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Tea Time

12th August 2015

Oh hi! So, the first Tea Time post seemed to go down rather well, so I thought I’d follow up with another on my fab life and wild adventures *ahem.*

The recently opened Central Picturehouse is gorgeous and a great addition to the shit bit of London around the Trocadero in Piccadilly where there are two of the worst crappy London merchandise tourist shops ever (if you admit to going in one I’m not sure we can be friends…). Anyway, the cinema interior is very classy looking and the popcorn tip top. Not a budget friendly cinema as tickets in the weekends cost £18.

I’m not even a huge fan of matcha, but the French Toast with matcha ice cream at Shackfuyu is so good it will make you weep with joy. I still cry occasionally just remembering it, and writing this post has flooded my keyboard with tears.

So, I killed a cactus. Good thing they are soooo spring 2015. RIP. I will bury you I promise, so you don’t come back to haunt me with ghostly spines!

Me and a group of bloggers were invited by the English Heritage to check out three locations on Hadrian’s Wall. Me and Hadrian go way way back and it was great to see a few of his hang outs, these Instax sneek peaks are from Chesters. And best of all, I can cross one thing off my UK Wanderlist.

Another stop was the Boiler Shop Steamer. Nope, it’s not a sauna or a giant steam bath, but a hip food warehouse-based food market where you can eat, dance, look at art and generally enjoy yourself til late.

We stayed at the Sleeperz Hotel in Newcastle. The place has fast WiFi and a decent shower, but I wasn’t a big fan of the rock hard mattress, I may or may not be still working out some kinks in my back!

The Housesteads site was my favourite and not only because it reminded me a lot of Game of Thrones. Sadly there were no hot Snows, Starks or Lannisters to be seen, but this soldier’s story on his day in the life was compelling and helped build a world in my head which I swear didn’t have a TV show theme tune.

Then there was The Cookhouse, where we had a delicous meal. How Pinterestworthy is this place? You’ll read about the above soon.

I binge-watched Wet Hot American Summer: the First Day of Camp and it did not disappoint. How often can you watch a show where Archer is a can of vegetables and Jon Hamm is a secret agent…Well there wasn’t enough Hamm on the menu, and far too many terrible 80s haircuts but you know, no one’s perfect…Now what do I do the coming 15 years?

Floor of the week.

Coming home starving and having one of your favourite foods ready for you is the dream!

How has August been treating you so far?

Tea Time

26th July 2015

Peckham Pelican

As I was sitting down on this rainy Sunday, sipping on my cup of Was Here tea, scrolling through photos on my phone and reminding myself of those that didn’t quite make it to the blog … and so, a new post was born … I present to you the ‘out-takes’ of the past few weeks:

London tipsFor a decent mouthful of okonomiyaki in London, or if you like what you see on the photo, then head to Abeno (the Great Newport St. branch). You might have to wait during rush hours, and it can be a squeeze it and a tad costly, but the taste and variety of ingredients is worth it.

London TipsI did the Quirky London Tour and filled my brain with a ton of fun facts about Soho and its surrounds. Do you notice anything unusual about the car? You might read more about it sometime this week.

You know when you see a cool graffiti and try to take a snap and this happens?

Vegan interior.

London TipsI recently switched employment and with a new job comes a new location and new spots to make your favourite. I now realise how spoiled I was in Brick Lane. This place in Angel is the first gem I’ve discovered and it’ll soon be featuring in an upcoming Awesome Things I’ve Seen & Done.

My top pick for Mexican food in Brixton. I often see Mexicans at Jalisco and guess that means they are truly authentic…or they just have their family over all the time because they give them free food!

Peckham PelicanSome more food at the Peckham Pelican. On top of the top grub, the Earl Grey gin & tonic is to die for and I wish it was acceptable (health and socially) to have one everyday.

Some weekends I like go explore a museum. Royal Academy currently has some interesting exhibitions going on, but these stairs are all you need to know about.

But I prefer the The ‘Steel Clouds’ sculptures in the courtyard. They go well with the sky, well a blue sky at least…

Sundays are for farmer markets to stock up on fruit and veggies! 14 year old me is laughing at me now, but one of my favourite things to do is discover the finest vegetables, cheeses, organic breads, cakes and other fresh products (14 year old Tea says ‘yuck! and ‘loser!”)

What have YOU been up to this weekend?