

Being outside next to the caravan, sitting in the sun.

Fred’s face when we sang happy birthday to him

Being out in the sun and walking around for work.

The photo of dad on the pirate ride with his mask over his eye.

Stupid dog meme that shouldn’t have made me laugh but it did.

The bloody desk finally arrived! Via a woman a few streets over!

Desk porn with Tash.

Seeing Jen and eating at Dotori and telling her about the poo bag incidents.

This huge dog.

Walking through Clissold Park in the sort of golden hour to meet Rosie for delicious dim sum.

Talking to Sean on the phone on the way home.

Silly flirty texting with Tash.

Sold two tickets already. Despite all the cock ups.

Finally did a yoga with Adriene again. Also did some great twists and back cracks earlier.

A beautiful hot summers day again. Another day to lie in the sun in the park in my shorts.

Organising the next vulva event, and having Karen come up with a new name for it! Labia Lessons!

Pizza for dinner.

Second date with Tash. Five and a half hours of talking in the sun. It was lovely!

Pangolins. SO CUTE.

Louis Theroux rapping.

Being in Brighton and Hove for the day, walking in the sun, playing with the stones on the beach and feeling my family roots.

Chatting to Lydia about vulvas, imposture syndrome and feeling like you’re in competition. I feel reinvigorated again!

Coming home and sewing and eating gyoza.

The golden sun in the morning, lighting up the plants.

Going for a walk when I didn’t really want to, and leaving my phone at home.

The funny wildlife photos on the Guardian.

Going for the walk when I wasn’t sure I wanted to but it was lovely. And I saw some golden hour graffiti.

Voice notes from Rosie and Jen and a WhatsApp call with the Fems plus one.

Little Ben is veggie!

New desk chair.

Seeing Jana and Charlie at House of Momo.

Sean walking in. Utterly bizarre but lovely to hug him.

Pay rise! And it’s been backdated!

A walk at lunchtime when it was hot and sunny and the place smelt like cut grass and summer and it was so lovely.

Jonny being silly after work. Sitting on the sofa with me, stretching and playing with the chair. I like it when he’s in a silly mood.

Seemed to spend the day buying things – elastic, photo frames, desk chairs and then lots of soft fluffy fabric for kids clothes.

… Which I then turned into a dinosaur jumper for Fred.

Getting an answer right on University Challenge. It was about female comedians. Of course I knew.

My big cleaning frenzy – dusted skirting boards, scrubbed shower curtains and removed dead moths.

Screen printing. Finally!

Seeing Jo in the afternoon for tea and a walk. And hearing about how she mistook her new pregnancy nipples for a finger when she was in bed.

Dog cuddles with Nina during my haircut.

My boob print from Lydia arrived.

Spending the morning chatting to Sarah at the Olympic Park. It’s been 6 months.

Feeling able to be proactive and writing several posts for TIAV, and also an email asking for work.

Pizza and the American Office.

The paint is almost there in my room and it looks good. I can’t wait for the desk to arrive! Also that paint smell reminds me of being a kid and I love it.

Going to Homebase.

Watching the final of Succession.

A neighbour lending me some paint. After they took my old desk to the recycling centre for me.

Another day of being out in the sun, walking around the borough.

Painting the wall. Even though I’m 99% certain it’s the wrong paint/colour.

Lying in the park for a little bit, feeling the sun on me.

My new tubes route took me to House of Momo for lunch and I could not be happier about it.

Doing DIY – removing the desk, polyfiller-ing the walls and sorting out the paint. It makes me feel so accomplished doing DIY!

Texting dad about said DIY.

Enjoying a London Eggs hangout. Feels like an age since I’ve enjoyed one.

Buying a desk and a beautiful lamp.

Having some quiet time on the train to and from to read my book.

Stripey tree.

I’m allowed to get a new desk. Project beautifying my room has started.

Succession – what are you waiting for? A kiss? Fuck off.

Visiting Lewes with Jo. It’s so bloody beautiful!

The views of the south downs between the buildings.

The Scandinavian style houses along the river.

The tree penis.

And Jo making me feel like I can actually do the creative thing.

A walk round the park with Jen. Quick but useful to verbalise some things and understand some things better in my own head. She’s great but she’s not always right and I can trust myself too.

Listening to Black Parade on repeat as I walked to work.

The ceremonial eating of the only ripe boat tomato.

Hearing the birds just outside Jonny’s window.

Rice. And then ice cream.

Booking tickets to Lewes at the weekend.

Walked to Londis at lunch time. I haven’t been there in a whole.

The huge sunflowers near the shop.

A first date with Tash, especially taking about sexualities and how we feel.

I saw a heron at the park after work. And watched the big cygnets swim into the green algae, one after another.

Doing some sewing of vulvas. I haven’t done any in a long while.

Silly conversations with Jonny in the evening before bed.