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This Friday Feeling: Wishing, Wanting, Wearing, Watching… (Week 3)

JJ Miller

I had a little break from This Friday Feeling over Christmas – it wasn’t planned or intentional, unfortunately life in all it’s chaos got in the way. But I wanted to being it back as I still believe it’s a wonderful reflection on life NOW…and now is so often forgotten amongst the planning, the remembering, and the doing.

So here’s week 3;


I don’t actually have a novel on the go at the moment, which is a little unusual for me. I’ve just finished Miranda Hart’s “Is It Just Me“, which is exactly like her TV show but on paper, and I’m dipping in and out of “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson – which I highly recommend to anyone who lives a busy life, gets stressed or feels they lack patience sometimes.


This morning I’ve been getting things done to the sounds of 2 Bears 1 Love from Defected. It’s awesome and a little unusual; they describe it as “blending house music with a London sound that nods to disco, dancehall and dub”. I describe it as a lot of fun and the perfect soundtrack for getting things done on a sunny day! It’s like a little bit of Notting Hill Carnival in my living room. Check it out.


About the new Columnists I’ve been arranging for TLL this morning. We’ll hopefully soon be bringing you more fashion, more beauty, more love, more London!


Like Melvita L’Or Bio Oil. I’ve tweeted about this magical stuff before – you can use it on face, body, hair – and it leaves you silky smooth and smelling divine for hours.


I’ve been a little bit caught up in the new series of Revenge recently. I didn’t think I’d like it but have got completely caught up in the lives of these mental people…bit of a guilty/trashy pleasure.


We’ve just decided to start flat-hunting, so I’m wishing that the perfect house would just appear in my inbox and be within budget, in the perfect area, have a great garden, en-suite, big rooms…the list goes on!


Yoga clothes from Carrot, Banana and Peach. OK, so I’ve cheated and not actually done any yoga…but the clothes are so soft and comfy they’re also perfect for lounging in (and they look a lot more stylish than my onesie.) These are the bits I’m wearing now. So soft it’s like wearing air!

Flared Short & Gathered Cami


That the weather stays nice over the weekend. It looks so beautiful out my window, I’d love to go for a walk along the canal tomorrow & take some photos with the gorgeous new CanonSX50 HS I’m testing out. The few shots I’ve taken so far have been incredible, so I’m looking forward to seeing what it can really do.

First photo of Maida Vale buildings taken on SX50 HS

My first test shot on my Canon SX50 HS – Maida Vale in the sunshine.


The 2 surprise books that have arrived on my doorstep this week! The first was a baking book from my boyfriends Mum, which is so incredibly sweet, and the other has just arrived this second! It’s from a great friend who lives in Scotland and is called “The Artists Way – A Course In Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self”. We were talking the other day about how I missed being artistic. I am blown away by the thoughtfulness.


A girls night out with Helena VERY soon. We need cocktails and Champagne and Laughter. Not necessarily in that order.


Nothing. I’m good right now.





Thanks again to Mel Kirk who inspired me to write these posts in the first place – it really is quite therapeutic!

Let me know if you have any thoughts in the comment box below. Have a GREAT weekend x

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