Night Times and City Scapes

The bright lights and the thrill of the city

Coffee

The Penny Drop

Located just off the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road, The Penny Drop has consistently good coffee, and sometimes it’s fantastic. And that is pretty damn good by my standards. Originally started in Melbourne, they opened their small café in Fitzrovia, London. There are some obvious things that remind you it has Australian roots. If it’s not the Australian accents you hear coming from many of the tables that gives it away (though not ...
Staying in

Sundays spent hiding from the weather

Sundays can be a difficult one, especially when you’re at home with no real plans and it’s raining. In fact today the weather has gone one further and it’s snowing (I’m not going to lie, I watched out the window for at least an hour. I love snow)! But this can be the perfect opportunity to have some ‘me time’ and prepare for the week to come. At least thats what I’m doing! Sure, Monday is tomorrow. And that sucks. But we’ve got a ...
Life

The Cancer Chronicles

Well this is awkward… Hi there everyone, it’s been a while! I should probably apologise for being silent over the last few months. I was diagnosed with cancer almost 5 months ago and have since been somewhat preoccupied with being very quickly thrust into a world of chemotherapy and getting my head around a whole swathe of new and exiting things. I have been spending my time writing about all of my adventures over the past few months. If you ...
Life

The list – 30 things before 30

So I’ve been thinking a lot about this turning 30 thing. I’m not obsessing, I swear. It’s healthy (kinda). Anyway, now that I’ve decided to embrace this new decade that is hurtling towards me, I’ve been focussing on some things I want to achieve before then. And I know, with only 6 months to go (well, 5 1/2 now), there’s only so much I can probably do. So here I am sharing them with you. This is very different to making a list of things I ...
Adventures

Bermondsey Adventure

I seem to find myself in Bermondsey fairly often these days. Part of that is definitely due to Maltby Ropewalk Market, which I’ve already written about. But there are also some other gems in this area that lead to the Bermondsey adventure being quite a regular affair in my life. I always start at London bridge and make my way down to Bermondsey Street. On Saturdays this street is really happening; there are people everywhere but it always ...
Life

Life’s struggles

I have had one hell of a week. I went to the dentist on Tuesday, and have ended up having the nerve taken out of my tooth, I’ve had people cutting into my gums twice, so many needles, and I am currently waiting to see if I have to go to A&E later today in order for them to cut into the roof of my mouth and try to drain an abscess that has decided it wants to live there. It’s the worst the dentist has seen in a very long time. I might ...
Adventures

The Ropewalk, Maltby Street Market

Everyone always goes on and on about Borough Market, seriously, I’m sick of hearing about it. People fail to realise that there is a far better market not that far away – Maltby Ropewalk Market. This, my friends, is where the magic happens. Set up in the railway viaduct, fit in around pieces of scrap metal and planks of wood, tucked away from any main roads and protected by rows of flags… this is one of the best places to spend a Saturday or ...
Life

The Age Crisis

A realisation has hit me over the last couple of weeks. I am 29. There, I said it. I have spent my whole 20s pretending I’m not getting older. ‘21’, I would say when people ask me how old I am. I got away with it until my 29th birthday when I decided I would turn 23. Seriously, no one believes me if I say my real age, which is nice. But it has occurred to me recently that I no longer want people to think I’m turning 21. To me that now means ...
Outward bound

Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

As promised in my last post, I really need to spend a few moments discussing my favourite hotel in Mykonos (hell, probably in the whole world!): Kenshō. We lucked upon this place last year, and knew it would be extravagant, but I don’t think we realised just how fantastic it would actually be. Staying here really makes a trip to Mykonos perfect. Anyone who follows me on snapchat would have seen how amazing this place is (if you don’t, you ...
Outward bound

The island of Mykonos, Greece

Oh Mykonos… never have I felt more relaxed than a few days spent on your shores. First things first, I’ve only ever been to Mykonos during off-season. October, May. The sun is out, the island is still awake, but it is not filled with youngsters (cringe at how old I’ve become) getting drunk and being stupid. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting drunk and being stupid too, and I would love to go to some of the summer parties at Cavo Paradiso ...