Posts Tagged ‘Julia Scheele’

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 12, the final week

April 3, 2010

This bad boy is gonna be a BIG one. Mostly photos- but of the large variety. You have been warned!

So, I’m back in Canada now with full intentions of returning to England for a more prolonged stay *fingers crossed*. When people ask why- I have decided to go with: “England woo’d me with its impressive display of overcast skies”. Rather them ramble on about comics, travel and Cadwell. I think if anyone followed my blog while I was away or has a brief chit chat with me, they’ll know that this has been a long process with much thought- that dates back to September 2009.

Blah, blah, blah- PHOTOS!

So during my last few days in Manchester there was an lovely rainbow sky show! It is captured here via photos and video! On the video you get the lovely treat of Cadwell trying to speak with an Irish accent and only succeeding in sounding like a pirate.

The day after the Silver Mt. Zion concert (Wednesday, March 24th to be specific) I took a saunter around Euston station as I waited for my hotel room to be ready. My final few days were spent with my lovely new army print suitcase (as I managed to ruin two other cases on this adventure) in hotels wandering around London.
I found some treats of the architecture variety!

This was the hotel wed-fri. A swanky surprise!

I was pleasantly surprised by the Nanny McPhee world premiere while I was walking around central London waiting for Adam’s train to get in from Manchester. I was just about to sit down to a lovely Italian meal when I glimpsed Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal “red carpeting”. *swoon* Both ladies are très lovely in person… from a distance. :D

I took this photo on the tube. Aw, memories. Meaning can be found here.

I think this is easily one of my favorite Adam/Kayla photos as it a) reminds me of a certain Tegan and Sarah photo and b) reminds me of how awesome our awesome is.

I will miss you futuristic tube stations!

Twinnings tea shop! This place was closed for renos when I was in London in September so I had to go back! For any tea lover I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend this sucker! eeee!

I couldn’t find the Temple church when I was sightseeing in September either. Another success story.

To complete my set of “things I missed”- the Aztec masks weren’t in their cases at the British Museum as they were being cleaned last time- so we slipped in just before it closed so I could check that sucker off my list.

Friday night was my “Good-Bye Drinks” at the Phoenix Artist Club- the following photos are the result of mixing friends with booze.
Beth one of Adam’s friends who I met in February (and adore!!) stopped by and got me an epic pencil case of the red telephone booth variety. Très exciting!

Marc and Kieron. Best part here is both Marc’s face and the fact that there’s a Puppetry of the Penis poster behind them.

Anna kisses!

Kayla kisses!


Julia may be pissed at me for postin’ this sucker but it results in laughter on my end. Also- YAY Jon Browne! + Nevs and sadly a blurry Andy :(

Anna vs. chip bowl

Nevs, Julia and Sarah. HAWT.

Adam and Marc have a very … sensual…relationship which I dare not intrude on…

But we do make rude hand gestures towards it ;) (Sorry mum!)

My face is a bit much on this one… I apologize

This photo also makes me giggle.

Annnd this one too-

And this one! Baha! Très serious.

Here we are the following day, very, very hung over at the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing. Oh boys, oh boys!

Barely had any sleep that night, Adam and I woke up really early to say our good-byes at Gatwick. It’s been almost a week that I’ve been back and visiting with my folks.

I will leave you with this fantastic ad campaign that can be found around the London tube stations.


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