Old East London Photos

My photographs of east London 2010, around Hackney, London Fields, Bethnal Green and Shorditch area. Mostly photos of abandoned lots, parks and the Broadway Market before the area became trendy.

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Flying in Business Class

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. Please read on to hear more about my experience flying with British Airways.

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Bye Bye Airbnb

I was an Airbnb host for 1 year. However I decided to hang up my Airbnb keys as I was too tired from the stress of hosting and the experience taught me to dislike people. Bye bye Airbnb.

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Broken Back 5 Years On

It has been almost five years since I broke the L1 bone in my back and although it was a long, painful journey, the injury is completely healed and a very distant memory now.

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Singapore Airlines: The Business Class Experience

December 4, 2016 | No Comments

Singapore Airlines has a reputation for delivering a world class service up in the air. However having frequently travelled Business Class with a few airlines, Singapore Airlines is far from my favourite. Whilst the Kris Flyer Business Class Lounge in Singapore is comfortable (despite not serving any Champagne), the food and comfort offered in Business Class does […]

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Housemate from Hell, Living with Friends is a Bad Idea

November 29, 2016 | No Comments

I have always considered myself to be a very flexible and easygoing person that could get along with anyone. I had heard friends complain about their housemates and always thought to myself, come on, living with another person cannot be that bad! So when my husband generously invited his friend to move in, I happily […]

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A Ridiculous New York Hike: George Washington Bridge to Jersey City

November 29, 2016 | No Comments

The best way to view any city is by foot and the highlight of my recent trip to New York was joining an incredible meetup crew to do a ridiculously long walk! We all met around 10am at the Starbucks on 181st in Manhattan before setting off across the George Washington Bridge. 12 hours later […]

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Self-Service Soup Counter at 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo

November 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo is a hawker style restaurant in Singapore specialising in fish balls and Teochew yong tau foo, which is tofu filled with fish paste and served in a fish soup. I had passed this place at lunch time many times and it always has a long queue, so I made a point of […]

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7 Things to Do in New York

November 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

There is a reason why people wear I love New York on a t-shirt, because it is an awesome city. New York has it all from iconic yellow taxis to great food and drink, and all the excitement and adventure you can expect in a big city. Here are 7 things you must do on a city break to […]

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Good Bye to Obama’s Presidency: Controversies, Photos and Memories

November 13, 2016 | No Comments

Barack Obama served two terms as the first black President of the United States of America. Many had high hopes for the great things he would do as Leader of the Free World. Looking back, Obama’s Presidency was relatively lacklustre and his private life became more famous than his policies. Please read on to see some of the […]

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Fab Cheap Food at Proud East in Haggerston

November 6, 2016 | No Comments

We were looking for pre-pub cheap eats in east London on a Saturday night when we stumbled upon this great find, Proud East in Haggerston. The location is fantastic, it is right on the canal and just a stones throw away from Haggerston and Dalston Junction overground stations. It has plenty of outdoor seating and this […]

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Cocktails & Brunch at Bistrotheque

November 6, 2016 | No Comments

One of my favourite places for brunch is Bistrotheque in East London. Bistrotheque is a well hidden gem on a residential backstreet near Cambridge Heath station. Unless you know what you are looking for, you can easily walk past this place as it is a converted warehouse with no outside decoration or signage. However once inside you […]

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TFL Walks: Beckton to Woolwich and then to Falconwood

November 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

My husband and I are working our way through the Capital Ring, a series of walks designed by TFL circling London. Last weekend we did two walks beginning at Beckton via Woolwich and ending up in Falconwood. This was my favourite walk so far as we got to see a mixture of city highlights, stunning Thames views, interesting industrial sites and […]

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Do you have Good or Bad Judgement?

October 30, 2016 | No Comments

Having good judgement can mean many things. Those that have good judgement can read situations and make the right decisions. People with good judgement often cope very well in ambiguous situations and tend to err towards positive life choices. However if you don’t have much judgement, that is not necessarily a bad thing either. You just […]

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Weekend Up North: Manchester and Alderley Edge

October 29, 2016 | No Comments

It was our friend Adam’s birthday, so we decided to head up north to visit him in Manchester on this special occasion. Manchester is a cool city in the north of England that is one square mile by one square mile and famous for great pubs and clubs, a foodie culture, beautiful architecture and lots of university […]

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My Experience Flying Business & First Class with British Airways

October 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

Flying in business or first class is always a real treat and I have been very lucky to experience both. For me the biggest benefit is the comfortable seating, especially if you are flying long haul, as it allows you to get good quality rest and you don’t leave the plane feeling achy or grumpy. The second biggest benefit is […]

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How Well Do You Think You Know Europe?

October 24, 2016 | 4 Comments

Europe is an amazing continent with many different cultures living side by side. It is famous in history and the arts and is on the cutting edge of new technology therefore making it one of the best places on Earth to live. So this begs the question, how well do you think you know Europe?

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Cold but Beautiful: Remembering Christmas in Belgium

October 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few years ago my husband and I spent 10 days driving through Belgium over the Christmas holidays. We drove from London to Dover where we took the ferry to Dunkirk, and then journeyed through Ostend, Damme, Bruges, Antwerp, Mechelen, Brussels and Ypres. The weather was cold and windy which almost dampened our spirits, however […]

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TFL Walks: Hackney Wick to Stoke Newington

October 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

My husband and I started to do the TFL Walks at the beginning of the British Summer in a bid to get fit and see more of London. This section of the TFL Capital Ring Walk is one of my favourites. We did the walk backwards and started at Hackney Wick Overground station, then walked […]

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Tempat Senang Spa: There is such thing as too much massage

September 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tempat Senang is a luxurious spa on Batam Island in Indonesia. I went for a whole day spa package here, which included six one-hour treatments, hot tea and lunch. I felt very pampered by the end of the day however I realised six hours of massage is more than enough and the lack of mental […]

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Recharge the Batteries and Watch Chinese Brides at Kamala Beach

September 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

Kamal beach in Thailand is a great place to recharge the batteries. It is one of the less touristy parts of Phuket that has all you need to relax: a beach, good Thai food, cheap massages, not too many tourists and the added pleasure of Chinese bride-watching.

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How Well do you know Emoji? Take the Quiz!

August 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Emoji has taken the world by storm and is quite simply the most awesome way of expressing yourself. If you haven’t already embraced this iconic way of adding colour and meaning to your bland text messages, you are too out of date ?? or worse, I hate to imagine… But not everybody gets it right and many people […]

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