My mother and I often roadtrip around the US. It’s our thing. And since I was a teenager, we’d promised to go on a Fall Foliage trip around New England, and stay in a B&B – just like that episode of Gilmore Girls. So over a decade later – I flew from London, mum from … Continue reading New England in Fall.
After one and a half years, I finally get to see my lovely friend Stina again. Last I saw her was when I left on this adventure, leaving her in a limousine with the rest of my friends at Melbourne Airport. We meet up in Sweden, with a plan to drive out into the countryside … Continue reading A weekend in Stockholm.
I’ve been busy. I’ve finished my book! But in my small amount of spare time I’ve had, I’ve been soaking up the fabulous London summer. We have gone to the pub (a lot.) We watched the Tour de France come through Hackney. We took Banjo (the dog) on a boat ride in Victoria Park lake. … Continue reading Snippets of a London Summer.
My lovely bosses at The Deli Downstairs are off to Australia until September, leaving our ragamuffin group in charge! The night before they left, they held a big party for the Village, where all our friends and neighbours (also our customers!) came and drank wine, ate some lovely Vietnamese food from Namo across the road, … Continue reading The Deli Downstairs Village Party.
As I am not in the USA for the 4th of July, I thought it would be fittingly hilarious to celebrate the 4th here in London – and celebrate the day that America gained independence from the chains of Great Britain – from within Great Britain. We planned a picnic in our park, with Badminton, … Continue reading An American Independence Day in London.
Once a year, one of the main residential streets of our village is shut off to traffic, lined with trestle tables, and decorated with fabric flags. It is the Southborough Rd Big Lunch – and the whole street spends the weekend cooking and putting together menus. Then, on a Sunday afternoon, people spill down the … Continue reading The Victoria Park Village Big Lunch.
My lovely friend Allie of But First, Cake moved into an awesome converted warehouse space in the Old Peanut Factory in Hackney Wick. The Wick is a converted industrial area that has been relatively recently taken over by creatives who live in studio/warehouse spaces. I have such a lovely house lined up to live here … Continue reading Victorian Sponge Cake in an Old Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick.
I am staying with the loveliest family while I wait to move into my new house in Victoria Park Village – the house is just such a lovely buzzing hive of activity. It’s beautiful in summer, as the house just opens up to the back garden. We were all hanging out, working on our own things … Continue reading A Welsh Cake Tea Party.
It’s been a big weekend. I’ve been running myself ragged trying to finish this book, so just needed a few days of fun to reset my jumbled brain. We started on friday with some beers in the park with Banjo. Well, I started 30 minutes earlier when the village kids had come to hang out … Continue reading A Shoreditch Sunday.
You might remember how ecstatic I get when Taste of Melbourne, the best food festival EVER comes around. Here is my raving hysteria and video from last years event. The Taste Festivals are held all around the world, and are the same the world over: except each is full of each places local chefs and … Continue reading Taste of London, Summer.