The last seven weeks have been absolutely crazy, hence the lack of posts and particularly my Sunday round-ups!
To be honest, there's only so many times you can be interesting when explaining that you have been "responding to emails from constituents, other GE work and working on top of that."
Regardless, it's all over now. So I can take a second to breathe and collect myself before going headfirst into the rest of the summer and planning our imminent getaway to a geodesic dome in rural Warwickshire. (I could never be accused of having a boring life at least....)
Here is what I've been up to in the past few weeks, politics included!
1. Debuting as an artistic couple
The weekend before the present one, Des and I performed live as a couple for the first time here in York as part of the Resolution of Sound project. (Picture above)
Our piece, "Un-belonging" was a mixture of original poetry, live electronics and vocals. I'm hoping to share the recoding soon on here, but it's fair to say we received a positive reception to the work.
It really helped that we had an extremely atmospheric venue, The Stained Glass Centre at St Martin-cum-Gregory church, which made all of the excellent performances during the evening really come to life!
2. Standing in my first General Election
As you are probably up to your ears with GE news, I'll keep this brief!
It was a pleasure and privilege to represent the Green Party and their parliamentary candidate for York Outer.
Whilst our vote share was massively squeezed across the country, we performed pretty well in my consistency given the circumstances.
I have a lot to learn from the experience and will be sharing some insights in due course.
3. My TV debut
If you have been watching Tried and Tasted: The Ultimate Shopping List on Channel 4, you may have seen the face of yours truly int he background!
Way back last year I was invited by Lynn Hill from The Clandestine Cake Club to be her plus one to film the show.
It was great to be there to support Lynn and also get the inside scoop on what it's actually like to film a TV show. The day was very long, but generally I was surprised by how slick and quick everything was.
Bonus: I also got to meet Giles Coren, who I may have had a bit of a crush on for quite a while...
4. Spending some quality time with the family
This weekend has turned into a much needed break from work, in all of its forms.
Highlights have included:
- Having my parents stay for a couple of days. (My mum sorted out or front garden = win!)
- Heading to Bettys for an indulgent lunch
- Watching " The First Monday in May" on Netflix - a documentary about the Met Gala in 2015