Keswick, Lake District
Travel

On our way back to London after hiking Snowdon in Wales, we passed by the Lake District. It was as quaint and as beautiful as one would imagine from English novels. Everyday started off with a full English breakfast from our B&B. These are probably the only breakfast sausages I would willingly eat again –…

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Speakeasy in Chinatown
Diary

Just happened to be in Chinatown looking for a drink when we remembered that there was a speakeasy nearby. I didn’t know what a speakeasy was until just last week, way to forget all the cool things from history class. The single-door entrance looked completely nondescript between a shop dedicated to imported Asian snacks, and…

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Florals for spring
Diary

I don’t know if I’m ready for a 30-day photo challenge with the boyfriend. He suggested that we do it now that he finally has a camera again. Took some photos of english garden flowers on our walk over to Richmond Park this evening. Not thrilled with the photos I had (florals? for spring? groundbreaking.)…

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Screen them lady bits
Diary

I went for cervical screening yesterday. Even after having experienced them a few times, they still make me super uncomfortable. But NHS sent me an invitation, the pamphlet sounded so proper I couldn’t not do it! They cordially invited me, it felt like a party invitation, I didn’t want to be rude. The wait for…

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The Black Lion
Food

Having been to the Black Lion once before for trivia night, the second pilgrimage to West Hampstead for Sunday Roast proved more than worthwhile for the hour-long trek from home. Ambiance Definitely one of the more spacious pubs I’ve visited in London. Cushy seats in big booths on one side and spread out individual tables…

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Homeslice
Food

I’m always happy to return to a restaurant when there’s quality food for good value – and thats exactly what you’ll find at Homeslice. Ambiance The two locations I’ve been to were quite different, but both had the same cozy homey vibe happening. The casual atmosphere with farm-like furnishings make you feel welcome even at…

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A lovely weekend
Diary

On Thursday, I had my last day at the digital agency I was working for. They ended my contract a day earlier than originally agreed – just something contractors have to be used to. That, in retrospect, was a blessing in disguise as I spent all day Friday in sunny London (a rare occurrence!) exploring Portobello Road…

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London food markets
Diary, Food

My favourite thing about London is its food markets. In the past year, I’ve had a couple of jobs based in Clarkenwell/Farringdon, and had access to Leather Lane. This market has stands for clothing as well, which I’ve never had the desire to buy from but it’s kind of fun to see the dresses and…

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7 days in Tenerife
Travel

After 14 dreary months without seeing a proper beach, Boyfriend and I finally hauled our haggard, sun-deprived, zombie bodies out of London on to a sandy beach. Costs All-inclusive holidays are not usually our thing. But based the budget we had (which was not very much) and the amount of energy we could put into planning (also not very…

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The machine
Diary

I was really lucky that I’ve been consistently booked by larger agencies. Usually that means they supply contractors with shiny 27-inch iMacs and cushy chairs. However, last two jobs I’ve worked were for smaller agencies, and for the last month I’ve had to bring my laptop everyday on my hour-long-one-way commute. An hour long one…

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