Tag Archive: london

2015 – Bring. It. On

Mmmm I know it’s so awful and cliché, but I absolutely love the New Year. It just feels like the best fresh start ever! It’s an excuse to get a brand new diary… Continue reading

38/52 – Brixton Academy

Well… It’s pretty near the deadline for my Fifty Two new places in London challenge, and… I’m not quite done. But I am just over 73 percent of the way through and I’m definitely… Continue reading

Happy Christmas! (42 Style)

I hope you’re having a lovely Christmas. I’m working on some updates at the moment (you may have noticed the new look!) and I’m excited to make more changes and improvements in the New… Continue reading

36/52 – The Wellcome Collection

  I’ve been wanting to visit the Wellcome collection since it opened quite recently, but I never found the time the trek all the way over to Euston (North London is basically the edge… Continue reading

35/52 – The Convenience, a NANA Café

Somewhere in the East, East end of London, (a minute’s walk from Homerton station), The NANA café serves up bottomless cups of tea, hearty breakfasts, comfort food and extra crispy bacon (just the… Continue reading

This is Halloween!

I thought I’d share some photos from the Halloween weekend since we had such a fun time getting dressed up and spookifying the house for our party! I’ve never really celebrated Halloween, but… Continue reading

34/52 – Seven Dials, Covent Garden

We have always been of opinion that if Tom King and the Frenchman had not immortalised Seven Dials, Seven Dials would have immortalised itself.  Seven Dials! the region of song and poetry—first effusions,… Continue reading

27/52 – Mr Fogg’s Cocktail Bar

Hidden in a small back alley, in the heart of Mayfair, London keeps an intriguing little secret. Mr Phileas Fogg, triumphantly returned from his recent circumnavigation of the globe, (in a record time… Continue reading

25/52 – Portobello Road Market

Am I the only person who wants to burst into that song from ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ every time I hear the phrase ‘Portobello Rd’? Anything and everything a chap can unload, is sold by… Continue reading

23/52 – Borough Market

Hidden just beyond London Bridge is one of London’s true little treasures – Borough Market, possibly the capital’s worst kept secret, is frequented by tourists, locals and pedestrians from far and wide finding… Continue reading

22/52 – The Breakfast Club

I had the best Wednesday/Thursday weekend with my housemates and Robbie. We went to Drink, Shop & Do for cocktails and fun, and then the next day we headed into Shoreditch (my favourite place… Continue reading

Framed Quotes – DIY

Do you remember these super simple framed quotes which I was admiring a couple of months ago?   Well, I decided to go ahead and make myself a DIY version for my bedroom.… Continue reading

21/52 – Drink, Shop & Do

Drink, Shop & Do, a trendy little café-slash-cocktail-bar, is conveniently located just two minutes walk from London St Pancras. It would be a great place to grab lunch and browse the small shop… Continue reading

20/52 – The Shard and The Tower of London

My housemate Tom invited me to a business breakfast event hosted by the Times. It was a debate about Britain’s place in the European Union hosted by Business Editor Richard Fletcher, with Roland… Continue reading

19/52 – Box Park, Shoreditch

I was supposed to post this post yesterday but instead I sat in the garden and ate ice cream. Awkies. (Or, as my sister would say, ‘Nnnnaughty’. Actually she’d probably say awkies too.… Continue reading

18/52 – Spitalfields Antiques Market

For seven days a week, Spitalfields, nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, plays host to a huge market selling everything from t-shirts, furniture, jewellery and bags to Sushi, fruit and flowers. The market… Continue reading

Darth Vader is my spirit animal

Hello. It’s me, I’m back! Did you miss me like a recently separated siamese twin? We now have wifi so there will be no end to the bloggy madness, but I realise I’ve… Continue reading

New Home

  We’ve moved! We had a crazy moving day but we got everything in, and we’re all very happy with our lovely new house. It’s a large mid terrace property with six bedrooms… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday – Tom

  Mixology and Moving Out with Thomas Fletcher-Wilson (the Third)   PV: Hello Tom! Tom: Hello PV: Hello and welcome to the last Flatmate Friday of the year because.. on Friday (when this… Continue reading

16/52 – Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

I’m so happy that the gorgeous weather in London is still going strong, I can now be found at every waking minute dedicatedly working on my tan, or else lounging around my room… Continue reading

15/52 – Daunt Books, Marylebone

Bookstores are so dreamy. Especially this gorgeous Book Emporium in the lovely area of Marylebone in London. Right next to Regent’s Park, in a very nice neighbourhood, Daunt Books nestles unassumingly among the clean boutique shopfronts, tiny coffee shops and… Continue reading

Laundry

I did my laundry, and I am so excited. How sad is that? Very, very sad. As you may have guessed, my exams are over and now I’m gleefully doing all the stuff… Continue reading

Monday Inspiration.

I’m sitting next to a cute baby in a café and googling wedding cakes. No, it’s not time for Rob to start running for the hills (although, he probably took off running the… Continue reading

14/52 – Westminster Abbey

Ooh, look at all the lush London landmarks I’ve been visiting. Like Westminster Abbey. A massive beautiful building that people made with their hands. Their hands!  It’s seriously so, so cool, absolutely gorgeous from the… Continue reading

Sweet French Toast

Whenever I drink Apple juice, it reminds me of being six years old and visiting my Nanny and Grandad. Nanny just adored us kids, and would keep us topped up with apple juice,… Continue reading

Brick Lane Top Ten

After many, many mentions of the lively and eclectic Brick Lane, I decided to give you a bit more of an in-depth look at everything this tiny area of East London has to… Continue reading

9/52 Columbia Road Flower Market

Every Sunday, a ten minute walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station, Columbia Road becomes a riot of colour and noise as the famous flower market gets underway, just as it has done since… Continue reading

6/52 – The V&A Museum

I’ve been super excited to explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, and yesterday I headed over to South Kensington for a quick peek into how the other half live (just kidding!) and decided… Continue reading

Our Shaun

Our Shaun was on Sunday and it went so well! Scott: All the other directors had said that you go through a moment of terror and then it gradually turns into excitement and… Continue reading

Our Shaun – Cast

Two rehearsal days to go before the show! I’m nervous and I’m not even in it. Luckily, the cast are handling things rather better than I am, as I discovered when I snuck… Continue reading

Our Shaun – Updates

It seems so strange that Scott won his pitch just three weeks ago, and now we’re counting down the days to the final performance! Since the last update, Scott has been working super… Continue reading

Flatmate Friday – Chelsey

I didn’t have WiFi to upload this yesterday so if y’all could turn a blind eye to my blatant tardiness, that would be smashing… ❤ Memories, Metal and Michelle Pfeiffer with Chelsey Gilmour PV:… Continue reading

4/52 St Paul’s Cathedral

*I know I missed out number three – that’s because I’m not blogging about all of the things I cross off my list, for example, I went to Liberty’s Department store as my… Continue reading

Our Shaun – a play by Scott Roberts

My friend Scott (who I interviewed for Flatmate Friday here) recently got the amazing opportunity to direct and produce a play which he wrote as part of the New Writer’s festival at Queen Mary… Continue reading

The Drowned Man

This weekend Rob and I went with my flatmates Scott and Chelsey to see ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’, a play produced by the theatre company ‘Punchdrunk’. It was the best, strangest… Continue reading

2/52 Brick Lane

Brick Lane, deep in the heart of Shoreditch, is pretty much everything I love about living in East London. Even though I’ve visited quite a few times this semester to explore the famous… Continue reading

1/52 The British Library

The British Library definitely had to be top of my list of new places to see in London. I’m slightly ashamed that I didn’t visit last semester, given my degree, so I’ve done… Continue reading

New Year, and you’re still not Beyoncé. On the bright side…

I went to the supermarket and I bought… Guacamole, mixed olives, english muffins, rocket and three sweet potatoes I went to the supermarket and I bought… Guacamole, mixed olives, eng – no, stop.… Continue reading

Hello 2014…

Just thought I would wish you all a very Happy New Year, I hope 2013 was full of happiness, and 2014 will be even better!     Big Love, PV x

Pair of Hearts Chopping Boards – DIY

I bought this pair of small sturdy wooden chopping boards from IKEA (these APTITLIG 24x15cm Boards) for £4 each. I wanted to upgrade them to a kind of whimsical-Jamie-Oliver-chopping-board affair, adding a simple design… Continue reading