Friends + Family

New England in Fall.

New England in Fall.

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 weekend in Stockholm.

A weekend in Stockholm.

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 […]

Snippets of a London Summer.

Snippets of a London Summer.

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 Deli Downstairs Village Party.

The Deli Downstairs Village Party.

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, […]

An American Independence Day in London.

An American Independence Day in London.

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 […]

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 […]



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