My Week in Pictures: Week 31

This week:

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.

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My Week in Pictures: Week 30

This week:

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.

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Bloomsbury Chocolate and Beetroot cake recipe


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.

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My Week in Pictures: Week 29


This week:

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.

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My Week in Pictures: Week 28

This week:

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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My Week in Pictures: Week 27

This week:

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.

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My Week in Pictures: Week 26

This week:

Sky over Horse Guard’s Parade

Highgate Wood

Footprint on the tube platform

Mr Bacon the Butcher

Tasty Watermelon at a tasty BBQ

The view from Archway road


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