After not seeing them for 15 months my best friend and my mum arrived Monday midday. We went straight back to mine for a chat and a cup of tea. In the evening we popped out to the local pub for a pint of cider and then back to mine for some chickpea and feta salad with ciabatta. Tuesday I got my new bag, a Darling Edie frame bag. It easily holds a couple of cameras. We went to see the exhibitions Oramics to Electronica: Revealing Histories of Electronic Music and Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy at the Science Museum. After that we had a gorgeous, late lunch at Comptoir Libanais before heading back to mine for a quick rest. In the evening we walked down Brick Lane and had a look in Blitz before popping down to one of my favourite pubs, the Ten Bells. It’s a Victorian public house that’s inexplicably linked with Jack the Ripper and his victims. My mum’s amazing photography skills! On Wednesday I took them out for afternoon tea and shopping in the City. The outdoor filming location for Black Books, one of our all-time favourite telly shows. My new Lotta from Stockholm Highwood clogs. We played around with my new Instax Mini 25. Thursday we spent most of the day in Camden before popping down to a pub to celebrate a friend’s Birthday. Cheeky. Me and my best friend went to art school together. We have actually known each other for 11 years which makes her one of my oldest, dearest friends. She’s like a sister really.