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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Umu
Food

Ambiance One of the first things the boyfriend and I noticed was how we weren’t really feeling the decoration… There were some parts wood, some parts that looked like straw bits hanging on the wall, a rather strict flower arrangement as a center piece. Most of the (well-behaved, quiet enough) people eating here were comfortable spending £150 on…

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Work trip to Lausanne
Travel, Work

For my current freelance contract, I had the opportunity to travel to Lausanne for a meeting this week. It was a lot more tiring than I had imagined… From the London office to the door of our hotel in Lausanne took 7 solid hours of being in transit. The time I did manage to walk…

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Brew Box Bubble Tea
Food

Ambiance Cozy and adorable, as all bubble tea places should be. Lots of funky drawings found around the shop, with games available for entertainment. Drinks The bubble tea here is what I wish every bubble tea place could be – offering a variety of properly steeped tea, limited for the day, to be prepared with…

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