Before this trip home I’d never been away from London for more than 2 months, so coming back after almost 2 years in the Caribbean was really strange. It made me appreciate things about London that I’d never really noticed before. I missed the familiarity and cosiness of my flat (which suddenly felt like the perfect place to take pictures!) – my books, my piano, my coats and black jeans. It felt so nice to know that if I got a weird craving for a Chai latte infused with desiccated almond milk from the Chilean Andes, or felt like wearing a royal-green polka-dot beret that day, I could probably just pop out and get it. I love my movies too so being able to go back to independent theatres like the Prince Charles in Leicester Square was probably the best thing of all. Still, I’m not quite ready to swap my swimsuit for an umbrella quite yet! Also, I suppose that if I ever wanted to buy anything as horrible as a green, polka-dot beret, there’s always the internet.
Like I said, I love my movies, and I’ve had this t-shirt from the film Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard for ages, but I checked the shop where I got it and it turns out they still sell them. The store (Vinmag) is in Soho and it sells all sorts of movie memorabilia and vintage gadgets. I’ve spent more time than I care to admit in this store – my Bates Motel coffee mug is one of my most prized possessions. If you have a film/TV show/ cartoon/ anything you love and want to proudly broadcast it on your chest – they have 35 pages of t-shirt designs on their website so I’m sure you’d find something.