My Funny Eye = 5

The blog turned five last week, can you believe it?! Whoah. What can I say? Well, for starters, I can't thank you enough for taking the time and stopping by here in my little space, for the feedback and comments and hellos. It's been so much fun to have somewhere where I can post my pictures and write a few words. 

Now, I'd like to ask you a favour. Tell me a little about yourself (age/where you live/whaddyado) - it's been a while since I did this (or did I ever? I can't remember - five years is a long time). If you want to know more about me here's the Q&A we did here a while back. Also, another favour if you don't mind... One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to listen to more new (or new to me) music, and I'm not doing too well on that front. What is your favourite album or song right now? Mine is this; and it's from three years ago (but newish to me!). It makes me feel like a champ when I listen to it while I run - ha! 

Anyway. You don't have to, but it would be nice to hear about you! And thanks again for coming here. Here's to another five :) 


  1. Hello! from Finland. And congratulations! I have been reading your blog for many years, I like your pictures.
    I'm a new mother of a baby girl (I'm 32, she's five months), we are at home playing, sleeping, taking walks and hoping for the spring to come.
    Musicwise I'm not one to recommend anything new, I'm sooo out of beat at the moment. I do like Sia, she always perks me up.

  2. Congrats ! I know your blog for years now and it remains one of my favorite . I really like your eye . And even thought of you when i visited a Joel Meyerowitz exhibition last week .
    I'm from Paris , i'm 41 .
    For music i'd say : Arcade Fire, New puritans , PJ Harvey .
    Thanks for all the photos you've taken in 5 years !

  3. Congrats on blog's anniversary and greetings from Slovenia :)

    Music: Devendra Banhart's new album "Mala": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqGUM1TrJgk

  4. Félicitations from Belgium! I've been watch-reading your blog for 3 years now and I still love it (partly 'cause I love London and of course mostly 'cause you're so talented ;)).

    I'm a 39-year-old-Turkish-born-in-Belgium girl ;) I live in Brussels where I work as a translator/management assistant. I'm married, have no kid and currently am listening to "soft electro-ish" music: XX, SBTRKT/Sampha, Björk, Radiohead, Bat for Lashes, also Emiliana Torrini, Agnes Obel...

    Merci d'être là et longue vie à MyFunnyEye!

  5. Hey, greetings from Gibraltar, I'm a new reader of your blog and I like what I see. Recently I'm listening to: M. Ward, Spectrals, Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band and Delafé y las flores azules.


  6. Congratulations on the anniversary!
    And greetings form Finland! My favourite at the moment is Imelda May.

  7. Hi! Thank you for blogging. I enjoy the pictures you take in places I usualy visit when I am in London.
    I'm 39, I live in Lisbon (Portugal), I'm a translator and proofreader currently working on a PhD dissertation. I'm married and I have two cats.
    Some music I've been listening to lately: Beth Orton, Patrick Watson, Nick Cave, Regina Spektor.

  8. Hi there, been hanging around for a while. I'm Swedish but I live in Paris, I'm also 39, my name is also Alexandra (see above) but I am an IT Project Manager.
    Music... I listen to Swedish jazz, Diane Birch and old R'n'B... :o)

  9. Happy 5th!!! I am 37 and my crazy life here in Ottawa, Canada, includes our three boys (9, 7 and 3), my husband, and Dave the cat. I try to go out and about to take pictures as much as I can but have been a bit too busy lately with work, family and stuff. I run a national program that promotes music making in remote communities in Canada's far North. My favourite bands to listen to these days: The Weakerthans (Left and Leaving), Vampire Weekend (M79), anything by K'naan and for a good laugh Das Racist (Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell). Can't take any credit for this, my husband makes me playlists for my jogs around the neighbourhood. I am completely at his mercy.

  10. happy five!!! you inspire me so much! I always love you photos and your sense of humor that pops through them!!


  11. I'm a thirtysomething in New York City and I always enjoy looking at your pictures!

    If you're already in a Jack White mood, he had a new solo album last year that I really enjoyed (but then, I LOVE him). I really liked last year's Cat Power and Santigold albums too. Writing that out made me realize I haven't bought ANY music from 2013. Sigh. I used to keep on top of this stuff...

    An oldie but goodie that I've had on repeat this month: Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier."

  12. Happy 5 and many more! Your photos have been a part of my everyday life. It's a way of being with you from our far away island... Thank you for all these years : )

  13. wooohoo! you already know all about me ;)

    just booked a trip back to london, see you late july for a catch up? x

  14. Hi my name is Regine and I am following your blog from Munich from before your son was born....I studied in Paris Fine Arts, lived for seven years in the US (Seattle and NYC), have two kids 13 and 11. My personal work is photography and I am teaching art and art history from 5th to 12th grade. Your viewpoint is very inspiring to me

  15. hey congrats! i love your blog and your sense of humour!
    i'm sara, still looking for a place to settle for a while. also having trouble defining what i do, but i also blog and photograph life.

    check this new band (they're english!) http://www.youtube.com/user/TemplesOfficial

  16. Hi! I´m from Mexico, I think I found your blog surfing flickr, along Sandra's smosch. I also enjoyed "This is how we say hello". I'm 26 and studied psychology, right now I am working as a yoga instructor.

    Music... I really recommend Adrian Younge <3 (midnight blue, chicago wind, dusts of gold, thunderstrike, jimmy's dead, etc).

  17. hello.
    I am sophie. i live in charleston sc. i am 21, studying studio art, finishing up in may. i too take lots of pictures (www.sophiemargrette.com) - yours are quite a heart lifter often. thanks for sharing them

    as for music, theres this one song by beck called Go It Alone that I've loved lately. loved.

  18. Good morning! I´m Essi, 29 yrs old lady living in Helsinki (and dreaming of Bangkok). I´m working as a concept designer in a brand and innovation consultancy and the time out of the office we´re showing the world for Mikki, 11 months old Shiba Inu. I´ve been a happy follower since 2009. Sunny greetings to London! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPyZGCKu2wg

  19. Hi,
    my name is Nora I'm from Québec city, Earth.
    taking pictures on a daily basis is a challenge and i love that you pay attention to details.
    as for music, I can only recommand this album from Jean Leloup, La vallée des réputations or maybe some King of Convenience that would pair up nicely with your photos.
    all the best.

  20. Lisa from Oakland, California. Love your pics and I'm listening to devendra banhart, mala.

  21. hello. i'm new coming here. i'm Claudia, 40 yrs old and living in miami florida with my husband and 3 yr old daughter.
    i've been listening to a lot of the yeah, yeah, yeahs, the shins, elton john (lol), erlend oye, first aid kit. just to name a few.
    thank you for sharing your space!

  22. I'm an 'old', quiet fan of your eye, 37, from London |(North). A toy maker...
    Music: Pj Harvey's last album, Fink, Borealis are my favorite 'companions' in these days.

    Congratulations on the blog's B-day! Hoping there will be many more to come!

  23. Hi from Poland. I’m a 29 years old girl living in Warsaw. Your blog helps me to survive long hours at work It’s amazing that people around the world are funs of the same blog.
    When it comes to music I recommend Aretha Franklin. She is simply the best