The Pirate has a new look!

Greeting Interweblings, much love and many kisses to you all. I hope you’re enjoying the blog’s new slightly sleeker design (it’s also totally cool if you haven’t noticed, you know, whatever…) I felt like… Continue reading

9/52 Columbia Road Flower Market

Every Sunday, a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station, Columbia Road becomes a riot of colour and noise as the famous flower market gets underway, just as it has done since… Continue reading

Monochrome Gallery Wall

Eeeeee! That’s me being excited that my wall is all finished, it was so fun (and surprisingly easy) to put together!     I collected tons of inspirational images (on Pinterest – my… Continue reading

February Favourites

    I’m still unhappy with February, but I am super glad it’s over and in my mind it’s basically summer! I don’t know why I have such a problem with February. It’s… Continue reading

Simple Personalised Silhouette DIY

As you can probably tell, lately I’ve been obsessed with the kind of silhouettes which you find in vintage lockets and cameos. I think they’re just so elegant, and luckily they’re so easy… Continue reading

6/52 – The V&A Museum

I’ve been super excited to explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, and yesterday I headed over to South Kensington for a quick peek into how the other half live (just kidding!) and decided… Continue reading

Our Shaun

Our Shaun was on Sunday and it went so well! Scott: All the other directors had said that you go through a moment of terror and then it gradually turns into excitement and… Continue reading

Twenty-Minute DIY – Window Decoration

It was actually sunny today, and yesterday! To express my incredible joy at this great occasion I decided to share a twenty-minute craft project to brighten up your windows and get them ready… Continue reading

Our Shaun – Cast

Two rehearsal days to go before the show! I’m nervous and I’m not even in it. Luckily, the cast are handling things rather better than I am, as I discovered when I snuck… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Mini Cards

Valentine’s Day is nearly here. Probably the most celebrated ‘Hallmark holiday’ of all time, it’s still nice to share the love, without buying into the commercial hype (not that I’m at all averse… Continue reading

Our Shaun – Updates

It seems so strange that Scott won his pitch just three weeks ago, and now we’re counting down the days to the final performance! Since the last update, Scott has been working super… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday – Chelsey

I didn’t have WiFi to upload this yesterday so if y’all could turn a blind eye to my blatant tardiness, that would be smashing… ❤ Memories, Metal and Michelle Pfeiffer with Chelsey Gilmour PV:… Continue reading

Regenerate your workspace in sixty minutes…

Hello friends! February is kinda kicking my butt. Already. I have a ton of University work, the weather is just horrible and the tube strike makes travelling through London the equivalent of trying… Continue reading

DIY – Six easy ways to upcycle glass jars…

I always have loads of empty jars lying around, and at Christmas I used metallic spray paint to decorate a couple to store my pens and makeup brushes. Since then I have continued… Continue reading

4/52 St Paul’s Cathedral

*I know I missed out number three – that’s because I’m not blogging about all of the things I cross off my list, for example, I went to Liberty’s Department store as my… Continue reading

Our Shaun – a play by Scott Roberts

My friend Scott (who I interviewed for Flatmate Friday here) recently got the amazing opportunity to direct and produce a play which he wrote as part of the New Writer’s festival at Queen Mary… Continue reading

W/S Favourites

I know it’s a cliche, but I think the end of January is a rough time for everyone. Christmas and New Year is over, and you’ve come to the conclusion that the New… Continue reading

The Drowned Man

This weekend Rob and I went with my flatmates Scott and Chelsey to see ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’, a play produced by the theatre company ‘Punchdrunk’. It was the best, strangest… Continue reading

2/52 Brick Lane

Brick Lane, deep in the heart of Shoreditch, is pretty much everything I love about living in East London. Even though I’ve visited quite a few times this semester to explore the famous… Continue reading

1/52 The British Library

The British Library definitely had to be top of my list of new places to see in London. I’m slightly ashamed that I didn’t visit last semester, given my degree, so I’ve done… Continue reading

New Year, and you’re still not Beyoncé. On the bright side…

I went to the supermarket and I bought… Guacamole, mixed olives, english muffins, rocket and three sweet potatoes I went to the supermarket and I bought… Guacamole, mixed olives, eng – no, stop.… Continue reading

Breaking Bad Cushions – DIY

Rob and I were obsessed with Breaking Bad this year, so, as it has become a bit of a tradition for me to make him cushions at Christmas, I decided to take the iconic element… Continue reading

Hello 2014…

Just thought I would wish you all a very Happy New Year, I hope 2013 was full of happiness, and 2014 will be even better!     Big Love, PV x

Pair of Hearts Chopping Boards – DIY

I bought this pair of small sturdy wooden chopping boards from IKEA (these APTITLIG 24x15cm Boards) for £4 each. I wanted to upgrade them to a kind of whimsical-Jamie-Oliver-chopping-board affair, adding a simple design… Continue reading

DIY: You’re Pretty (Message Mirror)

I made this mirror for my sister as a cute addition to her University room. It was really easy to do and I love how it turned out. I used this mirror (the BERLEVÅG Table… Continue reading

InstaChristmas

Yaaaay. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day/Boxing Day and managed to spend time with the people you love. These are my December highlights…   Hope you had an awesome time, Big Love,… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part Three: Fancy Food

I had to rope in Rob to help me with this one, seeing as I am a pathologically lazy chef. Boo. That being said, these little filo treats are actually very easy to… Continue reading

Have a delicious Christmas – Part Two: Lazy Days

I know, I know, it’s Christmas and you don’t want to get up off the sofa for anything, in case you get cold, or you get your onesie in a tangle, or in case… Continue reading

Les Miserables

This Wednesday, I went to see Les Miserables at the Queen’s theatre in London and it was brilliant. As the program points out, it is not exactly a likely candidate for a West… Continue reading

Winter Favourites

I’ve been having unusually fond feeling towards Winter this year (it ordinarily leaves me confused and cold) so I decided to rope Abi in (’tis the season of good will, after all, so… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday – Jancey

I know it’s Sunday. I know. You have no idea how much I regret naming this segment Flatmate Friday and not Flatmate Fun, or Flat-Chat or Flatmate-whatever-day-of-the-week-I-bloody-well-want…. Ah, the crosses we bear… Anyway, I was… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part One: Lazy Days

 Christmas Coffee Cocktail Sometimes, all you want to do is snuggle up with some comfort food and watch Elf. I’ve never been very good at putting in the effort when it comes to making… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part Two

Awesome Gifts for under £10 Okay, so if all that stuff yesterday about spray paint and hand making gifts and looking out for sales and getting all your coupons in a twist filled… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part One

Gone are the days when I could write a poem with a crayon, present it to my Mum with sticky fingers and call it a Christmas gift. So, so gone. Mainly because I’m… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday – Scott

It’s actually Friday. Yes, I would like my medal to be gold. London, Plays and Punchdrunk with Scott Roberts Scott is my English Buddy and is also the main reason that I get to my… Continue reading

Question Tuesday: Retail Hell

  Seasonal Questions of the Week: Why can’t I go to Boots without wanting to rip my own face off? Is my face classic beige or soft beige? (and will it matter after… Continue reading

Have an Organised Christmas!

Have an Organised Christmas! Now doesn’t that sound fun? Doesn’t that sound like just the kind of lazy, eat-everything-you-can-find-and-never-leave-your-duvet festive season you’ve been dreaming of? I mean, probably not, but I’m the kind… Continue reading

Tuesday is the cruellest day…

Breeding, cold students from their warm beds, mixing last night’s alcohol with long lectures, on feminism, which is never a good idea in my experience, and certainly, should not be attempted on a… Continue reading

Food Friday: Bagels Five Ways.

I fricking love Bagels. They’re like bread rolls but better. I was talking to an elderly lady the other day and she had never even heard of bagels, and that’s how you know that they are… Continue reading

The Blue Room

The Blue Room was good! It was a sold out show and the play as a whole went awesome!* It came off really well and I was super happy to be a part of… Continue reading