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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Latest Posts

Delicious Singapore Chili Crab Tendon at Don Meijin in Bugis

March 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Fans of Japanese food will know about the Ramen Champion fleet of eateries on level four of the Bugis+ shopping centre in Singapore. But very special is the delicious Singapore Chilli Crab tendon at Don Meijin. Don Meijin specialises in donburi, which are rice bowls with meat, fish or vegetables. Tendon is a type of […]

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Will you Survive an Apocalypse?

March 20, 2017 | No Comments

The question is not if doomsday will happen but when it will happen. The world will surely come to an end one of these days, although it is much disputed whether humans will be the cause or if it will be an environmental or alien factor out of our control. However no matter what the means […]

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Looking for a New Apartment to Rent after Moving to Singapore

March 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Finding a place to call home is one of the most exciting and challenging tasks when moving to a new country. I am in the process of moving to Singapore and spent the entire weekend looking for a new apartment. I had only a few criteria to guide the search: I wanted a two bedroom apartment […]

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Fantastic French Fare at Blachette East Restaurant on Bricklane

January 29, 2017 | No Comments

Blanchette East restaurant recently opened on Bricklane in August 2016 and is a great addition to the growing variety and good cuisine offered on this strip. The restaurant has a tapas menu that successfully blends Southern French and Northern African influences and is divided into the following sections: cheese, charcuterie, fish, meat and vegetables. Tapas style restaurants […]

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So do you think you’re a Foodie?

January 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

Many people take pride in being a foodie and think visiting the odd restaurant is enough to qualify for that status. But being a true foodie means knowing the difference between red and white wine, or understanding when to ask for the bill at a restaurant. Take this simple quiz to find out if you really have […]

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Hot Pools to visit in southwest Iceland during Winter

January 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

Relaxing in steaming hot waters whilst appreciating the natural beauty of Iceland is on the wish list of many avid travellers. Iceland has a lot of thermal activity and natural hot springs throughout the country. It is a way of life for the locals to head on down to their local hot pool and while away the time catching […]

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Highly Recommended Agah Anatolian Turkish Cuisine Restaurant, Grill and Bar

December 20, 2016 | No Comments

I live in East London, which has a lot of Turkish restaurants but Agah Antaolian Turkish Restaurant, Grill and Bar is the best in the area. It has a large open kitchen with charcoal grill for cooking shish kebabs, two large doner kebab spits and a fabulous-looking open stone oven for cooking Turkish pides. The menu has a good variety […]

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Parkroyal on Pickering is a Beautiful place to stay in Singapore

December 5, 2016 | No Comments

The Parkroyal on Pickering is a five star hotel recently built in Singapore and close to the CBD. It has become an iconic feature of the Singapore skyline and won numerous sustainability awards due to its unique garden in a building concept. The rooms are modern and comfortable and the food at its signature Lime restaurant has great […]

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My Hot New York Minute with Photos from the Big Apple

December 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

New York is one of my favourite cities to visit in the world. You can never predict what will happen or what you will see as the place is alive with opportunity and freedom. I have been to New York several times and here are my favourite photos from this awesome place.

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A Lesson in Italian Pasta Making with the Culinary Institution of Bologna

December 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

I love Italian cuisine and it has always been a dream of mine to learn traditional Italian recipes whilst living in Europe. My dream recently came true with a unique experience learning three traditional Italian pasta recipes at the Culinary Institution of Bologna in Italy. 

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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 | 2 Comments

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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