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Yalla Yalla

I’d been meaning to go to Yalla Yalla for a long time. My brother and I planned to meet up for late lunch yesterday so I decided I should finally get round to it. It’s fantastic. Everything tastes really fresh and delicious (and never overseasoned). We ate so much between us but the food wasn’t so rich that we regretted any of it. It’s tiny and cosy and really friendly. I really can’t sing its praises enough. Lebanese is one of my favourite types of world cuisine, and Yalla Yalla is a really good place to try if you’re also a fan.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!

I spent quite a lot of time in Chinatown over the Chinese New Year weekend. I know I haven’t been around much recently, but I haven’t forgotten this little blog! I’m hoping to get back into taking photos over the coming weeks. I just got a new 18-105mm lens the other week, and it’s been mainly gathering dust since then so I should really take it out for a proper runaround. I’m going to Prague at the end of the month, which should really help. In the meantime, here are a handful of shots I took last weekend.



Oh the weather outside is frightful…

My friend Anna and I went to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park for work this week. We took a couple of disposable cameras with us (I didn’t fancy subjecting my SLR lens to the bitter cold) and the combination of winter greyness and cheap camera produced some rather cute, retro results. Winter Wonderland is a lot of fun, despite the cold, and the smell of mulled wine and German confectionary definitely put us in the festive mood.

Merry Christmas everyone!



A few more trinkets

Here are the rest of my shots from the V&A the other day. Looking at these, I’m reminded why I love it there so much. There is such a variety on offer that it’s as near to jumping continents as you’ll get under one roof.



Real Food Market


(Can you tell I really, really miss bread?)

The Real Food Market is another example of making fresh, local produce accessible in the city. We’ve already taken a look at Chiswick Farmer’s Market, but the Real Food Market is right at the heart of London, on the South Bank. Located just behind the Royal Festival Hall, there is a wide range of products on sale to suit most tastes. We tried brownies and churros, but the savoury offerings looked (and smelled) amazing too. Check it out on the first weekend of every month.



City Farm
October 12, 2010, 10:11 pm
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Where have the past couple of weeks gone? I’m now all settled into the new flat and I must say, it feels good to be living in a proper, homely environment again. Living in a hole in the middle of Camden and going out almost every night was fun and all, but it left me exhausted. I feel like it’s time to act like a grown up, even if just for a little while.

These shots are from a trip to City Farm a couple of weeks ago. I really liked it! It was cute and quaint and twee – always refreshing in cynical old London.



Road trip
September 19, 2010, 9:23 pm
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My brother and I embarked on a road trip down to the south coast yesterday. He just passed his driving test last week so we decided to go on an adventure. The drive down was so much fun, especially when accompanied by his awesome 80s playlist. Who knew the Rocky soundtracks were so good??

The last time we were in Rye, it was a grey, windy and miserable day. Yesterday it was just beautiful so now we can think of it like that instead.