It’s true that we live in a world of labels. I found my sense of self particularly under fire when I decided to work for myself. I was so adamant that it was not me, that I was just a part of it, a part of something bigger than myself. The danger is that it becomes an ideology rather than a sustainable reality.
In my late teens, this was just a saying that one of my best friends had coined, when drunk, I think. As the years have progressed, however, it’s shifted from just an adopted phrase for simply being happy in the moment to a philosophy that I try and live my life by.
I’m super excited to be writing this blog post, as it marks a monumental benchmark in Twenty Pegs’s life. A coming of age story, in many ways. There’s an almost serendipitous irony, in fact, that I’m sat here writing this on the last day of term for schools here in the UK. Today we step out of the shadows and into the summer sun. This is where the fun starts.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting our first “Twenty Pegs Takeover” at Slate Coffee London in Shoreditch.
We rocked up on Curtain Road, bleary-eyed at 8am, but Zoey and the team soon had us right with a few shots of their amazing coffee.
There were competitions and general shenanigans throughout the day, and once the sun went down the party started with a little help from our friends at the House of Q. Neil Kelso treated us to some mind-bending close-up magic, and a special DJ set from Pi the Mime kept us going until way past everyone’s bedtimes.
Big shout outs go to Zoey and her team, for making us feel so welcome, to House of Q, and to Verity Hesketh, our photographer for the night. Thanks to everyone who joined us – you made it one hell of a party.
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