Posts Tagged ‘Jamie McKelvie’

A bit of a re-cap-

May 24, 2010

I haven’t posted in a while so I thought I’d throw some photos on here in an attempt to catch things up.

In April it was my friend Rosie’s 40th birthday- thus her lover Jeremy and sister Laura decided to stage a surprise party at the swanky Table 17. The surprise element didn’t necessarily make it out of the gate- there were a few blunders, but the evening was still quite delicious!

I decided to try venison for the first time- you can also see my potatoes in the bottom right corner which were mashed with duck fat. OH BOY!

I guess this is how you feel when you’re 40 ;) – Rosie and Jeremy.

Delicious birthday cake!

Rosie and Laura

So I finished unpacking (as you may have seen in my previous post) and with that came the huge purge of my belongings… but somehow these suckers made it through my first run.

Then on April 26th (to be exact) two awesome things happened.
First, my lovah mister Adam Cadwell flew to Canada for his first time ever to attend TCAF, but lingered a bit longer to spend a whole 2.5 weeks with me. :D
The second thing was: that evening we went to see Jeffrey Brown talk at a Toronto Library which made me swoon. The man is a bit of a hero, so I tried to reel it in. Heh, tried. Adam snapped this photo- the colour red FTW!

I tried to show Adam as much of Toronto as possible, (you can see his photo set here) this also included many Tim Horton’s excursion + Cold Stone Creamery. This is me tryin’ out the Birthday Cake Remix.

At risk of makin’ some people puke- I’m throwing some swooney lovey photos on here. Long distance relationships can be tricky so I believe I’m allowed to wallow in my happiness.

Marc and Anna came into town early May which was super rad. We had dinner in Dundas Square at Milestones in this hip 4th floor patio thinger.

The next day the four of us went to Niagara and enjoyed the Maid of the Mist and our fancy blue raincoats, which I must tell you- are really quite necessary.

Then of course there was TCAF! This was the first time since 2005 that I wasn’t working the show which was really, really nice. I sat with Adam for the most part, but one guy didn’t show up so I nestled in between Howard Hardiman and Ray Fawkes for a bit. My main goal was passing out 200 flyers for my webcomic.

Howard and I- you can see Jamie McKelvie to the left there and Adam and Anna behind us.

Howard and his boyfriend Jonathan as well as Julia and her fiance Nevs stayed at my place- it was a little crowded but it worked out pretty well. Sadly everyone took turns getting sick :( (Well, except for Howard and Jonathan who were fit as fiddles the entire time.) I do have to say that eating delicious cake and watching a Muppet film on their final night was the right way to make an exit. Cake always wins. Always.

But of course, because it was TCAF after all, there was some epic karaoke goodness on the Saturday night. I think Andrew and I were rockin’ out to Kelly Clarkson here-

I yoinked a few of these photos from Chris Butcher here and from Jim Zubkavich here.

So now- this is where I’m at. I have a visa to live in the UK for 2 years. I can work and do the whole thing properly- my plane leaves on June 22nd. Between now and then I’ve been working at The Beguiling, getting ready for Anime North which happens next weekend. I’ve been selling my furniture and going through all of my belongings once more. My apartment is literally only a shadow of the photos I took before. I’ve sold both my bookcases and had to pack them up a little over a week after I set them up. Things are kinda crazy, but I’m really excited. I’m thinkin’ about things differently. I don’t feel like I’m going through the motions anymore. I’m actually living each day which sounds so blah- but honestly- it is way too easy to get caught up in the 9 to 5.

More soon!


Manchester – London week 11

March 22, 2010

So my trip is definitely starting to wind down. As I write this I have less than a week left and it will be an EXTREMELY busy week at that. This afternoon I will be buying my third suitcase as I have managed to destroy two others. I have a ploy to make this one last though…. it must! I have to drag it to London tomorrow and then to Gatwick Sunday morning.

(Speaking of tomorrow- Tom acquired some Silver Mt. Zion tickets thus I will be enjoying their sweet sweet tunes tomorrow evening. eee!)

This past week has (again) been mostly attempts to get more stuff done (web design and such)- do a bit of sightseeing and the like.

I did try my hand at making cottage pie. I must say I was quite impressed with my first go-

I followed that up with Molten Lava Cakes- which sadly were made with milk chocolate as the Tesco had no other option (hence the light brown colour)- they were still pretty delicious om nom!

Tuesday was the night we saw some comedy and I took the photos from my previous post. But I forgot to mention that through our audience participation with a certain comedian Adam was hailed as “The Original Man”- tres haha.

Wednesday was St. Patrick’s Day- so Adam and I went out to a New Orleans themed restaurant (of course), watched a Swedish film and then finally found ourselves in an Irish pub.

I was pleased to see lovely flowers sprouting all over Manchester- spring has indeed sprung.

Adam needed to take some reference photos for a comic he’s working on for Solipsistic Pop 2– this bath house was particularly interesting with it’s separate entrances for each class. Females of course had one general entrance which was not half as decorative as those for the males.

Plumber’s Mate! :D

Friday night Adam and I went to London for the Phonogram party. (The second trade looks LOVELY!) On the way we managed to get lost and upon looking at the map I was positive I discovered the proper tube station- these photos demonstrate my happiness over my victory.

Adam was not pleased that we’d managed to make our way to Matt Sheret’s place instead.

At the Phonogram party. Kieron and Julia.

It looks like Sean Azzopardi hi-jacked my camera when I wasn’t lookin’ ;)

McKelvie shoes. The man has ridiculously large feet making walkin’ around in ’em 12 times the fun!

Went out for breakfast with Julia and Sarah on Saturday morning on the way I snapped a photo of Goldsmiths since I dig the rooftop sculpture.

One more week of photo recaps :O


London- Manchester week 7

February 19, 2010

This past week was a little hectic but I will do my best with this recap.

Thursday and Friday were pretty low key days just hanging out with Adam at his place.

Saturday and Sunday were super busy.
On Saturday I attended the Alternative Press Fair in Euston. This was my first adventure into the realm of zine selling. I was pretty damn pleased with the whole thing. If anything, looking at the work produced by the people around me gave me a kick in the ass (I should really bring things up a notch) and a hefty spoonful of motivation.

I was lucky enough to be sitting beside Joe Decie I think you should check out some of his work yes yes.

That night Matt Sheret and Anne were nice enough to invite us to join them and Liz Greenfield for food and drinks and general shenanigans.

On Sunday We Are Words + Pictures had a two event combo at the Notting Hill Arts Club. I lent a hand with whatever was needed- they’re such an awesome crew- the day was FANTASTIC! First Drop In + Draw to chat with some artists, perhaps hone some new skills etc followed by Modern Romance featuring Robin Ince and some sweet sweet dance tunes.

I was spoiled by Adam as we took leave for a tasty Italian meal to celebrate the ol’ V day. *blush*

Monday we lingered in London for a bit, adventuring to Green Park (my personal fave in the city) and grabbin’ a bite to eat before heading back to Manchester pretty damn exhausted.

Tuesday was a day of catch-up and some relaxin’- Wednesday Adam took me to Afflecks where I acquired a new nose ring hoop and we discovered a tasty chocolate place om nom. Also I should mention that Good Grief! is a neat little comic shop in there.

Yesterday was yet another relaxing day but it did involve the making of some delicious OMG fajitas. SO DELICIOUS. I will post photos of those bad boys next time.

Passed this wee shop on the way to the Press Fair… oh la la!

My table at the Fair with sir Adam at the end

Alternative Pressin’

Matt dishin’ out the delicious cake that Anne made (for icing help you can always turn to this guy *points to self*)

Notting Hill-ness

Adam was on the wall at the Arts Club

Drop In + Draw

Jamie McKelvie hard at work

Julia hard at work

Honest to god Matt played such a wicked set AHHH! So much dance! DANCE!

Notting of the Hills

Green Park has the best trees

London- near Victoria station

We ended Pancake Day on Tuesday with dessert pancakes :D

Inside Afflecks

More next time!


PS- Just a reminder that the website will be ch-ch-ch-ch-changin’!