Friday, 10 June 2011

anyone fancy a road trip?

I've been a fan of Local Natives for a while now, and last night spent a good hour just watching their music videos. I felt that I just had to post the above video as it captures my mood perfectly!

I am craving a road trip with close friends.The weather in London is miserable and the thought of going away and taking a trip around Europe or America is just too tempting!

I'm off to Spain next month with my family and I can't wait to sink my feet into the sand and just relax by a pool.

What are your plans for the summer? Is anyone taking a road trip?

Sunday, 15 May 2011

always remember....

My Sister who is also my best friend, sent this to me last week when i was having a tough time. It's really easy to forgot that you control the things that happen in your life and growing up is all about learning to except the things you can't change and do something about the ones you can!

Picture taken from pinterest

Thursday, 7 April 2011


i have had this song on repeat on my ipod
work is so so busy and i haven't had a moment to stop and take any photos
it's 20 degrees in London right now. I'm so so happy summer popped up to say hello early.
this weekend i'm working away from home. i really wish i was here, enjoying picnics in the park.

i hope it's sunny where you are too!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Last month I embarked on a project with a few of my talented friends, whose new production company is here. It was a great experience , being creative and watching them at work was so inspiring. The finished project is the above video.

My friends are in a brilliant band called Cowbell. They have been compared to the likes of The White Stripes and The Black Keys, and in my eye’s that’s pretty great! I’m not telling you that they’re good, just because they are my friends and I love them, I’m telling you because well… they are! They have just come back from touring around the UK and Berlin. And have also just been played on BBC Radio 6 by Lauren Laverne and Nemone.

Please check out the video and let me know what you think.

Also if you do like their music please do pop along to their single launch in Shoreditch, London. All the information is on their website here. It would be great to see you.

Oh and you may also recognise the guy in the glasses in the video, as it’s only my lovely boyfriend who is all over this blog!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


I've been trying to be better at remembering to take my camera out with me. It's been sunny in London, and it's made a huge difference to everyone’s mood. Walks in the park, enjoying a cup of coffee outside and glancing out of the window at the sun has been delightful these past days.

I hope this weather stays a while...fingers crossed.

All of the above photos are taken in Stoke Newington, North London.

1. The view from my living room. I'm in love with the stained glass windows.
2. A quick coffee in The Spence Bakery, before we had to dash off to seperate meetings.
3. Stoke Newington, Church Street.
4. Walking home through clissold park.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Pancake day!

When i was younger i wasn't a huge fan of Pancake Day.

I remember early on being sat in food class and force fed pancakes with sugar and lemon on top. You know the lemon juice that comes in a bottle rather than a real lemon.. yuck, is all I can say!

I only got over my dislike for them when i visited America back in...Um.....2004. To my surprise the pancakes were thick and fluffy, and the lemon juice was replaced with maple syrup.
So what did i do this morning...? I woke up extra early to make a big batch of them.

I used this recipe and ate mine with berries and served up Glen's with bacon and banana (lucky boy!)
Tonight we've had a couple of friends over for pancakes and I must admit Pancake Day is becoming one of my favourite days of the year!

Monday, 7 March 2011

a new week

Catch A Tuesday from Oliver Peoples on Vimeo.

I have spoken a lot about my love for Zooey Deschanel in the past and when i stumbled upon this video at the weekend I was in Zooey heaven! I love this quirky video, the clothes, the glasses. the concept.
I'm sure that most of you have come across the video before, but i thought it would be a nice way to start a new week. Enjoy!

Friday, 4 March 2011

the weekend is upon us

This week has been tough and i'm really looking forward to a weekend eating pancakes, spending time with close friends and taking long walks outside, in what i hope will be sunny weather.
What are you up to?

The print is by talented artist Olly Moss. click on his name for a link to his blog

Friday, 25 February 2011

I know that this blog has been all about Paris since I’ve been home. But I've been so busy this week and last that i haven't had a chance to have some alone time with my camera.

These photos are my favourite from our short getaway.
1. Me in a cafe that we ended up going in to whilst lost!
2. The thickest and tastiest hot chocolate i have ever had. I am craving one right now.
3. Glen in the same cafe as mentioned before
4. Mr Cigarette
5. The view from the most amazing park that the lovely Elisabelle recommended.

This week has been so long i've become really deflated and whilst feeling sorry for my self last night I came upon a picture in a gallery with the quote 'every cloud has a silver lining' it instantly lifted my spirits. I hope you have a great weekend what ever you get up to.

Friday, 18 February 2011


When we visited Paris back in 2009, Glen had booked us in to a hotel in Montmartre and had chosen the area because of my love of Amélie. The Sacré Cœur was only 5 minutes away, and walking around the area we were reminded of different moments from the film. That’s why when we decided to go back to Paris we both knew that we had to stay in the same area again. We visited Montmartre cemetery, which admittedly was our second time, but it’s so beautiful that we couldn’t resist. We walked around the cemetery for about an hour, just taking it all in.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Here are just some of the photo's we took in Paris at the weekend.

We stayed near Montmartre (our favourite) walked around taking in the view and found hidden streets away from tourists. In the day we would stop off for coffee and then as the sun went down it was time to stop for 'vin rouge' and 'fromage'.
Because this was our second visit to Paris, we wanted  to soak up the city and didn't feel the need to visit the same tourist attractions as before. Instead we ate good food, tried to speak our best french, and drank lots of vin.
 It was indulging, fun and romantic. and i loved every minute. I'm already planning to go back. but maybe i should touch up on my basic french first.

1. our view from our window. every morning we would open the window and say 'bonjour' to the city.
2. a cafe close to the hotel. I loved the tablecloth
3. deux cafés. we drank so much coffee. it was superb!
4. sacre coeur
5 . the view from our walk along the Seine

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

a new week

I'm so excited about this week.
The sun is shining in London at the moment, and I can't tell you enough how happy this makes me.
I had a great meeting with a friend last night and we're embarking on a very exciting project. (more on that soon)
It's my 4 year anniversary with my boyfriend tomorrow and we're of to dinner in an underground church.
And on Saturday we're off to Paris!

So all in all I'm happy and beyond excited about all of the above!

Photos taken by my boyfriend from his (work) trip to Bournemouth last week. Don't they make you want to take a trip to the seaside and munch on fish and chips?

Saturday, 5 February 2011

my week in photos

This week has been productive, creative and fun.
For the past few days I've been looking after my beautiful nephew, and I’m beginning to see what my sister means when she say’s “you don't know what tired is until you have children”. My mum's come to help me and it’s been much appreciated. We've been taking long strolls around Kew, Richmond. And in the evenings we have been hibernating and eating warm and comforting food.

My sister gets back from her trip to Norway tomorrow and I’ll be getting back to my normal routine and lonely boyfriend at home in North London. I'm really looking forward to being home. But I’ll miss this little one. A lot.

also i've been listening to this playlist all afternoon.

1. my view from my sister’s house in Kew at 5.30 am.
2. lots of magazines to get through
3. my reflection
4. flower pot bike, spotted on a walk round Kew
5. colourful houses by the River Thames
6. new shoes bought for a nerve wracking meeting that ended up going very well ( i think it was the shoes that did it!)
7. my beautiful nephew Sachin
8. i love the bikes and wellies outside this house. view from my house in Stoke Newington.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

home made soda bread

I found this recipe whilst browsing through my sisters cookbooks last week. I've never made bread before, (i've made banana bread but i'm not sure if that counts as it's more of a dessert) and i've come to realise how quick and easy it is to make. 

You will need:

1 tablesoon of Olive Oil for greasing the parchment paper
250 g Plain flour ( I used half plain and half spelt flour)
1 level teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons of soft brown sugar
225 ml of Buttermilk
1 pinch of fine sea salt ( i used maldon)
I also used one tablespoon of porridge oats and then sprinkled some more on top before placing in the oven.

1. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir in the salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, stirring as you go.

2. Tip it out on to a lightly floured work surface and knead lightly for about a minute, just long enough to pull it together into a loose ball.

3. Put the round of dough on a lightly floured baking sheet and dust generously with flour. Mark a deep cross in it with a sharp, serrated knife, cutting about two-thirds of the way through the loaf. Put it in an oven preheated to 200°C/gas mark 6 and bake for 20 minutes, until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

4. Cool on a wire rack if you like a crunchy crust, or wrap in a clean tea towel if you prefer a soft crust. I ate mine straight out of the oven with raspberry jam and salty butter. Oh and a cup of tea....perfect!


Wednesday, 26 January 2011


I wish i didn't have to be a grown up with grown up responsibility's!
I wish the sky wasn't grey and miserable - honestly I'm sure i would be a lot more motivated to get out of bed if it was sunny out there!
Ever just have ones of those days?

this video i found here is getting me out of bed and making me excited about my trip to Paris.

Le Flâneur (feat. The XX) from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.

Isn't Paris just captivating.

Photo taken by my (talented) sister of me in Richmond park.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

colourful weekend

Heres some phone photos of Columbia Road market. I'm in love with this app!

Monday, 24 January 2011


Weekend highlights
a trip to columbia road flower market. Pictured here in black and white.
we dined out a lot, drank red wine and watched Black Swan. It was perfect. I hope you all had a lovely one too.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

The little joys that can turn a bad day around.

1. Sunflowers (my favourite)
2. My latte with a heart.
3. And this song which i've been playing on repeat all week.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

J'adore Paris

Glen and I are off to Paris in 3 weeks. We're going to celebrate our 4 year anniversary and valentines day, and i couldn't be more excited.
We last went to Paris in 2008, for my birthday. We had a wonderful time, eating cheese, drinking red wine and walked around until we couldn't feel our feet anymore. 
We used the metro, which is a much better experience than using the underground in London - however we did get lost a lot! One night at 3 am in the middle of no - where out side of Paris. Lets not talk about it, I'm still a little scared just thinking back to it.

But we had an amazing time and i can not tell you enough how giddy i feel about going back. Any excuse to drink coffee, eat cheese and as many macaroons as i want!

I've been reading David Lebovitz's blog and he has so many great recommendations, I'm going to try to drag glen along to all of them. And if you haven't heard of him then be sure to check him out here.

And if anyone else has any recommendations too then please let me know. I'd love to hear where your favourite place in Paris is.