Month: June 2014

The Victoria Park Village Big Lunch.

The Victoria Park Village Big Lunch.

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 […]

Victorian Sponge Cake in an Old Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick.

Victorian Sponge Cake in an Old Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick.

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. We […]

A Welsh Cake Tea Party.

A Welsh Cake Tea Party.

I am staying with some very good friends and their daughter 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 […]

A Shoreditch Sunday.

A Shoreditch Sunday.

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 […]

Taste of London, Summer.

Taste of London, Summer.

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: […]

A Venezuelan Brunch, beer in a coffee roasters + a microbrewery in our park.

A Venezuelan Brunch, beer in a coffee roasters + a microbrewery in our park.

Every time I go into Central London, I have the option to leave the village by bus & tube, or bike. I usually ride. London is a great cycling city. I can get most of the way in along Regents Canal, winding and weaving under […]

A Scone Adventure in Marylebone + barista training at Climpson & Sons.

A Scone Adventure in Marylebone + barista training at Climpson & Sons.

The past few months in London have been lovely, because it has been like a revolving door of friends from Melbourne popping in and out. It’s been ridiculous actually – a lot of my spare time has been spent with friends from back home, whether […]

Moments in Hackney.

Moments in Hackney.

So it has been the week leading up to my first deliverable for my book. I don’t know if I have written it specifically on the blog, but I’ve been commissioned to write a book on coffee. It’s been killer fun – I’ve visited coffee […]

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

So, I was meant to be heading back to America tomorrow. But the past three months in London have heralded so many amazing opportunities for my career. A few days before I was scheduled to leave, another opportunity popped up which just seemed to serendipitous […]

A Cockney Flower Market + vintage shopping on Brick Lane.

A Cockney Flower Market + vintage shopping on Brick Lane.

Today was just magical. It was one of our first warm, sunny days of my first London Summer. We head into Dylan’s friends new teahouse in Shoreditch, Hawkhurst Vault, and started the day with oolong, puerh, chocolate + beet and courgette + pistachio cakes over […]


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