Saturday, 21 August 2010

All Stars and a trip to St John's

I treated G to a little trip to St John's last week. The food was incredible, not too rich and really delicious. The restaurant is situated in the middle of shoreditch, and not too pricey. I recommend  it to anyone and everyone! After we ate, we decided to go bowling! Something that i haven't done for the past 4-5 years. It was so much fun. We had such a laugh and G only beat me by 10 points, needless to say i was chuffed!

Anyway here are some of our pics......

1. Glen in St John's bread and wine { I'm not sure why he pulled this pose, maybe he didn't want me to share our new foodie spot with anyone!}
2. Me with a lot of posters in Shoreditch north east London.
3. G strolling around Shoreditch
4. Bowling shoes
5. us waiting
6, 7 & 8. Us at all stars bowling and of course there is always time for a game of pool ( i beat Glen every time!)

Friday, 30 July 2010

Isle of Skye

here are some more pictures from my trip to skye

Enjoy. I hope you all have a great weekend soaking up the sun. We've got lots of bbq's to attend,  and I'm super excited about seeing close friends and relaxing.
Also, want to say a huge well done to our talented friends Wednesday and Jack who had their signal launch this week.I felt like a proud mother watching them perform! Check out their band cowbell  here

Saturday, 24 July 2010


I'm not sure where or how to start this post as so much has happened in the past couple of weeks. I don't really go in to detail about my job on my blog as it's never been important to me to share what i do (and i would hate to bore my readers!) But I will for this post, as i need to get a few thing off my chest.

So here goes...(please feel free to scroll down and ignore me)

I work (ed) for the BBC and have done on and off for the past 4 years. I work in t.v production and for the most part i love it. It gives me a chance to be creative, meet amazing people and sometimes work on location. Last year the industry took a really bad hit and a lot of people lost their jobs. I'm freelance so have never been full time and get to chose my contracts which can have its ups and downs. But with nothing being commissioned last year i spent a lot of time unemployed.
That was until i got this fantastic job working on a children's programme that mixes wildlife with art.
I have been so lucky to get to go away with the programme and have been working with people i now consider as my closest friends. (It's hard not to feel like a family when you spend so much time away from home with each other.)

This week we hit the half way mark, when we get called in to a meeting to say that the show has been put on halt. This means that we have all lost our jobs! we were all due to finish in October, so this came as a real shock to us all.(I'm only really going in to detail about the show as it will probably never be transmitted on t.v.) Apart from being in complete shock, I'm also devastated that i will no longer be working with such a great team and that we will never be able to finish what we started. I loved working on the show and i really thought it would be successful once it was completed. We had so many more brilliant animals, locations and artists to see, and I'm truly sad that we wont be able to anymore.

So now with nothing on the horizon and no idea what will happen to my contract. I'm feeling a little lost. I had the next 3 months planned and holidays booked which i will no longer be able to afford to take. I hope i don't sound ungrateful as i know just how lucky i have been to go to these amazing places. It's just i never really wanted it to end.

anyway enough of the rant. I'm so sorry to you readers to bore you with the details. and here are a few photos as promised from Exmoor, Somerset and the Isles of Skye.

we were in Exmoor filming wild ponies on the moors. They have a round up twice a year to check on the fouls. It was such an amazing experience to see. The ponies are such beautiful animals.
And exmoor is truly the most stunning countryside i have ever seen.

After Exmoor i spent 2 weeks in the isles of Skye.

Isles of Skye has to be one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. The people are friendly and the views incredible We drove there from London, and although it took 13 hours the stunning scenery was well worth the drive.

More photos to come soon. And thank you so much for letting me rant!

Monday, 21 June 2010

The Isles of Scilly

 i took a trip to the isles of scilly a couple of weeks back for work, and boy was i blown away by it's beauty.
It was like landing in paradise.
I never realised how close it was before, and so easy to get to.
The flight itself was such a treat, the water so clear it felt like i was on the other side of the world not off the coast of Cornwall!

Once we landed in St Mary's we headed out for lunch.
I filled myself with fresh crab and dranks lots of tea with scones.
Needless to say i was in heaven! 

I've just got back from a trip to Exmoor, Somerset and I'm off to The isles of Skye tomorrow.
I can't wait! I'm really enjoying getting to do a road trip around The Uk, sometimes you don't realise what is on your door step.

Lots of photos to come soon.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Lets play catch up...!

wowza, it's been so long! In this time i turned 24 (eekk), G came home from Norway, we took a little trip to the seaside, and I've been away a lot with work.

So lets start with my birthday. It was such a glorious day. I managed to get the day of work and woke up very early and was surprised to find the end of the bed  full of very well wrapped presents. Glen bought me the sweetest gifts and i was honestly shocked that he did so well. I'm not easy to buy for! Later that day we jumped in the car and headed over to Kew (west London) for a picnic with my sister and cutest little nephew. We drank cider, ate a lot of  yummy cake (made by my big sis) snacked on picnic food and laughed a lot at sachi eating.

I can't get enough of this little fella. I mean common look at him!

In the evening i had organised a little gathering in a local pub with close friends. I wasn't sure who was going to turn up, and if i'm honest i really did think many people would show, but it turned in to a bit of a party and  i was blown away by everyones efforts to make my night special.

The pub is called Jolly Butcher's in Stoke Newington (just don't the road from my house). Isn't the decor great?!
I will blog about my seaside trip x 2 soon. As i didn't realise how long this post was getting! I have a day off today so lots of relaxing to do. In fact I'm going to spend most of it in my local bookshop choosing a new book then taking it to my favourite coffee shop and i plan to read it the whole afternoon. I can't wait!

Have a great day, people!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

happy bank holiday weekend!

I have a long weekend off work filled with family, friends and reading newspapers in bed
Mr G gets back tomorrow 
and my face is beaming just thinking about meeting him from the airport. 
Honestly 4 weeks is far too long to be apart!

I'm sorry i haven't post in a long time, i have been so distracted with my new job and i am eagerly awaiting to get my camera back from G so i can take lots more photos and share them here. 
But i also can't wait to show you G's photos from Norway,
 I've seen a few and they're truly stunning.  

On another note my wonderful, talented, beautiful and inspiring big sister has just opened a shop selling her stunning photographs.
 I can't tell you enough how talented she is. 
Please check out her shop and follow her on facebook


       {French Wheel}

{St Paul's Cathedral}

   {pretty cupcakes}

Here are just a few of the prints/postcards that you can purchase. 
Also check out her blog for a your chance to win a set, 

Thursday, 15 April 2010

sunny spring

                                                               {Hamstead Heath pond}

                                     { trees in full bloom around Kew}

                     Here are some photos of my past week walking around London. The sun has been shining,  and its made everyone has a little spring in their step. 
I am soon to be starting a new job, so with this week off i'm making the most of it and enjoying the sunshine with family and friends. 
Lots of exciting things have been happening recently. 
Glen went away to Norway with work, in fact he's still there. And i really can't wait for him to come back! He's there for 4 weeks, so hopefully in that time he would have taken some amazing photos, which i'll be sure to share here. 
I hope it's sunny where you are too! 
let's all enjoy it while it lasts! 

Monday, 29 March 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

weekend goodies

this weekend has been just what we needed.
We spent time laughing with friends, going to see our friends band play, a little trip to the seaside, lazy coffee dates and we even managed to cram in a couple of trips to the cinema.
That being said you must see Crazy Heart. I can't get enough of the soundtrack, I was so pleased to hear that Jeff Bridges is just as a good singer as he is actor.

At the moment I am listening to the beach house perform on LA BLOGOTHÈQUE.  
Their music is so dreamy and perfect for a sunday evening. 

photo taken in the elk in the wood (pub in islington angel. isn't the decor wonderful..? taken on my i phone using shakeitphoto.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Weekend dates

This weekend Glen and I checked out Pizza East in Shoreditch. The cocktails were flowing and although we didn't actually order pizza (I had lamb cutlets and glen had the biggest steak i've ever seen!) the food was delicious and not too expensive. The building's an old warehouse and now with it's stripped wooden floors, divine chandeliers and huge windows overlooking trendy shoreditch, it feels warm yet unique.
It’s defiantly worth a visit. I’ve already planned a trip back with friends next week, i can’t wait to share this place (and the cocktails) with them.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

another video to share

I've just got back from a very busy couple of days away, and on my return i saw this. How much do you love Zooey and her dance moves! She looks so cute.

It's such a brilliant music video and the song puts a huge smile on my face too!

Oh and happy St Patrick's day people, i hope you've had a good one!

Friday, 5 March 2010

I heart Friday

I'm spending this weekend relaxing, baking, catching up with friends, reading and babysitting my gorgeous 5 month old nephew.
I hope you all have a lovely one whatever you get up to.
Fingers crossed the weather stays nice and we can all enjoy playing in the park!

photo via papertissue

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lost Things

Lost Things is a short stop-motion film written and directed by Angela Kohler.

I have fallen hard with this wonderful, creative and clever video. I want to play in this world for a while. It reminds me Alice in Wonderland, anyone else?

Angela is a photographer and she is one talented lady. Her photos are beautiful. you can check her website out here

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The little film that put a smile on my face when i didn't think anything could.

I watched "Away we Go" last night, and I can honestly say that a film hasn't left me feeling that inspired since seeing "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", and the soundtrack just complimented the story so well.

So whilst browsing the songs on you tube earlier I came across this lovely little film. Doesn't London look beautiful? Is it sad that this made me feel a little emotional? Probably yes, I know!
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Rasa N16

Rasa in Stoke Newington is not to missed on a trip to London. We love going here and eating traditional Indian food. We ordered far too much, but honestly the dosa's are the best we've tasted since coming back from India. We had the most amazing dinner and spent our time reminiscing about our trip to South India last year.  The staff are so friendly, the decor so pink and the food delicious. They have two restaurants on the same street opposite each other, one is vegetarian and the other meat. Have a look at the website here.