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East, Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle, London, Pubs, Restaurants and bars

East London Liquor Company

OH GIN HOW DO I LOVE YOU?! LET ME COUNT THE WAYS?! Literally I love Mother’s Ruin in any form it comes, and me and my tastebuds (though not so much my liver) are thrilled with the huge BOOM it’s had in recent years, with independent distilleries popping up all over the shop. A couple of weeks ago the lovely folk at Zomato and Fever Tree invited a bevy of gin-loving blogger types over to the East London Liquor Company to sample the blends they distill on site. Located just on the  ...

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Culture, Eats and Drinks, Events, Hobbies, Lifestyle, London, Pubs, Restaurants and bars, Theatre

An Afternoon in Angel

My first Saturday back in London post-panto reared it’s sunny morninged head and greeted me with a big hug and a smooch. WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY AFTERNOON THAN LUNCH AND CRAFTING AND CABARET IN ANGEL I THOUGHT? Arming myself with a red lip and two best chums, we hopped on the 43 down to Angel and jumped off for a spot of lunch at Vivo. In the heart of Upper Street, Vivo Bakery and Cafe dishes up traditional Italian grub with a twist served up at a huge posh dark granite  ...

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Feel-Good, Humour, Uncategorized

2013- this is what you looked like

2013 is about to down a shot, turn around and walk out the door without so much as a backward glance and a tip of the hat to us all. This past year has been a a bit ¬†of a jolly funny one. This is what it looked like. a celebration of two years of my beloved book club, The Bookie Monsters (I know). Those ladies make me so happy and for one Sunday afternoon a month we get together and shout and laugh and drink and discuss words, books and life. Never have I met a group of more ballsy, gobby,  ...

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Coffee and Cafes, Culture, Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Events, Lifestyle, London, Pubs, Restaurants and bars, Uncategorized

Back in the big smoke

After three weeks of gallivanting around the country teaching drama to small ones and drinking myself into theatrical oblivion at the Edinburgh Fringe, London welcomed me back with big open arms and I settled back in like I was curling up in my favourite armchair. Even though I’ve been balls-deep in a bunch of delicious spreadsheets at work, I still found some opportunities to giggle and guffaw through the week, catch up with a handful of my favourites and visit some of my most-loved  ...

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