Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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World of Maj(ORC)a

My holiday to Majorca has to be one of the most disappointing yet funniest trips I’ve taken in some time. It is the land of the holiday resort and spending one week here was akin to being trapped in some American family comedy.

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Perfect Airbnb Host

I live in a modest little two bedroom apartment in a much coveted area of East London. My apartment is situated within a block of flats where there is a strong sense of community so security is good.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Cold but Beautiful: Remembering Christmas in Belgium

October 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few years ago my husband and I spent 10 days driving through Belgium over the Christmas holidays. We drove from London to Dover where we took the ferry to Dunkirk, and then journeyed through Ostend, Damme, Bruges, Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels and Ypres. The weather was cold and windy which almost dampened our spirits, however […]

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Many skaters practise their technique at this underpass just before Hackney Marsh.

TFL Walks: Hackney Wick to Stoke Newington

October 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

My husband and I started to do the TFL Walks at the beginning of the British Summer in a bid to get fit and see more of London. This section of the TFL Capital Ring Walk is one of my favourites. We did the walk backwards and started at Hackney Wick Overground station, then walked […]

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The grounds at Tempt Senang were tranquil.

Tempat Senang Spa: There is such thing as too much massage

September 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tempat Senang is a luxurious spa on Batam Island in Indonesia. I went for a whole day spa package here, which included six one-hour treatments, hot tea and lunch. I felt very pampered by the end of the day however I realised six hours of massage is more than enough and the lack of mental […]

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Recharge the Batteries and Watch Chinese Brides at Kamala Beach

September 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Kamal beach in Thailand is a great place to recharge the batteries. It is one of the less touristy parts of Phuket that has all you need to relax: a beach, good Thai food, cheap massages, not too many tourists and the added pleasure of Chinese bride-watching.

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Emoji Face Painting

How Well do you know Emoji? Take the Quiz!

August 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Emoji has taken the world by storm and is quite simply the most awesome way of expressing yourself. If you haven’t already embraced this iconic way of adding colour and meaning to your bland text messages, you are too out of date 😁😁 or worse, I hate to imagine… But not everybody gets it right and many people […]

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Express Yourself with my Basic Guide to Emoji Meanings

August 28, 2016 | 2 Comments

Emoji is an exciting way to express yourself and add more colour to your text messages and emails. As mobile technology has developed and market penetration has increased, so too has our reliance on this unique language. It is now possible to have whole conversations simply using Emoji. Today there are more than 100 characters in the […]

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Take a Quiz to know if you suit Sydney, Singapore or London!

August 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered whether you are better suited to living in Sydney, Singapore or London? Take this simple quiz to find out! Sydney, Singapore and London are among the most exciting and liveable cities in the world and as financial centres, they offer good career prospects. I have been fortunate to spend time living […]

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Sydney, Singapore and London: Three Great Cities

August 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Sydney, Singapore and London are among the most exciting and liveable cities in the world and as financial centres, they offer good career prospects. I have been fortunate to spend time living in each and I love them all. But each offers a uniquely different lifestyle and if I was pressed to choose my favourite, […]

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Indulgent Champagne Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton is Incredible

August 23, 2016 | No Comments

The vintage champagne brunch buffet at the Ritz-Carlton is a very special treat. It is served in the Colony room and has every delicacy and culinary delight you can imagine. The experience is made all the more enjoyable by the old-style charm of the room, the polite servers and the constantly flowing champagne.

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These were the scallops, it's hard to see because the restaurant was too dark to take good photos.

Neon Pigeon is a Dark and Noisy Restaurant

August 21, 2016 | No Comments

Neon Pigeon is a modern restaurant on Keong Saik Road in an area known for being trendy and a little bit hipster. The restaurant was full of expats when we went there and it was dark inside so we couldn’t see what we were eating. Nonetheless, we think the food would have been nicely presented […]

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A-Roy Thai Restaurant for Lunch in Novena  

August 20, 2016 | No Comments

I had a great inexpensive lunch at A-Roy at Novena Square in Singapore. The staff were courteous, the food was delicious and the coconut milkshake was heavenly. It is a great place to take a foodie shopping break for anyone who loves Thai food.

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Heart Break and Cruelty to Turtles at Singapore’s Chinese Gardens Despite Beautiful Bonsai Trees

August 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

My visit to the Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum in Singapore was a horrific experience. The museum houses a collection of sad and poorly treated animals, some of which are endangered. It is located in the Chinese Gardens of Singapore. Witnessing such heart breaking scenes and cruelty to turtles ruined my day, despite the delightful […]

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Dreamy British Lavender Farm Without Smell but Good for Selfies

August 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

We recently drove out to Surrey one weekend to see the stunning Mayfield Lavender Farm. Waves of vibrant purple lavender stretched out as far as the eye could see however we were disappointed the lavender had very little smell. We bought some beautiful lavender products and finished our day with a nature walk around Box Hill […]

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New Healthy Hair: Bye Bye Blonde

August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

I was born with bad hair. My hair is naturally frizzy, a little bit curly, and extremely dry and fragile. So after many years as a blonde I have decided to take the plunge and dye my tresses dark brown and cut it very short. I have new healthy hair so bye bye blonde hair!

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First Impressions of Singapore: Good Life and Good Food

August 7, 2016 | No Comments

After two weeks in Singapore, despite its reputation as a strict society my first impression is positive. Singapore seems to be a great city to live in although a little less exciting for the average tourist. It is hugely multicultural, very family-friendly, and the locals are obsessed with food. For a country so small its […]

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Meet the Londoner who Drives and Shuns Public Transport

July 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

London is one of the busiest cities with the most iconic and famous public transport system in the world. Everybody knows the tube and the double-decker red bus! However I recently was shocked to meet a Londoner who shuns public transport and drives to work! I thought he must be crazy, and he confirmed my thoughts […]

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Interview with an Australian Contractor and their REAL LIFE views on Working

July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

I recently had the pleasure to meet with an Australian contractor who is currently working in Sydney. Tom is a self-described perennial student of love, life, death and all of life’s lessons. He grew up in rural NSW before moving to the big city and becoming successful in the ICT industry. He also has a reputation for […]

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How Airbnb Taught me to Dislike People

July 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year, letting out our spare bedroom with ensuite in London. In the past 6 months alone we hosted 43 guests from more than 8 different countries with the average review being an okay 3 stars. However in July we finally hung up our Airbnb keys and decided to […]

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