Work time, Play time tiles in Liberty‘s menswear department.
My mum’s charity shop find, A Feast of Floyd, which has some superb eighties food photography.
My friend’s wonderful wedding in Eastbourne, where I shared the table with all my old school friends.
The wedding tables were named after different newspapers (both bride and groom are journalists). Ours was The Sun, and came with a tailor made front page article about the school’s girl band.
Some Guerilla knitting on a gagged statue in Westminster.
An impromptu picnic in Waterlow park, in one of their small park areas, which makes it feel like a private garden.
What looks like a pretend pub on a film set, actually All Bar One off Oxford street.
A rather pretty petrol station in Highgate.
300g cooked and peeled beetroot
3 large eggs
200ml sunflower oil
200g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
80g cocoa powder
180g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
Mix the beetroot, eggs, sugar, salt and sunflower oil in a blender and then tip into a bowl. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold into the beetroot mix. Pour the mixture into a greased round cake tin and bake in a preheated oven at 150°C (300°, gas mark 2) for around 50 minutes or until the knife comes out clean. When cool, ice with chocolate icing.
I used a Mrs Beeton recipe for chocolate fudge butter icing, which went really well…
Chocolate fudge icing
100g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
50g butter, cut into chunks
1 egg, beaten
175g icing sugar, sifted
Combine the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl and set over hot water until it has melted and combined. Beat in the egg and then remove the bowl from the heat and stir in half the icing sugar. Beat in the remaining sugar and continue beating until the icing is smooth and cold.
Admiralty Arch in the sunshine.
The type of grafitti that goes down in Highgate, outside my flat.
The eerie Christ Church Spitalfields.
We went to the Duke of Uke Ukulele fundraiser in the crypt of Christ Church Spitalfields. It must have worked, because now they are moving to a new home.
John Lewis from above
Sir Richard Steele pub in Belsize Park
The way to Cha Cha Cha – a lovely vintage shop in Muswell Hill
The “creative hub” of Muswell Hill – a little hidden row of vintage shops and galleries
Blending beetroot for….
A Bloomsbury chocolate beetroot cake (so tasty with chocolate fudge icing, have a go with the recipe here)
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Brighton pier on a really hot Saturday afternoon
The view from Brighton pier
Hen party preperation kit, including nude playing cards
Private Karaoke in Lucky Voice
Faye’s Hen Party Party Bag
Rather tasty Malteaser Fridge Cake. Recipe here.
Sky over Horse Guard’s Parade
Footprint on the tube platform
Mr Bacon the Butcher
Tasty Watermelon at a tasty BBQ
The view from Archway road