***SPOILER ALERT: London is fucking expensive.*** My London life began about 3 and a half years ago when I started university. As a young naive teenager, London held so much promise, so much excitement, and so much opportunity. I suddenly had so much freedom, an incredible capital at my fingertips and an overwhelming optimism … Continue reading What it’s really like living in London in your 20s
Ya girl turned 23 last week and I celebrated in true 20s/millennial fashion - I ate a TONNE of pretentious food every night for about a week and I'm now on a diet... Anyway, as a birthday treat, Tom and I made a long awaited trip to Dominique Ansel Bakery, AKA the home of the … Continue reading I had a CRONUT!
After undoubtedly the hardest, most life-changing, and monumental three years of my life; on the 18th July 2017 I collected my certificate, threw my hat in the air, and graduated with First Class Honours in English Language and Linguistics from Queen Mary University of London. It was a beautiful sunny day. We drank Pimms, took … Continue reading With First Class Honours… I Graduated!
Hello all - it's been a little while since I last posted, because everything has been busy busy BUSY. Two weeks ago today I handed in my dissertation, marking the end of my academic life and my time at university, and since I have finished another internship, been home to see my family, and last … Continue reading I’m Back With A Saturday in South Ken and Internship #4!
Hello! It's been a few weeks! Truth is, I haven't been doing a lot other than uni work but now the sun's out, spring has sprung and London is in full bloom and I'm happy and optimistic and UNI IS ALMOST OVER AND SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE! Last weekend marked what I feel like … Continue reading An American in Paris and The Boat Race.
This weekend we decided to treat ourselves...just, because. On Saturday we swapped bookshops for Portobello Road Market and brunch in Notting Hill; and on Sunday, after a day of running errands and submitting essays, we headed for dinner at sketch in Mayfair. I've been wanting to go to sketch pretty much since I moved to … Continue reading Sketch, Mayfair.
Hello Hello! This weekend I got back to London after a very relaxing week back at my parents house up North in the countryside, and it's fairly safe to say I have returned to the big smoke feeling a lot more rejuvenated than I was a week ago - ah the country air! I had reading … Continue reading Sunday Strolls: The London Review Bookshop.
Welcome to another Saturday meander around London with Tom and Billie... This time along Marylebone High Street. While I spent much of my youth (can I say that yet?) exploring a lot of West and Central London, nowadays as I live further east I rarely seem to make it out of my little corner of the … Continue reading Fischer’s and Daunt Books.
A couple of weeks ago it was one of the girls I live with's 21st, so to celebrate in a typically overpriced fashion we went for dinner at Duck and Waffle. Which, if you haven't heard of it, is the highest restaurant in London (above Sushi Samba on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate). As expected, the … Continue reading An Evening at Duck and Waffle.
At the weekend, my boyfriend and I generally find ourselves aimlessly wandering around London - usually in search of a coffee shop, or a bookshop, or a mix of the two; and with refusal to ever go to a chain, (because when you live in a city as big and diverse as London, why would … Continue reading A Little Saturday Find…