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Brangelina had flown to London earlier in the morning so Jolie can attend a lunch at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Monday as part of her work on UK foreign policy and her ongoing campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

At around 3:45 p.m., the UN Special Envoy was joined by Pitt and they headed straight over to Kensington Palace for the informal meeting.

And according to the insider, Middleton and Prince William were “really excited” about the afternoon tea, with a source adding that the royal couple — who were joined by Prince George — actually waited outside their apartment 1A home to greet the Hollywood royal couple. (Pitt and Jolie’s kids were also in London, but did not join in on the visit).

Naturally the Jolie-Pitt’s didn’t arrive empty handed. A source tells Us the couple brought a special gift for the Duke and Duchess to celebrate the arrival of Princess Charlotte, who was born in May.

“Everyone got on splendidly,” says the source of their afternoon tea. “Brad and Angelina spent much longer with the Duke and Duchess than planned. They ended up staying for almost a few hours.“

The meeting was a first for the foursome. Prince William, Pitt, and Jolie all attended the 2014 BAFTA awards but didn’t cross paths.

In October 2014, Queen Elizabeth II made Jolie an Honorary Dame Commander at a private Buckingham Palace ceremony, which is the female equivalent of knighthood, for her humanitarian work to which she has dedicated much of her life.

—  U.S. Weekly

I decided to try my hand at leather working a few months ago and this is what came out from it. It turned out to be far more time consuming than I ever imagined, but  I enjoyed myself quite a bit (not to mention it turned out pretty darn good in my opinion). Happy birthday, Jessie!


Kyoto is cool. That’s really all there is to it. And my English students are better than the ones in Tokyo. All my students really like music, so this past week we went over some songs that they wanted to understand. Turns out, some lyrics are really hard to explain, or for me to even understand.

Here are a few drawings from various shrines I stumbled upon and some people I met. Cultural note: tons of people wear masks in Japan. At first I thought it might have to do with some widespread local disease or something, but come to find out it’s normal to wear a mask if you don’t feel well. Also, the people here are super nice. Super nice. As in, an old man saw me taking pictures and drawing and started to talk to me. After a few minutes of chit chat, he took me on about an hour tour where he showed me a fence he had built, a river, a local hospital/school, a shrine that he helps administrate and a mountain a path that he said I should explore someday (he’s the guy with colored cheeks above).