This is a place for me to write about the things that I love: books and bookshops, music and film, museums and long city walks. The things that act as a long breath out and don’t leave your coin purse bare. I’ll make a promise to you now: I’ll try my best to not tell you about anything that costs over 10 pounds to do or buy. Longing for things is not a healthy way to live, no matter how beautiful the things maybe. Darling Oscar may have written ‘Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.‘ but, luckily for us, Mr. Wilde wasn’t always right.
My name is Iona. I moved to London rather recently after a long adventure travelling across the United States of America. I used to work in a bookshop and I studied English Literature at university. Now I spend my days writing, taking photographs and getting lost in London (I’m better at getting lost than I am at the other two…). My favourite authors are Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker and Jonathan Safran Foer, among many others, of course. I love music; I lean towards the Camera Obscura and Devendra Banhart side of things. My favourite film is Singing in the Rain. I love to learn, especially when someone like Carl Sagan or Adam Curtis is teaching me. Nothing is better than an evening walk when the light is just perfect.
Most of the photographs on this blog were taken by either myself or my boyfriend. Any others have been credited accordingly, and should link back to their original creator.
If you would like to get in touch with me, either comment here or email me at ionadudley [at] gmail [dot] com.
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