Sunday, 7 June 2015

Brick lane again

So it's been a while eh? Sorry about that, but I will go into more detail in another post. Today was a beautiful day so my flat mate and a friend of ours headed east. Originally we went to Hackney wick for a vintage fayre but it wasn't really our kind of vintage, lovely if you like the more sort of very dressy vintage and antiques but for us it wasn't the one. (Btw it's on every Sunday till late summer and it does have a really cool vibe! Lots of food trucks and even a bit covered in sand! It's behind the baths in Hackney wick)

Knowing it was a Sunday we decided to head over to brick lane market as we knew there would be lots going on, and we desperately wanted a bagel from one of the bagel shops! Along the way we got a little distracted by the food market in the old Truman brewery as well as the goldsmiths design degree show! 

Brick Lane street sign

One of the food stands had the most incredible burger, why can't I ever choose something else?

Burger bun with onion and lettuce

It had cheese and bacon with a dash of guacamole! Apparently this is the perfect combo! It was so juicy it was difficult to eat on the go but I managed to eat it. Mostly we just wandered round looking at this stand and the next before going to a cafe for a cup of coffee and a brownie. I just wish I remembered the name of it.

We then decided to head to the beigel shop to buy some bagels for the way back as well as for dinner in the evening! We walked back to the bus stop and encountered this beautiful black cat: 
black cat on a door stoop in front of a red door

Who let us pet her until she had enough and started hissing at us! So we quickly got on a bus back to south of the river! 

Deciding that the day was too nice just to end there we went to a corner shop grabbed a couple of bottles of ciders and headed to Ruskin park to watch the world go by, whilst listening to music and me devouring a salt beef bagel (if you're not veggie get on that if you're ever in East London!)

Salt beef bagel from brick lane beigel shop

All in all a pretty perfect day! Although I may have burnt a little bit already!

Speak soon lovelies!!!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Taking stock

I'm going to start off by saying I'm sorry. Mostly to myself as I promised myself I would write at least one post per week but then the stress of uni deadlines and exams kind of swallowed up everything else. But here we are again. It's the end of the month and as I write this I am on a train to my hometown Norwich. For a whole friggin month! I think I haven't been this excited in a long time. The small things I guess. 

On the small things the photo above was taken whilst on a walk whilst taking a break from revision. I'm trying to see it as a reminder that there are beautiful things everywhere. A reminder that no matter how dark things may get that there is another side to that tunnel. 

Wow, that got deep fast! But I suppose that these sort of things are as much a part of life as the happy, beautiful things. 

Anyway after going off on that massive tangent what I really wanted to do is talk about what I plan to do with this here blog. I want to document more of my life, hopefully forcing me to do more with my life. I want to share the things that I love to the few that read this (Hi Josie!) and I want to continue to hone my minimal photography and writing skills. 

-Monday - food type post
-Wednesday -lists
-Friday - fashion
-Sunday - weekly catch up

Speak soon lovelies 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

It is always ourselves we find in the sea

This weekend just gone was the first weekend off in a long time, so I bundled myself into a train to return to Norfolk to see my family.

On Saturday my Dad and I took the dogs and headed to Winterton-on-Sea a small seaside town with the most beautiful beach that allows dogs on it year round. The sun was shining and so it was a perfect day to walk and talk.

Our beautiful Tibetan Terrier named Watson.

The everlovable Romanian rescue Toffee.

Pretty much perfect eh? Still too cold to dip into the sea, but it promises of a good summer.

Speak soon lovelies

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Sunday is market day

On Sunday was the first day that I had after quitting my job. So I did something that I've always wanted to do since moving to London. Which was heading east for the Columbia Road Flower Market. I didn't buy any flowers but I'm going share a few snaps I took. Including some from Brick Lane market:

All I'm all a pretty perfect day. I did take more photos on a disposable camera that I'd taken along. But I still need to finish the film and then get them developed. 

Speak soon lovelies 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

5 Things I've Learnt Since Moving to London

It's been a year and about 5 months since I've moved to London for university. That long since I've left Norwich for all but the odd weekend. It has taught me so much already so i thought I would write a list of all the things I've learnt so far. 

1. London is BIG, and I mean big, and I think the full scope is only realised when you live there and have to commute between places. As a tourist almost everything is within 20 minutes on the tube from each other. But as soon as you have to travel between the place you can afford to live to the place where you spend most of your time (I.e. Work or uni) it is a whole other dimension. Which brings me on to my next thing. 

2. Commuting is soul destroying, the moment that you arrive on that already crowded platform or bus stop at a ridiculously early time with a mug of coffee in one hand and your phone in another, you realise that it is a rather sad life you lead at times. As you wedge yourself into the armpit of a man about 6 foot, who hasn't quite realised that he could angle his body slightly differently, you zone out completely hoping only that there is no transferral between his sweat and you shoulder or that there are no delays that keep you held in the train for a minute longer than necessary.

3. However there is always something else to do every day. And so much of it is free if you bother looking (or if you can't be bothered to search yourself: follow SkintLondon on Twitter for tips on all sorts of things that are free or cheap to do). But theoretically you could go to a new restaurant every night where automatically you'll order the same thing you always order: burgers and lots of them 

But they're delicious so who cares really eh? 

4. Netflix WILL become your new best friend, because work/uni is tiring and everyone's schedules always clash, so you always say you'll go for drinks and then only see each other once every three months. Let it happen, it's not something to feel guilty about. Settle into that evening of binge watching Gossip Girl and/or documentaries. 

5. But most importantly? London is pretty freaking stunning, even all the touristy parts:

Speak soon lovelies

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