Sunday, 21 February 2010

anderson's bakery

great little bakery on hoxton street. the lady who runs it is always very friendly, and she makes delicious cakes...

http://www.realhoxton.co.uk/andersons-bakery.htm

sunday morning

Sunday morning breakfast dishes. Cup from Momo New York, spotty plate from tesco (the shame...ha ha), plate simpson family heirloom, mug from the Willow Rooms Glasgow

everything stops for tea





I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon wandering around the Imperial War Museum. There was an inspiring exhibition 'Ministry of Food' looking back at rationing in the war. Loved it! The caff was fab, very busy , but packed to the rafters with the war time food offerings. I treated myself to a chocolate and beetroot brownie and a cup of tea. Delish!

cakes for valentines

Another couple came to stay Valentine's weekend and this was our breakfast!! The Lady Baltimore cake was amazing, a soft sponge filled witha layers of dried figs and nuts and a meringue like icing. The cupcakes were from my favourite bakery - Anderson's on Hoxton Street.


the bridge, kingsland rd



chinese new year in chinatown



wallpaper at the whitworth





foxy...

Pheasant glass from Past Caring, it's the exact same as M's granny's glass (which I accidently broke one day), Foxy egg cup from gift shop onShoreditch High St (forgot name ) bowls from markets in Thailand and Mexico., Babuska measuring cup fom Fremantle Market, Western Australia

irish breakfast


eggs , dublin style. picture courtesy of J

Saturday, 13 February 2010

eating at the easton

I love The Easton in Clerkenwell, their Sunday roasts are the best ever. I can also never resist their delicious bread and butter pudding. Adding to the experience is the very very cute bowl the pudding is presented in. A- maz- ing!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

teapots......and cross stitch

it's a bit of a blurry pic, taken at the GOMA in Glasgow. 'teapots are the navel of happy households' . Says it all really......

homage to charles rennie mackintosh

The Willow Tea Rooms, Buchanan St, Glasgow. http://www.willowtearooms.co.uk/

We wandered around Glasgow tired and weary and stubbled across these tea rooms, which were on my 'things to do' list for the city.

There was a short wait to be seated, and we swiftly ordered tea and cheese sarnies. I adored the high backed wooden chairs and the stained glass windows. The staff were not the friendliest but maybe they'd had enough tourists.

I've become a big fan of Charles Rennie and his dandyish ways. I'm now on a mission to visit more of his buildings.



cocktails, cupcakes and cross stitch

One gloomy Saturday became a cheery affair at The Book Club Shoreditch. The basement was filled with ladies stitching, nibbling FREE cupcakes and popcorn, listening to cool music like Dolly Parton and sipping divine cocktails. I enjoyed a 'Rose Garden' - the most perfect cocktail ever: gin, elderflower, rosewater and champagne- all my favourite drinks in one glass.

http://www.urban-cross-stitch.com/




the shepherdess

This City Road caff appeared in the movie Notes on a Scandal, a scene with Judy Dent and Cate Blanchett.

It's cute painted curtains are a brilliant addition to the general set up of this caff.

This place is usual packed to the rafters, I had a cosy table for one at the front and watched the world go by.

bubble beans on brown





Regency Caff, Plimico: 4 tea cups. Looses one because is shouty waitress.

Thursday, 4 February 2010